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([personal profile] khyle Apr. 3rd, 2008 11:59 am)
So... last night I went out with my brother to a club a few of my friends invited me to come to after last Saturday's party. It seems Wednesday nights are when in back they break out a drum circle and want people of all kinds to spin fire. We got there around 9:40 after picking up some food. It was an absolutely wonderful experience I must say and I plan on definitely going there more often. It has definitely given me a lot of inspiration to get even better spinning wise... Met someone who was quite a sight who spun fire and did fire breathing. He was also QUITE full of himself, and some the guy had right to be... He was thin, tall, and had a decent build... He was wearing a set of leather, full arm sleeves held by a ring in the middle... Quite flashy I must say... He even laid his fire staff on the leather for a bit for a bit of show... So as I said, he was very confident... There was also a lady who was getting over being sick, but wanted to be there to spin fire and she was quite a sight indeed. I still have to say Amberlee was the best poi spinner there that we saw... Some of our group left early and the lady and fire staff spinner let us use their can and oil lamp to fuel and light up. We didn't stay that late and other people who do fire or glowsticks came right as we were leaving around 11pm. I still semi wish I had stayed later, or gone back, but after getting home I didn't feel like driving back out there again.

So... Here is a video to go along with the pictures taken last Saturday!

I know it's sideways but I uploaded this raw from my camera. Anyone know of a good program on a mac to edit and fix this I would love to know what I need to do. I just wanted to upload it to get it out there for you all to see!

From: [identity profile] kitra.livejournal.com


AWESOME! I have got to get a hold of you for a trading of skills sometime. That's a LOT better than most poi performers I've seen, you actually move to the music! I'd love to trade some dance lessons for poi lessons sometime! :)

From: [identity profile] khyle.livejournal.com


*blushes* Well I learned most things from [livejournal.com profile] celyddon. She'd be a better teacher than I. Depending on when we can get free time sure I wouldn't mind at all. Poi, like dancing... It's always better to move in time with the beat so they are very much alike. ^_^

From: [identity profile] kitra.livejournal.com


Awesome! Definitely let me know when you have time. :)

From: [identity profile] the-speedemon.livejournal.com


I'm impressed...I'd be kind of afraid to try that...I'm very inexperienced to begin with. x.x

From: [identity profile] paddlefoot-wolf.livejournal.com


Very, very nice and smooth :3 Certainly puts my feeble attempts at flailing with a glowstick to shame and then some ^_^ I'm still lovin' the hair too!

From: [identity profile] cassen-grrrl.livejournal.com


You look GREAT! The video would have been awesome (even sideways) if I had not had to see it in 2 second intervals because it kept having to stop to load. *grrrr*
Keep up the good work! :3

From: [identity profile] dook.livejournal.com


It was fun I need to work on poi myself too and get into practicing and all... but hey hopefully have more time when I'm not worried and all about school. But I think you could probably use iMovie to play with the video... otherwise there's other venues to and I have means myself of doing things.

From: [identity profile] lope.livejournal.com


The differences between what you can do in and out of fur suit is very interesting to see.... looks like you had a flame out towards the end though. doh!

From: [identity profile] khyle.livejournal.com


Yea... There is a lot I can do out of suit that I know how to do, that I can not while in suit. Towards the end though, I was trying to put the fire out, and one went out before the other. The fire was pretty much gone anyway... That is how you finish putting it out, unless you just let it go till the end.

From: [identity profile] frostcat.livejournal.com


That's pretty cool -nyo. My roommate Catter is starting his fire poi as well. He's the shinny guy with the blue and white dreads, straight jacket or 'Michael Jackson' vest and white Tripp pants at MFF. I've noticed that your flames a brighter and last longer than his. He would normally pour the fluid on then wipe the wick off in case the flames get too high. Is there a certain type of fluid you use or how much you apply on the poi?

Come to think of it, once I learn a few more tricks with my glowstick staff I should start fire spinning myself (too bad I can't make them blue flames =^_^;=). Blazger wanted a flame sword too. Too much City of Heroes if you ask me.

From: [identity profile] celyddon.livejournal.com


*amused* You can make them burn with blue flame, or any other color. However, the chemical compound destroys your wicks after 2-3 burns, so it's not recommended.

As for the other questions...Khyle?

From: [identity profile] khyle.livejournal.com


I defer to you! Ask [livejournal.com profile] celyddon she's much more knowledgable than I! :P

From: [identity profile] frostcat.livejournal.com


Awesome! My friend mentioned that some chemicals might be bad when burned. But of course that was on a whim when I said it. Know any safe ones that will turn blue? Thanks again for the tip =^_^=

From: [identity profile] celyddon.livejournal.com


I would say to check out Home of Poi's website since it's dedicated to the art of spinning poi (and is basically populated by thousands of poi spinners the world over). You might also check out PlayPoi's website.

Specifically, here--
http://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons_all/teach/Library-Fire-Training-Fire-training-and-safety-Coloured-Flames-FAQ-1_2_172

From: [identity profile] celyddon.livejournal.com


Errr...well. If Khyle wants me to answer, I suppose I will.

You soak the wicks in Coleman camp fuel (also called lamp fluid), which comes in a square-ish red and silver can. You pour the fluid into a coffee or paint can (metal, in case the fuel ignites) and let the wicks soak until they stop bubbling and can't absorb any more. Spin off the excess fuel--this is what prevents the flames from being out of control--and go.
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