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88Jack88
88Jack88

newbie
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 21
Posted:I came up with this trying to make spiral shapes with fire. The idea is to have a butterfly (using your middle index and or ring fingers) then extend your top finger whilst pulling back your middle fingers (think gun shaped) causeing the poi to wrap around that finger, the poi start to spiral inwards. When they get close to your hands and begin to travel towards te ground, sort of flick your wrists/top finger, so the chain comes of your finger and the poi return to the outer most point on the spiral.

I hope that's clear from my description, makes pretty spiral patterns. I haven't seen anything else like this on the site since last time I was here (under the name "Jackal").

This can also be reversed, and done in a number of different planes.


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Adrillf
Adrillf

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Location: UT
Member Since: 8th Feb 2005
Total posts: 112
Posted:IMO it sounds like a one handed spiral. I don't know about the people using sock or fire poi, but those of use who use glowsticks have been doing this for a while.

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Puresock
Puresock

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Location: Oxford, UK
Member Since: 22nd Jun 2004
Total posts: 406
Posted:I tend to jam my whole hand into the chain, and then let it wrap and spiral out in the opposite direction. Not very new I'm afraid. Cool though.

"Take that, math!"

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Stout
Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada
Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 1872
Posted:I like the idea, a wrap you just shake off rather than unwrap, and if it ever stops raining, I'll give it a try with poi and glowsticks.

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88Jack88
88Jack88

newbie
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 21
Posted:oh, well. It still looks cool smile

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Gav486
Gav486

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Member Since: 23rd Oct 2004
Total posts: 122
Posted:Yeh, it does look cool. I've seen it done a few times with fire poi, but 'm a little bit scared of hot metal so close to my hands.

Call me a coward if you want.


You cannot trust this boy! His mind has been corrupted by colours, sounds and shapes.

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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:I agree, I get scared with the fire poi the distance away from my hands they normally are! (those flames look mighty big!). Sounds quite cool though, I've been doing somthing a bit similar, will try it this way!

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:I call those finger wraps

if you do it on the oppssing hand instead of the same hand, I call the finger loops.

there is nothing new under the sun.


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fire puppy
fire puppy

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Location: washington
Member Since: 1st Apr 2005
Total posts: 69
Posted:well not new but diff ive seen a contortionist do a revers weave bend back so far she went between her legs and turned it into a nomal 3 beat whitout changing hand positions never seen that anywere else again eek eek eek eek

the Only good way to quit smoking is to cut your arms off, but then how would you drink coffee?

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:ouch!

ubblove


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Eveish
Eveish

*Tickles pretty strangers*
Location: Australia
Member Since: 14th Jul 2004
Total posts: 610
Posted:..that's just not right!! eek umm eek

What if I should fall right through the centre of the Earth and come out the other side where people walk upside-down?!

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fire puppy
fire puppy

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Location: washington
Member Since: 1st Apr 2005
Total posts: 69
Posted:thats what I said when I saw it
juggle weavesmiley ubbloco weavesmiley juggle


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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:yeah i've played around with what you described in the original post of this thread.

lots of fun but a bit limited, IMHO.. but then, what do i know...?

sheesh...


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