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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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Posted:Haha these are hilarious. biggrin

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melting
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

melting

journeyman
Location: newcastle, Australia

Total posts: 76
Posted:one drunk chick asked me to do it without my hands

i said i would if she could walk over to me without her feet


are you gonna drink that?

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facelesshadow
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

facelesshadow

Wit is not your strong point!
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

Total posts: 142
Posted: Written by: melting


one drunk chick asked me to do it without my hands

i said i would if she could walk over to me without her feet



That is some funny shite right there! ubblol


Beyond the Continuum.

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MikefromGlos
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:kinda screwed though if she could walk on her hands really

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:nah... butterfly in the teeth! wink

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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KittyKill


KittyKill

enthusiast
Location: Ontario

Total posts: 365
Posted:last weekend:

anime north in the double tree hotel in the banquet hall befor the doors open

I was and spinging a group I was with was talking and aswell as showing them how to do tricks. the boys were not doing to well and a another girl dresses up as witch hunter robin said," you are so hot doing that!! you emasculate men"

I felt bad for my new buds


Have you ever notice that poi is spelled backwords on the key board.............................................creepycool

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facelesshadow
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

facelesshadow

Wit is not your strong point!
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

Total posts: 142
Posted:I think it would be a very amazing feat to see the butterfly in the teeth while doing a hand stand...

Beyond the Continuum.

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FruityLoop


newbie


Total posts: 7
Posted:5 minutes after using up the fuel a drunk guy asked: Where has the fire gone, I'm feeling cold. smile

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Posted:Lol nic eone fruity loop.

I've been called a ninja a few times while spinning fire chucks in public. Very amusing.


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Darran
SILVER Member since Oct 2006

Darran

Member
Location: Wales,Pembrokeshire

Total posts: 19
Posted:Got one

Pissed guy says
"Dude your a [censored] nut case playing with fire, Id never have the balls to do that"

Five mins later he asks if he can have a go


The path of my life is strewn with cow pats from the devil's own satanic herd.

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Gaia
SILVER Member since Jun 2007

Gaia

Member
Location: , Italy

Total posts: 16
Posted:i love this thread:) so funny!

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starmello
BRONZE Member since Nov 2006

starmello

Member
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 13
Posted:Not really something that was said but still, thought I would share..

A while ago I was spinning in the park with my (non-spinning) then boyf filming. Just as we were about to leave he decides to grab my poi and jump up onto a picnic bench thinking he could impress the people walking nearby. Needless to say, he ended up falling off the bench after whacking himself in his boy bits, and rolling around in acute pain. Served him right, I say.. ubblol


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kazman
BRONZE Member since Dec 2006

kazman

newbie
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Total posts: 16
Posted:A while ago just before physics or maths class was bout to start i was just standing there isolating with my socks and this one girl in my class was completely mystified by the isolation and asked me if there were magnets in there since she couldnt understand how they "stuck together" like that, i thought it was very funny.

Practise makes Poi-fect :P

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Bigfoot67
GOLD Member since Jun 2007

Bigfoot67

Member
Location: Bornem (Belgium)

Total posts: 103
Posted:LOL, i was just about to say kindof the same thing actually

yesterday i showed some of my friends some contact juggling and one girl asked me if there was a magnet in the ball tongue, she didn't get how the ball stuck to my hand all the time.


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Kathain_Bowen


Kathain_Bowen

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

Total posts: 422
Posted:Friday, from one of the outside vendors at work after hearing about my more... er... usual hobbies, poi included:

"Y'know... I knew you were out there.... but I didn't think you were THAT our there."


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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bluengoldfire
BRONZE Member since Nov 2006

bluengoldfire

Member
Location: Indiana

Total posts: 7
Posted:similar to others' posts:

I'm at a bonfire party doing some spinning with glowsticks and strings (forgot to bring the firepoi). Right after I finish spinning for them, a ten-year-old came up behind me and snatched my stuff.

"No really, I'm good at this, let me show ya..."

He tries to do a regular butterfly, while spinning as fast as possible. Two seconds later:

CRACK!
(glowsticks hit each other)
SMACK!
(glowsticks hit his nuts)
PFFT!
(He falls down on sand)

I walk up, pick up my stuff, and say "Yeah, really good" as I leave.


ND '10 GO IRISH!!

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poinoob
SILVER Member since Oct 2007

member
Location: louisianna, new orleans, USA

Total posts: 45
Posted:i have got so do you do karate quite a few times, and hey u must be on xtacy or something to that nature alot 2 but my favorite is "how do you do that" all i can manage is practice as a response.

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facelesshadow
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

facelesshadow

Wit is not your strong point!
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

Total posts: 142
Posted:Man I think that magnet comment is one of the most popular around me. I have gotten that wile playing with contact juggling and also devilsticks. I mean come on...do people really think we are wearing chain mail shirts and playing with sphirical magnets??? I must say that would be an interesting thing to try in the future though !)

Beyond the Continuum.

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:last night I was taking a workshop with fire in the park.

While getting everybody to work with one poi, a random bloke came up and asked why we weren't using two: I told him we were doing a workshop.

After a minute, he started saying 'workshop, workshop' in a really wierd, chanting kind of way, so I told him that the heckling workshop would be on in a minute, at which point he got pretty angry at me, telling me not to be so sarcastic, and that he was 'the f***ing king of sarcasm' before leaving.

About 3 minutes later, we had a heckling workshop (as intended)

shrug I dunno some people eh? wink


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)

Total posts: 1711
Posted:Guy hahaha smile

Cambridge eh.. full of dangerous characters.


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fanged_angel
BRONZE Member since Jul 2007

fanged_angel

poiromaniac
Location: liverpool, uk

Total posts: 162
Posted:best iv had up to now is probably "thats not a very smart career choice" while doing fire or when i was trying to teach a few friends how to do poi while in school when a teacher walked up to us and said "shouldnt you be reading a book and expanding your mind" to which somebody in the group replied "try watching this censored when your high now that stuff will really f-ing expand your mind" the teacher didnt find it funny but we all did

id like to point out that i personally dont do drugs


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CalvinKlown


CalvinKlown

Eunathist
Location: Hy Brasil - For real now.

Total posts: 280
Posted:In a park in Leeds, practicing contact staff, a small bunch of kids gathered watching, eventually one said:
"If we stood round you in a circle could you knock us all out?"
I replied:
"Yes I could, but, I promised only to use my powers for good."


Never lie down with someone who has more problems than you.

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:ubblol

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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Kitsune34
SILVER Member since Nov 2007

Kitsune34

newbie
Location: Orlando, FL, USA

Total posts: 51
Posted:When I was doing my first show (on New Year's) I got cat-called quite a bit.

"Get it, girl!"
"Come on! Keep it going, girl!"

And then, I was spinning and this guy was just like "Hey, can I give you a dollar?"
Me: umm "Uh.... I guess...."
Him: *reaching out his arm to give me the dollar* "Here."
Me: "Uh... I'm not stopping and I don't think you want to get burned."
Him: *placing bill on ground* "Well, here ya go."

I got an extra dollar, as well as getting paid that night. *shrugs* thankx


"Always forgive your enemies, for nothing annoys them so much." - Oscar Wilde

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firestarted
GOLD Member since Jul 2007

member
Location: , Ireland

Total posts: 28
Posted:I've a full arm cast on my left arm, it runs from my fingers to the top of my bicep. I usually spin for 3 hours a day. So it's really censoreding annoying that I'm bound up. I've ligament damage in my elbow and a hairline fracture.

I decided to see if I could do a 3 beat weave with a mates mincey little flags, presto, I did it (suffering now though).

After that I continued to use one poi on my good arm to learn throws.

A through and through Dublin scumbag walkin' by by says:
"Here chung-fella?! Can ye walk yer dog with da' yoyo?!"
I was in a heap laughin' at that {^_^}


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Geeza
GOLD Member since May 2006

Geeza

addict
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Total posts: 694
Posted: Written by: ArthurBrown


In a park in Leeds, practicing contact staff, a small bunch of kids gathered watching, eventually one said:
"If we stood round you in a circle could you knock us all out?"
I replied:
"Yes I could, but, I promised only to use my powers for good."



hey mate, hows it going?

Was this the time they asked if bill was the devil? Then we were all pretty impressed as one had some nunchuck skills?

Theres another meet on sundays, i only went to one of them, my weekends are always busy and i work all week now. Still practice poi quite a lot and have progressed nicely from when you last saw me.

Anyway, think the strangest thing someone has said to me was "they could hurt someone" when i was spinning glowsticks in a club. I replied
"yes, but so can a car if you walk into it whilst its moving"


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Imbalance
GOLD Member since Sep 2005

Imbalance

not different, just not the same
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 263
Posted:Was being safety for a friend after my spin set at a halloween event and a rather drunk older guy proceeds to attempt to strike a conversation with me. He proceeds to tell me that he has some talents too and shows me how his thumb is double jointed. He goes on for a minute about his prowess in what apparently is some amazing hand flexibility rolleyes after a few moments of his attempting to distract me I tell him that its very cool and all well and good but I need to pay attention for the safety of my friend. He seems fully sure that his "talent" is unique and mildly annoyed that i'm not giving his thumb the attention it deserves so I tell him "That's great, you should put an act together and next year we'll get you a slot on stage" (said nicely with a smile) he just stops, looks dejected for a second and says "I tried once... i tried..." and walks off into the crowd.

I once learned every move that there was,
Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
So now I struggle to dream.

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Looper
GOLD Member since Feb 2004

Looper

grasshopper in training
Location: , Australia

Total posts: 124
Posted:wow... that last one made me sad... surreal moment.
Broken dreams...

x


There is a world made of air, one of earth and one of water.
And there is one made of fire, and all of them fight for supremacy. They are fighting now, in my head.

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:Ya, seriously ubblol

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings, England (UK)

Total posts: 1182
Posted: Written by:

its like watching fish



said 10mins ago whilst palmspinning


"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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