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Duncan

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Re: Can you guys help me?! :D
« Reply #60 on: February 14, 2009, 06:12:52 am »
I'm looking for a diabolo that spins long and is 5 inches or less, and is less than 40 dollars.
Another question: What is the difference between the 4 inch and 5 inch diabolos? Do they spin longer or easier to do certain tricks.
What are the advantages to having a heavy diabolo or a big or little one. How long do they last? How should i take care of them?

This thread that I merged your post with should answer a few questions. Check out the first post and you'll get the general idea on costs and pros and cons.

sadOreo

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2009, 07:39:17 pm »
can i pay for pounds in dollars?
like for this http://www.firetoys.co.uk/juggling/mr_babache_finesse_g3_diabolo.html

mike.

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #62 on: February 15, 2009, 10:47:08 pm »
it looks like you need a usa diabolo dealer
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Mr.D

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2009, 04:26:00 pm »
Is it true that heavier sticks are better/easier to use for integral tricks?
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Sean

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2009, 04:49:14 pm »
Not necessarily... they swing a bit slower with a bit more weight, but it seems you can get used to either just fine. Some of the craziest integrelers are using carbon sticks.

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2009, 05:02:25 pm »
ok, thanks.
I was thinking of maybe "heavy'ing" the sticks by glueing or taping two/three 10g steel nuts onto each stich, making them 50/60 grams each. Any opinions about this?
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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2009, 06:00:35 pm »
Well it could mess up the balance a bit and you'll know about it when they hit your fingers :)
You're not going to know unless you try. but most peeps get used to them as Sean says (and a lot of people have a set of allys/carbons even if they prefer one over the other so they know for sure what works for them.)

wgm

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2009, 10:08:43 pm »
What is the difference between a finesse g2 and g3? (i know there is probably a thread about this i just cant find it.)
if you use g2s and 3s at the same time is there enough of a difference to throw you off?
also what do you do to the bold on the sundia fly to make it "fixed"?

Sean

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2009, 01:41:18 pm »
What is the difference between a finesse g2 and g3?
Slightly more weight towards the rims. Slightly more stable and longer spinning. Slightly narrower. Apparently not nearly as big a difference as between G1 and G2. I know lots of people haven't bothered to upgrade. Count me in as one.
if you use g2s and 3s at the same time is there enough of a difference to throw you off?
Anything is possible in the short term - probably not advisable as a long term thing though. Yes - they are a bit different.
also what do you do to the bold on the sundia fly to make it "fixed"?
"Bolt" you mean I suppose? There is a different bolt that goes through the middle to make it fixed. You need to have one of those. I'm assuming Nev of http://diabolomoves.com could set you up if need be.

wgm

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2009, 05:02:03 pm »
ok thanks for replying.
i was wondering if there was a way to fix the fly without buying any parts, but if there isn't I'll just keep it bearing.

fzzyrn

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #70 on: March 02, 2009, 01:54:30 am »
i suppose you might be able to replace the axle with axle from a fixed axle diabolo (there is a certain degree of interchangeability).

mike.

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2009, 02:39:25 am »
i suppose you might be able to replace the axle with axle from a fixed axle diabolo (there is a certain degree of interchangeability).

yes, but to a degree. i am fairly sure you cannot just put in a finesse axle w/o some serious modding.

has anyone dare tried?
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William

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2009, 04:36:29 am »
ok thanks for replying.
i was wondering if there was a way to fix the fly without buying any parts, but if there isn't I'll just keep it bearing.
Tighten it up.
Or if you're after a more permanent solution, try replacing your axle lube with something a bit stickier
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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #73 on: March 11, 2009, 08:02:51 pm »
can someone give me a pic of bent aluminum sticks?

zwiggelbig

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #74 on: August 30, 2009, 08:49:23 pm »
Could someone tell me if the sundia yellow string is like just as good as the henry's yellow?

Its LOADS cheaper and I can't find any place to buy a big amount of it withouth paying a fortune..

epictrapeze

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #75 on: November 05, 2010, 08:46:24 pm »
good guide, maybe some sundia handsticks

Matyi11

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #76 on: November 22, 2010, 06:40:20 pm »
Guys please i need help,

 Please i need an advice.I heave a "Play Comet" diabolo and i want to get a new one.I heave these options ;) :
 1.Henrys Circus
 2.Duncan Phoenix
 3.Henrys Jazz
Which one you recommend? Can the Duncan broke quickly? Which one is the most "unbreakable"?

   Pleaseeeeeeee help me. I really need your advice!

   Thanks!

Sean

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #77 on: November 23, 2010, 01:28:06 pm »
The majority of people would suggest the Circus as your best choice of the three. I'd say with good reason. Certainly go for a 5 inch diabolo and unless you have a specific reason otherwise, go with a non-bearing diabolo as your main diabolo.

Matyi11

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #78 on: November 23, 2010, 01:41:25 pm »
Thanks a lot 8).

Krazy Kat

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Re: Equipment Guide (v0.5)
« Reply #79 on: February 02, 2012, 08:04:06 pm »
I'd stay away from the Duncan Phoenix.  Mine was wobbling after I had for a week and never has been quite right since.