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Title: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on June 14, 2007, 01:12:45 AM
Diamond Handsticks by R-Productions

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m127/OLOBAID/diamond1.jpg)
Click for a larger view! (http://www.diabolotreff.de/forum/images/smilies/dia.gif)
(http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m127/OLOBAID/th_diamond2.jpg) (http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m127/OLOBAID/diamond2.jpg)  (http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m127/OLOBAID/th_diamond3.jpg) (http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m127/OLOBAID/diamond3.jpg)

Lenght: 31cm
Weight: 54g per Stick

Supersmooth sticktips will save string, the knots can revolve so there is no annoying stringtorsion, string is supereasy to change, a single knot is enough, no waste of stringlenght, the grips give good feedback of the diabs, the sticks are rigid and not flexible, perfectly balanced for stickreleases,...
Weighted for Diabs like: Finesse, Diabig, Circus, Fly, ...optimal weight for bearing Diabolos ;)

Price:
25,- EURO
and as introduction:
Free Shipping!!!

ordering via email: hiwatt@gmx.at

Comments are appreciated, i hope you like the design!
oh yes, the first 3 orders get a free engraving! :D
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: David - SAS1 on June 14, 2007, 10:14:58 AM
Those sticks look brilliant.  It's a shame really I have just spent money on another fly.  Do they play like alu's? like the illuminated.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on June 14, 2007, 10:40:25 AM
Thanks for the nice comment! you cant go wrong with the flys ;)
yes very much, the center of weight is a bit closer to the stickend(3/5) compared to Henrys Alu... out of my expierience this gives a little more smoothnes with stickreleases :)

Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: -Leo- on June 14, 2007, 12:31:35 PM
Sweet!

I think I'll order some in about 10 days or so. I take it these aren't illuminated?
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Alex! on June 14, 2007, 12:37:01 PM
Are they flexible?
They look really nice, will probably get a pair.
Will you be selling them at any conventions?
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on June 14, 2007, 01:13:19 PM
no Guppy, no lights...
no, Alex they are rigid(99.9%rigid)just enough cushioning to be mild to the wrists when doing vertax...
about the conventions, dont know if i'll make it to athens, if so i will take some with me...

thanks, im so glad you like the look ;D
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: martijn on June 14, 2007, 03:14:00 PM
Oh nice one Peter! Loving the name :) Fair price, nice offer on the free shipping, and the best of all: supersmooth sticktips!

And I really hope you can make it to Athens... it's about time I meet you in person :)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on June 14, 2007, 03:34:39 PM
thx,  8)

yeah, we should meet, Athen would be cool... i hope i can get a ticket!
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Alex! on June 14, 2007, 04:00:35 PM
If you do go to Athens, bring a pair of sticks for me! ;)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on June 18, 2007, 04:47:48 PM
From now on, the Diamond Handsticks are also availible in white!

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m127/OLOBAID/diamond4.jpg)

thanks for the many requests ;D

Reminder: the shipping is free and usually arrives within a week in the EU or 2 weeks to Asia, Australia & America.
If you want it faster, for 2,50 Euro i can send it with priority mail which takes 2-4days in EU and 3-6 days to Asia, Australia and America.

PayPal is possible but i would prefer banktransfer because of the high transaction fees that i have to pay with paypal ;)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: valtzu11 on June 18, 2007, 05:40:24 PM
I WANT A PAIR OF THOSE!!!! :o
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on June 18, 2007, 05:45:56 PM
just give me an email ;)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: martijn on June 26, 2007, 02:52:52 PM
I received my pair of Diamond sticks this morning!

I've only had a chance to play inside today, so I wasn't able to try my whole repertoire of (stick) tricks with 'em, but I must say I already like them. I think you can very easily categorize diabolo into 3 different components: the diabolo, the sticks and the string. I'll write something about the playability of the Diamond sticks on each component.

1) Tricks with Sticks: the sticks release well, fly well and land well back into your hands! The weight and weight distribution is really nice, they give great feedback and don't smack into your hand, but land very softly. It's almost like a russian juggling ball! :D They fly pretty slow, so your stick releases will look and feel much better, more controlled and a lot smoother. I can imagine it'll take some time to get used to the weight, if you've been using light sticks like Henry's Carbon. However, people who already like Henry's alu or MB Xtreme sticks will definitely love the Diamond sticks.

2) Diabolo, sticks stay in your hands: the sticks are comfortable to play with. They give good feedback, the handles have perfect grip (not as much as the MB silicon, just enough :)), so your stick-only / nonspinning tricks and traps work great with the Diamond sticks. Grinds: the sticks are a bit thicker than Henry's alu, but I don't find this a problem. If you're crazy about stick- and fingergrinds, it's likely you're using a diabolo with a wide axle (Finesse, JC , Fly...) already, so the Diamond sticks will grind just as well as the MB Xtreme or Energy sticks!

3) String handling, slack, knots, webs: the sticks are very slick, so your string won't stick to the sticks or handles (I find that so annoying with the MB silicon and sometimes even with Henry's alu's grips :(). The string releases fine from knots, your webs and figures will stay on great... not much more to say here. In short: not a single problem for string handling.

And besides... they're shiny! ;D *blingbling*

Yet another high quality, well thought out product Peter, well done! I hope to give 'em a good session outside this week.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: valtzu11 on June 27, 2007, 05:33:34 PM
i'll by one of those when i hav the money ;D
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Dracodragon on June 27, 2007, 05:41:24 PM
Wow, I might have to get myself a pair or two. However, I do have a few questions. Do they break/bend easily (like if an unwrapped inf. suicide or genocide were to hit the floor). Also, do they dent like henry's alu when the tip is dropped on cement?

If not, then what the hell am I waiting for! Haha.

ps: if I decide to buy a pair, can I pay in US currency?

hmm... or should I wait until you modify a set to have LED features. That will be insane. :P
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on June 27, 2007, 06:35:06 PM
no, they dont break easily on hard tricks and they will never bend, or dent. but of course if you do unwrapped inf. suicides on cement there is a little risk to break them. i play on concrete very often though but i take care not to overstrech my luck ;) they can take quite many harsh crashes and of course they are made for tricks like minigens, genocides, integrals, unwrapped infinites and whatever. what i want to say: you should not be stupidly brutal to them just play diabolo with them...so dont get me wrong, they are really durable!

there will be no optional lights, but you can get the Diamond Handsticks together with GoldEditions(Batts included+1 extra set of replacement batts) for 70,-Euro as a setprice, shipping is free!

yes, you can pay in USD, there are also many other currencys possible - you can use www.xe.com for currency translation - thats what i do ;)

oh, and its great to see that there are finally some fellows interested! but i wonder why there are so few replys, because in the german forum they go like hot cakes ;D

Cheers,
Peter
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: fredo on June 27, 2007, 08:34:58 PM
I've got a pair and I must say these sticks are definitely worth every single cent!

They don't bend at all, they're just as rigid as good sticks have to be. The wieght balance is just perfect, they land so softly after a suicide and you have so much control, that I could hardly believe it the first time I was playing.

They're a bit heavier than the Xtremes, but due to the extraordinary weight balance, stick releases feel even smoother. However, I have some problems with two or three tricks. But I think this will be gone after some time of getting used to them.

They're highly visible, the see-through design makes them look glittey while flying throgh the air! A really nice effect, must try this under spotlight...

Get a pair! They're absolutely amazing sticks! Oh, and I think, white looks better ;D
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: thewu on June 27, 2007, 10:19:43 PM
just wondering, how big are the holes where you feed the strings into? i have some pretty thick cotton strings that I like using for my bearings diabolos and was wondering if those would fit.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: William on June 28, 2007, 08:42:42 AM
Yeah and do they have a habit of getting haggard edges and cutting string fast like henry's Alu?
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on June 28, 2007, 10:55:47 AM
no, they are the softest to string of all handsticks i tried, i usually play the yellow henrys till its black(really black and unplayable - so rough you can almost do a stringclimb on open string). well, thats wat i meant they have supersmooth sticktips ;)

oh and thewu, the holes are exactly 2,3mm for the string and 4,5 for the knots if you want i can make a bigger drilling, but i wouldn't go for a wider drilling than 3mm(oh and with such a big string it could be hard to get the knot into the hole)how fat is your string actually?
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: martijn on June 28, 2007, 10:59:47 AM
Nice offer Peter!

They don't bend at all, they're just as rigid as good sticks have to be.

I have to disagree on that. If you really try to bend them in your hands, they are a bit flexible. I'd say they are about 85%? rigid. That tiny bit of flex is enough to take some pressure of your wrists (in excalibur for example), and again help to your movements be smoother.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: thewu on June 29, 2007, 06:29:40 AM
OLOBAID - the string is between 3 and 4 milimeters; i can't really get an accurate measurement with a ruler. yeah, I think using that string is out of the question. :p thanks though
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: David - SAS1 on July 07, 2007, 09:23:21 PM
Received them today and love them.  They have a tiny bit of flex just to stop strain in vertax.  They have an excellent weight and flow nicely in stick release tricks.  They are very nice for 2d as well as 1d.  They are not too hard on the catches so are easy to lost and brilliant!!!
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on July 08, 2007, 10:04:52 AM
David, Fredo and Tijn, thank you very much for the nice reviews - that is what keeps me going ;D
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Rastaman on July 08, 2007, 01:14:57 PM
After reading so many interesting reviews i have only one thing to say: Bring it on baby!! ;D So Peter, Ill be sending you and email soon to get me a pair of those diamond beauties. I especially like the smooth flying and the glittering that everybody have written. I now have Mb Xtremes so i guess ill become to like the diamons even more because i like my extremes very much. ;) Oh and keep up the good work!
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: martijn on July 08, 2007, 02:09:30 PM
Oh definitely, you're making the right choice mate ;) You might wanna consider Peter's deal if you're looking for lightsticks as well. http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=1379.msg38085#msg38085
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: dajackster on July 08, 2007, 03:17:30 PM
neat!!! i want some! :o
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: David - SAS1 on July 09, 2007, 12:33:38 AM
Oh definitely, you're making the right choice mate ;) You might wanna consider Peter's deal if you're looking for lightsticks as well. http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=1379.msg38085#msg38085
Yep I did this deal and i Like both sets of sticks, diabolo till dark with the diamonds the caarry on with the golds
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Rastaman on July 09, 2007, 10:12:27 AM
Great advice Martijn! I'm almost sure that ill get them both because i was just looking for some cool new equipment to put my money into and I'm guessing this is it(plus the Powerisers which make me feel like a superhuman) ;D So ill be sure to send an order to Peter! Hope to see you in some conventions once i get enough money to come to any.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Sean on July 09, 2007, 01:17:02 PM
Could someone take a photo of the diamond handsticks next to the xtremes (and the henrys aluminum if possible)? I'm considering them, but I'm finding it hard to picture how they compare in shape and size.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: David - SAS1 on July 09, 2007, 04:59:17 PM
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=116087916&albumID=0&imageID=8047308
Image here of the the sticks in action
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on July 09, 2007, 05:11:33 PM
i cannot view the pics, David... any chance that you upload it on www.photobucket.com or imageshack.com or something similiar? im really curious :)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: martijn on July 09, 2007, 06:24:43 PM
Here they are. From left to right: Gold Edition, Diamond, Henry's alu, Xtreme classic, Xtreme silicon. (click on it)

(http://circusplanet.net/tijn/diabsticks2thumb.jpg) (http://circusplanet.net/tijn/diabsticks2.jpg) (http://circusplanet.net/tijn/diabsticks1thumb.jpg) (http://circusplanet.net/tijn/diabsticks1.jpg)

(I've got the original 3200x1500 pics too if you'd like)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: David - SAS1 on July 09, 2007, 06:34:11 PM
i cannot view the pics, David... any chance that you upload it on www.photobucket.com or imageshack.com or something similiar? im really curious :)
Sure, I'll post the link later, some of the shots will be vectored so they will be posted in the diabolo art thread sometime
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: David - SAS1 on July 09, 2007, 07:04:51 PM
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/th_DSCF0013.jpg) (http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/DSCF0013.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/th_DSCF0012.jpg) (http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/DSCF0012.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/th_DSCF0007.jpg) (http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/DSCF0007.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/th_DSCF0001.jpg) (http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/DSCF0001.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/th_DSCF0020.jpg) (http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/DSCF0020.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/th_DSCF0016.jpg) (http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/Pixiediab/DSCF0016.jpg)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on July 09, 2007, 07:16:32 PM
haha, nice! wide flys and diamonds, a great combination! i especially like the ufogrind closeup, but the others are nice too :) thanks for posting them!
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: David - SAS1 on July 09, 2007, 07:17:50 PM
That's my favourite as well
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Sean on July 09, 2007, 07:19:24 PM
Here they are...
Thanks! I think I can see a wave in the handle of the henrys stick!

You've added your own tape to the bottom of the gold and diamond sticks?
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: thewu on July 09, 2007, 08:01:12 PM
David - what kind of string do you use? if it's thicker than the henry's yellow then i might consider getting the diamond sticks. (since they'll actually fit...) :)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: martijn on July 09, 2007, 09:08:30 PM
Thewu, I'm using MB string, which is also thicker than Henry's, so don't worry about that :)

Thanks! I think I can see a wave in the handle of the henrys stick!

You've added your own tape to the bottom of the gold and diamond sticks?

Ha yeah, those are my old and abused Henry's stick right there.

And yes, it's almost like a standard procedure for me. I did that to protect the protection caps :P For the lightsticks, the extra grip is an advantage, it's a lot easier for me to take them off the stick that way.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: David - SAS1 on July 09, 2007, 10:16:45 PM
I think it is MB string but I am not sure as it is the string that pete put on when I bought the sticks
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: diabolo store on July 14, 2007, 02:21:30 AM
wats the difference between good editon and the diamond ones. Also, what are the grips made out of and are they soft and grippy?
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: David - SAS1 on July 14, 2007, 10:04:36 AM
The gold editions have led's in the handle so are light sticks where as the diamond editions do not.  The handles are not soft but are slightly grippy in the palms so easy to hold.  They are not neccessarily soft like extremes but easy to hold and catch.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Nahxela on July 20, 2007, 09:11:40 PM
Plus the grips on the diamond/gold sticks don't wear away at the ends as easily as the silicon (is it silicon?) grips on the extremes, as the grips of the extremes I have are pretty worn at the end :(.
Plus they're really dented because I missed a vertax genocide next to a brick column  :'(
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Kobe on July 21, 2007, 12:31:59 PM
Here my review:

I've got my sticks from tuesday, and I must say, they are the best sticks I've ever played!  :)
At first, the design is very nice, and they have a beautiful effect while playing in the sunshine.
But if you do grinds or correcting two/three diabolos with henrys circus (without teflon hubs), it doesn't looks that nice afterwards.  :( They play very different as other sticks, but they play (in my opinion) most like wooden sticks. They have approximately the same grip at the handsticks, and the thickness is almost the same I think.
I've played them at a beach, wednesday, and though the wind was heavy, with stick releases the stick lands perfectly in my hands. Tricks like triple sprinkler suicide out are much more easy with these sticks.

But, I also perform at street, and here comes the problem. The first time I played them there was no problem, besides the protection cap was a bit damaged after hitting the road. But today, I was just doing a little warming up, and with some stupid trick with one diabolo, I let my stick fall, a piece had been demolished(right word?)  :(

I wasn't doing spectacular tricks, like mini genocide's or inf suicides,... It was just a sun or something (I was very lazy), and the stick fell from my hand. I can still play with them but at the tip, where the string comes out of the stick, a piece broke of, so its a sharp and the stick cuts the string. Just like used Henry's alu :)

So it are very nice sticks, especially the weight, but not really to perform at street :(

Kobe
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: David - SAS1 on July 21, 2007, 05:09:40 PM
good review but isn't it just common sense not to use very nice props on conrete in the street as they break.  If performing on the steet I would advise you try and perform in parks next too a main path so that you are seen and your equipment doesn't break.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Eric Moffett on July 22, 2007, 03:52:38 AM
Man, $100 for the DS and the GE deal, I wanted a unicycle but that can wait I guess.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Rastaman on July 22, 2007, 09:29:05 AM
Soo, I'm waiting for my DS and GE's. I ordered GE as a set of one blue handstick and the other one red. And i got "Kuradisarv" engraved on the blue stick(meaning "Devilhorn" in English, which is my nickname). The feedback and communication with Peter was awesome. He`s doing a great job! :D Ill be posting some pictures(maybe even a video) of me playing with them soon. gotta get lights for my finesses first(after i finally get my guitar-set). I hope everything will work out because I'm running on a tight budget here. ;D
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on July 22, 2007, 01:46:23 PM
thanks for the review, Kobe! sorry to read about the problem, i sent you a pm.
and thanks to David, Alex and Cpt.J.Sparrow for their nice comments :)
thanks to everybody who ordered the sticks for their trust in me!

i think i have to give out a warning for using the sticks on concrete or other very hard surfaces like tiled floor!
although the sticks are really durable, a unlucky smash on very hard floor can break the sticks...
note: it is possible to glue broken sticks very nicely, you have to use a sort of glue thats able to glue acryll(and read the instructions of the glue well ;))

all the best,
Peter
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Hodges on July 26, 2007, 08:54:41 PM
i was going to buy henry's aluminium sticks cos my carbons broke, but i was just reading up on the diamonds and was wondering, could anyone write up a comparison between the 2 sticks, including things like: how easily dented if dropped, how easy/efficient the string attachment is, general durability etc...
if anyone could do that for me i'd be very grateful ;D.

hodges
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Eric Moffett on July 26, 2007, 10:07:54 PM
My pay check just came in so I will be purchasing GE and DS soon. Although all I can say is it's uncomfortable diaboloing with Henry's aluminum sticks. So I think these will be very much better.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Chiok on July 27, 2007, 12:10:33 PM
The info you require is in this thread Hodges, mostly on the first page where Martijn writes a review of the Diamond sticks and compares them very similarly to the Henrys Aluminiums but with slight differences such as centre of mass and grip.

If there is a specific issue that hasn't been addressed, then do post again in this thread.

Chiok
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Eric Moffett on August 03, 2007, 04:31:36 AM
Well, my Diamond Sticks, and Gold Edtions will be here in a few weeks I can't wait, now I will have a complete illumination set up (all blue too!).
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Rastaman on August 03, 2007, 06:22:27 PM
I got my GE`s and Diamonds with the evening post. They are awesome! I have to say THANKS! to Peter for making such wonderful sticks. They fit very well for cide-tricks. I'm waiting for it to get dark so i can try them out in the dark. If you haven't got one already you should really get a set! ;D Ps. Sorry for many ! but I'm just very exited atm.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Eric Moffett on August 20, 2007, 04:45:08 AM
I got them a few days ago, THEY ARE AMAZING. Although I dropped it on concrete and scratched the top -_- but I sanded it down and so it's smooth again... anyways they are so awesome I love diaboloing with them, it feels so good. My 2 diabolo got A LOT BETTER! It seemed like an instant improvement, and I the GE's are just awesomely bright, same awesome performance. All I can say is BUY THEM OR ELSE I WILL GET YOU!
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: onewheeldave on September 03, 2007, 03:16:05 AM
I've had my golds and diamonds for several days now and am very impressed with them.

Previously I've used Henries aluminiums, I find the diamonds/golds to work better with stick releases/suicides, seeming to be easier to catch, also surprisingly good for grinds considering that they're quite wide.

I'll still use the aluminiums for diaboling on concrete however, as the diamonds/golds would be susceptible to damage.

In the dark, the golds are very, very nice looking- I got the blue lights and they're both bright and surrealy beautiful- of course they make diaboling in the dark much easier, especially for stick releases etc.

I had one tense moment when, after a 2 diabolo suicide went wrong and the stick hit the floor hard, went out and refused to light again.

However, taking off the end-cap it became apparent that the little spring which pushes the battery up, had become compressed- stretching it out a little got the light working again- I think that the way these are constructed (simply) is a big asset as most things which can go wrong are easy to put right.

In total I got two diamonds and two gold editions- a very good buy and well worth the price :)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: David - SAS1 on September 03, 2007, 12:39:34 PM
I had the problem with the spring as well, if you just take it out and use a pencil to stretch it, it solves it nicely.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: R-J on September 09, 2007, 04:20:55 PM
i think i'l soon get a pair of those (just the normal white)
but on the dutch forum there was a conversation about that the tips could be a weak point (you might heard that from neorufus). i just wanted to be sure you know that for your next upgrade or new sticks or whatever good things come out your mind  8)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: stryju on September 10, 2007, 11:37:51 PM
olobaid - your pm inbox is full and you didn't answer to my e-mail... WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?! :p ;-)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Eric Moffett on September 10, 2007, 11:44:43 PM
Yeah the tips are a weak point, this morning the tip on one of mine shattered completely, so I have to use my aluminums again until I get it replaced
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Chiok on September 11, 2007, 12:02:04 AM
You guys are far too harsh on your equipment, the floor, walls and even diabolo are harder than Peter's sticks so you've gotta be careful.  Still, it's always a learning process and you can't really fault Peter's design (except that it's not really for me).

Chiok
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Eric Moffett on September 11, 2007, 01:05:44 AM
I noticed during normal practice that I wasn't being too harsh, cracks formed around the tip where the knot is, I mean there really isn't a lot of material there, and I know acrylic is strong stuff but it isn't superman.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on September 11, 2007, 10:45:55 AM
sorry Stryju, i replied to your email now...

sorry to hear, about the broken sticks! im currently working hard to find ways to make the sticks more durable, especially the tip region.

@Moffett: you asked in your email about if its possible to buy a single stick. yes it is, i will sell them for 12,50 with free shipping.

generally:
yes, the sticks are still availible and the shipping is still free, worldwide!

i hope to give a more detailed post about the improovements of the sticks in the next weeks ;-)

thanks for all your trust and backing(Tijn, Chiok,...)
Peter
 
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: martijn on September 11, 2007, 09:30:40 PM
Moffett, I wouldn't count on replacement sticks, because you should know by now that you can't play as rough with them as you can with Henry's alu. If Peter's willing to replace, you're lucky, but I don't think you should count on it.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Eric Moffett on September 12, 2007, 01:18:31 AM
He said that I could purchase another stick. I also do know that they are more fragile, but accidents do happen.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Matt D on September 12, 2007, 04:11:44 AM
You were playing on concrete...how can you say accidents CAN happen, on hard surfaces accidents WILL happen. That first time you sanded it down probably made the weak part of the stick even weaker.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Eric Moffett on September 13, 2007, 12:52:16 AM
Fine, I broke the ****ing stick on purpose because it sucks, NO, jesus christ, I was playing on concrete and I broke it, all I said was that the tip was a weak point because I saw cracks in them before it broke, and now I feel like you guys are attacking me, I had an accident damn, you can't say that hasn't happened to you.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Marijn on September 13, 2007, 02:19:24 PM
Fine, I broke the ****ing stick on purpose because it sucks, NO, jesus christ, I was playing on concrete and I broke it, all I said was that the tip was a weak point because I saw cracks in them before it broke, and now I feel like you guys are attacking me, I had an accident damn, you can't say that hasn't happened to you.

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Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Nahxela on September 13, 2007, 05:42:32 PM
Actually, I have to agree that the tips are the weakest points on the sticks, as that's where my GE's broke :(.
In fact, it was all around the horizontal hole for the string...

Oh well, at least Pete was kind enough to send me a replacement :)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: William on September 14, 2007, 01:02:22 AM
LOL! Good one Marijn.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Eric Moffett on September 14, 2007, 01:04:41 AM
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Well how would you feel, I said the tips were weak I saw cracks, I had an accident and one broke, then everyone it seems says "Your wrong, the tips aren't weak, your too hard on your equipment it's your fault," not "That's a valid argument, you should be more careful," :-\ They are still the best sticks I have ever used and probably will continue to use for a long time
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Marijn on September 14, 2007, 06:41:07 AM
It has already been admitted that the tips are the weak point. It is true that people (including me) could have been nicer to you, and i also sometimes kinda lose my temper when i'm really annoyed with something. No offense dude.

Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Sean on October 10, 2007, 09:40:57 PM
Peter was nice enough to 'donate' a pair of Diamond sticks to me a while back and thought I'd give them a good try before I posted about them.

I wouldn't say they are between henrys aluminum and mb aluminum. They are heavier and bigger than mb extreme sticks. In a sense, I'd say they relate to aluminum sticks the way that aluminum sticks relate to carbon fiber sticks. They feel nice and solid and they make any stick releases slower. Vertax genocides feel like time has been slowed down. I also found them great for practicing continuous wrapped mini-genocides.

I'll admit that at first they weren't what I expected. Over time I have come to really like them. I still use my MB extremes (generation 1s with handmade aluminum ends) a lot of the time (but that's mostly because I like the silicon grips), but pull these out for some variety. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as one of the top quality sticks out there. They certainly won't be for everyone, but those that like some mass behind their sticks might love these.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: DaviD Brackpool on March 16, 2008, 01:29:00 PM
LOL! Good one Marijn.

i agree nice one

sorry i dragged this up i didnt realize it was this thread was old :-\
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: dyabolo on April 25, 2008, 12:42:05 AM
those look awesome! ;D
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Lauri on April 26, 2008, 05:40:47 PM
Just wondering, is the offer for free shipping still standing?
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: OLOBAID on April 30, 2008, 04:15:40 PM
yes, still standing! but i cannot take any orders yet, in 2-3weeks again ;-)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Midoryu on May 28, 2008, 05:30:53 AM
T.T...this is what my sister said:

"Do they sell those in Canada?  I feel weird buying from Europe..."

No really...do they?  I want a pair, but I can't seem to convince my sister that it's a fair deal, with no shipping and all.  Anyone mind giving me a bit more info for this?
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Duncan on May 28, 2008, 07:26:55 AM
The two major shops that would be your best bet - Higgins Brothers and Goudurix - don't have them at all. I'm pretty sure those two would be your best bet in Canada, and you're plum out of luck with them.

-Duncan
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Hathaway on June 02, 2008, 11:07:32 AM
Bit of a bump... Botherd?

Just got my sticks today and they are freaking class! I recommend them to one and all!
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Dracodragon on May 09, 2009, 10:21:46 AM
Hey sorry to bump this topic, but I was wondering if Peter is still selling these handsticks and where I can get a pair? I emailed him a few weeks ago but he hasnt gotten back, and I dont think hes been on the forums for a while. Heard these were the best LED handsticks and would really like to get some!
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Aaron Z on May 10, 2009, 09:55:33 AM
Check Nev's website, pretty sure he sold them at some point, may well still be doing so.

www.diabolomoves.co.uk (http://www.diabolomoves.co.uk)
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: mo3 on May 10, 2009, 12:09:16 PM
peter's diamond handsticks are out of stock unfortunately.. but nev sells the sundia LED handsticks, maybe another choice?
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: martijn on May 10, 2009, 12:14:26 PM
Just to clarify; the Diamond sticks are the regular see-through handsticks, NOT the LED-illuminated handsticks.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: mo3 on May 10, 2009, 01:22:18 PM
oh i'm sry Tijn! Are you still in contact with Peter?
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: martijn on May 10, 2009, 01:49:51 PM
Unfortunately not... I contacted him as well a few weeks ago, but I haven't received a reply from him.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: nev on May 10, 2009, 07:30:22 PM
I'd like to still sell his sticks, but I haven't heard from Peter for at least 8 months now - he's disappeared from the .ca and .de forums for as long - hope he is OK wherever he is.
Title: Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
Post by: Valium on May 10, 2009, 10:10:28 PM
he's fine I saw him a few weeks ago
but he is quite busy at the moment, so I don't know when there will sticks again
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