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HavoK
HavoK

Amateur Fire Spinner
Location: Burdett, NY
Member Since: 17th Dec 2010
Total posts: 8
Posted:Ok this is a dumb Question, But will people think I'm gay if I get into fire spinning, I guess I don't really care but I do, And no offense to any body who's gay because I'm not one to judge, and I have gay friends and don't mind at all. I just worry about what kinds of techniques i'll be getting into.

"This is where things get Ugly"

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HavoK
HavoK

Amateur Fire Spinner
Location: Burdett, NY
Member Since: 17th Dec 2010
Total posts: 8
Posted:Ok, That was a dumb Question. I take it back, Because I could care less about what people think of me. My real question is, What the Heck am I gonna do about my long hair to keep from setting it on fire when I start actually using fire. My hair goes almost to my mid back and I don't wanna cut it. But I guess I will if I have to. Any Great Suggestions?

"This is where things get Ugly"

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Seaspray
Seaspray

stranger by the day
Location: At the Back of the North Wind
Member Since: 8th Jul 2009
Total posts: 924
Posted:There are a ton of tricks to handle that I think, but whatever you do, it's gonna get a bit dry

Just a dancer in the dark

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Jenovadeath
Jenovadeath

newbie
Location: Newcastle, UK
Member Since: 21st Dec 2010
Total posts: 34
Posted:Braid it reeeeeeeally tight and wet it?

Where was the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!!

A man who has nothing to die for also has nothing for which to live.

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Calibud
Calibud

φωτιά
Location: St. Louis
Member Since: 8th Nov 2010
Total posts: 49
Posted:Well if you wear a shirt, pony tail and tuck it in.

No shirt? Well dread that shiz.


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HavoK
HavoK

Amateur Fire Spinner
Location: Burdett, NY
Member Since: 17th Dec 2010
Total posts: 8
Posted:Hmm, I'm Getting some Very Good suggestions, I just wish I knew how to braid my own hair lol. But tucking it in my shirt seems like a good idea, I like to wear Bandanna's too, so maybe thats another Idea,

"This is where things get Ugly"

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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:Trust me people won't think you're gay anyway. People, at least for me, find it awesome, some manly I guess. But that doesn't really matter, it's still fun tongue2 And for your not dumb question, I would say either dread it , which I hate dreads x(, or tuck it into a shirt. But if you learn to braid (it's really easy), you can just do what that other person said and braid it tight and wet it. If all else fails, just do your best and wet it, or just wet it.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Can wear a beanie, depending on how long you hair is. Or cut it off.

'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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HavoK
HavoK

Amateur Fire Spinner
Location: Burdett, NY
Member Since: 17th Dec 2010
Total posts: 8
Posted:I really Don't wanna cut my hair so, I guess i'll have to learn to braid my own hair. I know how to braid but I'm sure it's harder to do to yourself.

"This is where things get Ugly"

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Calibud
Calibud

φωτιά
Location: St. Louis
Member Since: 8th Nov 2010
Total posts: 49
Posted:Come on now SoD don't hate on dreads. I just started a farm of them on my head yesterday and I like em.

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Jameth
Jameth

enthusiast
Location: NSW
Member Since: 19th May 2008
Total posts: 378
Posted:Fire mecca sell kevlar beanies if you're really worried about it - pony tail or braid and tuck it up in to the beanie.

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Lye
Lye

Fate Keeps Telling Me To Stop

Member Since: 24th Sep 2009
Total posts: 270
Posted:This thread..

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Zephyre Phoenix
Zephyre Phoenix

Familiar stranger giving out popcorn. (formerly Ascilith)
Location: Lawrence, KS
Member Since: 1st Nov 2009
Total posts: 1264
Posted:I have a friend with long hair, he spins at the renaissance fest and he uses a bandana/big towel thing and wraps it around his hair to protect it. works very well

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

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meshunderlay
meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2008
Total posts: 612
Posted:Yeah, I would suggest either putting in a topknot type thing, braiding it, or throwing a bandana on/tucking it into your shirt.

Also, as always, be prepared for the worst ^_^, and have safety gear on hand.

To answer your first question, if someone assumed you were gay, it's more likely due to personality/mannerisms than what you like to do in your spare time (unless that thing you do is kissing men). =P


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Calibud
Calibud

φωτιά
Location: St. Louis
Member Since: 8th Nov 2010
Total posts: 49
Posted:Oh and a quick side note as we all give you tips. You will burn some hair off. I have hit myself in the head once.. Every now and then the buzz saws get a little close to the chin and I lose a little face hair. Nothing big to worry about though unless it is a direct hit and it sits there for longer than you can react.

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:It occurs to me that Poiboy might have some insight into this. *snigger*

'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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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:I'm sure he does tongue2

And I don't like dreads because they just look nasty and feel like something you'd buy for a cat to scratch on.


The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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richii
richii

Stick spinner
Location: Brighton, England
Member Since: 10th Oct 2010
Total posts: 43
Posted:People might think your gay for fire spinning but if they make that assumtion based purly on that fact then there probably not the sort of people worth your time. I know lots of spinners with long hair most either use a hat or you could pony tail it and then wet the pony tail. Personally i have short hair and tend to singe it quite alot mainly when i'm trying to do tricks i just shouldn't do with fire without more practice. Although i spin staff mainly so i spend alot of time with fire going around my head and neck.

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JaredW
JaredW

enthusiast
Location: Flying south for the winter.
Member Since: 26th Oct 2009
Total posts: 375
Posted:
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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:depends - if you're wearing a pink tutu a blond, curly wig and lipstick while spinning - people might actually think that you might be gay...

on the other hand I really am waiting for drag spinners - you definitely should take the lead here....


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:and regarding the hair - cut or singe it, what's the hassle anyway? lots of old memories and evidence of past substance-abuse... no guy needs long hair, besides death metal musicians wink

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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JaredW
JaredW

enthusiast
Location: Flying south for the winter.
Member Since: 26th Oct 2009
Total posts: 375
Posted:Originally Posted By: FireTomdepends - if you're wearing a pink tutu a blond, curly wig and lipstick while spinning - people might actually think that you might be gay...

on the other hand I really am waiting for drag spinners - you definitely should take the lead here....

Too late, I beat you all to that one grin
Was at a club with a drag show in the next room, stopped in to see what was going on and got pulled up on stage by an enormous, black queen who wanted me to spin. I did for a minute, then convinced her to laugh3


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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Friend of mine was spinning in drag for a party a number of years ago. 2007?

'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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meshunderlay
meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2008
Total posts: 612
Posted:Oh, on a silly side note, you ever notice that folks who are worried about other people thinking they are gay are secretly closetted? =P

Don't worry about things like that, just be you.

On a SIDE side note, I've heard a large amount of cross dressers are actually straight. Who knew. Could be wrong, a friend of mine told me that.


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JaredW
JaredW

enthusiast
Location: Flying south for the winter.
Member Since: 26th Oct 2009
Total posts: 375
Posted:I've heard the same thing, not sure how true it is though.
I would think it would be uncomfortable with clothes being cut differently.


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meshunderlay
meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2008
Total posts: 612
Posted:Yeah, me too... then again, some guys wear briefs, some boxers, some even less.

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:
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The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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ruggler
ruggler

Toss Juggler

Member Since: 13th Dec 2010
Total posts: 15
Posted:About the gay thing... I joggle (run and joggle). People come to the most illogical conclusions. One drunk guy said to me "Hey, isn't San Francisco in the west coast?" (in Florida). I've gotten called "faggot" numerous times, and told "you're gay" quite a bit. I just let people think what they want.

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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:Yeah the sad thing is, if all of the sudden you did that on fire, they'd be cheering you on trying to hand you freshly brewed beers and patting you on the back assuming you have somewhere around 7 testicles.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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JoshDG
newbie
Location: Pontypridd
Member Since: 8th Aug 2010
Total posts: 49
Posted:Don't worry what others think of you fellah if you enjoy spinning then just do what makes you happy smile

I mean I'm bearded, bald, straight and heavily tattoo'd and yet I spin with pink poi just because they look wicked, if you know you're straight then bugger everyone else and just spin.

Besides if you're happy with what you're doing then that'll show whenever you spin even when you practice, atleast that's what I've noticed smile


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Seaspray
Seaspray

stranger by the day
Location: At the Back of the North Wind
Member Since: 8th Jul 2009
Total posts: 924
Posted:Originally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroitYeah the sad thing is, if all of the sudden you did that on fire, they'd be cheering you on trying to hand you freshly brewed beers and patting you on the back assuming you have somewhere around 7 testicles.

Ah... double standards smile


Just a dancer in the dark

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