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Big Daddi-Yo
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Member Since: 24th Apr 2001
Total posts: 21
Posted:I was wondering what the proper clothing would be for fire twirling. Obviously, if I wear something loose, I could become a human fireball. So, I should probably wear something close to my skin. But, what material? Polyester has a tendency to char and burn into a plastic like crust. So, what should I do?~Derrick

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Peregrine
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Location: Mystic, Ct. USA
Member Since: 12th Jan 2001
Total posts: 428
Posted:i think this was discussed elsewhere...but basically, natural fibers like cotton and wool and leather (not a fiber) are good. synthetic stuff melts and is sort of bad. polartech fleece will catch on fire. flowy, lightweight gauzy stuff is flammable. but then i wear a coin scarf which is sort of gauzy but i tuck the dangling ends in so they dont get caught up.you can make your hair less flammable by wetting it down or putting a scarf over it or wearing a hat. or you can be like me and have short hair so it doesnt matter too much if you singe a little bit of it
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firenomad
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Location: Sydney, nsw, Australia
Member Since: 23rd Apr 2001
Total posts: 26
Posted:What do you northern hemisphere people wear when twirling in the cold (like the snow type cold)? and doesn't lots of layers restrict your movement?

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Pele
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Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Heavy cotton/wool, thermal under-thingies,jeans, heavy socks and sometimes a leather coat for me. It's not really layering since movement heats you up, ya know? At least that's me. Have fun in your winter!!!
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Peregrine
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Location: Mystic, Ct. USA
Member Since: 12th Jan 2001
Total posts: 428
Posted:how do you think we found out fleece catches on fire?
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yeah, usually in winter wear thermal underwear under cotton leggings or pants...still wear fleece because its about all i own. its the keeping fingers warm part thats hard...discovered that holding onto a pair of those hand warmer thingies really helps that.why am i awake at 4:30 am?Peregrine


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Big Daddi-Yo
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Member Since: 24th Apr 2001
Total posts: 21
Posted:I have an astounding tolerance for cold. I even walk around in the snow bare-foot.
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So, when it comes to wearing clothing for poi in the winter, I'll just wear the stuff I always wear. i.e. Jeans and a T-Shirt.
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firenomad
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Location: Sydney, nsw, Australia
Member Since: 23rd Apr 2001
Total posts: 26
Posted:Do gloves work or do you lose all sensitivity? I know jugglers use them when first learning clubs.I forgot about thermals, we don't have a lot of need for them down under.

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firenomad
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Location: Sydney, nsw, Australia
Member Since: 23rd Apr 2001
Total posts: 26
Posted:I forgot to sign off. how rude of me. - firenomad

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ykaterina
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Location: east randolph, VT USA
Member Since: 16th Jan 2001
Total posts: 107
Posted:i would die without gloves in the winter. also, i wear them when the blisters get too bad. (incidentally, i finally figured out why i get such bad blisters. it's cause i spin heavy ass poi!) i *should* wear thin wool knit gloves, but instead i wear these really thin glove liners - like you get at a mountain climbing store. good: they're really non-restrictive. bad: they melt. i really should just go out and get a thin pair of wool fiber ones. i know they make them...for clothes in the winter i usually wear cotton pants and thick socks, and a cotton thermal shirt, occasionally a fleece over that but not directly against my skin. usually that's enough, cause the fire's warm and the activity keeps you goin. well, and gloves!

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kmactane
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 25th Apr 2001
Total posts: 97
Posted:For spinning in cold conditions, I like to wear this stretchy silk t-shirt my girlfriend got me from a place called Wintersilks. They have a Web site at www.wintersilks.com , and they basically sell practically any and all kinds of garments -- including exercise wear, t-shirts, long johns, tights, and so on -- made out of silk. Which is nice, warm stuff.Plus, it's easily as thin as nylon, dacron, or spandex -- in other words, it's the kind of stuff that you can just layer and layer until you're warm, and still not mess with your flexibility. And it's a natural fiber, and hence reasonably non-flammable.I highly recommend the stuff.(This has not been a paid advertisement; I have no financial relationship at all with Wintersilks. I just like their merchandise.)--Kai.

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