Author Topic: Why does material matter?  (Read 1264 times)

luigi

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Why does material matter?
« on: December 01, 2009, 07:20:50 am »
The other day i was talking to a friend who had just bought a diabolo. I was one of those cheap toy ones you buy at gift shops, and i noticed that although the material was quite firm it hardly scratched at all on concrete. A few days later i dug up my first diabolo ( another cheap toy one) and found that it is the same case. My question is this: why don't all diabolos use this sort of material? And why does material in general make a diference, as long as it holds its shape it should work... right?

Wis

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Re: Why does material matter?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 10:36:44 am »
First: weight

Second: the friction between the string and that material, coz you are not going to touch only the axle always. When I use finesses i hear a noise that i don't like so much. But you should realize that also in your hands (the tact?)...

Third: the friction between the diabolo and you. I know this can sound kind of fancy, but really hate when a taibolo (not glary) hits my arm or legs. It can be quite painful. But, when my circuses hit me they are like kissing me, :P

I think we need someone with a better english to explain these stuffs, sorry
"The string...the inertia...the hours"