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Fukuda

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1380 on: December 02, 2015, 07:12:58 pm »
Name: Henri
Location: Finland
Age: 17

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Almost 9 years.

2. What or who got you started? I joined a local circus in 2007 january, and picked up diabolo as my main thing.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? There are so many possibilities, you can always invent something new.

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

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Yes, several times in a year.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Clubs mostly, up to 4 clubs :)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? RED Sundia shinings, titanium sticks(because of the weight)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 diabolo. Vertax to be exact

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Nugi Nugi! Or vertax genocide, not sure.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Throwing the diabolo in the air, doing a forwards flip and catching the diabolo in the air during the flip with a whip catch :D

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Vertax with 3 pairs of sticks, yes, 3 PAIRS

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Definitely Hiroki Kamei, his vertax is super good. Also Rauli Katajavuori!

Damian

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1381 on: February 22, 2016, 09:34:45 pm »
Name: Damian Kubitzki
Location: Liège, Belgium
Age: 17
Website: /

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Almost 8 years with a less active period of nearly 2 years.

2. What or who got you started?
My mum bought one diabolo one day and I don’t exactly know why anymore and since then I've never really stopped to play with it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The infinity of possibilities you have and the sensation you feel when you achieve something you were not able to do before.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
 It really depends if I'm in an inspiration mood or not. I'd say something like 2 hours a day when I have a concrete idea in mind.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes, I've already done some street acts and other random shows.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Only clubs and balls, but just a little.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Epic A-Dream, MB Finesse G2 or G3 with kit evo 1 and 7. Deos sticks or MB Extreme. Henry yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
 At the moment 3 low (I was recently able to do it :)) and 4 high (I don’t know how guys can have that skill so constantly?). But most of the time I play with 1 because you have more possibilities with it. And it’s the skill I control the most.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
 Some tricks I can do that no one has ever done or integrals, integrals and integrals!!!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
 Robin Spinelli doing the martian at the EJC in Bruneck. Just doing 5 low like it's nothing and he had never failed he’s 4 low before being thrown the fifth one which is even crazier.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Some 3 low tricks, 4 high (also 4 low but just for fun) and some integrals and other suicide wizardry.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
There are so many. :o
 Eljas Aalto, Joona Muistola, Arvi Yrjölä, Henry Kangas, The Bergo’s, The Sharpe’s, The Chauzy’s, Clément Lulé, William Gilbert, Alistair Girardot, Cyrille, Gregoire, Arthur Brebant, Victor Leroux, Petit Lu, Sebastian Haushofer, Pranay Werner, Serjej , Dominik Lüthi, Jordan Atz, Valerian Kapeller and Tim Schulze. 
As you can see, a lot of people. ;)                                                                                                                                                   

daynhues

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1382 on: March 01, 2016, 04:39:52 am »
Name: Andy Shue
Location: USA
Age: 18
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Difficult to say... did it somewhat for probly 4 years but really got into it this past august

2. What or who got you started? Played with a traditional noise making one at my cousins house

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Such a simple object yet unlimited possibilities!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? With my school's club yea

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Balls Clubs and a tiny bit of poi

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Only ever really used Sundia fly single bearings and solids

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? Working on 2 but I'd say that I still probably like 1 diabolo the most

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Don't really have one but probably the monorail to a mini genocide exit?

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Difficult to say... I feel like it's usually not a trick but like the fluidity of a diaboloist that really grabs me!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 2 diabolooooo, got the shuffle and correcting mostly down (finally) now I'm working on learning some more tricks

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url] Jarle and Harvard Bergo are two of my favorites! So smooth and so innovative! and great cinematography to top it off!

syw970

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1383 on: March 22, 2016, 04:22:59 pm »
Name:Soon Yong Wei
Location:Malaysia
Age:19
Website:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzgYUeYACDKIo2Y751hjsOA

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
    8-9 years
2. What or who got you started?
    my primary school friend
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
    the theory behind it (physic)
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
    Didnt set a time for every day to practice. Just practice when I want.
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, balls, clubs
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
    none
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
    3 diabolo, more challenging...
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
    3 diabolo high tricks
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
      4 diabolo with a 53 sun
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
      3 diabolo intergral
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
      Diabolotino and Winakoli

Wis

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1384 on: March 23, 2016, 08:52:13 am »
Welcome!
According to what you prefer, I think you would enjoy this one a lot. You probably already know it :)
"The string...the inertia...the hours"

Dragon Rage789

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1385 on: May 31, 2016, 08:42:40 pm »
Name: Cameron Bunn
Location: San Diego, California
Age:14
Website: N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? I first got the interest in 6th grade but I started doing it on my own on christmas in 2015.

2. What or who got you started? My summer camp counceler was in the circus and i was the best out of the whole camp.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I like the one sided diabolo because it just looks like it is constantly going to fall over.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 5 hours because i have nothing to do.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? I mean technically because i go to a local Boys and Girls Club and the little kids gather around me while i am practicing.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? No, but i have tried and i am absolutely horrible.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I like the Henry's Circus Diabolo, I like Gecko Sticks by PLAY, and I like the braided nylon string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I like them all but i only have 1.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? I currently like the star cradle.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? The most amazing trick i have ever seen would be the vertax genocide.

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

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? My favorite diaboloist is Hiroki Kamei because he is really good.
"The Diabolo King is near..."

Metaspiral

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« Reply #1386 on: September 12, 2016, 08:47:09 am »
Name: Meta
Location:UK
Age:41
Website:n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 9 years (on and off)

2. What or who got you started? seeing diabolo at music festivals

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? dedication, relaxation, skill training

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? now about an hour per day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? tes, but unoffical at festivals.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? no

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I lik finsse but not have henrys and evo5 bearing.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2d so far :)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? not sure i like many.

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)? 2d suns, sprinklers (exiting)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url] the mad french posse

Brian60158

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1387 on: September 12, 2016, 06:02:28 pm »
Name: Brian Guzman
Location: Texas
Age: 15

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? i started practicing alot for 2 years, but i got started with it 4 years ago.

2. What or who got you started? I went to a magic camp when i was 9 and they had a juggling class and now i'm the juggling teacher there.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I get to meet SO SO many different people of all races and cultures that love to do exactly what i love to do.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? I used to do at least 6 hours a day but recently i haven't had the motivation because i really don't know many people that are as serious about diabolo as i am.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? some times i get invited to juggle fest in Austin,TX to perform or i go to the renegade show there and i do that sometimes.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls,clubs,rings,scarves,devil sticks,spinning plates, and a couple other things.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? blue and red SUNDIA shining series triple bearing diabolos, sundia carbon fiber sticks, and just regular braided nylon string from hobby lobby.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 diabolo, because i just started working with 2 diabolos so i don't know much with them.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? mini loops around my arm.


10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? A guy did 6 high and let them all bounce and started the 6 high again.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 2 DIABOLOS, it's so annyoing because i don't know what to learn, and i donb't know anyone that can do 2 diabolos fairly well.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Luis Hdez (aka Wis) and a friend of mine named also Brian.

linuz

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1388 on: September 13, 2016, 07:56:20 am »
Name: Federico Alossa
Location: Italy
Age: 38
Website: nope :)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? I started when I was 18, but for many years I did not play at all.

2. What or who got you started? A French guy I met during my summer holidays in 1996.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It's relaxing, and you can start every time a new challenge with yourself

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Maybe one... but i have no dedicated time for diaboling
 
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? I am not a performer, just an amateur :)
   
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I can play balls, and basic yo-yoing

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I feel great with henrys circus

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I'm not there, yet :)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? I'm not good with trick names... lol... anyway I love string tricks, not a big fan of orbits around body

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? everything done with more than 2 diabolos looks amazing to me ;)

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

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? The french guy that introduced me in diaboloing 20 years ago :)

alan850627

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1389 on: October 24, 2016, 05:19:55 am »
Name: Alan
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Texas, USA
Age: 20
Website: http://randomeethings.weebly.com/about-me.html

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
12 Years.

2. What or who got you started?
My little cousin was learning in school (1st Grade), who shared the toy with me (3rd Grade).

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It could be a form of exercise.

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

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not anymore.

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

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Sundia Fly triple bearing. Sundia Medium Carbon Fiber sticks. Nylon strings.

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

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Probably just tossing up and catching it. I feel I have control, and it's really relaxing.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Self start 5 diabolo shuffle, low.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Suicide ending to the unwrapped version of Infinite suicide. And Vertax hula hoop with a loop string and a monobolo.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Way too many to name. But I'd like to thank youtube team Diabolo Classroom for posting a near complete set of tutorials for 200+ tricks for diabolo.
https://www.youtube.com/user/diaboloclassroom

Belyy33

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1390 on: November 19, 2016, 09:43:16 pm »
Name: Belén
Location: Spain
Age: 15

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Err, only 4 months.

2. What or who got you started?
Earlier this year, I watched a diaboloist perform in a circus. His whole act just struck me as the most wonderful act of any kind I'd ever seen, I just had to try it out!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's a wonderful game where no one wins or loses. Just enjoying. Every trick is like a puzzle, and I just love figuring them out, it's the most satisfying thing I've ever done.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I try to do at least an hour, but on weekends I can play for 3 hours straight. That's 2 new tricks per week.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
If you count traditional yo-yo, yes.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Can't really say yet.

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

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Around both arms orbits, it's hypnotic!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I still can't tell, but what I prefer in a diaboloist is his or her fluidity.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I just can't get right grinds and whip catches! Right now I'm practicing a few over the arm tricks and trying to perfect front to back and viceversa suns.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Evgeny "Jenia" Sidelnikov (the circus guy. He's just so charming)

Wis

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1391 on: November 21, 2016, 09:12:51 am »
Hola Belén! Bienvenida

It is great to have somebody from Spain around :)

Feel invited to join this group of Spanish jugglers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/malabaresp/?ref=br_tf

I didn't know Evgeny Sidelnikov...
"The string...the inertia...the hours"

Pau

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1392 on: November 28, 2016, 11:09:23 pm »
All right then, might as well introduce myself.

Name: Pauline
Location: Netherlands
Age: 30 something. There's questions you just don't ask a lady.

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Just over a year.

2. What or who got you started?
My horse. Three years ago I broke my hand resulting in me losing most of the "feel" I had in my dominant hand. My horse made it very clear that he was not going to put up with such clumsiness. I had in fact become unable to communicate in a subtle way through my reins. I needed to find a solution, and fast. When I saw a diabolo performance at a festival things fell into place.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Not being in pain anymore. Also, diabolo gives me a zen-like focus and it offers lots of creative options. The artistic side of diabolo is what most appeals to me.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
This varies greatly. Sometimes I practice a few hours a day and sometimes I don't touch a diabolo for weeks.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Oh no.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope. I tried ball juggling first. That really hurt. It made it worse.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I secretly like my unforgiving bitches aka Finesses. Taibolo sticks and orange Henry's string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 but not very good at it yet.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
180-turns. I change from dominant to non-dominant side all the time.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Priam's endlessly inventive suicides.

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

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Anyone who has a natural fluidity combined with well-executed tricks.

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« Reply #1393 on: December 05, 2016, 10:00:09 am »
Name: Tobias
Location: New Zealand
Age: 22

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
4 or 5 but I got my first diabolo ~15 years ago.

2. What or who got you started?
The fun of playing as a child, then it became a cool hobby and realizing there were others nearby who also played helped.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The enjoyment of learning new tricks.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Far too few and not regularly enough.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Rarely.

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

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Sundia Shining, carbon fibre sticks, Henrys fluro yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I don't think I have a preference, I try to practice 1, (& vertax) 2, and 3 evenly.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Infinite suicide genocide exit or vertax genocide both of which need lots of practice!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
In person - 3d feed the sun?
On video - 3d whip acceleration?

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2d vortex, 2d whip acceleration, 3d shuffle, vertax genocide, vertax magic knot... (and many more)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Mat Manamat
Hamish Smithers
Alexis Levion
Sharpe brothers

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« Reply #1394 on: June 25, 2017, 06:41:28 am »
Name: Chris Garcia (Draco Diabolo)
Location: San Jose, California
Age: 26

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Since 2003, so 14 years.

2. What or who got you started?
Matt Hall used to teach Japanese classes at my high school. He also advised the Silver Creek Juggling Club. I learned diabolo under him.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The possibilities are so infinite. I'm still learning new tricks. It's also lead me to travel and make friends.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Not as much as I used to. Maybe a few hours a week if lucky.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
All the time, and I love it. Usually at juggling festivals, but I've also been performing at theme parks the past few years.

6. Do you juggle other props?
Balls, clubs, cigar boxes, yoyo, kendama, contact juggling, rope dart... etc

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I have been a long time fan of Henrys Circus, Henry's Aluminum sticks and Henrys string. I recently switched to using Sundia Evo but still use the sticks and string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I work with 1, 2, and 3. I like them all equally.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I'm not sure... I really like continuous mini-gens as well as helicopter.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Probably 5d low self started.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 diabolo minicolumns, 4 diabolos low, integral suicide stuff.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Too many to name. Matt Hall for starters. Sharpe Brothers, Arjan, Martijn, Sean, Tony Frebourg, Ryo Yabe, Arata, Diabology, Nico and Planet Diabolo, lots of old time forum members... the list goes on.

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« Reply #1395 on: June 26, 2017, 04:17:12 am »
Name: Chris Garcia (Draco Diabolo)

What inspired the name change? I'm so accustomed to thinking of you as Dracogragon, gonna take some getting used to :P

TheSpinForce

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« Reply #1396 on: June 27, 2017, 08:55:12 am »
I almost signed up with DracoTheJuggler or DracoDiabolo, but thought it was too similar to DracoDragon. I decided to go with TheSpinForce because it is my juggling company name :)

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« Reply #1397 on: June 27, 2017, 03:50:15 pm »
Hi,
That Matt Hall has a lot to answer for, doesn't he? :-)
Read the thread? Get the gear! VERTAX IS RUBBISH and other tees & hoodies: www.tlmb.net/tees

Icebox

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« Reply #1398 on: June 29, 2017, 03:29:33 am »
I almost signed up with DracoTheJuggler or DracoDiabolo, but thought it was too similar to DracoDragon. I decided to go with TheSpinForce because it is my juggling company name :)
I'll just have to get used to TheSpinForce then ;) I think I'll be PM'ing you or sending you a message on FB soon, the Diaglo sticks look like a super interesting stick to play with given that there's no transition between the 'handle' and 'stick' portions that's in traditional handsticks. I really want to try them out given the merits of their design, especially since I think grind tricks are cool as all hell~

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« Reply #1399 on: September 17, 2017, 05:27:55 am »
Name: Alex Jameson
Location: California
Age: 17
Website: IG: alex_the_moderate_nerfer_

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? at least 4

2. What or who got you started? It was just one day in 7th grade, I was forever changed.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I can be me, in my purest form

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? I used to do it all the time, not enough

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? I just did one on the school basketball court outside

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? no

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Finnse, DEOS, and Henry's string

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

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

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Some stuff That Jarle Bergo has done

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? still 3 diabolos after all these years

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Anything That I'm watching this moment is making me get off my but
Diabolo lets me be me