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Posted:CHECK IT OUT, it's still under construction,
but we got the site now....

sikhball.com


check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted:http://www.sikhball.com/
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For those too lazy to type it into their address bar.


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Posted:lol, thanx a lot....

heh heh


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Posted:cool

great photo - can't wait to see some video biggrin


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Posted:You know it!!

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Posted:It sounds like we've gotten a gig, playing for a Reggae fest up here in VT. Any ideas for a routine? Music, or even insurance?

We're doing the flaming sikhball on stage in-between sets, should we wear fancy clothes, glowing clothes?

But Sweet!!!! We got a gig!!!


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Posted:Hey! I remember your post a while ago trying to explain this thing. Good to see you finally got something going.

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Posted:Good thing Sparkey posted the auto-link, otherwise I wouldnt have been bothered C&Ping (I consider lazyness an artform, one I am willing to devote my time and effort toward perfecting....or not.)

Anyone care to explain the concept and name? Are we talking flaming hacky sac with a soccerball? Is there some religious affiliation? Are turbans somehow involved, perhaps as the thing being kicked? Is this the new Black? Who let the dogs out? (Ok, that last one is off topic, but it needed to be asked.)

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Posted:I just put some info onto the site about what it is. There is no religious affiliation to it, although it was originally developed by a Sikh Hindu and a Kung Fu practicioner.

From what I've garnered from talking with one of the guys who started it, it was originally just a training technique for gatka...

He and a sikh deveolped it into a game they played with a leather ball.... I and some friends then made balls of kevlar and lit them on fire...

thus we have Flaming SikhBall


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animatEd
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Posted:Those photos look really cool!

You HAVE to get a video up of it!


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Posted:interesting... i can't look at the sikhball site at work because
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The Websense category "Sex" is filtered.



i could look at it before you put the info about it on the site... What body part do you hit this sikhball with anyway? umm


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Posted:Sorry the website isn't working for you Simian, I'm no good at webpage-building, so I'm getting a friend to fix it all up for me... If you have just regular internet explorer, it will probably work...

To play the game, you kind of rest the ball in your hand and on your forearm, however people have bounced it off of their knees, they've hacky-sacked it, off of their head, done some contact juggling, it's all game...

Basically you just don't interrupt the energy of the ball... You just move with it, and the rest is all fun!!!

www.sikhball.com


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Posted:..So its basically flaming haki-sack, with tai-chi?

Or have I missed the point entirely?


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Posted:Yea, when we get video up on the site, it'll be much easier to understand...

Just grab a ball and throw it round your body, under your arms, to another person, but don't grab the ball, just craddle it in your arms and move with the energy of the ball...

it's pretty simple, when you see it being done


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Posted:beerchug beerchug beerchug

Now it's time to relax, after a year finally I've gotten some video online!!!!

check it out at www.sikhball.com

in through the video link

Peace


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Posted:Unfourtunately you do need a myspace acct to view the video, at least till I can get it compressed and put on the website

check it out!!!


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Posted:Heh.. I saw a(the?) sikhball vid the other day, reminded me of way back when, about 15 yrs or so ago, when we used to douse a nice newly fuzzy tennis ball in charcoal lighter fluid, light it up and toss it around in the same fashion. Ahh.. the days of stupid youth (I'm referring to me and melting tennisballs, not you and sikhball). Thanks for bringing those memories back.

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Posted:No worries, dousing a giant ball of kevlar with kerosene and tossing it around is kinda stupid as well, no arm hair, no eyebrows, no facial hair, skin burns all over, as tony the tiger would have said, it's grrrrrreat!!!!

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Posted:Sweet. I see what you mean about the flow. Very nice. How did you make the ball?

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Posted:Right now I'm cutting kevlar cloth into 8 rounded triangles, I then have been using artificial sinew to sew them together, but I want to get kevlar cord, I think it'll hold up better, then sew the pieces of cloth into a ball, turn it inside out so the sewing seams are on the inside, stuff it with shredded cloth, and voila, your very own handy dandy fire-ball.

Oh then I soak the [censored] out of it with kerosene, definitely use gloves when throwing the ball around it gets very hot.


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Posted:Sikhball video!!!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1683723578513042667
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Posted:Oh so that's what this is. We just call it hot potatoe. And we use rags tied into big knots.

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jonathan
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Posted:hard out a......
we used loo paper!

bu i think this is far more refined than drinking exsessively and booting the crap out of flaming dunny rolls


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Posted:LOL

Well call it what you will, It's all the same and it's all fun!!!!

But there's nothing like having a 1-3lb. kerosene soaked, flaming ball of kevlar rocketing towards your head!!!


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Posted:May 20th in Jericho, VT there is a Rennaisance faire.

We'll be doing fire-sikhball at it.

Lots of other fire stuff too, sword fighting, poi, staff, maybe some fire whip, come one come all!!!!


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Posted:so how long till yeh start selling fire sikhballs? me my brother and our other mate are intrested in buying one...PM me if yeh would be willing to sell us one

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

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Posted:http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3311564132961007794
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Here's a link to some new firesikhball video


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Posted:Hey,

this is the test link for the new website, must thank Roz for all the hard work!!!

check it out, tell us what you think!!!

http://students.mim.iml.uts.edu.au/students/97083289/sikhball/


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Posted:Check it out

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3311564132961007794&q=more+fire+sikh


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Posted:That's quite groovy, great job!

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Posted:http://www.sikhball.com


The main one is also now up and running, with the gallery moved to the front page (try running your mouse over it). Just one glitch on the video page that needs to be fixed.


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