Author Topic: Elevators on a bearing axle diabolo?  (Read 4165 times)

cyrus0135

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Elevators on a bearing axle diabolo?
« on: December 09, 2013, 08:55:52 pm »
Hey I was wondering if there was a way to do an elevator with a bearing axle diabolo? Or if there was a place I could learn online.

vertaxguy

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Re: Elevators on a bearing axle diabolo?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 09:30:33 pm »
Bearing diabolo has minimal friction to the opposite spinning direction, so classic wrap-elevators won't work.
If there's another way to do elevator with mearing diabolo i'd like to hear.

Mediaboy13

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Re: Elevators on a bearing axle diabolo?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 10:32:44 pm »
There is no effective or good looking way haha  :P

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samuli

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Re: Elevators on a bearing axle diabolo?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 06:54:46 pm »
I beg to differ but, yes, there is few really nice ways to do this.
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cyrus0135

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Re: Elevators on a bearing axle diabolo?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 07:10:09 pm »
is there a link for it or anything? how would you go about it short of doing a trapeze type thing?

vilihendrix

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Re: Elevators on a bearing axle diabolo?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 05:10:46 pm »
why would you even want to do that ?

cyrus0135

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Re: Elevators on a bearing axle diabolo?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2013, 06:53:38 pm »
it's really a crowd pleaser type trick

vertaxguy

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Re: Elevators on a bearing axle diabolo?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 08:32:57 pm »
In my opinion, elevators have greater replay value compared to for example mini-genocide, from audience's perspective. :D

seán_

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Re: Elevators on a bearing axle diabolo?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2013, 05:20:30 pm »
The trick I use to replicate the elevator with bearings (that Donald Grant showed me years ago) is to simply drape the string over one stick (stick trap) then pull that string, using the stick, smoothly down alongside the string coming from the stick that is held still (when the diabolo comes near it it's a good idea to turn that one in line with the axle).

You can exit with a throw or let the string slip off. If you get the motion right you can use the string pull to launch the diabolo (pleasing feel/look) and catch back into the same trick on the other stick for a continuous version.

So yeah its a 'trapeze type thing' but if you see it done well it's a handy looking trick.

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