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Chiok

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How many diabolos?
« on: February 19, 2005, 08:38:11 pm »
I was watching the Diabology DVD and saw the brief shot they have of their diabolos in a pyramid.  36 diabolos in that particular picture, All Finesses apart from 2, 13 of which are white I think...  And that can't be all of them probably as they have Circuses as well.  Mr. Babache must love them.

I was wondering how many diabolos other people had and why you have that many.  I personally only have 3, one cheap toy one and 2 Henry's Beach and only use the latter (doing 2D atm).  I do intend to purchase 2 Finesses, hopefully in white or red.

Plus, estimates on how many diabolos the MFP do have?  All nine together, some "twin-wheel" craziness there.

Chiok

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2005, 09:11:52 pm »
I got 2 radient for my first diabolos about a year ago. I then proceded to get 2 circus cos they are better plus i bought a lumo circus for those UV moments. From here I got 2 Finesse which i love and recently i got a micro diabolo.

  Oh dear that makes 8 Diabolos!!!!!!!!   bit of a diabolo geek really. i only bin at it for 9months!
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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2005, 09:17:55 pm »
I have  
           - 2 MB Arlequino midi's (one of them is a cheap replica :? )
           - 2 Henry's Circus (blue/black)
           - 2 MB Finesses G2 (red)
           (planning to buy an other Finesse G2 (white))

I only diabolo with my Finesses since I bought them. Circus is now too heavy :P
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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2005, 10:27:32 pm »
We have:
4 MB harlequin large
5 Henry's Circus
6 MB finesse G2

our dad diabolos a little as well, and the harlequins were our first ones. THen we got 5 circus so nate can do 2 while Jacob does 3, then got 6 finnesse to have one extra, and for when nate does three (soon as the outdoors is of a temperature which my bare fingers can bear more than a few seconds  :lol: )
Jacob and Nate Sharpe

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2005, 12:00:47 am »
Somewhere in the 50-60 range, I think.  No, I don't know why - perhaps they've been breeding?

Chiok

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2005, 12:35:15 am »
Ewww, can you imagine 2 monster diabolos going at it, kinda like thinking of your parents.  Wanna be careful with them, inbreeding and what not, could have an orgy on your hands.  Maybe that's how a one sided diabolo came about...

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2005, 10:40:19 am »
I own 6 diabolo's.
- 1 cheap toyshop one (wich I started with... nostalgia... :P )
- 1 Henry's Viper glow in the dark
- 1 Harlequino-like-thing, don't know how it got there
- 2 MB diabolo's of wich I don't know the name, but they look like small Finesses or something :?
- 1 Circus

I mainly use the Circus, and when praciticing 2d I take those MB's.. maybe one day I'll buy myself Finesses, 'cause I tried them in Ieper and they felt really nice! :)

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2005, 02:03:13 pm »
I own 9 diabolos, with 3 new preordered

1 Cheap
1 MB Arlequino
1 Henrys Viper Diabolo
1 Henrys Kolibri
2 Henrys Jazz
3 Henrys Circus

I have preordered 3 finesse G2.

It started with the cheap ones, and I just wanted to upgrade all the time.

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2005, 04:33:40 pm »
I think I have eight.  There's the three Henry's Circus I actually use (two of them nearly 10 years old now), and five renegades.  I don't use them any more but I have 2 with Flare brass axles, which added a bit of weight which was nice at the time, and 3 normal ones.

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2005, 04:46:34 pm »
i have;
2 circus
2 jazz
1 glow in the dark cheap plastic one
1 antique ebay buy

thinking of getting 3 finnesses

Mattias

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2005, 05:12:19 pm »
1 toy thingy
2 Circus

and I will probably buy an eagle from a friend.
A shame that it will be a bitch getting my hands on some finnesses G2. The biggest shop in sweden didnt even knew they excisted.
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Chiok

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2005, 07:59:50 pm »
It seems everyone started off with some form of cheap crappy diabolo from Toys R Us or somewhere.  

Shame that you're not able to get Finesses in Sweden, not very in the know.  I wish I had the money to get 3 Finesses are 3 Circuses.  Must be how toss jugglers feel about buying silicones.  It's pretty similar in price.  I'd love some silicones too.  Just want this and want that really...

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2005, 09:13:45 pm »
I didnt start with a crappy toy, i started with a Jazz, the toys were given to me by well-meaning grandparents that knew i liked diabolo and thought they were giving me something really useful and cool. :D

2 monster diabolos (they are a killer for running 2)
3 circus
1 old renegade
2 jazz
3 different little plastic toy things
3 finesse G2's on preorder
oh and some i forgot... 1 arlekino, 1 rubberking, 1 jumbo harlequin, 2 fyrefli fire diabolos.
so i guess thats 19, wow i thought i only had 4  :)

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2005, 09:33:39 pm »
2Circus of my own, I have also been given 1 on longterm loan
2 finesse G1 with evo axles and weights
1 medium rubber from someone who used to be into juggling
1 glow in the toy nasty thing that I use to keep change in
1 semi decent plastic thing I learnt with, but prbably held me back a lot

So only seven :)

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2005, 10:54:57 pm »
i own 7 diabolos

1-toy diabolo for little kids
3- jazz
and 3- finess
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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2005, 11:04:34 pm »
3 Circus
1 Birdie
2 cheap glow in the dark diabs
1 cheap non glow in the dark diab

thats wot i got  :)

Sean

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2005, 12:16:16 am »
1 super cheap ratcheted mini diabolo that I started with
1 pre-harlequin-era harlequin like diabolo
6 circuses
6 finesse G1s
3 finesse G2s on preorder

I used to feel to bad about having so many... this thread, and especially Guy's tally is making me feel better. :P

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2005, 12:54:43 am »
Quote from: GbH
Somewhere in the 50-60 range, I think.  No, I don't know why - perhaps they've been breeding?


First I thought this was your guess at the total owned by the entire Mad French Posse, then I remembered having this exact same discussion with you and Donald Grant backstage at Chocfest. I think his total beat yours, didn't it? He moved house and discovered he had about 80.

I have 9 or 10 left over from when I used to run juggling workshops. I only use mini Flairs regularly and a red brandless one I bought in a shop in France back in 1996 that I perform with sometimes, though not for jugglers.
Luke

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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2005, 11:24:08 am »
I only have the 4:

1 Fire Diabolo
2 Harlequins
1 Finesse

But im almost certianly getting another fire diabolo and another finesse, plus im sorely tempted by a couple of mini diabolo just for the comedy value of doing 2 diabolo with diabolo smaler than juggling balls!

Plus im tempted by a ratchet diabolo cus the finesse axel is taking ages to come out and i want to experiment (no-one else I know has them).
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Re: How many diabolos?
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2005, 02:13:24 am »
Lets see...

I started with a cheap jugglebug diabolo

Then I got a harlequin

Then I got 2 circuses because it seemed like it was considered the standard around good diaboloists

Then I picked up another circus at a convention

Then I bought 2 micro diabolos, and my sister got 1 micro diabolo as well

So I guess that adds up to 7 that I own, 8 that are in my house including my sister's.

In the future I might consider getting some finesses, I love how bright the colors are, and the fact that you can put lights and extended axles on...but not for a while though.

And I've only  been diaboloing for 11 months now!

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