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1stdegreeburns
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

1stdegreeburns

Member
Location: ayr scotland

Total posts: 25
Posted:recently me myself and i all went to meet some frieds for a drink, but unfortunatly me got 2 drunk and myself thought it would be a good idea 2 get th fire poi out infront of friends but i broke his nose with the feckin things (no pain til th realignment of it had 2 b carried out) oooooh.....

boy was that sore

so has anyone else encountered the it seemed like a good idea at the time syndrome and come off worse than th fire? ubbidea

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:er....not really, i did end up in a phonebox at 5.30 am with two pizzaz with no recolection of how i got there or whaer i was........as for the pizza's how cares they where yummy

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1stdegreeburns
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

1stdegreeburns

Member
Location: ayr scotland

Total posts: 25
Posted:do u no what phone boxes are good for?
using my idiot common sense i would say their good for keepin phones in but then again theres nothing common about sense
5.30 in th morn , must have been really cold pizza . confused


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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:that's the odd thing............it was semi warm still

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:*Aime starts another winge on very drunk people*



drinking any amount of alcohol + fire spinning = BIG no no



Anybody who comes to the meets in Hastings who drinks excessivly and then wants to light up with fire gets a big shouting at. Bad, wrong, no.



You wouldn't drink and drive (I hope). So why drink and spin? For an already dangerous hobby you are increasing the risks more than tenfold.

And it sets a bad image for new spinners who think its cool to go and get ratarsed then go and light up, and then when, not if, they hurt themselves it sets a bad name for the rest of us who spin responsably.



Fair enough go and make yourself look like a fanny with some socks, or glow toys (preferably beamers, so I can laugh more when you conk yourself in the nuts) when you are blind drunk in front of your mates. But not with fire.



I hope it bloody hurt tongue

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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:Absinthe + fire poi = 8 very nice screw shaped burns on arms. Not nice

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:I have spun whilst drunk. Very stupid. Fortunatly, a lot of good HoPpers down at Falmouth took my staff away biggrin Huggles and stuff to them smile

Although to be honest I thought I was doing okay. One minor burn, and I was catching all my throws. 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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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Ok, 1stdegree...

Congratulations. You hurt yourself. Fine. I don't care.

But when drunk and spinning fire you are putting everyone for miles around you at risk, too. How, you ask? Because what happens when your drunk arse let's fly a poi into a tree or a garbage dumpster? And then you're too piss-drunk to handle the emergency properly because you don't have any fire-extinguishing materials on you and you wouldn't be able to use them if you did because you're too impaired and YOU BURN DOWN A WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD.

Thank the sweet lord it hasn't happened yet, but it's far from impossible.

Think about that next time, K? soapbox


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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1stdegreeburns
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

1stdegreeburns

Member
Location: ayr scotland

Total posts: 25
Posted:i think i have been a bit misunderstood here cause i am a responsible person with fire as i only spin on a beach or in fields whearas spinning with fire is not clever in built up areas or next 2 garbage dumpsters
i have lost control of my poi alot more just practising sobre and it hurt a hell of alot more too
and for all these people that do disaprove TOUGH cause the only way to learn properly is to learn from your mistakes and i still cant figure out why your pizza was semi warm but i hope it was nice
oh and its not a habit of getting pissed an doin it it was just one of those notions and again lesson learned biggrin


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:That doesn't justify anything.

Spinning drunk is bad.


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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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:Well thats resonably responasable, at least then you can only light your ass on fire then rolleyes

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3252
Posted:Written by: 1stdegreeburns


and for all these people that do disaprove TOUGH cause the only way to learn properly is to learn from your mistakes



No, that's not true.

You can learn by listening to others, learning from the mistakes of others, and take sensible precautions whilst doing so.

You can learn fire spinning to a high degree without suffering any burns or scarring whatsoever.


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)

Total posts: 1711
Posted:Agreed OWD- too many spinners get into fire spinning with only the very basics established, leading to much of the 'trial and error' style 'learning' implied above.



Written by: Doc Lightning
what happens when your drunk arse let's fly a poi into a tree or a garbage dumpster? And then you're too piss-drunk to handle the emergency properly because you don't have any fire-extinguishing materials on you and you wouldn't be able to use them if you did because you're too impaired and YOU BURN DOWN A WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD.





Imagine the consequences not just for the individual, but the wider fire spinning (and quite possibly ALL spinning) were something of the magnitude of what Mike predicted actually happened.



Should media interests be aroused then I wouldn't be at all suprised to see some knee jerk restrictions or bans on spinning fire in urban areas (obviously not a brilliant idea to start with but parks etc can be fine). Once public awareness is aware of the risks, paranoia can easily set in and before you know it, someone spinning socks one sunny afternoon is getting funny looks from scared members of the public.



Far fetched? Of course, but it doesn't take much to set these things off. Play safe and sober everyone smile


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Kieron
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Member
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 232
Posted:You mean you don't already get funny looks from members of the public when your spinning socks?

Damn, thats my excuse gone it must just be me.

On a more relevant note: Agreement with the sensible people. Spinning fire sober is enjoyable enough that you can/should be anal about not spinning drunk. Your not missing anything, except yourself and thats a good thing.


"I'm quite good at darts, though i often miss" - Kylie

"I'm not a bad driver, I just panic when theres other cars around" - Sarah

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: 1stdegreeburns

i think i have been a bit misunderstood here cause i am a responsible person with fire as i only spin on a beach or in fields \



So there's nothing in a big, grassy field that can burn?

Like...say...grass? Especially when your drunken foot knocks over your fuel dump.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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the_poier
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

the 1337 poier
Location: england

Total posts: 346
Posted:i agree with aimee its a big no no....you could set a whole place on fire and give other people around you bad burns...or worse, singe your hair!

ive got a fuzzbox and im not afraid to use it
R.I.P. gayfest

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Colin J


Colin J

small member
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 116
Posted:*Walks in with a joint from another forum*
PING!


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Dressed in Black
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

Dressed in Black

A Fire Inside
Location: portsmouth and sometimes oxfor...

Total posts: 191
Posted:maybe that reefer will make everyone stop ranting......i think we have the point of fire and drunkness covered from all the angles, and i think everyone has been remorseful enough. let's chill people...

::: I LiKe pLeAsUrE sPiKeD wItH pAiN - MuSiC iS mY aErOpLaNe :::

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