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Sphearmember
60 posts

Posted:
OMG, just as cool as fire staff, threw a Siekh Ball that was on fire last night, so cool, think of it as Tai-Chi Hacky-Sack for the hands... So unreal, should have pictures after our next burn...

SO UNREAL!!!!

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colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
hey sphear wave

what's a siekh ball?


cole. x

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
ahem.. "think of it as Tai-Chi Hacky-Sack for the hands"

ubbangel

other than that, theres nothing on either google images or web search.

hug

DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Hadouken!

wink

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Spinner of poi
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Sphearmember
60 posts

Posted:
Yes, you won't find anything anywhere online about it. A friend of mine learned it out west when he was training martial arts with a Seikh Hindu (sp...?) and Seikh Ball is the name we gave to it because the original teacher was a Seikh, and you play with a ball....


Basically you toss the ball to person #2 across from you, you being person #1, then person #2 cradles it in his/her hand and tosses it behind her/his back, to person #3, who follows suit, then you start tossing it under your legs, doing sommersaults, etc.. etc.... yea so that's Seikh Ball in a nutshell....

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colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
ahh, you mean 'catch'? wink



looking forward to the photos smile





cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
'catch'

ubblol

Sphearmember
60 posts

Posted:
yes and no, you're not s'posed to catch as if it were a baseball, you're not supposed to interfere with the energy of the ball, just participate with it....


yea should be some good photos...

peace

Everything meets in the center...


UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
"energy" - do you mean the fuel you use to light it?

confused

Sphearmember
60 posts

Posted:
lol, no Chi, Ki, prana, you know.... the force....


ummm....


I guess that's the only way to explain it....

sunny

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Frederick the RecklessBRONZE Member
Troupe Leader and founder, Fire and Steel
241 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
it's spelled "sikh"

Frederick the Reckless,
Troupe Leader,
Fire and Steel


Frederick the RecklessBRONZE Member
Troupe Leader and founder, Fire and Steel
241 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
https://cgi.ebay.com/New-4-Decorative-Bal...1QQcmdZViewItem

the closest thing i could find...

Frederick the Reckless,
Troupe Leader,
Fire and Steel


thelostSILVER Member
mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
355 posts
Location: Birmingham, Australia


Posted:
I think it's 'catching' but u incorporate something like 'liquid' dancing so the ball is held but it flows around your body before you 'release' aka throw it?

That's the general idea i got from what you described...

It's better to burn out than to fade away


Sphearmember
60 posts

Posted:
Yea, now I just gotta fina place to post some pics, last year I actually got to play with/ or I got to teach some Tibetan monks how to play, totally unreal.... They love it!!!


I'm also working on a book on this Sikh ball, however you wanna spell it...

But as soon as I can I'll get some pics online, prolly end up being on a myspace account or something...

Peace

Everything meets in the center...


thelostSILVER Member
mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
355 posts
Location: Birmingham, Australia


Posted:
surely this sorta thing exists already...i used to play that kinda game with a football...it's just basically keeping the movement of the ball smooth and finding cool ways to throw it to someone else so i dunno if a book needs to be written on it... shrug

It's better to burn out than to fade away


FireSmurfmember
31 posts
Location: Northern Ireland, Antrim, Ballycastle


Posted:
I often use a MonkyFist (13mm Kevlar wick) and I do some throws and contact juggeling with it...

Thomas Bjork
[Fire Artist]
[clown]


Sphearmember
60 posts

Posted:
Well yea it exsists, lol, I learned it from someone else... I'm compiling a scrap-book, on our misadventures with the "sikh-ball", poi, staves, and beer, or something like that, there's a whole bunch of us over here in VT, who like just playing around, some friends want to do a video, so we may see where this little scrap-book gets us, i dunno... pipe-dreams probably...

peace

Everything meets in the center...


Sphearmember
60 posts

Posted:
So, I should have some pics posted online within the next 2 days of "Fire Sikh Ball"... I was supposed to have a video but the battery on the camera was dead when we did it last night...

So yea, I'll post the link to the pics when I get them online...

Peace
and Happy Hunting...

Everything meets in the center...


Sphearmember
60 posts

Posted:
For pics on Fire Sikh Ball go to

https://www.myspace.com/danceswithfire

I should have the pics up in a day or two

Everything meets in the center...


likwidSILVER Member
member
53 posts
Location: dallas, texas, USA


Posted:
ahh.. gotcha..

i learned this while in n.ireland, from some kids from california, but with a water bottle biggrin haha

how do you go about tossing a ball of fire, though?
very carefully, i would imagine smile
[...with gloves or something?]

Suibomaddict
577 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
nah.. as long as it's the fule burning, you can handle a ball of fire for a bit. Far before I ever learned of fire twirling, or anything poi related, (some odd fifteen years ago frown sigh) a friend and I stumbled on the fact that, if you doused a fuzzy tennis ball in charcoal lighter fluid, you could light it and toss it around for a while. You just don't hold onto it for too long.. Was quite amusing. Now, I do NOT recommend or suggest anyone do this, it was not the brightest thing in the world to be doing :P.

Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"


Sphearmember
60 posts

Posted:
I've got some pics at myspace.com/danceswithfire I think that's the link...

We wear gloves, haven't gotten up the balls to try it without gloves yet, though eventually I hope to try it without gloves...

Should hopefully have a video of us doing it soon too!!!

Rock on

Everything meets in the center...


Sphearmember
60 posts

Posted:
So you can do Fire-Sikh without gloves, I tried it last night, was able to get a few tosses without a glove on, it eventually started to burn so I put the glove back on...

So video time soon, how do you transfer a VHS recording to DVD or to digi?

Everything meets in the center...


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