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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:Do fat people spin? ive looked at a lot of youtube vids, and pics, and the like and have yet to see a fellow fat guy spinning. Am i a minority in this community. Granted im sure its harder for us to move around the (in my case staff) object and we lack the flexability of you "Skinnies" but whats the deal? Us fatties need to unite.

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Cody
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA

Total posts: 556
Posted:The thing is the more you spinn the less fat you become. I have seen some amazing transformations in body shapes of spinners as they progress. Our group has it's share of self proclaimed fat old spinners, and they can rock it!
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Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada

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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 929
Posted:I've seen a few videos with some pretty hefty glowstickers, I don't really recall any with fire though... Technique is definatly more important than flexibility

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:I count myself in the group of overweight spinners. I doubt if I'll ever do any of the behind the back moves but I have a blast!

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is NOT.
Proud member of the HoP DPS.
Sanity is a highly overrated state of mind.
I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

Gidg

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the_mods_stole_my_name
SILVER Member since May 2006

the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kin...

Total posts: 1286
Posted:we do exist...OBESE people are everywhere on here. Overweight Bas$$rds Embodying Spinning Excellence....i'm proud to be an OBESE member!!!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:I LOVE IT!!!! Now all I'm going to have do is remember what the new acronym stands for.

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is NOT.
Proud member of the HoP DPS.
Sanity is a highly overrated state of mind.
I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

Gidg

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted: Written by: Cody


The thing is the more you spinn the less fat you become. I have seen some amazing transformations in body shapes of spinners as they progress.



ya know, a couple people have mentioned it looks like im losing weight. i never really thought spinning a stick could do much, hmmmmm.

anyways OBESE, i LOVE it. are there any meeting i can attend? is there an AZ chapter?


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:there's loads of fatty fatty spinners bounce

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Here ya go smile

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Larry
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Larry

Electro Ponce!
Location: Hull!, United Kingdom

Total posts: 383
Posted: Written by: Cody


The thing is the more you spinn the less fat you become.



that's not strictly true, as anyone who knows me will know!
i remember there being a question about wether "fatties" can do BTB stuff,... yes we can, but i struggle with waistwraps!


What're you looking at?
I assume you're being rhetorical?
What're you callin' me!?

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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Total posts: 1965
Posted:I have to agree with everybody else
Fat spinners soon become less fat


May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:I'm not agreeing with the whole "fat spinners lose weight" vibe going on.

I like to eat, spinning makes me hungry, therefore i eat more. Simple biggrin

your crazy "exercise makes you thin" logic doesn't work here. Exercise makes you hungry biggrin


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the_mods_stole_my_name
SILVER Member since May 2006

the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kin...

Total posts: 1286
Posted:loving that theory jo!
nicely found thread newgabe!!


Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
Posted:Here's a thread from a while back that features a rather hefty spinner.

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the_mods_stole_my_name
SILVER Member since May 2006

the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kin...

Total posts: 1286
Posted:he's small compared to me!!!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:awesome so I'm a member now?

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Cody
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA

Total posts: 556
Posted:Who said anything about a theory? I have personally whitnessed people do it. One I saw probably lost over 80 lbs over a few years, it was amazing.

Granted you have to actually spin regularly, not just once in a while.

True exercise makes you hungry, but if you eat in a ballanced fashon you'll still loose weight. Exercise pumps up your metabolism for a few hours. If you eat right to fuel the machine, the machine will trim it'self down. smile

Not that you have to strive for thinness. But I would encourage you to spinn for health and happiness. smile


Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada

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kash
GOLD Member since May 2006

kash

Dangerous cynic
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 166
Posted:If you spin enough you don't get time to eat, it's hard to hold a sandwich and poi...

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the_mods_stole_my_name
SILVER Member since May 2006

the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kin...

Total posts: 1286
Posted:that's where one handed butterfly moves come in handy, you can eat, drink, smoke and still look cool!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:haha i got my one handed spinning down, just cuz you gotta smoke doesnt mean you gotta stop.

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Cody
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA

Total posts: 556
Posted:Yah but not being able to spin out your own fire poi because your wheasing is gret inspiration. smile

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada

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mparker
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

mparker

member
Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Total posts: 71
Posted:I'm what most people (ya skinny bastages!) here would consider overweight, but I've been living the whole "spinning is thinning" experience. I generally spin for an hour or two every day, and since I started I've just generally had a complete turnaround in my weight, excercise habits and eating habits.

But since my weight is...er..well distributed for a female shape...I DO have some problems with a bunch of moves because my hips and front-bits tend to get in the way. I just have to learn to contory myself properly.

Though darn-it my round shoulders I have are getting in the way of some contact moves I'm working on. Luckily the muscles there are starting to finally develop.


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:ubblol
She said "front bits"
ubblol


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:oi! they DO get in the way! spank

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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KittyKill


KittyKill

enthusiast
Location: Ontario

Total posts: 365
Posted:in deed they do *grumble* but yayness for development

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

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
Posted: Written by: KittyKill

yayness for development



There's just so many dual meanings in this thread... ubbrollsmile


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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs..., United Ki...

Total posts: 2719
Posted:But will you close it? Is "front bits" PG?
ubblol

I'm pudgy, cant do btb or anything else like that, but i dont care cos i've developed my own style...

smile


ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
ubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmile

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georgemc
BRONZE Member since Oct 2006

georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 2387
Posted: Written by: =Flashpoint=


But will you close it? Is "front bits" PG?


Depends how they're displayed...


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Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
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nellpuss
GOLD Member since May 2007

nellpuss

&*(%^&JHGBiguijuHGFHFGijgkfrpojknf5uyy&%798ij\;LLKKLF?l@~o{~l';U(*^&%uyfgj:@980hooH&*TgHUHK Jones.
Location: The whales belly., Wales (UK)

Total posts: 18
Posted:Why is it that fat people cant do BTB as a few have mentioned? I'm only askin cause i'm overweight, but i'm gona do BTB soon i know and not because of weight loss although it will be gladly welcomed. The only thing that haults the flow of me BTB is the poi's hit my thighs but i think that this is because i aint wigglin my body enough because i can cross my hands BTB easy as!

Any thoughts? Is wigglin more an option or do i need to lose some thigh? I've been told that if i can cross my hands BTB then i can do the weave, this true?

NICE ONE!


Hello boys and girls i'm Jimmy Carl Black and i'm the indian of the group.

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mparker
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

mparker

member
Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Total posts: 71
Posted:I think it depends on the KIND of overweight you are. My boyfriend is short and stocky, with a very firm muscle/fat/muscle structure, meaning he can't do ANY BTB at all. His arms physically cannot move in such a way to get behind him. He's not enormously overweight either, that's just the way his build has him locked in. Goodness knows he's tried, he's the one that started me spinnning.

I'm softer and more flexible, with longer arms and legs, so I just have to work out the annoyances of wiggling my hips and bottom out of the way.


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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
Posted:I think it may be more about technique and very seldom about body size or shape for BTB stuff.

I'm VERY inflexible yet after 8 years of spinning my freinds are amazed at how I seem to be made of rubber when performing.

Yet, when I go to the gym for an assessment, they still use a measuring tape to record the distance between my fingers and the slide I'm supposed to push, and write down a NEGATIVE NUMBER on the flexibility chart! smile

Try shortening and lengthening the poi length, and remember, BTB is the movement of the poi, so different people may be able to achieve the same movement of poi with DIFFERENT movements of their body...

Sorry if I sound like a nag, but if a school clutz like me can make a living from circus arts, and actually be good on occassion, then your boyfriend can do BTB moves, he just needs to practice and try ways that work for him...


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