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keyarghah
PLATINUM Member since Jun 2007

keyarghah

Woodford is Goodford..!
Location: Sydney at heart., Australia

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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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

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Posted:You're such a noob. You spell noob like noob, a newb is a single small step up from a noob.

My instinctive reaction would be "censored off."

But you could also say that: If they were so good at it, why don't they have their own fire poi?

Or alternatively: Would they also consider going up to footballers in a park and saying what they just said?

I would also consider suffixing an insult to the tail end of any of these. Including the first.


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Total posts: 413
Posted:It's wrong question. Fire performance will allways attract people.

The reason why lending fire props before or after is denied.

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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:One word exclaimed like a 7 year old should do the trick.....

"Mine!!!"

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Chloe'
GOLD Member since Jan 2009

Chloe'

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Location: SouthDakota, USA

Total posts: 324
Posted:Originally Posted By: EpitomeOfNoviceOne word exclaimed like a 7 year old should do the trick.....

"Mine!!!"

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I agree! haha


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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:You;re retarded and i dont need insurance on my ass

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:Generally I tend to say "yeah sure, hold on" and keep spinning until the poi die out.

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:I usually say "mmm, that's nice" then ignore them.

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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Icarus Forde
BRONZE Member since Apr 2010

Icarus Forde

Just Icarus//Spinner//Pyro//Geek
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 261
Posted:I normally just spin faster and faster till they get worried/my staff goes out, then say 'out of fuel, gtg'

Or just tell them to get lost. smile


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Soopa
SILVER Member since Jul 2009

Soopa

As Himself
Location: , USA

Total posts: 150
Posted:I start with


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Then tell them if they damage it they buy and and that


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Sister Eleven
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Sister Eleven

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Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Total posts: 1277
Posted:Thankfully I haven't been there yet. Mostly they make no claims about their skill, and come up after a burn. Though I was miffed when this one guy, admittedly fun to watch, finished his burn by smacking the heads down in the wet sand. No, that's fine, I didn't want to kep using those swivels anyway... Next time no one uses my gear. My excuse will be that their my babies and no one borrows them.

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Do you have your fire spinning accreditation with you?

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Soopa
SILVER Member since Jul 2009

Soopa

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Location: , USA

Total posts: 150
Posted:Fire spinning accreditation? Whats that? lol

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Its a lie I've used to make noobs stop asking to use my gear.

They obviously don't have it on them, since it doesn't exist.


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Soopa
SILVER Member since Jul 2009

Soopa

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Posted:Hahaha some people around here would probably argue that one with you

I was invited to spin fire at a party called wowie zowie

I showed up and the people in charge were telling me we had to wait for this guy Nick Pryde because he was the only one with a "permit"

I was like, "Really? A censored permit? What the censored is that censored?"

Anyway, we all ended up spinning and had a great night.....after waiting around for 4 hours for the cops to leave


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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Organised gigs are different. Requires insurance and relevant permits from local authorities.

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liquidtrance


liquidtrance

i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 336
Posted:spin fire ferociously fast and impressivly, then once they've gone out give them a shot unlit, monkey see monkey do, spin hard&fast, immediate smack in the balls/face, poi are back in you hands as if by magic and no-one else wants a shot.
more difficult if your performing in a nightclub with flowtoys or similar, wasted people just want to play with glowing things, usually mentioning insurance/"these things are 200 a pair!!!!" does the trick or telling them that only you have the owners permission to spin for insurance reasons as you are being employed as a performer, something like that.
Answering in a different language and ignoring them often works as well...


even chuck norris can't pin you down if your on fire

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Seraphia


stranger
Location: Hampshire, UK

Total posts: 14
Posted:Depends on who it is really. I usually say no if they're rude and just assume they can play with my toys. If I'm at a festival there is always at least one person who's wasted who picks stuff up and then asks after. That really bugs me and I can be quite vocal lol.
If on the other hand I have been talking to them for a while and they are nice and not in my face, I will offer them a go. Obviously it depends on the toy, but mine are not that special and didn't cost a great deal.
I don't like playing with other people's stuff because I'd be too worried about doing it some damage. I'd rather just stick to my own.
So I suppose I don't have an excuse really lol. It's my stuff, I don't need one. I just say no laugh3


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Icarus Forde
BRONZE Member since Apr 2010

Icarus Forde

Just Icarus//Spinner//Pyro//Geek
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 261
Posted:Originally Posted By: Seraphia
If on the other hand I have been talking to them for a while and they are nice and not in my face, I will offer them a go. Obviously it depends on the toy, but mine are not that special and didn't cost a great deal.
Actually, that's sorta me too. smile


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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:You could try what a friend did to me before I started learning to spin.... He simply spun his poi forward in splittime in wall planes on either side of me, if they seem phased they probably have never spun [fire] before. =)

Oh also, if you do that while laughing maniacally, I'm sure it'll just keep them away from you anyway.


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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

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

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Originally Posted By: Sister ElevenNext time no one uses my gear. My excuse will be that their my babies and no one borrows them.
That is generally what I do laugh3


The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Soopa
SILVER Member since Jul 2009

Soopa

As Himself
Location: , USA

Total posts: 150
Posted:Originally Posted By: liquidtranceAnswering in a different language and ignoring them often works as well...

I like this idea


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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:This is all a touch negative and the best way of dealing with overbearing and over enthusiastic borrowers is often with a touch of positivity.

This used to be a big problem when I span in a lot of clubs. I explained that I just started spinning so I'll likely be using my props myself for a while & then add that they're quite expensive / hand made so I'm not comfortable handing them out to other people to use. Then I spin for a good while anyway so they often lose interest or ask somebody else. I did occasionally add that they were slightly broken so liable to injure the person using them. And I'm always polite about it using the validate and deflect technique.


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Yeah, that's a good point.

When I'm not being narky, I generally let them play with some of my practise gear and if they don't like that then I just explain to them that it's the best I can offer until they can prove themselves otherwise.


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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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

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Posted:Originally Posted By: DirtBagHahaha some people around here would probably argue that one with you

I was invited to spin fire at a party called wowie zowie

I showed up and the people in charge were telling me we had to wait for this guy Nick Pryde because he was the only one with a "permit"

I was like, "Really? A censored permit? What the censored is that censored?"

Anyway, we all ended up spinning and had a great night.....after waiting around for 4 hours for the cops to leave

I'm still surprised anybody actually went to that. A lot of people skipped it after some drama at the last party there.


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

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Location: South Africa

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Posted:I give them a pair of socks to play with. If they actually seem to know what they are doing, I will consider letting them have a go with anything else. If anyone is intoxicated or high, they can forget it though.

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"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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Soopa
SILVER Member since Jul 2009

Soopa

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Location: , USA

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Posted:Originally Posted By: JaredWOriginally Posted By: DirtBagHahaha some people around here would probably argue that one with you

I was invited to spin fire at a party called wowie zowie

I showed up and the people in charge were telling me we had to wait for this guy Nick Pryde because he was the only one with a "permit"

I was like, "Really? A censored permit? What the censored is that censored?"

Anyway, we all ended up spinning and had a great night.....after waiting around for 4 hours for the cops to leave

I'm still surprised anybody actually went to that. A lot of people skipped it after some drama at the last party there.

I literally only went to spin fire lol


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eca
BRONZE Member since Mar 2010

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Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA

Total posts: 197
Posted:I'm with aston. I always have a pair of sock poi on me, if someone wants to play with my poi, they can use those.

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"What's a pussy-weevil?"

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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Total posts: 3289
Posted:Originally Posted By: astonI give them a pair of socks to play with. If they actually seem to know what they are doing, I will consider letting them have a go with anything else. If anyone is intoxicated or high, they can forget it though.

^^^^^^QFT.

This what I do too. Always have some cheap practise gear around, dont loan out what you cant afford to lose.

That said - I will always be indebted to very lovely strangers who have loaned me very expensive gear (eg some girl at a party in Amsterdam loaned me Aerotech swinging clubs, and I had one of the most enjoyable spins ever with them) when they haven't known me from a bar of soap.

I bet the majority of the people on this thread have been on the receiving end of such kindness...perhaps we should concentrate on that for a bit (well...at least I will ;))

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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:I have never met another spinner other than my old German exchange student and I have only seen him do it once. I never even thought of asking to use his gear, I wish I did, it would've been really fun. So I have never even been in the position to be on the receiving end. I'm sure others here have though.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:Originally Posted By: DirtBagOriginally Posted By: JaredWOriginally Posted By: DirtBagHahaha some people around here would probably argue that one with you

I was invited to spin fire at a party called wowie zowie

I showed up and the people in charge were telling me we had to wait for this guy Nick Pryde because he was the only one with a "permit"

I was like, "Really? A censored permit? What the censored is that censored?"

Anyway, we all ended up spinning and had a great night.....after waiting around for 4 hours for the cops to leave

I'm still surprised anybody actually went to that. A lot of people skipped it after some drama at the last party there.

I literally only went to spin fire lol

Nick didn't show up? Where you looking for all 5'6" of him?


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