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eggy900

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Fire Diabolo
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2005, 12:31:55 pm »
nesbitts are amazing, apart from the price tag
they are so good i pulled off around both arms and several whip catches, giant flames too!!!

but i can't afford one for myself
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Ifrit

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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2005, 02:47:25 pm »
Has any1 ever make a fire diabolo video? Or knows a link to one? i know that JiBe had about 10 seconds of him doing 2 fire in the Bestof film on his site but i would like to see more.

diabolodojo

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Fire diabolo????
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2005, 11:31:30 am »
i have seen a fire diabolo here->http://www.windthings.co.uk/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=101473&parentid=FunStuff

the description is "A metal fire diabolo, Inc sticks and kevlar string"
Has anyone ever used this diabolo and can they give give some feed back??

thanx
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fire diabolos - compare.
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2005, 01:58:49 am »
hi to all.
I'm planning to buy a fire diabolo but I don't know anything about it ..
and I thought about Fyrefli Comet Fire Diabolo, but on firetoys.com are a few more.
did you tried any of them ?
what is different between thouse ?
and I heard that Fyrefli Comet Fire Diabolo might have a small flame, is it true ??
and if so then which schould I take to be satisfied ?
and can you write me a few worlds about each of them if you have tried or herd anything ?

have you got any movies with fire diabs ? so I could see how they burns.


at the end sorry for my eanglisch but I started learnin diabolo and stopped eanglishc some time ago :D

-Leo-

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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2005, 11:57:16 am »
I have only used the firefly it bends when you drop it do you have to bend it back which is a bit of a pain.
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Pete

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« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2005, 05:06:20 pm »
i have only used the firefli too, it does bend, and i think the flame is a bit smaller, having seen some of the videos of other fire diabolos. If you can afford it i would get the nesbitt, expensive but its way more dangerous (in a good way that is)
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J_J777

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« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2005, 09:01:01 pm »
do u guys ever burn urself?  I mean wouldn't it be really dangerous?  do you guys wear protective things?

Mithew

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« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2005, 11:14:53 pm »
yeah, i was wondering too, with fire poi and clubs, if you get hit you get singed, but not horribly, but what about fire diabolo, is there any other fire equipment you need for fire diabolo's????
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« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2005, 09:42:37 am »
Kevlar string obviously, other than that not really. Just br careful what moves you're doing. Don't do like body combos or leg combos or anything like that(coz your clothes will burn). Wooden sticks are fine, but rinds are not a good idea without protective gloves on. 2D tricks are a bit awkward coz the start is very hard. Apparently rocket starts dont work with fire diabs and wrap start would be a bit awkward with a burning diab. The best way is a throw in from some one else. 3d with fire.... would love to see it, same starting problem. Might be a bit hard on the arms.
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dynamaniac

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« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2006, 08:35:24 am »
finally used my   Comet tonight. its really cool that its on fire but the tricks are really limited and i was diab'in on concrete so i was worried i'd drop it.
i did a few over the legs, and i grinded for like a second, but mostly what i did was suns and easy stalls.

i have a question - is paraffin the best type of fuel for fire diabolos? i read somewhere that white gas gives a larger flame, but paraffin is safer. (i used paraffin but i felt the flame was sort of small).

i need to get to the beach sometime...

Chiok

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« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2006, 09:46:52 am »
Yep, parafin is the best.  It's the least volatile of the lot and burns slightly cooler than most.  It won't damage your wicks as quickly and you get an decent orange flame.  I can't exactly remember which one is the Comet (does it look like two colinders?) then the wick reservoir isn't huge.  It doesn't seem like much, but you wouldn't really want much more.  If you have the money to get a Nesbitt, they've got big wicks, so a bigger flame, but terribly expensive.  

Best effect is at night, but somewhere with light, not too much but enough that you can see everything, watching the flame messes with your perspective.  But tricks are limited I'm afraid, unless you can get two going and keep going so suns, transfers and such are possible.

Chiok
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larryone

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« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2006, 09:23:31 pm »
my parents and my girlfriend gave me the same birthday present...

I now own 2 fyrefli comet diabolos

I havent lit them yet, but I think I'm going to have a hard time getting two fire diabolos going at once.
When I'm doing 2 diabolos I use a wrap start - dont think that's going to work when they're on fire. =0)
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larryone

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Fire Diabolo
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2006, 10:05:22 pm »
the comets make a nice sound even when they're not lit - just the sound of the air holes as it spins
and then just a tap with one stick makes a very satisfying "ding"
Beach sounds like the right sort of place for it. I'm only about 15 minutes cycle from a strand that has acres of space at low tide...
cant wait to light them =0)
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Chiok

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« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2006, 09:25:17 am »
This thread here about starting two fire diabolos, is quite useful in giving ways to get going.  I believe the favoured one, and the one I would choose is the put both on the string on the floor, backwrap the right one, put your right handstick against the axle of the left one, roll both to the left and then pop them up, unwrap and away you go.

Bertrand and Dai's "Feel Good Inc" video shows Dai doing his near the beginning of the video.

Chiok
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larryone

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« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2006, 12:36:57 pm »
thanks for the link =0)
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TD Moses

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« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2006, 11:05:54 pm »
I found the best stuff for the fire.  It's 99.9% parrafin.. It's called lamp light Ultra-pure.  It is smokeless and Odorless.  Unlike normal smokeless and Odorless it doesnt give off the bad fumes.  It's a combustible and not a flammable which makes it several times more safer.  Check it out for sure.  I got it approved by my local fire chief officer.  Their website is www.lamplightfarms.com

Pete

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« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2006, 07:19:38 pm »
I wish i could afford some more fire diabolos. To do more than one diabolo could you not get some really heavy duty fireproof gloves. I guess it would make things a little harder though.
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