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tyson_11

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3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« on: November 27, 2012, 07:30:21 am »
An idea i came up with this afternoon to help throw in for multiple diabolos. Its not yet perfect but here was the idea.


Pieter

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 08:03:42 am »
Haha, nice! :-D

Wis

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 08:03:52 am »
To my eyes that is genius. Maybe not new, but for practicing purposes I had never seen it.
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winakoli

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 12:01:07 pm »
cool!!! :-D

BatJacopo

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 12:43:35 pm »
very cool? how you did it???

Folkert

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 04:58:54 pm »
Damn, i made something almost like this using a tripod and some wood and hinges. The idea was to start 4 with it but the self start turned out to be easier :P Might film something involving it one day though

Ronnie

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 05:47:26 pm »
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Damn, i made something almost like this using a tripod and some wood and hinges
Yeah same here, self start is mush easier to learn. I think the problem with all these machines is that it is very hard to get good spin.

Diabolo88

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 07:03:35 pm »
Still...for someone who practices alone this is a very cool way to be able to practice recieving unstable and imprecise throw ins.

tyson_11

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 08:50:00 pm »
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Damn, i made something almost like this using a tripod and some wood and hinges. The idea was to start 4 with it but the self start turned out to be easier :P

Yes i agree. I've had just over 10 otts with a self start i came up with but the pattern starts off very low and is hard to control initially so this was just to see how i would go dropping into a controlled pattern without stalls. I will be mainly practicing with the self start i just wanted to share this with you guys :)

tyson_11

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 09:06:06 pm »
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very cool? how you did it???
I just put a small piece of timber that was lying around across the clothes line and basically just taped the back of it. The line worked like a spring so i tied the end of a stick to it so it was raised a little and worked like a pedal. I put a ledge on the timber to hold the diabolo and when the pedal was released the diabolo would roll off on the second bounce.

Ronnie

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2012, 09:21:27 pm »
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Yes i agree. I've had just over 10 otts with a self start i came up with
May you share with us what that self start may be?

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012, 11:20:31 pm »
My dad designed a similar type of start. It was basically a post with a ramp that the diabolo rolls down to gain spin and it drops into the shuffle, but you need a second person to drop the diabolo down the ramp. I showed him your design and he came up with a similar idea, but it has a mini ramp at the top to give it a little spin. It has a pedal so one can start it by themselves. I tried it out and got about 6 otts with 3 diabolos on my first try, but I can't do 3 diabolos really

I'll post a video later, because it's a bit hard to explain.

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012, 01:57:04 am »
Here it is:





I can't do 3 diabolos yet, but I think that once I can that it could work for four diabolos

dakarv

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2012, 08:21:40 am »
ha some great ideas

would make a good engineering project, you could make a machine that speeds up the diabolo between some rubber wheels then fires it up into the air

tyson_11

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2012, 08:52:02 am »
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you could make a machine that speeds up the diabolo between some rubber wheels then fires it up into the air

i actually had the same initial idea. This one seemed more practical and cost effective though. But yes as a project it could be quite good

m1ck

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Re: 3 and 4 diabolo start idea
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 12:46:24 pm »
Haha, just yesterday i was thinking about these start machines :D

http://goo.gl/oD0Yc

something like this could work? the diabolo speeds on the ground, and then slings it up