maddocknewbie
7 posts
Location: victoria, BC


Posted:
i loved staff even before. but now it's a definite addiction.
awesome.

To lead people, walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu


ThomasfireKing of potatoes
169 posts
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


Posted:
Yeah!
the first time fire is awesome :-)
Even the first injury, caused ny fire is cool :-)

Thomas

LordMattmanBRONZE Member
newbie

Location: Australia


Posted:
lol first injury,
ill be back soon to tell u wat my first burn is like!

LordMattmanBRONZE Member
newbie

Location: Australia


Posted:
im back!!!
my first burn was sooooooooo good!!!
the noise though!!! hehe its crazy but i love it
ive got a foto in my gallery of me ubblove
it was sweeeet

Whistnewbie
4 posts
Location: Lithgow NSW


Posted:
I think that is what got me hocked in the first place, my first spin was with fire, I know, I know it wasn't a good idea. The sound is definatly one of the sweetest noises ever smile

LordMattmanBRONZE Member
newbie

Location: Australia


Posted:
yer never forget wen i set my shoulder on fire a couple of weeks ago.... classic

MadDogMikemember
29 posts
Location: California


Posted:
My son and I tried our first burn last night, it was awesome! We've been spinning for a few weeks and decided it was time for some fire "beta testing".

We learned a lot from the HoP website (thanks for the great "Backyard Spinner's Guide to Fire Safety" video), but you also learn by doing.

Here's a video segment in case you're interested (1 1/2 minutes, 10 MB) Video Don't have any kind of a routine down yet, poor transitions, and still need lots of work - but we've got 4 months to get ready for a performance for 100 friends. ubbloco

Thanks for your posts and your help

"Better to burn out than it is to rust" - Neil Young


tipsBRONZE Member
newbie
17 posts
Location: newcastle uk / hong kong


Posted:
my first burn was sweet. the noise the adrenalin.... the smell of my jeans catching fire :S LOVE IT! i also had the genius idea of grabbing the wick- im still to this day trying to figure out why (no worries though i didnt get a serious burn phew)

when things get tough turn up the music and crack open another beer


blazed_scoobynewbie
16 posts
Location: vancouver


Posted:
the adrenalin rush of the first burn its like nothing else
the sound of the fire the knowlege you have control over an element... . . inner peace

Zolgar_the_InsaneSILVER Member
Member
22 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
For me, there was no real adrenaline rush of the first burn. But my mind is cold and logical about such things.

I knew well enough not to take any risks, try anything I wasn't 100% sure I could pull off. I had every element in order, and as such I knew I was at less risk than I am crossing the street.

But it was still awesome. The roar of the first is one of the things which makes me love it.

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.

.... I ran away from the genius side.


NeserGOLD Member
member
63 posts
Location: North Queensland, Australia


Posted:
I remember my first time. The roar of a burn off and the sound of the fire cutting through the air. Simply amazing.

Well done with your first burn. smile

~ Neser

Fuel your fascination, burn your desire and dance with flames


sassyMy mother advises not to stand on the dryer whilst drunk
43 posts
Location: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA


Posted:
"I think I almost peed my pants!"
This how I recall my first burn....oh yeah.....good times.

LOCfanSILVER Member
newbie
14 posts
Location: Wilmington, NC, USA


Posted:
Do singed eyelashes count? I don't even know how this happened! confused

.: Sanity is calming, but madness is more interesting :.
~Russell


Fire_MooseSILVER Member
Elusive and Bearded
3,597 posts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Posted:
offtopic
Does LOC stand for Leftover Crack?

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!


LOCfanSILVER Member
newbie
14 posts
Location: Wilmington, NC, USA


Posted:
Is staff more fun than poi? wink

.: Sanity is calming, but madness is more interesting :.
~Russell


Fire_MooseSILVER Member
Elusive and Bearded
3,597 posts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Posted:
Haha sweet.

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!


duma_phoenix1SILVER Member
Member

Location: New Zealand


Posted:
well.. after 2 mths practice, first with a headless ice hockey stick (very slow and heavy + hurts like hell when you mess up at pace lol) then a broom handle (much lighter and faster but with poor weight distribution..still hurts like hell when you smack yourself...) too getting my first staff 2 days ago, had my first burn last night... simply awesome...mint;-p

scalemodelsstranger
1 post

Posted:
my first burn ended when fire touch my head, what a funny hairstyle i had)))

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