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~Leah~
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

~Leah~

addict
Location: Sunshine Coast

Total posts: 584
Posted:Is it just me but I am so happy to spin? I used to see people in the park spinning fire and thought how cool they were, never knowing that one day that would be me! Gotta love this site. rolleyes

Never hold your farts in! They travel up your spine, go into your brain and that's where shitty idea's come from.

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Sadly I haven't spun for about 2 months. I've been starting to lose enthusiasm for it. Maybe I'm out of tricks and need a new toy? But that involves money that I don't have at the moment.

I used to feel really powerful and that I was actually something when I spun. I felt proud and content too.


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:Abandoned, it happens to all of us sometimes mate. You just need to keep at it and it will be fun again smile

Laya, when I spin I feel contented as well.
Depending on what I'm spinning to, or if I'm practicing moves, I may also feel relaxed, or pissed off if I can't nail one perticular move.


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> STAY SAFE! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug.gif" alt="" />

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Gandy
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

Gandy

member
Location: London

Total posts: 34
Posted:Ah, but when you are working on that new move and you can just see it around the corner, building up to it and seeing the new possibilities, its better than meditation

*are those my feet?!*

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Sakura_Moon


Sakura_Moon

Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...

Total posts: 1803
Posted:I get angry wen i cant get a move and throw my poi down.
Then 5 mins later i come back, say sorry, kis them and try again.
I usualyl feel relaxed when i spin...ceot for that stupid move...


.:Pink Exocutioner:.

I am Jack's Raging Bile Duct...

Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.


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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
Posted:Spinning amplifies what I'm currently feeling. If I'm happy, I'll spin fast and wrap to the beat (glowsticks =P). If I'm feeling sad, my arms will tend to to expand and I'll flow to the feeling of my own tears/inner demons. If I'm mad, it's fscking BURNINATION time with the fire poi.

Yeah, I'm mental. Poi is my release.


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ubbrollsmile.gif" alt="" />

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Xtremely Flameable


member
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Total posts: 95
Posted:I would be so happy when I twirled. Nowadays I have lost the urge to do it, I guess it's partly because I have no one to spin with.



That can lower the enthusiasm more then you think.

EDITED_BY: Xtremely Flameable (1110976590)


When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.

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cainebaby


cainebaby

member
Location: nottingham, uk

Total posts: 32
Posted:i loooooovvvvvveeee spinning, esp. fire spinning, if i've got my mp3 player i slip into another world...as long as i know no one else is watching me that is, then i just can't seem to get the same flow of things. any hints to overcome this?

what kind of victory is it when someone is left defeted?

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Facelessjoker
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

enthusiast
Location: Exeter

Total posts: 249
Posted::ditto

But currently ive only been pissed off. Which seems to have become my continuous mood. frown


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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Havokist


Location: Manchester

Total posts: 2530
Posted:i find that i sorta become separate from the world, in that i can spin anything i can do without really thinking, and it gives me time to think, but then i try to do something i'm not too fluent with, and when i get hit with my poi, it brings me back to my surroundings.

We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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Pigeon_Wigeon
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth

Total posts: 4760
Posted:When I spin I feel ....I dont know...tis hard to describe... kinda elevated and elated but when it all goes to plan I jump around a lot going "Yeah take that wooohoooo" cause... I'm a tad bizarre..
And woo havokist is that Raven from TT I see there?


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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian

Total posts: 3383
Posted:i love it when im spinning, specially when a good song comes on and i try to perform to it.

Disclaimer:im not responsible for what i say or do whether it be before,during and after drinking alcoholic substances (owned by BMVC).
Creater of Jenisms(TM)
Virginity like bubble,one prick all gone.

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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Havokist


Location: Manchester

Total posts: 2530
Posted:yeah, i cant remember which episode it's from but it's from the first series and i sorta inverted the colours biggrin

slightly offtopic i know...


We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:i feel dead sexy :P

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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Stainless Munchkin


Stainless Munchkin

Master of the Munchkins


Total posts: 246
Posted:wen i spin i feel relaxed, its like all worries are forgotten smile

Are you that clever that you smile forever? biggrin

What's from the Earth is of the greatest worth

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:i just space out - even when im trying to do a move i cant do yet i just sorta loose focus and keep trying - either that or i clobber the back of my head but i tend to stay pretty spaced. unless im spinning with pigeon when i just laugh a lot :P

cainebaby - if you just try to forget they're there - maybe focus on your hands or something in the distance smile tends to work

try spinning in a semi public place (like your front garden) where people arn't going to be watching you specifically. smile


back

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:I feel powerful and when it's to music I feel funky and cool. It's unusual for someone my age (52) to be spinning anyway so I feel like I'm in touch with good life things. I feel mentally alive when I'm spinning on my own and trying to figure out some new stuff. When I'm at a party or something I spin sometimes cos I know people like to watch and then I can feel a bit cut off from people. (Suits me when I am in a shy phase redface ). When I'm spinning with other people I can feel a bit sad that I'm such a slow learner!!!!! frown

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Klowny
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Klowny

Disco Inferno
Location: Remote Western Australia Karra...

Total posts: 160
Posted:I feel an intensity when i spin, i go at such a fast pace the world around me becomes a blur of fire and freedom, its a feeling i can only get when i spin

"Only fools are positive! are you sure? Im POSITIVE"

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:I feel so safe. Like I could spin in (insert a really bad scary place) and nothing could harm me.

No one wants to bother someone spinning fire. smile


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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SCRUBS


SCRUBS

erm....can you smell parafin or is it me?


Total posts: 146
Posted:I have only ever spun for me. it is an Escape.

practice spinning can be fun but...
There is somthing almost magical about spinning fire... it both grounds and elates at once. meditate


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Catsmio


Catsmio

member


Total posts: 37
Posted:Spinning to music totally..ahem ... gets me off. I love it. throw on some funky music. It just makes my blood flow with a little more spunk.
Without the music I tend to get into a but of a more meditative state, especially when I'm learning a new move... I just go into that... poi zone.. there's gotta be a word for it.. if there's not we should invent one.


"Don't be so humble, you are not that great."

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Noddy


Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK

Total posts: 2865
Posted:when i spin it helps me think about life

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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Flame Swirl


Flame Swirl

Weilder of the P.E.T.S.O.C.K.
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 247
Posted:When I spin I feel absolutly amazing... I am me. I just move to the way I feel and I love the fact that there is alwase something else, something more that you can do. Even if you dont know it yet. wink

Spinning helps to clear my head, to be able to stop thinking even for a short time is such a blessing for me... So good. biggrin
If I have anything that I need to sort out, something playing on my mind, I just spin untill I forget about it and then sleep on it and the answers usually come in the morning. smile


Reality is mass beleif...

Feed me and I will grow, give me drink and I will die...

I'll lap at your heels, if you give me the chance. Though I won't fetch or stay, I surely will dance...

Enjoy, be happy, and don't forget to breathe...

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_pOp_
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Playing OldSchool Poi
Location: amsterdam

Total posts: 593
Posted:when I spin around my own axle really fast, I usually feel dizzy... ubbloco



oh wait... you meant poi! in that case I usually feel relaxed, I often spin alone when there's no pressure at all to perform smile
when in a crowd I feel exited and happy.
when in front of an audience I feel very psyched and on top of the world (and stupid afterwards because I always forget to do about 75% of my best moves when lighting up smile


meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:I don't feel when I spin...or maybe I do, but I'm just feeling detached wink
EIther way, I like to spin, and not do anything else.


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> STAY SAFE! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug.gif" alt="" />

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SickpuPpy


SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.

Total posts: 1100
Posted:For me

The smell of kerosine

is the smell of zen.



I can't think of a simpler way to put it than that.


Jesus helps me trick people.

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Sir Nuggit


Sir Nuggit

....is a liability
Location: playing with traffic

Total posts: 899
Posted:I feel all kinds of things when spinning. It varies depending on location, present state of mind, external stimuli (music etc). But it's always good. When I first started out I managed to learn five tricks in a day, and the step from each one felt like I'd crossed a massive bridge. Then when I figured out how to put the tricks together, I started feeling almost meditative and content.

Now I get frustrated when I can't grasp new tricks but that turns to determination and I start lusting over that 'holy grail' and until I get it, I won't stop.

I also love to watch people spin because everyone has their own unique style and it's interesting to spectate.

Either that, or I just like to look goooooood (I will one day ubblol )


Pull my pin out, roll me in to a room and see what happens ubbloco

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Shu
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Shu

Retro Fyre Wizzard
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN)

Total posts: 538
Posted:that's a tough question!

I guess it's a combination of a couple of things that have been mentioned!

Regardless of how i'm feeling, i always loose myself in the dance, it becomes difficult to get my attention. When i first start to dance, my current emotion is generally amplified and people have commented that they can 'see' how i'm feeling in the way i'm moving. After a while i chillout to a mellow mood and generally close my eyes (depending on the dance area/environment), thats where my movements become long, fluid and exagerated.

Then, it's difficult to explain, i almost cycle through different emotions... particularly if there's music to dance to! I focus on a particular part in the music and the dance reflects the emotional energy produced by that part... In one song or pice of music, i foten pick up 3 or 4 different emotions and dance to them...

How do i actually react to this or actually feel while i'm dancing? I couldn't really tell you, i become somewhat detached!


Regards hug

Shu
(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
Yes, i do bite!!

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Flapjacks
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

part of the lonely trio
Location: Hastings, England

Total posts: 137
Posted:Along the way somehow I've lost the really nice distant feeling I used to get when spinning poi. This thread has made me realise that I miss it lots. frown

I'm going to go and get it back!


smells like burning teenagers..

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QIK


QIK

Member
Location: head in the clouds over columb...

Total posts: 14
Posted:KaleGotRice summed it up almost perfectly for me,and i always blast the music i'm spinning to so loud that i can feel it.And when its glowstix at a good rave, its like the Poi Gods come in and take over my body and alow me to do tricks that only They are worthy of sunny

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