/ Fire Poi
Get really good before using fire :) Or is the fire a good motivator?
My roommates got me some for my birthday last year. I don't know where from. We found the best way to learn was to get drunk and then set them on fire and try not to hit ourselves. Also, that if you wake people up with them inside the house after a night on the lash you'll set off fire alarms and vomiting. Happy days.
it's amazing how you don't notice if your own armpit is on fire or not.....
Arf! must say that one most certainly noticed when one set one's crotch on fire! Luckily wesring denims which takes pride of place on the wall between ice axes and crampons...:)
it's at your own risk, but I wouldn't worry too much about being really good before trying lit ones. Just don't try anything new or at the edge of your ability with the lit ones, at least until you're used to using them. You can have great fun doing very simple moves and they'll also look really impressive to people who don't use them.
One important thing (more with staff as you're throwing and catching, but guessing the same applies to poi to an extent), when you light them it's often after dark (for obvious reasons) and one problem is that you suddenly realise that it's quite hard to see by a couple of fast spinning flames! Try them first in a quite brightly lit space (either daylight or with proper out door lighting).
Also, burned hair REALLY smells! (head not armpit)
don't know if the link will work from my phone app but this is a video. My attempt with fire poi.
Here's a link to our group's facebook page, we'll be at boomtown fair in a couple of weeks so come say hi if you're there :)
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