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WhiteFoxmember
23 posts
Location: Nashville TN US


Posted:
so what do you call people who spin poi anyway.


i was thinking super heroes...help me out here

i like pie


Captain HazzardBRONZE Member
Ninja (shhhh, don't tell)
420 posts
Location: Truro, UK


Posted:
i've heard lots of people say we're "poisters", but i prefer the term "poi-ist".
no reason, just makes me think of capoeira!

I only wanted to be 16... and free


LuxBRONZE Member
member
71 posts
Location: Cornwall/ Brighton, England


Posted:
Ive heard poisters mainly too, or poiers (pronounced poyers) i guess poi-ist tho that sounds more like one person who poi's.

oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
i like 'crazy spinny people'

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


mechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
i call my self a spinner, cos must of teh objects i use, poi, diabolo, staff....spin!

its simple really!

Step (el-nombrie)


shadow steppinofficial hop irken
401 posts
Location: Tucson USA


Posted:
<---- glow stick ninja!

In my hands I hold your smile and in my heart it runs so wild You are the one you are unique I'm so in love you make me weak And the reason that I feel is like a shadow from a light so if you have the chance to be with me be my shadow in the night


shadow steppinofficial hop irken
401 posts
Location: Tucson USA


Posted:
how bout... fire gods/godess

In my hands I hold your smile and in my heart it runs so wild You are the one you are unique I'm so in love you make me weak And the reason that I feel is like a shadow from a light so if you have the chance to be with me be my shadow in the night


CharlesBRONZE Member
Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
3,989 posts
Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Posted:
I try to refer to myself as a Firedancer, but otherwise fire-spinner will do.

A while ago, a number of people referred to our art as swinging, but it got confused with another age-old pastime and there was much ickiness on the site

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Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom


Posted:
I like the super- heroes one

But i usually say spinner or fire-dancer.

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...


Matthew B-MLemon-Aware Devilstick-wielding Operative
605 posts
Location: East London Wilds


Posted:
"someone who does the flaming whirling death thing"

:-)

Luv 'n' Lemons
purity :: clarity :: balance


dromepixieveteran
1,463 posts
Location: Florida


Posted:
a person.

JUGGLEwithyourmind!


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by captain hazzard:
i've heard lots of people say we're "poisters", but i prefer the term "poi-ist".
no reason, just makes me think of capoeira!

How about Poi-istas?
Or just Sexy!

DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Most people just call me Paul...
(Sorry, that was awful)
*hangs head in shame and walks out the room*

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


_Stix_Pooh-Bah
2,419 posts
Location: la-la land


Posted:
I call myself a spinner.. for me personally, I don't really like the term 'dancer' coz I've got the lower body grace of an elephant but I've seen people trip the light fantastic with poi in their hands.. truely gracefull..

(and yes Durbs - that was shocking! )

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..


soldaribusy-tofu!
133 posts
Location: montreal: bagel capital


Posted:
I've also been faced with this naming problem, though it seems even harder to define in french (there's no real word for spinning OR twirling, the closest definition, 'tournoyer', meaning turning fast). Then I have to try and explain what it is, simplest thing is telling them I juggle chains. I take it they either understand, or are too perplexed to ask for furter information.

I personnaly like poi-ist, sounds... wise, like someone that follows the path of poi. Fire-dancer, I find, applies to fire arts only, leaves out the poi community that play with non-firey toys.
The path of Poi... I like that.

there is no better way to say I love you than with the gift of a spatula!


Jelloambiguous
646 posts
Location: Mpls, MN, USA


Posted:
Personally I call myself a poi person and others simular to me in that respect are poi people. which kind of sounds like pod people. which reminds of mystery science theater. which makes me giggle

_________________________________
Fuzzy Dice.......................................


telicI don't want a title.
940 posts

Posted:
Spinny folks.

But I like Bender's word, too - "fwirlers".

E pluribus unum, baby.


Ash Blackstarmember
177 posts
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA


Posted:
I ten to call myself a firedancer, because I do dance, and I do dance with fire. Otherwise, I tend to refer to others as either spinners or fire artists (Because lets face it, no matter what critics may say, its truly an art form, although some think its some sort of cult )
and

Ash Blackstar

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, But Whips and Chains excite me"
"Only way to deal with Drama, heavy weaponry and a strong does of grow the Hell up"

"I reject your reality and substitute my own" Adam Savage - Mythbusters


Kittytheravequeenmember
285 posts
Location: down the bottom of the garden,england


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by shadow steppin:
<---- glow stick ninja!
any kind of ninja is good!!!

but ide then be a fire spinner ninja

oh that ALMOST rhymes!!

i'll draw you a picture ill draw it with a twist ill draw it with a razorblade ill draw it on my wrist and if i do it right a red fountain will appear washing away my sorrow washing away my fear


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
poiers?

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


shadow steppinofficial hop irken
401 posts
Location: Tucson USA


Posted:
<--- Hell fire ninja!!

how bout fire pimp

In my hands I hold your smile and in my heart it runs so wild You are the one you are unique I'm so in love you make me weak And the reason that I feel is like a shadow from a light so if you have the chance to be with me be my shadow in the night


oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
im up for fire pimp... sounds well good



"im going down to the drug store, stopping at the whiskey bar to meet ma fire pimp"

hmmmmm

maybe its time for bed......

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


shadow steppinofficial hop irken
401 posts
Location: Tucson USA


Posted:

In my hands I hold your smile and in my heart it runs so wild You are the one you are unique I'm so in love you make me weak And the reason that I feel is like a shadow from a light so if you have the chance to be with me be my shadow in the night


TheApprovingNinjaFrom the Ashes of a Ninja Rise THE HIPS OF RAGE
371 posts
Location: Edinburgh


Posted:
I generally use fire ninja since my bit is me being a ninja.
Bad ass works, as well as people with way too much time on their hands

Viva UGLY STAFF


AlfredSILVER Member
Altyd Brandend
149 posts
Location: Orange County, California, USA


Posted:
The cheez answer would be poiformers!!
and some people really do think we are culty....why?
Ignorant person -> <- Me with fire staff that i loveingly call Vesta

Spinning makes my world go round


oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
whats wrong with it being a cult?

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


AlfredSILVER Member
Altyd Brandend
149 posts
Location: Orange County, California, USA


Posted:
It IS a cult?! Y didnt i get the memo? How can it be seen as a cult?

Spinning makes my world go round


Red_RaveNGOLD Member
Neo - Hippie
358 posts
Location: Sala, Slovakia


Posted:
I stick with Poiers...

And why not a cult?
*giant room lit by candles*
*a mass of people, their faces covered by hoods*
*someone in the fanciest hood around standing in front of a giant golden ball on a string says:*
*"All bow to the Great Heavenly Fire Poi!!"*

Umm.. Why not?: o )

Smile.. It confuses people..:)

Wonders never cease as long as you never cease to wonder.


triple wordscoremember
75 posts
Location: London, Uk, in a boring town called Ruislip....


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by shadow steppin:
<---- glow stick ninja!
I like the sound of that!!

But i call myself a spinner.

Cant Sleep Or The Clowns Will Get Me!!!!


shadow steppinofficial hop irken
401 posts
Location: Tucson USA


Posted:
ya
spinner is the most common that i hear i think.

flamers would be good but i think its already takin by another group

In my hands I hold your smile and in my heart it runs so wild You are the one you are unique I'm so in love you make me weak And the reason that I feel is like a shadow from a light so if you have the chance to be with me be my shadow in the night


shadow steppinofficial hop irken
401 posts
Location: Tucson USA


Posted:
whatever happened to callin them orbitals
i always liked that

In my hands I hold your smile and in my heart it runs so wild You are the one you are unique I'm so in love you make me weak And the reason that I feel is like a shadow from a light so if you have the chance to be with me be my shadow in the night


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