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Location: San Diego, CA
Member Since: 28th Mar 2005
Total posts: 38
Posted:Yesterday I had duty on the ship. That means I have to spend the night. I took my practice poi set (Two tennis balls with rope running through them). After everyone left, I took them to my office. After about 10 minutes, my boss walks in. He asks what they were for. I didn't want to tell him that it was practice for spinning fire, he would have sent me to medical for a psych evaluation. So, I told him it was a martial arts kata practice tool. He seemed to understand. Then, he grabs my practice pois and starts trying to spin them. He got really close to doing a weave...

eek eek eek

...right before he smacked himself in the nuts really hard. I could tell that he was trying to play it off and that he had really hurt himself. I was able to hold in my laughter until he left the room, then I hurt myself laughing...

"I always knew I was a pyro..."


Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1803
Posted:Oh dear.....LMAO!!!!
Thats kinda....he...*sigh*
oh well, at least he got close, poi are nasty little things wen it comes to hitting yourself with them...


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
Total posts: 3533
Posted:it always brightens my day when a guy asks to borrow my poi and straitaway smacks himself in the groin. i know i shouldn't, but it's incredably funny


"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:I read this and had images of my boss doing the same thing...then went into hysterics...shame on me...



Location: Van Diemans Land
Member Since: 11th Jan 2005
Total posts: 475
Posted:My boss comes to watch me spin fire sometimes at our local meet on tuesday nights. he lives five minutes walk away. and we both work one minute away

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it shines at night but fades too soon
fair luna moon, fair luna bright
forever we dance
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water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
man thats hilarious

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*


Location: melbourne, victoria, australia
Member Since: 2nd Nov 2004
Total posts: 2084
Posted:every time i do the old groin whack i thank the powers that be that i don't have balls.


had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:Written by: myco

every time i do the old groin whack i thank the powers that be that i don't have balls.

same here...

and whenever my boss sees me spinning, he tells me I should just use the centrifuge like every normal person or silly jokes like that wink

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:haha spot on!!! seeing as the other day i caught myself a TREAT in the knackers so.....i can vividly imagine the feeling eek


Location: Clarksville, IN
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 10
Posted:LOL I know what you mean about my the nut whack man. The first time my bf picked up my poi he did that after a few minutes. When my roomate Thomas came home that afternoon and saw me spinning he asked if he could try so I let him. As my bf was in the process of telling him what happened earlier...he did the same thing.

Yes I'm soooo glad I'm not a boy!

~ I spin to be dance, when I dance I am free...and freedom is one step closer to home!

Lillacmess @ Deviant Art


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:wow two years and only two posts since i last entered this thread ubblol



Member Since: 21st Jan 2008
Total posts: 16
Posted:How do i make a practice poi? I tried using rice a bag, sock, and some hemp cause i didn't have an old pair of shoe lace but it's a little to heavy and not accurate you can say.

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:That name has a move. It's called the "OW FECK!!!" smile

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