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Thatalbinofrog

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Sundia Shining Bearings and vibration
« on: March 14, 2016, 01:55:16 am »
Hey! I'm new to this site and quite new diabolo in general but I purchased myself a  Blue Sundia Shining triple bearing and I LOVE it! I've got 4 questions.

1.I have had it for about a week and I've been using A LOT, and I recently noticed it's vibrating a bit more than before. It's not really effecting any tricks except for finger grinds as it harder to control. I'm not sure if it is the string or the diabolo itself. The string is a bit frayed and loosing most of its colour in the middle of the string. Could someone please give me a hand. :-D thanks. EDIT: It IS NOT the string I tried another string and it still vibrated the same.

 2. I heard that you have to tighten the side bits of the diabolo or something every now and again, could someone please tell me how and when should I tighten them?

3.How often should I replace the bearing/axle in the diabolo? And which one would I need to buy.

4. What is the best brand of string to buy? I know that Mr Babache has great string but it is extremely expensive. I think I am going to get some 10m Ultra-Spin string. Is that good?

Thankyou!!! :-D Sorry for all the questions by the way xD

JaNnI$

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Re: Sundia Shining Bearings and vibration
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 04:15:10 pm »
1. the answer to question number 2 should answer this question, too.
2. just get an open-end wrench to tighten the screws in the cups.
3. i've had my sundias for a long time now, and i never had to replace anything. if so, the shop you bought the diabolos may also have the fitting axle. if not, there are plenty of shops who have. (just replacing the bearing is probably more work and will cost you more than a new axle)
4. mister babache is great, and if you play your string right i should last quite some time. because of that, price should not be something worth considering when choosing a string. i'd recommend getting some bits of string from different manufacturers and just try them out. in the end, you are the person who uses that string, so you should be comfortable with it.

hope that helps, Jannis!

Thatalbinofrog

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Sundia Shining Bearings and vibration
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2016, 08:41:31 pm »
1. the answer to question number 2 should answer this question, too.
2. just get an open-end wrench to tighten the screws in the cups.
3. i've had my sundias for a long time now, and i never had to replace anything. if so, the shop you bought the diabolos may also have the fitting axle. if not, there are plenty of shops who have. (just replacing the bearing is probably more work and will cost you more than a new axle)
4. mister babache is great, and if you play your string right i should last quite some time. because of that, price should not be something worth considering when choosing a string. i'd recommend getting some bits of string from different manufacturers and just try them out. in the end, you are the person who uses that string, so you should be comfortable with it.

hope that helps, Jannis!


You are an absolute God! :D Thankyou soooo much, these answers were perfect. Just when do I know to tighten the things on the side? THANKYOU!! :D


PS. Henry's diabolo string is very expensive but is it good and worth it?

YANG2

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Re: Sundia Shining Bearings and vibration
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 12:56:05 am »
To answer question #4, I would HIGHLY recommend Taibolo strings. Some diabolo strings are slippery when you first use them, before the grip sets in. Others have a good grip right away but snap pretty easily. With Taibolo strings, you get the best of both worlds. Good luck with that.

Thatalbinofrog

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Sundia Shining Bearings and vibration
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 04:46:04 am »
To answer question #4, I would HIGHLY recommend Taibolo strings. Some diabolo strings are slippery when you first use them, before the grip sets in. Others have a good grip right away but snap pretty easily. With Taibolo strings, you get the best of both worlds. Good luck with that.

Hmmm. I can't find any? I can only find Henry's and Mister Babache string? Could you send me a link please? Thanks :D

Thatalbinofrog

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Re: Sundia Shining Bearings and vibration
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 08:04:27 am »
1. the answer to question number 2 should answer this question, too.
2. just get an open-end wrench to tighten the screws in the cups.
3. i've had my sundias for a long time now, and i never had to replace anything. if so, the shop you bought the diabolos may also have the fitting axle. if not, there are plenty of shops who have. (just replacing the bearing is probably more work and will cost you more than a new axle)
4. mister babache is great, and if you play your string right i should last quite some time. because of that, price should not be something worth considering when choosing a string. i'd recommend getting some bits of string from different manufacturers and just try them out. in the end, you are the person who uses that string, so you should be comfortable with it.

hope that helps, Jannis!

If you go look at my latest post you'll see what happened :( ;_; :-(