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Ajtag
Ajtag

The occasional one...
Location: nottingham
Member Since: 30th Mar 2001
Total posts: 445
Posted:i am currently loosig intrest in the staff and to get intrest up i was thinking of attaching the fire poi on the then ende and taking the staff wick off cos that would open up so much more... another article about the tennis balls just inspired me.... hell i wanna go... although it may be a little dangerous i guess having 6 inches of chain hanging out of the ends of the staff will not kill me.... but i guess it will be tennis balls, string and a old broom handle firstand i have one more Q what do you use for practice as i have (after reading another post about swinging odd thhings) become strangely attaches to swinging my socks as all my gear is homemade it does not always work... and is there any way that i cann attach handles to my socks???i know this should be in about 8 diffrent posts but i will survive------------------moo? ... is that it?

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Posted:yes i know but as i use public computers is there anyway of getting rid of my password from them when i leave? as if people then go to this site... they can post under my name the only way i have found so far is to post a second under a unregistered name like this one is

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Simos
enthusiast
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 12th Dec 2000
Total posts: 382
Posted:ajtag i am no computer expert myself but if you go to preferences and disable cookies before you visit the site...maybe it will do the trick...Malcolm will know more about it i am sure... if you do that and press 'reset' after you've finished i think noone will be able to use your password...happy swinging,Simos

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FireSpirit
FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 743
Posted:Hey Ajtag,I have been spinning Poi for a while now and am moving towards learning the staff!
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But your idea with the two intreagues me. I will be attatching poi to my saff when I get home from work today! Thanks
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SkiChristianPs I know what you are talking about, Its a bit confusing who I am talking to when there is more than one Ajtag.
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IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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dangerboy
dangerboy

original member
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member Since: 14th Dec 2000
Total posts: 205
Posted:i tried the chain/staff bastard child once. i think it has potential, but it seemed a little awkward. definitely a challenge. i did it with kite poi, which may have made it more difficult------------------Earth my body, water my blood, air my breath, fire my spirit

Earth my body, water my blood, air my breath, fire my spirit

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Ajtag
Ajtag

The occasional one...
Location: nottingham
Member Since: 30th Mar 2001
Total posts: 445
Posted:sorry. the problem is that with tghe computer i cannot access the cookies as it is guarded by the admin(when i am not at home) thats why i cannot get rid of the passwords but other wise you would be right about the cookies.and ajtag. is me still but if you notice it is unregistered, and as the browser saves the last password sent (unregistered = no password) it clears the cookies file of the password that means when i have finished using the post i need to send a message, i could just send all my posts when not @ home as ajtag. but it is not the same as ajtag... fi you know what i mean.hey good luck to ski christian and please dont kill ya self i tried with a broom and some string and it was nasty.... i think i will practice before fire!!!!!and thanks to dangerboyi will most likely be out later with a poistaff (thats my idea(copyright) HA HA HA HA) lol hey got to go eat dinner now so good bye and goodnight!enjoy - Angus------------------moo? ... is that it?

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A

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Hapes-Nova
member
Location: Albany, New York, USA
Member Since: 1st Feb 2001
Total posts: 60
Posted:hey ajtag, try going to preferences section of this site which is located under the reply/post buttons. i think there's a thing there that allows you to disable password and username memory.-Hapes-Nova, glowstick twirler

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Ajtag
Ajtag

The occasional one...
Location: nottingham
Member Since: 30th Mar 2001
Total posts: 445
Posted:sorry. the problem is that with tghe computer i cannot access the cookies as it is guarded by the admin(when i am not at home) thats why i cannot get rid of the passwords but other wise you would be right about the cookies.and ajtag. is me still but if you notice it is unregistered, and as the browser saves the last password sent (unregistered = no password) it clears the cookies file of the password that means when i have finished using the post i need to send a message, i could just send all my posts when not @ home as ajtag. but it is not the same as ajtag... fi you know what i mean.hey good luck to ski christian and please dont kill ya self i tried with a broom and some string and it was nasty.... i think i will practice before fire!!!!!and thanks to dangerboyi will most likely be out later with a poistaff (thats my idea(copyright) HA HA HA HA) lol hey got to go eat dinner now so good bye and goodnight!enjoy - AngusthAnks for that i think taht you are right about the prefrences thing!!------------------moo? ... is that it?

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:I have seen that type of staff in movies and martial arts things. Prom tried it all of twice and I think retired it for the moment. We used the standard staff instructions but then screwed in a loop ended screw at each end of the staff into the dowels. To that we used mini- c clamps to attach 6 inch chains and then the wicks. I think the design needed a swivel to be honest but it was odd controlling it, the weight shift was unreal and hard when trying to get a decent spin. That was where we abandonned it though. Prolly ganna re-try someday.Good luck!!!------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...

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Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Peregrine
member
Location: Mystic, Ct. USA
Member Since: 12th Jan 2001
Total posts: 428
Posted:well its my late at night incomprehensible posts again
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anybody make hybrid clubs/chains? i was thinking as i was driving you could accomplish this by threading a chain down through a metal tube which could act as the club with the wick at one end and the end of the chain sticking out the other. attach something so the chain cant get back down into the tube and clip handles to chain. make top of tube grippy so it can act as sort of a club...might not be able to do all that ball and socket grip type swinging with the chain bit hanging out but you could switch back and forth between different types of moves with solid/chain effect. alternatively i guess you could just screw a length of chain onto the handle of a regular fire club. thoughts?Peregrine (finally eating solid food again! yay!)


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CAINED-AND-UNABLE
member
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 19th Feb 2001
Total posts: 214
Posted:hey hey.i've just started making a new staff for myself.It has around 6 inches of chain at each end with my normal poi wicks attatched.Cool but found they got caught too easily on my under-arm.(but that could just be cos i'm shite at staff) :PGood-luck.

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:a couple of the crazies at our Wednesday night gathering tried the poi/double staff combos. I wasn't brave enough to try it at the time because it looked very labour-intensive and extremely difficult.The held each poi at the centre of each staff - kinda like a 3-pronged cross, but waaay trickier...I'll give it a go tomorrow night and report back later...------------------"she dances in a ring of fire and throws off the challenge with a shrug"

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