Hi! I saw there was a thread kinda like this from March, but it sort of branched off, and I just really want answers related to first time fire tricks. Ok, so my Cosmic Fire Hoop came yesterday. My boyfriend received his fire poi this week also, and we want to light up this weekend. I was thinking about it, and I've been practicing without it lit......I think I can comfortably do a vortex no problem. POSSIBLY the helicopter but the spacing of the spokes seems like it can be tricky. I tried breaks, and constantly hit a wick. haha, so not gonna even attempt those for a good while, while lit. Isolations also seem like they would be do-able. I was just wondering what everyone else did their very first burn??
My very first burn I let it go around my waist for a bit and picked it up once over my head then waist then I dropped it and said "that's enough" so you are ahead of me already. I had a fairly similar experience the very first time I did fire poi. I am quite comfortable with both now.
I would try some simple poi moves with the hoop with maybe a jump through if you are comfortable.
Sustained spinning is very pretty with fire whether the hoop is in your outstretched hand or in both hands around your body.
Breaks = hard; unless you are hooping comfortably around your shoulders and you can break from the inside. Of course don't do that with fire until that is natural for you.
If you are hooping around your neck or bringing the fire close to your face try to be in the habit of exhaling when the flame is near your nose. It is good to tricks that come close to the face towards the end of the burn so the flame is not so intense and most of the fuel has been burnt. Be aware of fumes especially if you are using lamp oil. What fuel are you using? Is there anyone with fire experience that will be with you?
You may hit your upper arm with a spoke doing the helicopter~I have a bad scar on my upper arm from a burn last month. I actually didn't know how bad it was and didn't realize it WHILE i was burning (I have a high tolerance to pain so i don't notice)...until AFTER i was done. I was just checking out my arms cause they always smell like burnt Fritos after i burn and I was seeing how much arm hair i had singed off :) that's when i noticed it....just be careful and start the helicopter off steady and slow and check the placement of your hand.
on my first burn i didn't even know the vortex yet or isolations...but i did know how to go down to my knees and lay back and twirl it on my feet/toes...so that was way cool to conquer that with fire! bwahahahaha- this one wasn't hard since the hoop doesn't change planes and the spokes don't get in the way.
you could try doing an angel roll, but instead of rolling it on yourself, aim the hoop more forward to give the 'illusion' that it's rolling horizontally in front of you? or just kinof a "rainbow toss", just spin it horizontally in front of you from your right hand to the left.
leg tricks are do-able, if you know stirring pot jumps you can do those too. the revolving door as well.
i pass under behind my back, it's the bottom half of the rising sun...but sometimes a wick will brush against my ass and that's annoying LOL
if you have a lake or beach nearby, try going there for your first burn. i did mine on the lakefront and i felt very comfortable cause you're so close to water....just in case! :D
my 1st burn was waist , chest, neck,and knee hooping, vortex, isolation, and a duck out.
didn't burn myself..i have just made a much smaller fire hoop and haven't lit it up yet so time will tell..;)
i am much more daring now
u did a duck out?? o man, I am terrified of trying duckouts with fire. You weren't scared? The fire didn't get too close to your face? I feel really confident with my duckouts on regular hoops, but that is the number one move I'm frightened to try with fire!
i was really solid at duck outs too..i practiced a lot with the unlit hoop so i knew i wasn't going to hit myself..just don't hesitate..the neck hooping the fire seemed way closer ... when i say duck out i mean the kind where the hoop is at the waist and you duck out..not the head duck outs from neck hooping..although i think i am going to do that next time i burn..not sure
thanks, she doesn't like the hoops, she is more of a frizbee girl ;)
just practice a lot with the unlit hoop and you will know what you can do and what you can't..keeping in mind that it is way louder and hotter when lit
My first burn I pretty much did waist and vortex. You need that time to celebrate moving into working with fire and to get used to it. The sound and heat is just incredible. Keep it simple, you can always add more moves later. Its about building confidence.
Depending on the size of the hoop you can do halo to bow, underleg kick-passes, poi weaves, elbow hooping passes, isolations, step-throughs. Really the big thing is to spend a lot of time with your fire hoop and see where the wicks hit you while playing unlit.
Um, wow. WHAT A DAY! So, I was trying behind the back two handed breaks and reversals, although I think theres an inside grab break and reversal from the front that can be easily done. "Dropped" it at one point trying a reversal, and the wick landed right down on my shoe! GOOD THING I WORE CLOSED TOE SHOESSSSS!