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Posted:Honestly im having a hard time trying to figure out a way they could have made this more dangerous. The only thing I could think of is telling them to bath in fuel before spinning.



Ok I will admit that I have used denim as wicks. That was before I ordered Kevlar (should be at my doorstep in the morning or on monday) but I wouldn't ever do anything this crazy. I at least made proper cathedral heads. The only diffrence between my denim poi and poi sold here at HoP was the fact that they were denim.





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Mr Majestik
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Posted:facepalm.

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Mucky
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Posted:Personally, I just trust anybody who chooses to deprive himself of one eye by having all weepy hair. Especially when they have more outtakes material than usable footage...

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Spanner
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Posted:Flagged as harmful dangerous acts > abuse of fire or explosives (somewhat reluctantly as even responsible fire spinning could be described as such depending on your persuasion).

Just for anyone new to fire spinning who won't read the comments on the YouTube page itself -
- please, please, PLEASE do your research into fire training and how to make your own gear so that you:

DON'T spin with petrol
DON'T stab at a pair of jeans with a knife in a poorly lit garage
DON'T even think about doing anything which vaguely resembles the above when you've been drinking either

The "adult" in that video should know better and all.


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Birgit
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Posted:I'll vote for him in the Darwin Awards if he manages to kill himself. Poor Rammstein should protest against being used for that pile of *****.

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LazyAngel
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Posted:already flagged and commented on it

if you watch the end of this video




you can see just what he manages to do to himself with them


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Posted:The gene pool certainly does have a shallow end...

A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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animatEd
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Posted:can you change the title to 'how NOT to make fire poi' please? smile

Because this video really isn't how to make them.


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Posted:Thats a good idea.

Fire poi isnt just some cool party trick. I was doing a grad party and some of the people thought it was stupid. That is until they picked up my practice poi and within a few seconds they have already hit themselves in the head and few times and downed to the floor from a nut shot.


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FireTom


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Posted:Best is that looney-tunes-dad in the background, giving his support to all this... [sigh] rolleyes



How'bout this one?






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newgabe
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Posted:Well, some did think of using fibreglass. That's what my (and Knoxious) original staffs were made from in the mid 90's. It does work. Then it frays badly then disintegrates.

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FireTom


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Posted:eggsactly - that's what cheap stuff (often) is about - no longevity...

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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newgabe
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Posted:But Kevlar rope and an egg beater cage... Hmmmmm.. Interesting!

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Dom
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Posted:Hmmmm, Flailing Arm style poi. My favourite!

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the_mods_stole_my_name
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Posted:hey...the flailing arm style is my style!!!

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LazyAngel
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Posted:The first video got taken down

glad we managed to get through to them smile


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