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mike.

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eraser feel cups?
« on: August 16, 2008, 02:32:18 am »
i am wondering if i am the only person who uses eraser type cups,  i own two athena diabolos  which i LOVE but it seems that no one i talk to use them, does anyone use one like mine?
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Aaron Z

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Re: eraser feel cups?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008, 09:09:29 am »
Circuses and Finesses have slightly eraser-like textures, the Circus being the closest.

It's a bit of a strange question though...

The texture of a diabolo only really affects corrections and string/stick friction when doing vertax and so on, but I find that smoother cups are much, much nicer.

This is because smooth-cup diabolos like Suns, Flys, Taibolos etc. don't grip onto the string during vertax, which makes it easier, and aren't so twitchy with corrections because they don't drag against the stick so fiercely.

fzzyrn

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Re: eraser feel cups?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2008, 03:32:45 am »
athenas are a bit lame (no offense intended) but i've heard that they can actually erase things when used properly. I've been thinking of buying up broken athenas, cutting the cups up, and selling them as erasers. Thing is, there is no market whatsoever for broken athenas.

by the way, shouldn't the plural of athena be "athenae"?

mike.

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Re: eraser feel cups?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2008, 04:13:38 pm »
actually that is a good question...they are not lame, i love mine and they are not as expensive as others, i'm not rich you know.
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mike.

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Re: eraser feel cups?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008, 01:49:02 pm »
also, that entire story was completely unrealistic, and it wasted my time. i just wanted to see if anyone preferred them
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Eric Moffett

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Re: eraser feel cups?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008, 04:48:14 pm »
When you finally get some extra cash and invest in a quality 5in diabolo, you will find out why we like them so much. Though most of us did start with a 4in which we all probably still like to some extent. I know there is an other guy on here that used to parade around his love for athenea too. I still love my first spinabolo pro :D
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Myke

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Re: eraser feel cups?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008, 05:23:42 pm »


by the way, shouldn't the plural of athena be "athenae"?

I think mainly because athena is a greek word, which would make it Athenata.


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fzzyrn

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2008, 11:01:24 pm »
Makes sense. Can you tell i'm a latin/germanic kind of guy.

Athenata sounds wayyy cooler than athenae, too.
Its ok diabolowho, i actually have a friend who's mastered 3d using "athenata".

Myke

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Re: eraser feel cups?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2008, 08:55:22 pm »
Makes sense. Can you tell i'm a latin/germanic kind of guy.

Athenata sounds wayyy cooler than athenae, too.
Its ok diabolowho, i actually have a friend who's mastered 3d using "athenata".

Hahaha, people are using it.
So, what's this athena? never heard of it! Sounds....well rubbery really =.=;
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mike.

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Re: eraser feel cups?
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2008, 12:40:03 am »
lol, i realize why the athena is frowned upon in some cases...i can barely correct 2d!i need to save up
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