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EpitomeOfNovice
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA

Total posts: 787
Posted:Well guys after 6 months of practice and preparation, I have decided to commemorate my 28th birthday tomorrow with my 1st burn. Fortunately the blizzard remnants have cleared out here in Delaware, the ground is dry and weather should be great for an afternoon burn. My fiance will be spotting me, the tripod will be filming, and all of my gear is ready (including safe cold weather attire).

Wish me luck and anyone who would like to share their experiences of having a first burn in the cold or any last minute advice please do share! weavesmiley

I'll upload and update with the finished results as soon as I can. Thanks so much everyone for their input that has aided my preparation for the big day! grouphug

peace


~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

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Zephyre Phoenix


Zephyre Phoenix

Familiar stranger giving out popcorn. (formerly Ascilith)
Location: Lawrence, KS

Total posts: 1264
Posted:oh dear god... umm

Never take candy from strangers...... But popcorn is okay!

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Lol, you should embrace the bounce!

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Zephyre Phoenix


Zephyre Phoenix

Familiar stranger giving out popcorn. (formerly Ascilith)
Location: Lawrence, KS

Total posts: 1264
Posted:I'm embracing but I'm also avoiding being trampled lol

Never take candy from strangers...... But popcorn is okay!

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:*getting seasick* World going up and down....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Zephyre Phoenix


Zephyre Phoenix

Familiar stranger giving out popcorn. (formerly Ascilith)
Location: Lawrence, KS

Total posts: 1264
Posted:That's what she said

Never take candy from strangers...... But popcorn is okay!

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

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Posted:Hey! I did another burn on new Years Eve, It's my fifth. Now I know how it feels after 20 minutes of trying to light. OMG my hands were frozen and I was in a censored t-shirt! I'm just thankful I had the fingerless gloves soaked in hot water. I'm noticing it's not taking too long to get used to the fire. So here it is, I forgot the music and that made it not as fun, and it took 20 minutes to light (thank you spare lighter fluid grin ) I'm going to have to start mixing lighter fluid in with my kerosene ubbidea



Woohoo! I figured out how to embed! Also my shirt happens to say "Detroit, Where the Weak are Killed and Eaten." laugh3


The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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WoodlandApple
BRONZE Member since Dec 2009

WoodlandApple

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Posted:all this talk about cold is giving me a chill.

I cant light my poi where I am cause its too hot, 40C=total fire ban frown

Nice vid


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

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Posted:Wow, total fire ban. I can't imagine that, is it because everything is dry and will easily just go up in flames? That's the only thing I can thank of. And if your talking about my 5th Burn/New Years vid, "Why thank you!" hug2

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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WoodlandApple
BRONZE Member since Dec 2009

WoodlandApple

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Location: Australia

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Posted:Originally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroitWow, total fire ban. I can't imagine that, is it because everything is dry and will easily just go up in flames?

yep. Aus is in its like 15th year of drought and we get really dry winds, fire is pretty common - in fact most aussie plants require fire to germinate (there's one for the useless fact book). there has been 3 fires in the hills by my parents place in the last 2 weeks.

Originally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroit And if your talking about my 5th Burn/New Years vid, "Why thank you!" hug2

yeah I liked your butterfly/flower combo and your low to high reels. I could only watch the first half tho, my mum has dial up - I didnt even think that existed anymore.


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Posted:laugh3 I struggle to comprehend someone not being able to imagine total fire bans lol!

Aaaah, to live in a non-bushfire-prone country tongue2


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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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted:what if you are on a large area of dirt? still cant light up and spin?

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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Sister Eleven
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Sister Eleven

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Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1277
Posted:Originally Posted By: Rouge Dragonlaugh3 I struggle to comprehend someone not being able to imagine total fire bans lol!

Aaaah, to live in a non-bushfire-prone country tongue2

This is why more people should come to the Puget Sound region. Coniferous rainforest, low fire risks, lots of burners, and if you're from Australia or New Zealand, we love your accent.

Looks like I'm at it again...


p|.q|r:|::s|.s|s:|:.s|q.|:p|s.|.p|s

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Originally Posted By: WoodlandAppleOriginally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroitWow, total fire ban. I can't imagine that, is it because everything is dry and will easily just go up in flames?

yep. Aus is in its like 15th year of drought and we get really dry winds, fire is pretty common - in fact most aussie plants require fire to germinate (there's one for the useless fact book). there has been 3 fires in the hills by my parents place in the last 2 weeks.

Originally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroit And if your talking about my 5th Burn/New Years vid, "Why thank you!" hug2

yeah I liked your butterfly/flower combo and your low to high reels. I could only watch the first half tho, my mum has dial up - I didnt even think that existed anymore.
Wow, that's hard for me to imagine all those fires. Yeah, I figured out a little after that, to make that butterfly/flower/extended reel thing symmetrical, I have to move in split time. And yes, I did come up with that on my own, I am quite proud of it myself grin I like it. And look out world I just cracked the inspin flower piroutte! At least that's what I think you meant by butterfly/flower combo. If it isn't than tell me what is because that's probably the only real new looking thing I did in there (I think)


The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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EpitomeOfNovice
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA

Total posts: 787
Posted:That's a great vid SoD, I've been mad busy so I haven't been on here. I totally plan on the next warm enough day burning the remaining fuel from my wicks and will continue burn practice as soon as I can wear a T-shirt comfortably (in the mid 50s F. range and higher).

Sorry you had to go through the 20 minutes to light predicament because your hands will hate you!!! I was so flustered from it, not fun for a first timer. I'm going to continue with my indoor practice to stay fresh until then though and I wrapped my wicks in foil then put the fluffy covers on. I'm also practicing getting in and out of the double loop handles quickly and I'm considering getting some single loops to try (perhaps they are easier to get in, out of, and secure them when deal with flames *shrugs*)

In any case mad props for going out in a T-shirt, but don't catch pneumonia or anything! I'm gonna wait for some better conditions because we've been in a deep freeze for over a week now in the mid-atlantic region! Burrrrrr-chilly!!!!!


~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Originally Posted By: Rouge Dragonlaugh3 I struggle to comprehend someone not being able to imagine total fire bans lol!

Aaaah, to live in a non-bushfire-prone country tongue2

Not bushfire prone, but a bunch of *censored* keep lighting fires in the Western Cape which can get pretty bad at times. Mostly not an issue though.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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WoodlandApple
BRONZE Member since Dec 2009

WoodlandApple

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Posted:Originally Posted By: Pojewhat if you are on a large area of dirt? still cant light up and spin?

nope cause that would defeat the purpose of it being called a Total fire ban yes

seriously though, fires are a huge issue over here, spot fires can land like up to 8Km away from its source, once a fire gets out of contol then the dry nature of our country turns them truly epic. fire bans are not something that is wise to mess around with, or try to get around.


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Originally Posted By: EpitomeOfNoviceThat's a great vid SoD, I've been mad busy so I haven't been on here. I totally plan on the next warm enough day burning the remaining fuel from my wicks and will continue burn practice as soon as I can wear a T-shirt comfortably (in the mid 50s F. range and higher).

Sorry you had to go through the 20 minutes to light predicament because your hands will hate you!!! I was so flustered from it, not fun for a first timer. I'm going to continue with my indoor practice to stay fresh until then though and I wrapped my wicks in foil then put the fluffy covers on. I'm also practicing getting in and out of the double loop handles quickly and I'm considering getting some single loops to try (perhaps they are easier to get in, out of, and secure them when deal with flames *shrugs*)

In any case mad props for going out in a T-shirt, but don't catch pneumonia or anything! I'm gonna wait for some better conditions because we've been in a deep freeze for over a week now in the mid-atlantic region! Burrrrrr-chilly!!!!!
Thank you hug That was pretty brutal with only fingerless gloves, the tshirt thing doesn't bother me at night for some reason, or if I'm moving. But man did that fire feel good on my hands, especially for the buzzsaw (mmmmm that was warm ^^)


The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Total posts: 13215
Posted:Originally Posted By: Sister Eleven
and if you're from Australia or New Zealand, we love your accent.


Gah, I can't stand Aussie accents! Not really a fan or Kiwi ones either (unless I'm laughing wink )


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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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Originally Posted By: Rouge DragonOriginally Posted By: Sister Eleven
and if you're from Australia or New Zealand, we love your accent.


Gah, I can't stand Aussie accents! Not really a fan or Kiwi ones either (unless I'm laughing wink )

In the wrong place then, yes?


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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