44 thoughts on “I’m not a virgin any more!

  1. Re: Wow!

    Yes, you do! I’ll warn you, though…it’s a bit like crack. You may think you can just quit any time, but once it gets its claws into you…

  2. WOW!! And here I’d given up my dreams of seeing you surrounded by fire when I stopped believing in Hell! πŸ˜‰

    Seriously though, that looks like a blast! What are the poi balls actually made of? How do they work? Cherie’s LED poi looks like a pretty and safe way to get started.

    • Actually.. you’ll want to get started with something even safer than the LED balls.. they HURT if when you smack yourself. And they are fragile and break easily. But they are a great step after you get to intermediate level and quit whacking yourself just doing forward spin. Fire poi are a rush to spin.. but the LED poi are great for evenings, and can be spun under more conditions, and for a longer time.

      Beanbag poi are a great way to get started. The Zuni Swing Poi have been what I have been recommending to folks starting, but some of the sites linked below sell similar things as well. I do believe we will be having a poi spinning class at FPR, along with having supplies on hand. And a few of us will be spinning fire in the evenings. *bounce*

      The fire poi are made of kevlar wicking, and come in various configurations. The ones Franklin and I are using right now are 2″ x 2″ ‘cathedral’ style that we got at firewhip.com. We’re just spraying on some plain ole charcoal lighter fluid to light them up – as it burns pretty low and doesn’t splash. We’ll be moving up to kerosene soon. When we do that, we’ll have fuel cans that we soak the poi in to soak up the fluid for a longer, bigger, brighter burn. *grin*

  3. WOW!! And here I’d given up my dreams of seeing you surrounded by fire when I stopped believing in Hell! πŸ˜‰

    Seriously though, that looks like a blast! What are the poi balls actually made of? How do they work? Cherie’s LED poi looks like a pretty and safe way to get started.

  4. Actually.. you’ll want to get started with something even safer than the LED balls.. they HURT if when you smack yourself. And they are fragile and break easily. But they are a great step after you get to intermediate level and quit whacking yourself just doing forward spin. Fire poi are a rush to spin.. but the LED poi are great for evenings, and can be spun under more conditions, and for a longer time.

    Beanbag poi are a great way to get started. The Zuni Swing Poi have been what I have been recommending to folks starting, but some of the sites linked below sell similar things as well. I do believe we will be having a poi spinning class at FPR, along with having supplies on hand. And a few of us will be spinning fire in the evenings. *bounce*

    The fire poi are made of kevlar wicking, and come in various configurations. The ones Franklin and I are using right now are 2″ x 2″ ‘cathedral’ style that we got at firewhip.com. We’re just spraying on some plain ole charcoal lighter fluid to light them up – as it burns pretty low and doesn’t splash. We’ll be moving up to kerosene soon. When we do that, we’ll have fuel cans that we soak the poi in to soak up the fluid for a longer, bigger, brighter burn. *grin*

    • Thanks! It was a hell of a rush.

      Now that I’m up in Atlanta, I’m told there’s a very active spinning community here, though I haven’t yet had tim to go check ’em out. I’m hoping to be able to post more pictures when I do. πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks! It was a hell of a rush.

    Now that I’m up in Atlanta, I’m told there’s a very active spinning community here, though I haven’t yet had tim to go check ’em out. I’m hoping to be able to post more pictures when I do. πŸ™‚

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