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mixinluv2u
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Location: chicago suburb, IL
Member Since: 12th Feb 2004
Total posts: 129
Posted:Just curious, how do you guys view glowstringing?

couple questions to focus/start off the discussion:

Is glowstringing and poi one and the same or different? If it's different then how do you define glowstringing and seperate the two?

Do glowstringers have a unique set of moves outside of traditional poi moves?

Should the difference in each tool/medium (glowstring vs sock poi vs fire poi) be emphasized? Or should all of them be spun the same way?

How do you define/develop style and originality in poi? Should the same principles of style and originality be applied to glowstringing? Or can glowstringing have their own principles and methodologies?

Are there differences in cultural background and philosophy between poi and glowstringing?


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newgabe
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what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Nice one Richee, love the Rumi.... hug

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

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Stout
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Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada
Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 1872
Posted:And people wonder why countries don't get along.....

Pardon my confusion, but have I got this right?

In order to be a glowstringer you have to spin the right toys,,in the right way,,while dancing in the right style, to the right music.

Sounds pretty exclusive

I'm with Coleman on the Dervishly Yers / Kael comparison. I see a few of Nick's elements in Kael's videos, like the variation in spinning speed and a few of the turns but that's about it. They're both dramatically different styles,,and I like both of 'em.


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Stone
Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:lol Cole smile

I finally got to watch a vid of eric doing liquid, and it aint half-bad.

After thinking about yo-yo, juggling, hoop and all, Ive decided that for me its all just dancing with props.

snow cave anyone ?

cheers

smile


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: Richee

If I put green color to my fire Poi I will be glowstringer? smile



How do you color flames? That sounds like crazy talk.

wink
ubblol


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:NYC > I think Borid liquid from pharmacy used for st. i forgot help you (toxic a bit). Just jokin smile

light :R


POI THEO(R)IST

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MissEgyptology
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officially expelled from BYU
Location: Southern California
Member Since: 21st Feb 2005
Total posts: 195
Posted:A snow cave sounds fun! Of course, we don't want to open up that can of worms again. ubblol

"So Miss, I think you win the prize... A mormon egyptologist in a firespinning chat room... that's gotta be a record of some kind"
-NYC

Thanks, NYC,but I quit mormonism now XD

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Rev
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Location: Apparently lost in my ego
Member Since: 14th Mar 2003
Total posts: 1269
Posted:buggers... I wonder if wes realises that the discussion he didnt want is still going.. and with new added shawn flavor..



but agree with nyc.. I think people are just making stuff up about colored flames wink they just wish deep down that they could be like us glokids and use all our ubersweet moves.. nana lolsign lolsign lolsign



and I prefer'd the how to build an igloo with a couple of fire poi and left over glostick juice.. that was cool too.. ubblol





miss egyptology- "what?!? you got your sandwich" or something to that effect ubbrollsmile









okay I'm gonna go take my meds now..


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JOKER99
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Location: Antwerp, OH
Member Since: 1st Apr 2005
Total posts: 10
Posted:YOU CAN ADD DIFFERENT COLORS TO YOUR FIRE POI BY COMBINING DIFFERENT FLAMABLE LIQUIDS, BUT BE CAREFUL. SOME BURN OUT QUICKER THAT OTHERS AND SOME ARE QUITE TOXIC. I JUST LIKE TO EXPERIMENT. ubbidea

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Myst
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Location: Oceanside, California, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 439
Posted:HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Its about talent, not make up or costumes.

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myco
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Location: melbourne, victoria, australia
Member Since: 2nd Nov 2004
Total posts: 2084
Posted:i love the name of this thread, it always makes me laugh.

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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:ubblol

Me too.

It would be nice if someone filmed a documentary titled that biggrin


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TinklePants
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Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:did some glowstringing last night in the yard out the back - all the drunken swine passed - staggered - and stopped to watch.

hooray for the inebriated!!! (my only audience lol)


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Invader Xan
Invader Xan

Your friendly neighbourhood mad scientist
Location: Over the hills and far away
Member Since: 7th May 2005
Total posts: 479
Posted: Written by: UmbiliciformCraterOnFace


ubblol

Me too.

It would be nice if someone filmed a documentary titled that biggrin




Yah! In the same style as those tacky alien abduction documentaries you see on Sky One! biggrin


"Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art."
--Konstantin Stanislavisky

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wormley
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Member Since: 12th Feb 2012
Total posts: 3
Posted:I like this, if only for the waiting for godot quote at the bottom

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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:I'm still going wth "fiction", for the record..

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