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zwiggelbig

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Diaboloing meets winter
« on: September 26, 2008, 01:02:19 pm »
What do you guys and girls do when winter arrives, and its cold outside!

I kinda stopt diaboloing now beceause its just to cold outside.. And I am no longer outside the whole day, so I don't grab my diabolo's that quickly anymore..

And it kinda annoys me to because I gain skill every summer, this would be the 2nd summer this is going to happen that I don't diabolo in the winter. So i progress half the fast.. If I would contineu in the winter I would be able to do so many new things in the summer but yea.. I don't!

What do you guys do in winter concerning diaboloing?

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 01:55:36 pm »
lucky me, I live in san antonio texas so winter is like 40 degrees fahrenheit which is a little uncomfortable when windy but doesn't stop me from going outside to pratice

one thing you can do is maybe clear some area in your house and practices lower smaller tricks, that a more technical like fans, airwraps, slacks you know what I'm getting at ;)
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 02:19:26 pm »
lucky me, I live in san antonio texas so winter is like 40 degrees fahrenheit which is a little uncomfortable when windy but doesn't stop me from going outside to pratice

one thing you can do is maybe clear some area in your house and practices lower smaller tricks, that a more technical like fans, airwraps, slacks you know what I'm getting at ;)

Uhm.. I am not allowed to do that anymore because I broke a lamp on the sealing while doing a sun....

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 02:21:26 pm »
You see, I'm a man, and being a man I like to think I'm tough! So I just go outside :O. Yes thats right I brave the cold!

Or I wimp out and go diabolo in the hall at work :P.
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008, 04:16:49 pm »
I progress the most over the winter. Being inside and bored alot more often gives me the cance to work on my juggling more and focus my goals. For me the summer is a string of conventions where I can gather as much ideas as possible. I don't mind trashing my room through practicing.
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008, 04:24:38 pm »
Alex your ceiling shows the marks of that too...

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2008, 04:59:30 pm »
I continue to do stuff in my flat.  The 4.5m ceilings help quite a bit on that one.

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2008, 06:41:31 pm »
I pay money to have practice space. No way i would practice outside with all that snow we have around here. So join juggling club to get place to practice. If there's not juggling club already around, just make one. I had to do that earlier. Went to see the people who organize activities for young people and said what i'm going to do. After some paperwork i got 1,5 hour practice space for free and could continue juggling in the same space also even that the other groups had the space. All together 5 hours of practice in good space without paying anything of it.

Now i'm more lucky. Biggest youth circus with in 500m of my apartment. Pay 50euros (half a year) to practice there 5 day a week from 8-16. Okay school is at the same time but just prioritize.  Juggle when you can and skip classes as much as you can without getting in to troubles. Evening practice is always the best though....
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2008, 06:44:16 pm »
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And it kinda annoys me to because I gain skill every summer, this would be the 2nd summer this is going to happen that I don't diabolo in the winter.

I'm with you on that, I learn loads over summer then put my diabolos down for a bit and I have to do loads of catching up when spring comes along. My snowboarding does quite well out of it though...  ;)

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2008, 09:57:21 pm »
When i made a contract with a culture house that I'm working in, i made them include a line that whenever nothing is happening in their training/show -hall I'm allowed to train. So i have my own set of keys and can normally practise 5 days a week, few hours per day.  When i was in high school i made a similar contract, so i could stay after school and practise at gym. There are many possibilities. Just ask around.

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2008, 10:32:58 pm »
Come to Australia. It doesn't snow, and you'd all think it was hot.
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2008, 12:36:29 am »
Come to Australia. It doesn't snow, and you'd all think it was hot.
Yea, except in summer it gets too hot. I find I can only diabolo for about 20mins max in summer before you have to crawl inside and re-hydrate and cool down. Anyway, summer is just a time to sit inside all day and watch the cricket... Cant wait...

Diaboloing in snow... That would be cool...
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2008, 11:57:39 am »
There was a guide on jongleringsoasen (unfortunately entirely in Swedish) entirely on the subject about how to find practicespaces. If I can find it on my computer I will translate and post it here.

Some tips are:

Find a schoolgym, talk to the gymcoach or something and see if you can get him to lend you a key. In return you could perform at the school or teach a little basic diabolo in some gymclass. Don´t talk to the administrative people because they suck and will only try to rent it to you for a big fee.

If you go to a school with an open gym try to finish lunch early and then go practice (usually nobody there during lunchhour).

Rent a tennis,squash or badmintoncourt. This is what I do, expensive but if you get a part-time job you can pay for it. Be prepared to get a lot of crap from other people playing tennis or badminton though.

Practice late at night if you can. It is often less windy in the middle of the night, just try to find a good lightsource like maybe an open footballfield with spotlights.

Join a dramagroup (maybe also a good way to work on stagepresence) and maybe use their spaces afterwards.

Pay for the things you break and maybe you would be allowed to practice inside again ;).

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Diaboloing in snow... That would be cool...

I diaboloed outside on the winters some years ago. -15 celcius (and this in in the south) + strong wind, icy ground and finally heavy snowfall in your face is definitely not as fun as it sounds ;). I´d take 40 degree heat over that anyday.

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2008, 12:18:02 am »
I diaboloed outside on the winters some years ago. -15 celcius (and this in in the south) + strong wind, icy ground and finally heavy snowfall in your face is definitely not as fun as it sounds ;). I´d take 40 degree heat over that anyday.
Thats where Australian snow comes in handy  ;) - Warm enough to snowboard in a T-shirt.
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2008, 12:59:51 am »
The heat is the worst. I have used to get like -10 to -35 Celsius here. No problem. But the +30 or more in EJC was just too much. I wouldn't change my snow for the heat.

How to get the gym is always the problem around here. Main solution is just to go around and ask. You would be surprised how easy it is to get a space where to practice. Diabolo88 summed up some good ideas. Go for it. Get the space. Don't let your lazy ass sit on sofa and wait the perfect gym to just drop from the sky. I taught diabolo 2 hours a week for free, one year just to have that 2 hours of practice/teaching. Later i created a juggling club from my students and got free space to practice a lot more.

It really isn't that hard. ;)  Wish you luck.
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2008, 03:34:50 pm »
Tried Marko's idea. One phone call = 3+ hours in the gym per week.  :)

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2008, 04:47:58 pm »
Now, there you go! Perfect, i'm so happy for you Jesse.
A perfect example, if we can do it everyone else can do it
as well. ;)

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2008, 07:14:54 am »
Come to Australia. It doesn't snow, and you'd all think it was hot.

zzz beat me to it

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2008, 07:47:17 pm »
you could also try finding a circus workshop near wherever you live and just go to that. thats what I'm doing now its cold

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2008, 09:58:14 pm »
to tell you the truth, i learned 2 high indoors, its the only reason i learned control over it =P
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2008, 02:47:31 pm »
Learn slackwhips and some tech combos, diabolo indoors.
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2008, 06:46:08 pm »
Behind your back is your front.

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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2008, 08:13:14 pm »
Yea, got like -3 here and that's not even the night temperature. Looks like
winter is coming again. Sun hardly goes up anymore. What's that you say?
High suicide rates? I beg the differ. No more suicides, infinitive suicides or
genocides for us. Time stay in and practice your body moves and watch sunny
films from Italy, France...

You'd better watch out. There's high risk to break cup from your Fly when you drop
in cold.  ;)
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2008, 10:41:19 pm »

You'd better watch out. There's high risk to break cup from your Fly when you drop
in cold.  ;)

Gotta love Finesse's at that point =)

Hmm yea Its kinda cold outside but the most annoying part is. When I get back home from school during the week I have 30 minuts to diabolo before its getting dark.. I get home at 17:00 17:30 its dark...

And one more annoying thing of the winter is that the grass is ALWAYS WET!


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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2008, 07:25:42 am »
You've got grass during winter  :o

As i recall during summer, the grass would be wet quite often.
When it's winter, say no to grass because it dies. Well
that also depends how in which city you live in...

Well i'm glad, i've used to diabolo with circus and do have practice space.
So no complaints.
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2008, 02:13:43 pm »
This is my lack of motivation. 0 degrees at 2 in the afternoon and foggy as hell.
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2008, 06:27:15 pm »
Yep

I think i try diabolo88's idea

Tomorrow i ask my gymteacher can i use the hall for diaboloing ?

hope he says something positive. ::)

And here is now +4 and the snow is ¨smelting¨ and its really wet and after 18:00 its so dark and i cant see where the stirng is :(  So that is anoying.

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« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2008, 09:41:24 pm »
Diaboloing outside in winter seems like a fantastic idea right? It's all white out, what a perfect setting for a video....well here are a few set backs that you may encounter.

Firstly it is freezing cold, catching sticks or transfering handsticks, or even holding on the the handsticks becomes increasingly difficult when the air is very cold, it makes any trick incredibly difficult.

Second of all, if you drop, your diabolo lands in the snow and gets soaked. I know you all know what happens then.

Thirdly it is crazy windy. I know you all know how bad it sucks to diabolo in the wind...especially high diabolo.

Fourth,even though its cold, the sun doesn't go away. If you look into the sky a blaring bright ligh scorches your eyes out, same for the reflection off the snow.

Fifth, if you dress warm, it gets in your way of diaboloing...its almost not worth dressing warm.

Sixth, it's icy. It is very difficult to diabolo while standing on ice...just ask Nate Sharpe.

Seventh, it's FREEZING!

Those are just to list a few. Anyway, though winter comes, I typically don't stop diaboloing. I can barely do any tricks with 3high, but I am actually good with 3low, this is because I couldn't practice outside when it was time for me to learn it, so I went for 3low instead. Winter is cool in many ways, but it is a nightmare from a juggling perspective.
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2008, 12:22:28 am »
Oh the sun goes a way. The day length is 5h 57mins currently and it's getting shorter all the time. Go 2 hours to north to lose on hour of day light. Some cities have already the dark season on, and forecast says "Sun doesn't rise or set today." Well it won't do that for a long time.

If you lose the snow it's even more dark. Haven't seen sun actually for two weeks since it's been clowdy. Just glad we got the daylight. Moon reflects some sunlight in dark too, that's why i just love to have clear sky. ;)

Just won't do diabolo outside.
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« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2008, 02:24:43 am »
Yeah, I actually haven't seen much of the sun recently, last year though there was a lot of clear sky, so it was freezing, but the sun was blaring, it was painfully bright and hard to trace high throws. There has been an overcast for the last couple days though. I don't really have a place to practice, sometimes we can get the gym at our school, but not as often as I'd like.

Ah yes, thanks Marko...aanother one.

You get home from school, and go outside to diabolo and all of a sudden realise that the sun is setting. ;)
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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2008, 02:39:06 pm »

 Yes !  :-D My gym teacher said that i can practice in our scool gym hall after scool.

So thanks for giving those tips im so happy because on my home is no space to do something tricks like excalibur genocide .

So now i can practice and btw i byed some new diabolos i bought 3 white finesses 1 black circus and tuning set so i will got much of practising space.


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Re: Diaboloing meets winter
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2008, 04:08:45 pm »
Yeah, 4pm and it's already dark.  But don't want to complain. Aaro doesn't have sun at all for three or four months. :)
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