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It was awesome. I finally popped the fire cherry.

My learning of poi will continue, of course. At this point, I’m starting on “expert” moves. It is a blast. Just keep pushing past the plateaus! 3 years ago


i would like to learn poi all over again as i have forgotten , and then i would like to play with fire , not quite the same as one of my pics 4 years ago

Purpurea AemiliaGiving up

This is just too exotic. It can get back on my list when I move out. 5 years ago

SolitaLenoreFirst Steps.

Today I order a fire poi kit off ebay.
I’m going to practise with these before adding fire to them.

My Aim: To Perform At Folk Week With My Fire Poi 5 years ago

katielyn05almost there

I’ve gotten pretty good with my practice poi. My friend whose been performing for years says he’ll have me doing them on fire by May 5 years ago


I really want to learn to do this but I don’t know where to go to get lessons. I made my own and try but all I do is hit myself with them. I really want to do fire poi!!! 6 years ago

AnFire on a string!

So in my latest adventure I decided to learn how to spin using fire poi. So I enrolled in the beginning fire poi class at The Crucible in Oakland. The Crucible is a industrial and fire arts collective and studio, its a huge place, a great place to learn from knowledgeable artists, and a great place to network and collab. You might have seen it featured in a local bay area newspaper, or on Mythbusters…its a cool place…im biased…I volunteer there. Ok onward!
I came willin and ready to learn to the second session…i missed the first due to working late night at the school for the spring production. When i entered the upstairs studio i was was greeted with a few people swinging stripe socks around and a welcoming smile from the instructor. She introduced herself as Scottie. She gave me the funny looking pair of stripe socks, two smaller nudie socks, and two cups of lentils. I assembled my practice poi.
The classes began with rotational work, changing directions, walking with the poi in motion, tricks like the butterfly, and so forth. Each of the class meetings got me working up a little sweat which is awesome, it is such a workout for the core and arms! ohh and i was so glad we practiced with anything but the real thing…because of the many times I hit myself only to sing soprano…luckily i played it off and was pretty sure no one was watching (yeah right! they were probably giggling and thinking there were magnets in between my legs).
All in all this was an enjoyable experience, with a little bit more practice ill be comfortable with the real fire set…im playing around with the led and color light set which is wicked cool. Ohh…hey! So I was watching Mythbusters the other day…lo and behold! I see Scottie the teacher hottie! So apparently Scottie is an awesome fabricator and welder that has worked with the Mythbuster crew several times…thats hot! Woman that can dance with fire, cut with fire, weld, fabricate, and still look cute in boots…awesome.
Get off your but and learn! Stop saying you will..just go and do it!
interested? Check it!

SuperAn 6 years ago

Besina_SartorDVDs arrived!

A friend bought me a couple of poi spinning tutorial videos and they arrived a couple of days ago. I so far have only gotten to check out one, but it’s called “Poi Groove Basics” and I must say, I’m very impressed with it—tons of moves, slow mo option and you can loop one move over and over automatically, which is cool if you’re trying to master a move. If you’re looking to learn, definitely give this one a shot. The other one which came is called “Poi Spinning for Beginners”, as I haven’t yet popped that one in the player I’ll have to save the review for later. Anyway, w00t! :) 6 years ago

Besina_SartorSpinning Time!

I got some spinning time in over the holiday, some of the first pics I ever got taken when spinning at night. My moves are still limited, but it was a lot of fun. 6 years ago

Besina_SartorPractice poi have arrived!

Yay! The practice poi I ordered have arrived! I’ve been practicing some very basic moves and I have to say it’s very frustrating. I know I’ll get better with time and I’m not going to give up based on a little frustration, but I sort of hoped I’d catch on quicker than this. 6 years ago

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