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Sean

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Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string
« on: November 08, 2008, 06:18:45 pm »
Posted to: http://diabolo.ca/spontaneous-knotting-of-an-agitated-string/

Ever felt like the moment you throw your sticks in a bag, they instantly form a horrific knotted mess? Heaven forbid you throw 2 sets of sticks in together. Now there's proof. Not only that, but the probability of a knot forming peaks at about 2m in string length - not that far off many diabolo strings. Interesting paper - it even won the lg (read:parody) Nobel Prize in 2008. [via DaringFireball]

mike.

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Re: Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2008, 06:23:31 pm »
wow Sean, that is extremely odd. i never thought that happened nor did i give any thought to it...never will i agitate my precious string again :-D
can't believe its not butter

kizzyontay52

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Re: Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 07:54:51 pm »
i allways take good time and care before putting my sticks in my bag. wrap the string round em and tight and make sure they stay that way! all 3 pairs!
"Its, a yoyo, not a mini diabolo. Yes, one of those things with the sticks and that, but this is a yoyo."

JJesse

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Re: Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 09:36:38 pm »
Another thing very essential to explore  :-D

William

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Re: Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2008, 11:16:32 pm »
Interesting. What about core (Henrys) vs. coreless (MB)
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Ben.

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Re: Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 12:27:37 am »
Interesting. What about core (Henrys) vs. coreless (MB)
other way round i though?...

mike.

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Re: Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008, 12:54:04 am »
MB has no core, therefore it has a better play with slackwhips. but henry's has a core making it better all around. if you dont believe me disect a segment of henrys :-D
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monkiatzu

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Re: Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2008, 01:10:24 am »
what aninteresting topic, nobel prize involved too :D
firstly when you diabolo and do tricks the string tiwsts. so when you take out the diabolo the string wraps around itself, one wrong move in this twist will get you a knot
to prevent knots in your bag just wrap the string around 2 diabolos so to restrict any loose string movement, or just wrap the string around the sticks, keeps them together and easy to unwrap
hope it helps

flep

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Re: Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2008, 09:42:37 pm »
knot theory is a great area of maths, I've read a bit about the basics a while ago^^
hell yeah!