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maddock
maddock

newbie
Location: victoria, BC
Member Since: 10th Nov 2005
Total posts: 7
Posted:i loved staff even before. but now it's a definite addiction.
awesome.


To lead people, walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

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Thomasfire
Thomasfire

King of potatoes
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Member Since: 13th Jan 2005
Total posts: 169
Posted:Yeah!
the first time fire is awesome :-)
Even the first injury, caused ny fire is cool :-)

Thomas


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LordMattman
newbie

Member Since: 9th Jan 2006
Total posts: 0
Posted:lol first injury,
ill be back soon to tell u wat my first burn is like!


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LordMattman
newbie

Member Since: 9th Jan 2006
Total posts: 0
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


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Whist
newbie
Location: Lithgow NSW
Member Since: 25th Feb 2006
Total posts: 4
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

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LordMattman
newbie

Member Since: 9th Jan 2006
Total posts: 0
Posted:yer never forget wen i set my shoulder on fire a couple of weeks ago.... classic

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MadDogMike
member
Location: California
Member Since: 28th Mar 2006
Total posts: 29
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

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tips
newbie
Location: newcastle uk / hong kong
Member Since: 5th Feb 2006
Total posts: 17
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

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blazed_scooby
newbie
Location: vancouver
Member Since: 9th Nov 2006
Total posts: 16
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


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Zolgar_the_Insane
Zolgar_the_Insane

Member

Member Since: 22nd Nov 2006
Total posts: 22
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.

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Neser
Neser

member
Location: North Queensland
Member Since: 27th Dec 2005
Total posts: 63
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

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sassy
sassy

My mother advises not to stand on the dryer whilst drunk
Location: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
Member Since: 11th Nov 2006
Total posts: 43
Posted:"I think I almost peed my pants!"
This how I recall my first burn....oh yeah.....good times.


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LOCfan
LOCfan

newbie
Location: Wilmington, NC
Member Since: 27th Mar 2008
Total posts: 14
Posted:Do singed eyelashes count? I don't even know how this happened! confused

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

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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:offtopic
Does LOC stand for Leftover Crack?


O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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LOCfan
LOCfan

newbie
Location: Wilmington, NC
Member Since: 27th Mar 2008
Total posts: 14
Posted:Is staff more fun than poi? wink

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

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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:Haha sweet.

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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duma_phoenix1
Member

Member Since: 16th Apr 2008
Total posts: 0
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

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scalemodels
stranger

Member Since: 29th Aug 2008
Total posts: 1
Posted:my first burn ended when fire touch my head, what a funny hairstyle i had)))

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