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Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Chiok on November 29, 2005, 12:53:04 PM
I've been trying to think of ways to carry around all my juggling equipment in the most functional and most protective way possible and wondered how other people carted theirs around?  I used to have a case that I made to hold every piece of kit I had, but was almost the size of my desk and unliftable when loaded.

I've had a lil look around, and these are the standard holdals,
The Mister Babache Diabolo Bag (http://www.firetoys.co.uk/juggling/diabolo_bags_.html)
The Spintastics Diabolo Sling (http://store1.yimg.com/I/y4lcom_1868_3496537)

I've been trying to think of a way of having something like this (http://www.seriousjuggling.com/images/Bags/Big_Pack.jpg) but more diabolo related instead of loads of clubs.  All these bags are nice, but what happens when you want to carry more than 2 around?  Which I guess many people do.  Just wondered what suggestions people had, and an Asda carrier bag isn't really sufficient enough unfortunately...

Chiok
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Malibu Fatz on November 29, 2005, 01:30:13 PM
I have a MB diabolo bag, and like it a lot.  It fits both Harlequin and Finness diabolos, but is more snug with the finness due to it's larger diameter.  I have tried really hard to find items that would allow me to carry more than 2, and provide more protection.  I have found 6-inch  PVC pipe to be a good option, but it is only available in long lengths (10 feet) which is pretty pricey when you only need 2 feet to carry 4 diabolos.  If I do break down and buy some PVC, I plan to make a fabric sleeve to zip it into taht would allow the addition of a strap.  I hope this is helpful.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: looby on November 29, 2005, 01:33:33 PM
I had a look in my local skate shop for a small backpack and came across a Billabong one for £9.95, bargain! If you want to carry 3 it's a comfortable fit with space leftover for some lunch :wink:

In my opinion the babache and spintastic bags are a bit overpriced for what they are when you can find a small backpack for £10 which can be used for other purposes too.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Dracodragon on November 29, 2005, 02:52:22 PM
Wait till you see the Chris Garcia(my) diabolo sling/carrying method. Its like my backpack was customized for it or something... Ill need to get a picture though.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: -Leo- on November 29, 2005, 04:31:41 PM
It depends where I am going, usualy a small backpack will do but sometimes I just put 1 diabolo on a string and just wrap my other one in the string.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Pete on November 29, 2005, 04:38:53 PM
I want some sort of diabolo carry bag that is specifically made for diabolos.  At the moment i use an old drawstring bag but things only just fit. I need something that will take 3 diabolos and there aren't any diabolo carry bags on sale that take that many.
Tony had a case in his video in diabology, but you don't see much of the inside. And in his model pictures on his website he has another case that looks suspiciously like it is made to carry diabolos.
I would prefer something  a bit more conventient than a case like Tony's. Like the carrry bags already out but bigger.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: -Leo- on November 29, 2005, 04:47:57 PM
I know some people custom-make yoyo cases maybe you could try something like that?
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Valium on November 29, 2005, 06:57:50 PM
just a normal backpack  :?
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Chiok on November 29, 2005, 07:02:54 PM
Yoyos however are remarkably (well, maybe not that remarkable) small compared to a diabolo.  Though the ExtremeSpin backpack was quite nifty with the foam that had the stars cut out of it which would hold a yoyo in place.

I like the idea that Malibu Fatz had of the 6in PVC tubing with a cloth outer.  That'd hold as many diabolos as you'd like and be half comfortable to carry on your back.  The sling type that I was thinking of would have the diabolos nudging you in the back.  Tony Frebourg's seems to be a sheet metal formation out of bearclaw steel which looks nifty, but doesn't seem very practical.  Guess it's more for his stage thing.

Ideally I want something that will hold 4 diabolos and sticks, 5 rings, several balls and maybe a place to put a bottle of Dr. Pepper.  And then maybe a way to hold some clubs too.  The Mister Babache super pack seemed like a good idea the way you could attach the diabolo pack and the other things to it or carry them seperately when you didn't need it all.

Will have to keep thinking about it...

Chiok
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: -Leo- on November 29, 2005, 07:07:35 PM
Chiok-A trailer perhaps?
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: eggy900 on November 29, 2005, 07:45:59 PM
i do like the look of the MB bags but at the moment i bung all three diabs in a rucksack with all my othe stuff
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Matt_ on November 29, 2005, 07:53:56 PM
Quote from: Dracodragon
Wait till you see the Chris Garcia(my) diabolo sling/carrying method. Its like my backpack was customized for it or something... Ill need to get a picture though.


i find that pretty hilarious to be honest :p

i carry a few diabolos (4 G2s and 2 or 3 circuses) not to mention a bunch of handsticks and 15 juggling balls, so i just use a small duffel bag. gotta pack the diabolos in there, but they fit.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/hushypushy/bag1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/hushypushy/bag2.jpg)

one day ill get the huge matt hall style big red bag that holds diabolos, clubs, boxes, balls, and other hidden secrets...but for now just that tiny green bag.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: fredo on November 29, 2005, 09:31:05 PM
I can highly recomäend the MB Bag, it's very useful for taking it at school :D . You can strap the two buckles on the two hooks of e.g. an eastpak; that works very well...

Mine is of the old generation, so the sticks are a bit longer than the pack, but it isn't so bad :lol: ...
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: seán_ on November 29, 2005, 11:08:33 PM
fire them into a bag seems to do me stacked like Matt_s bag.  I'm using a cycle messenger bag at the moment but I used a record bag recentlly that just had enough room for 3 diabolos, few sets of sticks, string and 5 balls

Azrelle from glasgow has a great bag for her props, I think she said it was a mountainbike mechanics bag (maybe motocross) a roomy bag with loads of compartment/pockets and loops inside meant for tools but usefull for juggly bits and bobs.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: BlueNovember on December 02, 2005, 06:11:55 PM
Anyone know where to get the "Diabolo sling (http://store1.yimg.com/I/y4lcom_1868_3496537)" mentioned earlier? Looks pretty good.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: frank0072 on December 02, 2005, 07:20:54 PM
I think that slingthing looks pretty gay...

my 2 Circus + handsticks fit inside my Eastpack, with all my schoolstuff with it. When it doesn't fit I just have them hanging outside of my bag, with the sticks in the bag so they can't fall.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Scooby on January 12, 2006, 04:06:51 PM
I have just recently go my mother to make me a 3 diabolo bag.
it helps when you mom is a seemstress....

i hope u guys like it..  i do.  it is made with an extra inch so i can fit 5 balls in there..    it also carrys three clubs and 7 balls (without the diabolos in there of course.    it fits most types of diabolo (finesse, henrys, harlequin, yoho. ect)   all with 3 in perfectly..  if there is enough interest in them i could probably get some made..    ill look at some prices .
it can hold 2 pairs of handsticks.  

ill shall get so pictures of it soon, i just lost my camera (/dies)
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Matt Pang on January 12, 2006, 05:33:30 PM
I managed to get a good backpack style juggling bag from a walking/outdoor shop, i actually took the stuff that i wanted to carry in the bag with me, and then the very helpful man got the bags that i liked the look of, and i put all my stuff in them, and choose the one that best suited my needs and kit. So you could always try that... :D

Matt
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Dracodragon on January 14, 2006, 04:33:57 AM
Here is how I carry my diabolos around most of the time.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/Dracodragon/carrydiabolos.png

The backpack is so awesome :D
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: je4d on January 14, 2006, 08:30:21 AM
I got a MB diabolo bag for xmas.. It'll hold 2 circuses/finesses easily, or 3 circuses if you persuade them in sideways. Also has 2 stick holders on the outside (no string tangles :-)) and has a smaller pouch on one end that I keep string, soap, emery cloth, scissors, lightkits (and the other usual stuff) in.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: rudy on January 14, 2006, 12:29:49 PM
i just wrap all my diabolo's in 1 string and carrie them on my sholder (diabs on my back)
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Mithew on January 21, 2006, 06:07:38 PM
Quote from: Matt_
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/hushypushy/bag2.jpg)


are you ever worried that the light kits will break in the bag if it gets jostled around?
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Matt_ on January 22, 2006, 06:36:57 AM
Quote from: Mithew
are you ever worried that the light kits will break in the bag if it gets jostled around?


nope, i dont foresee a problem. they are supposed to handle drops and such, right?

in other news..i lost one of the washers for that. i dont know what to do, i cant properly stick that side on :/
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Pete on January 22, 2006, 04:09:28 PM
I lost one of the washers and it doesn't seem a problem Just put it on without it.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: mrpink on January 22, 2006, 04:53:35 PM
I recently got myself a rolabola, two of my diabolos fit perfectly inside the rola part :)
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Matt_ on January 22, 2006, 05:12:51 PM
Quote from: Pete
I lost one of the washers and it doesn't seem a problem Just put it on without it.


i tried, the side without the washer wouldnt screw on. i attached it with just one screw.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Mithew on January 23, 2006, 01:16:32 AM
i lost a washer for one of the screws, and i tried not using either washer, it seemed to attach fine.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Matt_ on January 23, 2006, 03:59:44 AM
i tried it just using one washer, and the other one wouldnt even go in actually. im afraid to do it washerless, i dont want the shock of drops to kill it
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Mike247 on January 24, 2006, 08:25:28 AM
I just put my 2 finesses into my backpack. Or if im not going far then just wrapped on the string.
Title: backpack!
Post by: jammy on February 02, 2006, 06:27:53 PM
i take my 2circus with me ever where i go.in my backpack!
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: frank0072 on February 02, 2006, 07:57:53 PM
Quote from: je4d
I got a MB diabolo bag for xmas.. It'll hold 2 circuses/finesses easily, or 3 circuses if you persuade them in sideways. Also has 2 stick holders on the outside (no string tangles :-)) and has a smaller pouch on one end that I keep string, soap, emery cloth, scissors, lightkits (and the other usual stuff) in.


what would you need soap for?
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: -Leo- on February 02, 2006, 08:15:55 PM
Probably for rubbing on Henrys string to make it more "grippy" as it is very slippy when you first buy it.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Crackers on February 02, 2006, 08:22:06 PM
I saw at a MB store a bag that is exactly the same as the 2 diabolo one but you can fit 4 finesses in it ;)
I'll try to get a photo
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: mitchelljuggles on February 05, 2006, 12:09:30 PM
I love the way i can just throw my diabolos into my backpack and off i go!
I have a pair of skate pants and work pants that have a Diabolo string pocket! Kinda like how kids in comics are depicted with slingshots but the pocket is on the side, thinner than a cargo pocket, but deeper than a normal pocket.

Mitchell   8)
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: milka on February 05, 2006, 12:51:27 PM
Eastpack standard : 3 diabs and sticks, a good load of balls, socks, too small for clubs though :/
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Malibu Fatz on February 09, 2006, 08:49:44 PM
OK, I think I found another possible option for carrying your stuff.  I was at a local sporting goods store wasting time and wandering about, when I stumbled across a bag made for baseball players.  Made by NIKE and costing about $24.  I didn't have my stuff with me to give it a try, but it looks like you could easily store 3 or 4 diabs, 3 or more clubs, plenty of balls, and possibly some devil sticks.  The bag is long to accommodate baseball bats, this making room for clubs and such.  It is also bigger at the bottom than at the top, so you can put your shoes and mit in there as well.  I hope to buy one soon!  I hope this makes sense.  Randy
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Matt_ on February 09, 2006, 09:40:51 PM
yeah, i was actually gonna use my baseball bag (from high school) but heh, it's pretty dirty from lugging it to lots of practices and keeping my dirty crap in there. but yeah, i've been thinking of getting a new bag like that, with pockets and whatnot. i hate having all my props mixing it up in one pocket...
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Mithew on February 09, 2006, 10:06:39 PM
what i'm wondering is do most people use carry bags designed specifically for diabolos, or other carry bags that happen to work (so far it looks like more people don't get diabolo specific bags.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Matt_ on February 10, 2006, 01:32:40 AM
most people dont get diabolo specific bags because first of all, they are way expensive, and secondly, most people do other props besides diabolo.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Chiok on February 10, 2006, 09:34:25 AM
Quote from: Matt_
but yeah, i've been thinking of getting a new bag like that, with pockets and whatnot. i hate having all my props mixing it up in one pocket...
See, this is my issue.  I have a holdall that will hold most of the equipment I like to use and I fill it when I do workshops and stuff.  But the fact that it's all sorts of props from balls, rings, diabolos, yoyos etc, they all jostle together and never stay together as you packed the bag making it funny shapes and hard to carry.  Especially with yoyo strings, diabolo string and handsticks, they love to mix it up.

I always think I'll make a bag, but I know the canvas nylon and stuff is gonna cost more than I want to pay for it...  Firetoys seem to have some new bags on their site that I've not seen before.  Look similar to the MB ones though.

Chiok
(still carrying them around in the side pocket)
Title: boot bags
Post by: jammy on February 10, 2006, 10:08:21 AM
you could also use a boot bag! its small, light and cheap!what more do you want.you can get 2diabolos and few pairs of sticks in to.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Matt_ on February 10, 2006, 05:39:08 PM
yeah i feel your pain chiok....for some reason there's a lot of dirt in the bottom of the bag, and although i do have my Fergies in a bag, it's not like completely enclosed, so they get dirty, and the random balls and sticks floating around---yeah not good. i need to get on the ball and get a new bag already!
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: dave114 on February 28, 2006, 05:36:01 PM
I just use a normal backpack. Or if i'm taking clubs and other stuff ill take a small holdall.

Dave114

I am a Port Pirate
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: maxticket on March 02, 2006, 06:55:35 AM
I have a nice big outdoor backpack that I take everywhere I go. I've got two climbing biners on the straps, which hold both diabolos on the outside of the bag so they don't take up any room inside. Sure they're a little awakard in crowded elevators, but they don't usually get in the way. I also use the baqckpack as my media bag, so sometimes the diabolo string gets tangled in video cables and tripods, and that's just a mess. I need to figure out a better way to separate everything.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: seán_ on March 02, 2006, 04:57:43 PM
Tempei uses neoprene drumstick bags to carry his diabolo and devilstick handsticks. Not a bad idea keeping them like this in case the string gets wrapped around things.

I generally keep my kit in a big  cycle messenger bag though I do sometimes use a smaller record bag thats just the right size for three diabolos, some sticks and a bit to drink and eat.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: mango on April 04, 2006, 12:53:46 AM
i heard that there is a new mb diabolo bag that holds 4 diabolo, i'm waiting for it to come out, as well as the evolution kit2(coming out end 2006)
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: fredo on April 04, 2006, 04:04:09 PM
a 4d bag? cool! where did you hear that?
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Chiok on April 04, 2006, 11:28:31 PM
[MBrant] Nah, it's just a malicious rumour.  Evo 2 by the end of 2006?  You must be joking. [/MBrant]

But a 4D bag, well, it's just a bit bigger isn't it.  But a good idea, keep up with the growing skills of people carrying more and more kit around.

Chiok
(@ Mango, I'm joking by the way)
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: mango on April 08, 2006, 03:53:35 AM
i emailed mb and asked them. they said evolution 2 is coming out in end of 2006
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: fredo on April 08, 2006, 07:59:56 AM
hmm...yes, they said something like that years before... :wink:  (even with other products - so don't rely on it)
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: mango on May 01, 2006, 12:59:08 AM
Quote from: Pete
I lost one of the washers and it doesn't seem a problem Just put it on without it.


did you read the information sheet on the finesse? it says that the washers must be on or you will risk a short circuit.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: diplodicai on May 01, 2006, 01:31:44 AM
I've seen a four diabolo bag in a juggling shop. It seemed to be pretty good, but I could'nt work out where you'd put your sticks. Imagine a double barreled mb bag and your there. POuch on the top and four diabolos, in vertical pairs.
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: Kusti on May 01, 2006, 11:38:37 AM
If you have 3 or less diabolos you can just carry them in your hands. :wink:
Title: How do you carry your diabolos around?
Post by: MikeW on May 01, 2006, 06:06:08 PM
for awhile i just carried around my 3 finesse's in my backpack so i could practice after class, but now ive been working on my other juggling so it doesnt fit anymore. 5 clubs, 7 silicon balls, 7 normal juggling balls, 6 contact balls, 3 diabs and books tend to only fit in medium to large sized duffle bags. I did however, manage to pack 6 diabs into my backpack a few times, slightly bulky, but it works
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