Alright, here goes.
Because of the lengthy descriptions of the tricks in the topic below, it would seem that diabolo.ca is in need of streamlining for its suicide/minigenocide terminology.http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=9717.msg106237;topicseen#new
The problem seems to arise when people aren't clear about how they reference the sticks. Some people reference the sticks based upon what hand they started in, others where the sticks are at a certain point in the trick.
There are a couple solutions that seem obvious to me at the onset:
- Pick which method of the above should become standardized
- Use a different set of terminology, i.e. color code the sticks, actually name the sticks... something other than left/right
Another problem is that there is no way of knowing what kind of wrap people are talking about without elaboration. Based upon what I've seen on this forum, the 'oldschool' diaboloists refer to wraps as either frontwrap or backwrap. The problem with this is that a frontwrap with a certain hand is the same as the backwrap on the other hand, and when said diaboloist doesn't specify which hand is doing the wrapping, readers don't/cannot picture the trick in the same way. 'New school' diaboloists (myself included) do the (sort of) opposite by referring to left wrap or right wrap, without specifying which side of the string the wrap is occurring.
These differing terminologies then have trouble transferring over to backsides, where a right backwrap/left frontwrap is the same as a left backside, and a left backwrap/right frontwrap is a right backside. When diaboloists use the term 'backside' without saying which backside it is, or when they say 'the stick wraps around the axle' without saying what side of the string it is passing, it inhibits everyone involved in the process.
I understand that this is just me ranting about a topic, but it could be streamlined if everyone could decide how they were going to talk about these tricks. I'm interested to see what everyone else has to say on this topic and if they've noticed the same things I have.