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Diciple_Of_Ares
BRONZE Member since Jun 2006

Diciple_Of_Ares

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Location: South Florida, USA

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Posted:How do/did you know when you're ready for your first burn???

i have wanted to burn for a while now, but everyone keeps telling me im not ready!

how did you know when you were ready to burn?


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Firetramp


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Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight

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Posted:I had been spinning for a while and felt really natural with most moves. My first burn was on a beach and I did it close enough to the water so I could run in just in case.
If you think you're ready, go for it. Just try the moves you feel really comfortable with. Have water or blanket nearby and someone who knows the stuff. Good luck!


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drofkcah
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

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Location: Derby UK

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Posted:well for my 1st burn we had a friend come over with his fire staff and fire poi, he simply gave em to me!! only know the 2 beat and butterfly and they were pretty scetchy!! but being with friends it was okay!

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Fathom
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Location: Online!, USA

Total posts: 103
Posted:I didn't burn till I could do a routine w/o mistakes. But I'm paranoid and didn't have med insurance.

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GeoffonTour04
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

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Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Total posts: 360
Posted:Just to note, it's not really a good idea to throw water on poi, cause paraffin is oil & spreads rather than going out

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drofkcah
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

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Location: Derby UK

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Posted:if ya do go for a burn, be with friends who also do fire, they will be a big help!

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Diciple_Of_Ares
BRONZE Member since Jun 2006

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Location: South Florida, USA

Total posts: 19
Posted:the problem is... i cant find ANYONE here that isnt 50 miles away that spins fire! im all alone!!!! *cries*

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JonnyRok
BRONZE Member since May 2005

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Location: Sunny South Africa

Total posts: 446
Posted:First of all check up on safety, have someone on hand that you trust (does not have to be a spinner) as your safety person to tell you if you do catch a light and make sure they have something to smother the fire with in the case you do (not to say you will)

Click here for some safety tips



That being said, as long as you can do your moves well and you feel comfortable with them, go ahead. I recommend you dont try ANYTHING you havent practiced much yet or are still a little dodgy with. And when you do, enjoy it. The first time is the most awesome wink



Oh yeah, just found this too smile



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Diciple_Of_Ares
BRONZE Member since Jun 2006

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Location: South Florida, USA

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Posted:ive been talking to my mom about my first burn, and once i get my medical insurance i should be able to go for it with her as my safety

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

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Location: Preston, United Kingdom

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Posted:Oh come on, fire spinnig isnt that dangerouse that you need health insurence, the whole idea of poi is too keep them moving so theres little chance of you catching fire (unless you wear synthetic clothes) because the heads dont stay still.

I waited 4 months, I picked up a pair that wasnt lit, had a little practise and I never hit myself or got tangled so I knew I could do it while they where lit. But I wouldnt do it under 3 months at the very least.


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Diciple_Of_Ares
BRONZE Member since Jun 2006

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Location: South Florida, USA

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Posted:the thing is, im ready now... but my mom is my safety and the only way she'll let me spin is if i have insurance. my BF wants her to be my safety first (before i teach him to be) because he feels it's important to my mom (which it is).... im more waiting to make my mother feel better.

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Location: Horsham

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Posted:thats sweet.

if you make it such a big deal it becomes one as you are quite nervous.

i have only done a few burns but i am lucky as i have been around people who spin with fire regularly.

one thing that came as a surprise when i had my first burn was the noise.

if you are worried then just do simple moves to familliarise yourself with the experience. stick with weave!

I hope it goes well! and i hope you have fun doing it!

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Diciple_Of_Ares
BRONZE Member since Jun 2006

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Location: South Florida, USA

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Posted:thanx! im getting better... i finally figured out the 3b wave when i got hime from work today. i didnt think i would be able to, but i did... im pretty comfortable with a lot of moves. so far i have the butterfly, btb butterfly, angel wings, windmill, 3b & 3b waves, and a few other things down... ive been spinning for about 4 months, so i think im ready to burn...

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