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Gherkin
GOLD Member since Apr 2005

Gherkin

Inventor
Location: , Australia

Total posts: 117
Posted:It's great isn't it? ubbrollsmile

I bought my first staff about 5 weeks ago. A concentrate one with the red grip, and went to the Hobart fire meet the night after with a few friends who spin. The feeling of burning off and spinning with fire for the first time was incredible. About a weeks after, I got some extra wick and turned it into a double wick staff with bigger fireballs! ubbangel My parents were doubting my sanity for a little while, so I went out and bought the stuff I needed and made two short staves, 1m each to try and learn some doubles stuff which is really fun, but mighty tiring for the arms and shoulders. About 10 days ago, a friend taught me how to do a 3 beat weave with poi. Poi seemed fun, so I ordered some purple fluffy poi from homeofpoi. When they came in the mail and I opened the package I laughed for about 10 mins. Those fluffy poi are just fuzzy and hilarious!.. ubblol So now I'm learning poi and a few people are claiming they hate me for learning too fast. Now that I have no money from buying myself plenty of toys, I plan on ordering some fire snakes and 2.5" monkey fists when I do have the money. I'm definately obsessed. It's great isn't it?

*Grins like a crazyman*

Did anyone else start off the same way I did? weavesmiley


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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:obsession is the way to the future :P

i started poi bout 2 months ago and ive practised almost every day sinse :P just got my fire poi - cant wit to light up
started learning devil stick as well which im finding really hard but good fun all the same biggrin


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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3999
Posted:i am just the same and its so much fun. and lets face it spinning or cleaning i know which i enjoy more biggrin

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

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gemit
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

gemit

Member
Location: Plymouth, UK

Total posts: 71
Posted:Yep, I'm defo addicted!! Bought 2 sets of practise poi within a week of eachother, fire poi the following and now have strobed glow poi and am waiting for some streetlight poi thingies from the US!!! Definately addddiiiiictttteeeeedd!!!...but it's a good thang! ubbrollsmile

Sleep when yer dead!

Ted, Ted, I forgaat to have me breakfast, d' ya tink I moight doie?!!

Badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, mushroom, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, mushroom.....

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:hey, we're all addicts here!

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

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

Total posts: 3533
Posted:ditto



everybody here is totally wacked about poi, i am, you are, he is, she is, we all love it! weavesmiley

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-James

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

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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

Total posts: 10530
Posted:Some peeps dont do poi here wink

some do staff and other toys wink


We'd be worried if you werent addicted wink


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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Gherkin
GOLD Member since Apr 2005

Gherkin

Inventor
Location: , Australia

Total posts: 117
Posted:I suppose it's all ok then! ubbloco

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Adya Miriyana
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 6554
Posted:oh yes, really quite acceptable!!

homework? what?

ohhhhh you mean i should go play with my poi!!!! ubblol


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DoktorSkell
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

DoktorSkell

addict
Location: Van Diemans Land, Australia

Total posts: 475
Posted:Hey! Gherkin Mate!!
Thanks for letting me burn with your long staff the other night. Good fun dude.

Makes me want to kinda take up staff.

Anyway. You gotta let me try your snakes when you get them. even though they will scare the tripe out of me.


Fair luna bright, fair luna moon
it shines at night but fades too soon
fair luna moon, fair luna bright
forever we dance
we dance under starlight

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Gherkin
GOLD Member since Apr 2005

Gherkin

Inventor
Location: , Australia

Total posts: 117
Posted:Hey man!

You should take up staff. It's not a lot of money to buy/make one, and then you'll have more toys to burn!

I should be ordering the snakes and monkeyfists in a week or three, and I'll let you try the snakes for sure. I checked the weight of 2.5" monkeyfists vs. cube cathedrals, and the monkeys are only a few grams heavier, so I decided to go with them. weavesmiley


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