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Sean

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Greasy string syndrome
« on: May 09, 2005, 06:19:17 pm »
Dear Diabolists,

This has been bothering me for a while now. I'm wondering if others experience the same problem and if anyone has discovered a solution:

I've been working a lot with 1 diabolo moves that involve string around your neck (Vux/Eric/Antonin style), but even after just one 'string touches the neck' move, my string gets slick (greasy) and becomes hard to use. If I do this too many times in a row the string becomes useless.

Yes, before you ask, I do keep my neck relatively clean. Even after a shower it still happens. It's less of an issue if I use thick white string, but then I have to do a neck trick every so often to keep the string slippery enough.

Please help me.

Signed,
Greasy Neck Sufferer

seán_

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005, 06:46:14 pm »
keeping cleans the problem. Allowing a thick layer of dirt to build up around your neck should solve everything ;)

Hoop

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005, 06:50:14 pm »
Try wearing a turtle-neck.  Do you use anything in your hair?  Gel, grease?

Martijn

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2005, 06:53:43 pm »
I've heard it a few times from you Sean, that really sucks! Weird, I don't have that problem at all though. My only problem with neck-tricks is that if I sweat, my necks get raw and red...
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2005, 07:02:50 pm »
Same as me Martijn.

Sean, I know that trick but my string does not turn to greasy but my string gets greasy when I diabolate much and I think it can cause of the string type.

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2005, 07:43:35 pm »
I have the same problem as you, sean.
Even if I have a shower before diaboloing.
I suposse that we have a fat skin.
You can use coconut soap to clean your neck, its useful with acne, but i don´t know if its the same for the slippery string problems.
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Arjan

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2005, 08:26:51 pm »
Yeah this thing I really recognize.
I use it as an advantage really.
I like slick string, easier to keep long combo`s going.
Before stages and routines I rub the string along my neck all the time.

But how comes it slippery?
Well, I guess from skin cells that fall off, and just the little bit grease that should be on your skin, to prevent from drying out.

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2005, 09:53:17 pm »
I don't have this problem, I just can't do the trick when I have an old string, because it catches on my neck and wont slide. somewhat annoying when its in a street performing routine, and halfway through the day, you miraculously can't do it any more. Guess we all just can't have nice, moisturous skin like you, Sean.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2005, 11:14:10 pm »
Quote from: Hoop
Try wearing a turtle-neck.  Do you use anything in your hair?  Gel, grease?


100% agreement -- almost. The principle is right but turtle-necks should reserved for 70's discos only. Flipping up your shirt collar or hoodie does the job.  :)
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Paul

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2005, 11:29:53 pm »
Or you could grow your hair. I have long hair so I never get the slick greasy string problem!
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2005, 06:21:29 pm »
No matter how clean you are you will always get your sting turing "slick", great for putting a quick lease of life into old crappy string though. On the plus side you could always wear a tie, scarf, something else pretty cheesy.
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Hoop

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2005, 06:25:32 pm »
I think a cape would be great for Sean!  Or maybe an ascot.

el_grimley

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2005, 12:12:14 am »
Quote from: Paul
Or you could grow your hair. I have long hair so I never get the slick greasy string problem!


Get your hair cut you filthy hippy! :P

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Paul

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2005, 11:11:18 am »
yeah yeah yeah. I enjoy the filth!!!!  By the way Grimley. I aint bin to the juggling club for a while cos my lessons have changed to a wednesday again!!!! Most annoying!!!
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