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mtbeer
mtbeer

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:I'm planning on getting a house in the next couple months and I want it to be as poi friendly as possible so I can host weekly spin jams. What would your ideal spinners house have?

I want to set up a good size indoor area with tall ceilings and non-breakable wall mirrors sort of like a dance studio. We lose a lot of days to cold and rain so this is a requirement. A couple UV light strips and a nice sound system would also be nice.

Outside I want a large private burn pad. I figure a big flat tiled patio with a tall privacy fence and maybe a sectioned off fuel dump area. It would be cool to have the area lit by gas tiki torches.

What other goodies do I need?


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:Whimper.

Me?!

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Getting to the other side smile

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Imbalance
Imbalance

not different, just not the same
Location: Charlotte, NC
Member Since: 9th Sep 2005
Total posts: 263
Posted:1)BONFIRE PIT. how can you forget this. sheesh.
2)good outdoor (and indoor) speakers with jacks outside so i can walk up and plug in my Ipaq biggrin
3)spinning tools manufacturing work room (also known as the garage)

:P


I once learned every move that there was,
Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
So now I struggle to dream.

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Suibom
Suibom

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Location: Oregon, USA
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2005
Total posts: 577
Posted:I'd definitely have a stageish area for burning, Possibly with high ceilings, we have lots of months of rain as well. A decent amount of open space on either side of the stage area for general burning (so you can have multiple burners at once).

Considering the rain mentioned, I'd have a mudroom for backyard entrance and exit. No shoes in the house beyond the mudroom.

Small covered patio with heating options, connected to the back of the house, that way rain isn't an issue for watching some spinning. I'd probably attach a firepit to that just a bit off, but still in good view of the burner stage. And I'd have a large window somewhere in the middle to get a nice view of the burner stage from inside. Don't forget the safety box somewhere on the patio (safety gear housing).

Your spinner lounge sounds good. If there was room I'd throw in a couple of couches and a small bar. Nothing like relaxing to some flowing music while watching a good UV spin.


Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"

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anonomatos
anonomatos

enthusiast
Location: Utrecht [NL]
Member Since: 19th Jan 2005
Total posts: 389
Posted:Dimmable lights, UV-light of course.. and some sort of 'moodlights' (long strips with lots of RGB-leds with a control in it to change color) on the ground pointing up on a white wall. This way you can change wall colors biggrin

Or how 'bout glass tiles on the ground with light underneath? You get some wonderful effects when spinning in a dark room with only lights from below!

And for outdoor things: a bonfire pit is a MUST together with sufficient fire space (no trees!).


"Dont know how long, this ones gonna take;
I could fail, but Id rather be a fuckup, than a fake"

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Furniture that doesn't have legs, so it sits directly on the floor.
That way, stray juggling balls/thrown poi/babies can't bounce underneath and be a pain to fish out.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:A barbecue?

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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arashi
arashi

Pooh-Bah
Location: austin,tx
Member Since: 21st Mar 2002
Total posts: 2363
Posted:HOT TUB!!!!

and a place to keep yer biizitches tied up while you go out.


-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

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FIREBOY4209
FIREBOY4209

The lone Fire Spinner
Location: Channel islands Jersey UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2005
Total posts: 236
Posted:A safe lockable storage room for putting parrafin and other fuels in. Outside a special fuel dump area erm....
Fire extinguishers in every room.
Oh and lots of spare rooms for all the people who are going to come and stay for a while. (thats if anyone ever wants to leave?)


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mtbeer
mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:Written by: arashi

and a place to keep yer biizitches tied up while you go out.


LMAO!

Great Ideas here. The fire pit is definitely in, as is the guest room and indoor\outdoor speakers. I really like the idea of not having to fish for runaway juggling balls so friendly furniture is in too.

The indoor room might as well be a full blown dance floor with club lights, smoke machine, couches and a bar.

I think I want the rest of the inside to look like a pirate gallion. Wood panels, beams, port hole windows and maybe build a cannon that shoots fire. That will come later.

Outside I'll have some comfy spectator chairs, BBQ, multiple extinguishers and backup fire blankets.

#1 on my list of house choices is NO Homeowners Association. That way I can paint a killer flame job all around the outside of the house. My neighbors are going to love me! biggrin


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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Imbalance
Imbalance

not different, just not the same
Location: Charlotte, NC
Member Since: 9th Sep 2005
Total posts: 263
Posted:*volunteers to help paint*
and the legless furniture is a damn good idea.


and smoke machine is definently a awsome addition, then can make some Laser Staff and poi!!


I once learned every move that there was,
Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
So now I struggle to dream.

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:a balcony to watch the fire from above!

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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Suibom
Suibom

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Location: Oregon, USA
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2005
Total posts: 577
Posted:Let me know when everything is in place, so I can come visit smile

Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"

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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:Flush light fittings (no dangling bulbs) and seats chained to the wall so you can fold them up out of the way biggrin

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:oooo, you mean bench seats that could fold up? that'd be soo cool!

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:one of those two-way mirrors so you can watch people spinning without them knowing....

"of course you can spin naked... i'll just go out of the room..."

a bouncy castle.


those that know, dont say. those that say, dont know.

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Dut
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Location: Nashville, TN
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 380
Posted:Written by: shen shui

one of those two-way mirrors so you can watch people spinning without them knowing....

"of course you can spin naked... i'll just go out of the room..."

a bouncy castle.



actually, an entire positive pressure/blacklight room outside would be killer. biggrin

let me know when the housewarming party is (and i do mean "warm"). ubbrollsmile

-- dut


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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:me too, and since you'd have to be rediculously loaded to do all thins, would you mind paying for a ticket for me to get there? wink

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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The Misguided Oracle
The Misguided Oracle

the floor is a sea of tigers...
Location: Brisvegas
Member Since: 31st Aug 2005
Total posts: 404
Posted:you NEED this

"My body is a well tuned machine... It just needs a competent driver." - ?

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mtbeer
mtbeer

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:Woah, that's impressive! I was actually thinking about doing a lot of my own LED lighting but not on that kind of scale.

Heh, I wish I was ridiculously loaded. The house I'm looking at now isn't that big or expensive. It'll probably be able to host 6 to 8 people inside and a lot more outside. All the little stuff I want adds up but it's definitely in the budget. Hopefully I can get started in a month or so. I'll post pics as I start building it out.


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:awesome, i want to come! what state is NC?

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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UCOF
UCOF

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:North Carolina?
Near California?
Near Canada?
Nowhere Close?
umm


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Imbalance
Imbalance

not different, just not the same
Location: Charlotte, NC
Member Since: 9th Sep 2005
Total posts: 263
Posted:seriously...you guys can't look up NC? come on.

North Carolina would be correct. Nowhere close would also be correct for most of you.

BUT just to make it MORE obvious:
Here
You
Go

Pictures
and info
Sometimes help.

please direct any further inquiries HERE. thank you. biggrin


I once learned every move that there was,
Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
So now I struggle to dream.

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Charlotte?

Thats a girls name!! wink


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mtbeer
mtbeer

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:Odd fact: Seven years after the founding of Charlotte we declared independence from Britain. We are seven years shy of having the city called Polk Town (the alternative) rather than being named after a Queen. I know I wouldn't want to live in Polk Town. smile

"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:do you mean to say the city is going to be called Polk Town? eek or that is was considered and rejected? i'd rather live in charlotte than Polk Town (eww, i know a girl called charlotte)

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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nearly_all_gone
nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Not too many overlooking bastards who'll hop over your fence and steal any toys you leave in the shed *bitterness*

Also, deaf neighbours so you can keep your tunes up late in the summer

A heat room so you can get warmed up before attempting freezing winter burns

High fences so if you have a mishap, your toy/wick won't go flying into a nearby pond

No pond. And no greenhouse for that matter.

Tiki lamps are great, we use some at my mate's house. It sounds dumb, but remember to extinguish them before any photoshoots. redface


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
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pre
member

Member Since: 2nd Jul 2005
Total posts: 161
Posted:I would make a room with no windows and wide maybe about a 10' cielling which can accomidate moves such as giant windmill and overhead butterfly. the no windows are for those of us like myself who use glowpoi and choose lightsticks or the LED poi balls that i'll order ina few weeks.

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mtbeer
mtbeer

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:Things are looking good so far. The price has been agreed on and I'm waiting for the house inspection before closing. I should have enough funds left over to get started on a few of the major renovations as soon as the deal is done.

Heh, any neighbor brave enough to set foot on the property with all the crazy stuff I'm planning is OK in my book. smile

I think I'll use some type of sound deadening on the tall privacy fence so it's not too loud next door and the neighbors won't see the fiery hell-bent orgy inside devil


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:ubblol high fences? they'll probably think you're some satanic cult or something

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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nearly_all_gone
nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:All the better...

devil ubblol


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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