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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

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Location: Preston
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Posted:Ive had this picture in my favourites and a few people have asked how is this done, but its not had an answer yet. So I photo-bucketed it and now im asking...

How is this done?


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Suibom
Suibom

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Location: Oregon, USA
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2005
Total posts: 577
Posted:You sure that's poi? Looks kinda like a fire hoop to me.

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

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simian
simian

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Location: London
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Posted:looks like hoop

you could get trails like that turning with poi doing large horizontal circles, and wrapping\unwrapping the waist.


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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
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Posted:i would guess (having not tried this) start with your arms wrapped around you (self hug stylee but with one behind your back) start turning un wrapping then extending arms

- i have no idea if this would work and atm i cant test it as i dont have enough space in my room but i assume it would


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Suibom
Suibom

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Location: Oregon, USA
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Posted:The giveaway is the brightness of the inner circle, and the faded outer circles. It's hard to get that type of pattern with poi.

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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Richee
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Location: Prague
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Total posts: 1841
Posted:Looks like horizontal spiral wrap(double full wrap) with both Poi parallel close to each other.(look at the fire starting form left to counterclocwise spiral) and possibly one-handed.



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Lurch
Lurch

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Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:One more vote for hoop

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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:hoopy hoopy hoop

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

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Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
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Posted:hoop



Was going to say poi until I realised the person is kneeling down, at that unless he can twist his arms around his body several times, it would be very difficult get that kind of effect with poi. And the fact there are parrallel spirals, not just a single one, plus the overall shape of the spiral suggest its unlikley to be rope dart.



Whos photo is it, I've seen it before, but I can't find it and would also like ot make it a faveorite.



Have you tried Pm ing the owner?


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_khan_
_khan_

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Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted:hoop. the person's arms appear to be going over his/her head, but the fire is spinning at chest level. hoop for sure.

taken out of context i must seem so strange
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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:woop woop hoop hoop!!

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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:Or a very crazy person with a really long ropedart......... ubbloco

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marco
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Location: uk
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Total posts: 328
Posted:
I'm not saying its a rope dart, but I have some pics around here of me doing something very similar / same with rope dart

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

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Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
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Posted:Written by: pricklyleaf

Whos photo is it, I've seen it before, but I can't find it and would also like ot make it a faveorite



Its in Onyx gallery


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Stout
Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada
Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 1872
Posted:My guess is poi using the horizontal spiral wrap because the flames are brighter when the poi would be spinning a smaller circle and accelerating/decelerating closer to the body

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Richee
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Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:How can hoop makes spiral?

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Suibom
Suibom

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Location: Oregon, USA
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2005
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Posted:Written by:
How can hoop makes spiral?



That's all hoop does when twirling around a center point... it actually probably makes more of a flower, but slow shutter photo of fire hoop makes the pattern in this picture.


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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Mint Sauce
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Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
Total posts: 1453
Posted:me thinks hoop

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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animatEd
animatEd

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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:A hoop will have 4/5/6/7/8 etc wicks protuding from it, not one wick all the way around... (see the irish invasion video by strugz)

When spun around you, they will give that effect. smile

Hoop it is, methinks...


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Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

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Location: Cornwall, UK
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Posted:It's not a hoop.

Ask me how I know...

OK, I'll tell ya:

When a hoop spins, the point of rotation is constantly changing as it revolves around the body. If the person in the picture was using a hoop, the image would look more like a flowery-spirograph style image, rather than the spiral pattern that you see.

My vote is for poi waistwraps, although I stand ready to be corrected.

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Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

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Location: Cornwall, UK
Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 2020
Posted:Tho it might be a rope dart...

ubblol

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:A great image of MoonPixie hooping.. showing that a hoop does photograph as concentric circles, not the 'spirograph' as suggested above...

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ducky2108
ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow
Member Since: 18th Dec 2005
Total posts: 147
Posted:I have also seen hoops where there is just a ring (or more like an octagon) of fire rope attatched to spokes coming off the central hoop, not just the eight prongs as suggested above.

Ancient wiseman say "It is very strange person, who, when left alone in room with teacosy, does not try it on"

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Tom_Shill
Tom_Shill

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Location: Brighton
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Total posts: 213
Posted:It seems fairly unanimous that that's a hoop, but this is definately poi. Don't know how this photo-bucket business works

So how's that done? I've tried the obvious holding the poi more or less still and spinning my body round, raising my arms as I go, but I get dizzy and it looks rubbish. Besides which, in the picture Nick's face is slightly blurred, but too clear for him to be moving his body that much, it must have been in the same position for most of the exposure time. Any ideas?


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Dut
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Location: Nashville, TN
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2002
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Posted:Written by: Tom_Shill

It seems fairly unanimous that that's a hoop, but this is definately poi. Don't know how this photo-bucket business works

So how's that done? I've tried the obvious holding the poi more or less still and spinning my body round, raising my arms as I go, but I get dizzy and it looks rubbish. Besides which, in the picture Nick's face is slightly blurred, but too clear for him to be moving his body that much, it must have been in the same position for most of the exposure time. Any ideas?



if the flash is at the end of the exposure, it has that effect. otherwise, practice your spinning. ice skaters rotate a lot more a lot faster, and there are tricks to keep you from getting dizzy. if i can imagine anyone doing piroette-y ballet spins on a daily basis, it's nick w. :P that guy is AMAZING.

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hamamelis
hamamelis

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Posted:It doesn't look like there's flash used in this, or the lighting of the floor in the foreground would be different colour and a different pattern.
I think the shadow's wrong on the guy as well.. That's just holding very still..

By the way, what *is* hoop exactly? is it just what it sounds like? Same kind of thing I failed to play with as a kid, but on fire?


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Posted:Yeah. Pretty much. Check out my Fire Skating video for some awesome shots of Reagan tearin' it up.

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We'll blaze a new trail,
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Lurch
Lurch

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Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:Are you sure he's using poi in that last picture? It looks like he's just pausing holding them above his head at the end, which would mean they're probably torches of some sort...

Either way it's a well done picture


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Meenik
Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Total posts: 272
Posted:Good guesses. It's torches, and a combination of posing still and whirling quickly. I spend a lot of time whirling so I don't get dizzy smile

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[Nx?]
[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:its one of the best pics I seen, because it subtly but VERY difficult.

pros to nick, to turn on the spot that acuratly that many times takes loads of training.

If you want to start a 'tips for pirroettes' thread nick, I would be well into it!

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Rovo
Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:Nick, your pirouettes are one of the best things about the way you spin. Besides your poi spinning your body movements are pretty much spot on all the time too and thats why your so darn interesting to watch. If we took your poi away and you just went through your body movements that would still look awesome.

I finally nailed the splittime longarm butterfly turns, but only for a few turns before I get dizzy. I really need to take the time to learn how to spot.


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