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Kodiac
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Kodiac

member
Location: California

Total posts: 42
Posted:Just had my first burn today. (April 16 2005, 8:07 PM) It was the most exhilarating thing I've ever done in my life. I burned for the first time with my friend Burning Bengal and I was accompanied by Fire Taiger (His third time) and I can't wait to do it again. I think after this I'll be going into poi even more enthusiastically than before. On a side note, a person gave us a twenty dollar bill for our performance so we can therefore claim to be professional fire performers now...As somewhat of a joke, of course. weavesmiley

If you strap a piece of buttered toast, butter side up, to a cats back, would the cat get stuck in mid air if thrown due to quantum indecision?

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:that's awesome, congrats! i was going to have mine this weekend, but my wicks still havne't arrived .:grumble:.

-James

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

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:That's exicting... I had my first poi spin the other day...and I spend just about all of the routine running away from them (while they were still in my hands). I've always been a staffer...I couldn't do poi if my life depended on it.



But yes, congratulations and well done about the $20!


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

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drakematrix
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

drakematrix

Maker of the Cheesecake
Location: Akron, OH

Total posts: 174
Posted:well, I've got my order for fire stuff set up, but I'm not allowing myself to actually place the order until my thesis is done. Because I know full well that if I order them before it's finished, it never will be...

What exactly do I have to light on fire to get you to notice me?

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~Leah~
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

~Leah~

addict
Location: Sunshine Coast

Total posts: 584
Posted:I've got mine on order now. Still not sure what fuel to use. confused2

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:Kerosene smile

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

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Hairy Tait
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Hairy Tait

member
Location: Back in the Future

Total posts: 109
Posted:Well Don't use Petrol anyway..... That would be foolish....... weavesmiley wink

Keep at it though...It's the business....wouldn't you agree......??


It's a very interesting story, Future Boy....!

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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 3999
Posted:oh the memories of the first burn ubblove ubblove
Congrats you are addicted now, hehehehe
*Waits impatiently for it to get dark so can go play with fire (Too many kids in the street during the day), hmmmmmm just under 11 hours to go frown hug hug hug


Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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Klowny
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Klowny

Disco Inferno
Location: Remote Western Australia Karra...

Total posts: 160
Posted:Well done, my first burn was long time ago, never loses its novelty you will find. Good luck and happy spinning.
I too am waiting for it to get dark for a burn, got me some boric acid, green fire yaaay, and extra wicking for afterwoods i hear that it does damage to your wicking.


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

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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:first burn, i remember there were flames. go figure..........

"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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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 3999
Posted:*Runs round to FireBug24's* I wanna play hehehehe

yeah i have always been told that its best to have a different wick for each substance you use


Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:I cant rember my first burn... *thinks* there have been so many *sigh* I think it was when my mum moved into her new house.. or maybe it was down in cormwall on the beach in polzeath... shrug my memory isnt great...



about fuel... ive always used barbecue lighting fluid... good or bad?

EDITED_BY: Fine_Rabid_Dog (1113748717)


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1785
Posted:i had my first burn in over six months yesterday and it felt like the first time (does that count?!?)

so much fun

and i had my first burn on a staff to... even more fun

even the copper chopper hovered over us for a while to watch!!


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Kodiac
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Kodiac

member
Location: California

Total posts: 42
Posted:Thanks for the responses (and so quick too...) I made my poi myself and they worked fine. Of course, I also took all necessary safety precautions. Poi ingrediants: Dog chain cut to the right length, hand towel and bailing wire wrapped around an eyebolt set at end of chain. Kerosene for fuel. Good burnings.

If you strap a piece of buttered toast, butter side up, to a cats back, would the cat get stuck in mid air if thrown due to quantum indecision?

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Fire Taiger


Fire Taiger

member


Total posts: 105
Posted:I just wanted to add that i was there. Much Fun! and burning bengal (bb) hit him self in the balls with a lit poi, OUCH. any way it was fun as hell, it was my third burn and it just keeps getting better. and we really did make the poi out of dog chain, eyebolts, towel, and bailing wire. it works suprisingly well. they don't last as long as kevlar wicks i'm sure, granted i have yet to try, but it works when you can't afford a kevlar wick or just can't wait for them to arrive or what ever. weavesmiley meditate relaxing

The quest for poi perfection may bring much enlightenment...
and burns
OOUUUUCCCHHHHIIIEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester

Total posts: 1365
Posted:When I read the title I thought you meant you'd burnt yourself! wink wink
Arr the first burn!, a year later and I'm still as terrified of them as I was then, IF NOT MORE!


Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Kodiac
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Kodiac

member
Location: California

Total posts: 42
Posted:In my opinion, the terror of the burn is what makes it that much more enjoyable! The rush of it all is like nothing else.

If you strap a piece of buttered toast, butter side up, to a cats back, would the cat get stuck in mid air if thrown due to quantum indecision?

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Burning_Bengal


Burning_Bengal

newbie
Location: California

Total posts: 24
Posted:saturday was the most exciting thing i have ever done, the rush of the burning poi past my head, the sound of the fire, the heat of the fire as it hits my balls >.< that hurt so much, but after I kept on going till my poi went out. I am so addictied to poi now, I doubt I will ever be able to stop weavesmiley

burning thingys is fun, and exciting

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Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 4496
Posted:Written by: roarfire

Kerosene smile



Wait til you try D60 wink devil


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Kodiac
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Kodiac

member
Location: California

Total posts: 42
Posted:What is D60?

If you strap a piece of buttered toast, butter side up, to a cats back, would the cat get stuck in mid air if thrown due to quantum indecision?

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Red Hot


Red Hot

Member
Location: Manchester

Total posts: 25
Posted:Hi all. I remember my first burn. I lurned to fire breath pissed as a fart. The guy who tought me branded me as a right of passage or somethin. Still got it now on my chest.

Fire breather turned spinner

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Fire Taiger


Fire Taiger

member


Total posts: 105
Posted:yeah, what is d60 confused2

The quest for poi perfection may bring much enlightenment...
and burns
OOUUUUCCCHHHHIIIEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

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Dixie
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Dixie

old hand
Location: Darkest Bedford.

Total posts: 740
Posted:Oooooh... Accellerants! ubbloco

Tell us 'bout D60!!


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