Poll

What is your favourite diabolo?

Circus (Normal width hubs: plain POM, ultralight, or aluminum)
28 (9.5%)
Circus (All Around hubs)
14 (4.7%)
Circus (Giant hubs)
3 (1%)
Circus (Twist hubs)
1 (0.3%)
Circus (JC's hubs)
3 (1%)
Finesse (Normal axle)
65 (22%)
Finesse (Wide axle)
31 (10.5%)
Finesse (JC's hubs)
2 (0.7%)
Sundia Fly (Wide axle, fixed or bearing)
32 (10.8%)
Sundia Fly (Narrow axle, fixed or bearing)
2 (0.7%)
Sundia Sun (Original model)
29 (9.8%)
Sundia Sun (255g transparent model)
22 (7.5%)
Taibolo
35 (11.9%)
Yoho Diabig
2 (0.7%)
Phoenix Diabolo (Fixed or bearing mode)
1 (0.3%)
Harlequin
3 (1%)
4 inch diabolo (Jazz...)
2 (0.7%)
Spintastics Spinabolo (Bearing)
2 (0.7%)
Other
18 (6.1%)

Total Members Voted: 264

Voting closed: December 31, 2009, 04:34:53 pm

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seán_

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2009, 01:53:13 am »
Zack likes plain circii, in fact seems to prefer them with chipped hubs...

I have no idea why MRb bothered changing from gen 2 to 3 since gen 2 rocked

Every time I use circii I'm tempted to go back to them, mine have pom hubs but I have a sneaking suspicion that JC's narrow hubs would be the way forward for me. Pity about the colours and how dirty they get.

I quite like Suns but would like the latest ones as I prefer lighter diabs. The Suns Nev had at the BJC with teflon hubs were so nice.

The diabolos that seem to be my favourite at the moment are my Taibolo MK1's, Angela sent me some gen 2 washers (thanks Angela) so I'm going to get those on and see how they feel. (been using plastic fly washers for a good while)

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2009, 10:39:16 am »
I try quite a few diabs, mainly because I like having a little collection, but I always find myself going back to circi, for me they are about the perfect weight, I don't see how people think they look uglier than a finesse but I guess its all about what you like!
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Chiok

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2009, 12:11:43 pm »
I've always been about the Henrys Circus All-round hubs.  They've always achieved whatever I've wanted from a diabolo though I've not had the chance to really give the new version Suns and Flys with all of their mods.

I think I'll stick with the Circuses because I've found hubs that I like, the cups that I like and I've never wanted for more.  Perhaps should my circumstances change over this long year, I might change my vote.  I have often found a need for bearings for some of my "tricks" to work, but then I think I should just create some actual tricks.

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2009, 12:39:57 pm »
Its all about the circus....

....who actually voted for the duncan diabolo? I had the displeasure of using one yesterday, it was truely dreadful.

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2009, 01:08:31 pm »
Might as well add my two cents here.

I've tried quite a few, and I'm still a big fan of stock Suns. I've tried them with plastic washers and they feel like air to me. Stock Suns are the perfect diabolo for me.

kurrygrodan

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2009, 03:48:46 pm »
I love suns with metal washers, that rules the whole world!  8)
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William

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2009, 11:46:33 pm »
I added a vote (wide fixed fly) then removed it because I'm going to get some allround kits for my circus soon. I'd try JCs too if it wasn't so expensive to get them here..
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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2009, 12:22:56 am »
Yeah I agree, finesse are the best
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Eric Moffett

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2009, 01:02:23 am »
I voted Finesse again, next year maybe you can just put "any circus diabolo" and "any finesse diabolo" or something, then tell the noobs who go "where there a section for circus with xxxx axle???" stupid =b
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Ben.

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2009, 01:26:31 am »
yeah, tbh it is about the diabolo not the axle with it. the fact that the diabolo has all of the modding opportunities just gives it more reason to vote for it?

monkiatzu

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2009, 02:34:42 am »
hang on!
someone voted for other..
what could this diabolo be???
if its voted better than finesse and sundia diabolos, it must be pretty good?

fzzyrn

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2009, 07:05:12 am »
probably somebody who had one of the above with some add on kit of some kind....

but i'd like to think that somebody had a super duper hybrid tia-fin-sun-fly-cus.

Funty

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2009, 09:56:23 am »
I'd like to add that the circus is the Ray Mears of the diabolo world. It looks a bit rough but he could kick Bear Grills (finnesse if you like?) head in. Also the ladies love him.

If you disagree (with this slightly pointless statement) then you're wrong.

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monkiatzu

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2009, 05:18:16 am »
probably somebody who had one of the above with some add on kit of some kind....

but i'd like to think that somebody had a super duper hybrid tia-fin-sun-fly-cus.
thats not a bad name lol
"ill have a super duper hybrid tai-fin-sun-fly-cus diabolo please"

mike.

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2009, 06:21:25 am »
TAIBOLOS ftw :-D
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Myke

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2009, 07:43:54 pm »
I simply love fly's...
Thank you, thank you.

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2009, 03:32:44 am »
Put in my vote for Diabigs again...apparently I´m the only one :P.

Tried many new diabolos (but not all) and settings for them but still still nothing quite touches a nice, heavy, old type Diabig for me. Maybe with carbon-axles and weights a wide fly would but have yet to try that.

Calling the Diabigs "Yoho" like in the poll is borderline blasphemy though. The true Diabigs are Bandai, Yohos are inferior ;).

Sean

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2009, 03:56:29 am »
Calling the Diabigs "Yoho" like in the poll is borderline blasphemy though. The true Diabigs are Bandai, Yohos are inferior ;).
Although Bandai Diabigs are no longer manufactured, no? And even Bandai Diabigs still have Yoho printed on them, correct? I'd still love to get a set of Bandai Diabigs, but I didn't think they were made anymore.

nev

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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2009, 10:08:13 am »
The Bandai version stopped production in about 2005.  I dont think the true Bandai's ever had "yoho" on them - they had "Hyper Diabolo DIABIG" on the cups and plain washers (or at least mine do).  The AUS made Yoho's are not even close to the Japanese version in terms of quality IMHO.

My favorite diabolo is the original Sun cups with Plastic washers and black alu teflon axles - 260g.
The closest stock diabolo is the 255g Sun so that got my vote over the original Sun.
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Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2009
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2009, 11:44:53 am »
i got 3 taibolos from nevs store today and theyre great they get my vote