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NYC


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NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:Just had some fun last Weds at a party. When I was setting up before hand I was assigned to hang lights. I'm sure many of us had thought of spinning light bulbs before (I certainly had) but I actually took the time to do it and had a blast. I spun 60 watt bulbs on the end of regular 120 volt wires plugged into an extension cord wrapped around my neck and down my belt.


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Granted, every time the bulb gently banged something it went out but at $0.75 a bulb I only burned out two.

And before I get yelled at YES, I had bulb safety. Molly was at the ready with a dustpan and broom ready to pull my plug if I tangled. wink
Photos in my gallery.

This actually rose the question:

Why are we busting our butts trying to put power sources in the balls of light up poi when they can easily be relocated up the string to the spinner or even to a wall outlet near by?

Food for thought.


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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin

Total posts: 2617
Posted:I had never thought of that and am very impressed dude! smile

Well done! The pics are wonderful too...they're so bright....


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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:I don't think there are many wall outlets in fields NYC wink

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:And there aren't many fields in NYC. wink wink

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:cool! I have to admit, fear of borken, hot glass and electrocution would put me off that one, but very impressive nonetheless.

problem with poi attached to the spinner: no throws!


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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:that's a problem?

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:I'm all for it as a bit of performance equipment... might be a bit tricky doing lots of turns, or moving around a lot... (depending on the size of your extension cable...)

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Actually, I was suprised that it didn't tangle as long as I had it 'attached' to my body. I think if it was run down a leg it would be pretty mobile. I mean, you wouldn't be able to skip down the street but you could certainly move about a stage area.

I'm even thinking of larger batteries and such in backpacks or something.


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:fair enough. The best bit is that you're NEVER going to have issues of 'not bright enough' ... Different colours lightbulbs would be worth a laugh too...

and energy saving bulbs are a bit tougher aren't they? But they would gradually get brighter at the start...


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Glåss
PLATINUM Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 2523
Posted:Quote:
"Molly was at the ready with a dustpan and broom ready to pull my plug if I tangled. "

I like this sentence ubblol


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:So, what happens when you smack yourself in the face while spinning light bulbs?

Perhaps if you coated the bulb with plastic wrap or silicone or something it would be a little safer. Just gotta make sure it wont be something that nelts.


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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:I think if it shattered into your eyes it'd be bad. But breaking in general is just thin glass.

I don't really smack myself in my face when I mess up. Do you?


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Its been known to happen.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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Geeza
GOLD Member since May 2006

Geeza

addict
Location: Leeds

Total posts: 694
Posted:god, its look great spinning 1000watt halogen bulbs! i wouldnt be bothered about breaking a bulb on my head or whatever (just not in eyes) but my only concern would be the fact that there plugged into the mains

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The Fade
SILVER Member since May 2005

The Fade

fading happily....
Location: melbournia australia

Total posts: 212
Posted:just wear some cool goggles and put a safety circuit breaker thing between you and the wall.

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Empty hearts on fire...

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Younglegend


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Total posts: 13
Posted:No freakin way! My friend yesterday just recomended that i spin with christmas lights or something. I said No way! Im good with the burning sensation but broken glass cutting into my skin is one thing i cant handle.

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NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:There are some old old photos somewhere on here of someone spinning christmas tree lights.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: NYC


And there aren't many fields in NYC. wink wink



Except for that big, honking, rectangular one right in the middle of Manhattan island...

And that one right down the street from you.


-Mike )'(
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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:So when you electrocute yourself, molly is faster than a speeding electron and will unplug you?

Do I get to do the CPR? devil


-Mike )'(
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NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:DNR! DNR!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! eek

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Posted:what about with the wheel its fair easy to clip urself on the chin while doing that one

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NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Really? I never really found that. I did quite a few pinwheels with the bulbs and didn't have a problem. I generally find it will hit my chest before it will hit my chin...

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Muskelunge
GOLD Member since Oct 2005

Muskelunge

member
Location: Chicago

Total posts: 55
Posted:It's not so much hitting myself that I would worry about; it's random people getting hit by flying glass shards that would worry me.

The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.

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