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Title: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: jake loves diabolo on July 17, 2009, 06:20:57 PM
Two weeks ago, I started a thread about your best moments in diaboloing. Now I am curious as to what your worst moments are.

Last month, I was busking at a Street Performance festival in Cork, and I looked up to see if I had space to do a high throw. As I started to throw it, a raindrop hit me in the eye, I looked down reflexively,
and got a faceful of finesse.I had a huge burn mark under my eye.The crowd burst into laughter, and at that moment, a festival official threw me out, because I wasn't ''affiliated with the festival'', and took the money I had earned. :(

Try as you might, it will be hard to top that.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: mike. on July 18, 2009, 01:55:19 AM
broke a lamp.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: GuiZ on July 18, 2009, 02:41:22 AM
broke a lamp.
that.the first and last.
:D
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: jkurty22 on July 18, 2009, 05:23:16 AM
my diabolo getting stuck in a tree from throwing it too high :(  (i couldnt get it down for 2 days :( then storm came and in the morning it was layign on the ground ) i was mad cuz i couldnt juggle for 2 days  :'(
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: RandomSeaBadger on July 18, 2009, 11:35:38 AM
Managing to give myself two black eyes in one week trying wrapped mini g's!  :-D
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Diabolo Dodson on July 18, 2009, 11:45:57 AM
Loosing one of my Bees on a ledge at NAJC4  :'(
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Crackers on July 18, 2009, 12:06:52 PM
Meeting Martijn  :-D
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: -Leo- on July 18, 2009, 05:37:16 PM
Everytime you get hit in the 'nads always feels like 'the worst.'
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: BlackLoveBite on July 18, 2009, 05:45:09 PM
Getting my yellow G2 diabolo ran over by a bus.
Than having the driver say 'Sorry, thought it was some rubbish.'
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Jannis on July 18, 2009, 06:46:21 PM
the same happend with my yellow G3 ;)
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Diabolo Dodson on July 18, 2009, 06:49:14 PM
Same happened to my green g3 the day after i bought it, i still use it tho, it messed up but still balanced ok. And the sames happened to my fly, amazingly it didnt even get a scratch on it.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: BlackLoveBite on July 18, 2009, 06:52:28 PM
At least I don't feel stupid

DD: HOW THE HELL DIDN'T YOUR FLY SMASH IN THE 1000 pieces?
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Richard on July 19, 2009, 10:29:43 AM
I've had 2 diabolos on seperate occasions in the tree and it too me ages to get them both down.

The WORST would be having to go to the eye and ear hospital after playing 2 diabolo combat (I'd recommend against it). The idea being like club combat but you're trying to stuff up everyone else's 2 diabolo shuffle. Anyway, one of my friends kicked one of my diabolos straight into my open eye - it was pretty bad and I couldn't see right for about a week but it's all good now.  :)
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Hathaway on July 19, 2009, 11:18:22 AM
When I saw someone kick a diabolo in a video for the first time, it shook me up, easily the wrost thing I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Diabolo Dodson on July 19, 2009, 12:35:50 PM
At least I don't feel stupid

DD: HOW THE HELL DIDN'T YOUR FLY SMASH IN THE 1000 pieces?
I have no idea how it survived, i have no idea how it didnt even get a scratch. I got very lucky.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: martijn on July 19, 2009, 05:21:30 PM
I have no idea how it survived, i have no idea how it didnt even get a scratch. I got very lucky.

That must be the force of The Messiah.

One of the worst moments for me is every time I lose my success with 3 low... it appears it's just not meant to be. Getting hit in the nuts deserves a fair 2nd place, agreeing with Leo there. Other than that... leaving an awesome convention, getting a knot on stage without spare sticks, breaking your equipment, etc.

Heck, why do we even keep playing?! ;D
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: luabduch on July 19, 2009, 05:34:07 PM
when a car ran over guiz's and mine diabolos capeta g2 (Brazilian bad diabolos, capetas g1 are better, but they were discontinued...)
...
but it was a long time ago....

Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: joel34 on July 19, 2009, 06:00:55 PM
When I failed at an infiti suicide getting both the sticks and the diabolo in the head. I got so mad that I slamed my g2 several times in the ground so hard that it bended the axle.:) I were quiet sad the rest of that day:(
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: kurrygrodan on July 19, 2009, 08:44:46 PM
probably when I practised fan and by an accident threw 1 diabolo straight on my b***ls.

and sometimes when I fail genocide I look up and the stick bombs my eye... :-D :'( :-D
Title: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Egad! on July 19, 2009, 09:52:18 PM
I bruised the bone in my hand doing a mini genocide.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: GbH on July 19, 2009, 10:29:49 PM
I've had plenty of dodgy shows, either because things just weren't going well or because of finding myself in wholly unsuitable venues.  One particularly memorable example of the latter was when an already-low-ceiling venue, that I'd been in before, had been decorated into a Carribean theme, with streamers and decorations hanging down to about waist level covering the stage area.  Somehow, I was supposed to do my routine in amongst it all, without getting the diabolo string caught up in all the hanging stuff.  I got through it somehow, but it must have looked a bit odd.  It was certainly a show I won't forget in a hurry.

I guess the most disappointing, in recent times, was the premature end to my BoB routine earlier this year.  I'd been very unsure about trying that routine, as the practice beforehand hadn't been going particularly well.  As such, I was pleased when, on stage, things seemed to be turning out OK.  Then, just as I started to think that all was well and that the finish line was in sight, my head strap came loose and...bang: a rather humiliating end of show that I could do nothing to rescue.

In actual fact though, the genuinely worst incidents both involved high-throws with Renedgade diabolos (hard plastic, for those that are too young to remember...).  At one local fete many years back, I mananged to completely total the P.A. system with a misdirected throw.  However, the most scary was when, at one of the early Bristol conventions, a high throw landed neatly between Charlie Dancey's arms as he was juggling in the field.  I shudder to think what would have happened if he'd been stood just slightly closer.   :o

Guy
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Colton on July 20, 2009, 03:10:03 PM
Bringing my chinese yoyo to the boys summer camp I work at.

430 boys, one chinese yoyo. All of them are convinced on sight of it that they are 'so good at it' because they have seen it on tv.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: alfster48 on July 20, 2009, 09:21:48 PM
when i practised a genocide integral and my carbon stick hit th top of my thy with pace....
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OUCH!!! :embarassed:
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Arthur on July 27, 2009, 09:45:55 AM
throwing a hard spinning sundia fly on my forehead with excalibur. now i have a scar...
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Catjar on July 27, 2009, 03:00:25 PM
A while back my dad traveled out west and got a bunch of animal skulls and stuff.
I broke two of them with one missed catch of diabolo when I was first starting
also I hit myself in the eye like three times... I'm not sure how.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Tipper on August 03, 2009, 07:54:09 PM
Hmm... worst/most painful moment must be the time, practising fans and trying to speed the fan up as much as possible and gettin hit in the nuts... Facial expression was a bit like this  :o xD
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: 7-Sins on August 14, 2009, 12:32:12 PM
hitting my gf in the face when lying sunning on the beach in spain xD
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: jamzjazz on August 14, 2009, 04:07:46 PM
Snapping many a pair of sticks especially annoying when they don't actually break but you cant use them because they have snapped inside the handle or something and rotate when using them.
Getting my diabolo run over and watching it bounce all the way down the road under the car (it was undamaged at the end).
Worst was in the days when i first started my only diabolo got stuck on a telephone wire with the sticks for 3 weeks and and in the end had to stand on a car with a broom handle and a Stanley knife taped to the end to try and cut the string and not the wire.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: aaakseli on September 21, 2009, 03:42:49 PM
broke a lamp.

I did that at my friends room.  :-|
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: dedide4568 on December 11, 2009, 08:05:56 AM
My diabolo hit my head while learning 3x excalibur geno..
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: ERIK da blue on December 11, 2009, 07:04:29 PM
My diabolo hit my head while learning 3x excalibur geno..

that's not a bad moment! You could have done a 4x vertax gen with header.  ;)
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: christoi on December 11, 2009, 10:03:53 PM
My diabolo hit my head while learning 3x excalibur geno..

I did the same. Also nearly strangled myself when trying a double Excalibur genocide. :P
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: 4leek24 on December 13, 2009, 01:09:31 AM
praticing vertax combos with my sun, which has quite a sharp edge due to the nuber of times i dropped it, and it hit me right under my mouth, pretty bloody, and i have a scar.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: finesse on December 13, 2009, 11:18:59 AM
Breaking my first diabolo.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: SebiHausi on December 13, 2009, 02:17:39 PM
i was doing infinite suicides, when suddenly my diabolo came up to one stick, the string broke and the stick hit my eye :(
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: hOOk3r on December 13, 2009, 02:52:31 PM
everytime i hit my nuts  :-D :-D
but,one time,doing a UFO,the diabolo jumped and hit me in the eye,i had a wound in the eye,I couldnt put me contact lentes during a week :o :o
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Elkku on December 14, 2009, 12:43:49 PM
Once my stick hit my eye in an infinite suicide. I REALLY saw yellow stars for a moment!

I don't know if that is my worst moment in diaboloing, but it was kinda intresting.
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Tipper on December 14, 2009, 05:59:05 PM
Once my stick hit my eye in an infinite suicide. I REALLY saw yellow stars for a moment!

I don't know if that is my worst moment in diaboloing, but it was kinda intresting.

what was the color of the stick? yellow? try experimenting with different colors and see if it will become red stars?  :P
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Elkku on December 15, 2009, 12:56:33 PM
what was the color of the stick? yellow? try experimenting with different colors and see if it will become red stars?  :P

yes of course..  ;)
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Paino on December 15, 2009, 05:55:38 PM
yesterday on stage i missed five low throws in a row and broke my nose
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: bourgeois.jason on December 15, 2009, 05:58:57 PM
Several weeks ago, I performed outside in 15 mph wind.  It was very gusty, so there was no reliable way to compensate.  I made the mistake of trying a few high throws.  None of them worked.  The performance pretty much stunk!

-Jason
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: Jammy7797 on December 17, 2009, 06:52:16 PM
Yesterday i foolishly did an integral inside and smashed a light bulb.
My mum then told me i can only diabolo in the conservatory and my room.
Today i noticed pink markings on the wall in my room from my sundia fly.
My last option was the conservatory, so i go in, get 2d going do a 2d mini-genocide and the string gets caught on the string dangling from the fan. after i get my string down the light goes off and i can't reach the string to pull to turn the light on.

What great luck i've been having lately  :P
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: 4leek24 on December 18, 2009, 02:10:11 AM
Yesterday i foolishly did an integral inside and smashed a light bulb.
My mum then told me i can only diabolo in the conservatory and my room.
Today i noticed pink markings on the wall in my room from my sundia fly.
My last option was the conservatory, so i go in, get 2d going do a 2d mini-genocide and the string gets caught on the string dangling from the fan. after i get my string down the light goes off and i can't reach the string to pull to turn the light on.

What great luck i've been having lately  :P


i just moved, so my dad wasnt happy with the dents i made int he wall, so now im only allowed to practice diabolo on the driveway(havent hit the cars yet)
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: christoi on December 18, 2009, 08:11:11 PM
Yesterday i foolishly did an integral inside and smashed a light bulb.

In my room the light has 3 bulbs and I havent smashed any yet but two don't work anymore; one I just need to change the bulb but the other one is broken from the light itself. The wire is hanging. I learned not to do mini-gens inside.
Havent done integrals...yet  :-D
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: SilentScreamer on December 26, 2009, 02:56:17 PM
A little kid stole my Finesse because I won't let him borrow it for the 389327329 time. So I needed to kick his ass to get it back... 

...wait, that could be the best moment...

Worst moment i was practicing the ''head hop'' and i just spinned my Finesse in my eye. But I wasn't the first one i see  :-D
Title: Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
Post by: EvIlAlEkSi on December 27, 2009, 05:17:29 PM
A little kid stole my Finesse because I won't let him borrow it for the 389327329 time. So I needed to kick his ass to get it back...
I also have had something like that a little kid took my rubber king diabolo because I wouldn't let him borrow it  when he ran past me I just tripped him and he landed on his face...
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