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SeventyMiles
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

newbie
Location: San Mateo, CA

Total posts: 19
Posted:hey isnt fire poi illegal if you just do it on the street? well where are some places I can do it legally???

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FireByNite
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

FireByNite

Are you up for it??
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 349
Posted:check with your local council.

Are you up for it?
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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:Do you have a back yard? Thats allways a good place you shouldnt have any problem there, just as long as you dont have any very dry and very flamable things lyring around at the time.

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crowley2
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

crowley2

official hop cutie
Location: Uk, Essex, Clacton

Total posts: 272
Posted:heres what i know accrording to the fire training video u should check for a fire ban even when doing it in street i guess (i think these r an american thing cos i never heard of em)
and in the book poi spinning by micheal kahn he says u should have third-party entertainment insurance for public shows (which would count as ur street even if u didnt have an audience although i cant work out if its jus implied that u should get it as a good idea or whether its requierd by law)
i belive that u could spin anywhere as long as you alert ur local police that ur gonna be doing it and tell them how ur gonna be making it safe just in case they get any calls but im in england so i have no idea of the law systems over there i shall be asking my bro in the police force for mre info on the british laws surrounding it :-)


The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry pratchett

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Asena
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire

Total posts: 3224
Posted:loads of peeps dont have third party insurance. Um, you can happily spin in your back garden, i do, or the front, or down the road. You tend to find more ppl watch you spin rather than call the police or wat not.

Ummmm i did however hear a story about someone who did a wire wool spin for the first time, and the police and fir brigade turned up becos someone foned saying they saw devil worshippers or sumthing. LOL ubblol


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Sethis
BRONZE Member since May 2005

Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University

Total posts: 1762
Posted:*hip thrusts* rolleyes

There are lots of threads like this. Search before posting please, it's located to the top and slightly right of the page.

Take Care weavesmiley


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crowley2
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

crowley2

official hop cutie
Location: Uk, Essex, Clacton

Total posts: 272
Posted:have asked bro he will get back soon

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry pratchett

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:To perform on the street you will most likely need several things, firstly is it on a main street with cars or a private road? If it is on a main street you will most likely need permission from the council and should check out local regualtions, there is a law that state that you cannot have a fire within so many feet of a road. Also you will most likely need performers insurance, although this isnt totally legally necessary your unlikely to get any kind of permission without it. Try either your backyard or a park



Secondly note to Crowley2, maybe you should read that book a bit more and would notice not only is it spelt Michal but he is actually a girl wink


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crowley2
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

crowley2

official hop cutie
Location: Uk, Essex, Clacton

Total posts: 272
Posted:really? dammit
y did i think i saw a guy there???


The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry pratchett

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klodeo
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

klodeo

newbie
Location: Leeds

Total posts: 24
Posted:i think its probably technically illegal to spin fire on the street in most places, but ive still got a job doing it once a week in front of a club in leeds... just in the middle of town like. get talked to by cops all the time, but the most any of them has ever done is radio in central and ask if it was legal, to which they said i was ok to do it as long as something was kinda stopping people from walking right into it (i use signs advertising the club for this)... my advice: just try, chances are the worst theyll do is ask you to stop (as long as you dont give em attitude i assume)

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