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ImmortalAngel
Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 19th Jan 2004
Total posts: 578
Posted:We all know once you start twirling, it's hard to stop :P
I grabed a pair of my friend's mittens the other day and broke into 3 beat weave (tried for 5 but they were to short and had no weight) then into a butterfly.
I realized I do this a fair bit when ever I get items in my hands. I've done it with articles of clothing, shopping bags full of food and all sorts of strange items :P
I wanted to know how many other people twirl what ever they can get their hands on.
I know in the Martial Arts world, everything becomes staff or a sword wink
I think in the twirling world, everything becoms twirlable.


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> STAY SAFE! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug.gif" alt="" />

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JayKitty
JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
Total posts: 534
Posted:Funny story. In seaside after prom everyone gets totally shnokered([censored]-faced) long story short me and the friends got wasted the night before, but the cop came and took away all of our stuff... it was ok though, i was gone by the time he got there, but thats another story ^_^. ANYWAY The next night at about 2am i decide it would be a great idea to go skinny dipping. So i did and I walked back to the hotel and the only door open is to a friend's room, seeing as i was locked out of mine i decided to go say hi. I did, stayed five minutes, security came to their place too and took all of their alcohol. The point of the story is i had my socks in my back pocket and as im standing there watching the cops take everything out i start doing a mini corkscrew with my socks. The cops didn't apreciate this and started yelling to put the weapons down just as i was going into a simple 3-beat weave and getting kinda into it. It was a bit scary then, but makes for a good story now.


Well, there's my story.


Don't mind me, just passing through.

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creaturesfarley
stranger
Location: South devon, England
Member Since: 25th Aug 2004
Total posts: 22
Posted:ive used shopping bags, socks with deodorant cans in them (OW!!!) socks with rocks in them (double OW!!!) socks with other socks in them (no pain involved thank god!!) handbags (my sister's and my mum's hee hee) scarfs, two matching necklaces, shoes, the tongues from inside shoes attached to shoe-laces, a webcam and a computer mouse (dad wasnt too happy about that 1) those glow-sticks you get at festivals that you attach together to make bracelets etc. (3 of those in each hand in a long string! v pretty!)

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Chumpy
Chumpy

member
Location: In between you and that spliff
Member Since: 20th Dec 2004
Total posts: 78
Posted:My first practise staff was a re-tractable paintbrush extention....So I had the choice of a really long or short staff....It's how I found my perfect length when I made my own...

Not very interesting....I know


Health is a secondary consideration when you have a lifestyle to maintain

Not seen a Banana do Double staff in the woods? You obviously weren't at that party!

'my guess would be staffers dont waste time talking bollox' - strugz

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Disc0
annoying boy
Location: Sweden
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2004
Total posts: 160
Posted:i've done a little staffing with a guitar....
not so special.
not so fun.
not so balanced.


fire is just light and heat.
it's you friend!

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minimaniac
minimaniac

The Ladiees Man
Location: near swindon/ oxford
Member Since: 5th Nov 2004
Total posts: 360
Posted:ive span my diablo sticks as poi/ meateors

nothing special really


I'm going to leave the army and run away to the circus

if not i will just become a MI5 agent !!!

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devkev
devkev

discoverer of phat and poigling
Location: North London.. England
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 292
Posted:i spun the inside of a keyboard wrist rest last night... its all squidgy and elasticly weird...
i am so proud...


its all about the fun fun fun fun and more fun...

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Havokist
Havokist


Location: Manchester
Member Since: 20th Dec 2004
Total posts: 2530
Posted:i was sat in my living room when i got handed my phone charger and i naturally went into a three beat weave in a meteor-ish way.

but then i realised what i was doing and hit myself in the face with the plug end mad


We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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darkpoet
darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish
Member Since: 14th May 2003
Total posts: 525
Posted:yesterday i was spinnin the pool cleaning thing...the one w/the scoop on the end(round 16ft or so?)...and i managed to do a weave w/silly putty =P

Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Filthy-Ralph
Filthy-Ralph

member
Location: Barnstaple, Devon, UK
Member Since: 4th Nov 2004
Total posts: 66
Posted:hmm at work when im bored in the stockroom i use electrical cable. 1 has a plug socket at the end that hurts when u hit your head. the other has the plastic casing from a small transformer. took the metal out.

If hope can grow from dirt like me.....It can be done.

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darkpoet
darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish
Member Since: 14th May 2003
Total posts: 525
Posted:yesterday i was spinnin speghetti =P got bored deciding what to make for dinner..its hard to spin!

Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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grasshoppah
grasshoppah

HoP is teh suxor.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Member Since: 4th Nov 2003
Total posts: 425
Posted:this is going to sound really weird...

my old roomate bought a very big double headed dildo and cut it in half and made nunchucks out of it.

we called them the 'dilchucks'

they hurt very bad when you got hit by them.


Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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Ifrit
Ifrit

The GF of HoP
Location: Somerset, England
Member Since: 17th Aug 2004
Total posts: 492
Posted:i really dont know what to say to that... um, well done?

fire leads to creation

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KatP
KatP

Muddy fingernails
Location: Way oop norf
Member Since: 15th Jan 2005
Total posts: 505
Posted:Tried staffing with walking stick just after was introduced to firestaffing. Didn't work very well, not straight and uneven weighting due to antler on one end!
Have proper staff now, yay! clap bounce2 biggrin


Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!

KITTENS!!!!

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sureau
sureau

enthusiast
Location: Oz girl in Eng-land
Member Since: 16th Aug 2004
Total posts: 224
Posted:I was working at an environmental center for awhile, and couldn't help twirling whatever tool I touched - rake, scythe (look out!), broom, cutters, hammer. Didn't try any poi moves by swinging the angle grinder by the cord though. So call me gutless. Hehe.

I have a habit of spontaneously twirling random objects in my room (including an african spear) and hitting the fan.

Hmm... tent poles, pens, cardboard rolls, branches; anything goes...


"Be the Bunny"

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sureau
sureau

enthusiast
Location: Oz girl in Eng-land
Member Since: 16th Aug 2004
Total posts: 224
Posted:but then i realised what i was doing and hit myself in the face with the plug end mad




ubblol ubbrollsmile ubblol
An ongoing thing with some friends of mine was to say "Hey look what I can do - owwwww"... "Hey I just figured out how to - owwwww"... "Check it out, I came up with this new - owwww"


"Be the Bunny"

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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:I've 3bt weaved a pair of golf clubs- killed my wrists !

biggrin


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darkpoet
darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish
Member Since: 14th May 2003
Total posts: 525
Posted:you know those ditch scythes??
its sorta like a voulge..( bladed polearm)...when you spin something thats heavy on only one end you have to change your form into something more towards martial arts


Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Lavatwilight
Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 834
Posted:you know the poles you use for high jump (4 meters or so long) got a lil bit of contact with one of them tongue that was fun.

Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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darkpoet
darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish
Member Since: 14th May 2003
Total posts: 525
Posted:a fire sledgy...*remembers the old thread*
just saying..DONT try it..
it hurts lol


Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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ammre
ammre

Member
Location: New Jersey
Member Since: 14th Sep 2004
Total posts: 37
Posted:i figured if i increase my weight on my poi i might get better arm mucles, so i had these 32 ounce alchol bottles (rubbing alchol in plastic bottles), i took them and shoved them in my socks and tried spinning away... They were fine until just after the apex of the spin when the centripital force wore out.
I'll catch myself swinging without thinking sometimes... After the guys at my juggling club showed me the basics of moving your hand for club swinging it hasn'et been limited to shopping bags and chords, but rather soda bottles and such too...


that which yeilds is not always weak.

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TheHalfLizard
newbie
Location: Sheffield
Member Since: 2nd Feb 2005
Total posts: 14
Posted:I started swinging with fire poi and staffat a festival.under the influence of several narcotics.most of them legal.the result:2 hours swinging no casualties and no fatalities.go me.i also tried with hockey pucks in socks.that hurts.

"The only people i con out of money are the ones who'd do the same to me if they weremore intelligent than i am."
"You use arrogance to cancel out guilt?"

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Gelfling
Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol
Member Since: 7th Jul 2004
Total posts: 665
Posted:My halberd and axe often get spun. Any flat object like trays and books etc get spun like plates on my finger. I plate spin with an epee and stick throwing the plate from one to the other - that's fun smile

Think jugglers have got obsessive compulsive disorder - in a good way i.e. non-Howard Hughes way.


>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
Total posts: 3533
Posted:i've been meaning to make rubber ducky poi. that way when you do wraps they squeek. it probably wouldn't work, but i love the idea

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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darkpoet
darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish
Member Since: 14th May 2003
Total posts: 525
Posted:howabout those hammer things that when you move them they make funny noises......rubber.....
anybody have a clue what im talking about?


Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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devkev
devkev

discoverer of phat and poigling
Location: North London.. England
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 292
Posted:i have poied my jacket on many occasions... its cool if you do a weave then side step 90 deg and pull the jacket on...

(walks away looking totally cool) ((whatever))


its all about the fun fun fun fun and more fun...

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:ubblol

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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darkpoet
darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish
Member Since: 14th May 2003
Total posts: 525
Posted:umm

Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Chi_Staff
member
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, Warwicksh...
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 35
Posted:i love this game! erm glow sticks on the end of tent guy ropes was what I learnt to spin on, bean bags on climbing ropes works really well, until it hit the ground and split, did anyone know there are REAL beans in those?! and about a million of them!!Ive always wanted to try a 9section steel whip, its a shaolin kung fu weapon. My martial arts school gave me a lanyard(SP?)to put my keys on, that gets spun a lot when im there. clothes, phone chargers, any electrical plug at all actually, belt with a big buckle, I teach kids how to use nunchucks so am bit handy with them, police dont like them too much in public tho...

Whatever it is, If it makes you happy and you're not hurting anybody then you are making the world a better place.

The world always looks nicer when you're spinning.

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Havokist
Havokist


Location: Manchester
Member Since: 20th Dec 2004
Total posts: 2530
Posted:kev, i get the idea of the jacket, but i'll have to see it to believe it.

so make a vid tongue


We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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darkpoet
darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish
Member Since: 14th May 2003
Total posts: 525
Posted:9 section plum whip...those things hurt SO BAD!!!!!!

Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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