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Kathain_Bowen


Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
Posted:Last night, while I was completely sucking:
"Do you study kung-fu?"

...*shaking head*

How 'bout you guys? Strangest thing you've ever been told while spinning or about your playing?


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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Brenn
PLATINUM Member since Jun 2004

Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 3286
Posted:I was spinning with a long staff on my 21st birthday, and one of my Irish descent friends told me to "hold it from the other end"

...

Clearly he doesn't spin :P


ॐ

Owner of burningoftheclavey smile
Owned by Lost83spy

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robnunchucks
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

robnunchucks

enthusiast
Location: manchester uk

Total posts: 363
Posted:when i first started playing with bundgy chux in the park there was a woman and her kid walking pass suddenly the kid looked round and shouted "LOOK MUM ITS A NINJA" gave me a chuckle smile

My nunchucks vital statictics biggrin

weight: 500g
handle lenght: 16 inches
chain length: 2 inches

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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
Posted:You clearly WEREN'T a ninja if he could see you... tongue

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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-sandy-
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 716
Posted:When i was doing some contact at a gig at a festival, i heard some pissed guy say 'f%*k me he's not even using his hands, thats not possible'
I liked that one.
Then there is the always original 'got a light mate?' they always think they are being sooooo clever


"Don't do it naked!"

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Kathain_Bowen


Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
Posted:Ok, Sandy, I've got a great one for you. At fair, we used these kind of beat-up spheres that had been around the block one too many times for demos. But, with all the haze on the outside and the brightness of the summer sun, they kind of look like they glow from the inside.

So, me, thinking I'm cute, decide to tell children too young to really learn when they ask how it works, "Fairy magic!"

One day, this backfired on me when a child snatched the sphere out of my hand and started SLAMMING it on the ground. His mom tried to catch him, and asked him why he would do something like that....

His reply : "I'M TRYING TO SET THE FAIRY FREE FROM THIS MEAN LADY."

*shaking head*


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:i was once asked if i was gareth gates confused2

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
Posted:Were you in Jordan at the time...?

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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robnunchucks
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

robnunchucks

enthusiast
Location: manchester uk

Total posts: 363
Posted: Written by: Neon_Shaolin


You clearly WEREN'T a ninja if he could see you... tongue



lol your right next time im gona hide in a tree and jump them biggrin


My nunchucks vital statictics biggrin

weight: 500g
handle lenght: 16 inches
chain length: 2 inches

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buggleberry_fairy
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

buggleberry_fairy

member
Location: Wales

Total posts: 172
Posted:I had the same experience as Hanz. I'd brought my poi along to let my mate have ago, and when everyone saw shiny lights you could just see their eyes go 'ooooooo'.



Anyways, one guy, very annoying guy who is completely big-headed came over and said "i used to do that when i was over in thailand, except with fire of course", *rolls eyes* then he reached out for them (without consent) and started to do the 3bt weave, but to show off did it reeeeally fast...bad idea. You can kinda guess what happened, although finding my batteries that had fallen out afterwards was difficult when in hysterics!



I think the best part was when later on, my mum said that "it was the funniest thing she'd seen all day", and she was on the other side of the castle! (We were doing a play...) ubblol Hahaha, the number of people that must have seen clap classic


"Be the change you want to see in the world"

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted: Written by:

Then there is the always original 'got a light mate?' they always think they are being sooooo clever



just tell them "sure, but watch the eyebrows/eyelashes/beard/nose hair"


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Posted:I was hanging out some friends at a party and spinning some glows around. One of my friends says "hey do that spinny trick!"

Too many secerets are locked in side your minds, but your all equal in life, equal in love. your all building castels in the sky dreaming of a better world.

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:Not said while spinning, but I reckon it deserves an honourable mention..

 Written by: Drunk man looking at 3 radical fish clubs on the floor


Whose bagpipes are those?




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

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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: TheBovrilMonkey


Not said while spinning, but I reckon it deserves an honourable mention..

 Written by: Drunk man looking at 3 radical fish clubs on the floor


Whose bagpipes are those?






oh thats easily the best!

i'd like some radical fish clubs, i need to get some new ones before i move out next feb.


"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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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted: Written by: Poiboy


 Written by: ]Then there is the always original 'got a light mate?' they always think they are being sooooo clever [/quote



just tell them "sure, but watch the eyebrows/eyelashes/beard/nose hair"



I always found the best thing to do in this case is say 'yes', then take a lighter out of your pocket and light it for them.

the crowd love it too... if theres a crowd.


Love is the law.

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ZeroG
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

ZeroG

Friendly Fire Fiddler
Location: Munich

Total posts: 103
Posted:Me too had the curious "is it real fire?" as well as the philoshic "why are you doing this ?" comment.

A friend staffer who was to lazy to shake-off before lighting up had a complaint from someone about petro spots on his formerly snowwhite shirt - so shake off well.

But overall reaction is nearly always very positive - something I honestly didnt anticipate when I started poi.

Compare that to the "I hope he breaks his neck" comment I once got on a sunny Sunday afternoon in a beautiful forest from a elderly man who saw us rock climbing and then walked straight over our rope. (But other times I got applause for climbing too ...)


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Kathain_Bowen


Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
Posted:Last night in the parking lot of a club after watching some sparring with kendo staffs:

"Wait! You're that spinny girl?!?!?"

And

"Make the pretty lights."


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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Motley
GOLD Member since Oct 2005

Motley

addict
Location: UK

Total posts: 434
Posted:Someone came up to me in the office the other day and said "I saw you outside playing with your giant conkers the other day" ubblol @ giant conkers, I didnt know what he was talking about for a minute

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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London

Total posts: 833
Posted: Written by: Mynci

the common
"is that real fire?"



At Clapham today, me and Doug (Just Another Clown) were spinning, and we got invaded by a group of chavs (one of them was wearing a balaclava, swear to god), and the first thing that got said was "is that real fire?". I was cracking up, it totally put me off my spinning.

Then we got the old "do you set your hair on fire?" at which point Dug tapped his head lightly with his lit staff and said "sometimes", and the one of the the chavs turned round and said "geezers lost the plot bruv" ubblol

I nearly wet myslef


My Mind is a Ship
Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

If a quizz is quizzical, what is a test?

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kash
GOLD Member since May 2006

kash

Dangerous cynic


Total posts: 166
Posted:I was spinning on the beach a couple of weeks ago, and 2 seperate sets of people came up to my other half (who was being safety/photographer) and said:

"oooh, that looks dangerous", as if we might not have realised. I think he just replied "yeah, that's why I'm staying over here".

Oh, and did anyone hear the news about the pope being catholic?



We have a juggling clug at my school (I'm a teacher) and we get a lot of passers by asking the poisters "why are you doing that?" usually because they assume it's easy. I just hand them a pair of sock poi (we have club equipment) and ask them to show me how it's done. Bizarrely, telling them that I do it with fire seems to be a satisfactory explanation to their question, as if it's daft to be spinning poi, but fire poi, well that's not daft at all.....


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87wt2gxq7


87wt2gxq7

veteran
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 1502
Posted:Just now, spinning in my lunch break:

"You're wasting your time, you could be studying, going to uni" (I decided not to tell him about my two degrees) "you could be reading a book!"

Kicking myself for not asking him for a list of reccommended titles and authors and what he'd learned from them.

mad


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monserat
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

monserat

My flabber is gasted
Location: waaaay south of heaven

Total posts: 737
Posted:The first time some friends saw me spin:

Friend 1: "There's not really much to it though is there?"
Me (handing over socks): "Go on then."
Friend 1(flails arms around wildly for a few seconds until..): "Oooff!!" (does a passable impression of a concertina.)
Friend 2 (taking socks from Friend 1): "hahahahaha!!! No, like this..." (even swifter concertina impression)

The joys of having cocky friends ubblol


Chaos is the natural state of the universe

Some days I'm the pigeon, some days I'm the statue.

honourary militant margerine ninJAH

If it wasn't for displacement activity I wouldn't get half as much done

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:yeah my parents have been wholey unimpressed, but they refuse to try it
when my bf first saw it he said "oh i can do that, cause i do numchucks"
then, he quickly proceeded to smack himself in the back of the head with the tailed poi
"let me try the sock ones, the tails are getting in the way"
proceeded to hit himself in a region significantly lower than his face
hehheh


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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JonnyRok
BRONZE Member since May 2005

JonnyRok

Look! I'm Darth Bunny!
Location: Sunny South Africa

Total posts: 446
Posted:While getting a friend to stand close while I spin around him: "Aw thats so cute!" smile

Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!
Yo ho fiddle dee dee, being a pirate is alright to be,
Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!

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kinny_b
BRONZE Member since Nov 2006

kinny_b

Member
Location: St helens, liverpool

Total posts: 50
Posted:28th Oct, Psy Rave... Me, on a hill, fire spinning.....
Random Bloke 'Ever set your hair on fire with them???'
Me 'Nah, dont think its actually possible'
Then i looked right to see a random person who i have never met...with one of his fake dreads on fire!!!!!!
Me (being out of my nut!) 'oh yeah, so you can do it!'
Oops!!! No damage done tho!!! think ill stand way back from the crown next time...


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poig


poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Total posts: 1590
Posted:At school today:

Is that a sex toy?


ubblol


THE hop Pyro.
(with parents)
Unowned

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Posted:"So when you quit school, are you going to be a ninja?" Asked when I was spinning in our schools spare time room.

"Is that a weapon of some kind?" I think this is quite common, at least it has come up pretty often when I've been seen out doors.

Today when I was walking home on dark streets and spinned to spend my time, people kept some respective (scared?) distance. No one said anything but fun it was to see them speed up their steps front of me.


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Posted:hey look that guy has "numchucks", the chav then proceded to order me to give him my wallet and phone!!? wtf did he think he was doing?? biggrin

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87wt2gxq7


87wt2gxq7

veteran
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 1502
Posted: Written by: flying_on_fire


hey look that guy has "numchucks", the chav then proceded to order me to give him my wallet and phone!!? wtf did he think he was doing?? biggrin



hahaa! what did you say to him?!


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poig


poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Total posts: 1590
Posted:"do that bouncy move again"
ubblol
(the butterfly)


THE hop Pyro.
(with parents)
Unowned

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brittle
GOLD Member since May 2006

brittle

member
Location: leicester, uk

Total posts: 131
Posted:i often get,
"your furry balls are very kinky!"


What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!

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