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Beni

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How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« on: December 08, 2006, 05:15:21 pm »
Everyone must have done this at some point. My best is 4, but I only had 4 diabolos at the time. I wonder if there's a record. Anyway, how many can you do?

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2006, 08:18:18 pm »
One of the mad french posse can balance 5 on their chin, i can balance all my diabolo's (3) on my head, all un-upgraded finesse's
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006, 08:30:43 pm »
I'm sure I've seen Trash do more than 5.
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 08:36:55 pm »
I can balance 4 diabolos head if it's not windy.

I agree with guppy, i am sure trash can balance nore than five  diabolos on various body parts.
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 11:30:27 pm »
Mmm there is a bit in Diabology where Trash does something like ten!  :o
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 11:35:26 pm »
ya, but its only for about 1 second or so, cant see how many he's balancing.  was it on his chin or nose?

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2006, 12:21:24 pm »
ya, but its only for about 1 second or so, cant see how many he's balancing.  was it on his chin or nose?

I'm pretty sure it was his chin.

Oh yeah. I videoed Squiggle/Jake balancing four diabolos on a bottle on his chin back stage at our circus performance today (No drops except for the three passing! YESSS! :D). He got some good applause from everyone in the dressing room  ;)
Maybe we'll put it in a video sometime(Like the one we have been putting off for the last.. 3 months? :P)
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2006, 01:08:15 pm »
Mmm there is a bit in Diabology where Trash does something like ten!  :o

Ten?! How did he get them on top of each other? Did he do a tower of them on the floor first and then pick it up, or did he have someone with a stepladder to help him :P.

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2006, 01:22:29 pm »
my friend can keep 7 diabolos on his chin.. he puts every other different direction so it wont be very tall tower..

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2006, 05:57:16 pm »
I think that Trash puts them on the floor before hand, Otherwise he'd have to throw them up!
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2006, 08:21:44 pm »
Throwing them. Now THAT would look amazing!

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2006, 10:48:00 pm »
If you can find the convention video from Ieper 2005, at 5:58 there's a fellow balancing 11-12 diabolos on a European club on his chin.  That's a fair few I think.  It's fortunate that diabolos stack nicely.

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2006, 01:13:36 pm »
trash can do something similar, but it looks more like a diabolo leaf.

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2006, 01:24:09 pm »
Mmm there is a bit in Diabology where Trash does something like ten!  :o
no i paused and counted, that was 5 by my count, 10 cups, 5 diabs.
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2006, 02:15:51 am »
Well I paused and took a screenshot
Still look like 5?

I count at least 10, maybe 11. It gets pretty sketchy towards the top
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2006, 05:06:05 am »
Ten! Haha I told you so! ;D

no i paused and counted, that was 5 by my count, 10 cups, 5 diabs.

Actually because of the angle you can't see them, 20 cups, 10 diabolos ;)
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2006, 09:14:14 am »
so whos the next person to do 11 or more?

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2006, 10:17:39 am »
Pretty sure it's 10
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2006, 07:27:17 pm »
Looks like 10 to me.


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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2006, 12:42:35 am »
Its definatly ten, But it doesn't look like they're on his chin. Look closely, you can see what might be his arm..?
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2006, 01:16:51 am »
Its definatly ten, But it doesn't look like they're on his chin. Look closely, you can see what might be his arm..?

or his shoulder?

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2006, 01:29:35 am »
No. Near his shoulder
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2006, 08:53:45 am »
In the clip I'm pretty sure you see them on his chin.
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2006, 09:32:50 am »
In the clip I'm pretty sure you see them on his chin.

yeah, but on the very very tip of his chin.

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2006, 03:31:17 pm »
Why... do you people actually CARE about the fact that it is 9, 10, 11 or 42 diabolos??? Come on, there are way more interesting topics on here.
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2006, 03:33:23 pm »
Why... do you people actually CARE about the fact that it is 9, 10, 11 or 42 diabolos???

to see if they've broken world records.

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2006, 10:13:02 pm »
Why... do you people actually CARE about the fact that it is 9, 10, 11 or 42 diabolos??? Come on, there are way more interesting topics on here.
Same thoughts there. Just didn't dare actually writing it ;D. Useless discussion.

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2006, 10:34:44 pm »
Meh, I think it's useful. It's a certain skill. I don't give a crap about poi and I will never try poi because I can't take it, but that doesn't mean I'll take away anyone's right to talk about it. Same with diabolo balancing....I tried it once and I couldn't even get one to stand up, but I'll let others talk about it.

It's not breaking any rules, in fact it's totally on topic, and the discussion is logical and civil. So let's keep it that way, eh?

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2006, 04:10:44 pm »
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2006, 07:12:16 pm »
Paraphrasing Voltaire. google is your friend.

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2006, 07:34:43 pm »
I just really hope that someone have mentioned here the following:

The longer the object, the easier to balance. Theoreticly offcourse.

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2006, 08:40:58 pm »
Useless discussion.
OK, I'll write the full sentence - I thought you guys know what I wanted to say anyway: I find this topic useless.

It simply doesn't bother me at all. It was my fault, though (As i normally don't forget to write down opinions that way - to avoid (sorry Void, that was by accident :D) problems)  :)

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2006, 06:01:25 pm »
I just really hope that someone have mentioned here the following:

The longer the object, the easier to balance. Theoreticly offcourse.

But it isn't one object. If you don't like the topic, lock it. I was just wondering what the record is.

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2006, 06:05:47 pm »
But it isn't one object. If you don't like the topic, lock it. I was just wondering what the record is.

Indeed it isn`t one object. But when you balance, it is one structure. And you cannot balance several structures, or objects on your head right?

Don`t worry about me not liking this topic, I just wanted to at my 2 pence to it.

Beni

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2006, 11:21:47 am »
But surely, if you're balancing something like balls, three balls must be harder than two. Theoretically, more diabolos would be easier, but in practice...

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2006, 11:56:06 am »
Beni you're right. But Arjan is correct also. Try balancing a spoon on your chin, then a broom. I guarantee the broom is much easier!
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2006, 09:40:27 pm »
Actually, I'm having second thoughts. The ball argument is obselete as you must incorporate fricition into the equation because without friction nothing can move. I was trying to say that in a perfect word, diabolos and balls are the same thing as you are stacking them face to face, even if a ball's face is a few atoms. However, This is ignoring friction and you can't do that so maybe my argument isn't so good. In theory Arjan is right but there's the weight issues as well as the fact that you can't allign the diabolos perfectly. Anyway, sorry if this makes no sense at all, very scientific for something like balancing diabolos.

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2006, 12:08:43 pm »
Well, you can do two object balances on your head say, one on the chin and another on the nose.  In my opinion, it's actually a balance on a balance on a balance etc.  I think there's a point when it becomes easier and then becomes harder, balancing one diabolo is tricky (because it's short) and then 3 or 4 is a bit easier.  When you get up to 10, then it wobbles more and there's more points of contact where it can go wrong etc.

Still, definitely the correct choice of diabolo, the Finesse seems to be multi-purpose.

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« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2006, 12:05:30 pm »
I just really hope that someone have mentioned here the following:

The longer the object, the easier to balance. Theoreticly offcourse.

I think a major problem is getting them at the top of your tower of diabolos no?
Unless you stack them all at the start, then lift them.
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2006, 01:01:51 pm »
I think that people stack always them before they put them on their chins.
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2006, 06:09:14 pm »
I cant even balance one on my chin. :( this is probably bcause im yousing a crappy, unbalenced 3-inch harliquin diabolo. Im getting my finneses later next week ill try it with those. And i do care how many diabs trash balances, because it could be a record (SOME GUY HAS BALANCED 10 BOWLING BALLS!) so its kinda kool.

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2006, 06:31:49 pm »
as many as i wish ;)
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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2007, 06:54:06 pm »
well the most amzing thing i have seen balanced was on the show "guiness book of world records" and the man did a fully loaded stove as in full weight and no pans


ps i can do 5 diabolos but i dont have more to try

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Re: How many diabolos can you balance on your head?
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2007, 05:45:18 pm »

Mmm there is a bit in Diabology where Trash does something like ten!  :o


i could be mistaken,im not sure but i fort it was 11 lol
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