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MagicJared
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I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a good location to practice fire eating. I live in a basement apartment with low, cardboard ceilings and have no access to a back yard or anything like that. So far I've had to practice at friends' yards, but I'd really rather not have to bother them with that (and travel out to them). So if anyone has any ideas let me know.
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Your PROFFESIONAL teacher will probably have a place...Slim
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Well, my first suggestion would be to not practice outside at all. I have been a fire eater for 23 years and I do a lot of outdoor events and I would always prefer to do it inside just so I can control the wind factor. I would try to find a garage or something similar that you are able to control the wind. Also, make sure if you are in a garage or any other location that you are not near any other flammable materials.
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Slim, I took Todd's sideshow school in coney island, which was an ideal place to learn the material. But now that my lessons have ended I would like a place of my own to practice.

Caveat, I prefer doing it inside as well unless its a nice day with little to no wind. Unfortunatly I don't have a garage to practice in, and of course flammable things = bad. Smile Maybe I just need to make friends with someone close by with a garage.

thanks for the advice
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On 2006-04-16 14:35, Caveat Lector wrote:
I would always prefer to do it inside just so I can control the wind factor.
Just a caveat to Caveat's caveat (what?): Even indoors, be on your guard--I have a friend who was severly burned by blowback when the air conditioning kicked on.
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One word: WARE HOUSE!! Oh wait, that's two words. Well, two ways to get a warehouse, one: befriend someone who owns a warehouse and talk them into letting you use their space, or two: get a temp job. Temp jobs for men usually include manual labor and even more specific to warehouse labor. Get the job, then work your way up to the point that the boss will let you use the space. Then there's the third option, win the lottery, then buy your own warehouse and have lots and lots of fun.
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That is a great idea. I've had my share of temp jobs and they could test bombs in those places. I'd rather not step foot in one of those places again, but maybe I can work something out with someone on craigslist or something.
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I say practice in all conditions, indoors and out...that way you lean how to deal and can work nearly any venue.

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Don't fire eat it messes you up on the inside.
they thought it was impossible until they met me.

theres no reality in magic

did the magician come before the assistant or the other way around.
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On 2006-04-30 19:37, magicguy67 wrote:
Don't fire eat it messes you up on the inside.



Don't eat Mcdonalds it messes you up on the inside
Don't eat Taco Bell it messes you up on the inside (aside from blasting a hole in the toilet)

There is always risk with anything we do, and I'm sure we all know and understand those risks too.
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Oh, I forgot... any flame that uses up all available oxygen turns into a CO fire (that's carbon monoxide for you lay people). Carbon monoxide is LETHAL and you would never know it. CO poisoning is sneaky, doesn't seem like anything other than dizziness and flu like symptoms. A couple days later, you can be found dead! I run forge fire on a daily basis and my home is chock full of CO monitors. Be careful dmmit!

Risk with anything we do.. check this out: I use oxygen with my welding torches. The O2 canister comes with a warning label "This product has been known to cause cancer.. blah blah blah"... yes.... OXYGEN is bad for you! Go get a book, it's titled "Everything is Bad for you, a compendium of everything you didn't know could kill you!"
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On 2006-04-30 23:11, FacadeTheStiltBoy wrote:
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On 2006-04-30 19:37, magicguy67 wrote:
Don't fire eat it messes you up on the inside.



Don't eat Mcdonalds it messes you up on the inside
Don't eat Taco Bell it messes you up on the inside (aside from blasting a hole in the toilet)

There is always risk with anything we do, and I'm sure we all know and understand those risks too.



true
they thought it was impossible until they met me.

theres no reality in magic

did the magician come before the assistant or the other way around.
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