A few weeks ago the 2012 Finnish national Diabolo competition was held in Joensuu, Finland. A dozen of great diaboloists showed up including natives of Funland such as Joona Muistola, Saska Särkilahti, Aaro Kontio, Marko Akkanen, Jussi Jaakkosela and few others. In addition to the Competititors, some of the Finnish superstars such as Antti Nerg and Markus Nivala all stopped by and performed at Gala. I am sure that more and more videos will be popping up soon so I will post them as soon as they come out.
Now this message includes top 3 of all nine men's disciplines. So this is good way to see what competitive diabolo juggling is in Finland.
Joona Muistola doing his epic 60 miniG's in one minute.
Saska Särkilahti 2nd. at most miniG's in one minute.
Marko Akkanen 3rd. at most miniG's in one minute.
Samuli Männistö winning the 1bd freestyle 3min routine division.
Marko Akkanen, here with his J-popish tiny blue toy. 1bd freestyle 3min routine 2nd.
Joona Muistola 1 Diabolo 3min freestyle 1st.
Tommi Ollikainen 1 Diabolo 3min freestyle 2nd.
Marko Akkanen 1 Diabolo 3min freestyle 3rd.
Joona Muistola 2 diabolo 3min freestyle 1st.
Aaro Kontio 2 diabolo 3min freestyle 2nd.
Samuli Männistö 2 diabolo 3min freestyle 3rd.
Joona Muistola 3 diabolo 2min freestyle 1st.
Saska Särkilahti 3 diabolo 2min freestyle 2nd.
Aaro Kontio 3 diabolo 2min freestyle 3rd.
Tommi Ollikainen Vertax 3min freestyle 3rd.
Joona Muistola Vertax 3min freestyle 2nd.
Marko Akkanen Vertax 3min freestyle 1st.
Samuli Männistö Monobolo 2min freestyle 3rd.
Joona Muistola Monobolo 2min freestyle 2nd.
Marko Akkanen Monobolo 2min freestyle 1st.
Saska Särkilahti vertax genocides 1min 3rd.
Marko Akkanen vertax genocides 1min 1st. (shared)
Joona Muistola vertax genocides 1min 1st. (shared)
Joona Muistola amounts 1min 3rd.
Aaro Kontio amounts 1min 2nd.
Samuli Männistö amounts 1min 1st.