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Introduce yourself
« on: November 08, 2004, 01:28:28 am »
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Name:
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Age:
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1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

2. What or who got you started?

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2004, 02:29:46 am »
Ooh, me first! :D  I'll start...

Name: Sean
Location: Halifax, Canada
Age: 24
Website: http://diabolo.ca/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 17 years... but I only really got into it 3 years ago

2. What or who got you started?
Seeing Bob Cates diabolo at a busking festival got me interested when I was 6 years old. Priam's videos inspired me to get back into it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The challenge of learning new things.
[Edit - upon thinking more about it, that's really only a small part of why I enjoy the diabolo and juggling. Mostly I enjoy the feeling of it. I love going through the motions and I especially love the feeling of multiple diabolos spinning on a string. Add to this that the people I have met diaboloing have tended to be a lot of fun to be around. There are very few things as fun as a good juggling festival. Also the diabolo community is small enough that you can get to know a large part of the community from all over the world. It provides a medium for bridging cross-cultural gaps. If that's not enough, the re-emergence of diabolo popularity is relatively new and there is so much to be discovered. This all adds up to diabolos being one of the most fun pastimes I've had.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I used to diabolo an hour or two a day... now an hour or two a week.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
occasionally, although generally it's not my thing

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yeap - balls, clubs, rings... mostly balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys Circus diabolos most of the time, but also MB finesse and Yoho. Usually MB Xtreme sticks but also Henrys aluminum. Henrys yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like all 3 numbers for different reasons.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Anything that I've recently learned. I find lots of 1 diabolo tricks most enjoyable.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
JiBe's 3 diabolo siteswap: 456015141 with a pirouette... Baptiste pulling off a 3 diabolo suicide right in front of me comes a close second. :shock:

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 low and 3 high tricks and siteswaps

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
All of the Mad French Posse each for different reasons. They have all contributed greatly and continue to contribute to different aspects of the diabolo world that we now know. Matt Hall, Ryo Yabe, many other diaboloists I've met, and recently Arjan has been a great help with a bunch of stuff.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2004, 10:26:31 am »
Heh, I just posted elsewhere on the board, so I shoudl probably post here too.

Name: Dave Barnes
Location: Liverpool, UK
Age: 30
Website:  http://2diabolo.net

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
10

2. What or who got you started?  
Second year exams at uni, the proximity of a nice park, and of the Mushypea Juggling shop.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?  
There's always something to learn, whatever level you're at.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?  
That varies too much to say really.  

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?  
Yes, I perform a routine of 2 diabolo tricks and another with 1 and 2 on a loop string.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  
Yes, all of those.  I mostly juggle clubs and balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?  
Diabolo: Henry's Circus with wide plastic axles.  Sticks: 15" long straight 12mm wooden dowel with a hole drilled in it.  Perfection.  String: The stuff Henry's sell.  The orange stuff is the best, the yellow stuff will do.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?  
Two

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?  
One of the mini suicides I've been playing with with two, based on hand traps, isolating the left hand diabolo and doing silly stuff with the right hand one.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?  
Dave Proctor's finger curl probably.  Two renegades in one hand, pop one out (I still haven't worked out how to get an high throw from 2 in 1 hand), catch the hole in the end of the cup on a finger, curl the diabolo (let the spin carry it through 360 degrees of rotation when viewed from above), drop the diabolo back into 2 in 1 hand.  Dave probably stopped doing that about 8 years ago, but it's still my favourite.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
 Trying to get a clean little genocide type trick with two, again based on a hand trap.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?  
Dave Proctor, Andy P, Steve from Mushypea, Matt Hall, Donald Grant, Guy Heathcote, Norbi, the mad french posse (particularly Remi and Trash)

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2004, 03:17:47 pm »
Name: Arjan Groenendijk
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Age: 20
Website: None, my stuff is scatterd around, mostly at http://www.circusplanet.net/diabolo/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I play for 1 year and 6 months.

2. What or who got you started?
A friend carried along a diabolo. It was kind of a hype here 2 years ago. So I wanted to try it out!! And I liked and still like it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The way it can be so relaxing. When I juggle I feel good. And give me a little sunshine, and I`m the happiest person on this planet.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Well it depends. In average I try to catch 1 hour.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yeah like 4 or 5 times. Not good though  :lol:

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yeah I`m working on 5 balls, I`m doing 3 clubs a little, rings, I can do devilstick a little and uni cycle with lot falling off  :lol:

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I prefer Mister Babache with the wide axles. The henry`s short aluminium sticks and the henry`s yellow string. That will do the job for me.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Really can`t say. it`s all good... well except for that 3 jet  :wink:

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Well I don`t really have one favourite. Favourite does not have to be tricky for me. Like a simple 1 diabolo sun between the arms. That`s probably the most done trick for me.
I don`t really believe in 1 favourite trick, more like a routine for me that would be. Just freestyling all the way. Such a great feeling.
But when you talk about a favourite trick as a really hard one, I would think... no it does not exist for me... because when you can do a certain trick, you have figured it out, so there`s no thinking, only doing. Hard tricks are the ones you haven`t pulled jet.  

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Well I like somekind of a suicide Antonin often does. Where the 2 sticks will fly around his hand, and than he goes into inf suicide. Also some of the 3 diabolo siteswap from TMFP, especially JiBe, Priam and for low Baptiste. But the 3 diabolo sprinkler, seen in the carvin category movie also kicks ass... No I can`t choose  :P

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
That would be 3 daibolows in general. Also somethings I have in mind, jet not worked out.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I must say Priam was the first one to amaze me. He at the first place, and the rest? So much... Lately I talk to Sean, we inspire each other.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2004, 04:01:46 pm »
Name: Seán Morris
Location: Leeds, England
Age: 32
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 10 (5 year break untill two years ago) not been doing two for that long

2. What or who got you started?
seeing all these weird looking things in Mushy Pea (I miss that shop). They showed me how to use it...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
A few things:
Juggling in general is one of the few things that doesn't frustrate me when its going wrong.
Diabolo feels and looks good and I can loose myself in it.
The people I have met through juggling tend to be really nice.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I pick them up  most days depending on my mood. I juggle twice a week in Leeds. (Hullabaloo wednesday, lovely crowd and Leeds Uni mondays where we share the hall with the cheerleaders. Its monday today :-D )

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I have a few times. Its a great prop to perform with. I am about to re-learn my moves with one and get an act together for my juggling clubs christmas show.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Jack of all trades, master of none.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys circus, Henrys string, shortened swiss blue handled tapered handsticks. I have some finesse with wide axles for when I am pretending to be French. I have a few dowel handsticks with different lenghts of string in my bag and a set of henrys aluminiums that snap strings often.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 at the moment (i'm so hooked and wish I had learnt years ago)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
with one, probably genocides (real ones not these infinite suicide types ;-) ). with two its hard to say, sprinkler suicide out is satisfying and seems to go down well.
I have this sun/around the world trick that I haven't seen anyone else try so I like that because tricks you come up with myself tend to be rare with 2.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Hard to say. Ryo Yabe does something weird in a clip (yabe2 I think) pop one up, stick trap right, clockwise suicide thing hand catch the popped diabolo, back into the shuffle. I just like the way it flows.

(Not to forget Barnseys Her Flick trick)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Fans (getting nowhere fast)
Infinite sprinkler suicide (long term trick, stick comes around really fast)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Jibe, Trash, Priam etc. Ryo Yabe and various Japanese diabolists. Dave Barnes, Matt, Norbi (http://www.norbithejuggler.co.uk his videos helped me to get up to speed on a lot of tricks) in the UK. Sean and Matt Hall from over there.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2004, 07:39:18 pm »
Name: John Booth
Location: Winchester, England
Age: 17
Website: www.diabolofosho.co.uk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Bin diabin fer about 1.2 years now

2. What or who got you started?
About May time last year my mum brought sum cheap diabs for our holiday, got kinda hooked, bought sum proper ones, can't put em down, end of

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
No idea, sumtimes I wish I weren't hooked on it cuz I need to get work done, I don't like puttin it down tho

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
depends wot else I need to do, i.e. sleep, eat, go to college maybe.  But if theres a trick I'm desperate to learn up to about 3 hours a day, if theres not much I'm that keen on maybe 30mins-an hour and a half

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I have twice, once in a school xmas show when I was rubbish (but better then anyone everybody there had seen), and once at the Hat Fair in winchester when I just got the fan, and ever since then I've been qouted by my mate Dave with "I'm so glad I managed to pull off that fan"  :roll:

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I juggle balls a bit, workin on 4, nuthin much, wanna try and learn unicycle

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use henrys Circus, wanna get the tuning sets for em now, shortish carbon fibre sticks and normal hardware string, thinkin i mite try the henrys stuff

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2, just love the feel of it and the fact that it impresses "normal" peeps easily...wud luv to do 3

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I just love my classic "Sun between your mums legs" when done on the beach, its not my own trick just a short combo I like, I'll try and video it

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I rlly like the whip catch between the legs followed by a duicide between the legs, really need to learn that

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
tryin to see if I can stabalise an s-fan above my head or on my back

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The one diaboloist who really inspired me was JiBe, his videos really got me into it properly, learnin the harder stuff, then pretty much anyone hu can do 2 really well, barnsey and sean are the two names that come to mind, anyone with a decent montage video I luv lol

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2004, 08:02:48 pm »
Name: Martijn Halekor
Location: Tiel, the Netherlands
Age: 18
Websites: www.circusplanet.net (the diabolo section)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? I learned juggling in the end of 2003, so, that's about 5 years.

2. What or who got you started? I learnt how to juggle different props from a few friends of mine, including diabolo.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It has brought me lots and lots of fun and gave me the opportunity to meet dozens of amazing people. Besides that it's a lot of fun to be creative and play with it.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2 hours a week perhaps?

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? I performed every now and then when I just got started.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I can do the basics of most props, but I don't work on anything besides diabolo.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? At the moment Sundia Sun, Henry's alu and the old, yellow MB string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? Mostly 1 and sometimes 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? My new repertoire of tricks.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Tricks with 3 diabolos... and loads of other stuff.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 3 diabolos.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Too many to mention! But just to name a few: Sean, Arjan, Ceri-Anne, Norbi, John, sean_, JiBe, Trash, Antonin, Eric, Vux, Lutin, Busk, M4U, Nev, Nick, Langerz, Sergej, Duncan, Crackers, Ryo Yabe, Alexander Xelo, Marijn, Donald Grant and many more.
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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2004, 11:00:21 pm »
Quote from: Arjan

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I must say Priam was the first one to amaze me. He at the first place, and the rest? So much... Lately I talk to Sean, we inspire each other.


Ouch big mistake... I almost forgot about Martijn!!
Well that`s because he`s still so small, but already a complete diaboloist.
I met him this year at the dutch juggeling convention in may. There I showed him to do the sprinkler I believe.
He inspires me in the way he learns fast, and lots of different things, not only diabolo.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2004, 02:42:57 pm »
Quote from: Arjan
He inspires me in the way he learns fast, and lots of different things, not only diabolo.


great to hear that! :D

(Don't mind u 4got me, I'm not as good as you are ofcourse :wink: )
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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2004, 04:29:06 pm »
Quote from: Martijn
Don't mind u 4got me, I'm not as good as you are ofcourse :wink: )


Soon your gonna  :wink:

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2004, 02:49:22 pm »
Name: Matt Harper
Location: Leeds, UK
Age: 27
Website: :(

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Since 1995, so 9 years.

2. What or who got you started?
The juggling club at Leeds uni got me started and i mostly learnt the diabolo from Colin Eberhardt.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
That feeling when you nail that really hard trick that you have been working on for ages.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
not too sure on that one, it depends where i am and what mood i'm in.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
i have performed a couple of times at conventions.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yeagh, i enjoy a good club pass and i'm determined to get 7 ball working !!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Well i initially had Henry's circus diabolo's then in the late 90's i switched to Renagade, but recently with trying to 3 diabolo shuffles i've gone back to the old faithfull Henry's. As for sticks i really like home made carbon fibre sticks but i currently use the old wooden ones.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i prefer working with 2 diabolo's but thats only because i've got a bit bored of single and working on 3 is tough.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I really like grinding both diabolo's on the same stick, other than that it has to be a pirouette under a hyperloop with a suicide out to finish.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
The best trick ... hmmm well on the net somewhere, can't remember where, theres a guy holding 3 diabolo's in one hand and he's about to throw the 4th into a 4 low shuffle but the vid cuts ...... don't know if that counts but if he gets it it would be pretty amazing.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Working on 3 low shuffle right now and trying to keep up with the latest french 2 diabolo stuff.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
wow what a question ..... when i first started with 2 Donald Grant was big on the scene and some of his early stuff inspired me a fair bit, i then took a few years out recently and the Mad French Posse have inspired me to get back into diabolo and practising, it was also good to catch up with my old friend Remi.


well thats all folks.

Matt.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2004, 10:10:12 pm »
Name: Matt Pang
Location: Exeter, Devon, UK
Age: 18
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1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Since i was about 12 so that would be......6 years.

2. What or who got you started?

I got myself started when i saw one at my cousins, picked it up, and got hooked!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

You can ALWAYS learn something new, and its cool just to relax and go with the flow of things e.g Music, or what ever, but even if you're doing easy tricks it feels good.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

I try to do an hour or more if i can, but i don't always have the chance every day...

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Occasionaly

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

I also Juggle, Balls, Clubs, Rings, and do a bit of Hat Manipulation

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Mr Babache Finesse Diabolos, Henry's (i think) Fiberglass sticks, Henry's Luminous Yellow String.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

At the moment 2, learning lots of new things  :D

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

My Current favoutrite trick is the 2 Diabolo Rubber Wrist Scoop Around The Arm. As done by Lena Kohn

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Probably a 3 Diabolo suicide.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

3 Diabolos!! I'm going for the alternative throw in start, contrary to the very popular rap start, i will do it!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Most of the French Possy, mainly JiBe. Lena Kohn. Norbi has inspired me to "let go of the stick"

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2004, 10:39:23 pm »
Name: Norbi
Location: South west UK
Age: 17
Website: http://www.norbithejuggler.co.uk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?   4.5 i guess, although i took a year out when i learned to juggling, so only 3.5 really

2. What or who got you started?   i found a diabolo in the lost property at a festival, no-one claimed it by the end so i had it

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? endless possiblities? or more specifically pirouettes and suicides/genocides (and both at once)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? between 1 and 2, sometimes more, sometimes less, so about 1.5 on average i guess.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? yes, all of them. Mainly rings, leastly cigar boxs/devil stick. Some balls and club (7 and 5 repectively, with tricks upto those numbers)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Henrys circus, orange stuff (henrys aswell i think) hardwood dowel from my local hardware store, cheap and hardwearing

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 at the moment, getting back into 2 a bit, working on 3 at least 5 minutes a day aswell.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? some kind of funky genocide probably. or 2 diab 2up double pirouette, cos i got them pretty much everytime

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 2 diabolo mini-genocide, keeping that unseen till WJF

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? mini columns a bit, getting my 2 diab mini genocide, 3 diabs!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Trash, Baptiste, Matt Hall, you Sean

13. How cool are you (1-10, 1 being the lowest, 10 being ultra-mega-mega cool)? about 12 give or take 6

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2004, 11:10:11 pm »
Name: Aron Pasieka
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Age: 22
Website: www.aron.ca

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Hrm, hard to remember exactly, but it is slightly less than as long as Sean has recently diaboloed, so t<=1.5yrs...

2. What or who got you started?
Sean carrying his diabolos everywhere I suppose.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The first time you land a trick and the first time you consistently land a trick.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Well, if you average it among all days of my life, t_avg<<1...
Even if you average over the time I've been diaboloing, its not that much, I tend to work in spurts.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No, except in the park on occassion I suppose.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls and if no one wants proof, clubs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Well, I like the Henry's Circus, those are the ones I own.  The light, wide-axle finesse ones are nice as well.  Sticks I haven't picked a favourite yet, I've tried a few and still haven't decided.  The Henry's yellow string is nice.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Well, since I'm still really not at all good with 2, I'll say 1.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Consistently breaking the string on Sean's sticks.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I don't know the names of anything, nor could I describe what was going on, so I won't bother trying...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Anything that requires having two diabolos going for more than about 30 seconds.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Initially (and still) Sean, then pretty much every other person I've seen.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2004, 11:28:24 pm »
Name: Justin
Location: Bath (UK)
Age: 19
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

One :P I started just over a year ago when I met a guy (ed) who lived on the same floor as me at uni, he taught a load of people on the floor and we all became hooked!

2. What or who got you started?

Ed - this guy on my floor. What I found most impressive was him doing 2 diabolo, I just couldnt even begin to so how it would work, so I was really quite impressed :)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Its something cool that I can do (kind of) well :P It has no purpose or use other than to impress, and have fun learning new tricks off people / with people / teaching people new tricks.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

hard to tell, probably 1 hour on average, possibly more.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Not really, I'm not great with performances (i get all nervous :S) plus I havnt really strung together any routines yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Nope, just diabolo, I do staff every now and then whenever we get round to doing fire cus it looks cool and I dont have a fire diabolo yet.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Mr Babache Harlequin with performer aluminium sticks. I do however much prefer the carbon sticks that I get to borrow off the guy i live with every now and then.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I can only do 1 :( I am however working on 2 (which is what prompted me to look on the net for diabolo sites).

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Whipcatch, despite the fact that its just about the first trick I learnt I just love how impressive it looks :)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Hyperloop suicide. I missed the opportunity to goto the bristol juggling convention which I was most disappointed about :(

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

2 Diabolo! I'm just managing to throw in, but to learn the shuffle I really need someone else to throw in for me because my throw-ins are really unreliable. I'ts really fustrating because it means I can only practice certain times a week when I get to meet up with other jugglers.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Ed (mainly) but also Don (the second guy that ed taught to diabolo). we learn at the same time, but don put a lot more effort into diabolo than I did initially and it really shows.

At the moment im trying to catch up again!
Justin
Gravity Vomit - Gravity pulls down, we throw up.

milka

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2004, 01:08:34 am »
Hi folks !

Name : Aurélien
Town, Country : Limoges, France (in Ireland for studies)
website : http://leskk.free.fr/jongle
Age : 23 tomorrow :mrgreen:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

10 years

2. What or who got you started?

With a friend, on the beach during holiday

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

It's nice, relaxing, impressive...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

1 or 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Sometimes in the street

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

balls, clubs, pois

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Circus, 35cm Henrys glass fiber sticks and Henrys pro string (orange)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Unfortunately I don't juggle with 3 yet =) but I spend equal amount of time with 1 and 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

The fan

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Hum... maybe Jibe performing 456015141 with piruet

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

1 diabolo arm combo, inspired by Tomoyasu Tanaka

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Jibe, Antonin, Diabolumberto and many others =) and Ludovicth !! that's the first guy I saw with 3 diabolos  :)

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2004, 04:22:02 am »
Name: Rory Anderson
Location: Levan Ut
Age: 14
Website: None yet

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? about 1

2. What or who got you started? me, myself, and that person I call juggling_Arcs

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I just love the way it feels. It is very relaxing (when done right and not trying new moves).

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? maybe 1.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? not yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? All the above + poi, staff, nunchucks, bounce juggling, unicycling, and contact juggling. (I know that most of this is not what most call juggling, but I like the old term of juggling that means "To juggle is to manipulate and object to ones desired purpose").

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I have only used one which is a Higgins Bros.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I can only do 1 :(

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Ah, the firecracker.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? I don't Know.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Mega Cracker.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? None.

Rusty

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2004, 08:58:55 am »
Name: Anders Rustad
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Age: 21
Website: http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~andersru

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

2-3 years

2. What or who got you started?

I got a book and diabolo long time ago, learnt to throw it, then put it away. Then I joined a juggling group at university and started diaboloing again.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

The challenge of trying new tricks, and the joy when you get them.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

From 0-2 hours, but probably 30 mins in average

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

I have performed with my juggling group with the diabolos a few times.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

A lot of balls, clubs and a bit of devil stick, cigar boxes and unicycling.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I like the Diabolo Circus, but have never tried the Finesse. And I use long Henrys Carbon Fibre sticks and the white string. I will have to try the yellow one.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Now I like 2, but hope to get 3

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Fan with two

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

I can't remember right now, but the smoothness of Ryo Yabe on the lutkus IJA2004 diabolo video is stunning.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Mini Columns

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

The Mad French Posse, Sean (diabolo.ca), Matt Hall, Ryo Yabe, Team DIA

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2004, 09:07:48 am »
Name: Willy
Location: france!(that's why my english is very bad!!  :D )
Age: 16


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

i have diaboloed for 5 month

2. What or who got you started?

I started with a friend for fun and finally that's become my favorite hobby!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

I LOVE DIABOLO!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

I play diabolo 4hours per day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

yes i think...

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

only diabolo and devil sticks

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

diabolo

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I prefer 1 but i began 2 and it's not bad.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

My favourite diabolo trick are arm, legs, and "body" orbits combo.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

An body orbit with 2 diabolo by lena, and antonin

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

I work my 2 diabolo(i dont understand the question! :roll: )

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

I like trash and antonin(2 french diabolist of mad french posse)

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2004, 10:14:08 am »
Name: Dai
Location: Belgium
Age: 25
Website: /

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

    4/5 years

2. What or who got you started?

    I saw diabolists while performing yoyo for a juggling shop.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

    Diabolo always impress girls!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

    30 minutes

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

    No

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

    Balls (5), clubs (3), cigar (1)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

    Finesse, Henry's alu, Henry's pro (yellow)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

    2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

    I like combos...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

      3 high (lena's start) -> 3 low -> 3 high

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

      3 high and low

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

      Bernard & Tom (they told me my first tricks with 2 diabolos!!!)
      Jibe (his website)