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Stick Man
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Stick Man

member
Location: Nh

Total posts: 37
Posted:Ive noticed quiet a few CJers here. Has anyone heard of or seen a cj ball meant to be lit on fire? Ive seen juggling balls like this. But they either arent round or have gaps that might get caught on fingers.

I ain't been around the world, but I've been around the block. I ain't seen everything, but I've seen enough to talk. I'm not a prophet, I'm not the 2nd comming of christ. I'm just a mason with a will to build and a little advice.

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:The only reason toss juggling balls that light on fire work are beacuse they are not in contact iwith the hand for long, and even then you have to be very careful about the outerbits getting to hot.
Rolling a flaming ball around on your body for 2-3 minutes doesn't seem very smart to me mate.


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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 2523
Posted:yea, theres a video of it floating around cj.org.
smile


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Stick Man
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Stick Man

member
Location: Nh

Total posts: 37
Posted:I don't mean to offend, but wrapping a ball of fire attached to a metal chain around any part of your body dosen't seem very smart either. But if your prepared and you know what your doing, your all good. And I know this really cool web page that sells Kevlar sleaves that might help.
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I ain't been around the world, but I've been around the block. I ain't seen everything, but I've seen enough to talk. I'm not a prophet, I'm not the 2nd comming of christ. I'm just a mason with a will to build and a little advice.

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entheogen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

entheogen

member
Location: Berlin

Total posts: 173
Posted:The only fire balls I know of that are even possible for bare skin contact are the ones that have a small fire in the center and then a kevlar covered wire looped frame around it. Knowing jugglers who tried them, they're [censored] for contact, since the frame tends to be quite loose, doen't maintain the perfect circular shape, and are much too light for good control anyway, and they're realitly [censored] for juggling since the fire usually goes out in a minute anyway. At 30$ a pop the money is all in all better spen elsewhere. Why someone hasn't patented a fire ball with a sturdier heavier frame is beyond me.

'There are two mantras in life, yum and yuk. I choose yum.'

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Weasel


the one and only, just like chesney
Location: here

Total posts: 295
Posted:one ball paul use's a fire ball. its one of the old firefly fire ball that he's modified slightly.

birds might be able to fly,
but weasels dont get caught in jet engine's

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BoomShankar
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

BoomShankar

member
Location: Leeds UK

Total posts: 95
Posted:ive tried it a couple times with a fire juggling ball, one of those wooden ones wrapped in kevlar. seems a lot easier than juggling with them to me, just gotta keep it rolling and not put any part of yourself above the flame.
ubbrollsmile

maybe you could modify one of the fire balls on this site using some kevlar thread from HoP to sew up each side? they sell replacement wicks on that site if you wanted to use a different ball completely...


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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:I've tried it a few times with the kevlar coated wooden balls but found the moves are limited - plam spinning was tricky - better off with night glow acrylics.

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:i once saw tyr doing it at st kilda fets, pm him.

cheers, pete biggrin


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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