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keyarghah
keyarghah

Woodford is Goodford..!
Location: Sydney at heart.
Member Since: 6th Jun 2007
Total posts: 241
Posted:Newb attack. Weve all been there.

When a newb comes up to you the instant youve lit up, gives you some explanation about he is better at "it" that you are, and demands a to play with your so carefully hand constructed weight perfect staff/poi RIGHT NOW.

Then proceeds to show off to his mates doing a 2 beat or similar, as they decide they can also have a go, using your fuel.
Usually ends in them dropping it/bending staff/hitting themselves in the nuts/them leaving for another beer.

..and usually followed by "can you fire breathe? here give me some vodka".


So! Whats your best excuse to stop them from TOUCHING YOUR STUFF.?!
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Icarus Forde
Icarus Forde

Just Icarus//Spinner//Pyro//Geek
Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 10th Apr 2010
Total posts: 261
Posted:That's why I prefer fire... People are so much more cautious about fire. Just send a fireball towards them, they usually hightail it. grin

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Fugee
Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 2501
Posted:I do anything to avoid violence but with me there is a free hit and after that I will defend myself. Someone that will strike you again after you didn't return their first strike is out to hurt more than your pride. And sorry if it offends anyone but that includes a female that cannot be restrained.

IF: Fire is great for that reason, but you can't always have fire. frown

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EDIT_REASON: grammar boo boo


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Smurf24029
Smurf24029

Poi Master Smurf
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Member Since: 5th Sep 2009
Total posts: 343
Posted:Not entirely true with the fire. I have a rule which is that no fire is allowed without real experience and some skill. I have had people ask me if they can try my fire. Some joking some serious.

Fly High
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Don't Stop

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Soopa
Soopa

As Himself

Member Since: 31st Jul 2009
Total posts: 150
Posted:I've only ever had a problem with someone physically trying to take my poi from me and it was at the infamous afterlife

To which I responded with 2 or 3 punches to which they fell and then a long winded explanation to security that they were attempting to rob me

I would like to thank that person now though because I have since then become good friends with Mark, the owner and now get in free lol


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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:Originally Posted By: Refuge CrewAn assault on a man is the same as on a woman IMO. To be honest, I'll respect a woman a far as she will respect me, equality... Okaaay. Females that will not be accountable for their actions often use their sex as a way to take advantage of a man. I'd simply snatch them right back from her!

I feel the same way about that and honestly women go for blood in a fight from one's I've witnessed. I'm a firm believer in true equal opportunity and it's nice to hear a man tell it how it is!

I've noticed that at clubs/raves with glow poi the obnoxious little candy ravers never come up to me because I naturally have the "hipster scowl" when I'm doing something I concentrate on that seems to deter all annoying children and attracts those who can actually hold a conversation and have some self confidence/respect (along with use their real name). wink


~Rock on!~

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

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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:Oh man, i love hitting women, wish society shared our views

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Soopa
Soopa

As Himself

Member Since: 31st Jul 2009
Total posts: 150
Posted:Originally Posted By: EpitomeOfNovice (along with use their real name). wink



Don't even get me started....


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Smurf24029
Smurf24029

Poi Master Smurf
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Member Since: 5th Sep 2009
Total posts: 343
Posted:I like my "Rave name" It was my name long before I ever started partying

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anelaen
anelaen

in the sky
Location: boulder, co
Member Since: 13th Aug 2009
Total posts: 30
Posted:Halo, WoW, psn in general... no one calls me anelaen. i'm just josh. woop woop, real namage. Ravers call me "that dude who gives massages." That is, before I quit because it was all jailbait and cops.

"you have to imagine the impossible is merely preposterous"

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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:Originally Posted By: SoopaDon't even get me started....

Oh the LULZ!!!!!!! devil


~Rock on!~

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

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Soopa
Soopa

As Himself

Member Since: 31st Jul 2009
Total posts: 150
Posted:My name is Ian

That gets so annoying after a while

"Hey I'm (insert name)"

"I'm Ian"

"Whats your name?"

"I'm Ian"

"No your name!"

"My name is Ian!"

"Why is that your rave name? Do you roll all the time or something?"


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Magic Monkey Juice
Location: Saaf Ingerland Innet
Member Since: 21st May 2009
Total posts: 252
Posted:WTF is a "Rave name"?

"We were making castles in the sand: Now we swim in the seas that swept them away"

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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:Originally Posted By: T-S-AWTF is a "Rave name"?

The sad thing is I had to ask it a few years after going to raves back in the 90s, it's basically a name people demand to be called instead of their real name like "princess moonbeam sprinkles" and these people also tend to say they have "Rave parents" who they call mom and dad. It's an annoying practice that normally only candy ravers take part in and I was never one of those even though I've been in the scene 12 years...

Feel blessed no one has ever demanded you call them "cherry merry muffin" or something similar and also wish to be taken seriously! LOL


~Rock on!~

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

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Magic Monkey Juice
Location: Saaf Ingerland Innet
Member Since: 21st May 2009
Total posts: 252
Posted:Oh dear... Now I need to know what "Candy Ravers" are?

I hate the term "rave" tongue2


"We were making castles in the sand: Now we swim in the seas that swept them away"

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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:Originally Posted By: T-S-AOh dear... Now I need to know what "Candy Ravers" are


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^^^
This kind...

*doubts she would take them seriously if they did use their real name tongue2 *


~Rock on!~

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

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Magic Monkey Juice
Location: Saaf Ingerland Innet
Member Since: 21st May 2009
Total posts: 252
Posted:Oh dear...

That's all I have to say.


"We were making castles in the sand: Now we swim in the seas that swept them away"

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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:
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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:Poje, that pic will always scare me LOL I can imagine that girl yelling "I love teh purple kool-aid!!!!!!!"

lolsign


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Magic Monkey Juice
Location: Saaf Ingerland Innet
Member Since: 21st May 2009
Total posts: 252
Posted:That looks like far FAR too much effort spent on a night out.
Looks silly too.

But if they are happy looking silly, who am I to say it's wrong, So long as they are happy for me to be entertain by them looking silly all is fine tongue2


"We were making castles in the sand: Now we swim in the seas that swept them away"

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Soopa
Soopa

As Himself

Member Since: 31st Jul 2009
Total posts: 150
Posted:PLUR-People Look Ugly Rolling

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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:At the last show I went to I'm ashamed to say I let my flowlights get used by a candy raver with a douchey mohawk. What's worse, they got photographed doing crappy tricks with my flowlights. Needless to say I had to burn those lights and order new ones... tongue2

(Seriously, don't try to combine punk and candy raver. It just doesn't work. Ever. For anyone.)


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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:chitchat

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Soopa
Soopa

As Himself

Member Since: 31st Jul 2009
Total posts: 150
Posted:Originally Posted By: FireTomchitchat

huh?

And I used a lot of other peoples gear this last weekend

I r not noob tho.......


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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:Yeah I let someone I know use my stuff last weekend and now definitively know they're too rough with it and lack respect when I say (don't even try that) so they don't get to anymore!

~Rock on!~

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

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:I used a million things last night tongue2 I got to try a giant 3 section staff, levistick, torch poi, slackline, someone's ultralight staffs... you get the point. But I think I struck them as someone that knew what they were doing. The only thing I didn't get to try is a flowlight levistick, but I got to try one of her other levisticks smile She described levistick as a great lesson on how to get the censored out of the way grin

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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ushalldietonight
ushalldietonight

stranger
Location: Fort Worth , Texas !!!!!
Member Since: 8th Jul 2010
Total posts: 3
Posted:HELL YEAH!!! best excuse ever ... even works with simple stuff like glowstiks!!!

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Someguitarist
stranger
Location: NYC
Member Since: 11th Nov 2008
Total posts: 11
Posted:Usually, I'll let them play around with whatever warmup/cheap equipment I have, and if they prove they actually know what they're doing, they're more than welcome to join.

I've had some equipment damaged using that method, but then again I've also made some really good friends, and learned a bunch of new tricks from people that surprised me with how good they were.


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Pyrolific
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:^^^ MY goodness, a moderate reasonable perspective posted on the internet.

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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:I should probably admit at this late stage that I've never honestly asked someone for fire spinning accreditation. It was one of those "joke" things I've heard so much about, I thought I'd give one a try.

Honestly, I don't need an excuse not to let people use my gear... Theres no way I'd be letting people use fire right off the bat with my equip. They can have a diddle on my socks for a bit or my less expensive glow equip, and if they look like they know what they're doing, then they can use whatever I think is appropriate for them to use.


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Warior Drake
Warior Drake

The Dragon Professor
Location: New York, currently homeless
Member Since: 14th Apr 2010
Total posts: 203
Posted:Wonder if I should even be posting as I don't own any gear of my own =P

Well... I do, but the only thing I've got is a crappy torch and no one's ever asked to use it since all I do is breathing with it and no way in hell would I give someone fire to breathe if I had never done it with them without fire. I also have my "ifrit mockup" as I work on the real thing, again, no chance in hell is anyone getting a wrist mounted flamethrower from me, just too many things that can go wrong.

I am getting into building gear though, so I'll have stuff in the next week or so, basically as soon as I get money. I never burn solo, well factoring that I don't own any gear that might've been obvious but even still I never intend on burning without a safety. To that extent I don't ever think I'll need much more of an excuse than "back the censored off or my pal there'll make you". If its someone I'd been talking with and seen spin with my practice stuff that's one thing, depends on the person really. If its a pal then yeah, I only keep friends I can trust and they've always been really awesome with me, even to the point of offering their gear at the start of the night before they even burn. Lucked out with some great people there. If they're obnoxious at all there will simply be a "no". If they press the matter it will be addressed by myself, my safety, and any other applicable members of society who I happen to be on good terms with in the vicinity... or a security guard/cop if I'm lucky enough to be in an area where they won't yell at me for spinning in the first place.


Don't let your world end with you

p.s. No, just in case you're going to ask, I did not misspell Warrior, its supposed to be like that.

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