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Sphear
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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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coleman
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Posted:hey sphear wave

what's a siekh ball?


cole. x


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UCOF
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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
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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.

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Durbs
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
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Posted:Hadouken!

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Sphear
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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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coleman
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Posted:ahh, you mean 'catch'? wink



looking forward to the photos smile





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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Posted:'catch'

ubblol


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Sphear
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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


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

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Sphear
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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 Reckless
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Posted:it's spelled "sikh"

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Frederick the Reckless
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Posted:http://cgi.ebay.com/New-4-Decorative-Bal...1QQcmdZViewItem
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the closest thing i could find...


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thelost
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mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham
Member Since: 20th Aug 2005
Total posts: 355
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...


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Sphear
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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


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thelost
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mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham
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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

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FireSmurf
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Location: Northern Ireland, Antrim, Ball...
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Posted:I often use a MonkyFist (13mm Kevlar wick) and I do some throws and contact juggeling with it...

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Sphear
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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


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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...


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Posted:For pics on Fire Sikh Ball go to

http://www.myspace.com/danceswithfire
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I should have the pics up in a day or two


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likwid
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Location: dallas, texas
Member Since: 19th Feb 2002
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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?]


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Suibom
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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.

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Sphear
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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


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Sphear
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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?


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