Poll

What is your favourite diabolo?

Beach
1 (0.3%)
Circus (any normal width axle)
40 (12.4%)
Circus (any wide width axle)
31 (9.6%)
Finesse (normal axle)
81 (25.1%)
Finesse (wide axle)
30 (9.3%)
Harlequin
11 (3.4%)
Spintastics Spinabolo
5 (1.5%)
Sundia Fly
48 (14.9%)
Sundia Sun
32 (9.9%)
Taibolo
18 (5.6%)
Yoho Diabig
6 (1.9%)
4 inch diabolo (Jazz...)
6 (1.9%)
Other
14 (4.3%)

Total Members Voted: 311

Voting closed: January 01, 2009, 02:47:18 am

Author Topic: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008  (Read 26691 times)

Sean

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Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« on: December 31, 2007, 02:44:08 am »
For the last 2 years we have been running a poll on people's favourite diabolos. Since that poll was started, a number of new diabolos have been released. Further, it will be interesting to conduct a poll each year and be able to track how preferences change over time.

If you're interested, vote for your favourite diabolo, and if you wish, add a short message about why you prefer that diabolo.

You have 1 vote and won't be able to see the running total until you vote. This poll will expire Dec. 31st 2008.

Sean

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 03:01:48 am »
I'll kick off this year's poll too...

In some way or another I like circus (wide or narrow), finesse (wide or narrow), fly or sun diabolos, Taibolos, and diabigs. I've spent a good chunk of time with each of these and they all have their pros and cons.

However, Taibolos with modified (light) washers are my overall favourite. First of all, they're the only diabolos I can use endlessly without fear of wrist pain. Secondly, they're up there with my favourites for 1, 2, and 3 diabolos. Once you get used to something that light, anything else feels like a brick!

Eric Moffett

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 03:05:14 am »
aww no finesse with hubstacks?!
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Sean

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007, 03:09:28 am »
We could split many of these categories up further G1, G2, G3, axle bearings, light kits, all the circus hubs etc. We have to stop somewhere. If finesses with hubstacks are your favourite diabolo then vote for finesses. 

aznalien

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007, 03:37:03 am »
wooo!! finally a new poll, id vote taibolos, but seeing how im short on cash n the excellence of the flys, and fairly cheaper costs... im gna have to say FLY ;D
hahaha. TRU DAT BROTHA!

Diabolo Bro

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2007, 03:49:09 am »
Whoo first finess vote, honestly, I'm not sure about further splits though, I think it should remain general, but, the more information the better aswell, I could go either way.
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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2007, 09:54:11 am »
I'll wait 'till I try flies and suns.

-Leo-

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2007, 12:29:56 pm »
For me Diabigs used to be the best, but I have to say that they don't compare to the Flys. In my opinion the Flys have so many advantages over most of the other diabolos available. If they did a version with rubber cups I think they'd be the head and shoulers (yes, I know they aren't human ;) ) above the rest.
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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2007, 02:58:41 pm »
Finesse currently winning, as it should be
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Valium

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2007, 04:39:12 pm »
Good idea but I'd rather make it just a half year

anyway I voted for finesse because I use them at the moment
it could probably change if I had some taibolo or some fly or decent circus kits

TomMiller

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2007, 07:14:49 pm »
I'll wait 'till I try flies and suns.
ont worry beni you can use mine when you go to the club :P
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Beni

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2007, 07:17:23 pm »
That's the plan :D.
I'll get a fly soon, maybe.

Beni
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William

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2008, 12:39:31 am »
Finesse for the win.
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fzzyrn

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2008, 01:09:21 pm »
wow. finesse with narrow axle is winning uberly. at this point at least. 14 vs 4 with the circus normal or 3 with the wide axle.

i guess this is because of the lighter taiwanese diabolos winning favor from the heavyweight circuses.

or maybe just because circus users are party animals that are still partying off new years.

Eric Moffett

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2008, 08:09:06 pm »
Well, why not just make it general? If you use Finesses with a wide axle and weight kits then you would pick "Finesse" or if you use a Sun with Fly washers you would pick "Sun" etc.? Dunno, I guess I'm just over thinking it ;D ::)
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Dennis

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2008, 08:15:00 am »
I think Yohos are the best ones! :D

Of course, I voted for them!

I like my Finesse as well but I think Yohos are a bit nicer!

I haven't played with Flys yet but I think they'll become my favourite diabolos because you all really enjoy them so much! ;)
hi! :P

seán_

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2008, 12:16:58 pm »
I'm not submitting a vote right now. I'm such a diabolo whore that I dont think I have a favourite.
I mainly use Taibolos and Suns, have strong affection for my circii though I havent used them for a bit. I use finesse g2's a lot at work and if I want to use light kits.
The one thing they all have in common is that I dont seem to like them as much stock as I do when I change them a bit. (lighter washers on suns, weight kits on finesse, pom hubs on circus etc etc.)

-Leo-

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2008, 12:50:10 pm »
The interesting thing about this poll isn't who votes for what really though.

The interesting thing is the shift in popularity, Circuses aren't nearly as popular as they used to be and Flys are already the second favourite after being on the market for only half a year-ish.
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Beni

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2008, 01:18:38 pm »
I voted for finnesse wide axle — they have been good to me.

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2008, 01:19:39 pm »
I have quite a collection.  I really like my Flys and my Suns, and am still tempted to get some Taibolos, but I just voted for standard width Henrys.  I've been playing with those more than anything else lately, and there's just something so right about them.  Maybe it's a home comforts thing - it's always nice to go back.  I should probably sell my yohos though - they don't get any use any more.  They're still good, but are too heavy for my tastes.