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Fjolnirsson

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Fire breathing....(Update7/7/07)
« on: February 20, 2007, 12:46:20 am »

I've been practicing off and on for about a month now. Finally lit up tonight. Pretty cool. It didn't taste as bad as I'd expected, though the lamp oil lingers for a while, and feels kind of slimy. The fire seems a lot bigger and closer than when others are doing it. I'm definitely hooked. A cop showed up, as they had received several calls about the "balls of flame" in our parking lot. Really, he just wanted to watch, and it gave him a convenient reason to stop. Next on my "to learn" list is fire eating, then juggling, followed by juggling things which are on fire. Yay, fire!
Any other fire breathers/eaters here?
« Last Edit: July 08, 2007, 10:08:25 pm by Fjolnirsson »
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Re: Fire breathing....
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 10:34:04 am »

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... The fire seems a lot bigger and closer than when others are doing it. ...

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Re: Fire breathing....
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 05:24:32 pm »

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lamp oil

Lamp oil?   :puke:

I'd rather use some other fuel.  I wonder if some Everclear would work...
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Re: Fire breathing....
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007, 04:00:36 am »

Trim your beard and moustache first.  DAMHIKT.
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Re: Fire breathing....
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007, 08:41:29 pm »

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Yay, fire!
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Re: Fire breathing....
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007, 09:13:41 pm »

Shazam! Fire breathing? I don't think I've ever known anybody who did that. If you ever get somebody to take video ...

BTW, what's the secret of doing it without burning the heck out of your  mouth? (Or is it like being a magician; you never tell?)
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Re: Fire breathing....
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2007, 09:15:19 pm »

having done this a bit myself, i think less volatile, thicker liquids like kerosene or lamp oil are a lot safer and more forgiving than stuff like 151 or everclear, and worth the bad taste/greaziness. remember that doing this involves spraying a liquid into an aerosol out of one's mouth, and you REALLY don't want the flame chasing back to your face or catching any stray droplets that land on you or dribble down your chin or anything....
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Re: Fire breathing....
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007, 12:14:27 am »

Claire,

Video might be a while, but I should have some photos in the next couple of weeks.
As for the ""secret, you want to use a liquid with a high flash point. This makes it less likely that stray droplets and dribbles will ignite, thus minimizing the "set your face on fire" risk. You want all the liquid to be expelled as a very fine mist, which then ignites in the air as it comes into contact with the fire from your torch. Never breathe fire against the wind, or in rapidly shifting winds. Both are good ways to burn your face off, inhale fire, or develop chemical pneumonia. I practiced with water for about a month before even trying it with lamp oil.
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Re: Fire breathing....
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 12:39:13 am »

A few years ago one of my nephews got married. At the reception he had several of his buddies provide the entertainment. We were all inside of this mountain lodge and just after dark this wonderful drumming started outside. We started to move out on to a large deck and when the crowd was assembled  two of the guys began a fantastic display of fire breathing !  Best wedding show I have ever witnessed.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2007, 01:16:32 pm »

Try Flavor Flame...
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Re: Fire breathing....
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2007, 01:51:41 am »

WoooHooo! First public show tonight, and it was a paid gig, as well! Got hired to do a wedding reception. Poi, staff, fire breathing and fire pots...Went really well, better than we'd planned. Got a great reaction from the crowd...No pics from tonight, but I have a few from our last practice we lit up for...About a month ago. It's really hard to get good pics still. Getting easier, but my digital camera is a low end model. I'm saving up for the Nikon D70...

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Julie-Danafirepot.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Julie-Codypoi.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Juliefirepotputdown.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=firepotundulations.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Dana-torches.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Byronwithtorch.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Byronlittleflame.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Byronfuelsip.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Byronflaming.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Byronflame2.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=byronflameblurry.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Byronendoffireball.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Byrondrinkingfuel.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Byronbigflame.jpg
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v286/fjolnirsson/?action=view&current=Byronfinalflamage.jpg



We were supposed to have a performance on July 4th, next town over. As we were setting up, the local fire dept told us we wouldn't be allowed to light up, as the event organizer had failed to obtain the appropriate permits....Too bad, we had a professional photographer there...
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