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meshunderlay
meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2008
Total posts: 612
Posted:Ever since I started juggling, and then spinning poi (and most recently staff/contact staff), I've always thought of fire as.... no offense.... gimmicky.

The way I always saw it was a way for buskers to make an extra buck because what's better than watching someone juggle to an audience member? Watching them "risk life and limb" juggling torches. Well, I don't busk, so, that's beside the point.

Point is, after almost 4 years of juggling, and maybe about half that spinning poi, I've finally made the jump to fire. The other night some friends let me borrow a pair of fire poi, and then shortly after, some torches. Now that I've lost my fire virginity, I want more. ^_^

Also, after playing with fire, I realize some moves (such as waist wraps) I really want to get a lot more solid before doing them with fire. hehe

Now I just need to find the right pair of fire poi for myself. Theirs were waaaaay too light for me.

Anyhow, that is all. It was fun, and I can't wait to do it again. Cheers poi people.


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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Heheh. I still think it is gimmicky. tongue2

Although it is fun to actually do.


'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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Ash3s
Ash3s

member
Location: Durban South Africa
Member Since: 8th Feb 2011
Total posts: 161
Posted:Ah yay! Well done meshunderlay grin
I love fire, but have only really had one chance to burn so haven't done it since frown


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Fugee
Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 2501
Posted:Con Grats Mesh! Was this at the same event you were meant to meet up with Jess?

The popcorn extends life... The popcorn expands consciousness...

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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:Congrats on the burning! I don't look at fire as a gimmick to hook anaudience, though it can certainly be that. I see it as a way to combine two of my hobbies: Poi and pyromania. Plus once you get past the "ooh, danger" factor it has a visual appeal that neat balls can't really match. It's still not my favorite way to spin Poi, but it's close.

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

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meshunderlay
meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2008
Total posts: 612
Posted:

Originally Posted By: Refuge CrewCon Grats Mesh! Was this at the same event you were meant to meet up with Jess?

Nope, this was a different event. THAT event is still one week away. ^_^

Thanks guys.


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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:S11: Pyromania is a hobby? (Also, welcome back, you were quiet for a while. smile )

'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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triptrician
UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 350
Posted:I find spinning with fire to be a headrush. The sound, heat and the light just put me in the zone. I feel like time bends when I am spinning with fire

would rather have a bottle-in-front-of-me than a frontal lobotomy

"The dangers of life are infinate and among them is safety"(geothe)

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