Chloe'GOLD Member
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Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
First off-I did search this topic and didn't find anything. If there is already one similar, forgive me.
Ok... So the weather is finally warming up where I live and I'm wanting to start spinning fire. I live in the midwest US. My main question is who would I need to talk to to make sure I can even do it in my town, if so where, and similar questions. Also, how would I even go about asking them? Should I bring my equipment? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Ok, first, you can always do it on private property from what I know. And if it's someone else's, than you better have their permission obviously.

If you want to do it in public, I still need to do this now that it's warm, ask your local Fire Department or Police Station (I forget which one), but my guess is on the Fire department.

You probably should bring your equipment and if they don't know what it is, then sometimes people will show them and once they see you're responsible and won't catch the world on fire, they should be fine with it.

This is what has all been told to me, there are similar threads, but no big deal.

The only luck is bad luck.

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Chloe'GOLD Member
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Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
Thanks. That's what I kinda thought but wasn't sure.

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Fire_MooseSILVER Member
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Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Posted:
I like to do renegade burns. Go to a park or a parking lot and light up then after yer done move along to another spot. If you can find a big concrete slab it will look better for you if yer caught. For the most part if a cop drives by and sees you he will stop and check it out. Cops have only told me to move along but you very well may get a citation.

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Chloe'GOLD Member
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Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. It sounds a lot simpler than trying to talk to the fire department about it.

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ecaBRONZE Member
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Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA


Posted:
Chances are if it's a "first offense" you'll be given a warning and at that time you can ask what you would need to do in order to legally be able to spin fire in your locality/municipality.

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liquidtrancei dream in circles...
336 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
most of the time you'll be fine so long as you are far enough away from people&buildings, the concrete slab thing helps. most of the time they'll just stop for a look and move on. If they do decide to say something and stop you just be polite&pack up, chances are the next time you try it'll be a different cop who won't mind so no point causing a fuss:)

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JamethGOLD Member
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Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
I presume it depends on the country and most of you are in the US:

we regularly have a fire meet on a local beach (Newcastle Aus), have never asked anyone for permission (that might make them nervous) and have had no problems.

Then, we're about 15m from the ocean, 15mm from a concrete walkway /cliff and 200m from anything burnable.

Failing a beach a large expanse of concrete sounds like your safest bet, but a fair bit would depend on local regulations / sensitivity.

ecaBRONZE Member
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Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA


Posted:
With summer coming, you can always find a lake/pond and wade into it (giving yourself plenty of space to not extinguish) and spin fire in water tongue2

I'm going on a trip to Yellowstone this summer and my cousin (who works there in the summers) suggested I do that.

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JamethGOLD Member
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Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
Unless it's very shallow and with a firm base you'd have to more or less stand still, but it should make for some very interesting visuals with the reflections. smile

Chloe'GOLD Member
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324 posts
Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
The spinning in water thing sounds pretty sweet. I live right by the river so that would be convenient. Thanks for the input guys!

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forrestfireSILVER Member
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67 posts
Location: Houston, Texas, USA


Posted:
really just have a comfortable set up.

i did my first burn in my back yard with a water hose close by.

now after doing a decent amount of burns later i just light up anywhere.

It's nothing really that big as long as you know your boundaries. keep it simple.

And also warm up. And you'll be surprised how much heavier it is while has the fuel in it and with the drag of the fire.

WARNING!!! Do NOT spin at the beach with the wind blowing at 20 mph. I did that 2 days ago and my shoulder is STILL killing me. You can't prepare for the wind making your spin REALLY heavy and REALLY resistant.

SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
I did mine with a fire extinguisher within my dad's reach in my backyard.

The only luck is bad luck.

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Chloe'GOLD Member
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Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
I've been adding weight to my poi gradually so I don't think that will be too much of a problem. The wind tip is a good one to know though.

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natasqiaddict
489 posts
Location: Perth


Posted:
Depends where you live. In Aus because we have a lot of farming land and have a lot of bushfire's it's not as easy as "it's private property I can do whatever". If there is a city wide fire ban. that includes all outside BBQs etc. So check with the local firies. smile

VillageIdiotSILVER Member
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Location: Australia


Posted:
If you do it at a beach at night, you will have no problems.

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WyattDavisSpinsGOLD Member
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Location: UTAH, USA


Posted:
You might want to check out the NAFAA.org they have alot of good information and they may be able to help you find the fire codes in your region.

Chloe'GOLD Member
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Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
Going to talk to someone that's on the local fire department tonight probably. Hoping to light up for the first time this friday. ^_^

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Chloe'GOLD Member
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Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
After a week of beautiful weather it decides to rain on the day I plan to go out. Typical lol.

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Yup, that's Murphy's Law at work

The only luck is bad luck.

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Chloe'GOLD Member
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324 posts
Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
Yep... hate it lol. Oh well there is always next time

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VillageIdiotSILVER Member
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Location: Australia


Posted:
Two days ago we went to Bondi Beach for the usual weekly spin, and me and my buddy stood in the water. Fun stuff. =)


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MidkiffBRONZE Member
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462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
its funny the cops where i live just stop and watch they dont care where you do it

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Chloe'GOLD Member
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Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
I have a feeling the ones here will either do that or be all over my ass because there is nothing else to do in this town.

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
^^^I second that for me

The only luck is bad luck.

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Chloe'GOLD Member
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Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
Haha. They have stopped along the street and started talking to me for no reason because they were bored I think. I found it quite amusing.

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Talking about what? Like, what are you doing crazy person, stop now. Or that's cool, what is it. Or hey how's you life been little Billy, would you like some candy?

The only luck is bad luck.

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ecaBRONZE Member
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Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA


Posted:
Why yes, old man, I'd love some of your candy... *Kidnapped*

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Chloe'GOLD Member
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324 posts
Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
Haha just asked what it was and how I got into it and such. Every now and then some will still slow down when I'm out practicing.
And aren't the cops supposed to help people who have been kidnapped? lol

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