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BRONZE Member since Feb 2006

newbie
Location: newcastle uk / hong kong

Total posts: 17
Posted:ok ive been spinning staff for about 2 yrs on and off and ive been addicted for a couple of months. i can do all the basic stuff and basic contact moves like halo, 360 halo (if im lucky), half steve, half snes, neck stalls.. you get the idea.

anyway.. ive been practicing with it not lit and did my first fire spin the other night and was wondering if anybody else finds it almost completly different?!?
anybody else just get nervous? really paranoid about hitting my face. i mean i honestly dont think that i could even attempt a halo 360 or a neck stall with the thing lit. ..then i managed to hit myself pretty close to the groin and my jeans lit up! eek

by the end of the night i was doing half steves and body wraps so was ok. does anybody else also find it hard to see cos the flame disstraction?? ..maybe i should practive blindfolded biggrin ubbidea


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JayKitty
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey

Total posts: 534
Posted:I feel the same way. I thought I was comfortable doing some somewhat advanced poi moves, but when I lit up I couldn't find the courage to pull them off. Eventually the feeling went away the more I practiced with them lit.

Fire is exciting, so until you get comfortable with fire, you wont be able to do anything fun. I did my first staff burn a month or so ago... dissapointing at best with the moves I did.


Don't mind me, just passing through.

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FireByNite
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

FireByNite

Are you up for it??
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 349
Posted:It took me about a month (going hard) to be able to do the moves lit as good as I could not lit. smile

Don't feel bad about it.

Just make sure you know the move backwards and forwards before hand.



BTW, I tried doing the move drunk as unlit.

If I could do that, I'd try it the next night (after practise)

lit (straight as please note.)



Not for everyone though



Just give yourself time weavesmiley


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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:hmm, after busting the bridge of my nose/brow while doing backspin i'd personally rather be doing contact to just spinning. the thing with it is that you know where it is all the time, and personally i dont know anyone that really spins contact remotly fast.

"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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Posted:Hit yourself in the face a few times, eventually you'll realize that your reflexes keep you from commiting to the charge once your mind grasps onto the fact that something has gone amiss. That's pretty much the only way to get over it, sure, you hit yourself in practise, but that's not as fun as having a ball of spinning fire coming straight for your head!

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted: Written by: TheGreatSaint


but that's not as fun as having a ball of spinning fire coming straight for your head!



ditto

especially afterwards when everyone pays attention to you, even IF it is becuase you have a split on your forehead thats oozing copious amounts of blood


"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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boobookittyfudge
GOLD Member since Sep 2005

boobookittyfudge

sneaky little kitty
Location: Missouri

Total posts: 251
Posted:i thought i might pass out my first burn. it was so different. but you just have to do it more and more and you will feel more comfortable. each time i do fire i add one more trick that i feel comfy with.

you want the truth? you can't handle the truth!

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