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Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts

This list is about the flow arts, which is a group of performances revolving around that moment when body, mind and spirit is at one (when you are in the zone). This group of arts have emerged with a wide variety of tools, styles and rhythms, and include all fire spinning techniques. All fire spinning tools have Kevlar wicks, and need paraffin (lamp oil/kerosene) as fuel. Steel wool can be wrapped around any wick to create sparks that fly off and various elements added to your fuel can change the color of the flame. I have become totally addicted to the flow arts even though I have only been spinning poi for about four months. It is the first form of instant gratification that I have ever come across.

Every single time you spin, you will be better than the last, and that moment when you have been trying a trick for a while and then suddenly get it right for the first time is indescribable. It builds pathways in the brain and is amazing meditation, not to mention how addictive it is to hear the fire whooshing around your body. Regardless of how amazing it might sound, I would not advise anyone to spin or play with fire unless you have had some practice, and even then you should take care to protect your body and hair, and remember not to wear any plastic based clothes when spinning as it will result in severe burns. Definitely worth a try for anyone who wants to learn an amazing new skill.

10

Fire clubs or balls
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Juggling has been around for thousands of years. The first depictions where found in an ancient Egyptian tomb, with other depictions also found in Chinese, Indian, Greek, Roman, Norse, Aztec and Polynesian cultures. In the 1700s juggling was introduced to circuses, in which they are best known today. Through the evolution of juggling, jugglers have been using more and more dangerous instruments for shock value, but none compare to the beauty of fire juggling. Fire juggling balls are made from a round spiral of wire with a wick secured in the center of the ball. Fire clubs are similar to normal juggling clubs but with a wick at one end. With practice and a variety of different kinds of throws, beautiful patterns can be formed by the fire.

9

Nunchuku

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I am sure everyone has seen, owned or wanted nunchaku (nunchuks in the western world). These double short sticks attached by a chain have a variety of possible origins, all from the east. One theory is that they were originally used to flail (beat till the grains are separated from the husks) rice and soybeans, in a time when commoners were not permitted to carry formal weapons. When war broke out and everybody had to arm themselves, any common object became a weapon. Nunchuku have evolved into a form of contact martial arts since then, and are now also used in flow arts. By adding a wick at either end of the sticks, they are transformed into an amazing fire spinning tool, with a wide variety of possible moves.


8

Rope dart

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The rope dart or rope javelin is an ancient Chinese weapon that consists of a sharp dart attached to a chain and then to a long rope (2-3 meters). The dart could be thrown at an enemy and then pulled back to the wielder. It allowed for a variety of moves including spinning, throwing and whipping out towards enemies. In the modern flow arts, the dart is replaced with a wick and the rope is secured to the left hand, allowing the right hand to throw out and spin around the burning end.

7

Diabolo

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The diabolo, formerly known as the devil on two sticks, is an interesting and fun tool or toy. It consists of a spool which is perfectly weighted on either side with a thin contact point in the middle and a rope with a stick attached at either end. The spool can be run along, thrown and spun on the rope. The diabolo originated from the Chinese yo-yo and was standardized in the 12th century. Though normal diabolo are made from, rubber, plastic or a mix, fire diabolo are made from metal, with small wicks at the center of each cup.

6

Buugeng staff

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The Buugeng or S staff is an interestingly shaped fire staff. It generally consists of a staff, with a grip at the center and either side bent into opposing half circles. The term Buugeng, meaning martial arts illusion, was coined by Japanese performer Dai Zaobab, but he was not the inventor of this interesting instrument. The S staff was first used by Michael Moschen, a Cirque du Soleil juggler who also won the MacArthur Foundation genius grant. Moschen’s inspiration for the staff came from the Chinese martial arts’ double dear horn. This instrument requires more concentration and knowledge of planes than a straight staff, but the result is a beautiful visual Kaleidoscope or optical illusion.

5

Devil sticks

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I am sure many of you are familiar with the devil sticks, which consists of three tools, used in unison. You have the baton and two control sticks, which are used to manipulate the baton stick. The Devil sticks have evolved over 3000 years, but the exact origins are unknown. When spinning fire devil sticks, only the batons’ ends have wicks. This can give the illusion of the baton floating around at night as one cannot see the control sticks. There are many patterns that can be created with the devil sticks and it can also become a team sport, where two or more people can pass around or juggle back and forth the baton.


4

Hoops

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Hoops have been played and danced with for a thousand years. The first hoops where toys which were made from fines and pushed around with sticks or rotated around the body (hula hoops) but they have evolved into a great flow art movement. Fire hoops are generally made from aluminum, with wick spokes sticking out around it. Either one large hoop or two smaller hoops can be used and they are spun around and tossed to the beat of the music. In addition to looking amazing, spinning hoops also offer a great form of aerobic exercise and the possibility of movements can be endless.

3

Fans

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Fire fans are metal fans with wicked prongs sticking out at the ends. Fire fans can be used in different forms, one being belly dancing in which fans are moved, swayed and turned slowly with the movement of the body and the other being tech spinners, which use more upbeat music with much faster and more intricate spinning. There are two main types of fans: collapsible, which can open up to 180° and can give the illusion of one wick turning into many, or non-collapsible, which is fixed at 90° and has finger holds at the bottom. Even though the collapsible fans sound more appealing, the lack of finger holds makes spinning impossible and so they are mostly used in belly dancing where extravagant moves are not required.


2

Poi

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Poi where first used by the Maori people of New Zealand and are still widely used by them today. They are essentially just weighted objects attached to chains or strings with a grip at the other end. These are swung around in unison to make rhythmic circular patterns. The word poi refers to the spinning instruments, the music spun to, and the performance. In Maori culture the women are the main spinners but it is believed that the men also used to spin poi to gain wrist flexibility for combat. A poi performance usually includes singing or dancing and can be done synchronized with a partner or a group. Poi are available in many forms, including sock poi, LED poi and fire poi which can have up to three wicks on one chain. To make your own poi to start practicing with, all you need is knee high socks or stockings and some tennis balls. Poi have also evolved into other fire spinning tools, such as the meteor, which is one long chain with a grip at the center and two wicks or weights at the ends. To learn some poi moves, go to www.playpoi.com.

1

Staff

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I will be damned if anyone has never played with a broom, hockey stick, golf stick or in fact, any stick. The staff is one of the oldest weapons and a stick is in the Museum of Historical Toys for being the oldest toy. There are martial arts revolving solely around staffs and they were even used in medieval Britain as a weapon. In the flow arts, there are a variety of possible staff practices including: single staff, double staff, contact staff and wands. Fire staffs mostly all have wicks at either ends, except for the wand, which only has one wick, though some staffs can have up to three wicks per side. The staffs can be twirled around the body, tossed in the air, wrapped around specific parts of the body and stalled in various patterns. Modern LED staffs are also available for spinning where fire is not permitted.

Notable omissions: Meteor, Whip, Contact Juggling, Fire Fingers, Fire Swords and Fire knifes



  • Frank

    A fascinating list on a wonderfully esoteric subject.

    • Frank

      I sure as f*ck didn’t write that. Get off my name McTroll.

      • Frank

        Who the f*ck are you? Keep on failing failtroll. The real Frank loves this list.

        • Christine Vrey

          The real Frank that loves this list… I believe you are not the troll!!

          • Frank

            Stop confusing pity for “loving” the list. Feeling sorry for someone and lying to try not make them feel so bad about their stupid f*cking list doesn’t mean that they actually “love” it.

        • Frank

          Who the f*ck am I? I’m the real Frank. Who the f*ck are you?

          • Frank

            Crawl back to your mommy’s basement and die you f*cking failtroll.

      • Frank

        Yeah!!!

        • Frank

          I’m Frank too ^^

          • Frank

            This is H*rsesh*t, I am Frank and I hate!!!!! this list

          • Frank +1

            I’m Frank and so’s my wife!

      • GrammerNazi

        Frank is annoying, and so are the comments he leaves. I have seen you comment before and I remember you because you have the worse name in the world. You’re always talking about failtrolls, yet you still comment like you are pissed off, which mean it was a successful troll. I can tell by the way frank talks on this site that he is very ugly boring person. It’s sad to see people receiving as much hate on the internet as they do in real life. Frank, you have no personality to ever come up with a witty remark to anyone. You immediatly start cursing, and I hate people that do that. Somone will say something funny and they immidiatly add to the joke with their own sense of humor, which usually involves the word “f*ck”. You have no idea what a joke is, and when you come across someone with a slightly funny personality you do not understand them, so you counter their jokes with something you do understand, which is extremely lame and boring.

        • Maggot

          Lmao at “GrammerNazi” trying to be insightful. Don’t strain yourself straying so far from your shtick, doofus. IMO Frank’s posts are some of the funniest light-hearted s.hit around (reminds me a bit of Woyzek, could be him in disguise), dutifully breaking up the monotony of “most boring list ever” types of whines that plague nearly every list. Though I’ve lost track of who the “real” Frank is in today’s onslaught, the Mona Lisa quip was particularly hilarious.

          • Frank

            LMAO at maggot trying to be insightful, with his obscure references. Oh, and thanks for the complements. I’m the real Frank, and I have an indifference to this list.

          • Name

            @maggot. These are franks comments you find so funny and witty?
            1.Pierogi isn’t ‘fast food’ you dumb f*ck.
            2.I find it hard to believe a sub-normal c*nt like you ever advanced past ‘See Spot Run’ so kindly f*ck right off you Failtroll.
            3.F*ck off troll and take your fail elsewhere.
            2&3 are from the same list.

            How is this humor? I just looked at a few old lists and found some random comments. They are extremely annoying. I hate people that cannot open their mouths without cursing. This is must likely funny to someone who is incapable of producing any humor themselves. I see a very sad lonely future for frank. Maggot you just “lmao” at someone being insightful, but turned around and did it yourself. You should have stopped at “Lmao at GrammerNazi trying to be insightful” that would have sufficed.

            This is my closing argument.

          • Frank

            HEY! Maggot liked MY quip!

            *does a f*cking happy-dance*

            ??(?o?)??? ( ?o?) ??? (?o? ) ???(?o?)??

          • Maggot

            @Name: These are franks comments you find so funny and witty?

            I actually did get a chuckle out of some of those. Number 2 in particular. I mean, right in the middle of the most vile and crass of rants he has the wherewithal to say “kindly”? That’s gold right there.

            This is must likely funny to someone who is incapable of producing any humor themselves.

            Oh stop taking yourself so seriously. So different things amuse me. What of it? I also find it funny to hear you expound: “I hate people that cannot open their mouths without cursing” in response to someone who is obviously adopting an over the top provocative persona with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Way to get reeled in.

            you just “lmao” at someone being insightful, but turned around and did it yourself.

            I can’t believe I have to explain this to you. I “lmao’d” at GrammerNazi because he is NEVER insightful. He’s a one trick pony who inexplicably went out of character to attempt a poignant post and expected people to take him seriously. Sorry, but that ship has sailed. I, on the other hand, am ALWAYS insightful (lol). So sharing my insight there shouldn’t have been considered hypocritical or out of place at all. In fact, you should be taking notes.

          • Frank

            *swoons*

        • Frank

          All I hear is an arrogant piece of sh*t with an unwarranted sense of self-importance. Also the f*ckstick who replied to maggot is a faux Frank. The genuine Frank aka me thinks maggot is a pretty cool guy.

          • Maggot

            I never liked the real Frank.

        • GrammerNazi

          I am the real GrammerNazi!

          • GrammerNazi

            Silly Frank, you’re not GrammerNazi.

          • Frank

            IM PROBLY NOT FRANK

        • Napoleon666

          Agreed, this guy isn’t funny.
          Great list though!

          • Vincent

            maygirl on July 16, 2008 Don’t take this as a thraet but take this as a thraet Someone drink me. LOL, Rod. Go Rod! You can do this! Or get off your butt and do something!

        • Jose Maria

          you are an old hag, and all u do is complain because youre soup is too hot or because the neighbors are loud you say that he has no life but clearly since u spent all this time correcting people I’m guessing u have no life

  • buy6

    shit list

    • Frank

      Write a better one then sh*t for brains!

  • Joe Momma

    When I was younger my mom told me that people wet the bed if they play with matches. I believed it until I was about 16 yrs old. I went threw my whole adolesence not wanting to play with fire. But super cool list. Super sexy when Pacific island women spin flames half naked!

    • Christine Vrey

      My mom told me the same thing when I grew up – I never lystened to her =) Playing with fire is super fun!!!

    • Frank

      When I was younger my Uncle Pete told me that people wet the bed if they don’t let their favorite uncle squeeze the source tightly.

  • ness2k

    Such a dumb list! Haha wtf? Are u guys even trying anymore?

  • Johan

    So essentially, put something on fire and swing it around.

    • Christine Vrey

      Well yeah, if you want to burn all your hair off, and possibly a few holes in your clothes… Watch a staff vid on youtube, pick up a broom and see if you can do the same as them… It takes a hell of alot of practise and play to be decent enough not to light yourself up…

      • It’s Still Lame

        Lots of things take practice. That doesn’t make them interesting.

        • Woodchuck Chuck

          Just cos you don’t like it doesn’t make it lame moron. Why read, or comment, if it’s a subject of no interest to you? Does Listverse really know that YOU don’t like this particular list? I forgot that this was a website just for you, not catering for many interests across 10+ different categories, must have slipped my mind…

          • It’s Still Lame

            I just told listverse that I don’t like this list. Isn’t that why there is a comment section? I’m pretty sure these lists are written for me and me alone to read. Oh, and this list is still lame.

          • Woodchuck Chuck

            No, if you don’t like the list, no-one needs to hear. The comments are for people to discuss their enjoyment of a particular subject, and to debate who the real Frank is. If you don’t like this go Troll, or indeed be a nice person, somewhere else.

  • Devyn

    God this is dumb. You are even more idiotic for writing this.

    • Woodchuck Chuck

      Please read my above comment you ignorant pile of [need IQ of at least 18 to read insult]

      • lol

        hahahaha nice

  • vanowensbody

    Nice list

  • Jimma

    Listverse is getting worse with every list. Please some interesting lists. I want the old listverse back with the interesting articles, not this yawn producing stuff

    • Christine Vrey

      All the lists are written by readers of listverse, who all have different interists and all have their own oppinion about what a good list is. The best way for you to get lists that fall into your interist catagories, would be to simply write and submit some of your own lists. That way you can stop being judgmetal on other peoples lists, which they might find interisting.

      How boring would this world be if everyone liked the exact same things and everyone had the same interists. Next time a list that doesnt quite strike your fancy is posted, try and keep in mind that everyone is different, and it won’t make people more like you by bitching on the comments.

      Listverse is a great site that has kept me very entertained most days of the week for a very long time. I don’t find every list interisting, but can acknowladge that other people might, and so do not rant on about how shit I think the list in question is. Jamie has done a great job at trying to keep everyones interists in mind, so if you don’t like the days list, just wait for tomorrows list.

      P.S. – Check out Feul Girls and then come and say that it isn’t interisting again…

      • forsythia

        People are just trolling. Don’t waste your time, love. This was a great list.

      • Devyn

        INTEREST

      • ARSE

        Why do you constantly bash Ryan Thomas?

    • Frank

      I am tired of reading comments from brain dead trolls like you. You are either a sh*tty fail troll or someone who is too f*cking stupid to absorb the subject matter.

      • Jumna

        Haters gonna hate

  • Neutral

    So, yeah, I really don’t like people saying listverse is getting worse, they have been saying that for so long that if true, listverse would be one of the shittie.r sites around.
    It’s a bit more uneven then earlier, I will give you that.

  • Amrendra

    It needs courage to play with fire. All those whining about the list please go back to your strollers and listen to a lullaby. Open your closed minds and start appreciating this art.

    • Christine Vrey

      Thank you for always supporting my lists!!

    • Basawaraj

      alex39k on March 30, 2011 gym jones? Ha. his video is cplemetoly edited!!! I’d like to see anyone do this workout continuously like this guy. I bet no one can! if there is a better vid than this on youtube please link. Ive only seen ones where the footage is edited. if any of you tried this youd be dead. period.

  • Lenny

    Flow Arts? What!? Just fire acts!

    • Frank

      F*cking exactly! I can draw a crude likeness of the Mona Lisa in the snow with my urine. THAT is “flow art”!

      • Frank

        Doing a Jackson Pollock with a bout of explosive diarrhea is flow art too.

  • bomboozle

    i would imagine the people callin this list Shit are just the kids who the only thing their good at is video games and they actually consider that a talent. great list

    • Frank

      Typically they are f*cking failures at life with no friends who spend all day jacking off to Japanese cartoons.

    • Sam

      I am a Virgin Australia A330 first officer and I honestly found this list pretty boring and shite. Just saying

      • Frank

        Don’t worry about it, Sam. I’m an international virgin of the highest calibre first officers, and I found this list f*cking sh*t too.

        • Sam

          equipment?

          • Frank

            Fully equipped. Just not tried-and-tested (yet).

          • Sam

            Lol, can’t tell if trolling or actually does not know what a A330 first officer is

          • Frank

            Oh! I thought we were talking about me being a virgin.

          • Sam

            Lol no mate, I’ve been married for two years. I’m a pilot for Virgin Australia (the airline) flying Airbus A330. Equipment is what we call aircraft. You made my night. Cheers for that !!

          • Frank

            I’m gonna hit you up for freebie domestic flights, Sam. *wink wink nudge nudge*

            And if you’ve been married two whole years then, well, she’ll be sweet and gentle with me knowing that I’m new. Right? Sam? Yes?

          • Sam

            Good try Mate, good try

  • Sbtier

    This is the worst list I’ve ever seen on this site.

    • Frank

      This is the translation of your comment… “I am a dumb f*ck with an IQ near room temperature who couldn’t understand the list or appreciate its subject matter so I whined like a little b*tch instead of just shutting the f*ck up like I should have.”

      • Frank’s Mon

        I should have hugged you more honey.

        • Frank

          What the f*ck is a mon? I certainly don’t have one.

          • Frank Marley

            I don’t like reggae, mon.. oh no. I love it!

            Which is more than I can say for this vrey f*cking bad list.

  • Frank

    That introduction was just painful to read. All I could think was – what the f*ck is this hippy bullsh*t? Then it turns out to be playing with fire. *facepalm*

    • Frank

      Don’t you f*cking steal my name you dumb f*ck. I f*cking hate trolls like you who would struggle to write a shopping list let alone a listverse one. Crawl back into your basement and die.

      • The Real Frank

        Only a real loser gets upset that there are more than one Frank in the world. Didn’t mommy hug you enough?

        • May I Be Frank With You

          Yeah!!!

        • Frank

          I hugged YOUR mommy plenty when I gave her a good hard d*cking.

          • Frank’s Boyfriend

            Sweetie, everybody knows you like boys. No need for the foul language.

      • Frank and Beans
    • Frankincense

      I am incensed that there are so many Frank’s in this world.. the thieving b*stards. Now where is my f*cking myrrh?

  • liyah

    I still love this site…been a fan forever..keep up the good work christine!

  • Abram Hunt

    Hmmm…guess yesterday’s list was just a tease. Not insult intended, Christine, just not my cup of tea.

  • Ironman

    Coincidentally I watched a program on LSD that involved people at the Burning Man festival performing these flow arts while under the influence of LSD :) Perhaps that should be added as a tool for performing this art?… or is it not a requirement?

  • mom424

    Well I thought it a cool list Christine. Even if I’m not likely to start spinning things with flames shootin’ out of ’em, I can certainly understand the appeal. Fire has a definite allure – guess who is in charge of the bonfires in our family?

    Our kids have had both devil sticks and diabolo; there was a period when they were the must-have fad toy. Amazing how proficient they got with them and the number of tricks they mastered. Damn good thing they didn’t come with wicks – my house would have burned down – multiple times.

    Nice job Christine – awesome that you’ve found such a cool outlet for creativity.

  • SwampRob

    A somewhat interesting list, but a terrible title. The flow arts? I expected some nonsense about interpretive dance.

    • Christine Vrey

      Lol, its not meat to be a gay title… The flow arts is defined by flowtemple.org -“Flow Arts is a fast-growing fitness and meditation practice that blends play, exercise and dance into a fun and healthful activity that moves the body, stills the mind and uplifts the spirit. It’s a physical workout that is also a brain booster, a relaxing way to chill out, and a compelling performance art.”

      • Frank

        “It’s not meat to be a gay title”?? If it WAS meat then maybe it wouldn’t be so gay. A flaming BBQ steak flying around would be cool.

        Instead it, the title and list, is all gay gay gayer McGayerstein McGayson Gay of Gaytown shopping at Gay-r-Us.

        I Googled “flow arts” to check out what Wiki had to say on the subject. But, ooohhhh, of course there’s nothing. Why? Because it’s just some stupid hippy bullsh*t that f*cking hippies are trying desperately to make up a name for. It’s f*cking lame!

      • Frank

        “it’s not meat to be gay”

        That’s what my last boyfriend said too.

    • Edson

      lovesdanecook on January 8, 2009 howie michael smith is the etscut thing. when i saw it, he was princeton/nicky, and christy carlson romano was kate/lucy. it was awesome, i got to meet them. howie is so nice!

  • verbal wurzal

    The kind of people who do Poi at parties are those that absolutely no-one will talk to.

    And with good reason.

    They are- how to put this- c*nts.

  • PisspotyDont

    Just FYI artists can get in “the zone” without using fire. Bad choice of wording. You make it sound like only these pyromaniacs can get in the zone.

  • David Hopkins

    Wow! These people really know how to play with fire!

  • David Hopkins

    How about a list of listverse’s censored words. Then, commenters can know in advance which words to avoid:

    fuck f u c k

    shit s h i t

    sex s e x

    porn p o r n

    piss p i s s

    illegal drug i l l e g a l d r u g

    cock c o c k

    whore w h o r e

    slut s l u t

    brothel b r o t h e l

    Not much use censoring words in my opinion, because commenters often get around the censoring by using spacing (like above) or other tricks. Also, the word starred out is often obvious because most readers will see the context and figure out what the word must have been.

    • Litocranius

      ChiChiClifton on July 17, 2007 Well I was watching to see if it was Johnny or Barrett alyping Rod at this time turns out it was neither? Who’s this dude?

  • Maverick

    It’s amazing how many different variations and tools are available for something as simple – term used loosely – as spinning fire. Interesting article, and more interesting, I find, is how so many of these started as weapons, and then evolved into forms of expression. Reminds me of capoeira, if Brazil’s main export was Prometheus-inspired pain!

    Good read.

  • Zan

    Cool list and something i’ve always wanted to try. Thanks Christine :) May i ask how long it took you to practise before you were able to light up?

    • Christine Vrey

      Im glad you enjoyed it =) I was foolish when I started and lit my poi about two weeks after I baught them (I baught fire poi and practised with them before I baught practise poi) which resulted in some minor burns, very tired arms and a total lack of tricks or flow… I basically just spun them around, weaved abit and did butterflies. You do get noticably better everytime you spin though, so atleast I didn’t suck for too long =)
      Put some tennis balls in socks and give it a try!! If you need some insparation or help, check out ZanOO or meenik on youtube… they are amazing and have great tutorials…

  • #winning

    The people that do this stuff are extremely annoying. I mean seriously what a waste of time. I couldn’t imagine saying my profession is a fire-rope-swinger. I have also noticed that these people are lacking in personal hygien, maybe they should learn how to use soap-on-a-rope. Are you sure that these are the “top 10” or are they the only things these people use? How many more could there be? And seriously what is so interesting about learning what these people use, no one cares about these people anyways. So someone did the smart thing and made a list about the tools they use lol.

    • lol

      don’t worry, i bet your profession is just as annoying and stupid to someone else.

  • David Hopkins

    Hey, who removed my comment on the censored words? I honestly consider automatically starring out words on listverse regardless of context contrary to freedom of expression. I was merely trying to demonstrate a point. And now you’re suppressing people who speak out against censorship?

    • Not sure how it works in the rest of the world (of course who really cares about the rest of the world), but in the good ole USA individuals are only protected against government censorship. The private sector can censor at will.

  • An interesting an informative list. I have seen fire spinning a time or two, but have never heard it referred to as “flow art” — you learn something new every day. Would have appreciated more videos, though — maybe in the follow-up list.

    • Christine Vrey

      Im sorry crazycatman, but I dont think the rest of the readers want a follow up on this =/ If you want to see some great videos, chek out ZanOO or meenik on youtube. Give it a try if you want, it realy is SUPER fun and not lame at all!!

  • Bubbles

    I have been spinning fire myself for about 2 years now and it has become a big part of my life, i have worked hard and learnt alot but i have only scraped the tip of the iceberg of what amazing and challenging things you can create with fire.

    All the commenter’s who are being ignorant idiots, try picking one of these up yourself and mastering it eh before you start insulting others hobbies and passions. It’s an amazing art form that’s both therapeutic and generally fun and i wouldn’t give it up for the world.

    So respect for doing a list i for one am genuinely interested in :)

    • Christine Vrey

      Finally! I was waiting for another like minded spinner =) I can only immagine (for now) how much better I will be in two years, but there is still soo much to learn. What is your tool of choice? I want to try fans out realy badly, but dont know where to get any. Most online companys dont even ship to my country. I have only been spinning for like 4 months but already it comsumes me. It is totally addictive and I look forward to the next blaze session before leaving the last!!

      • Bubbles

        It is amazingly addictive :) love it, fans are my favourite. Have dabbled with most of them though some better than others.

        The fans i use are from homeofpoi.com but there are many different website selling various shapes and styles if you google “fire fans”, depending on where you’re based. Home of poi ships from new zealand and me being from the UK the shipping was surprisingly reasonable from what i remember.

        • Christine Vrey

          I have checked out homeofpoi but they dont ship to me (Namibia is a random little country) but im moving to Thailand in less than 2months so im sure I will have more luck there!! I am super exited to find a larger spinning comunity there aswell, since here I only know of like 4 people that spin besides me. If you are ever in the vacinity… Thanks for awesome info =)

          • Bubbles

            A guy that runs a circus company i work for lives in tailand so i assume there must be a decent scene :) and no worries, good luck!

  • William

    neh Hippies! lol just kiddin’ these guys are awesome!

  • Name

    i don’t care…

  • fiiiona

    Respect! I had a girl friend that did this stuff in our high school talent show. She definitely stole the show!

  • fraterhater

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  • DavidMembrane

    Fire spinning – a hobby taken up by those who did not receive enough attention in school. For every person impressed by one of these jobless hippies, there are about a hundred people pitying them.

    I’ve seen it numerous times in nightclubs (albeit without the fire). Every single time it’s been some idiot still trying to get over being unpopular in school by doing something no one on earth is impressed by and generally annoying people trying to get past

    • Sam

      ^^^this

    • wow you really sound like an interesting and creative person.

      • DavidMembrane

        I’m very interesting and creative. I take my shirt off and spin fire around myself in public places despite no one asking me to in the mistakes assumption people think it’s cool

        • Bubbles

          Ever thought not everything is done to please everyone else? Maybe some people actually do it for personal enjoyment also in which no elses opinion matters. Being “cool” is irrelevent.

          • DavidMembrane

            If being ‘cool’ is irrelevent, why are they doing with their shirts off in front of as many people as they can, most of who have not requested a performance.

            They do it for personal enjoyment in the same way guys working out at muscle beach do

    • duh

      response to last comment: fire is hot. ;)

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    Maybe a stage chart would help. design it the way you best understand it, or see to it that each person knows all the stages that the art must move through. before class ends each student should be able to stage their project.
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  • Napoleon666

    Forgot the bow, one of the best meditational tools there is.

  • Interesting list. Never knew fire spinning is called flow arts. I’m wondering how the Buugeng staff is handled/flourished, it looks hard to handle, even more with fire at the tips.

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  • stephen

    So you can twirl things that are on fire. Yawn.

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