Fire_Moose wrote:1. What is the best way to spin off a freshly dipped staff?
seelivemusic wrote:Ugly Dougly wrote:Fire_Moose wrote:1. What is the best way to spin off a freshly dipped staff?
I usually wipe it on the curtain.
I like socks.
Token wrote:You guys can't be serious about all this?
Spilling fuel on duvetyne then wrapping it up and lugging it around is a really bad idea. You end up with a big wick soaked with fuel which you will now fold up into a nice torch and carry around at Burning Man, where every other cat is lighting something on fire. Brilliant!
Its f*$&^%g Burning Man! Live a little, go on the edge. Let a few fire trails add some flare to your routine.
So, dip away and don't worry about it.
Also, have someone teach you how to flare a staff out without dripping any fuel on the ground: it is a rotate and toss move that will burn off the excess fuel.
DoriumLux wrote:Are you kidding? Have you ever watched what happens when someone doesn't spin off and lights up poi soaked in white gas?
Fire_Moose wrote:I much prefer the 1/4 steve throw to burn off excess fuel in a very nice helix form
Token wrote:DoriumLux wrote:Are you kidding? Have you ever watched what happens when someone doesn't spin off and lights up poi soaked in white gas?
Better yet, I have done it routinely; we use that all the time when we perform. You know, lay down trails just like in Back to the Future, or you can do the fire circle on the ground, staff flares, or blasts from a fire whip...
The way you make sure people do not get fuel spray on them is by having fire safeties and a cleared out performance area. If you don't have that, a few drops of fuel from a tool will be the least of your worries.
BTW, the fuel that spins off and lands on stuff is not on fire. It cant be. Physics. Liquid fuel does not burn. The vapor does.
But we digress. The big point here is that soaking up fuel into a large blanket and lugging it around is a Darwin Award grade piece of advice and should be avoided.
The rest of the discussion is just as matter of opinion and technique.
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