Author Topic: Love Handles Home made hand sticks  (Read 10706 times)

mellowscholar

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2008, 10:55:58 am »
Yeah the thing that would worry me about a thinner hollow aluminium stick is the susceptibility to bending/snapping.

Chiok

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2008, 11:28:57 am »
I'm using 8mm aluminium tube (actual specification unknown) but bending and snapping have not been an issue with me.  Perhaps due to a style and complete lack of diabolo playing.  Although 8mm tube (might be 1/4") was *far* too light so I stuck some wood down the shaft to increase weight and give a little bit more stiffness. 

I think I'm understanding how your sticks varying center of mass, although a word of advice; putting more weight at the handle end is rarely desired and causes all sorts of stick swinging-ness.  My previous sets had screw on masses to vary the stick weight, but it wasn't very good.  If you can move the balance mass as desired inside the stick, then you'll be onto a winner.  Don't underestimate how much extra weight handle material adds.

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Darragh

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2008, 01:11:06 pm »
I had to abandon the 8mm tube idea as the only one i could find was way to weak.

I looked at 10mm OD tube and it could be a runner but i don't have any money to buy the materials at the moment.

Thanks for pointing out to keep the hand end of the stick light. The end plug on the first set i made weighs less than 1 gram. so safe there.

rubber grips or silicone are surprisingly heavy, at the moment i think 1/3 of my sticks weight is the silicone grip.

still waiting on my foam grips to arrive from England, i don't know what they will weigh ,but fingers crossed.

Have rounded my sticks a bit more and polished the edges to reduce string damage time to test drive them now. look close and you can see  where the end plug has been attached .








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Paino

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2008, 06:25:03 pm »
i want some

Ethan

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2008, 07:42:45 pm »
i want some
me too! how heavy are they, they resemble solid metal...
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Darragh

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2008, 08:40:14 pm »
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i want some
me too! how heavy are they, they resemble solid metal...

i have been playing with these sticks since i made them and am very happy with the feel of them.
I have changed the hand grips to black foam type and that has reduced the weigh nicely.
I weighed the sticks yesterday and the two sticks with string attached are 73 grams. as far as i can remember the Henry's sticks plus string weighed 87 grams, not totally sure about that.
So they are lighter than the Henry's aluminum sticks and strong too they have not bent at all ,and i have been trashing them.
I would like to make more sticks but i have changed the design to make them more durable and easier to change strings(very small changes you would not really notice).

I do not want to sell the sticks with the current design because they are not 100% perfect, but if anyone really wants a pair let me know and we can sort something out in the near future.

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mellowscholar

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2008, 09:09:31 pm »
I was just thinking about these again yesterday afternoon, they make me quite excited!

Paino

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2008, 08:16:02 pm »
are they like extremes and do they cut string easy

Darragh

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2008, 09:04:59 pm »
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are they like extremes and do they cut string easy

never really used them sticks , but i guess they have to be similar ,
but with out them fiddly bits to break, oh and lighter ;D

they don't cut the string as they are smooth, smash the about on the ground then they get a little rough.
bring out the sandpaper smooth again
happy days
like all aluminum sticks i guess

working on some mega light 10mm od ones at the moment
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Darragh

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2008, 12:09:19 pm »
just finished making a 10mm OD set of sticks,
have fitted with hand grips and they weight only 61 Grams.
So far i am really happy with them but i need to give them a good trashing to see how strong they are .
the 12mm od sticks were super strong so i thing the 10mm ones will be strong enough.
off to play now

just checked my weights and am so happy the Henrys carbons(short) are 1 gram heavier :-X

Fingers crossed they are strong enough
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Eric Moffett

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2008, 08:21:34 pm »
just finished making a 10mm OD set of sticks,
have fitted with hand grips and they weight only 61 Grams.
So far i am really happy with them but i need to give them a good trashing to see how strong they are .
the 12mm od sticks were super strong so i thing the 10mm ones will be strong enough.
off to play now

just checked my weights and am so happy the Henrys carbons(short) are 1 gram heavier :-X

Fingers crossed they are strong enough

Dude, send me a set I can trash sticks like they grow on trees.
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Darragh

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2008, 03:33:27 pm »
opps i made some weight calculation errors
the 10 mm OD Love Handles weigh 56 grams(pair).Compared to Henrys carbons (short) weighing 62 grams.
I have been usuing them for a few days and they are strong.
The only question is are they too light,but adding weight is easy.
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Paino

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2008, 08:05:54 pm »
how much would you do me some for

Darragh

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2008, 12:21:15 am »
pm sent
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Darragh

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2009, 11:49:37 pm »
OK I have been away from Diabolo.ca for a long time now, for many many reasons.
 I have finally managed to break my home made diabolo sticks,by throwing them on the ground and kicking them about the place.

After almost 1 years use i am happy to say my love handles are the best diabolo sticks in the world (in my opinion).

I know there was a lot of talk about sending out some sticks to various people around the globe and talk of selling them too,but i never got around to this.Sorry to people i let down things have been crazy around here and suddenly making  diabolo sticks was no longer important.

Well my point is I am making me some new sticks in the next few days,do ye/anybody want me to make a tutorial/step by step guide to making your own super strong, super light sticks. ?

PS i can make sticks to order if you want as i am now jobless and have more time to spare,

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Darragh

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2009, 11:59:55 pm »
ok going to make two sets in the next week or so.
If anyone wants a pair make a donation to diabolo.ca
donate what you feel is a fair price for some quality home made hand sticks.

if this is against forum rules or something can you delete this post
thanks Darragh
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Funty

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2009, 02:57:13 pm »
i'll have a pair if thats cool

Darragh

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2009, 11:41:53 pm »
hi mr funty man thats no problem
i will do my best to have them in the post in 10 days or so
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Darragh

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2009, 09:03:29 pm »
Started making them today,but did not have the right sized drill bit to finish them.
Should be finished and posted this week
PM's sent
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wilyspin

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Re: Love Handles Home made hand sticks
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2009, 01:00:08 am »
I would love to buy a set up if you could ship them to the US....