Fire Pois on the Playa

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Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby LolaFalula » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:38 pm

Hi Everybody,

I have a question regarding the appropriate use of pois. This year I am taking my two wonderful sons who are in their early 20s. One wants to bring his pois. I want to make sure that I am able to help advise him of restrictions, best practice, best locations, and of any poi events. Any advice you could offer would be very helpful.

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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby Turnip » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:40 pm

don't whack anyone with them, and don't do it near flammable crud.


just be cautious and considerate!
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby Savannah » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:51 pm

A very considerate question. It's way easier not to start a tent fire--or explode someone's gas can--if poi spinners avoid tents and vehicles and residential space, and go out to the Esplanade where they can get a better audience, or (if they are shy or new and want to practice somewhere first) they can go somewhere in the huge amount of space between the very outside streets and the trash fence.

Poi events may be listed in the What/When/Fire guide you receive when you enter the event.
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby trilobyte » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:20 pm

What they said. I suggest also taking a bit of extra care regarding fuel storage at camp (keep it out of the direct sunlight, etc).
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby LolaFalula » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:52 pm

Turnip wrote:don't whack anyone with them, and don't do it near flammable crud.


just be cautious and considerate!


It'd sure be made if he set me on fire!!! HaHa! But he's pretty responsible with them.
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby LolaFalula » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:53 pm

Savannah wrote:A very considerate question. It's way easier not to start a tent fire--or explode someone's gas can--if poi spinners avoid tents and vehicles and residential space, and go out to the Esplanade where they can get a better audience, or (if they are shy or new and want to practice somewhere first) they can go somewhere in the huge amount of space between the very outside streets and the trash fence.

Poi events may be listed in the What/When/Fire guide you receive when you enter the event.


Thank you! :)
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby LolaFalula » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:54 pm

trilobyte wrote:What they said. I suggest also taking a bit of extra care regarding fuel storage at camp (keep it out of the direct sunlight, etc).


Yeah, I always worry a bit about that.
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby illy dilly » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:06 pm

So there is no special permit to be allowed to burn poi where ever when ever?
I thought it fell under one of the "fire art" need a license type things?
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby LolaFalula » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:14 pm

illy dilly wrote:So there is no special permit to be allowed to burn poi where ever when ever?
I thought it fell under one of the "fire art" need a license type things?


I haven't heard of anything like that. I don't spin pois, so until now, I've never really looked into it. It's a great question for sure. Maybe somebody here could offer me some insight on that here. Thank you for posing that question. :)
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:57 pm

"feergoortens" sounds positively dutch to me.
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby LolaFalula » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:09 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:"feergoortens" sounds positively dutch to me.


Um...what??
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby Savannah » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:10 pm

LolaFalula wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:"feergoortens" sounds positively dutch to me.


Um...what??


There was a really weird spam post of foreign origin in this thread--a post that has since been deleted. :)
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby gaminwench » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:58 am

You can spin when/where ever you'd like (excepting Conclave, of course).
No permits required.

Burn smart ...
away from flammable structures,
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watched by a responsible safety.

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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby Igneouss » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:14 am

People keep saying things like 'stay away from flamable structures' etc.

I'd phrase it a different way:

Pretty much the entire city is highly flamable. 99% of fabric structures like tents, awnings and tarps are highly flamable. There are fuel cans everywhere - like generators, camps stoves, vehicles.

And the wind blows...

Spin sober...

Be careful and considerate.

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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby LolaFalula » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:56 am

Thank you everybody!! :)
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:07 am

Igneouss wrote:People keep saying things like 'stay away from flamable structures' etc.

I'd phrase it a different way:

Pretty much the entire city is highly flamable. 99% of fabric structures like tents, awnings and tarps are highly flamable. There are fuel cans everywhere - like generators, camps stoves, vehicles.

And the wind blows...

Spin sober...

Be careful and considerate.

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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:15 am

Savannah wrote:
LolaFalula wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:"feergoortens" sounds positively dutch to me.


Um...what??


There was a really weird spam post of foreign origin in this thread--a post that has since been deleted. :)

Yeah. I'm facinated by the spam. Most of what we get is slavo-bizarro, so I was noting that we might have a new country chiming in.
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Re: Fire Pois on the Playa

Postby illy dilly » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:40 am

OK, good to know, thanks for the info!
I guess I just assumed that since 70% of BRC population are Douche Jockeys and Fire Spinners that to limit the number of burgins spinning fire they would require some sort of license.
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