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Title: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sean on November 08, 2004, 01:28:28 AM
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Name:
Location:
Age:
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

2. What or who got you started?

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sean on November 08, 2004, 02:29:46 AM
Ooh, me first! :D  I'll start...

Name: Sean
Location: Halifax, Canada
Age: 24
Website: http://diabolo.ca/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 17 years... but I only really got into it 3 years ago

2. What or who got you started?
Seeing Bob Cates (http://www.comedyinmotion.com/) diabolo at a busking festival got me interested when I was 6 years old. Priam's videos (http://www.diabolobypriam.fr.st/) inspired me to get back into it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The challenge of learning new things.
[Edit - upon thinking more about it, that's really only a small part of why I enjoy the diabolo and juggling. Mostly I enjoy the feeling of it. I love going through the motions and I especially love the feeling of multiple diabolos spinning on a string. Add to this that the people I have met diaboloing have tended to be a lot of fun to be around. There are very few things as fun as a good juggling festival. Also the diabolo community is small enough that you can get to know a large part of the community from all over the world. It provides a medium for bridging cross-cultural gaps. If that's not enough, the re-emergence of diabolo popularity is relatively new and there is so much to be discovered. This all adds up to diabolos being one of the most fun pastimes I've had.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I used to diabolo an hour or two a day... now an hour or two a week.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
occasionally, although generally it's not my thing

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yeap - balls, clubs, rings... mostly balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys Circus diabolos most of the time, but also MB finesse and Yoho. Usually MB Xtreme sticks but also Henrys aluminum. Henrys yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like all 3 numbers for different reasons.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Anything that I've recently learned. I find lots of 1 diabolo tricks most enjoyable.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
JiBe's 3 diabolo siteswap: 456015141 with a pirouette... Baptiste pulling off a 3 diabolo suicide right in front of me comes a close second. :shock:

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 low and 3 high tricks and siteswaps

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
All of the Mad French Posse each for different reasons. They have all contributed greatly and continue to contribute to different aspects of the diabolo world that we now know. Matt Hall, Ryo Yabe, many other diaboloists I've met, and recently Arjan has been a great help with a bunch of stuff.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barnesy on November 08, 2004, 10:26:31 AM
Heh, I just posted elsewhere on the board, so I shoudl probably post here too.

Name: Dave Barnes
Location: Liverpool, UK
Age: 30
Website:  http://2diabolo.net

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
10

2. What or who got you started?  
Second year exams at uni, the proximity of a nice park, and of the Mushypea Juggling shop.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?  
There's always something to learn, whatever level you're at.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?  
That varies too much to say really.  

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?  
Yes, I perform a routine of 2 diabolo tricks and another with 1 and 2 on a loop string.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  
Yes, all of those.  I mostly juggle clubs and balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?  
Diabolo: Henry's Circus with wide plastic axles.  Sticks: 15" long straight 12mm wooden dowel with a hole drilled in it.  Perfection.  String: The stuff Henry's sell.  The orange stuff is the best, the yellow stuff will do.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?  
Two

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?  
One of the mini suicides I've been playing with with two, based on hand traps, isolating the left hand diabolo and doing silly stuff with the right hand one.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?  
Dave Proctor's finger curl probably.  Two renegades in one hand, pop one out (I still haven't worked out how to get an high throw from 2 in 1 hand), catch the hole in the end of the cup on a finger, curl the diabolo (let the spin carry it through 360 degrees of rotation when viewed from above), drop the diabolo back into 2 in 1 hand.  Dave probably stopped doing that about 8 years ago, but it's still my favourite.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
 Trying to get a clean little genocide type trick with two, again based on a hand trap.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?  
Dave Proctor, Andy P, Steve from Mushypea, Matt Hall, Donald Grant, Guy Heathcote, Norbi, the mad french posse (particularly Remi and Trash)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Arjan on November 08, 2004, 03:17:47 PM
Name: Arjan Groenendijk
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Age: 20
Website: None, my stuff is scatterd around, mostly at http://www.circusplanet.net/diabolo/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I play for 1 year and 6 months.

2. What or who got you started?
A friend carried along a diabolo. It was kind of a hype here 2 years ago. So I wanted to try it out!! And I liked and still like it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The way it can be so relaxing. When I juggle I feel good. And give me a little sunshine, and I`m the happiest person on this planet.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Well it depends. In average I try to catch 1 hour.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yeah like 4 or 5 times. Not good though  :lol:

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yeah I`m working on 5 balls, I`m doing 3 clubs a little, rings, I can do devilstick a little and uni cycle with lot falling off  :lol:

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I prefer Mister Babache with the wide axles. The henry`s short aluminium sticks and the henry`s yellow string. That will do the job for me.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Really can`t say. it`s all good... well except for that 3 jet  :wink:

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Well I don`t really have one favourite. Favourite does not have to be tricky for me. Like a simple 1 diabolo sun between the arms. That`s probably the most done trick for me.
I don`t really believe in 1 favourite trick, more like a routine for me that would be. Just freestyling all the way. Such a great feeling.
But when you talk about a favourite trick as a really hard one, I would think... no it does not exist for me... because when you can do a certain trick, you have figured it out, so there`s no thinking, only doing. Hard tricks are the ones you haven`t pulled jet.  

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Well I like somekind of a suicide Antonin often does. Where the 2 sticks will fly around his hand, and than he goes into inf suicide. Also some of the 3 diabolo siteswap from TMFP, especially JiBe, Priam and for low Baptiste. But the 3 diabolo sprinkler, seen in the carvin category movie also kicks ass... No I can`t choose  :P

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
That would be 3 daibolows in general. Also somethings I have in mind, jet not worked out.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I must say Priam was the first one to amaze me. He at the first place, and the rest? So much... Lately I talk to Sean, we inspire each other.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: seán_ on November 08, 2004, 04:01:46 PM
Name: Seán Morris
Location: Leeds, England
Age: 32
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 10 (5 year break untill two years ago) not been doing two for that long

2. What or who got you started?
seeing all these weird looking things in Mushy Pea (I miss that shop). They showed me how to use it...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
A few things:
Juggling in general is one of the few things that doesn't frustrate me when its going wrong.
Diabolo feels and looks good and I can loose myself in it.
The people I have met through juggling tend to be really nice.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I pick them up  most days depending on my mood. I juggle twice a week in Leeds. (Hullabaloo wednesday, lovely crowd and Leeds Uni mondays where we share the hall with the cheerleaders. Its monday today :-D )

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I have a few times. Its a great prop to perform with. I am about to re-learn my moves with one and get an act together for my juggling clubs christmas show.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Jack of all trades, master of none.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys circus, Henrys string, shortened swiss blue handled tapered handsticks. I have some finesse with wide axles for when I am pretending to be French. I have a few dowel handsticks with different lenghts of string in my bag and a set of henrys aluminiums that snap strings often.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 at the moment (i'm so hooked and wish I had learnt years ago)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
with one, probably genocides (real ones not these infinite suicide types ;-) ). with two its hard to say, sprinkler suicide out is satisfying and seems to go down well.
I have this sun/around the world trick that I haven't seen anyone else try so I like that because tricks you come up with myself tend to be rare with 2.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Hard to say. Ryo Yabe does something weird in a clip (yabe2 I think) pop one up, stick trap right, clockwise suicide thing hand catch the popped diabolo, back into the shuffle. I just like the way it flows.

(Not to forget Barnseys Her Flick trick)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Fans (getting nowhere fast)
Infinite sprinkler suicide (long term trick, stick comes around really fast)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Jibe, Trash, Priam etc. Ryo Yabe and various Japanese diabolists. Dave Barnes, Matt, Norbi (http://www.norbithejuggler.co.uk his videos helped me to get up to speed on a lot of tricks) in the UK. Sean and Matt Hall from over there.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JGherkin on November 08, 2004, 07:39:18 PM
Name: John Booth
Location: Winchester, England
Age: 17
Website: www.diabolofosho.co.uk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Bin diabin fer about 1.2 years now

2. What or who got you started?
About May time last year my mum brought sum cheap diabs for our holiday, got kinda hooked, bought sum proper ones, can't put em down, end of

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
No idea, sumtimes I wish I weren't hooked on it cuz I need to get work done, I don't like puttin it down tho

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
depends wot else I need to do, i.e. sleep, eat, go to college maybe.  But if theres a trick I'm desperate to learn up to about 3 hours a day, if theres not much I'm that keen on maybe 30mins-an hour and a half

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I have twice, once in a school xmas show when I was rubbish (but better then anyone everybody there had seen), and once at the Hat Fair in winchester when I just got the fan, and ever since then I've been qouted by my mate Dave with "I'm so glad I managed to pull off that fan"  :roll:

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I juggle balls a bit, workin on 4, nuthin much, wanna try and learn unicycle

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use henrys Circus, wanna get the tuning sets for em now, shortish carbon fibre sticks and normal hardware string, thinkin i mite try the henrys stuff

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2, just love the feel of it and the fact that it impresses "normal" peeps easily...wud luv to do 3

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I just love my classic "Sun between your mums legs" when done on the beach, its not my own trick just a short combo I like, I'll try and video it

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I rlly like the whip catch between the legs followed by a duicide between the legs, really need to learn that

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
tryin to see if I can stabalise an s-fan above my head or on my back

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The one diaboloist who really inspired me was JiBe, his videos really got me into it properly, learnin the harder stuff, then pretty much anyone hu can do 2 really well, barnsey and sean are the two names that come to mind, anyone with a decent montage video I luv lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: martijn on November 08, 2004, 08:02:48 PM
Name: Martijn Halekor
Location: Tiel, the Netherlands
Age: 18
Websites: www.circusplanet.net (http://www.circusplanet.net) (the diabolo section)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? I learned juggling in the end of 2003, so, that's about 5 years.

2. What or who got you started? I learnt how to juggle different props from a few friends of mine, including diabolo.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It has brought me lots and lots of fun and gave me the opportunity to meet dozens of amazing people. Besides that it's a lot of fun to be creative and play with it.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2 hours a week perhaps?

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? I performed every now and then when I just got started.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I can do the basics of most props, but I don't work on anything besides diabolo.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? At the moment Sundia Sun, Henry's alu and the old, yellow MB string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? Mostly 1 and sometimes 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? My new repertoire of tricks.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Tricks with 3 diabolos... and loads of other stuff.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 3 diabolos.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Too many to mention! But just to name a few: Sean, Arjan, Ceri-Anne, Norbi, John, sean_, JiBe, Trash, Antonin, Eric, Vux, Lutin, Busk, M4U, Nev, Nick, Langerz, Sergej, Duncan, Crackers, Ryo Yabe, Alexander Xelo, Marijn, Donald Grant and many more.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Arjan on November 08, 2004, 11:00:21 PM
Quote from: Arjan

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I must say Priam was the first one to amaze me. He at the first place, and the rest? So much... Lately I talk to Sean, we inspire each other.


Ouch big mistake... I almost forgot about Martijn!!
Well that`s because he`s still so small, but already a complete diaboloist.
I met him this year at the dutch juggeling convention in may. There I showed him to do the sprinkler I believe.
He inspires me in the way he learns fast, and lots of different things, not only diabolo.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: martijn on November 09, 2004, 02:42:57 PM
Quote from: Arjan
He inspires me in the way he learns fast, and lots of different things, not only diabolo.


great to hear that! :D

(Don't mind u 4got me, I'm not as good as you are ofcourse :wink: )
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Arjan on November 09, 2004, 04:29:06 PM
Quote from: Martijn
Don't mind u 4got me, I'm not as good as you are ofcourse :wink: )


Soon your gonna  :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Matt_H on November 10, 2004, 02:49:22 PM
Name: Matt Harper
Location: Leeds, UK
Age: 27
Website: :(

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Since 1995, so 9 years.

2. What or who got you started?
The juggling club at Leeds uni got me started and i mostly learnt the diabolo from Colin Eberhardt.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
That feeling when you nail that really hard trick that you have been working on for ages.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
not too sure on that one, it depends where i am and what mood i'm in.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
i have performed a couple of times at conventions.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yeagh, i enjoy a good club pass and i'm determined to get 7 ball working !!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Well i initially had Henry's circus diabolo's then in the late 90's i switched to Renagade, but recently with trying to 3 diabolo shuffles i've gone back to the old faithfull Henry's. As for sticks i really like home made carbon fibre sticks but i currently use the old wooden ones.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i prefer working with 2 diabolo's but thats only because i've got a bit bored of single and working on 3 is tough.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I really like grinding both diabolo's on the same stick, other than that it has to be a pirouette under a hyperloop with a suicide out to finish.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
The best trick ... hmmm well on the net somewhere, can't remember where, theres a guy holding 3 diabolo's in one hand and he's about to throw the 4th into a 4 low shuffle but the vid cuts ...... don't know if that counts but if he gets it it would be pretty amazing.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Working on 3 low shuffle right now and trying to keep up with the latest french 2 diabolo stuff.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
wow what a question ..... when i first started with 2 Donald Grant was big on the scene and some of his early stuff inspired me a fair bit, i then took a few years out recently and the Mad French Posse have inspired me to get back into diabolo and practising, it was also good to catch up with my old friend Remi.


well thats all folks.

Matt.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Matt Pang on November 10, 2004, 10:10:12 PM
Name: Matt Pang
Location: Exeter, Devon, UK
Age: 18
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Since i was about 12 so that would be......6 years.

2. What or who got you started?

I got myself started when i saw one at my cousins, picked it up, and got hooked!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

You can ALWAYS learn something new, and its cool just to relax and go with the flow of things e.g Music, or what ever, but even if you're doing easy tricks it feels good.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

I try to do an hour or more if i can, but i don't always have the chance every day...

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Occasionaly

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

I also Juggle, Balls, Clubs, Rings, and do a bit of Hat Manipulation

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Mr Babache Finesse Diabolos, Henry's (i think) Fiberglass sticks, Henry's Luminous Yellow String.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

At the moment 2, learning lots of new things  :D

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

My Current favoutrite trick is the 2 Diabolo Rubber Wrist Scoop Around The Arm. As done by Lena Kohn

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Probably a 3 Diabolo suicide.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

3 Diabolos!! I'm going for the alternative throw in start, contrary to the very popular rap start, i will do it!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Most of the French Possy, mainly JiBe. Lena Kohn. Norbi has inspired me to "let go of the stick"
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: norbi on November 10, 2004, 10:39:23 PM
Name: Norbi
Location: South west UK
Age: 17
Website: http://www.norbithejuggler.co.uk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?   4.5 i guess, although i took a year out when i learned to juggling, so only 3.5 really

2. What or who got you started?   i found a diabolo in the lost property at a festival, no-one claimed it by the end so i had it

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? endless possiblities? or more specifically pirouettes and suicides/genocides (and both at once)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? between 1 and 2, sometimes more, sometimes less, so about 1.5 on average i guess.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? yes, all of them. Mainly rings, leastly cigar boxs/devil stick. Some balls and club (7 and 5 repectively, with tricks upto those numbers)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Henrys circus, orange stuff (henrys aswell i think) hardwood dowel from my local hardware store, cheap and hardwearing

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 at the moment, getting back into 2 a bit, working on 3 at least 5 minutes a day aswell.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? some kind of funky genocide probably. or 2 diab 2up double pirouette, cos i got them pretty much everytime

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 2 diabolo mini-genocide, keeping that unseen till WJF

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? mini columns a bit, getting my 2 diab mini genocide, 3 diabs!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Trash, Baptiste, Matt Hall, you Sean

13. How cool are you (1-10, 1 being the lowest, 10 being ultra-mega-mega cool)? about 12 give or take 6
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Aron on November 10, 2004, 11:10:11 PM
Name: Aron Pasieka
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Age: 22
Website: www.aron.ca

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Hrm, hard to remember exactly, but it is slightly less than as long as Sean has recently diaboloed, so t<=1.5yrs...

2. What or who got you started?
Sean carrying his diabolos everywhere I suppose.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The first time you land a trick and the first time you consistently land a trick.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Well, if you average it among all days of my life, t_avg<<1...
Even if you average over the time I've been diaboloing, its not that much, I tend to work in spurts.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No, except in the park on occassion I suppose.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls and if no one wants proof, clubs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Well, I like the Henry's Circus, those are the ones I own.  The light, wide-axle finesse ones are nice as well.  Sticks I haven't picked a favourite yet, I've tried a few and still haven't decided.  The Henry's yellow string is nice.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Well, since I'm still really not at all good with 2, I'll say 1.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Consistently breaking the string on Sean's sticks.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I don't know the names of anything, nor could I describe what was going on, so I won't bother trying...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Anything that requires having two diabolos going for more than about 30 seconds.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Initially (and still) Sean, then pretty much every other person I've seen.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kragen on November 10, 2004, 11:28:24 PM
Name: Justin
Location: Bath (UK)
Age: 19
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

One :P I started just over a year ago when I met a guy (ed) who lived on the same floor as me at uni, he taught a load of people on the floor and we all became hooked!

2. What or who got you started?

Ed - this guy on my floor. What I found most impressive was him doing 2 diabolo, I just couldnt even begin to so how it would work, so I was really quite impressed :)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Its something cool that I can do (kind of) well :P It has no purpose or use other than to impress, and have fun learning new tricks off people / with people / teaching people new tricks.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

hard to tell, probably 1 hour on average, possibly more.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Not really, I'm not great with performances (i get all nervous :S) plus I havnt really strung together any routines yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Nope, just diabolo, I do staff every now and then whenever we get round to doing fire cus it looks cool and I dont have a fire diabolo yet.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Mr Babache Harlequin with performer aluminium sticks. I do however much prefer the carbon sticks that I get to borrow off the guy i live with every now and then.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I can only do 1 :( I am however working on 2 (which is what prompted me to look on the net for diabolo sites).

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Whipcatch, despite the fact that its just about the first trick I learnt I just love how impressive it looks :)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Hyperloop suicide. I missed the opportunity to goto the bristol juggling convention which I was most disappointed about :(

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

2 Diabolo! I'm just managing to throw in, but to learn the shuffle I really need someone else to throw in for me because my throw-ins are really unreliable. I'ts really fustrating because it means I can only practice certain times a week when I get to meet up with other jugglers.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Ed (mainly) but also Don (the second guy that ed taught to diabolo). we learn at the same time, but don put a lot more effort into diabolo than I did initially and it really shows.

At the moment im trying to catch up again!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: milka on November 11, 2004, 01:08:34 AM
Hi folks !

Name : Aurélien
Town, Country : Limoges, France (in Ireland for studies)
website : http://leskk.free.fr/jongle
Age : 23 tomorrow :mrgreen:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

10 years

2. What or who got you started?

With a friend, on the beach during holiday

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

It's nice, relaxing, impressive...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

1 or 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Sometimes in the street

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

balls, clubs, pois

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Circus, 35cm Henrys glass fiber sticks and Henrys pro string (orange)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Unfortunately I don't juggle with 3 yet =) but I spend equal amount of time with 1 and 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

The fan

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Hum... maybe Jibe performing 456015141 with piruet

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

1 diabolo arm combo, inspired by Tomoyasu Tanaka

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Jibe, Antonin, Diabolumberto and many others =) and Ludovicth !! that's the first guy I saw with 3 diabolos  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anonymous on November 11, 2004, 04:22:02 AM
Name: Rory Anderson
Location: Levan Ut
Age: 14
Website: None yet

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? about 1

2. What or who got you started? me, myself, and that person I call juggling_Arcs

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I just love the way it feels. It is very relaxing (when done right and not trying new moves).

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? maybe 1.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? not yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? All the above + poi, staff, nunchucks, bounce juggling, unicycling, and contact juggling. (I know that most of this is not what most call juggling, but I like the old term of juggling that means "To juggle is to manipulate and object to ones desired purpose").

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I have only used one which is a Higgins Bros.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I can only do 1 :(

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Ah, the firecracker.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? I don't Know.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Mega Cracker.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? None.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rusty on November 11, 2004, 08:58:55 AM
Name: Anders Rustad
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Age: 21
Website: http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~andersru

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

2-3 years

2. What or who got you started?

I got a book and diabolo long time ago, learnt to throw it, then put it away. Then I joined a juggling group at university and started diaboloing again.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

The challenge of trying new tricks, and the joy when you get them.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

From 0-2 hours, but probably 30 mins in average

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

I have performed with my juggling group with the diabolos a few times.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

A lot of balls, clubs and a bit of devil stick, cigar boxes and unicycling.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I like the Diabolo Circus, but have never tried the Finesse. And I use long Henrys Carbon Fibre sticks and the white string. I will have to try the yellow one.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Now I like 2, but hope to get 3

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Fan with two

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

I can't remember right now, but the smoothness of Ryo Yabe on the lutkus IJA2004 diabolo video is stunning.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Mini Columns

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

The Mad French Posse, Sean (diabolo.ca), Matt Hall, Ryo Yabe, Team DIA
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anonymous on November 11, 2004, 09:07:48 AM
Name: Willy
Location: france!(that's why my english is very bad!!  :D )
Age: 16


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

i have diaboloed for 5 month

2. What or who got you started?

I started with a friend for fun and finally that's become my favorite hobby!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

I LOVE DIABOLO!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

I play diabolo 4hours per day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

yes i think...

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

only diabolo and devil sticks

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

diabolo

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I prefer 1 but i began 2 and it's not bad.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

My favourite diabolo trick are arm, legs, and "body" orbits combo.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

An body orbit with 2 diabolo by lena, and antonin

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

I work my 2 diabolo(i dont understand the question! :roll: )

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

I like trash and antonin(2 french diabolist of mad french posse)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anonymous on November 11, 2004, 10:14:08 AM
Name: Dai
Location: Belgium
Age: 25
Website: /

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

    4/5 years

2. What or who got you started?

    I saw diabolists while performing yoyo for a juggling shop.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

    Diabolo always impress girls!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

    30 minutes

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

    No

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

    Balls (5), clubs (3), cigar (1)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

    Finesse, Henry's alu, Henry's pro (yellow)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

    2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

    I like combos...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

      3 high (lena's start) -> 3 low -> 3 high

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

      3 high and low

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

      Bernard & Tom (they told me my first tricks with 2 diabolos!!!)
      Jibe (his website)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Donald the Trekky on November 11, 2004, 12:14:47 PM
Name: Donald the Trekky
Location: near Paris, France
Age: almost 31
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 1 year seriously
2. What or who got you started?
do not remember
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
that's cool
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
actually 2-3 hours a day
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes one time when i was in a juggling association
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no but i like devilsticks
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Circus with teflon axes, carbon sticks and henry's pro string
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
same (3 soon i hope)
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i like all tricks
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
again too many to choose one
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 diabs and 2 diabs tricks such as fan and 1 diab tricks such as indiana and genocides
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
many such as the french mad posse

Please excuse me for my not so good english
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Luke Burrage on November 11, 2004, 01:05:48 PM
Name:
Luke Burrage

Location:
Barnard Castle

Age:
22

Website:
Under Destruction.



1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

13 or 41



2. What or who got you started?

I went to a circus wrokshop with my family. My sister and brother bought a diabolo each. I sill have them.



3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Making up new tricks with diabolo.



4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

0.00001



5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Yes.



6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Mainly balls and clubs.



7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?


I use a small, cheap plastic diabolos. This is important to me for the bounce of floor tricks. Also the metal hubs are fantastic for grinding against metal handsticks. Stick? The metal ones with black foam handles. String? Whatever I buy at the time. I go though a lot of sting.



8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

1 diabolo. Also 1 diabolo, 1 string and 1 handstick.



9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

The advanced impossible trick.




10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Once Norbi tried to show me a trick but he didn't manage it. If it ever works, that one.



11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

No diabolo right now. Otherwise a squeeze foot catch from a 5 ball (6x,4)*.



12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Dave Barnes (loopy) and, um, others...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: busk on November 11, 2004, 08:13:24 PM
Name: pietro selva bonino
Location: milano italy
Age: 15
Website: noneee

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

i use diabolo almost from all my life...but i began to use seriusly(is it correct :roll: ) from march...when i learnd 2 diabolos

2. What or who got you started?

i re-started when i saw a my friend at school play with one diabolo, he was great!!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
 
during the week i try to use it for 1 hour (whenn i must do homework) , in the wednsday evening i go to a juggling gym for 2.30 hours, and in the weekend i usually use it more than 6 hours...so its 10hours minimum for a week (last weekend i used it for 10 hours!!)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

only one time...it was tragic..nothing serius anyway

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

i use also balls, clubs, flowerstick, poi , and a little contact..

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

my favourite diabolo are circus, for the string i use the henrys yellow one, and for the sticks i use home made wood sticks! are the best!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

i  think i'm better with 2 diabolos, but i prefer 1 diabolo, more freestyle! anyway now i'm improving with one...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

my hardest trick that i can do is a combo around the body ( similar to the eric combo of the video in the open stage with antonin)if i can i will make a video....my favourite anyway is the mega-suicide of trash!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

a vertical combo with an excalibur exit! aweeesoooomeee!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

i'm working to the excalibur...but it's a bit difficult at home! it's all the summer that i'm trying with 3 diabolos high and low...my record now is 8 trows with 3 high

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

my favourite diabolists are the mad french posse!! but i like also the japanese style....i looove the bedoleo style!!

i'm sorry for my bad english

here is my best picture!
(http://www.giocoleria.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/071004p_9.jpg)
(i was in the bathroom of a canadian college)

and now another one more serius...
(http://www.giocoleria.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/070604t.jpg)
the finnish guy behind me was my 2 diabolo teacher this summer...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Paul on November 11, 2004, 08:32:32 PM
Name: Paul
Location: Manchester, England
Age: 24
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Only been doing diabolo for 6 months now!!

2. What or who got you started?

A mate at uni who could only do about 5 tricks

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

The lazy factor of the diabolo is what made it stick with me. You dont have to bend down to pick up after a drop!!!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

3-4hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Mainly street busking but thats bin about it so far

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Devilsticks and balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Ohhhh tough one this. Started with Henry's circus but got hold of some Finnesse about a month ago. I find them easier when using 2, and they seem to have stuck with me now. Ill prob go back to using the circus's again at some point though cos they're ace too. Henry's carbon fibre sticks are my choice and pink string seems to be that bit more sticky than yellow when its fresh. I use yellow too though.
 
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Now ive got the hang of using 2 it is probably my favourite though i still really like using 1 for the big long combos I've sorted out
 
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

none really. I like big long arm and body combos, but finger grinding and throwing the diabolo onto the hanging string held by one stick into infinate suicide is the one i do most at the moment.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Theres so many I cant decide!!!!!!!!!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Fans. Those annoying 2 diabolo fans look sooooo  cool but I just cant pick it up!!!!!!!!!!!! Even with the new video on this site!!!!!!!!!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

My main influence has got to be Priam, but all the mad french posse inluence me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MattF on November 11, 2004, 09:09:32 PM
Hi eveyone,

Name: Matt
 
Location: Leeds, UK
Age: 22
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

just over 1 year

2. What or who got you started?

My brother's mate at uni had one, and he taught me my first trick. Ever since then i have been hooked

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

The feeling when you pull off a new trick for the first time

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

weekdays: 1/2 hour (due to work commitments)
weekends: about 4 hours a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Nope, but its my aim to do it summer of 2005

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Learning the devilstick

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I have 2 Mr Babache Harlequins, and 2 Henry's Circus. I much prefer the Babache ones though.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

1 at the moment as i only know about 3 tricks with 2 diabolos

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

One by Trash recently at the carnival. (he whips the string around both of his sticks to form this web thingy....looks sweet)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Fans and hyperloops with 2 diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

JiBe

----------------->
[Edit by Sean - Hey Matt, moved your intro message over here to go with the topic. Nice to see that you like it! :D ]

I am really pleased to see an english diabolo forum, so firstly a big thanks to Sean.

I kept visiting the french forum using that translator, but never posted so its going to be a godsend that we can talk in english :)

Hope to speak to you all soon.
----------------->

Thanks,
Matt
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: -Fred- on November 11, 2004, 10:45:52 PM
Name: Fred
Location: Rennes (France)
Age: 25
Website: http://diabolos.zonealta.net

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Since 10 years but really since 2 years.

2. What or who got you started?
On hollidays when I was young.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
With a diabolo, we don't know if a trick is impossible. It's a challenge.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Sometimes with balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
diabolos: henry's circus
sticks: short henry's carbon
string: henry's white

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1, 2 and 3 diabs. I have no preference.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
it's hard to choose...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
456015141 by Jibé.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
siteswap 3 diabolos (low).

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
A lot: as soon as i watch a video or i meet other diabolist...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: |}{| Julian |}{| on November 12, 2004, 02:44:32 AM
Name: Julian Laffin
Location: Victoria, B.C. Canada
Age: 22
Website: My juggling club's website http://www.uvss.uvic.ca/clubs/juggling/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  Since I was a kid.  Only seriously for the last three years.

2. What or who got you started?  I've always been into different juggling props.  I learned to do two diabolos after seeing Matt Hall do it in Portland two years ago.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?   It's very satisfying when you nail a new trick.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Used to spend maybe an hour a day last year.  Lately I've been busy and unfortuneatly it's only been twice a week at the club.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?  Only once for a group of preschoolers.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  I do 3, 4 and almost 5 balls (just learning), clubs, cigar boxes,  unicycling, poi a bit, and my newest skill dice stacking.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? My only two diabolos are Mister Babache Harlequins and I use carbon fibre sticks with spectra string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?  Love working with two.  Three, ha, good luck!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?  So many tricks, how could you pick a favourite.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?  Just watching Matt Hall go off at the Portland Juggling Festival this year.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?  The fan is really bugging me.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?  Matt Hall, Sean Anderson, and The Mad French Posse.


I think this is very cool that a forum like this now exists.  It is 100% better than the Yahoo group.  Thanks Sean for starting this up.  I look forward to learning the numerous tricks I can't do.  Talk to you all soon I'm sure.

Julian :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: staticjuggler on November 13, 2004, 09:53:22 PM
Name: Derek
Location: New York, USA
Age: 15
Website: www.freewebs.com/staticjuggler

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? almost 1

2. What or who got you started? boredom of being a magician

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? what don't i like best about diabolo!?

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? at least 1, usually more

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? I am going to in May '05, I'm setting up a routine right now

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  balls clubs rings

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? i like henry's circus diabolos, fiberglass sticks, and........string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? double duicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? the ones i can't do

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? three diabolo shuffle, certain tricks with two

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? norbi, he's taught me a lot of what i know, as well as teaching me some toss juggling tricks aswell
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tom Derrick on November 13, 2004, 10:06:19 PM
Name: Tom Derrick
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Age: 17
Website: http://groups.msn.com/tomderrick

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I learnt the basics about 3 and a half years ago, but I got into it properly at the end of October.

2. What or who got you started?
Me : )

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The satisfaction of being able to do something that you couldn't do before. And showing off.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About an hour.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I haven't yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls (flashed 9), clubs (qualified 5), rings (flashed 7), and a bit of unicycling.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's circus, some carbonfibre ones that I got recently, and the string that came with it. (I only have owned 2 of each, so not a large range)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1, because I can do tricks with it, although I'm spending a fair amount of time on two. I'm up to 18 catches of the shuffle.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Throwing the diabolo to the right, turning 90 degrees to the left, letting the diabolo bounce, and doing a blind left-handed backwards whip.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Most of the freestyle section on the diabology trailer.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolo shuffle.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Norbi and Derek (Staticjuggler), as they're the only diabolists that I chat to.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Martin on November 16, 2004, 08:51:01 PM
Name: Martin Bailey
Location: Leeds, England
Age: 19
Website: not yet!

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

I thinks its about 5 now

2. What or who got you started?

My mate Edd, we used to hang out in the park and he would bring props down i just ended up playing with the diabolo more than anything else.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Actually being able to do a trick when its being causing you to pull out your teeth with annoyance - although my dentist does like this part.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Um, i depends on whats happening, anything from 1/2 hour to 3 or more

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? I have a little, a some parties i go to - although im not noramlly sober enough (!) ive doen a little bit of busking with some mates.  My first big one is on saterday in front of the people in my halls  :? !!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

as about as well as an eliphant can jump

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

its all about the henries with metal sticks and some UV string!

8. Do you like working with 1 or 2 diabolos the best?

1 is good fun but im really enjoying 2 at the moment, and i cant count past that!! which is convinent!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

i just learnt the sprinkler which i first tried maybe 7 or more months ago, im well happy about that

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

2 diaoblo susiside, closely followed by 2 wip catch - thats actually sick

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

The fan and trying to get long 1 combos with no drops!!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

There are two many, matt and sean_ at the leeds club are both sick and have got me into it again - cheers!  Then all the people with videos on the web ... !
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GbH on November 16, 2004, 11:54:52 PM
Name:      Guy Heathcote
Location:   Southampton, England
Age:          37
Website:    www.guyheathcote.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  

16 and a bit

2. What or who got you started?

I was present at the first British Juggling Convention in 1988.  It was the first time I'd seen proper juggling vendors, so I ended up buying loads different props to try.  One of these purchases was a yellow 'Swiss Jumbo' diabolo...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Performing to a receptive audience is always cool.  Winning over a cynical or stiff one is even better.  

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Don't understand question!

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Yes.  Over the years I've done cabaret, banquets, corporate events, juggling conventions, TV, summer balls, festivals, weddings, carnivals, shopping malls, fairs and doubtless a bunch of other stuff I've long since forgotten.  

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Balls, clubs, devil sticks, shaker cups, yo-yo (mostly 'A' plus a little CW/OS), kendama, unicyles, stilts, chatter rings, Guy Heathcote Ball Sticks ;0), balance tricks, lasso, staff/poi (if forced....), contact stuff, soil pipe as well as a bunch of other random stuff I've picked up over the years, but never gotten around to performing.  

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I got a set of Renegades when they were first released onto the market and have pretty much stayed with them ever since.  Unfortunately though, it's been very hard to practice with them in my house (they're too noisy and break everything in there path...), so recently I've been trying to learn how to operate with Finesse long-axles.  On Saturday night, I used them in my routine for the first time - and got through the whole thing without a drop.  Which was nice.

I have a small Spintastics bearing diabolo which is very cool for doing tricks in a string loop, so I guess that's another favourite.  Finally, I've got a 1920s type job in it's original box.  It plays bad, but I still rather like it.

For sticks, I prefer those simple wooden jobs with the plastic bits around the handle.  I'm currently using Henrys string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Depends on how I feel.  On balance, probably 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Probably just the simple 'Around the arm' with 1 diabolo.  I still think it's one of my best tricks when I've got it dialled in properly.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Sam I Am's blind behind-the-back bounce catch.  It's on one of the old BJC videos.  Truely, a one-off.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

John showed me the S-Fan thing the other day.  Haven't got it down yet, so I guess that.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

For the initial help and inspiration, it would have been Thierry Nadalini, Jean-Manuel Thomas, Todd Strong and Jochen Schell.   After that initial surge of enthusiasm, Donald Grant and Dave Proctor were probably the most influential in what I learned subsequently.  Of course, many others have showed me cool stuff - most of which went in one ear and out the other.  Basically, too many to mention.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Matt on November 17, 2004, 12:22:48 AM
Name: Matt Hall
 Location: San Jose, CA
 Age: 34
 Website: http://scweb.esuhsd.org/programs/jugglesensei
 
 1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 7+
 
 2. What or who got you started? A friend at YMCA camp showed me how to do it.  
 
 3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It's just a terribly fun and creative hobby, more so than many hobbies I've had in the past.  
 
 4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? maybe 20 minutes a day if I'm lucky...
 
 5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Not really... :roll:
 
 6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Balls, Clubs, and Cigar boxes keep me pretty busy.
 
 7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Henrys Alum Sticks, Henrys Circus with 4erlei axles and Henrys string.  I'm thinking about trying the Finesse diabolos with some new sticks.  I enjoyed using Sean's stuff at IJA this summer.  
 
 8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I like playing with 1 and with 2 diabolos, and 3 is becoming slightly fun now because I can do it a bit more.
 
 9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Mini-genocide variations
 
 10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? The first time I ever saw 3 low (Trash and Tony at EJC 2003).  
 
 11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?  3 high and 3 low.  
 
 12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Donald Grant taught the master diabolo class at IJA 2000.  Patrick Leonard-I haven't seen him do much, but everything he does is magical.  Ryo Yabe and the rest of the Kaitai Shinsho crew blew me away with their new style.  Seeing JiBe's site and Priam's site introduced me to the MFP, and meeting them at EJC 2003 just floored me even more.  Yufi from Czech impressed me greatly and I wish I could talk with him more.  Dave Barnes, Andy P., and Norbi are Brits I hold in very high regard.  Lastly, Tres Passe (sp?) and the horizontal movement--whoa....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tahia on November 17, 2004, 09:29:24 AM
well i'm new here and i'm french so i hope to speak a not too bad englsh :)!!!
well if you want to know what i can do see my vidéo :)!!!!
 c ya!! :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: norbi on November 17, 2004, 10:40:31 AM
hey Matt, thanx for the bigup.

its Tr'Espace by the way.

see ya in Vegas
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Luke Burrage on November 17, 2004, 11:21:49 AM
Quote from: GbH
Name:      Guy Heathcote

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Sam I Am's blind behind-the-back bounce catch.  It's on one of the old BJC videos.  Truely, a one-off.



It isn't quite one-off. I can do it pretty consistently. I once had a video of it on my website, but I seem to have deleted it at some point and don't have a copy on my computer at all. Maybe someone out there will have a copy. It''s called "Advanced Impossible Diabolo Trick".

Luke
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tahia on November 17, 2004, 11:42:11 AM
Name: Tahiana
Location: Le Mans
Age: 22
Website: www.univ-lemans.fr/~s990652

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
11 months !! and 1 year in december

2. What or who got you started?
my friend God_is_a_dj!! when i've seen him juggling with two diabolo (not r really good juggling :D)i've thought that i could do the same thing just for fun... and now i'm addicted!! :D

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

the juggler !! i like the juggler cause it's a great comunnauty! ;)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
well i've begun by 30min per week but when i've seen two diabs in the string! i'v done 6h/per day!! and now 3/4 haour per day!! :)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
i don't realy understand the question :roll: but i can say that i'm now a litlle triple diaboliste and i do the 1080 Fan :)


6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
with my pen :D!!bals somtimes but i don't like it specialy :)!onlyu DIABOLO  :twisted:

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's circus with téflon Axe!! carbon sticks and henry's standard string!!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 and 3 diabolos now... i don't do 1 diabolo at all...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

i hesitate between a combo of five (6 is my record) sun in splinklers and my 1080° Fan...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
i've seen a lot so i d'ont realy know ... well maybe 5 diabolo :D

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
well when i'll get a good 3 diabolo carouselle (i don't know in english sorry :()

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
the first and the only for the begining: Fred!! now i've my own style :) the funky style :D!!(joke...)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sean on November 17, 2004, 04:12:10 PM
Quote from: Luke Burrage
I once had a video of it on my website, but I seem to have deleted it at some point and don't have a copy on my computer at all. Maybe someone out there will have a copy. It''s called "Advanced Impossible Diabolo Trick".

Here it is: http://diabolo.ca/video/temp/impossiblediabolo.mpg
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: murifri on November 18, 2004, 04:24:13 PM
Name: Sam Smith
 Location: Nottingham, UK
 Age: 20
 Website: Not quite
 
 1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 
I picked it up when I was pretty small but returned again about 3 years ago.

 2. What or who got you started?

I was learning the trapeze and kind of did diabolo as a side thing, now I'm older and alot less fit I think I prefer the diabolo.
 
 3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

the great feeling when you get an amazing new trick and have to show everyone around.  I hate the feeling when, about 2 weeks later, I seem to lose all ability to do it again.
 
 4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Ummm, proabably about 1 more if I feel like it.
 
 5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Only to friends, I suppose as the local diabolo boy, I'm going to have to do a set at the Nottingham Juggling Convention in March.
 
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

yeah, I've tried most things.  Unicycling and club passing have to be my favorites rightnow though.
 
 7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I'm all henryed up.  four henry's circuses two with Vega LED kits in for night time.  Carbon fibre sticks and henry's string.
 
 8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I love them all for different reasons.  The freedom you have with one, The rythum of two and the sheer impressiveness of three.
 
 9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

I got pretty excited when I did 3 for the first time.
 
 10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

There are too many to pick just one.
 
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Lots of two diabolo stuff, good sprinklers, good fans, mini-columns and more.
 
 12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

All the guys (and girls) that have posted videos on the net that are now filling up my hard drive.  That have provided me with tricks and inspiration.  The Mad French Posse, Sean, Norbi and many more.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: el_grimley on November 18, 2004, 07:52:25 PM
Name: Graham
Location: Manchester, England
Age: 22
Website: www.planetdiabolo.com www.susu-outdoors.org.uk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
12 years

2. What or who got you started?
Brothers Birthday pressy

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
getting something right

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2hours a week

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Have done, made a prat of myself, never again. Prefer teaching

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Clubs, balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys short fibre, Henry's yellow, Henry's Jazz

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 or 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Behind the back whip catch or hanging stick gringd to ufo grind

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
5 between 2

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 high, starting 3

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
JiBe, Trash and Dave Barnes

/EDIT what was I thinking. Guy heathcote and the mighty mighty Donald Grant too. I don't know where I would be without those books
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Karsten on November 18, 2004, 08:29:39 PM
Name: Karsten Schölzel
Location: Rostock, Germany
Age: 22

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Nearly 5 months.

2. What or who got you started?
A friend had a diabolo and somehow i got addicted.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's the fun learning and showing tricks. Nice people.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Propably 1 hour.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls, and trying devil sticks and clubs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I haven't tried much, but currently i have three Harlequins, Henry's short carbon sticks and the yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like two a bit more, and try to get 3 running.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Sprinkler sun.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
There are so many, i dont know

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
The fan and minicolumns are aims i would like to get this year. And hopefully running 3 low or high.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Mad French Posse and many others, whose names i cant remember right now
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: shaddow on November 19, 2004, 03:26:53 PM
Name:  Sean Haddow
Location:  London, Ontario, Canada
Age:  36

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 8 years, casually.

2. What or who got you started?
Local juggling club.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Always something new to strive for.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
A couple of hours a week.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Mainly devil sticks, trying to work on Kendama tricks, cigar boxes, and club passing.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use Henry's short carbon sticks, some hot pink string that I picked up from the guys at Goudrix (sp?) in Montreal, and mainly use Yoho Superspin diabolos.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Still stuggle to get 2 going consistently.  Mainly working on some new 1 diabolo tricks.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Various duocide variations.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I enjoy watching all of the new genocide variations being done.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Trying different genocide variations.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Donald Grant at the IJA in Montreal.  Have enjoyed a few of Matt's workshops at IJA in Reno and Buffalo.  Videos of Ryo Yabi, the MFP, and Norbi's videos on the net have been inspiring, as well.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Eduardo on November 22, 2004, 05:22:55 PM
Name: Eduardo Sampaio
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Age: 20
Website: www.malabares.org

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1 year with a 6 month interval.

2. What or who got you started?
Watching a brazillian guy with a fire diabolo, it was amazing.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
That achievement feeling when you pull a new trick for the first time.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
20-30 minutes.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I've never performed.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, clubs and cigar boxes.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Circus, wooden sticks and henrys' yellow strings.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I only do one so...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Smoking joe and the reversed over both arms.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Pretty much anything related to two diabolos and suicides.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Genocides and infinite suicides, I don't have anyone able to show me them so its kinda hard to learn from videos...

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The Mad French Posse, Matt Hall, Norbi and a few others...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sean on November 22, 2004, 05:35:52 PM
Welcome Eduardo, it's great to have someone from yet another continent on board! As Seàn_ has mentioned: we're pulling for Africa next. ;)

I had to mention that I think you have one of my favourite avatars/profile images I have ever seen on a diabolo forum. A pig doing a 3 diabolo head orbit - that's great! :D Hope to hear from you lots on the board.

Sean
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mattias on November 24, 2004, 04:45:55 PM
Name: Mattias Jakobsson
Location: Luleå, Sweden
Age: 17

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Just had a rejuvenation a month or so, I started like 5 years ago and ended it 1 year later or so.

2. What or who got you started?
My friend, he got into it by knowing an owner of a juggling shop in Gothenburg(i think

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It is a great eyeopener, it feels great when you pull of a advancelooking trick infront of other people.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
As it is snow and -20 degrees C i dont have much space, me and a friend have started practice inside on my brothers and his friends volleyball times though.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No, not yet atleast.


6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Heh, I can juggle with 3 balls fairly good :)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Just ordered a Henry Circus, Glassfiber sticks and a special lune from Henry. I've tried both the diabolo and the Glassfibers before as my friend have or had them.


8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
So far one, havent gotten that advanced yet

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Just learned some sort of combo, with the line over the arm and then a double sun, double trapeze and then release, havent learned the correct terms yet, so i bet that didnt make much sence.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Hmm, I have no idea on this one. 5 years ago a simple grind was sooo amazing :)
Now when it has gotten more advanced and I have seen alot of videos I have no idea, there are so many...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Well I am working on suicides, genocides. And I will soon start working on two diabolos.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Started before I knew there were any famous ones, but I guess the whole Mad French Posse are pretty cool.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dave P on November 24, 2004, 07:17:27 PM
Name: Dave Proctor
Location: Sheffield UK
Age: 31
Website: www.fivefortykitesports.co.uk (nothing to do with diabolo)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3-4 first time round then big gap (8? years) and about 4 weeks so far this time round.

2. What or who got you started?
Myself and a friend joined a travelling circus doing bike tricks in a desperate attempt to not have to really work for money. Shortly afterwards my eyes were opened.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The very first time you pull a new trick particularly if you're not sure it's even possible when you start.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Right now about 20 minutes

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Have done, nothing serious tho' , nightclubs/renegade shows.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes.....everything but mainly balls/clubs, did a lot of yoyo last craze.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Renegades for low stuff, henrys for high stuff (renegades are no fun from 20 feet), just got some alu sticks (mr.b), mostly used nylon blind cord but could be convinced to try henrys.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Two almost all the time, three is definately a target as it would seem that it is now considered possible :shock:

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Usually the latest one (fans right now) but I do have a soft spot for Renegade curls.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
At the time Guy Heathcote shuffling three, it seemed impossible and with what we now know about technique, doing it like that probably IS impossible :?  

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Working on fans and things and just generally trying to get some coordination back.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I would have got nowhere without: Jochen Schell(let me in on the secret for correcting two), Guy Heathcote and Donald Grant whose books led me through the basics and into the hardcore stuff. Many an inspiring moment has been spent with: AndyP, Dave Barnes, Sam I Am, Colin, Meika, Karsten and the other German diabolists I met in Hagen and most recently Nik for being In my club spinning two diabolos and all you guys doing insane stuff all over the internet, Cheers :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Luke Burrage on November 24, 2004, 10:28:47 PM
Quote from: Dave P
Name: Dave Proctor



Welcome, Dave!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: diabololi on November 25, 2004, 12:52:04 PM
Name: Oli!
Location: Kent UK
Age: 15
Website: I wish

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
.25

2. What or who got you started?
Dunno really, just saw one in a shop and bouight it, the guy wasnt even performing!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Teaching other people, definitely. Would be my dream job.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2, maybe 3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I always practice out in the road (it has a barrier so no cars go down it), because there's more room, so I guess I'm always performing.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Flowersticks, Balls, Clubs, Rings and boxes. OOh bounce juggling balls aswell!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
jazz and circus
Deluxe wooden
clean

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
sprinkler or 1 diab genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Probly vertical diabolo (excalibur) Or triple sprinkler

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Speedwraps, arm stalls and infinicides

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The mad french posse (especially after I met Vux)
Norbi
Tijn (I love the inverse trapeze held behind the back to blind backwards whip I WANA LEARN IT!) :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barnesy on November 25, 2004, 01:29:20 PM
Quote from: Dave P

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3-4 first time round then big gap (8? years) and about 4 weeks so far this time round.


You're back?  Yay, fantastic news!  And welcome to the board.

Dave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dave P on November 26, 2004, 02:42:30 PM
Cheers :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ipblake on November 26, 2004, 10:29:05 PM
Name: Ian Blake
Location: Midlands, UK
Age: 43 and a half


1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 4

2. What or who got you started? Helping at a circus skills workshop at my daughters school. We now go along to a monthly session together... which is very sweet. Aaaaah!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I never thought I'd be able to juggle! With diabolo I guess it's just fun - we go camping and it's fun entertaining the kids that pass.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Mostly juggling at present

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Only informally

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Not too bad with one or two basketballs: I've just started with clubs - can almost do it!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Just got some fibreglass sticks, good for grinds... but need some new string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? Count the diabolos... one

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? I like throws in the air - easy to do, and everyone loves them! Wrap around the throat is good extension of this (but avoid showing this to kids!)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Two is pretty neat

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Just about do basic suicide now, I found the stopover suicide (OK to treble) much easier

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Steve Grainger (see workshops as above, at www.shootingstarscircus.co.uk ), Martin Scruby
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JiBe on November 29, 2004, 01:58:19 PM
Name: JiBe
Location: France - Riviera
Age: 26
Website: http://perso.club-internet.fr/gibee

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Between 7 and 8 years

2. What or who got you started?
Seeing a guy who could do more than thr whip, a grind, and throw it high.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The feeling of achieving something.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Right now? zero :-) Varies a lot however.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Club passing mainly.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Circus and Babache Finesse. For sticks and string I make do with what I'm used to.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Recently it's 3, 4 or passing stuff.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Dunno, anything with a big siteswap, including a pirouette or something behind the back or both.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Recently I have loved Sean's fan video. Maybe not most amazing though. Most amazing would be Tr'Espace performance at the EJC.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
a stable 3-low and going 3-high to 3-low with a pirouette in between.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Thomas then Eric, Remy, Norber, Grand Ben, Donald Grant books, Lena, Alex, Jochen Schell then more recently Baptiste, Antonin and Tr'Espace.
I'm sure they would be many more had I been doing more diabolo lately.

Also wanted to say that this forum is a fantastic idea and it's coming along nicely. Well done Sean, I also like your website's design and content a lot. Keep going.

JiBe
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sean on November 29, 2004, 05:33:50 PM
Quote from: JiBe
going 3-high to 3-low with a pirouette in between.

Are you serious? :shock: I'm not sure I can even picture how this would work!

Fantastic to see you on the forum, JiBe! Thanks for the encouragement. You have inspired so many diaboloists worldwide for many years now. Welcome! So, you haven't been diaboloing much recently - you just come out of "retirement" to amaze us with tricks like "456015141" every once in a while? Wow.

Sean
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cdw06 on November 30, 2004, 03:22:12 AM
Name: Cory
Location: Placerville Area, CA
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Just started 2 days ago when I finally got mine in the mail
2. What or who got you started?
Saw circus de solei and reasearched what they were using
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
How special it is that few can do it
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-2 a day as of now, (havnt built up my calisis on hands yet lol and need better sticks cause mine are uncomfy)
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
in front of my mom and stepdad
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Im INTRESTED in the smaller metal ones and need to check out other gear before i can say what i like (no stores around here sell them so unfortinutly its all on the net stuff.)
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
still trying to work with 1 lol
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
around the leg lol
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
just watch circus de solie
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? some around the leg variations and cradels

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Have never met/seen another one
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Effingc on November 30, 2004, 03:07:28 PM
Name:
Location: South Africa (but I have travelled a lot)
Age:24
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Five

2. What or who got you started?
One of those things you pick up whilst travelling. (an Aussie taught me in Goa. Hi Mark).

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It is usefull to be able to juggle, you can make friends, impress people, busk for money, enjoy yourself...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Sometimes all the time then other times I hardly touch it :cry: .

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
bit of busking, and parties (woo fire)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes I do real juggling as well ;) and Poi (everyone does poi... don't they?)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use large Henrys, wooden sticks and I dont know what the string is (but I have a large roll of it :D ).

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
One mostly but I can do plenty with two (three is for europeans :) )

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Some of my own (secret :P ). I like stringloop and would love to learn some more.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Mark used to do this great trick that involved a diabolo, fire, and an apple. blew my socks off  :shock:

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
see previous question

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Mark for getting me started, loads of people I have met and those I have seen on the internets.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tom_G on December 01, 2004, 05:50:20 PM
Name: Tom Green
Location: Cambridge, England
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 3

2. What or who got you started?
A random buy - I'd never seen one before so I thought I'd give it a go!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
There's always more to learn and more stuff to do (can you do 7 diabolos yet? Thought not  :P )

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About 1/2 - 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I can juggle 4 balls (almost 5) 3 clubs, 3 rings and do a couple of cigar box tricks but I enjoy diabolo more.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Circus (bought on advice from you guys - love them, so thanks a lot for this forum!), Henry's alu sticks and normal or yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can now do 2 diabolos, and I love it (even though I'm not very good).... probably because its new and cool :D , so 2 is the favorite.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Sprinklers and two high (which I can't actually do further than about 4 or 5 catches but its getting better), also loads of arm moves with 1 diabolo, I've got to the stage where I can start to string some pretty good combos together.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Some of the 3 high siteswaps, Excalibur genocide.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 high, inf suicides, genocides and the fan.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I used diabolotricks.com for all the one diabolo tricks, and then Dave Barnes' website for 2 diabolos. I havn't met any diaboloists from around here, which is a bit annoying, as I'd love to learn something from a real person instead of a video. Other people who've inspired me more recently - all of the Mad French Posse (Diabology is amazing), also most people on the forum, especially Sean and Martijn - thanks guys! :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Punkerpanda on December 02, 2004, 01:36:26 AM
Name: Viktor Bollen
Location: East Lansing, USA
Age: 17
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about one year
2. What or who got you started?
my sister had one way back in switzerland, but a friend got me really started last year when he showed me the whip. I brought my diabolo to school for a class.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it's just so beautiful, both to perform and watch. you can make things flow so nicely together, and do very impressive stuff. plus sometimes you get to waste class time by doing mini-shows for the whole class

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about half an hour, i wish i had more time
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
i have twice so far, first one was sad(the diabolo ended up behing the courtain), and the 2nd one was on a one day notice, but i pulled through with my friend

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i'm learning how to juggle 3 balls, and i just recently build my own cigar boxes.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
i like the yoho superspin, it just has so much spin, i can do alot of combined tricks.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
one, since i'm just learning 2. but even when i watch other people, i really enjoy one diabolo stuff.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
depends, it varies alot. it's usually what i just learned. i do like the whip alot though, but suns are alot of fun too.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
i forgott by who, but somebody threw the diabolo up, turned to the left, whipped the diabolo between the legs. after swinging the whole thing aorund his body he did a duicide between the legs. it was just so impressive.
there are so many other tricks though, it's just such a wonderfoul thing.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolo correction, crotch throw, and the string bounce(where you're in around the leg, and bounce it back and forth)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
my friend Dan, then Jibe(i found his website and just started learning), and just about everybody else out there. i watch diabolo videos with a passion, studying everything and having a desire to learn how to do it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jussi on December 02, 2004, 09:35:24 AM
Name: Jussi Jaakkosela
Location: Kouvola, Finland
Age: 25

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 10 months.

2. What or who got you started?
i give one to my girlfriend as a christmas present last year..

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it is kind of therapy - it makes me feel good.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 2h.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no. at summer i was diaboling on the street, so maybe it was kind of performance.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no! (am i different?)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
i have only two medium babaches and one basic finesse - and those are good enough for me. sticks are self-maded and string is loom string (carpet string?)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i dont know names of tricks. but double-orbit with 2 diabolos is nice.
(two diabolos over left leg and then two over right leg and so on.)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
that stuff what baptiste does with 3 diabolos (suns? or something) is ultimately cool.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
anything with 3. (i can throw about 3-4 rounds with 3, but its impossible to have any control in it.. :( )

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
MFP, jibe mostly.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Pedro on December 03, 2004, 03:57:06 PM
Name: Pedro Gonçalves
Location: Belo Horizonte, Brasil
Age: 18
Website: www.malabares.com.br

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
-5

2. What or who got you started?
- about 5 years ago I've stard circus classes in SPASSO, a circus schol in my city, and learned how to spin the diabolo....

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
-the happiness of doing a new trick that liked impossible at first, and the felling after a well done permormance.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
-1.5, 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
-several times

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
-A really like club passing!!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys circus are the best for me, string and handstick alsso from henrys
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
-2!!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
-2D magick knots and a 1080' triple splinker way out(it dosent work every time but its realy cool)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
-the videos from the french mad posse guys

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3diabolos!! I just cant hold then for more than 2 complete circles..

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
-A lot of internet videos, the french mad ones, the diaritm, and fabricio a canadian frend how teach me one diabolo
 
*in www.malabares.com.br in the section caled videos, there is the last brazilian juggling conventio video in Betim, 6cbm 1 , I'am in the bigning of this video doing some 2d. and right after it there is me 1 year ago in a renegade...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: wes on December 05, 2004, 06:31:58 AM
Name: wes
Location: Japan
Age: 16(2 weeks later I'll be 17)
Website: http://www3.to/wesite/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 3 years.

2. What or who got you started?
Ryo Yabe. He is also a nice diabolist in Japan.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I can learn from other people and create original tricks.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Maybe 1 to 2 hours.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes, but a little. I usually perform at kindergartens etc.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I can juggle almost all props (balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks), especially I like balls. I can juggle 5 balls and I'm trying to 6 or 7 balls.
But I can juggle other props a little.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
[Diabolos]I often use YOHO Diabolo Jumbo, sometimes use Diabolo Finesse.
[Sticks]I used sticks made of wood until now, but recently I use carbon short.
[String]I use both Henrys's and Yoho's string. When I practice I usually use Henry's, and when I perform I usually use Yoho's.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 diabolos.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Suicide(both 1,2 diabolo), Sprinkler(2 diabolo) etc.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
2 diabolos high-toss. Toss 1 diab very high, and toss another diab low, then whip the 2nd diab and release both sticks with the 2nd diab.
While the 2nd diab and the sticks are in the air, catch the 1st diab and soon throw in the air by hand.
Then catch the sticks with the 2nd diab and finally catch the 1st diab.
(Maybe my explanation is not good...)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I'm trying 3diabs -both high patterns and low patterns.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
When I started diabolo, those who I respect are Ryo Yabe, JiBe, Baptiste etc., and now many more diabolists are inspiring me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nik on December 05, 2004, 02:44:11 PM
Name: nik gent
Location: sheffield/london
Age: 22
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 1.5yrs (since summer 2003)

2. What or who got you started?
i saw a bloke on holiday with 2 diabolos. i had never really seen much with one so was very inspired!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
i prefer juggling with others its nice to meet other jugglers.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
sometimes nothing but sometimes alot.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
some ball stuff, i wanna learn more

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
not sure, i like henrys for low but the finesse feel nice for high stuff

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
recently i really enjoy stuff with oneagain i need to practice 2 more often...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i like combining tricks smoothly etc.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
i really like some of the suicide/genocide combos i have seen.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
mini genocides seem very tricky

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

dave p has inspired me to try 3 and all the videos on internet too (priam etc) also carvin 2004 convention. i saw stuff there i never even began to think about like vertical diabolo etc.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dave P on December 05, 2004, 02:51:52 PM
Hi Nik :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Elmeri on December 05, 2004, 08:56:23 PM
Name: Elmeri
Location: Finland
Age: 16
Website: www.kolumbus.fi/diabolo

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
allmost 1.5

2. What or who got you started?
Saw I crappy diabolo player and I wanned to learn that, novadays I´m much much much better than that guy...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Teaching other, learning, relaxing. Just henging out.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Depends on, from 0.5 to 3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, Clubs...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I like pretty much my arlequinos (they are bit heavy though), I´ve also tried circuses but they are not that perfect what I tought them to be. I have 3 arles and 2 finesses I´m gonna get one more.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2, because I can´t do 3 yet

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Some crazy 2d knotstealing + sprinklers in them or something cool with one. Okey I can´t do anything cool, yet.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I just saw quentins 3 diabolo video, there were some pretty amazing stuff...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
That damned 3d suffle.... It´s not that hard.... I just don´t get it....
And some nodes, plus some cool stuff from mans chew.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The mad french posse, mostly. Some guys in 531, and all better than me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zzzzzzzzzzzz on December 06, 2004, 10:34:26 AM
Well after a few posts. I'll introduce myself:

Name: Edwin Koster
Location: Voorhout (the Netherlands)
Age: 21
Website: www.ekoster.nl/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 7 months for now

2. What or who got you started?
My girlfriend bought one when she saw a friend of mine playing with an diabolo.  And She gave me one with my birthday.  It was one of the best presents I ever had :)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The special feeling when succesfully complete a trick or combo.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
In the summer about 1or 2 hours a day.
In the winter approx. 4 hours a week.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
not yet, and I think I dont like performing very much. (I'm a  little shy ;))

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Uuh balls a little bit (only 3 balls)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Diabolo: Henry's Circus
Sticks:   Henry's short aluminium sticks
string:   Henry's (yellow) string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
only one. (never tried more than one)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
depends on my mood...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
well, there are a lot of tricks wich amaze me... I think it's more than just some tricks wich make diaboloing(?) really amazing to see. It's a matter of the right combo's of tricks an style

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
infinite suicide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
well there are many diaboloists who inspired me.  (esspecially Arjan en Martijn).

And of cource the "famous ones" such as TMFP etc.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Elmeri on December 08, 2004, 09:48:52 AM
:D  :D  Busks introduction, that finnish guy is ME!!

  :D He aswell was my teacher. He get my minigenocide much better.  

I´m working for a new suicide thingy, I´m gonna post it here someday. It´s not cool or anything but I wanna get opinion.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ceri-Anne on December 10, 2004, 03:05:54 PM
Name: Ceri-Anne
Location: The Netherlands
Age: 16
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I started about 5 or 6 years ago, but I only did a bit of trowing and catching stuff with 1 diabolo. I really got into it last year.

2. What or who got you started?
Don’t remember. Probably ‘cause I wanted to do something different from my friends (they juggle balls and clubs).

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The enormous variety of tricks, the festivals, the (very nice) people, everything!!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Don’t know. 1? 1,5? Sometimes more, sometimes less.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really.. or you’d have to call it a performance when my fellowstudents are gazing at me.. I do visit flea markets to earn some money though.. and I’ve once done a “performance” in front of the Notre Dame in Paris (that was fun!!)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
A bit.. I do 3 and 4 balls, 3 clubs/rings, I know a few devil sticks tricks.. oh, and I can ride a unicycle.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry’s Circus (I don’t have experience with Finesses etc.), aluminium sticks and yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
At the moment: 1, that’s ‘cause I’m just getting started with 2 and I logically can do a lot more tricks with 1.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Erm.. suicide-like things.. and over the arm tricks.. not at a very high level, but it feels great.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Oh, aargh.. I really don’t remember.. I’ve seen loads.. but everything with 3 is amazing.. en I love to watch S-fans

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I’m not really working on tricks at the moment.. correcting 2 diabolo’s is hard enough..

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Arjan (I watched a lot of his movies on the internet, and he helps me when I’m stuck with something), Jan (a guy I met by accident on a flea market, taught me a new move, so I suddenly had a lot more options for new tricks), a John Doe I met in England (never told me his name, but I learned a lot from him), and erm.. because of their movies: Martijn, TMFP.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Vanillatown on December 12, 2004, 11:50:27 PM
Name:  Michael Mesa, Curtis Carlyle
Location:  Vancouver, WA United States
Age:  22(Mike), 24(Curt)
Website:  www.vanillatown.com

1.  How many years have you diaboloed for?
     We both started about 4 years ago, but do a lot of work with other juggling props.

2.  What or who got you started?
     We both needed something besides work to do while we were at work together, so Curt found the diabolo on the net right after we both started to learn the unicyle.

3.  What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?     The people are great, and possibilities are endless.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
     1-2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
     Yes.  We have a two person diabolo piece that we perform that we will be posting excerp[ts from shortly!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?     Yes.  Balls, clubs, devilstick, unicycle, acrobatics, boxes, tops, yo-yos, rola-bola, hats, poi(gasp), and a couple of other things I can't think of right now.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?     We use Henry's circus with the german axle upgrade, and handmade wooden sticks with string used for blinds.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
     We spend an even amount of time working with 1, 2, and 3.  3 is going to take a while to get solid still though.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?     Right now we're working with 1D string releases and some 2D knot throwing.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?     Rio Yabe doing 3D wrap over accelerations.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?     3D on the string and 2D monorail

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?     When we started we watched a lot of JiBe videos, but lately we really appreciate how clean Tony is and everyone understands Yabe.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: leftofpunk on December 14, 2004, 04:20:10 AM
Name: Tony Boling
Location: Jackson MI
Age: 26
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
nearly one

2. What or who got you started?
I used to yoyo a lot (still do) and I kept seeing diabolos on sites so I bought a Circus

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's bigger than a yoyo. people see yoyos all the time even if they don't see the crazy newer tricks that can be done, it's still a "kids toy". For a lot of people they've never seen a diabolo. I like being that guy.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I keep it with me at work. Wife won't let me diabolo in the house.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No, not really good at all

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I'd like to get some devil sticks. Juggling would be awesome, but I need to learn one thing at a time.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I've only even had a Circus. I spose I started with a good one though. I still have the wooden sticks and string, but I'm upgrading this year since i've stuck with it.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I'm getting my second Circus this weekend!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Just a basic whip I guess. I can do most basic tricks, (whip, suicide, grind, sun). The suicide is tough at work, but people get a kick out of the whip.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
It was a two person trick. One guy tossed it up and the second walked in front of him, did a whip and then followed the motion through letting go of both sticks and then the first guy caught the sticks.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
whip catch behind my back, I've only done it twice.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
i don't know any.



Well this is me. I'm so glad to find an english speaking forum. Finally a resource!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Moe on December 16, 2004, 11:07:19 PM
Name: Jakob Moe
Location: Luleå, Sweden
Age: 17
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Started as a kid - about 10 years ago, then it has been laying around for almost as long, until a few weeks ago when me and a friend (Malte on this forum) picked it up again.

2. What or who got you started?

A friend of the family used to have a juggling store in Gothenburg ("Komedia", anyone heard of it? It's been down for a few years now..).

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

The endless possibilities.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

1-2 hours, when sparetime allows..

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Not yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Nope... tho I own 2.5 clubs, balls and a devil stick.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Henry's circus, any sticks (I always used wooden) and a fresh string =)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I just started with two but figured I should probably keep on practicing on more advanced tricks with one first.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Duicide (if that's it's real name), genocide (only done it a few times).

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Anything i've seen so far from the Diabology DVD.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

2d... I've got the shuffle goin but can't manage any tricks yet :x

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

I must say, everyone on this forum has - thanks guys! =)

(13.) What do you do besides diabolo?

Oh, thanks for asking...

I sing in a black metal band (deep in the dark woods of northern sweden, hehe ;)) and I write poetry.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Monregi on December 20, 2004, 08:10:57 PM
Hi people!
I´m a spanish diabolo player who has bought his camera today.........see you soon!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tsmart on December 28, 2004, 03:00:09 PM
Name: Terry Smart
Location: Fife, Scotland
Age: 33

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

I have went through phases.  I 1st discovered the diabolo at the ripe old age of 25.  

2. What or who got you started?

I started off juggling then discovered the diabolo.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

The sense of achievement when you pull off a move that you thought was impossible.  I just seem to go into a zone when doing this sort of stuff.  Also the challenge to learn new stuff.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Getting up to 20-30 min a day, at the moment.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

No.  Only know the basics, I am self taught - I don't even know any combos yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

I can do some very basic stuff with the devilstick and 3 clubs.  I have got as far as mills mess with 3 balls and can keep 4 balls in the air.  I want to win the lottery and devote my life to this sort of thing.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Don't know I only have 2 Mr. Babeche diabolos, unknown string and wooden sticks.  I do have a yoho but didn't like my 1st shot because i hadn't tightened up the axle properly. Now it's gathering dust (maybe I should give it another try)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Probably 2 when I know how.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Don't know the name but you form a 'X' cradle with the string, bounce the diabolo a few times and then let everything slide off the sticks. This is the closest to a combo that I can do.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Too much to mention.  Sean both your videos are amazing and so are many others ie Ofek, TMFP, etc.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Almost getting the 2D shuffle, can some times get over 30 rotations after a good throw in,  but I tend to get mesmirised by the shuffle not collapsing that correcting doesn't cross my mind yet.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Everyone who has appeared on this forum.  I should see my 1st pro diabolist Matt Hall in Glasgow Feb '05.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sharpes on December 28, 2004, 04:18:34 PM
Name: Jacob Sharpe
Location: Canton, Massachusetts, near Boston (USA
Age: 15
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I've been able to for about 5 years, only really done it seriously for the last 1 1/2.

2. What or who got you started?
My dad did a little juggling in college, and I went to a circus camp in vermont when I was ten (Circus Smirkus, who I toured with last summer)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I just enjoy the feeling of doing the tricks, and like to perform

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
like .75-3, usually about 1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes, pretty often; I perform it in a touring youth circus over the summer (Circus Smirkus), and with a small group in my area (Innervision stunt team at New England Sports Acadamey)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes, Balls and Clubs, mostly balls. Working on 5 ball tricks and 7 balls, 3 and 4 club tricks and 5 clubs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Right now, Henrys Circus, Henrys Yellow String, and Henrys Carbon Fibre Sticks. Getting soon: Henrys aluminum sticks, G2 Finesse diabolos

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 and 3

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
When I get it, 3 high pirrouette; just gives me this warm, fuzzy feeling on the inside... :)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
either Jibe's 456015141, Baptiste doing a 522 with the 22 being minicolumns (with three diabolo's), or Tony doing a 4 up pirouette

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Loads of 1 diabolo tricks, 42 with 3, and 3 low.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
All of them. In particular, TMFP, Matt Hall, Sean, Ryo Yabe.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Spawn on December 28, 2004, 08:06:58 PM
ive been diaboloing seriously for about 2 months now. my lastest trick is a whip catch then swing my arm round let go of the stick and catch them again, i diabolo and unicycle almost everyday and i would like to now if am at the right level for the time ive been diaboloing or should i have acomplished more by this time.

Thanks
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: diabololi on December 28, 2004, 08:22:33 PM
Everybody progresses at a different speed, but | think I learnt to whip catch after 2 months. Keep at it and good luck.

Oli
P.S. I wish i could unicyce but I'm a coward  :oops:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Spawn on December 28, 2004, 10:14:55 PM
what has being a coward got to do with unicycling it dont hurt cos as soon as u fall u put your feet down striaght away well i do you neva really fall over
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Matt_ on December 29, 2004, 07:19:38 AM
Name: Matt Brown
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Age: 17
Website: www.exemu.net (joint-owner/administrator)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
years?? more like a couple months so far...see next question for further explanation


2. What or who got you started?

my Japanese teacher and world renowned juggler, Matt Hall. he started a juggling club at school, and each week at the beginning of the meeting he introduced a new prop. after a few weeks, he showed us the diabolo.


3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

something to do that you can (sort of) use your body for, it gets you outside and together with friends (occasionally) and you dont have to look at a screen for it.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

about 30 minutes total, usually...some days it can get up to a few hours depending on who i'm with or how much i (don't) have to do that day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

for family..  :roll:

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

balls: working on 5 ball (can flash it occasionally..)
clubs: 3
rings: 3
cigar boxes: occasionally
devil sticks: i can but choose not to, not my cup of tea

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

diabolos: Henry's
sticks: hmm so far only used some wooden ones, would like to get carbon fiber..
string: henry's white stuff, however Hall-sensei showed me some green stuff which is great but i don't know what brand it is.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i am just starting to do 2 which is frustrating, so i'd say 1 is most fun ;)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

suicides/duicides or whips into them

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
actually "seen"? in real life? hmm...here are the top 3:

-Matt Hall doing excalibur genocide
-Priam's WJF routine (in a practice run)
-Priam's 4 diabolo attempt

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

well since i am a beginner it may seem lame, but, over-the-arm tricks and 2 diabolos are my current challenges.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
ok, no intention to brown-nose or anything here, just to show ultimate respect to the following jugglers (sorry no jugglerettes yet):

Matt Hall: introduced me and showed me 99% of what i can do on diabolo...plus he has an incredible style
Priam: amazing fludity and style, what else can i say...plus he signed my diabolo! 8)
Norbi: i love to watch his videos, some very "sassy" tricks out of this guy
Sean the canadian: not only being a great diaboloist, for making this site (it's hard to run a forum, i know the pain..)
sean_ the englishman: for sending me a friendly PM when i joined, also for having an avatar that is the source of my diabolo knot tying.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JoMo on December 29, 2004, 03:18:05 PM
Name: Jordan
Location: Orlando, Fl
Age: 19


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 About half a year.

2. What or who got you started?
 A buddy of mine at my local juggling club.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
 Ive been juggling for about a year now and when i started diabolo i relized that it wasnt as much repation and was much more of a art form compared to juggling. Having a hole bunch more fun with my diabolo's.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
 I pratice when ever im board.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
 You have to show your parents what your doing with your life.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
  I do alot of ball and club stuff. working on 7 balls and 5 clubs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
  Dont really have a favorite yet but i use fen.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
 Have fingured that out yet. just got my 2 diabolo shuffle down.

9. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
 I would have to say anyone that i have see a veido of.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Gartok on December 29, 2004, 07:26:32 PM
Name: Pastor Colomé
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Age: 25
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
4 months

2. What or who got you started?
A very good friend introduce me

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I think is better than smoke, isn´t it?

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
less tha a hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
never

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Devil stick

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I started with 2 Mister babache eagle but i have just get 2 henrys circus.I have too many diferent kinds of string and the best for me is one that i found in a shop of kye surf.I have many wood sticks and a pair of aluminium ones.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I´m starting with 2 so now i preffer 2
 
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Catches

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
All  

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2d corrections and whipping every diabolo

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
All of them ispire me in one way
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chris_ on December 30, 2004, 08:00:26 AM
Name: Christopher Le
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Age: 17
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Balls I have been doing for a year or so, and just have recently gotten serious with it...kind of.  Diabolo I started just a few months ago, and have fallen in love with it ever since.


2. What or who got you started?
My Japanese teacher, whom I am sure all of you know (Matt Hall).  He hosts the juggling club at our school, and that is where people can come to learn juggling and practice.


3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's a blast to do for me, I love it.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I would say about 30 minutes each day, with some days going as far as a few hours.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

balls: somewhat doing 4
cigar boxes: somewhat doing 3


7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
diabolos: Henry's
sticks: using the wooden ones that came with my diabolo, but looking to invest in some carbon fiber ones later
string: that green stuff

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like one the best since its just about all I can do, I've started 2, but am progressing slowly.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I don't think I know enough tricks to pick out a favorite.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
actually "seen"? in real life? hmm...here are the top 3:

-Matt Hall doing excalibur genocide
-Priam's WJF routine (in a practice run)
-Priam's 4 diabolo attempt

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Matt Hall: tought me everything I know about juggling (boxes, balls, diabolos)
Priam: He came to our juggling club one time because he was staying with Mr. Hall, and man was it fun.  I like his style.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AsIm on January 04, 2005, 07:05:28 AM
Hello, my names chris or as most call me, AsIm.
I love diaboloing and i love watching diabolo movies, i cant wait to buy Diabology, taking it to the next level. Awesome. i have been diaboling for about a year and can do many tricks, some of my favourites are, The Genocide, whip catch to double duicide, Im having a bit of trouble juggling 2 diabolos, i cant seem to correct the tilt or the angle of the diabolos when they go out of line, all i know is to hit the cup with the stick, but im not sure where to hit it or which one to hit etc. does anybody know a good site that could help me with my problems
by the way Jibe i think your totally amazing, and have some crazy moves, i was wondering how long have you been diaboloing for?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barnesy on January 04, 2005, 07:32:23 AM
hi AsIm, and welcome to the forum.

I've moved your post to the introductions thread.  If you have a bit more of a look around, you'll see that there's some very useful information on starting with two diabolos in this thread: http://www.diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=9.  It's better to send you there than repeat ourselves in the thread you started.

Good luck with it!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: onewheeldave on January 05, 2005, 03:24:49 AM
Name: Dave Panther
Location: Sheffield, UK
Age: 38
Website: --------

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

On and off, to no serious extent, as a part of many other juggling type activities, for 10-15 years?

2. What or who got you started?

For general juggly stuff it started at university as a distraction from more important stuff like essays and lectures.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

It's a lot more appealing than other, more important things in life; and I seem to have a knack for it which I lack when it comes to the other, more important things in life.

It's also a good way of getting to know people.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Varies, from pretty much zero for most of last year, to a steady 15 mins- 2 hours now I'm trying to get the hang of two.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Not really; use it in workshops though.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

3 ball juggling, a bit of 5 ball juggling, contact, poi/meteors/fire spinning, unicycling (big wheel/muni- uni as transport rather than circus stuff), devil sticks, double-devil sticks.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Henry's circus diabolos. Only ever used wooden handles but like the look of the metal ones. String is currently the curse of my life, recently found some nice yellow stuff in Decathalon but they've sold out :( I HATE the apparently random tangles that seem to afflict string after a couple of hours use.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Currently I'm working on getting two solid and correcting them. I've found that working on some one-diabolo stuff makes for a nice break in between working on two.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

I like the basic (don't know its official name) constant circle where the diabolo picks up speed just from rolling down the string so you don't have to power it. I'm close to getting it in the opposite direction as well, which I like cos of the symmetry.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

It's only in the past few days that I've seen three-on-one-string done nice and low and relaxed (on the Hamster vid on this site)- I liked that more than a lot of the more active/flashy stuff.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Basic two on one string- after a lot of initial frustration it's coming along nicely.

Also wanting to get all the one diabolo tricks I know really solid, and work on getting them flowing really well whilst incorporating some of the whole body/dancey type stuff that I use in poi spinning.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Here at Sheffield we've got Dave Proctor and Nik down at Teapots on Mondays doing really good two diabolo stuff and being very helpful with tips and info.

====================

In addition I'd like to say that I'm pretty blown away by the state of the diabolo scene these days; it's only in the past few weeks that I've seen all this three diabolo stuff, and how running two seems to be heading into the 'diabolo basics' category.

Also nice to see such a neat and well run discussion board, I know from 'Home of Poi' and unicyclist.com how much such a community can boost technique and enthusiasm.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ron on January 05, 2005, 09:34:40 AM
Name: Ron Anglin
 
Location: Molena, GA USA
 
Age: 40
 
Website: www.schoolshows.com/quiteacatch

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 32, serious for last 6.

2. What or who got you started? My aunt gave me one for Christmas when I was 8!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Getting to perform for and teach kids.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Between 1 and 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? All the time!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? All of the above and a few more.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Circus, Renegade sticks I shortened, and I'm still undecided on string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
3 has been frustrating, but the WJF gave me hope! I like 2 the best.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Right now it is the vortex (transfer), but I still love going outside and launching it as high as I can! (Placed 4th in high toss in Buffalo)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Exploding Sprinkler by Priam in person, but the new DVD has too many too list!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
The fan and the harder sprinklers.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Rick Purtee, Sam I Am, Fritz Grobe, Ryo, Norbi, Dave Barnes, Matt Henry, Emmanuel Brochaud, the girls in La Nouba, Rico Guzman, Sean, the MFP, and my hero: Matt Hall!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dax on January 06, 2005, 02:11:52 PM
Name: Dax
Location: Oxford
Age: 18
Website: none

1. i have diaboloed for about a year.
2. A friend of mine made buy a diabolo
3. When you pull off a stupidly cool trick
4. Dunno, when i feel like it but usually a lot more in the summer
5. If i see anyone worth performing for
6. i can juggle with 3 balls.
7. henry's circus diabolo, any sticks, good string (which i dont have at the moment)
8. I only have one to work with
9. Not really sure
10. When a guy called antonin does a suicide with his hand over his neck and catches it like that. Absolutely crazy.
11. A combo i am trying to do
12. Anyone who is better than me
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Andy on January 07, 2005, 11:35:09 AM
Name: Andy Hersee
Location: Either Watford or at uni in Southampton, England
Age: 18

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
started mid july 2004, so thats just over 5 and half months now...

2. What or who got you started?
me and a mate were sitting round during the summer holidays with nothing to do. A old diabolo of his dads was found for some reason and we were like "ooo, lets have a look online for some tricks.." and its carried on from there.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Its just so..FUN. The feeling of finally getting a trick down after so much practicing is so good, and also the way random people just come up to you and ask about it. There's so many reasons why its so good, i cant list them all. There's also the way you can just know that any other diaboloist you meet will be cool and you could just chat to them for ages about it...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
too many...anywhere from 1 to 6

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Never really to a stage but i have gone into town and just done it in the street with my mate just for fun

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
heh, no im completely useless with all of them, diabolo is my thing.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I would have to say MB finesses cos ive got two of them now. My mini eagle is also cool cos its so small  :D. Got meself some carbon fibre sticks which are just perfection for moi and the string iv got now seems to be wicked too, its dark green but i dont know who its made by.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I have to say one because i cant  do alot with two at the moment

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Genocides feel so nice, especially smooth mini ones. Oh and Albert (? you know, behind the back and between the legs) whip catches, mmm. With 2d i managed to do a sprinkler with a suicide exit, once.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
On video: I think everyone here will know the MFP, i dont need to explain...all those crazy body moves with one and two and all those genocides...
IN real life though i've only ever met one person better then me :( and i dont even know his name. Apparantly he's one of the best in England, but all i know is that he's in the New Forest Brass Band or something like that..anyway he had a go on my finesses and was soing loads of 2d stuff which im not even close to doing.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2d corrections mainly and speeding them up too....at the moment i can do up to 2 different tricks then everythign falls to the ground. Oh and tryin to figure out a behind the back mini genocide with one...cant swing it enough!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
first came diabolotricks.com which lead me to JiBe from there i found the whole MFP and then just searching around i found Norbi's site (heh i found your old one the other day, you look so different in some videos :D) and pretty much any video i see on the net.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AsIm on January 07, 2005, 05:45:51 PM
Name: chris
Age: 17
Location: wales, Uk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
i have been diaboling for about 8 months

2. What or who got you started?
i dont know really i think it was my friends, i always wanted one, then my friend bought one so i had a go on it and i was hooked

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I love the tricks, amazing people, flowing combos etc.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
i diabolo for about 4 hours at least everyday

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
i have done, i went busking in my local town, and earnt £2.50 between 5 of us :)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes i do, i can juggle 3-4 balls, i can juggle on a unicycle too :)
( i want to get poi's they look fun :) )

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
not my favourite but the one i use is : oddballs Jumbo Radiant i think
( i need advice on which ones to get if possible please :) )
Sticks: i like aluminium sticks, but they give bad blisters :(
String: i use bright pink string, slippery stuff, wears too quick tho.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i love doing 2 diabolos but i only have 1 so i have to wait for my friend to come along and steal his :P, but i am having trouble correcting etc.
im best with 1 diabolo

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i like genocides, whip catch to double duicide, jibes arm combo( which can be found here http://gibee.club.fr/diabolo/diabolo_fr.htm )
and 2d sprinkler, soon

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Anything from BAGUETTES AND DIABOLOS by Eric & Antonin, absolutley anything, pure genious, good work :)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Correcting 2d, 2d sprinkler. basically anything to do with 2d

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I would say watching loads of Jibes movies has inspired me alot. And seeing my friends bust out big moves makes me want to bust one.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pottergs18 on January 07, 2005, 10:17:33 PM
well i am new to the diabolo boards.. i have been doing diabolo for about 2 years.. (got it for xmas of 2003) and i have worked on 2 diabolo's for about 3 weeks..
what i can do--->
bunch of 1 diabolo tricks (suicide ect ect)
as for 2 diabolo i can do some begginer stuff
i start w/ the rap
sprinkeling is preaty easy right now
about my favorite thing to do is to run them high..
sorry about the poor grammer..and the spelling lol i never pay attention to my english teacher.. so any tips u have for a noob i would love to have  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: seán_ on January 08, 2005, 12:02:15 AM
wellcome Potterg18

Best tip I can give you click in the tricks sticky at the top of the forum, and work your way through the 2d threads.
Starting and correcting 2 diabolos  (http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=9)
learning 2 diabolos, keeping the shuffle going  (http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=34)

Seán
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: norbi on January 08, 2005, 06:20:11 PM
Quote from: pottergs18
well i am new to the diabolo boards.. i have been doing diabolo for about 2 years.. (got it for xmas of 2003)


So that would be 1 year then, no? ok 2003-2005 is 2. But crimble-crimble is 1, plus a couple weeks.

Just a thought.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ifrit on January 10, 2005, 06:49:50 PM
Name: Tim
Location: Somerset, England
Age: 18


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 1 year 3 months and six days.

2. What or who got you started?
I found my sisters old diabolo under a hedge in the back garden then took it to a party and was very annoying to my friends by playing on it all night :)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The way that I’m constantly pushing myself towards the next move.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Obviously it depends but on average most likely an hour maybe 2.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not to date although I did busk once when i needed to get the bus home with no money. Got the £3.15 needed. But otherwise nothing else as yet but I am setting up a juggling enrichment club at college so there maybe performances in the not too distant future.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I have the first moves with balls and devil sticks and I do on the odd occasion spin fire poi and staff along with my fire diabolo.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I only have a Henrys Jazz and radiant oddballs and haven’t tried Renegades, Finesse or a Circus but I’m sure I will love them when i get my hands on them. I prefer Henrys Carbons and florescent yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like working with 2 best at the moment as it still rather new to me as i still learning the basics sun combos, fans etc. but obviously I’m better with 1.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I don’t really have a favourite (copout I know) so a pinch I would say a double monorail underarm catch.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I haven’t seen anyone amazing first hand but on videos it would most likely be any of the high-speed combos on Antonin + Eric Of Baguettes and Diabolos.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
The different fan entries on the Seans fan tutorial.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Well Jims diabolotricks.com taught me the basics, JiBes site showed me what diabolo was capable of. Basically I’ve gone around sponging of Internet sites and have only recently started visiting forums in an attempt to put something back. By the looks of it it’s going to be a hard task.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lemony on January 10, 2005, 08:11:52 PM
Name: Sam
Location: leeds uni or carlisle, england
Age: 20


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I did a lot when i was tiny but have taken it up again in the last 6 months

2. What or who got you started?
I was at the Festivale Internacional de Benicassim last summer and had my diabolo with me... i was rubbish so some french bloke showed me a few tricks and got me hooked

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the social aspect, it's great to go to a meet and share tricks over a few drinks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
whenever i havn't got anything better to do (so more or less all the time)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really, a few times when i was up in carlisle last summer since there don't seemto be any decent diabolists around there

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
a tiny buit of ball juggling but mostly just diabolo

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
my ones: henry's carbon sticks and a cheap unbranded diabolo

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Mostly i like just the one

9. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
the bloke in france whoever he may have been... and one or two people i've seen in videos
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lemony on January 10, 2005, 08:42:04 PM
oops, looks like i did the abridged version

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i like passes around the back and doing (quite) high tosses into grinds

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
well when i was just starting someone showed me a really slick UFO grind which i loved

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
finger grinds... always wih the finger grinds
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barnesy on January 10, 2005, 09:16:53 PM
Hi Lemony.  It's good to see another b3tan here!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Paul on January 10, 2005, 11:11:08 PM
Hey lemony. im the dude that linked you here from firetoys. Good too see ya!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lemony on January 10, 2005, 11:41:21 PM
cheers to both!

it looks like a really useful site... who knows, maybe i'll actually get better at this now :)

You don't seem to be able to go anywhere on the web these days without running into b3tans though barnsey... which probably says something terrible about society in general
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Paul on January 11, 2005, 12:44:48 AM
I seen a clip of barnsey doing an improv b3tan Badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom. I though it was quite funny!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JugglerRick on January 12, 2005, 07:39:57 AM
Name: Rick Purtee
Location: Seattle, Wa USA
Age: 43
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 20+ years

2. What or who got you started?  
The description of a diabolo in the book Circus Techniques by Hovey Burgess

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It is just plan fun and you meet some of the nicest people, some that  actually juggle.  

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
When I am at it 1 or 2. However live has not always allowed me to do that  much more that a few months a year. I do get about 1 per week in any case.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not often and almost never for money.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I have done them all over the years but mostly I pass clubs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I have been using Henry's Circus for about 5 years. I used Babache before that (Harliquins). I also have a pair of Babache Pro's that I like to use from time to time.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 diabolo's is where the fun stuff is.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
The one I am working on that this time, whatever it happens to be.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I have been doing this so long I have stopped being amazed by almost anything because the amazing trick this year is the one that everyone is doing next.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
The Fan and S-Fan

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Jeff Mason, Matt Hall,  the entire French Posse.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: BlueNovember on January 14, 2005, 02:31:08 PM
Hia guys! :D

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Ahem. Less than one. 5 months?
Edit: 7 months

2. What or who got you started?
I had my first diabolo (110mm plastic, €3 job) in France when I was 6. I could just about throw and catch it, but only about 3 tricks. I've recently had my love re-kindled after seing a Mr Babache in action. I now own a pair of Oddballs Jumbos (130mm) myself, and use them religiously.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's something that's relaxing and entertaining at the same time! Plus the social aspect too; I've met so many great people. Additionally I like inspiring others to take up diabolo-ing.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
n-2, where n is freetime in hours?

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes. I belong to a group of friends ("the posse") who I diabolo with daily at college.
Edit: Did a casual show for 200 people at a bar/townhall in Austria. Got a lot of free beers. (Smile. Damn smilie limit.)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I can juggle 3 balls or clubs, and I'd like to learn devil sticks.
Oh, Poi too.
http://www.homeofpoi.com
Add it to the list! Hehe
Edit: Rings, and, finally FIRECLUBS now on the list too.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Ah, already mentioned. I've only tried Babache- and Oddball- "Jumbo", and I prefer the Oddballs out of those 2. However Henrys do look like they're worth trying.
As for sticks, it has to be my 32cm padded aluminium beauties. (Modded with good old Electrical Tape to protect the tails during genocides.) String is standard diabolo string, only dirtier. :D (120cm in length)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2!
1 is fun, but nowhere near as stimulating as 2.
3... Is that even possible? :P (Tried, failed. Seen it done, loathe them. :D)
Edit: Have done 3 after a pass from 2d high. Still can't do the start though.  

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I have a large (8 trick) combo that I like, then there's genocide and all it's variations. Between-the-legs whip is a good crowd pleaser though.
Edit: Eclaire->Minigen is my new favourite.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Hmm. Only one I can think of AND name is Norbi's 2-genocide. Insanity at its best.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Sprinkler. :(
I can balance 2, but can't do much after that.
Edit: lols. Norbi's 2d mini-gen is the new target. Sprinkler is comming on nicely.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Mad French Posse, esp. JiBe and Babtiste.
Norbi.
Ofek (8 years old?! Awe inspiring, and nothing less.)
Many more!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AsIm on January 14, 2005, 06:44:39 PM
hey blue whats up man :D
Hehehehee
Welcome, Oh yeah i learnt to juggle and correct 2 now, thanks to diabology :D great works. CRAZZZZZZZZY! omg guys how far can you push this sport?
Anyway very greatfull for the helps guys
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ronnie2tone on January 16, 2005, 11:29:10 AM
Name: Ronnie
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Age: 32
Website: Nope

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? About 2 years

2. What or who got you started? Lived a year in Spain and had plenty of free time.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Sussing out the key to a new trick. Also the groupies!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Nothing apart from the park

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Nothing else at all. Still too much to learn on the diabolo.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Mr Babache Harlequins with orange string and wooden handsticks does the business

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? Only recently started 2 diabolos, so until I can do a few tricks with them, then it would have to be 1 diabolo.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Not sure of all the names, but I do one which is a routine with a couple of rubberarm catches, a couple of different suicides, inverse 8, and a few other things.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? A guy in Madrid practising in the park. Mind-blowing stuff!! It was like a different form of diabolo.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Genocide, genocide, ******* genocide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Main one would have to be Jibe.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chiok on January 19, 2005, 11:55:04 PM
Name: Chiok
Location: Bath, UK
Age: 20
Website: https://www.bathstudent.com/club_homepage.asp?clubid=4809

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About a year and a half

2. What or who got you started?
Toys R Us had a lil one that I bought for my birthday.  Then I came to Uni and discovered alot more about it

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I like juggling because it's nice to feel yourself improve and learn new things.  Also it looks pretty cool.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I generally juggle for about an hour a day just to see if I've gotten any better

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really proficient enough to perform with diabolo, have done with general juggling and fire juggling though

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, clubs kinda, rings, yo-yos, poi, staff, contact, a lil too much of everything

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I got 2 Henry's Beach a lil while ago and they're nice.  Would like some Circuses or Finesses.  The yellow Henry's string works the best, and modded wood sticks so the strings comes out the end.  Though haven't owned any carbon or glass fibre.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like 2 because I've just gotten it to work so I'm learning tricks now.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
The 2 diabolo fan and sprinklers (hyperloops) are best (tho need work)
Also the 1 diabolo tomicide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I think excalibur diabolo is up there.  or 3 diabolos in one hand.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Getting in and out of sprinkers and fans cleanly, and backwraps on 2.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The MFP showed me where diabolo has and can go, especially Priam, JiBe, Eric and Antonin.  Norbi because he's a local boy and can do it with the best and Matt Hall shows it doesn't matter how old you are, you can still be awesome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Alex on January 22, 2005, 03:13:18 AM
Name: Alex
Location: New Jersey, US
Age: 16
Website: None

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Little less than one year.

2. What or who got you started?
Had one as a little kid, and found it again recently.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Learning new tricks is always a good thrill.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No.  At least, not yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I can juggle three balls, and am working on some basic tricks, but with little luck.  I can also do some basic devil stick work.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I really like Finesses right now, but have never used Circuses, so don't really know.  For sticks, I am loving the short carbon fiber sticks from Henry's that I just got.  String, I don't really know.  I ordered some yellow string from Henry's, hope it's as good as everyone says it is.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Two usually, but am getting back into one with the recent successes of genocides and infinite suicides.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Sprinkler with suicide exit, or infinite suicide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I've never seen anyone other than me in real life.  On the internet, there are too many to go through.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Fan, and a new exit from infinite suicide that I've been working on.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Anyone who I've seen movies of on the internet.  Mad French Posse and Norbi in particular.  Also, Barnses site helped me learn two diabolos a lot.


100th post in this topic.   :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JuggleMage on January 26, 2005, 03:13:43 AM
Name: Jeff Sanders
Location: Tampa. Florida USA
Age: 22
Website: working on a diabolo site

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 7 years

2. What or who got you started? saw a guy trying to sell it at a science shop in the mall and thought it was worth a try lol

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? well  it does work well when you need to calm down...and just all around fun

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?  2-6 hours..yeah uh huh  thats right lol

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? indeed i do ...use to more than i do now though :cry:

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  i do...3 clubs (working on 4) 4 balls(a lil of 5), 3 rings, bounce juggling, devil stick, Poi, umbrellas, basketballs, and other interesting objects lol

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? i perform singles with Henry's Jazz diabolo, the wooden sticks they sell with yo-ho diabolos(got the diabolos wholesale to sell came with wooden sticks) and just normal nylon braided string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?  well i do one mostly  but im working on 2 currently :shock:

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? whip catch to a double stick release suicide with pirrouette then catching the sticks

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? hmm ill get back to ya on that lol

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?  same as last answer

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Jochen Schell, all of TMFP, the guy who did the   diabolo act on the puppets episode of cirque's Solstrom...Gerard ?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Leeroy on January 27, 2005, 10:26:29 AM
Name: Andreas Folk
Location: Rostock, Germany
Age: 21
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I learned a bit diabolo 4 years ago. But most things Ilearned since June 2004.

2. What or who got you started?
A friend at school had a diabolo. Today he's juggling clubs most time...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's fun. It increases my coordination (I also juggle balls and clubs since Agust 04). and... it's just cool :-)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
This depends on the season. In the summer holidays I played 3 or 4 hours a day. When I don't have that much time it's about an hour per day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No. Perhaps I will do in a few months.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Mainly balls and clubs. I also tried Devilstick and rings (not very successful)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Atm I use the yellow string from Henrys (this is the best i think) together with Carbon Fibre sticks. My Diablos are Arlequin from Mister Babache.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Most of the time I'm playing 2 Diablos but the aim is 3... this will take a long, long time I suppose :-).
I like trying to play Excalibur with one diabolo... it doesn't work yet...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I like many tricks. For me the most spectacular trick I did was a 2-diabolo double sprinkler with a suicide release. I can't really say what my favourite trick is...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
The 3 diabolo armstall by Ryo Yabe :-). My Diabology DVD did not arrive yet ;-)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
The fan. I try quit often with Armstall entry or Vortex but I don't get it... Can anyone give me a hint?

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Oh, many... the MFP of course, then Diaboloniels, Ofek Shilton, Ryo Yabe, Diaboloumberto... Sean, Martjin
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jw on January 30, 2005, 10:30:03 PM
Name: Jan-Willem (JW)
Location: Enschede, Holland
Age: 19
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Pooh, tough one, i started when i was 12 i think, did it for one year and then quit. I started again last december.

2. What or who got you started?
My aunt gave me one when i was 12.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
 It's extremely relaxing. And i like finally landing a trick after hours of practise.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
At the moment? 2 hours...per week that is. Don't have the time at all, but I'm gonna do some more the coming three weeks.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope, can do a 3ball cascade, thats it :P

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Don't know. I have two rubberkings, so I only know those two. Ah wait, I lpayed a bit with Jazzes...they suck

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2, I can't do **** with them, but I just learned how to, and im slowly improving (well, not atm since I hardly play around)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Hahaha, that has to be a triple sun with 2 diabolo's. Not that amazing, but it looks cool imo :) Ow, and I can do excalibur a bit, but it ****s up my string, so I dont practise that anymore.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Tough one. Personally, I like a simple sun between the arms. Done smoothly, it looks amazing.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
That has to be the S-fan. Tried for like 15 minutes, but haven't done it yet :P Not that I expected that, but I want to do those so bad :D Well, gonna learn them this weekend.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
TMFP, saw by accident the trailer of their dvd, and started again.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Spooned on January 31, 2005, 09:50:40 PM
Name: Leo Avitabile
Location: Wormington, UK
Age: 14
Website: None at the moment

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 7 months

2. What or who got you started?
People at school tried to show off - now im better the take the piss  :lol:

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The insane tricks you can pull off & the look on peoples faces when you do

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About 30mins - 4hours depending on what i have to do

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
im not that good (yet)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
No

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Not sure i've only owned a Jazz with the handy sticks and the blue+white string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Only tried one so far - but two+ looks like a fun challenge
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Excalibur - but my knowlage is fairly limited

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
None - i snapped my sticks and am trying to find new ones  :oops:

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Anyone who keeps at it
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: fariu on February 02, 2005, 06:24:11 PM
Name: fariu(real name is Takashi Otsuka)
Location: Saitama,Japan
Age: 20
Website: http://www.geocities.co.jp/HeartLand-Hanamizuki/1663/ (Sorry,Japanese only)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
5 years.

2. What or who got you started?
Japanise famous toy campany started selling diabolo 5 or 6 years ago.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I can enjoy it as many way. Just for fun, performance, play with friends...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 or 2 hours.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I perform in Japanese jugging/diabolo compention and also perform in show for non-juggler.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I often practice ball juggling.
 
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
YOHO jumbo, Henrys carbon short, Henrys string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 diabolo. I'm not good at 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I like trick I made. I cannot explain...
In generally tricks, I like genocide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Tony's 4 diabolo 4 up pirouette.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 diabolo high.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Jibe, and many other European diabolist.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Spin on February 04, 2005, 12:20:18 AM
Name: Laura
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Age: 35

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
6 years.

2. What or who got you started? I was already an avid yo-yoer and found some diabolo clips by a guy named Gary Longoria in amongst yo-yo videos.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Telling people I learned it all on the internet....and FUN!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Not so much in winter, not a lot of room.  Hour a day in the summer probably...comes and goes in spurts I guess.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
At the park a little.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yo-Yo, spin tops, devilsticks, contact and toss juggling, unicycling.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Circus, wooden 2 piece sticks, generic spool of string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 diabolo. I haven't gotten a second one yet though I keep meaning to.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Whips, mostly because the kids love it.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I dunno...2 diabolo stuff amazes me.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
None at the moment.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Anyone who has a website or videos on the net.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Spink on February 04, 2005, 01:33:10 PM
Name: Adam Spink
Location: Pontefract (near Leeds) U.K
Age: 24
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Probably about two years

2. What or who got you started?

My mates took me to a rave thing in Chappel town called Cabbage.
Some guy saw me watching him and let me play on his spare one, i was on it all night!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Its so flexible, i'm as happy just swinging it about than am learning new tricks. its just really relaxing.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

between 30 mins and 4 hours depending on what i'm trying to do .

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

I take it to my local to try and get people interested, so most time there's a crowd but we all watch each other.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

I couldn't really get my head around anything else but i have freinds who are awesome at contact, poi, staff, balls ect.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I like Henrys Circus wooden sticks and any uv string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

All my tricks are with one at the momement but i have a second Circus and am aiming to have a little 2D before im 25 in june.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

I'm really into arm tricks that start normal arm orbit and swing into inverse arm.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

I think sprinkler/suicide outs look cool cause i'm into letting go of the sticks. but it was the video of Jibe doing the Inverse figure of 8. thats ithe best thing i have seen. (If some one could help me out with that i would be forever gratefull)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Inverse 8 and figure of 8 around my legs. (my arm just doesn't want to catch it behind me)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Norbi for his videos on suicides, Jibe for tormenting me with his smooth style and seeing the inverse arm orbit the first time. MDF (mind blowing) and sean from halifax CA.

There the main ones but i thinkthe beauty of diabolo is that regardless of what tricks people can do its their individual style that makes them good
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nom on February 04, 2005, 09:35:07 PM
I am Naomi aka Nom---
I live in Liverpool kinda near Barnesy but not really
I am a student but not for much longer
no website except for dodgy porno ones set up by exes...feel free to take a look google me or summat...

1) I first touched one abt 18 months ago but didn't properly start learning til maybe june 2004.

2) who got me started...um..being luke burrage's girlfriend and going to apathy day 2003 was it u mini?

3)people look at u

4) me practice ha ha

5) if u have ever seen me diabolo u will know how silly that question is

6)nope...can keep devil stick going for all of thirty seconds

7) fave diabolos...i like those babache finesse thingies what sean underscore has...he should swap me methinks! I have a dirtier and dirtier white Henrys

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I can only do one so there u go...i like getting sean to start two for me then pass it on and watching me panic

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? whip catch into duicide...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Something of diabology involving 3 probably

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? trying to learn more suicide variations...suicides the other way round etc...diabolo is not driving me nuts...dissertation is driving me nuts!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Barnesy, Sean from Leeds for being the most patient teacher in the world! The Mad French Posse for doing impossible things
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: shuang on February 05, 2005, 04:03:17 AM
Name: Scott
Location: New York, USA
Age: 15
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Around 2 total, although not 2 consecutive years.

2. What or who got you started?
Local chinese yoyo shows.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's freakin awesome, basically.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
0-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I've only used the chinese style (aka chinese yoyo), it's pretty much the standard one. Sticks are wood, string is just...string. Nothing fancy.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2, if it ever starts working properly.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
n/a, saving the 'favorite' title for when (if) I pull off a sprinkler

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Anything with 3 is insanity.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Correcting two, if that counts as a trick.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Any online videos. Hadn't ever seen anything more than a 2 diabolo (or in my case, chinese yoyo) shuffle before seeing these clips online.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tracedlines on February 07, 2005, 01:44:17 AM
Ay up guys! The names Monkey!

Name: Monkey
Location: Herts, UK
Age: 19


1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Seriously for the past year or so

2. What or who got you started? Joint effort with another membor of this forum: Andy. http://diabolo.ca/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=126
We both started learning the basics off of the net and then got better by challenging each other!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The ability to do it anywhere and the feeling you get when you impress yourself with new tricks or skills. Also the fact that u can learn or ask anything and talk to the legends themselves! Unlimited diabolo education!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Well yesterday with Andy we managed to go pretty much straight from before 7pm till past 2 in the morning! basically any time that its possible, doubly so when doing sessions with andy!

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Not yet purely through confidence in own abilities but after these past few days Andy and myself will be performing soon!

6. Do you juggle other props? Unfortunately not yet

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Well not including fire diabolos (have one but havnt been able to use it yet :() i have a Henry's Circus (doesnt sit well with me) i much prefer the Finesses. Looking forward to getting my hands on some gen2's!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? At this stage im only just starting to try 2, i dont have 2 diabolos meself yet so onyl get to use Andys!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Either one of of Antonin's combos learnt from a MFP open stage vid, or a ew combo that Andy n meself just created. if your interested w ehave sketchy vids! just ask.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Couldnt say! there are so many amazing tricks i couldnt choose!  

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Combos taken from Axel, Antonin, Jibe vids (wish i could tell u what they are called) and of course Andy's and my trick! its driving me CRAZY!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? So many, Of course the MFP who i discovered through Jibe's site, and pretty much any body who impresses me! take inspiration from anyone you can!

Anyways! im off! take it easy all
Monkey
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sybermike on February 07, 2005, 04:59:36 PM
Name: Mike Blumenthal
Location: Memphis Tennessee
Age: 36
Website: www.technologyhappens.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Just bought my first one from dube 4 in.

2. What or who got you started?

I saw a local performer and was so fascinated I had to buy one.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Its fun to see peoples reactions to the performance.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

I have deticated 1 hr a day to learn.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

I am a Magician (close up mostly) and looking for something to do on stage.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

?? I dont know yet

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?



10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?


11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

If anyone can give me pointers for a beginner please do.  

What is the best way to Knot the string on the Handstick?  Mine keeps coming undone.  Hoe far appart do you have your string?

-Mike
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: seán_ on February 07, 2005, 06:52:21 PM
Hi Mike welcome to the forum.

With wooden sticks I like to use a bowline, like in my avatar  <---
The loop should be big enough to allow for the string to move freely when the diabolo is swung. say an inch or two, its a personal thing. there are other ways but the bowline is a pretty good one.

for begginers and experts alike www.diabolotricks.com is hard to beat.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Franzi on February 07, 2005, 08:45:27 PM
Hey!!
What's up?!


Name: Franzi
Location: anywhere in Germany
Age: 18
Website: I have one, but the site is very bad  :roll:  

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
6 years.

2. What or who got you started?
I started, when I was at my first convention.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
First, the fascination, the peoples reaction AND
You can train and train, and there are allways tricks, which you could train.  

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Hmmm, 1 or 2 hours.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes, (I performed for a "Circus-Prize")

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Oh dear.... Yes, but not very good....

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys Circus, Henrys carbon sticks long, and Henrys string white.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like working with 1 diabolo. I'm not good at 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Well, I think, if I throw the diabolo in the air, and i catch it, is it a nice trick ^^

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Look at the MFP and you know what I mean  :lol:

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Fan

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Alex Xelo, The MFP (at most Tony) and a few guys in the next city


I hope, my English isn't so bad... ^^  :(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: juggleBG on February 07, 2005, 11:59:52 PM
Name: Brian Gadomski
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Age: 17

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2
2. What or who got you started?
My local club.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Chilling

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
If I diaolo its all day, cuz I'm borrowing a diabolo.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Sometimes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls rings clubs.  Up to nine.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Hand grind tricks.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Alex Zebrowski's triple sprinkler 360 exit.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
The s fan.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Yabe, Hall, Zebrowski, Anderson
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mitchelljuggles on February 10, 2005, 03:56:03 AM
Name: Brooke Mitchell
Location: Australia
Age: 21

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? on and off 12 years. (seriously and focused for 1)

2. What or who got you started? Reg Bolton - Circus teacher

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Just me and my props... nothing else exists.  

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1.5

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? occasionally. trying to on a more regular basis.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? sometimes. depends on what frame of mind im in.


8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? nothing too fancy but i love... shoulder orbit, rubberwrist into left stopover, arm scoop, garrote into body rolls suicide out.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: asmiller08 on February 17, 2005, 12:29:45 AM
Name:Andy
Location:Oberlin Ohio
Age: 15
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? -- 1 1/2

2. What or who got you started? -- movies off the net and cirque de solei

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? -- so many slick moves to impress your friends

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? -- 1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? -- not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  --  balls, clubs, rings, devil sticks

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?  --  jazz and some fiberglass

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?  -- 1 right now

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?  -- made up combos

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?  -- some of that jibe stuff is pretty sweet

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?  -- learing the 2 diabolo shuffle
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Davvid on February 17, 2005, 03:10:09 PM
Name: Davvid
Location: Prague - Czech Republic
Age: 16
Website: http://www.poizone.tk and http://www.poizoneforum.tk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2 years.

2. What or who got you started?
My fiend

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Many tricks, relaxing, new firends,......

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2 or 3 hours.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes, 2x on school stage (video: http://www.poizoni.wz.cz/files/juggling+lightshow.zip ) and 1x on open stage in prague

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Ehmmm, I can a few tricks with 3 balls and 3 clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Circus or Finesse, Henrys carbon sticks short or home-made wooden sticks, and Henrys UV string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like working with 1,2 and 3 (low) diabolos. \:D/

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
genocide combo  :wink: and shuffling with 3 diabolos.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
some excalibur tricks (genocide,...)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
suns with 3 diabolos, some tricks and combos from Diabology

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Rezi, Yufi, JiBe, Baptiste, Vux, Priam,.......
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: BJ@teamD.I.A on February 18, 2005, 07:00:13 PM
Name: Syunsuke Ozawa  a.k.a  BJ@team.D.I.A
Location: Saitama Japan
Age: 20
Website: non

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
6years

2. What or who got you started?
the hyper diabolo  (Japanese toy company,BANDAI's product)    

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
2diabolos tricks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
NO・・・ I juggle diabolos only.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
diabolos:yoho jumbos
sticks    :henrys Carbon 350
string    :henrys yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2diabolos

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
triple reverse sprinkler suns

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
3d bounce

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
in and out fans (right side and left side)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Mr.trash, makky, Yosuke Meguro
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Makky on February 18, 2005, 07:01:59 PM
Name: Maki Tojo a.k.a Makky
Location: Saitama'JPN
Age: 20
Website:http://www.geocities.jp/spinabolo/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
   first purchase was 6years ago but starting practice earnestly was 4 years ago.
2. What or who got you started?
   Japanese TV program got me to want to buy it.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
   2diabolo,3diabolo high.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
   30 minutes ~1 hours.
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
   yes.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
   only diabolo!
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
   diabolo:YOHO DIABIG  stick:HENRYS carbon350  string:HENRYS Yellow diabolo string.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
   2diabolo string trick.
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
   Nothing.
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
    3d bounce.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
    3dia high siteswap.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
    The mad French posse.Yosuke Meguro.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kyabu on February 19, 2005, 02:45:35 PM
Name:kazuya kasugai  a.k.a kyabu
Location: aichi,JAPAN
Age: 22
Website:http://www.diabolo.jp/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
6years

2. What or who got you started?
the hyper diabolo (Japanese toy company,BANDAI's product)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
2diabolos tricks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yo-yo,balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
diabolos:yoho jumbos
sticks :henrys Carbon 350
string :henrys string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
3diabolos

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
slack tricks (make some shapes with a slacking string)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
3diabolos low

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3diabolos low

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
ryo yabe,yousuke meguro,makky,the mad french posse
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Susannah on February 20, 2005, 12:58:32 PM
Name: Susannah
Location: Surrey
Age: 21
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
7 years although i have only been doing it seriously for 3

2. What or who got you started?
A friend of mine could do a couple of tricks and i thought it looked cool so i gave it a go, but i was only inspired to start learning the harder stuff when i looked on the internet

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I really like the fact that its something I can do better than any of my friends. I also like the fact that there are so many possibilities when it comes to making up tricks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
On average Id say half an hour but up to 2 or 3 hours sometimes

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only to my friends but they are suitably impresed which is good enough for me

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I use devil sticks and poi, plus i can do a lil bit of contact juggling

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Blatantly Henrys Jazz and metal sticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can only do 1, have never tried 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Probably the one where I do a figure of 8 between my legs or possibly the neck bounce. Double cats cradle after jumping the diabolo over my hand is up there too.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Difficult to say but the stuff JiBe does is phat

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Boucing the diabolo over both arms and my head...Im getting there its just when i do fail it hurts quite a lot

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I dont know what hes called but that guy on the diarythm website is well good and I've learnt a few of the tricks he does
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: vch on February 22, 2005, 07:43:48 PM
Name: Viki
Location: Czech Rep.
Age: 18
Website: no, but videos on www.satori.cz or www.diabolohk.cz

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1.5

2. What or who got you started?
my friend

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
huge number of creations, cool for relaxation, etc...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
0-6

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
flowerstick, yoyo, balls -not so much and not so good

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Circus or Finesse with upgraded axles, self-made alluminium or wooden sticks and yellow or orange or green Henrys string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
all

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
all

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
some 1 & 2 diabolo combos, short attemps with 3diabs, 3 & 4 diabs passing

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 diabolos low
passing

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
ANTONIN and Rezi, who I have seen LIVE
all good diabolists on web
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Slimass on February 24, 2005, 10:06:16 PM
Name: Kamil
Location: Denmark
Age: 15 almost 16
Website: dont have...

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I have diaboloed since last summer (2004)

2. What or who got you started?
My brother.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
hmm.... The feeling to be able to do all the cool tricks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About 1 hour or 2...

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really.. Sometimes at school..

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
No...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I have only tried Mister Babeche Harlequeen.... And my favourite sticks are Henrys Carbon sticks.... And i have only tried Mister Babeche's string...

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I have just started doing tricks with 2 diabolos... And i think tis pretty fun..

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
hmm.... i dont know.... i love doing combos, where i combine all the tricks i can...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Cant remember...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Right now?... It's a suicide called mini genocide.-... My sticks always hit the ground.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
JiBe.... He's cool..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoùm on February 26, 2005, 07:39:32 PM
Name: Tom
Location: France (I speak french, so excuse me for my language)
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I play diabolo for 1 year and 8 months.

2. What or who got you started?
I've started diabolo when i saw a rfiend juggling with one.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I love the one diabolo, with complex figures, and tricks really difficult, but executed slowly, with softness.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I diabolo 1 or 2 hours a day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I don't understand this one.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I juggle with cigar box, and poïs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use some finess for low diaboloing, one with axle extending, but I use spinabolo too, for 1 diabolo. I have henry's alu, and i like this sticks very much :D

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I work with 2 diabolos maximum... I try to juggle with 3. But I prefer juggling with one.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
1 diabolo backross, with satellites and magic knots.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I've seen Priam with 4 diabolos... and in video, I've seen Tony, with 5 diabolos....

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I work on génocides and mini-génocide, to be sure on each one.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I'm inspired by the mfp, but precisely, antonin and éric.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pottergs18 on February 27, 2005, 04:47:22 AM
Name-Mike
age-14
location-kewanne illinois

i started to do some yo-yo stuff then learned of diabolo then become attached to it since then... got my first diabolo last years xmas 2003 and i am already doing two diabolos low... (sprinkler some corrections)  
i am really impressed by the mad french pose and sean... o and jibe... all great guys.... i diabolo for fun only i might enter in a talent show just to see what they think of it... (i am in the hog capital of the world for gods sake lol) i just ordered my new diabolos ( two finesses' that r green and orange) and i have a handfull of spinabolos and uhh aluminum sticks and carbon fiber ones from extreamspin...
I hope u guys can help me and i can help in turn
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Alex Z on February 27, 2005, 07:08:07 PM
Name: Alex Z
Location: Cleveland, Ohio US
Age: 16
 
1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 1 1/2

2. What or who got you started? The St. Ignatius circus company.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The feeling of learning a new trick and being able to do it.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2 on weekdays but about 2-3 on the weekends.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Yes, for the St. Ignatius Circus Company

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Yes, balls, clubs, rings.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?  Henry Circus Diablos, renegade aluminum handsticks, and renegade white string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Triple Sprinkle

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Triple sprinkler pirouette into a double sprinkler double suicide out.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? S-Fan,

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Priam, Jibe, Matt Hall, Ryo Yabe, and Sean.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Patrick on March 08, 2005, 08:34:35 AM
Name: Patrick
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Age: 22

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
a few years from the age of 9 till about 11
And now I've picked it up again.

2. What or who got you started?
A juggle meet started me again.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Learning new tricks and making smooth combo's with them.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1/2 to 1 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope I don't think I'm good enough yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I also do Contact Juggling and poi.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Circus and Jazz, I think I have the Mr. Babache performer sticks and I love them. Don't know what my string is, but It's good!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Malibu Fatz on March 08, 2005, 10:51:33 PM
Name: Randy Early
Location: Richmond, VA USA
Age: 25
Website: Nada

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 4 months

2. What or who got you started? My old neighbor, also named Randy EarlEy, got me addicted!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The infinite challenges and successes.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? First month:3-4 hours, now: 2 hours per week

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Just for my students and friends.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I am mediocre at devil sticks, can do simple 3-ball juggling, and am waiting to learn clubs.  I also fly stunt/sport kites when the wind is good.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I have a Babache Harlequin and Finnesse.  I use aluminum sticks with the white string with blue dots.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I love 1, but am anxious to learn 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? I don't know if this has a name, but it all goes into 1 trick and is fun to do and pretty to watch.  My friend and I call it "Pierre's trick" because that is the name of the guy we saw doing it.  Right arm orbit, right scoop catch, left swoop catch,sun over right arm, clockwise sun, cross-arm release, back wrap, fritz release! whew

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? I love the Excalibur.
 
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? I am trying to get 2 going, but am having a hard time.  Maybe because of the weight difference between my Harlequin and Finnesse?  Also the Umbrella and the Tomicide (from diabolotricks.com)!  

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? I have not met any other diaboloists yet, but hope to attend some festivals this spring/summer.  I have seen video of a guy named "The Skinny German Juggling Boy" who was pretty impressive.  Most of all, it is just Randy and I (Randy EarlEy and Randy Early) messing around, figuring stuff out, and trying to out do the other one.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: aaro on March 11, 2005, 05:26:57 PM
Aaro Kontio
Finland
20
www.kumiankka.com

1. 9years

2. nakkinen showed me how to, the first person in finland to do 2 diabolos.

3. 3 diabolos high and 2 diabolo sprinklers

4. 2h/day or something

5. occasionally

6. 5 balls and some spinning and balance

7. Finesse now, babaches string

8. 2 diabolos for now, 3 is coming :)

9. double sprinkler with 4 piruettes

10. 6 diabolos :/

11. 3 diabolos high piruette, 3 diablos low

12.Nakkinen the dad of Finnish diabolo, and Lionel
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: viiru on March 11, 2005, 08:14:13 PM
Name: Heikki Multanen
Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
Age: 23

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

A bit over year. 8months actively.

2. What or who got you started?

I thought that I should try out other juggling accessories than devilsticks.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

The flow and the beauty of movement.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

About 2h

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

It's part of my show including also clubs and devilsticks.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Mostly clubs and devilsticks.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Arlequin 335g, fiberglass handsticks and babaches string (too bad it's really hard to get any good strings in finland)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Two. Three would be nice but still practicing... And the variety of tricks isn't that big.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

From knot the i to inverse genocide and catch behind back. Also continuous knotsteals with 2 are fun and easy to do.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

I guess the most impressing stuff has been when I saw excalibur and 3 diabolos for the first time.
Of course the most amazing up to date has been 5 and 6 diabolos.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

To get my triple (well, sometimes even double) sprinkler working properly and learn new tricks with excalibur. Not any progress with 3d yet. About 4 catches or so. And a fan of course. There are so many... *sigh*

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

I guess the biggest inspirers are Aaro Kontio (the guy who posted the upper message, and the guy who actually taught me how to do 2d) and Toni Saikkonen (although he is an idiot ;)). Tre'space also gave me an idea how to do really beautiful body movements combined to diabolo.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jim Kandol on March 11, 2005, 11:21:04 PM
Name: Steve P. aka Jim Kandol
Location: isle of wight
Age: 18
Website: www.freewebs.com/jimkandol (its not very good)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
5, but only recently have i tried to get good

2. What or who got you started?
Seeing it on the street on day. the guy was realy cool and it looked fun. Then when i saw one in a shop i bought it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Grinding. It was the first trick i lerned to do :)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2 ish

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No, im not good enoff yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Id like to but i cant yet

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I havn't tried that many but i used my friends metal sticks and they where good.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Cant do 2 or 3 yet, so id have to say 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Genocide. Saw it on a video, tried it, ko'ed myself.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Anything on the "Of Baguettes and Diabolos" video.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Whip trick. been trying it for 5 years and i still cant get it.  :x

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The Mad French Posse! My friend Jake showed me their web site and iv been diaboloing non stop

The worst part of diaboloing.
When people crowed round you asking stupid Questions like:
"How high can you throw it?" (as if i can messuer the distance) "Don't et ever git boring?" (if it was boring why would i be doing it?) "Do your best trick" (I cant your in the way, and i wont anyway cause your an ignorant "explicit gestuer") And the worst is "Can i have a go?" (No cause your a townie suzz bucket and the first thing you'll do is throw it through a window, or hit someone.)
Im okay realy
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: whitediab on March 22, 2005, 02:07:54 PM
name:orestis nikolaidis
Location: athens,greece
Age: 16
Website: i dont have one yet... :(

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3 years but  i started serious practice 1 year later...as much as i can at least do cause i have school>>

2. What or who got you started?
by my self .i found it attracting and i bought my first diab at march 25

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
that there is no limit..every day i come up with a new idea and thats great.ofcourse i forget them cause i dont have the time and the space to practise them that moment

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
that depends on how much i study this period i play for 0.5-0.1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes..and i try to perform more.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls,clubs and a litle cigar boxes


7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
well like most of us i like the circus with henrys yellow string and henrys alu small sticks..although finesses with 3 gen. are quite affective too!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
since i cant controll very well 3 diabs i would say that i respect and work on 1 very much but  i find 2 a litle bit more magic
 

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
inside transitions

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
i think vux's and antonin's routine will do!!+++++duo-tres!!!!!!(in carvin,open stage at gala)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
transitions.theyre driving me nutts

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
well all of the mad french posse! sean and ryo yabe!(but only after carvin were i found out about them.)
now and before that  i was working with a friend here in greece named panos.we have been and still inspire each other. :arrow:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: natalie on March 27, 2005, 12:29:52 AM
Name: Natalie Wilson
Location: Illinois, USA
Age: 18
Website: I let my account expire :/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about a 1½ months

2. What or who got you started?
Watching the anime Kaleido Star.  It's a japanese cartoon about a Cirque du Soleil-esque circus and one episode features the Diabolo.  My friends and I went to an anime convention in St. Louis dressed up as the Kaleido Star characters and I wanted a Diabolo as a prop, and to learn to be like the character :)  Unfortunately, it didn't arrive in time for the convention! But I'm still happy to have a diabolo ^^

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The satisfaction of learning a new trick and impressing my friends :)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Less than an hour, I'm so busy with school and extracurricular stuff right now

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Forced sun because it's the only trick I can complete consistantly, I'm such a newbie! ^^;

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Trapeze.  I can hit the string, but it keeps falling off!  And I'd really like to do some tricks from that one :/
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mickel on March 27, 2005, 11:05:02 AM
Name: Mickel Weber
Location: Capelle a/d IJssel, NL
Age: 18
Website: nope

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 2 year seriously

2. What or who got you started?
When I was about 8 years old, I met a few Greeks who were going to the
DJD and they learned me the basics for diabolo, like trowing and whiping etc.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
You can always learn more tricks and it's challenging

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 Hour, but when the suns shines and I can diabolo outside it's more

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes, devil sticks, poi, balls, rings and clubs a bit

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
MB Finesse, short alu sticks and yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I prefer 2, but I like 1 also

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Fans

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
All 3 diabolo tricks

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 Diabolos low, mini colums an 2 high

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The Videos from YiBe got me into harder tricks and 2 diabolo. Also Arjan, Diaboloumberto, Antonin and the rest of the MFP inspire me
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: darren2dream on March 28, 2005, 03:55:58 AM
Name: Darren   
Location: San Francisco, CA. USA
Age: 31
Website:  

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  2 years

2. What or who got you started? Traded a Devil Stick for a used small Babache Diabolo at NZ Juggling Festival 2003. Forget the guy’s name whom I traded with but it changed my world:)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Meditation through action??

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2 hrs

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Not for money.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Devil Sticks, Balls, Clubs

7. What are your favorite diabolos, sticks, and string? Yoho, Fiberglass sticks, I’m using Masonry line for string right now & hate it...

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2

9. What is your favorite diabolo trick that you can do? Sorry, I havent been keeping up on names.. I just watch & then play...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Excaliber blew me away first day I saw it... :shock:

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 2D S-Fan.. I’ll get it...

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Jibe, Matt Hall, Priam, Sean (no particular order). Lots of videos I saw through this site, Thanks!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ed on March 28, 2005, 10:50:58 PM
Name: Fredric Collary
Location: Derbyshire UK
Age: 21

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Since November 2004, so 6 Months

2. What or who got you started?
My Friend i already had one but i thought all you could do is throw it up and catch it but then i saw tom with aluminium sticks pulling off whip catches which to me then seemed like the first time you see a genocide to infinite suicide.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
um well i enjoy learning new things and its great when i learn a new trick.
And its fun :D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
It Varies quite alot minimum 1hr maximum 6hrs

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Won a talent competition

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  Balls, learning clubs, rings, luna stix, plate spinning and staff and probably more stuff but i can't remember.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Mr B Finesse g2,  :) . Henrys aluminiums, henrys yellow nylon. But i'll make do with simple white nylon string from a local shop.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 diabolos going to learn 3+ :wink:  I hope

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Mini genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Well im not sure there are so many good ones!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Can't think of any,

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Well Jibes video was the first i saw so my 1st main inspirer is jibe, 2nd is my friend, The whole mad frenche posse (who have they not inspired!!!). Dave Barnes, Guy Heathecote, Donald Grant, Mr Bs Books, Guy from a juggling club who has met the mad frenche posse and taught me some great tricks from them. And everyone on this Forum.
 :lol:
Edit--My inspiration part didn't make much sense.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Korneel on March 29, 2005, 07:17:46 PM
Name: Steven Noels
Location: belgium - olmen
Age: 18
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
im diabolo'ing for an half year by now
yes not that experienced as you guys, including nto as good but i'll once get there ;)
2. What or who got you started?
a friend of me
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
a nice way os spending time, on a sunny day ill go and play the diabolo with some friends, cause just sun-bathing sucks
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
there r days that i dont diabolo, but there are also days that i play for 5 hours
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
i juggle balls rings clubs (these r pins right? if so i love them ) and devilsticks
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
havent bought to many diabolos yet in this time
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
gonna start learning 2 :p 3 is in my dreams and 1 i already love =)
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i like a lot of my tricks ;)
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
well 5 minutes ago i saw excalibur tricks and seen 4 diabolos :o   pretty amazing !
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
all tricks that dont work yet, i want to do them all :)
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
only a friend that performs sometimes, dont realy know "famous" diabolo'ers
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: norbi on March 29, 2005, 08:15:26 PM
Welcome, hope we can help, and you can meet some 'famous' diabolists

Quote from: Korneel
clubs (these r pins right? if so i love them )

good thing Garfield doesn't read this forum :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: stiftman on March 30, 2005, 02:17:48 PM
Name: tijmen
Location: netherlands, utrecht
Age: 23
Website:--

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
for now on i think 5 to 6 years

2. What or who got you started?
i used to work for a hostel for young people there i met some italian guys who played diabolo I was sold on the first moment

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
to entertain people and to share new tricks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 to 2 hours a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
somtimes on street but not for paid jobs

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yes, I do poi too

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
henry jazzy and henry circus

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
with 1 and I started with 2 for 4 months now

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
multiple arm combo's with knots, suicides

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I've seen sombody trowing his diabolo up and it never came down

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
sprinkler #1

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
all diaboloists, we're one happy familie
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: chak1984 on March 31, 2005, 06:48:28 PM
Name:           Siu Chak Yeung
Location:        Hong Kong
Age:               20
Website:  :oops:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
   
   Since 17th July,2003

2. What or who got you started?
   
   Cirque du Soleil's shows.
 
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

   The Satisfaction of learning new tricks and in performance.
   and i enjoy to be with it.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

   1 hour :wink:

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
     
   Yes~
 8)  
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
   
   Poi, Balls, Clubs
 
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

   Wide axled  Finesse diabolos, wanted to have Henrys aluminum , Henrys' string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

   2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
 
   I am not sure..... :roll:

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

   5 diabolos

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

   2 diabolos trick"S"

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

  Jibe , Ryo Yabe

Sorry for bad english. :shock:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: w35ku on April 01, 2005, 03:39:17 PM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 - Maybe 3 years... very BIG pauses
2. What or who got you started?
 - Saw a man do in TV
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Purplegirl on April 02, 2005, 07:39:46 PM
Name:     Leanne
Location:  Midlands, UK
Age:    31
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  several but only seriously seeking new tricks recently

2. What or who got you started?   my interest renewed by joining a juggling club

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?   the constant challenge to better yourself

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?   half to one hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?   only very basic stuff

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?    balls, poi, unicycle

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?   Finesse Diabolo with carbon sticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?   only 1 so far

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?    around the world with a stopover and then loosing and catching the left stick as it comes around

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?   absolutely anything on the Diabology DVD

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?   some of the magic knots

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?   only seen those on the Diabology DVD
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Vojtas on April 03, 2005, 10:01:38 AM
Name: Vojta Pohunek
Location: Vsetin, Czech Republic
Age: 14
Website: http://yuphones.wz.cz (but unfortunately it's only in Czech)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1,5 years, but I started hard half a year ago

2. What or who got you started?
My friend

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's fun :D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yeah, a lot (especially this month).

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yep, I do balls, clubs, rings.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys Cirkus, Henrys alu sticks, the really cheap and miserable white string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 diabolo

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Whip catch in excalibur

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I think most of the tricks in Baguettes and Diabolos made by Antonin and Eric

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3diabs low

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The Mad French Posse  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: woras on April 04, 2005, 07:40:15 PM
Name: wojciech redzynia-WORAS
Location: poland
Age: 23
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 1.5

2. What or who got you started? www.prokadencja.art.pl

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? its fun!!!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2-3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yes everyday

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? litebig clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? i have henrys carbon short but wont to do myself beter sticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2 and more

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? 2 diabolo fun

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? no look catch and umbrella lie on graund

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolo invers sprinkler
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?eric
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cattycatcat on April 05, 2005, 01:51:17 PM
Name: cat
Location: devon
Age: 17
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
ive only been diaboloing for about two months but have become completely addicted!

2. What or who got you started?
ive always thought it looked cool but the legend that is matt pang introduced me into actually doing it for myself.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it really relaxes me and ive met so many cool people through it! theres nothing quite like the feeling i get wen ive just masterd a trick ive been failing at constantly for the past week!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1, 2 im not sure however mutch freetime i have.

5. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
im learning to juggle balls but i saw cigar boxes performed for the first time at the bjc and i really want to get into that!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
ive just got myself a henrys and i adore it!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
im only on one at da moment, two was a little disasterouse :oops:  

9. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
the s fan still gets me
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Void on April 05, 2005, 10:53:08 PM
Hi, I've been lurking here pretty much since the beginning, and figured it's high time I actually stuck my oar in.

Name: The Void
Location: Never far from my powerbook
Age: 217
Website: http://tlmb.net

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
13

2. What or who got you started?
Dave and Andy, two mates that I moved into a house with, who also got me juggling.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The impossibility of ever being able to say "I can do it." There's always something else

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Hmmmmmm..... I'd say about 3 minutes a day is my average

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes. Street-showish usually, although I did throw together a cabaret act for some work a couple of years back.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes. Yes. Plus yo-yos, hats, and most other stuff.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Pink ones.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1. That way I can manage to look good (to strags).

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Raise a smile

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
John's S-fan staircase.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
S-fan, with my own exit. I've only landed the exit about twice, and the s-fan lasts about three rotations if I'm *really* lucky.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Donald, Guy, Tre'space, Andy P, MFP, JGherkin (I think that's the s-fanboy John, right?), Barnesy, Lena, Zanzibar, Lucky Jim, Bruce, Sam Veale, so many others.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: seán_ on April 06, 2005, 12:35:44 AM
Great to have you posting Void.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DrRobotnik on April 06, 2005, 08:03:37 PM
Name: Pete or Doc Rob to the fellow geeks
Location: Skipton (Nr. Leeds)  UK
Age: 22
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

 5 Months

2. What or who got you started?

Messed around with a diablo as a kid but have realy got back into it after seeing the Breadsticks and Diablo vid.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

  It replaces bordom with frustration.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

 Err....prob average of 2.......some days none but have been going for 12 hours.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? God no!

People run for cover as soon as i pick up the sticks.!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

 Nope tried juggleing and poi but never took to it. Wouldn't mind starting to contact juggle tho.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I've not been through too much equipment so i wouldn't know.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Two diablo! ha! I'm a liability with just one!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Prob a few simple suicides or around the neck stuff. Nothing advanced.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

I wouldn't know.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

I seem to have lost the ability to whip catch and its destroying the house.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

I think i was most impressed with Baptiste and once at that standard i'll be happy. Thats no time soon .


Cheers guys.  Maybe I'll see some of you soon in Leeds  :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Powl on April 06, 2005, 09:28:11 PM
Name : Powl or Pacman
Location : Stuttgart Germany
Age : in 8 Days 17
Website : www.diabolotricks.tk

1.) 3 Years but there was a big brake between
2.) When i was 12 I went to a circus group once every week !!! (there I began to love to play Diabolo !!! )
3.)hmmmm It´s simply great
4.) 1 to 2 hours
5.) Yes when i was 12 !!!
6.) a bit develstick and a bit with balls
7.) I prefer Mister Babache Harlekin
     I have handmade sticks (Carbon)(yes handmade not from Henrys or         sth like that)
8.)I like Spaghetti Variations (combined with a suicide)they are simple but     look hard !!!
9.)I try two play with two but it´s very hard !
10.)****************!
11.)Starting with 2 diabolos !!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Powl on April 06, 2005, 09:28:33 PM
Name : Powl or Pacman
Location : Stuttgart Germany
Age : in 8 Days 17
Website : www.diabolotricks.tk

1.) 3 Years but there was a big brake between
2.) When i was 12 I went to a circus group once every week !!! (there I began to love to play Diabolo !!! )
3.)hmmmm It´s simply great
4.) 1 to 2 hours
5.) Yes when i was 12 !!!
6.) a bit develstick and a bit with balls
7.) I prefer Mister Babache Harlekin
     I have handmade sticks (Carbon)(yes handmade not from Henrys or         sth like that)
8.)I like Spaghetti Variations (combined with a suicide)they are simple but     look hard !!!
9.)I try two play with two but it´s very hard !
10.)****************!
11.)Starting with 2 diabolos !!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Arfenjis on April 07, 2005, 03:24:07 AM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
     About a month
2. What or who got you started?
     I juggled first, then I saw some diabolists and the rest is history
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
     The instant satisfaction, I love learning new tricks in just about half an hour
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
   1-2 hours, but sometimes up to 5 on weekends
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
   Can't say I do
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
    Balls, Clubs, and Rings
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
    Doesn't matter to me, I just like to diabolo
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
    I love 1 because it's very free and flows very nicely
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
    Chinese Suicide to Genocide
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
    Ryo Yabe and 5 diabolos
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
    Double Genocides
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
    MFP and Ryo
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thedanishguy on April 07, 2005, 02:37:16 PM
Name: Søren Thygesen
Location: Denmark, Jægerspris
Age: 14 years
Website: I dont have one...

1: I have played seriusly since the last summer in 2004.

2: I saw a circusartist played diabolo, and i thougt it was cool, so i bought a diabolo in France, it was on vacation with my family.

3: I think it´s cool to have something to do, and something to care about. To play football or skate or something els... And the thing i like to do - IS JUGGLE AND PLAY DIABOLO :D. I hope that was good enough answer.

4: When the weather is good it can be up to 2 or 3 hours... and in the weekend, sometimes a half day :)  

5: I have played at the streets, and someone has stopped and looked at me, but i newer maked shows for other that my family.

6: A little with balls, but primary DIABOLO :P  

7: Diabolo - Henry´s Jazz and Henry´s Circus
    Sticks - Henry´s fibersticks
    String - Nylonstring

8: I like playing one diabolo best, but that is becouse i dont can play with 2 so good yet.

9: My favorite is to make suicide and grab the diabolo between the legs. - That´s cool 8)  :D

10: I dont know one trick i like best, but the greatest tricks i have seen is made by the art of diabolo - they are SOOOO cool...

11: I am working on playing with 2 diabolos...

12: the art of diabolo has inspired me mostly

See you soon :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: -Leo- on April 07, 2005, 03:52:23 PM
Name: Leo Gould
Location: Ellesmere Port, England (near Liverpool)
Age: 13
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2 months
2. What or who got you started?
My imagination and my friend Ian (Llama_Bill)
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Relaxing, the feeling when you learn something new.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-3
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesse, Henry’s yellow stuff
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 and 2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Sprinkler (sometimes)
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Don’t know
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Sprinkler
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
MFP, Martijn, Sean and I can’t forget Bill
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Llama_Bill on April 07, 2005, 08:12:40 PM
Name: Ian "Bill" Kemp.
Location: Ellesmere Port.
Age: 18.

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Just under 5 months.

2. What or who got you started?
Seeing a guy on the Yomega yo-yo video go for (and failing) a whip catch and then trying it out at the Yo-Station in Chester.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's relaxing and fun.  Plus it feels great when you learn something new or impress or entertain something else with your "skills".

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Probably 2 hours at least as I do it in every little break I get at school.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

I do at school sometimes and at the basketball club for some of the younger ones.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I'll juggle anything balls (including the dreaded apple and basketballs), clubs, rings, yo-yo and a little bit of devil stick when I can lend someone’s.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesse G2, Henrys Long Carbon Sticks (but starting to like the aluminium ones) and Henrys Yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like 1 diabolo the best as I think it looks the best but some of the newer 2 diabolo tricks look sweet but for the moment 1 is still my favourite.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Well when I'm very lucky it's a Genocide or Infinite Suicide Floor start but if not you have to love a finger grind.  Also there is the handbag but I'll save that until I have it in all its cheesy glory on video.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
As the only diaboloers I've seen are new to it, it would have to be a magic knot to finger grind into suicide catch combo done by Leo.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Silly 2 diabolo shuffle which is almost working for me now.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The Mad French Posse, Sean, Luke Burrage and the Ellesmere Port Lads especially Leo and Mark.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Bobo on April 08, 2005, 08:30:30 PM
Name: Tim Fletcher
Location:Suffolk, England
Age:19
Website: www.barkinflyerz.co.uk (not diabolo, but....)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Properly for about 6 months, but first picked one up when i was about 7 i suppose.

2. What or who got you started?
Seeing someone diabolo in Italy on holiday, and more recently picked it back up again because a friend showed me some poi and fire poi, so decided to get back into it and get myself a fire diabolo.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Really great way to relax (and you don't need any wind!)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
anywhere from nothing to 4 hours during a weekend.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not much, did a small display with fire recently and hoping to do a bit more in the future.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
a bit of devil sticks and some poi

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys Circus, carbon fibre sticks and yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
recently got my 2d shuffle going so am working on that a lot at the moment, but still love 1d too !

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Genocides, but whip catches seem to impress people more :S

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Difficult to say, so much to choose from !

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 high, its getting better but still way too unstable ( as it were )

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
MFP of course ! and the rest... too many to mention!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: n1diablo on April 09, 2005, 12:17:34 PM
Name: Martijn Scholten
Location: Amsterdam, Holland
Age: 30
Website: is comming soon.

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
At least 10 years, I think about 15 years.

2. What or who got you started?
When I was 10 yrs, I did it for the first time at a children circus. It was the only thing I good do pretty good.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It looks great, always new tricks to learn, u can do it almost anywhere and helps u relax.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About 2 hours a day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really, only to the children of my neigbourhood.

6. Do you juggle other props?
Yes, I do clubs, balls. But mostly diabolo.

7. What r your favourite diabolos, sticks and string?
Henry string, iron short sticks and Mister Babache Finnesse of Harlequin diabolos

8. Do you like wording with 1, 2 of 3 diabolos the best?
I like them all, but I can't do with 3 diabolos yet.

9. What is the your favourite diabolo trick that u can do?
The infinite suicide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
A Duicide trick seen on the DVD Diabology. But not trown in the air, but done close arround the hands.

11. Waht tricks are driving you nuts right now?
The around the body combo tricks and the excalibur. :shock:

12. What other diaboloists have inspired u?
Martijn (Dutch Champion) and the mad frence posse.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: martijn on April 09, 2005, 12:29:41 PM
Hey, the other Dutch Martijn signed up to the forum as well :D Welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ThermoTubbie on April 11, 2005, 08:50:22 PM
Name: Martin
Location: Germany
Age: 18
Website: fsd.lan.de.vu (german ...)

I hope you can understand my English.

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
hmm I started two summers ago in holidays in France

2. What or who got you started?
I thought it was a easy diabolo from a discounter which looked so happy at me. But the reason why I bought it ... no idear....

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the fun !!! and the good feeling after learning a new trick.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
a half hour. I have not enough time for it.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I perform in front of my familie and some friends ... = not realy

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I like Jazz an Circus, but also a no-name one:), Carbon sticks, I don't know which string I use...

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I am to stupid for more than 1 *g*

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
My favourite trick is learning new tricks. I have every day a new one, because I found every day a new one or a combination of "old" tricks...


10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
oh... that's a good question *g* I think there are a lot of amazing tricks Smile
But don't aks me after name ... "names are sounds and smoke"

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
öhm...
starting 2 diabolos, but that will take a long time....


12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Every diabolist who know / knew tricks which I can not do = a lot of diaboloists ...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: will on April 11, 2005, 09:33:45 PM
Name:Will Hunt
Location: Leicester, UK
Age:17

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Maybe 8?

2. What or who got you started?
Just some friends who taught me the very basics, then i just used books then later internet to learn.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Fun to do, cam mess about with friends, swapping tricks and stuff, always something to learn.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Average about 1 or 2.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, clubs, devil stick, poi, fire stuff.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's circus, Henry's long carbon fibre sticks, yellow firetoys string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Pretty much the newest one i just learnt.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Maybe the double sun to armstall with 3 diabolos in the trick of the week section.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Mini genocide with 2. 3 diabolos.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Mad french posse made me realise what really can be done with some diabolos.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: arnie on April 13, 2005, 12:09:23 AM
Name: Steve Arnold
Location: Birmingham UK
Age: 22
Website: www.stevethejuggler.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? about 6

2. What or who got you started? was already into juggling and was just one of the props i took a liking to

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? theres always that one step further that you can take something

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? depends, I aim for 4 at the moment

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yup

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

i do, balls, rings, clubs, devilstick, unicycle, staff, bouncers, contact, and....my books... bum bum cha

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

henrys circus, normal wooden handsticks and yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

well if i could do it well i would like doing three the best

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

3 high and anti suicide with 2 aswell

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

anything by ryo yabe, particulary like the three diabolo sprinkler with suicide exit....nice

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

3 low! its crazy

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

seán and barnesy cos talkin to them at the brum convention made me realise they were going throught the same pain of learning 3 low as me. also tony frebourg for being a clever clogs and ryo yabe for being a god... all the other people i have watched on videos etc
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Twilite on April 15, 2005, 06:37:47 PM
Name: Leigh
Location: England
Age: 17
Website: www.urbansports.tk (Not diabolo related)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? On and off for about 5 years, only just started seriously

2. What or who got you started? The Diabology trailer, followed by lots of Mad French Posse got my interested again

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The creativity, and the amazement such an unknown discipline generates.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Not enough

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Not yet I haven't

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I can juggle balls adequetly and clubs just about

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Currently using Henry's Jazz

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? Only tried one so far

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?  :oops:  No comment!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Always partial to a little one handed trickery!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Coffee grinder; used to work just fine and today it's just not working at all.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? The whole Mad French Posse
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: El_Hippye on April 16, 2005, 07:09:43 PM
Hi to all people in this forum... I'm El_Hippye from MEXICO. This is my first time in this forum and i'm very glad for find you.

I just want to share that not many people in my country know about the diabolo. And the few guys that know how play diabolo are very jellous for share tricks and teach to others how to play it.

I'm trying to show all people who want's to know about diabolo and all tricks i can do and some videos. I hope really soon load my videos for you.

Thks again and i hope see you later.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mrpink on April 17, 2005, 10:21:50 PM
Im new here and this is who I am...
Name: Joakim Soderberg
Location: Stockholm  Sweden
Age: 29
Website: www.mrpink.se

1. How many years have you diaboloed for
Almost seven years now.

2. What or who got you started?
I saw two diabolists at a juglingconvention and bougt my first diabolo there, loved it ever since...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Havent really thought about it, but I guess it is like a kind of meditation , a way to balance your self. And ofcourse it pays for the food as well...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About an hour whwn im in the mood, some periods i dot touch it at all...

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes, I work as a streetperformer and the diabolo is the maintheme in my show.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes I do some juggling it, but im not verry good at it. Played a bit with flowesticks a coupple of years ago, but not much annymore...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry Circus  is the only real diabobo...
metal sticks and whatever string is avalable

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 diabolos is my favorite, although i have just started to get 3 going... will probably take a while tough...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
must be the double sprinkler with two

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I shuld probably mention some fancy stuff with 3 or 4 diabolos here... but I still think the high throw with one is the best diabolo stunt you can do although it is the verry first you learn...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Te 3diabolo wrapstart, the brain know the trick , the body does not... evver happens to you?
 
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I recently bought "the art of diabolo" by the mad french posse almost everything there was verry inspiring...
I must also mention Mattias Jönsson who is a big hero to all diabologists in sweden.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mattias on April 17, 2005, 10:32:44 PM
Hi Joakim, great to have you on this site!
Fun to have another swede at the forums. Just so you know, we met at the NJC. I was the tall guy from Luleå which was there with my not so tall friend Jakob, Moe at this site. Hope you had a safe trip home

Although a shame about the NJC that there were only 6 people who could hold a good 2d shuffle, a well, maybe next year.

Oh, and I wouldnt call Jönsson my hero :) Cool guy and impressive skill, doing four and all that. But when it comes to diabolo, internet is my hero, and maybe people who can do french or japanese style good, I prefer those over the british that Jönsson does.
Take Care.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ne00xide on April 18, 2005, 04:59:30 AM
Name: Frank Switalski
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 18
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About six months.

2. What or who got you started?
I watched an act from "Quidam" performed by "Cirque Du Soleil".

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Spending the time learning new tricks. You'll get it 1 out of 10 times. Then 2, then 5... Then everytime... Progression is the best.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
At least one if the day allows.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only for friends.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Currently only tried two 4" Harlequins. I would like to get two Henry Circus Diabolos. Also only used 14" wooden sticks and regular white Henry's String.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I enjoy two because it feels neat, although I'm not to good with them.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Just juggle two at a time... :-(

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Almost anything Antonin pulls off.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Regular stalls with two diabolos.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Antonin, JiBe, Eric, almost anyone from "The Mad French Posse". Also that little 9 year old, Niels.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ginger_Tom on April 19, 2005, 12:39:05 PM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Not years, about maybe a month
2. What or who got you started?
First picked one up last year after watching Spink and Moro, but only started playing sometime last month.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Long, flowing trippy routines, and that goes for any form of juggling.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
4-5 hrs
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nah
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yo-YO!
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys Circus, Carbon Fibre and *Shrugs*
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 because I cant do 2 or 3!
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Mini and Full Genocides
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Most of Diabology
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diablo.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Sean, Nick, Spink from Shefcon.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Spink on April 19, 2005, 12:47:40 PM
Welcome GT!!

the device he speaks of in his signiture actualy transfers your diabolo knoledge in to his head!! :shock:

tin foil hats at the ready, one thinks :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Diego Armando Malabares on April 20, 2005, 01:30:26 PM
Name:  Didac Gilabert
Location: Lleida & Tarragona Spain
Age: 21
Website: www.dinastiahand.tk (under construction)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3,5

2. What or who got you started?
Because I like play the diabolo to relax.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I  enjoy juggling, I don't know why, but when I am playing its incredible, is like nothing hapens in the world.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 or 2h (Becaus Ie am studiing EQ in Tarragoan and I haven't enoght time.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls , clubs, Bounce balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesse, The sticks I do my sticks, is cheaper and go better.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Now I am learning with 3 diabolos,but I enjoy the same playing with 1 or 2 diabolos.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I dont have favorite trick.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I don't know, the last that I see, is in the video of Antonin's Ieper video, and the final trick I thinck that its incredible.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Do 3 diabolos low and hight.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Jibe


Sorry for my english.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jelen on April 20, 2005, 03:05:04 PM
Name: Elena Umlauff
Location: Madrid (spain)
Age: 19
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I started like 10 years ago, but I "really" started 9 or ten months ago.

2. What or who got you started?
ten years ago y saw my  90-year old great grand mother playing diabolo and that was very impressing.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I couldo not say what do I like best, it's the whole lot of it that I like.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
An hour al least

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I've done 3 performences...and perhaps more in the future

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls and staff

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use finesse and carbon sticks of henrys

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like playing with two or one, I prefer one because I know more tricks XD And some day, perhaps... I'll work with 3

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I can't decide for a favourite trick... but genocides...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
many of the tricks that antonin does

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
the double sprinkler is one of them.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

the mad french posse, and from span the person howshawed me how to do two diabolos Diego armando malabares
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jack_12325 on April 21, 2005, 05:28:28 PM
Name: Jack Nelson
Location:Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Age: 13
Website: n/a
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3 years.

2. What or who got you started?
In year 6 at school a friend brought one in and i had a go and thought i'd try it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
When you nail a hard trick with no mistakes.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
3 hours a week? I dont have much free time.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really, sometimes for friends.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Afraid not.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Mr Babache Finesse, Henrys yellow string, Carbon Fibre sticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 because your always in control of the movement (well more than 2 or three it think)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Leg Stall. So simple but cool.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Umm 2 diabolo Genocide?

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Genocide to Infinite Suicide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Norbi, JiBe, and Jamie B.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dougall on April 24, 2005, 11:28:56 AM
Name: Dougall Winship
Location: Cambridge, UK
Age: 33
Website: none yet

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
      About 6 yrs (but juggling in general about 12 yrs)

2. What or who got you started?
      Watching my Belgian friend Bart at an Exodus festival (nr Luton UK) years ago do tricks other than just throwing & catching 1 diablo as high as possible!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
      I like the diablo's flowing nature, and the reward of eventual acheivment through sheer determination & persistance.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
      Varies, about 1 at the moment... (i'd like to do more though)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
      Done a few shows in the past, not much recently. Used to do lots of busking with balls/clubs/etc before i got into diablos.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
      Yup, tried most things over the years...seem to have ended up with diablos  (which is good coz they're fantastic!)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
     (predictably) Henry's Circus ..... but I learnt two intially with some old MoreBallsThanMost Firefly diablos, these were great to learn on but the the  spindles were too narrow for many tricks.
     Sticks and string seems to change all the time as they become frayed, snapped and lost! Wooden handles are fine for me most of the time. Nylon chord for Blinds from my local hardware shop isn't perfect but it's cheap and readily avaible!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
     pretty much even (although my 3 low is too lame to count yet really)...... anyway i thought it was play not work!!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
     Got a strange 2d single sprinkler variation which i stumbled across by accident...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
      Any time i see more than 2 diablos on a string i'm liable to start drooling! I liked watching Priam try to wrap start a 4th diablo onto a string with 3 already going on the Diabology trailer....

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
      3 diablo wrap start.... i'll join the queue!!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
      Any diabloist with i meet with enthusiasm inspires me.... also nearly everyone who has posted video clips on the net has inspired in some way or another, especially our esteemed French friends who deserve a big up all of their own!!

Thx, dougall
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jordak on April 27, 2005, 04:46:24 AM
Name: Jordan Kantor
Location: Jersey
Age: currently 16, 17 next January
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
none (technically) but i chinese yoyoed for 6 although I didn't for 3 years in between
2. What or who got you started? In camp some guys from Taiwan came. On visiting day they sold Chineseyoyos and I got one
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I like it that diabolo is something few people are familiar with so they are quickly taken aback
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1/2 hr - 6 hrs...I'm inconsistent
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
...do talent shows count? If so I used my chinese yoyo and got 3rd place...won a $15 best buy gift certificate
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
i suck at all of those things...I could see myself doing devil sticks though
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I just like a standard wooden handstick with the hole through one end...I have a Higgins Brothers rubber Element Diabolo (I got it very recently) and I have a Chinese Yoyo (same one since visiting day) My favorite string is one thin and strong like the jugglingstore.com replacement string
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
today I first tried doing two...Can't really get it started yet...I tried the "quick launch" on diabolotricks.com and almost got it.
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I like sucides and coffee grinders a lot. I also like bouncing the diabolo on a string that's on either side of my neck (does that one have a name?) I hate "release" tricks and knot tricks
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I'm still frustrated by golden finger as I can't even get close to doing it right
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
bow and arrow, 2 diabolos
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
.......no answer
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: CM on April 28, 2005, 09:13:00 PM
Name:Chris
Location: Cleveland
Age: 15

1. About 6 months

2. Local juggling group (st. ignatius circus company)

3. getting a trick down for the first time is great

4. 1-2 hours..... sometimes more

5. Yes, i have several times

6. Balls, rings, clubs, cigar boxes, and devil stick(sort-of)

7. Well since i only have used Henry's diabolos i guess henry's........ O and i use metal handsticks and henry;s white string

8. 2 since i cant do 3

9. Vortex combos and this little knot i invented with 2

10. Anything in Diabology..... 4 diabolos high :wink:

11. s-fan

12. All the Frnch Mad Posse, Matt Hall, Ryo Yabe, and others.....(i cant remember anyone else)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: elevator_chief on April 29, 2005, 02:59:20 AM
name: Isaac Brock
age: yes please
sex: 23

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

a good many i'd say

2. What or who got you started?

Some big dude punched me in the face and was like... "diabolo.." so i did.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Using it to beat jugheads with..

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Either not enough or more than too much

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Yes, but its mainly generic trite hackneyed and banal.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

But of course.  A big fan of passing clubs indeed.  Balls are fine, rings are good for the occasional scrotal bash (I love you jason), etc

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Whatever I can steal

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

One is the loneliest number.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

EXCALIBUR (said in an overly exhuberant voice)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

3 diablo sprinkler

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

My learning curve is so bad that everything gives me trouble.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Lots of cool dudes from this site, etc.  yabe.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Pete on April 30, 2005, 09:51:13 PM
Hi guys
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

4 years on and of, only really got good over last 1.5 years

2. What or who got you started?

i did it a little bit with a rubbish plastic one just for a bit o fun, then i bumped into proffessor panic of panic circus who really got me started.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

makes me forget about all the other problems in my life.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

A few years back i did five hours a day for about a month but now more like two.


5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

nope.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Bit  of ball juggling nothing special, bit good at  devil sticks

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Henrys, circuss, mister babache harlequins, finesses are myfavourite diabolos, (so all of the good modern brands) string and sticks don't bother me, but i use carbon fibre sticks with yellow hi-speed string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

i like doing 1 and 2 and would probably like doing 3 if i could do it.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

i'm having a phase of doing s-fans but other than that just about every other trick i can do is myfavourite.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

3 diablo sprinkler, and 4444555504444

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

3 DIABOLOS!!!!!!!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

All of the mad french posse, particularly JiBe because of his website. Tony annoys me by being so absolutely flawless, but yes he inspired me too, and Trash's 2d suicides influenced me lots.

Bye
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: norbi on May 01, 2005, 01:18:06 AM
Quote from: Pete
... then i bumped into proffessor panic of panic circus who really got me started...


Yeh, big up to Panics Circus, he got me started aswell, if you're at glasto this year then look out for me, i'll probably be around teaching diabolo at Panic's (in the Kidz Feild for anyone that didn't [and wanted to] know) over the weekend. See ya there i hope.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: looby on May 01, 2005, 02:33:05 AM
Name: Louis Bortoli
Location: Kent, England
Age: 19
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
On and off for about a year but only been solidly practicing for about 6 weeks

2. What or who got you started?
My older bro, when he came back from Glasto with his first diabolo, saw how fun it was and bought myself a little beard. learnt some basics but forgot about it for a while. diabology made me want to take it up again and I'm glad I did.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The feeling of accomplishment and being part of a great community.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About 2 hours a day. Gap year = lots of free time

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet, would love to in the future though

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
just contact staff.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesse, fibreglass sticks and whatever string i can find (henry's is nice though)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Only just got a 2d shuffle going and i felt much more chuffed for pulling that off compared to any 1d trick.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Probably a one handed leg orbit to suicide out. just has a nice feel to it.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
3d sprinkler arm stall.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2d shuffle (corrections mainly)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
My brother for getting me started and TMFP for making me want to take it up again.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ainslie on May 01, 2005, 04:55:33 AM
Name: Ainslie
Location: Halifax, Canada
Age: 22
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
0 years, about 1 month

2. What or who got you started?
this crazy guy in my environmental science class :)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the inner piece that comes from throwing a diabolo against a brick wall.....haha just kidding......no really

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? nope

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? no, but I am great at throwing and catching clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's aluminum, yellow string and circus diabolos (with teflon axles... of course :) )

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1..........for now

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Magic knot............after one month I think that's impressive  :roll:

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Excalibre genocide in the freezing cold ;)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Chinese Whipping

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Sean, he's a stud haha
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jukka on May 01, 2005, 09:30:10 PM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

For four years now, but only about 9 months intensively.

2. What or who got you started?
I saw a man selling diabolos on a market place in Sweden. He showed few tricks and the little boy was sooooo impressed.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Like nearly everyone else has said, it is great to learn a new trick. Especially when you have practised it for weeks. Another thing is that you can't be too good juggler. There's alwas new tricks to do.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Some days 3 or more, some days 0. Sadly, there are more those 0-days. But maybe 5-7 hours weekly.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yep. We have a little performig group(http://www.sirkusfiasko.com) with my friend. There are about one gig per month. Not much, but just enough.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I've tried to learn balls, but failed. I can do some basic 3 ball tricks like factory(machine). Also some 6 ball passing.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I have now two MB Arlequinos, carbon fibre sticks and some basic, but always so good wooden sticks. The best string is as it happens, Henrys yellow one.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I mainly concentrate to 1d, but also I can handle two. It demands less practise hours to learn a great tricks with one than two. That's why. Maybe I'm lazy...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Hmm...it's really hard to say. Some body moves maybe. Finger grinds are also pretty funny.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I saw Quentin doing 3d siteswaps this year in Helsinki. Though he wasn't then as good as he now is, but still it was amazing. Of course there are also impressive tricks done by Mad Posse, but I haven't seen them live so...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Some two diabolo tricks like sprinklers and fans.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I think that without Aaro and Marko from Sirkus Kumiankka I would have ended my diabolo career many times. Also Elmeri has shown me something. The Mad Posse fellows are also inspired me alot.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pedrojuggles on May 03, 2005, 06:04:31 PM
Name: Pedro
Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
Age: 14
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? less than one - started september of '04

2. What or who got you started? St Ignatius High School Circus Company

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It's fun

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? at least one

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yeah

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? yes: balls, rings, learning clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? i like finesse, but i use a henry, whatever sting comes with Todd Smith handsticks, and renegade aluminum sticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? sprinkler

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? live would be a quad sprinkler, on video --- a fan combo

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? most two diabolo tricks

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Brian Godomski, Alex Z, CM,Norbi, and Matt Hall

13. What do you want to do right now? Go home from school and juggle
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Otoshidama on May 05, 2005, 04:09:24 AM
Name: Rory Tatum
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Age: 16
Website: Don't have one

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I just recently got my diabolo so just a few weeks.

2. What or who got you started?
Roy Paterson at the Texas Juggling Society and Matt Hall.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I like the visual returns from hours of practice.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Well, it's increasing.  Total diabolo and juggling time would be 1.5-2 hours usually but more on a weekend or thursday night(juggling meeting)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I haven't yet but will probably add it in to the act I already have

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Mainly balls, but I also juggle clubs and rings, not so much cigar boxes or devil sticks though.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Right now I have the European Harlequin ordered from Renegade with wooden handsticks and whatever string came with it.  I want some of those aluminum handsticks and I don't know anything about different strings yet.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can only do 1 at the moment and have gotten 2 started once on a thursday night.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I almost did a mini-genocide today.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Matt Hall doing Excalibur Genocide, I thought that was pretty cool.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Infinite Suicide and Mini-Genocide.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Matt Hall since I got to meet him at Austin Jugglefest and Roy Paterson, he's really the only diaboloist in the area(besides me now) and I've seen some cool Ryo Yabe and Mad French Posse videos.  I also like Luke Burrage's videos on diabolo.ca all of the one's I've watched involve his teeth.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: eplea on May 05, 2005, 07:04:05 AM
Name:  Ed
Location:  Toronto
Age:  33

1. How long have you diaboloed for?

Less than 2 months.

2. What or who got you started?

As a long time yo-yo player I've always found diabolos interesting, just never to the point of ordering any only to find out I didn't like it.  Recently found some Diabglo's at the local toy store on clearance (less than $15CAN each with tax) so I bought one to try out.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

I had to edit and re-edit my post as this was a tough one without writing a book.  One of the reasons would be the challenge of learning something new and the satisfaction that comes with it.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

As mentioned I've been using a Diabglo and those things weigh a TON! That combined with our unseasonal weather (is any weather truly unseasonal in Canada?) have led to practice time less than what I think I would like...15-20 minutes when I get home from work and 3-4 hours total on weekends.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

No.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

No, but I recently discovered a friend and his brother juggle clubs and they've offered to teach me.  However, I do yo-yo and have been throwing spin tops for a long time.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I've only used the Diabglo but am hesitant to call it my favorite, especially considering when I got home from work tonight I had a nice new orange Finesse G2 waiting for me.  Definitely easier on the arms. can't wait to get some time with it.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

As a beginner 1 is working just fine  :)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

At this point everything I can do is a favorite.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Luke Burrage on May 05, 2005, 04:05:37 PM
Quote from: Otoshidama
Name: Rory Tatum
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Age: 16

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Matt Hall since I got to meet him at Austin Jugglefest and Roy Paterson, he's really the only diaboloist in the area(besides me now) and I've seen some cool Ryo Yabe and Mad French Posse videos.  I also like Luke Burrage's videos on diabolo.ca all of the one's I've watched involve his teeth.


I have posted a few videos that didn't use my teeth, but all of my tricks of the week have been string biting tricks. At the moment I have loads of new tricks that I should video for you guys but I've been way too busy travelling and performing and all that.

And I have 30 minutes of footage I want to edit down into a 3 minute montage. It will feature Donald Grant and me, at the BJC, at 5.30am, demonstrating old old skool diabolo tricks, showing off more recent old skool diabolo tricks and inventing brand new old skool tricks...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: yuval1234 on May 06, 2005, 08:15:02 PM
hello i'm new here :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: alon on May 07, 2005, 08:51:47 AM
im new here end i know with 2 diabolo end i from israel! :!: :)  :)  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AssaF on May 07, 2005, 10:55:24 AM
בואנה אלון ישך מלא שגיאות כתיב!
תיעזר במילון עברית אנגלית לפני שאתה ככותב הודעה שוב
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: alon on May 07, 2005, 12:52:45 PM
סליחה אז היתבלבלתי מה קרה!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: donald grant on May 07, 2005, 02:54:01 PM
Finally signed up, so I guess it's only fair that I spill the beans...

1  How many years have you diaboloed for?

About 15 years.

2  What or who got you started?

I'd been juggling for a couple of years when I first got a catalogue from the Oddballs shop.  My first diabolo came in a big parcel with my first devil stick, rings, cigar boxes, 3 spinning plates and a copy of ...yes indeed... the Complete Juggler.  It was all happily downhill after that!

3  What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

The diabolo?  Hugely versatile prop and it fits in my handluggage!  Juggling in general?  Meet great people, travel the world and it even manages to pay my bar bill and keep a roof over my head :D

4  How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Nowadays, that all depends on work.  At least half an hour a day, more if i'm in the mood.

5  Do you ever perform with diabolo?

It's the only real job I've ever had, to be honest. Yes, for the last ten years!

6  Do you juggle other props?  If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks....?

Have dabbled quite a bit in all of them.  Used to do quite a bit of devil stick.  At the moment i'm partial to a bit of kendama and astro jacks. Honestly, we have a lot of spare time backstage!

7  What are your favourite diabolos, sticks and string?

On stage I use unmodified Henrys circus, Henrys white flecked string and wooden Babache sticks.  What a dinosaur.  I also used to use Renegade on stage for years; they're soooo forgiving.  In private i've got some henrys circus with 4erlei wide axles, Henrys yellow string and some tungsten tipped 4erlei carbon sticks which are really jolly nice.

8  Do you like working with 1, 2 or 3 diabolos the best?

One is always most fun.

9  What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Milking the......i dunno.  So much to choose from.  Suicides are always cool, all flavours.

10  What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Watching Guy thrashing away with three way back in 1992 was pretty amazing.  Manchester 94 too when Dave Proctor appeared with his renegade fingercurl and the hyperloop/ sprinkler.  And whales on the side of his renegades.

11  What tricks are driving you nuts right now?  

There's always something cleverer than yourself!

12  What other diabolists have inspired you?

Where to start?  Pearse Halfpenny and Guy Heathcote.  Learning tricks together with Bruce Wilson in his kitchen in Edinburgh.  Jochen Schell in Archaos way back in 91.  Dave P, Andy, Fritz Grobe, Barnsey.......the list goes on and on.  All of the new breed are inspiring, I especially like what Priam and Trash are up to.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ztt on May 08, 2005, 08:24:55 PM
Name: zack
Location: leeds
Age: 14
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? i have diaboloed for 4 and a half months

2. What or who got you started? juggling teacher at school

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? always more 2 learn

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? between 1 and 4

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yes i have done 2 pefromences at school

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls, clubs,rings
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? cuircus , beard, carbon fiber long, fulecent string fromm anti gravity 75p per meter

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2 diabolos

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? dubble sprinkle suicide from under the leg to over, cought a tripple but diabolo fell off

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
thrre diabolo cycle behind back.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
tripple sprincler from behind back to infront and hook stall to suicide
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
lots cant rember names
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: norbi on May 08, 2005, 08:50:32 PM
Quote from: ztt

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
thrre diabolo cycle behind back.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
tripple sprincler from behind back to infront and hook stall to suicide


10. Really? Where?

11. triple sprinkler from front-back? using suicide? after 4.5 months? rock out
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: seán_ on May 08, 2005, 10:32:38 PM
Quote from: norbi
Quote from: ztt

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
thrre diabolo cycle behind back.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
tripple sprincler from behind back to infront and hook stall to suicide


10. Really? Where?

11. triple sprinkler from front-back? using suicide? after 4.5 months? rock out


9.  Not too sure about that either

11. Thats because he is from Leeds and Leeds jugglers rock

Nice to see you on here Zack. You have a good teacher I hope you treat him well. He was asking me and Matt if we had any tips for you lot, it doesn't sound like you need them, well done.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: chris_cabry on May 10, 2005, 05:31:00 PM
Name: Chris Cabry
Location: Leeds, England
Age: 14

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 none, about 5 months

2. What or who got you started?
Zack Turner

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
 its fun

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
  0.756212

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No, i have juggling.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yes Balls,clubs,rings,

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
 only ever used henrys circus' and henrys string, don't know what sticks i have.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
a double spinkler suacide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
a tripple sprinkler sucide under the leg

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? most 2 diabolo tricks, working on nothing at the moment

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
My maths teacher, Alister Leitch took me to his juggling club called Hullabaloo for there christmas show and there were some diaboloists there and i dicided to give it a go!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dracodragon on May 11, 2005, 05:00:57 AM
Name: Chris Garcia
Location: USA, CA
Age: 14
Website: http://s4.invisionfree.com/Frogfighters/index.php?act=idx

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Well, its not really years, but months. I think i got my first Diabolo in either february or march of 2005, but i will have to look into that to be sure.
2. What or who got you started?
Matt Hall, hes the juggling sensei at the juggling club in school.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Landing a trick for the first time, the practice, the coordination you get from practicing diabolo, and its just a fun, unique juggling item.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About 30 minutes - 3 hours
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Well, i never really performed in front of a huge crowd of people gathered to see me. But I guess you can say I did two performances, one at my little sisters party at chucky cheeses, and another at my friends party.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Not really, but once a broken bone in my tenden heals up( it aint that bad, got it from baseball when i was the catcher) i want to start ball, club, and cigar boxes.
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I like the henrys circus. It is a great yoyo, and i have the string and sticks that came with the set.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like to work on two diabolos now. It is fun to learn new tricks with two, and more of a challenge.
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I would either have to say the monorail, or sprinklers with two diabolos.
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Matt Halls excalibur. That is just amazing...
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Correcting two diabolos so i dont mess up as often, adding spin to two diabolos so i dont mess up as often, infinite suicide with one diabolo, and  another two trick where it orbits under your arm and comes up to your right stick.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Matt Hall, and some other diaboloists at school.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: andypandy92 on May 11, 2005, 12:57:19 PM
Name: Andrew Maggs
Location: Wiltshire
Age: 13
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3 years

2. What or who got you started?
The look of them were cool.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The tricks are really cool

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I have once at a juggling convention.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Flower Sticks, Juggling balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Radiant Diabolos, Alluminium Sticks and Henrys String.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like working with 2 Diabolos.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Just to diabolos is my favourite thing to do.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Triple Sprinkler.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I'm working on the sprinkler and other 2diabolo tricks.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
All my mates!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: stix on May 11, 2005, 12:57:47 PM
Name:Fraser MacDonald
Location: wiltshire
Age: 13
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 5 month

2. What or who got you started? my mates

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
its better than the playstation
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-2 hours
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
once in the bham 10 renagade show
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? balls and flower stix

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
finesse, short metal, any string
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 diabolo but I am learning 2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
a stopover combo i made up
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
dobble duicide to a behind the back catch
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
tring to corect 2
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you
all my mates, ryo yabe, dave p, steve arnold
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Marc on May 11, 2005, 04:00:31 PM
Name: Marc Cabry
Location: Leeds, England
Age: 14

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
0.4

2. What or who got you started?
Juggling Club at my school

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It is fun and there is always something new to learn

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 Hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, Clubs, Rings

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Diabolo- Henrys Circus
Sticks-Henrys Handsticks - Diabolo Alu
String-Henrys

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Double Sprinkler

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
A Double Sprinkler suicide from under the leg by Zack Turner

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
 Most of them

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MrBabache on May 20, 2005, 08:21:30 PM
Name: Patrik
Location: Sweden
Age: 11
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
    about 2 years
2. What or who got you started?
    my best freind
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
    learning new stuff and show my skills
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
   2-3 maybe 4
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
   yes each day in the school :P
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yoyo poi
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
  I like the diabolo Eagle. I love my sticks but i dont know their name
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
   uhm... can only use one
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
    That`s a tricky one:P I like the upside down grind but it`s too easy  
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
        the tomicide
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
     neck trampoline
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
   my brother David
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tom Derrick on May 20, 2005, 09:40:16 PM
Quote from: MrBabache
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
        the tomicide


Good choice!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: web on May 23, 2005, 09:33:43 PM
Name: Michael J. Webster
Location:Cleveland OH
Age: 15
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
mabey nine months

2. What or who got you started?
My local club

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Learning and making new tricks then passing it on

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
30 minutes, eaxactly (i can't actually tell time)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
everything just mentioned

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
All henrys stuff because that is the only stuff i have used.  Except for Renegade fiberglass handsticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I have gotten a pretty good 2 shuffle going so that is fun.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I have made up a few lame tricks but I like bind whip catches a lot

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
excalibur genocide

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
two dibolos and excalibur

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Brian Godomski, CM, Alex Z, Matt Hall, and Ryo Yabe
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ed on May 23, 2005, 10:34:19 PM
Quote from: stix
Name:Fraser MacDonald
Location: wiltshire
Age: 13
Website: n/a

......

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you
all my mates, ...


I hope i put that since we all do inspire eachother don't we stix!

Edit: Oh yeah first ever 200th post! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sambo on May 24, 2005, 07:53:00 PM
Name: Sam
Location: Ackworth
Age: 17


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Years? about 2 weeks I think
2. What or who got you started?
Ginger Tom and Spink outside the pub
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The movement and looks on people's faces as they walk past
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
3+? Don't really count
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
For people at college
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Used to do a bit of yoyo, but I got bored of it
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
The little, light Mr Babache diabolos. Unsure of the name. I'm using a Babache harlequin for now. I don't use sticks, it's time for the loop revolution! String? I dunno, the green one I was given
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 cos I use the loop. Can't do 2 anyhow
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Rope climb to whip catch in the loop. Sick.
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I don't know what it was or how it worked but I did it today at college
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Dunno really. Plenty of stuff driving me mad.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Spink, Tom, little japanese kid off 'Yukky' video
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ohmpi on May 27, 2005, 11:02:53 AM
Name: Ohmpi
Location: Herentals - Belgium
Age: 30
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Almost 4 weeks now

2. What or who got you started?
Just by seeing somebody doing it!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The feeling if a trick suceeds after tryin several times! Or the relaxed feeling you can have playing the diabolo after a busy day.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
between 1 and 1,5

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not Yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
The only I'v tried for the moment is the Mr. Babache Harlequin, Aluminium Sticks from Henry and colored string from 10 metres Henry.
So that are my favorites for the moment.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
For the moment 1!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Don't know!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
On the moment none but three days ago, the orbit around both arms was driving me nuts. I'm trying the Minetti Whip since yesterday.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Next Sunday I'm going to see my first performance of diaboloists. And I'm waiting for the DVD diabology but for the moment I don't know who is going to inspire me!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ole on May 29, 2005, 02:10:46 PM
Name: Ole
Location: Denmark
Age: 19
Website: www.diabolo.dk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
seriously 2-3 weeks =) But I tryed it for a year ago first time

2. What or who got you started?
One of my mates started playing diabolo a year ago, but didn't want to play the same as he did, so I buyed me a Henry Viper and started playing that (yoyo offstring). But for 2-3 weeks ago I wanted to play diabolo as well.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It gives a great feeling to learn new stuff! And to juggle with friends!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-2 hours the last weeks.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No. Haven't earned any coinoffer yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Viper, a offstring yoyo.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I have only tryed henrys circus diabolo. But I prefer alu sticks and yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like working with 2 diabolos the best, but im still at the beginner state. Cant correct them yet.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I dont have any fav. trick, but it always gives a good feeling to do the whip. I just try playing with 2 atm.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Just making tricks with 3 diabolo is amazing, I think!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Im working on playing with 2 diabolo and I cant correct them!! arrgh :)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The most videos on this site. I just got inspired by watching them again and again.

My last comment: Great site with alot of good diabolo movies.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: TimEllis on May 29, 2005, 07:07:18 PM
Name: Tim Ellis
Location: Buffalo, NY
Age: 19
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? almost 6 months now

2. What or who got you started? Juggling club at SUNY Geneseo, where I go.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It's something I really have to work at to learn something new.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?1-2 hours
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? I have not
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i can do balls, clubs, rings, boxes, cups, and a little devil stick.  (im not very good at any of them though)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
i like my finesses, and my henry's string.  my sticks I bought from Sky, if anyone knows who she is.  Not really sure what brand they are.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 diabolo but I am learning 2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I like doing the flux capacitor.  It's not that hard, but looks cool.  I think once I get the genocide or infinite suicide to work though, they may take over.
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
excalibur genocide.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
i cant get 2 to work ((><))  also the genocide and infinite suicide.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you
duncan (president of the juggling club), matt hall, ryo yabe, antonin, and eric L.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kamikace on May 30, 2005, 11:27:25 AM
Finaly, I thought I must make this formulary! :lol:
Name: Daniel Blasco Marcos
Location: Spain (España)
Age: 18
Website: www.nosotrosynosotras.tk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
7 years, 1,7 seriusly lol
2. What or who got you started?
It´s a long story, i think sean knows something about it, jeje

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the rythm, soft-like of cals and diabolos
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
3-5 hours per week

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yer, once

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls,clubs, moncicle

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Without doubt, Henrys with henrys sitcks, with henrys string with henrys teflon axes!   ....mmm...Who says MB? :P  

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2!
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
genocide from infinites suicide
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
4 low, 3 doblesun, slowcide for s fan by sean (ok, it could be more difficult tricks, but I love it)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Every kind of genides, c and s fans, 2 high diabolos piroutes

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Jibe, Sean, Anthonin, Jason Garfield ( :roll: )
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mattias on May 30, 2005, 02:08:59 PM
Quote from: kamikace
4 low


Do tell. Have this been developed to the degree that some can hold a semi-steady 4 low?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sander on May 30, 2005, 04:03:46 PM
Name: Sander de Graaf
Location: Pijnacker, The Netherlands
Age: 25
Website: http://www.exul.nl http://sander.exul.nl

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  4 months

2. What or who got you started? my girlfriend, she bought one for my birthday

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? i can focuse on one thing. It's relaxing. And the other people are always prepared to learn you something

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? next week will be my first time

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? poi sometimes

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? MB Finesse G2, alu-sticks sinds yesterday, the yellow one

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i only can do one, i'm working on 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? infinite suicide into magic knot

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 5diabolo's by tony

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? monorail

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? The Mad French Posse, Martijn Halekor, Arjan Groenendijk
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Arron S on May 30, 2005, 06:37:49 PM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Err I have dabbled on and (mainly) off for years.

2. What or who got you started?
It was a craze in my first school, so I guess my friends and I supose Guy.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's fun. There is always something new to learn or create.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
None.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I have, a long time ago.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Most stuff really but specialise in yoyoing and toss juggling.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Johns! lol

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
My 3 Diabolo is pretty sick but I'll say my 2 diabolo stuff is most inspiring.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
My signiture trick, the 'JohnSteal' or 'puttingguof3'

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Duno, lots of vids, Guys stuff, Johns stuff even Norbi suprises me sometimes (some more than others!)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Pass. All to easy.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Guy, donald, John, Norbi, Tonys pretty cool but mainly me. I rock.

Arron
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ironfl0wer on June 01, 2005, 04:03:51 PM
hiya every one just thought i would say hello and im new to this site and pretty new to diabolo too.
gareth
1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 3 months

2. What or who got you started? my girlfrien took up poi and i remembered having one when i was a kid..so got one.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? its fun looks cool and it relaxes me.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? nope(do friends count?)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? poi,staff,devilsticks sometimes and juggling sometimes.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? well i got a dragonfly diabolo with henrys string and wooden sticks..buuuuuuuuuuut i WANT a finesse g2 and carbon sticks.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i only can do one, i'm working on 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? tomicide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? too many to say.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? chinese suicide into infinate suicide.i think.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? The Mad French Posse and everyone who i diabolo with because you always learn from others.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Purplegirl on June 02, 2005, 07:46:02 AM
Glad you found your way over here Gaz :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ironfl0wer on June 02, 2005, 04:31:08 PM
me too the vids are very good.you able to get tomorrow?or are ya working.it would be good to have another diaboloist there. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: eggy900 on June 02, 2005, 06:25:02 PM
Name: Ian Egner
Location: Stafford, UK
Age: 16
Website: http://www.verticalreality.co.uk , http://egnerphotography.co.uk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

just over one

2. What or who got you started?

Mates juggling + first diabolo for birthday

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Entertaining people

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? up to 1, sometimes more. Hopefully lots more after my GCSEs

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Yes, I am part of Vertical Reality (http://verticalreality.co.uk), A juggling team based in Stafford, at RBBC. We do various shows, public performances and charity events.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Balls, Clubs, devilstick, rings, poi, astrojax, yo-yo,

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Hmmm. Just got a finesse G2 which i'm liking a lot but i'm more used to henry's Jazz with good old wooden sticks and pink or green diabolo string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

1, i can hardly do 2 let alon 3

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Impossible knot genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Crazy leg combo by someone in Cirque du Soleil

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Reverse around the arms and infinite suicide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

All of the Mad French Posse and the Diarythm people, also some of the canadian crew 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dave on June 02, 2005, 06:36:02 PM
Name: dave burns
Location: hednesford uk
Age: 16
Website: http://www.verticalreality.co.uk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

1 year

2. What or who got you started?

vertical reality members

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

entertaining people

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

about 1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

yeah with vertical reality performing on streets, charity events etc.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

poi, clubs, balls, rings,
 
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

jazz, with high spin sticks and pink string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

with 1 diabolo

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

duicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

dont know really

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

a combination

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

dont know really
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kago on June 02, 2005, 09:01:25 PM
Name: Mika
Location: Berlin, Germany
Age: 18
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
started in sixth grade of primary school but just throwing at catching.
since easter more seriously

2. What or who got you started?
a friend from italy reintroduce me to the diabolo and i remembered how much fun juggling was when i was younger, eventhough we could just juggle with two balls and throw and catch the diabolo :wink:

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it looks very nice and is a lot of fun!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
i don't have that much time, so maybe at a maximum 1 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls, trying four and five now. i would really like to try clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
finally received my henry's circus today with yellow string!!!  :D
before i have only been using mr babache's rubberking 8)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i can only work with one

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i like whip catches

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
the whole "antonine_eric_of_baguettes_and_diabolos"-movie!
but i was stunned for the first time when i saw the friend of mine performing her neck trampoline :D

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
suicides

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
the whole MFP and i think everyone who posted at least once in this forum!!

nice to be finally with you!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: James on June 04, 2005, 09:12:25 AM
Name: James
Location: London, UK
Age: 14
Website: www.dotagame.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About a month  :wink:

2. What or who got you started?
Someone in my school bought in his diabolo, and was really good, so I wanted to try too

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The tricks look nice

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
One

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Mr Babache Finesse Gen2 with Mr Babache Aluminium Handsticks and whatever string comes with them

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1, I don't have enough money to buy 2 finesses  :P

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Infinite suicides

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
All the crazy genocide stuff done by Eric and Antonin

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Genocide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The Mad French Posse
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: moohah on June 06, 2005, 08:25:06 PM
Name: Jake mahal
Location: stafford
Age: 17
Website: Vertical Reality (http://www.verticalreality.co.uk)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 2

2. What or who got you started? im a juggler and magician really but the team tdo some diablo stuff so i just picked it up a little.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? everythin, whoever invented them was a flippin genius

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? not hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yep at gigs

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? the lot

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? jazz

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 can almost do 2 now

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? fritz release to whipcatch duicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? who knows theres some good ones out there

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
nailing my fav trick

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? other guys from the team
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pacman on June 07, 2005, 02:07:33 AM
Name: christian hauck
Location: hünxe, germany
Age: 19
Website: no ^^

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
two years i think

2. What or who got you started?
i am member of a youth group called "tenSing" in which a juggling workshop is included

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it's nice to do things others can't

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
 at the moment... about 3?

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yea, with tensing

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls(but poor) and poi

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
circus with wided teflon axles, henrys string and henrys 330mm carbonsticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i like doing one but im lerning two more and more

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i created a nice inside trapez, armorbits, monorail, whip,duicide combo  :twisted:

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
good question, i dont know... but everything on the diabology dvd

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
infinit suicide with 1 and correction of 2

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
especially jibee and the rest of the MFP

greetz from germany :-)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Flyin Scotsman on June 09, 2005, 08:57:47 AM
Name: Kev
Location: Scotland
Age: 17
Website: KiteATB.co.uk (http://www.kiteatb.co.uk) and Kite-Buggiers.co.uk (http://www.kite-buggiers.co.uk)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Only a for a few months more seriously

2. What or who got you started?
I found a cheap plastic diab in my cupboard which I'd been given a long time ago, had some fun and tried some simple tricks

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
You can do it anywhere at any time, in the occasional 5min break from other things

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About 1.5

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope, not got the flow yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
3 Balls, tried devil sticks, good fun, might need to try them some more

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Like the Finesse G2 and Circus, stickwise I like the carbon fibre short sticks , I use my own sticks, fibreglass rod and alu tubing, I use 1mm Polyester as a string, very fast.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 at the moment because thats all I can do, want to learn 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I like doing loads of tricks, hmm, fav... stickgrind to loop and hook to whipcatch behind the back, maybe genocides when I can manage them.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
2d Antiduicide to milking the cow, DaveP is the kite/diabolo guru, lol

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Genocides, Infinite suicides (they just dont work at the moment)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The legend they call: Bobotim, and the MFP.

Hoots fae Scotland!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: je4d on June 13, 2005, 04:06:47 PM
Name: Jeff Snyder
 Location: Cambridge, UK
 Age: 20
 Website: http://www.caffeinated.me.uk/
 
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
On & off since I was about 8, I think
 
2. What or who got you started?
Can't remember.. I think I picked it up at some kid's juggling workshop and decided to get my own

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The sense of acomplisment, doing something that requires being outside and requires physical effort, meeting other diaboloists (wether new or acomplished)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About 3 or 4 right now, but sometimes it'll just be 1 or I might go for weeks without

 
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not intentionally, but sometimes I get an audience (-:
 
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Recently took up poi spinning
 
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I've got two circuses right now, although I'd like to try a finesse or two..
I used Henry's handy handsticks until about a week ago, when  I replaced them with Henry's short carbon sticks (which are fantastic :-))
I picked up a 25m reel of henry's yellow at (believe it or now) a VW camper van fest where I met some other diaboloists some years ago.. didn't know what I was buying back then, but I know what it is now and like it. Norbi's string-soaping woks wonderfully (:
 
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I've only just started with two, but I'm enjoying it..  3? haha, someday

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Infinite suicides, learnt two days ago

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Ryo yabe's whipcatc/duicide/throw-2d-up/catch-into-3-high combo, from a vid somewhere on these forums
 
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Correcting 2d!
 
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Sean takes the prize for this.. diabolo.ca got me back into it after not using my diabolo much for a year or two.
The whole of the mad french posse and Ryo Yabe should also get credit here, for diabology and the trick mentioned above respectively
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Katari on June 14, 2005, 01:16:51 PM
Name : Malte Hans
Age: 17 for another 22 days
location: Hünxe, Germany

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 2 years, but spent pretty little time on it last year until about a month ago

2. What or who got you started?
a vacation

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
infinite variations and possibilities and a great look when done properly

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 3 at the moment, but only within the last 1 or 2 weeks, normally like 1 maximum

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yep, show once a year, though not a diabolo only show

6. Do you juggle other props? well i can do 3 balls solidly ^^

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
so far Henrys Circus, henrys 410 carbon sticks and henrys string white

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
well i spend most of my time trying tricks on two, but i somehow dont seem to be that gifted. havent really put much effort in trying 3 yet, but i guess ill focus on that within the next year

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
mini genocide,vortex, triple sprinkler ( suicide exit sometimes... )  

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
3d fan and almost all stuff on www.diabolo.morha.com with 2 reds and a blue one

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 d mini genocide, stacked vortexes, infinite mini genocide with 1

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
mad french posse, www.diabolo.morha.com
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: alpha5099 on June 14, 2005, 07:30:36 PM
Name: Nick Bestor
Location: Newton, MA
Age: 18
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I think about 5 and a half years

2. What or who got you started?
I bought my first diabolo (a blue Jester Games) from the Boston Museum of Science gift shop. However, I didn't really use it at all for a long time. Then one day, I think it was winter break in 7th grade, I was cleaning my room, and I found my diabolo. Soon, I had found the sticks, and I started playing with it. I started to figure out how to keep it spinning for longer, and soon I was going online to find more pointers and tricks.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I'm a pretty clumsy guy. I like that there's at least one thing I have a modicum of grace with.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
0. I really haven't used it that much over the last few years, although I do enjoy playing with it every so often. I'll be going off to college soon, and I intend to join the juggling club there; hopefully being around people will similar interests will inspire me to diabolo more.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope, unless for friends or family counts. I've considered performing, but never got around to it.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I've toyed around with balls and devil sticks, but I've never gotten very good with them and they've never sparked a passion inside me like Diabolo did.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
My diabolo of choice is the Henry Circus, I've got a blue and a black one. The Yoho Superspin really helped open up new avenues for me, since my Jester Games diabolo wasn't actually a very good one, in my retrospective opinion. I occassionally use my Yohos when I'm having trouble doing a trick and I want to have the extra spin, but I use my Circuses almost exclusively. I've always wanted to try out a Renegade or a Performer, maybe some day I'll get around to buying some. My sticks of choice are the big plastic sticks that came with my Jester Games diabolo. A few years ago, one of my sticks broke, so I bought a spare JG for the sticks. Another stick recently broke, luckily I had a spare around, but I may need to get another JG in the future. I have a spool of neon yellow string I bought a few years ago, I think I got it from Air Traffic; it's lasted me a long time. I could probably stand to change my string, it's getting pretty worn out, gonna snap soon.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 diabolo is the only I can do consistently, I've been struggling with 2 for years now, never really got the hang of keeping them straight.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
That's a toughy. I came up with a lot of tricks, I'm credited for a bunch at diabolotricks.com. I like the tricks I figured out on my own, but I'm also a fan of the monorail, and the one handed duicide. I use the speed loop more than anything, and I often do double propellers or combos involving inverse trapezes when I come out of it.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I still can't figure out how a genocide is done.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolos, it's given me hell for the last 4 years. I didn't like any of the starts I found in books or online, so I came up with my own: I hold both sticks with a spinning diabolo in my left hand, wrap the still diabolo around the string beneath the right stick, begin to spin it, then pull up and down with the right stick to get it going. I've since seen it mentioned elsewhere, but I came up with it independantly, and I sometimes wonder if my problems with 2 diabolos might derive from my unusual method of starting. I've gotten pretty good at keeping the two diabolos going, but I still haven't really figured out how to keep them straight.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I haven't really spent much time in a diabolo community for a while. I've used Donald Grants books for years, those have been helpful, they introduced me to some of my favorite moves, including the Duicide and the Smoking Joe. I've been pretty impressed by the videos by JiBe, most of it just confused me but I was able to learn some new moves from it. Diarhythm -- the video quality is crap unfortunately -- and the videos Yoho used to have were also a major early inspiration.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lb19984 on June 15, 2005, 03:56:09 AM
Name: Larry
Location: Brookyn, NY
Age: 17

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I hmmmmm like 9

2. What or who got you started?
I went to circus school and diablos were one of the things they taught us how to use. Ive been doing it ever since

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
ITs amuzing and even though u know whats gonna happen its still intersting

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Not a lot recently i remebered about it so i ordered anotehr set of sticks whent on line and am about to buy another diablo or 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No, just for friends if thats counts as a performance

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls, cigar boxes devil sticks, rings not very good at them though

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I have a 4inch diablor from dube and a pair of babache The old ones aluminum sti

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
never tried 2 yet. will though soon

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
nothing impressive

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I still can't figure out how a genocide is done.


12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
hmmm online people doing crazy trix
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: QUOTH on June 19, 2005, 10:57:42 AM
Name:QUOTH, aka JJ-Q, JJ, J, Jonathan. call me what you want[as long a its not insulting, lol]
Location: UK, cheshire. all alone with my circus toys
Age: 17
Website:NA

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? less than one. about 2 weeks

2. What or who got you started? a guy at the uk's biggest kiting festival. no wind lol

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? how much there is to learn and improve on, and the round of aplause you get when you do something ludicrously impressive :D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 4ish, dont tend to practice on weekends that much tho

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? i practice in colledge, so i guess thats a yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? can just about juggle with balls, and hoops, and scarves. something i desperately need to work on

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? dont have much experience, im using henries jazz at the moment, and henries string, and henries carbon fibre hand sticks :p see a pattern? honetly its only what ive tried

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1, its all i can do. would love to learn with 2 but i want to greatly improve with 1 first

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? hook throw whip catch :D just nice and simple. i like over leg orbits to tho :)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? in real  life? hmm, genocide, infinite suicides. laods of crazy arm stuff. im quite new so cant name that much stuff

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? infinte suicides. dont know if my diablo is to heavey or if my string is just knackered or if im just not doing it right. i cant get them.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? again the guy who taught me. ive seen some MFP stuff which is amaizing, and this little flemish kid online


so, abit about me. i joined this site hoping for trick tips, video links, and generally some like minded "circus toy" entusiasts to chat to :)

so, hi, i hope i fit in here :)

*goes for a wander around*
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Will^ on June 20, 2005, 12:56:12 PM
Name: Will Demaine
Location: Nottingham, England
Age: 16
Website: None as of yet (in progress)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

About one year, but only 4 months of taking it more seriously.

2. What or who got you started?

A few friends on the beach really got me going, I could only throw and catch until they started showing me new things.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Theres always something new to try and master.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

About 1, 2 or 3. Hopefully more when I finish my exams!

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Never, not so far.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Nothing :(. I want to learn Devil sticks though!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

At the moment I like Henrys Circus diabolo, with carbon fibre sticks and the yellow/orange string. Its about all I can afford, so maybe I'd like finnesse better, I'm hoping to get one soon.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

1, but only because thats all I can do ;)
I'm trying to learn 2 at the moment.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Tomcide or other simple suicide tricks.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Some crazy vortex/sprinkler combos mixed in with round the body stuff by some random guy who happened to walked into a juggling shop I was in. :lol:

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Genocide! :x

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Mainly people from this site, having seen everyone post videos of their fantastic 2 diabolo tricks. I wanna learn!! =3
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: hefty on June 23, 2005, 02:52:43 PM
ok hi every1 im an aussie yoyoer, but i bought a diabolo 2day and i love it ive got the whole spin ting worked out at the moment just and now i can do the elevator aswell, does any1 else like yoyos? i and my friend sk!p run a yoyo crew if any of u like yoyos join up it easy and free !!! www.the-jesters.tk is ne1 here frm aus ??? adelaide??? well im off to browse the other topics hav fun y'all
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: seán_ on June 23, 2005, 04:09:42 PM
Hi Hefty

there are quite a few yo yo'ers who are into diabolo. If you check out the tricks sticky you will find some posts on yo yo inspired tricks.

I think we have a few Aussie diaboloists, the one that springs to mind is Jester from canberra, dunno if there are any from Adelaide
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Richard on June 25, 2005, 12:25:35 AM
Hey Hey Everybody,

I am Richard, or Rich, or Dickie or whatever you want to call me. I am a 20 year old Computer Science student from Manchester. I'm new to the world of diabolo and this forum, so I will fill out the lovely questionnaire....
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Name: Richard James esq.
Location: Manchester, UK
Age: 20
Website: http://www.r1ch4rd.org

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

I did it back when I was about 10, and started again yesterday :D, so not very long

2. What or who got you started?

Back when I was in primary school I used to do diabolo and juggling with a friend of mine, we weren't that good at either and then after a while we both stopped (moved on to pogs or something). Just a few months back I got really into juggling again and decided to try diabolo as a relaxation thing when hard juggling tricks drive me mad. Then when the diabolo starts driving me mad I can get back to juggling :D

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

It's relaxing, gets me into the garden and away from TV and is challenging.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

I juggle/diabolo about 1-2 hours per day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

nope

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Saving up for some clubs, payday soon :D

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I have a Henry's Circus, I really like it, although I haven't tried any others so I can't really say

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

1 will do me for now

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Over the leg


It turns out that for me diabolo has been a bit like riding a bike, I find I can do a few tricks already based on what I very vaguely remember from all those years ago when I started. I can do over the leg, counter and clockwise suns, trapese and throw really high :D

I am mostly into ball juggling, been back into doing that for the last few months, I can do 4 balls just about and am getting pretty good with 3 now, I can finally do a good solid mills mess (that has been driving me mad) so moving onto some new tricks now :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: diabolo99049 on June 25, 2005, 05:35:35 PM
Name: Tzee Ye
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Age: 17
Website: Nope

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

   3 years

2. What or who got you started?

   My friends create the diabolo society in my school n i join 2gether with them

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

   Improve myself n entertaining ppl

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

   About 1~2 hours per day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

   Yes, My school team do school events n public performences

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

   No, but i will learn if i hav a chance

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

   I use the diabolo from Taiwan, wood sticks n string made by Malaysia

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

   I can almost play 2 now

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

   S-fan, but hard 2 do by my 2 Taiwan diabolo, can't keep the speed

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

   I can't choose between chinese trick n western trick [different style]
   @_@

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

   S-fan combo

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

   My coach n The Mad French Posse
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ginger-Fox on June 29, 2005, 04:45:03 PM
Name: Christian
Location: Manchester
Age: 13
Website: nope

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Not Very Long, 2 months

2. What or who got you started? Seeing People doing it at a fair I went to.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It's Relaxing But It's Also A Challenge!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Nope

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Nope

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Henrys Jazz, Henrys Alu Sticks and yellow henrys string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I've Only Tried 1 So Far

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Pirouette

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Sprinklers With 3 diabolos

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Neck Bounces

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? The Mad French Posse
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: steviekb on June 30, 2005, 01:57:53 AM
Name: Steve
Location: London
Age: 22
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1ish properly but had one when i was little

2. What or who got you started?
seeing nezzybaby running 2 diabolo's at university juggling club. dug out my harlequin and bought another the next week.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
2 diabolo just looked so different from other circus skills, magic in the same way as well done contact ball but people can see the difficulty.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2ish at the moment

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
i've been playing in parks alot recently and taken them to partys a few times but no performance

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? balls, clubs, contact juggling

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
love my finesse's and used henrys carbon sticks till they broke, using some really old bent unnamed aluminium ones at the moment. the carbons were nice till they went ultra bendy.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 diabolo, theres so much time and everything just sort of flows.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Vux's infinite suicide to magic knot to genocide, or monorail combos.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
crazy indescribable 2 diabolo combo i saw Vux do at a juggling workshop in brixton.
or
1 diabolo start, string backwrapped on diabolo with both sticks on floor pick up right one, genocide, let go of stick catch other one, genocide, let go of stick catch other one and infinite suicide. also done by Vux.


11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 diabolo (only been working on low for a month or so, so it'll be anoying me along time)
intergral suicide (done with erics crazy entrance after 2 days of trying but still only works 1 in 100)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
all the videos i've seen posted on this forum over the past 6 months and the older ones whose links are still active have made a major difference. Seeing new tricks is always inspiring. 1 exception 'mechlen' that kid is far too young to be that stable with 3 diabolos low, if he moves to london i'll have to give up or move away. till then i guess i'm still inspired by him just in a what could have been if i'd diabolo'd before i walked.

i'm pleased i finially got round to signing up
happy diaboloing
Stevie
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chiok on July 05, 2005, 06:00:25 PM
When was Vux in brixton?  I would have loved to see that.  Why don't people tell others about these things?!?  And that lil Belgium kid is Niels (don't know his surname :S).  He is often cursed and praised for his ability at 9yrs old!

Chiok
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: CaptainSpirou on July 07, 2005, 10:08:10 PM
Name:Gaëll
Location:Houston, TX USA
Age:23
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1996, 9 years

2. What or who got you started?
My uncle gave it to me

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's fun and people like to see it

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2-3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
On ocassion I show off to my friends

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Devil sticks for about years but I have touched them for 5.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Mr babache, wood, henry yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 Diabolo for now.  I barely started doing 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Rebound off the ground and catching it.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Anything by Ryo Yabe.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Not sure of the name but it's a 1 diabolo trick where you let go of the stick and it keeps on flying for as long as you want while you keep wrapping the string around the diabolo with the other stick.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Matt Hall, Ryi Yabe and Sean
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: norbi on July 08, 2005, 12:12:18 AM
Quote from: CaptainSpirou

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1994, 9 years


interesting
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: CaptainSpirou on July 08, 2005, 08:37:30 AM
typo typo.  it should of been 1996.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Andy S on July 12, 2005, 07:27:15 PM
Name: Andy Stuntz
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Age: 15
Website: --

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
0.038  (2 weeks)

2. What or who got you started?
Brent, the juggling instructor at Circus Smirkus

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Only as competitive as you want, always new possibilities.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Over my two weeks, about 2 hours a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I'll hopefully add it into the street show I'm working on

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, clubs, rings, devil sticks (well, the rubbery ones -- I guess they're flower sticks)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Circus (I've only used Mr. B Harlequin as well).  I'm still using the sticks and string that came with the diabolo, so they probably suck and I don't know it yet

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Haven't tried 2, so I'll go with 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Probably suicide out of around the leg.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Ryo Yabe's 3 diabolo sprinkler suicide

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I've got wrapped orbits, but Chinese whip still jams most of the time (I'm hoping it's the string's fault).  Whip catches are getting better! (about 75%)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Matt Hall's the MAN!  I've love Priam's web site and MFP's clips of Diabology too.  I probably won't be able to make myself fork over the money for it for a while though.  I also watched all of Norbi's diabolo videos before I even had one because they were just so darn cool!

Thanks for the forum.  I saw the Smile video through rec.juggling a while ago, but hadn't realized the tiny forum link was the biggest part of the site.  It's really awesome that the "stars" are willing to post here -- rec.juggling sometimes seems like a fan club more than a discussion group.

-Andy S
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: J_J777 on July 13, 2005, 02:39:31 AM
Name: Joshua Cheung
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 14
Website: ???

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Almost 2 months

2. What or who got you started?
My friend, Matthew who taught me the waterfall and I just didn't stop.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's really fun.  :D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
3-4 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes, my schools talent show, a local show more later in my future :D.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls but not very well.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
finesse diabolo, aluminum sticks (soon to arrive at my house later this week :D:D:D

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 (I'm starting 2 diabolos)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
There's no name for it yet but you use your right arm and wrap it with string.  Then you toss the diabolo to the string on the right then make it go around your arm then do a left capture into a suicide then do a fritz release and it'll be on an open string.  That or a genocide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Oh man, after watching diabology... hm... genocide while doing excalibur or antonin in diabology special genocide (of baguettes and diabolos) or mini genocide with two diabolos.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolos and infinite suicides :'(

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Jacob and Nate Sharpe from innervision stunt team (a local team) and the mad french posse and my friend Matthew who started me on diabolo.  Ryo Yabe is my favorite diaboloist though :D.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dynamaniac on July 13, 2005, 07:26:09 AM
Levi
San Francisco, California!
16
haha i have a myspace... http://www.myspace.com/3341889

1. I've been diaboloing for 4 or 5 years now... but only recently, past month, have i tried to improve my skills. those 5 years were 5 years of high throws (which are really cool to everyone except diaboloists)

2. this kid at my summer camp introduced the diabolo to me. he was the first person i had ever seen with a diabolo, and he was good at throwing it 60ft, so thats what i learned to do

3. what i like bout diabolo: doesn't hurt as much as skateboarding, plus very few americans know about it so i seem to be very skilled to everyone i show my high throws off to :D

4. this summer it has been about an hour a day. before the summer, i was using my diabolo maybe once a month.

5. nope i dont perform

6. i can juggle 3 balls and i can use devil sticks (well enough to impress those uninformed americans)... i dont put much time into these. or diabolo until now.

7. my favorite diabolo and strings have been the ones that i owned... a blue jazz with the wooden sticks and white string that it came with. i replaced the string two years ago from some yahoo shopping site. then the string broke again so i looked up diabolo online, found this site, and decided to get a henry's circus and some yellow string. we'll see how taht works out.

8. i can only work with one diabolo so it's my favorite... gotta save up for another circus if i want to learn 2 or more

9. i like grinds, my favorite trick is grind, throw it up and body 360s, catch it in a grind. i have a lot to learn but that trick is still damn hard to get consistently

10. anyone who can use three diabolos, whatever trick they do is automatically amazing.

11. i'm trying to learn suicides, but i guess you can't learn suicides in one day (my circus came today with my yellow string)

12. everyone online is just amazing... i knew i shouldve run away to canada in 2004 haha
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Matt_ on July 13, 2005, 09:43:24 AM
nice, someone from the bay area....i am moving to SF next month actually
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Deadboy40k on July 13, 2005, 09:01:06 PM
well... I'd really like to post all of those Q&A crap but i doubt i really have the Attention Span or the time to do so i guess ill do as many as i can while im still here (figuratively)

Name: Jeremy Fleshman
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Age: 14
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Taking a guess, probably 2 months. 2 very inactive months because i really haven't found my thing or found the time yet but my bro is the driving force behind my enthusiasm to Diabolo and get involved in this lil community.

2. What or who got you started?
Being at a local Skill Toys Contest M.A.R. (mostly yoyoing) with my bro and a few freinds and my G. Cruising the table with all the things to sell and i saw a Spintastics Spinabolo which caught my eye and made me start to think. after coughing up the $35 to buy this thing i went back to my hotel room to turn in from a long day at the contest and decided to take this baby for a spin.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it's just like an oversized yoyo with Handsticks, and as i always say, the bigger the better.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
with the days that i do diabolo... your guess is as good as mine, im hoping to get more into it when all the crap going on right now blows over, then i might have a lil more free time.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
hell no, i suck.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no juggling, sadly i happen to be at a sort of disadvantage being that i am partially paralyzed on my right side (dont ask long story and its not sad at all, just me being a naiive retard with friends and misjudging how long it takes for a car to stop going 50 mph), but as soon as i get the right motivation for that i guess i can start going to PT again and get all fixed up in about 5 months, yet again i must mention that i am not highly motivated at this point but if i want to ever drive i have no choice, and sure i guess itll have its perks...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
currently i kinda have developed a natural hate for my Spinabolo simply because i find it to be the Yomega Brain yoyo of the Diabolo world because of the ball bearing system. So my other one is great, love it to death gotta Henry Circuis and when i do diabolo that one always has my heart.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
um 1 which i can barely do at the moment, may be a while before i can move on to actually have the diabolo spinning while i preform tricks...
(i must tell you im accident prone and when i got too much into showing a friend my wicked cool new Diabolo skills i popped the yoyo atleast 20 ft and then placed 1 foot under the other and stepped up and fell on my face and arms)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
um i kinda like just getting speed so i can repetively do lil hops and pops but im hoping that i can learn mor n mor as the days go on.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
dunno, watched this trailer on a sortof european diaboloing site (forgot it though) and some of the stuff amazed me entirely (mostly the same stuff i can do but one guy did it with i believe 10 diabolos)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
getting my pop up to atleast 40 ft when i have trouble with 20

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Doctor Popular, lots of crazy european players.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ogre on July 14, 2005, 01:40:57 PM
Name: George
Location: Sheffield
Age: 31

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 1 month

2. What or who got you started? my wife wanted one for her birthday and found i was using it more than her... so i bought another from 540 in sheffield - good shop

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I was never into that sort of thing as a kid and i find a real theraputic kick out of the concentration needed. It kind of replaces climbing without having to go to the crag - hmm that just doesn't come across

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1/2 - 1 ish

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Yeah, right!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Let's learn to walk first.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Mr Babache Finesse 2 with wooden sticks and white string(?!?)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? just one for the time being

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Unwrap and capture

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? any of the videos here

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Suns are troubling me (i keep catching the ends of my sticks) and anything which means the Diabolo goes near my head :?  

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? The guy in 540 - haven't seen him perform (or anyone else) but he was really into it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jake on July 16, 2005, 08:05:46 AM
hey my name's jake! i found out about what a diabolo is at the Cal State Long BEach juggling club! my girlfriend was a member and i saw how much she was having with her new friends and she invited me to come and check it out...eventually i found the club's diabolo(which happend to be a mini diabolo, about 3.5 inches in diameter) and then i was hooked...

i live in long beach with my girlfriend and i goto Orange Coast College...ill prolly end up going to CSULB...but we'll see how it ends up...i am already in their juggling club..it would seem like a logical step...

besides juggling and diaboloing i play World of Warcraft(tooooo much) and skateboard, and skimboard, and blah blah...i got too many hobbies according to some of my friends...but imo..there's always room for one more!

ya so thats all i guess...if u live in long beach or play world of warcraft feel free to email me sometime...readjake@charter.net ... ttyl!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: wua05 on July 21, 2005, 09:21:34 PM
Name: Allen Wu
Location: Cypress, CA
Age: 15
Website: http://wua05.cjb.net (nothing to do with diabolo though)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Probably one year, i practice at irregular intervals

2. What or who got you started? I go to a chinese camp that is held annually, and there, chinese yoyo ing is one of the things they teach

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Its challenging, and i like the sense of achievement when u master a trick

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? I dont practice every day, but when i do, about .5-1 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Sometimes, at picnics, around relatives, etc

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Just diaboloing for me, i cant juggle...  

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Chinese yoyo s are wat i started out on, and i use them on occasion

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? One, i cant master the shuffle for 2, and forget about 3 at the moment :P

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? 360 leg orbit turn, a move i made by myself

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? sprinkler, it looks impossible  

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 2 diabolo shuffle i cant get it to go around more than three times

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Chinese yoyo teacher at camp (chinese yoyo and diabolo are basically the same thing)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Manhattan on July 22, 2005, 09:09:04 PM
hey people,
Im new here, kinda stumbled upon this place by accident but it looks like just what i was after.
Been playing the diabolo for about 18 months and have recently been in much need for some new inspiration for tricks. So glad i found this place, some of the videos ive seen on here so far have been awesome, just what i was after  :D

Manhattan

EDIT: ooops should have posted in the introduce sticky, sorry  :oops:
Good start there lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barnesy on July 22, 2005, 09:22:03 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum.  I've moved your post over here, so nothing to worry about there!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Manhattan on July 22, 2005, 09:39:19 PM
Name:         Matt Manhattan
Location:     Cardiff, UK
Age:          21
Website:    N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  About 18 months, played on my big brothers about 6-7 years ago

2. What or who got you started?  Me & my bro went to a circus summer school when i was very young (about 10) and he picked it up for about a year. Found his in a box about 18 months ago, have bought quite a few of my own since.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?    Just the ability to better oneself, to take pride in an achievement i suppose

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?    About 1-2 hours per day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?    I take it out everytime i go hang out with friends, when im at festivals, parties etc...

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?     I suck at juggling, can do 3 balls after a bit of practise. Recently started contact juggling & devil / flower sticks but i much prefer the diabolo. Just acquired a unicycle (free  :D ) so im gonna take that up soon.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?    Henry's Circus (currently using a turquoise one mostly), Carbon Fibre handsticks & Henry's orange string (it looks the best with the black sticks  :) )

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?    1 cos i cant do much at all with 2.      3 diabolo's.........HA!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?    I mostly enjoy doing suicide tricks in general, they just feel nice  :)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?    Some of the trick of the week videos on here have been pretty nuts!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?   Rolling it up one arm, across my chest & down the other, only done it a few times. Would love to see a video of someone doing it, i need pointers!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?   Just random people ive met through playing the diabolo, its always nice to meet a complete stranger in the park & swap tricks  :)[/b]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Bazz on July 23, 2005, 07:42:40 PM
Name: Barry Brown
Location: West Drayton, Nr Heathrow. U.K.
Age: 34
Website: N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 6, but if you discount all the down time from getting frustrated with tricks, about a year,  :lol:

2. What or who got you started?
I was on a climbing trip and bought some balls to juggle with, I got bored of only being able to do one pattern so I bought a Diabolo instead, Good investment :wink:  

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The best thing about the Diabolo is all the little burns and scabs you get when catching it on bare skin, OOH! Oh and the fact that there is an infinate amount of tricks out there to learn, and you don't have to be a pro to pull half of them off with some style.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 or more, just depends hoe long it takes to get frustrated with a trick and launch the diabolo and sticks across the garden, this seems to happen quite often.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only at home in when I make my parents watch a new trick. I would love to perform but I'm shy, oh and not good enough to put a routine together that flows?

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I have Balls, and have been trying to get 4 down but the left hand needs more training to get the throws consistent, I also play with Devil Stix but tent to get fed-up pretty quick. I like to think of the Balls and Stix as cross training for Diabolo.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use Henrys Circus (Green, Red and Lumo with Vega's) and also like the Jazz when my arms are tired. My sticks are home made Carbon Fibre in 8 and 10 mm diameters, String is Henry's yellow I have just got reel of the Firetoys high speed yellow to try as a comparison.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1, that is until I get two going properly, after that I will try for three :shock:

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Figure Eight around both legs, the reason being I had tried it for ages after seeing it in Totaly Diabolical by Donald Grant, I just couldent get it to work for me until I read the intructions and realised I had been trying it the hard way, passing from front to back, thats what you get for just looking at pictures! as soon as changed it and went from back to front it worked every time, I love it, I also like the Rubber wrist Scoop but  this only works about 50% of the time.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I think Vux doing a Infinate Suicide to Genocide type thing in the live performance section of Diabology? But then everything on the dvd is amazing.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Getting two going properly and keeping them going, I will get it eventualy.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Even though I have not seen him I have to say Donald Grant, because without his series of books I would have still been just throwing the diabolo in the air and catching it.
I also saw a French guy called Zanzibar?? in Covent Garden performing and he was very inspiring, infact that day I went and bough my first Circus, Yeh :P.
I realy like Vux and the way he flows from move to move, it's like the diabolo is a part of him. Something to aim for.
I think seeing anyone playing with a Diabolo wether they are a pro or just starting out inspires me to pick up my stix and keep trying  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: looby on July 26, 2005, 01:21:21 AM
Quote
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Rolling it up one arm, across my chest & down the other, only done it a few times. Would love to see a video of someone doing it, i need pointers!


Sounds painful  :shock:  :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jakethecakebhs on July 28, 2005, 06:47:52 AM
Name: jake
Location: australia
Age: 13
Website:none   ............ yet

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
10 months
2. What or who got you started?
my brothers freind and slipstream
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
learning new tricks and making them
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2 to 3
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls , clubs , and rings  just starting with rings not many tricks
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
i hav one from mr babache i think harlequin but gonna get 2 new one soon
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1    i am just learning 2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
monorail and whip catch to double suicide
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
this combo i have downloaded is real sweet it is an arm combo ( ihavent seen many godd people except of the net)
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
excalibur and infinite suicide
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
dont know any
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: violently Tame on July 30, 2005, 02:41:56 AM
Name: Jesse
Location: Clarksville,Tn.
Age: 24

How many years have you diaboloed for? 0

What or who got you started? I havent started yet

What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?I guess in short, The tech of it.

 Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?no

 What other diaboloists have inspired you?Ifrit from the home of poi website and Antonin Hartz .
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: erikc on July 31, 2005, 08:15:46 AM
Name: Erik Crins
Location:Nijmegen,  the Netherlands
Age: 32
Website: www.nijmeegseluchtvaartclub.nl

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  11

2. What or who got you started? Fellow student

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? knots, twists and turns

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? .5

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? I used to

6. Do you juggle other props? yes: balls, clubs, rings,

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Henry's! (Circus)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? A home made combo (under the leg!)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Antonin!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Antonin and friends, (Diabology)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Local and the Mad French Posse
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jonnyh on August 01, 2005, 12:26:19 AM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 0.4

2. What or who got you started? Friend

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The amount of stuff you can do with it and one piece of string. Or depending on how often you get through it, several. Diversity is one word that springs to mind.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1.5 to 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Not really unless it just happens when i'm practising somewhere.

6. Do you juggle other props? yes: Balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Babache Finesse Gen 2, Henry's Alum, Henrys yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2 mainly, did a short bit of three low the other day, but i haven't learnt it properly so it doesn't really count.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? In 1D: Infinite Suicide to genocide. In 2D, either double sprinkler, or sprinkler big suns.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Ryo Yabe's 3d sprinkler just amazes me. In my opinion, Antonin is still the best  :D  especially with 1D  

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? triple sprinkler, anti-sprinklers (grrrRRR! :evil: ).  And its annoying me that I can't consistently pull off a slowicide gencide.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?  The Mad French Posse (immensely! thanks boys, or merci!) also Ryo Yabe. A lot of you on the 'Trick of the week' aswell.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: diabolodojo on August 04, 2005, 10:36:53 AM
Name: robin
Location: Scotland
Age: 13


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Ive only been going for 1 month

2. What or who got you started?
My cousin

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
dunno
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 or 2
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no, but im learning
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Im new so i dont really know my diabolos
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Just 1 for now
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
aroung the arm
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
sprinkler with a suicide ending
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
??????? :?  :?:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: g0t on August 05, 2005, 09:35:30 PM
Real Name: Pieter
Location: Netherlands; Schijndel
Age:16

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Since i was like 6, but i only did it in the summers and the only things i did was like throwing and catching. Since this summer ive started again and last year i bought a Babache diablo with better sticks. This summer again ive bought carbon sticks... Ive learned alot new tricks thanks to a little booklet (and a vid).

2. What or who got you started?
Just curiosity when i was 6 years old...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Its a good relaxation for me, and its cool to know there is always something to learn  :D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
depends, sometimes 3hours. sometimes 1, and sometimes none

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet, well on the beach when im on holiday but that doesnt count, does it?  :roll:

6. Do you juggle other props?
My dad just has learned me how to juggle with 3balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
For now, carbon sticks with special string (dont know the name of it  :oops: ) its yellow on the outside and it has another rope inside it...

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Im still busy learning sick tricks with 1diabolo, maybe later on 2 or 3 will follow.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Whip the Diabolo out of the air following with some grinds then throw around legs and arms and then let loose of 1 stick and then catch it (dont know the name :<)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
The vids on this site...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
The fast combis of alot of tricks behind eachother...

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
none really
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: banana hayley on August 08, 2005, 11:43:06 AM
Hello i'm a new meber to this site so i thought i would say hi...HI! :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: seán_ on August 08, 2005, 11:48:14 AM
Hi Hayley, welcome to the forum, I've moved your post here feel free to tell us more about yourself as others have done, most use the survey points you see in other posts in this thread.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: korppu on August 08, 2005, 12:19:51 PM
Name: Frank von dunk
Location: finland
Age: -
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 About 1,3 years.

2. What or who got you started?
  I just bought a cheap diabolo and started practicing, but what really got me into diabolo was EJC2004.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The fact that there´s always new stuff to do, increasing the number of objects or new tricks.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 - 2 , but I don´t have the chance to do it every day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
  Never have, at least not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, clubs and staff, but mostly diabolo

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry´s circus (or finesse II), henry´s aluminum sticks and yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 at the moment, but of course I´d like to learn to do 3..

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I don´t really have one.  My favourite tricks are long combos, but I really like all kinds of vortexes

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
hmmm... dunno, they are all great

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
the s-fan !

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
tmfp and ryo yabe.  also lots of people whose names I don´t know.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: banana hayley on August 08, 2005, 12:56:32 PM
Name: hayley
Location: england
Age: -15
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 6 months

2. What or who got you started?
my friends are all really good at diabolo so i joined in

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
its fun and social

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2 hours on a good day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no cuz im rubbish

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls, poi

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesse (gen 2) henrys aluminum or fibreglass sticks with henrys white string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
can barely do 2 at the moment so im gonna have to say 1 lol

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i dont have any really impressive tricks. mabey a dot the I suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
a genocide on a wjf dvd. i dunno what it was

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
none

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? steve arnold because hes a great man. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Yawg on August 09, 2005, 10:50:03 AM
Name: Pedro
Location: Spain
Age: 19
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

 Around 1 year.

2. What or who got you started?
 
  A friend, who has one, and I liked it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

 I dont know

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

  15 minutes (now). When I started I was all day juggling.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

 No.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

 5 balls, 3 clubs, and a little devil

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
 
 My favourite is arlequin(Mister Babache), sticks any, and string henry.


8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

 I dont understadn the question
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
 
 triple sprinkle, 2d

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

 A sun with 3d

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

 fan
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

 Any
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DeadlyGreenWalrus on August 12, 2005, 04:57:30 PM
Name: Jamie
Location: Brighton
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many weeks have you diaboloed for?
about 6 or seven

2. What or who got you started?
my friend has one, he let me have a go, fell in love

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
its fun, it looks good and it takes up hours of free time

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
one or two

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
not really, unless practicing in the park counts :wink:

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
erm i have no idea. erm but i have some aluminium sticks which are soooo nice, and a luminous yellow string! (oh i'm so technical)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
since i've been doing it for only a matter of weeks, erm 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
spaghetti knot

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
erm norbi's ear loop of doom, i saw him do it the other day, it was soo good!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
the firecracker

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
norbi, and a guy i saw up in cumbria
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JonyJ on August 12, 2005, 09:29:38 PM
Name: Jonathan ( but call me Jony :-))
Location: Israel
Age: 15
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
biaboloed for two months and did a break, back before 2 days.

2. What or who got you started?
Saw someone diaboloing in a juggling happening.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's fun and cool.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1.5~

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, Devil sticks, Pen Spinning.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Jazz, Herny's aluminium, Henry's white and yellow strings.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can only work with 1.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Orbits Over left hand and right leg. Some Suisices.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
dunno... JiBe's videos.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Start with 2 diabolos and orbits over right hand.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
JiBe.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: josh_turner on August 15, 2005, 06:47:33 PM
Name: Josh Turner
Location: Leeds
Age: 14
Website :

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
7 months

2. What or who got you started?
my bro( zack turner)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
that u can always improve no matter how good u get

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no i have been juggling on stage with diaboloists

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yeah mainly balls and clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
henrys

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
mini g
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
my bros(zack turner) behind the back doublle sprinkler
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
two diabolo sun to the left
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
ryo yabe, matt hall, the mfp, the other members beside me of two cups and an axle
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: banana hayley on August 17, 2005, 11:38:04 AM
Quote from: Sean
As you join this forum feel free to post here and introduce yourself!

Copy and paste the following questions. Answer as many or as few as you'd like. Make up your own questions if you wish... we're not picky.

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Name:Scott Calcutt
Location:Leamington, England
Age:15
Website:Dont have one

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 1

2. What or who got you started? Myself

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? There is no limits, you are always working on either perfecting a trick or learning a new one.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? No only juggling

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I juggle balls, rings but mainly clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Mr Babache finesse Gen2, Henrys aluminium sticks and henrys string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 and 2, i am only in the middle of learning 2 though.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Several suicides although nothing special.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Ryo Yabe, something from WJF 2005 video.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Mainly 2 diabolos at present, also duocide.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Steve Arnold, Dave barnes also norbi. :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sander p on August 19, 2005, 08:11:07 PM
1how many years have you diaboloed for?
about 3 months

2what or who got you started:
i saw my friend with his diabolo and he learned me all his tricks

3what do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general
i like to learn new tricks

4how many hours a day do you diabolo on average
usually i easy get 2 hours.

5do you ever perform with diabolo:
only on school

6 do you juggle other props?
no only the diabolo

7 what are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and strings
henry's jazz carbon sticks and the yellow string of henry's

8 do you like working with 1,2 or 3 diabolos the best; somethimes 1         i prefer working with 2

9what is you favorite diabolo trick you can do
i really like sprinklers

10 what is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done
sprinkler with 3 diabolos

11 what tricks are driving you nuts right now(what are you working on
3 diabolos

12 what other diaboloist have inspired you
all the guys of the mad french posse bud ofcourse i like antonin the most :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ben on August 20, 2005, 08:21:49 AM
Name: Ben Langholz
Location: California
Age: 16

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
i guess ive been able to do it for 3 years but ive only seriously been doing it for half a year

2. What or who got you started?
at a fest and it looked like fun so i tryed it out

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
its alot of fun and there is always room to improve and for creativity

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-1.5 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes ive done some talent shows and a few birthday partys and of corse those family gatherings and for friends

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yes i do balls mostly 3 ball tricks because i think they look the coolest but i can do up to 7 balls at the moment, i can do ring, i like passing clubs but i dont do to many tricks with them, i also do some flair, and some kendama because its so cool.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
at the moment i have mister babache Arlequin diabolos and Beard Hi-Spin sticks with henry's string but im looking into getting some new equiptment now that im more into it

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 but i would love to be able to work with 3 heh

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
eather a behind the back whip because it just feels good when u get it or a giro grind on my finger because its just cool or sprinkler because its cool as well

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
dang thats hard.. i havent seen the Mad French Posse in person but their stuff is amazing on video and i guess all the stuff matt hall dose as well as Ryo Yabe

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 diabolos and vortex (for some reason i just cant get it =[)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
matt hall, Ryo Yabe and the Mad French Posse
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: stupendous on August 20, 2005, 08:32:05 PM
Name: Stu "stupendous" Branoff
Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Age: 34
Website: www.theyo.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
4 or 5

2. What or who got you started?
Watching others use dibolos and wanting to join in on the fun!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
They are fun!  They are fun to play with and for others to watch.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
One half or 1 usually (not enough, I know)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes... on the street and at clubs

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I am a yo-yoer first!  Yo-Yos Rule!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Spinabolos by Spintastics and Henry's diabolos

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Arg.. there are too many I like.. I like to do propellar

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
5 Diabolos at once... wow!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Using 2 diabolos

Thanks for this great Forum!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ian on August 21, 2005, 02:59:59 PM
Name: Ian Parkes
Location: Wigan, UK
Age: 41  :shock:
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
- 3 weeks!

2. What or who got you started?
- I fly kites, kiteshops sell Diabolos. Looked cool so bought one (and it is)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
- Learning tricks is a challenge

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
- 1/2 hr

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
- Ha!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
- No

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
- Have a Henry's Jazz with Henry's ally sticks at the moment. They seem fine. I've ordered a MB G2 as I want something bigger.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
- 1 so far

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
- Chinese suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
- Can't say but I have the Diabology DVD and most of those are amazing to me.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
- Finding 'basic' accelerations difficult. Chinese Whip etc.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
- Downloaded the 'Fred' video from this website and that made me think 'Wow!'.

Thanks for the website, this is a great forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MrPolo on August 21, 2005, 11:08:24 PM
Name: Develder Nick
Location: Belgium
Age: 21
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
eeeum about a week or 2

2. What or who got you started?
I found my diabolo back that I bought when I was young :) now im going to restart

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
its just cool to see and to do... the hings u can do with it, the serveral tricks etc

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
30 min a 1 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
nope

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Im doing a little bit balljuggling too, and I can do some things with the ball spinning (I play basketball :))

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
string: henry, sticks: just normal woods not a brand, diabolo: now I have a cheap one :) but im going to buy a MB harlequine

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can only do it with 1 yet :p

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I don´t really have one. I cant do any yet :p

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
dont know the name :)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
nothin big

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
lots of ppl I dont know the name of
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DiaboloNinja on August 25, 2005, 01:21:47 PM
Name: Phil
Location: Camden, Australia
Age: 20

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
    About one and a half with any real ability.

2. What or who got you started?
    Some guy I saw busking in the middle of Sydney... All he did was a high throw, but at the tender age I was, it was very cool!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
    Being able to do something that is not expected of you.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
   About an hour usually.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
   Only for my friends and family.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
    Firestaff, plus i have some very basic ball skills.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
    Glow Finesse G2's ordered from the far off (for me!) UK plus some nondescript sticks and the ever-present yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
    One. I'm on the way to two!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
    The Whip Catch is an all time favourite, current favourite is the Inside-Out Trapeze from the Diabolo Tricks site

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
     Tony's 2d start in the Japanese-looking video on Diabology...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
     2 diabolo correction!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
     Anyone that can hold a set of sticks!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: KaTurN on August 26, 2005, 06:56:40 AM
Name: John
Location: Las Vegas
Age: 19
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Over a year not much longer though

2. What or who got you started?
My grandmother did she leads the alliance francais here in las vegas and it was just one of those things she gave me as a child

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's just not something you see every day and its great to have random people walk up to you with a confused look on their face

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
ehh half an hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Biggest croud ive ever had while practicing was with a fire diabolo on a soccer field got about 50 people

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I want to try contact juggleing but thats about it and only that cause its more portable

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use finnesses with carbon fiber sticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Still working on 2 so i would have to say 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Whip catch duicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
That excalibur genocide still blows my mind

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
lol all of them 2 corrections genocides infinite suicides back to front suns

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I am self taugh just by what ive seen from jibe and crew and whatever else pops up on the internet but its ok ive got about 4 students of my own right now learning basics at a snails pace hopefully they pass me fast and get me through this hard stuff
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: R2 on August 26, 2005, 05:53:28 PM
Name: Arttu
Location: Finland (my english may be bad too)
Age: 13 (Am I the youngest one?)
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
little over 1, though like half from that I havent diaboloed at all :(  But month ago I started to tricking really really much....

2. What or who got you started?
One guy on tent camp had diabolo, and I bought one as soon as I got home!
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Well it's fun. Naturally.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Well maybe half an hour if my diaboloer friends come at my house, but if they come, then lot over 2 hours. And they come pretty usually...

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Well no actually - sometimes ppl gather around to see whats going on!
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Umm no but im starting with balls.
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Arlequino medium (I have one Arlequino beach too). Aluminum

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?


9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Umm... The legs stall thing is pretty funny though its not very hard... I like whips because many people think theyre impossible hehe!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Dont know... Maybe something whats in the "Smile" Video... Still laughing to it...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Diaboloing with 2 - if thats a trick...

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Sean and Bertrand because I've seen them in videos and their tricks look just awesome!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mil on August 26, 2005, 11:46:56 PM
Name: Milenco Galipienzo
Location: México city
Age: 24
Website:------

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
4

2. What or who got you started?

 a frend show my, and I started loveing it

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

 you can always be bether, it never ends

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
every day is diferent, but I think less than 1 hour.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yes, balls, devil stick, contact, yoyo, and I am sterting clubs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

henrrys jass for diabolo, henrrys carbono 35cm. for sticks, and any henrrys string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

1 and 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

 arownd the body combos.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

 it is not a trick, it´s performance in a circus call 7 fingers.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
 I am working in genocides

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
 
 the mad frech pose (what a sorprice), in particular geebe, priam and antonin
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Saito on August 28, 2005, 10:49:58 AM
Name:  Tetsunori Saito
Location:  Tokyo Japan
Age:  16
Website: http://www.geocities.jp/juggnori/index.html

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2years

2. What or who got you started?
MAD MAX

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
We can enjoy everytime and everywhere.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 1 hour.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Some times.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls and clubs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
YOHO's diabolo, carbon short sticks, HENRYS yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
One
 
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
mini genocide combination.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
3 diabolos sprinkler

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3diabolos(high and low)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Priam
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Loriot on August 28, 2005, 03:13:24 PM
Name:Carsten Pesch
Location:Bocholt (germany)
Age:15
Website: ---

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
   for 3 and a half year

2. What or who got you started?
   girls of my class

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
   you can relax and you do not a sport that everybody do

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
   in the summer 2-3 hour s but in winter and autumn 1-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
   yes I did, I think 50 times

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
  cigar boxes since a year

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
    henrys circus with tuning kits by akrobat, henrys carbon 410 mm, and the white henrys string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
   I like all of them, but especially working with two diabs

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
   some siteswap (330/420/31/411), three diabolos high, and a sprinkler with a suicide out

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
    a three diabolo siteswap (5520)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
     some two diabolo tricks and to be better in three diabolos high

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
     of course the mad french posse but also ryo yabe and some other             which name I do not know
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MartinV on August 29, 2005, 07:50:38 PM
Name: Martin Vogel
Location: Rotterdam, Holland
Age: 17

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? About 2 years

2. What or who got you started? Mickel did

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?Its calming but can also be verry frustrating:( also I like the idea that you are doing something that for allot off people looks impossible

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?about 1 hour each day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?No I only sit and gaze while others perform

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?3 balls hurray!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?Finesse G2 I dont care about sticks and string I will lose anyways :P

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?I like 2 Diabolo's best

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?vortex I just love it

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?so many things like Barnesy doing 2 in a loop at the Dutch Juggling convention! But also Mickel doing an integral suicide! that trick is crazy

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?2d fan is coming along and I also wanna learn integral suicide! and I just semi-learned Anti-suicide!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?Martijn, Arjan, Mickel also other diabolist but I like to stick to things I can learn on meetings and stuff I dont like getting inspired by 10 year olds doing 3D Thats just Demotivating....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DrCube on September 01, 2005, 07:52:05 PM
Name: Jimmy
Location: Somewhere in the UK
Age: 19
Website: N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 7 on and off (usually off).

2. What or who got you started? Some circus skills workshop somewhere, I think. Also, my parents buying me a diabolo.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The satisfaction gained from learning new tricks / combo's.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? On average... 1 maybe.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Rarely.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I've tried briefly and failed.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Finesse G2's, some aluminium sticks of unknown origin and I don't know much about string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 diabolo for the win.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Uh, the infinite suicide I guess, also genocides (when they work).

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? I don't know exactly.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Correcting / accelerating 2d (grr argh).

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Well plenty of the folk whose videos I've seen linked from here, too many to list.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Datafinderx on September 06, 2005, 09:56:34 AM
Name: Phil
Location: Austria
Age: 22
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
- I started to play, 3 months ago

2. What or who got you started?
- my friends

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
- endless trick potential

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
- 2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
- no, not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
- balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
- Henry's Diabolo Circus + Aluminium Sticks 41cm

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
- for now, i can only handle 1 diabolo

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
- there are many e.g. over shoulder whip catch looks cool

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
- i like the around the arm combos of the pros

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
- regular umbrella, i'm really getting mad

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
- hmm
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mithew on September 06, 2005, 09:40:46 PM
Name: Matthew
Location: U.S.
Age: 14
Website: none currently, and probably never

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? almost 1

2. What or who got you started?  The Sharpes, watching them perform was awesome

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Performing and teaching, both are really fun

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 30 minutes to two hours, usually around an hour EDIT: schools started, now im lucky if its 30 minutes

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Yes, I've performed at two schools, and been in several benefits

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? 4 balls (i'm working on 5), 3 clubs, 3 rings

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I like G2 Finesse diabolo's with carbon fibre, but I want to try aluminum

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I like one the best because I can't do much with anything else

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? I really like the double sprinkler suicide out, infinite suicides walk around, and a cool arm combo with minigenocides

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? i'm not sure what the most amazing trick i've ever seen is, but i was amazed by videos of a sprinkler with three

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I'm getting really annoyed by the S-fan and three low (i'm a long way away from doing three low)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? The Sharpes, the Mad French Posse, and recently Ryo Yabe
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Slacker on September 07, 2005, 08:25:15 AM
Name: Daniel
Location: Sweden, Linköping
Age: 20
Website: (not with diabolos and stuff but anyway) www.slackerish.tk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
7 years since I started, but I have been active för like 3 months :P.

2. What or who got you started?
Now this time MrPink from Stockholm teach me some new stuff which got me motivated :) And also this forum got me going with 2d :)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Diabolo is my addiction right now. But I do all kinds of stuff.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 1 hour/day, sometimes more, not very often less :)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No, not yet, not skilled enough yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I do devil sticks, flowersticks, pois, staff, wings, juggling with clubs (3) and balls (3).

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Right now I have henry cirkus and are using 3 different sticks depending on my mood :) My string suck ass and will soon order henrys yellow.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I love doing 2 but I have just gotten started and I can't yet correct them so they go straight, so not very long time will they be spinning.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Hmm, I don't know about any name at tricks yet, will do my study here soon :). But whiptricks are nice!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Guess that is some crazy **** they are doing in "http://eric.longequel.free.fr/diabology/antonin_eric_of_baguettes_and_diabolos.mpg" with 2 diabolos :)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Not be able to correct the spin with 2d. they are keep going and then falling off, not know what to do!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Dunno, can't tell any names, don't know any names, only mrpink. And some guy in this forum who I don't remember the name of. But his video taught me throw start with 2d :)
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: snof on September 07, 2005, 05:47:47 PM
Name: fons nieuwenburg (snof)
Location: oegstgeest, the netherlands
Age: 15
Website: /

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
a half year

2. What or who got you started?
a friend of mine did leg orbits and i wanted to do the same

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it is so free and that's the best

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no, i think i'am not good enough

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
i do a little bit of 3 ball juggling

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
my favourite diabolo = MB finesse g2, yellow henry's string and alu henry's sticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1d i like best but i can do a little bit 2d

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? infinite suicide to genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 3d sprinkler

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 2d sprinkler  

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
everybody who diabolo's and has it's own style
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Squiggle on September 09, 2005, 04:26:46 AM
Name: JImmy Barnes
Location: Australia
Age: 13
Website:no

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1
2. What or who got you started?
circus group
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
learning  and trying to get better at sumthin then others
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
5-6
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls / rings/ clubs
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
mr babache harlequin da sticks dat came wid them
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
3
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
over leg orbits
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
over arm orbits
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2d duicide , 3d sprinkler
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
TAhia is the best
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Valium on September 12, 2005, 06:54:34 PM
Name: Valentin
Location:Vienna
Age:17
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
should be one year
2. What or who got you started?
a friend, dunno if he is registered here
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
not really, devil sticks are fun though
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
stuck between circus and wide axle finesse,  1d propably wide axle finesse, 2d circus
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2, but really like it with 1 diabolo too, never tried 3
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
mini genocide, sprinkler, every fingergrind variation :D
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
too many amazing tricks on video, cant decide which one
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
s-fan, 2d chinese acceleration
Quote
- regular umbrella, i'm really getting mad

yes this one too, stopped trying >_>
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
uh so many good jugglers everybody who ever posted a video here, it is always a inspiration to see a video in the forum :D
and a friend of mine because he taught me many tricks ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: garner on September 12, 2005, 09:09:24 PM
Name: Richard Garner
Location: Leighton buzard,UK
Age: 17


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
    since easter 2k5

2. What or who got you started?
    i had an extra five pound note and happened to see a party shop...it was either a flick comb or a diabolo(bottom of the market)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
    the way people say "i never knew you could do that with that"

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
    one or two hours and then down the pub on saturdays

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
    never...not good enough

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
    not yet i'm afraid

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
    henry's pink string, finnesse's are the only proper ones i've tried and any stick will do (it just takes time to adjust)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
    2 is my favourite simply because it makes people go "ooooo"

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
    i've got a nice little tranfer routine

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
    when i first started i saw a genocide and thought i would never be that good and now its a doddle

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
      i've been trying to manage a 2 diabolo genocide that lands into a sprinkler

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
      trash and vux, my friend nicky
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Smoky on September 13, 2005, 06:52:45 AM
Name: adam hayek
Location: czech republik
Age:14
Website: www.diabolojilemnice.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
i have diabolo for 1,5 years
2. What or who got you started?
my friend have a diabolo and i start to jungle with him
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
learning new tricks
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2-3 hours
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no
6. Do you juggle other props? If so:
balls
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
finnese G2, extreme stick , UV string
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
42 with 3D
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
duble suns to arm stall leg stall ryo yabe do it on the wjf with 3D
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
duble hook
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
babtiste, antonin
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Testiflette on September 13, 2005, 10:14:13 AM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
i have diaboloed for 4 years
2. What or who got you started?
my girlfriend had a diabolo she didn't use
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
How you suddenly forget everything else
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-3 hours
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
sometimes (rarely)
6. Do you juggle other props? If so:
balls, clubs, poi, starting staff  and contact juggling (so cool)
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Jazz, Henry's carbon sticks, orange string, at night i use an old babache with a henry's light kit
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
A nice around the arm combo inspired by VUX
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
it changes all the time
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
my new routine
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The mad frecnh posse and any diabolist i met really
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Testiflette on September 14, 2005, 10:48:34 AM
how silly to forget your name, age, location when you present yourself  :shock:

Name Guillaume
Age 28
Location Nottingham
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ScottMcG on September 14, 2005, 06:01:47 PM
Name: Scott McGuinnes
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Age: 16
Website: N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 2 weeks

2. What or who got you started? i bought a diabolo 5 years ago on holiday, then a few weeks ago a few of my friends got them

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? the variety

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? one

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? nope

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
diabolo - MB Finesse G2
sticks - Henrys Carbon Fibre
string - Henrys white stuff with blue lines


8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? only ever used one

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? cats cradle to mini genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? dont know

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? whiped catches behind the back, infinite suicides

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? my friends push me to do better than them
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: CZ UFO Peci on September 15, 2005, 01:37:49 PM
Name: Michal Pecanek
Location: Brno,Czech Republic
Age: 12
Website: www.diabolojilemnice.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? about 1 year

2. What or who got you started?From friends
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Genocides...
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1,5 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Yes,I do.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? No,I don´t.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
diabolo - My tuning Circuses and Finesse G2
sticks - X-Treme Alu
string - Henrys UV


8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?1 and 3,it´s the same level for me :D
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Genocides,suicides,fans and 4242 :D  

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Suns with 3 diaboloes.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Davvid,Ryo Yabe,Trash,Antonin.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JonnyG on September 15, 2005, 09:03:12 PM
Name: Jonny G
Location: London, UK
Age: 18
Website: www.jumphumperz.tk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 0 years, 3 days.

2. What or who got you started? A friend of a friend. He has unbelievable skill.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I just love being baffled and thinking of all the different ways the strings cross and dont tangle, baffles me.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? As much as I can. When Im not doing anything else.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Simple tricks to friends and family.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Not really. I can almost juggle 3 balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? ermmm.. I brought some from firetoys.com and they are doing me fine at the moment. Unsure of makes and names at the moment.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I'd love to be able to do 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I don't know the name of it, but it's a kind of reverse trapeze, and then flicked off to be caught again. It's simple and flows smoothly (Usually!)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I dont know the name of it, but its where the diabolo comes off the string with hangtime and the stick is spun around the hand and back underneath the diabolo to bve caught above. Its quite mind blowing.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
The one above. Its too advanced for me, but Im determined to get it. (And not far off it.)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Just those who have made video's on this forum, they are very impressive.

I feel Im quite advanced for someone who has only been doing it for 3 days, and Im not the sort to give up. i want someone else who is fairly new to discuss things with or a mentor effectively would be nice :).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nicoli on September 15, 2005, 10:45:11 PM
name: nicky A

1. ½ a year
2. garner http://www.diabolo.ca/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=504
7. i use a batche finesse, crappy wooden sticks and the cheapest string i can get
8. just started lerning 2
9. inverse trapeze to whip catch or snapping the violin to whip catch
10. masive duicide
11. monorail
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: J_J777 on September 15, 2005, 10:51:08 PM
welcome to all you new diaboloists (even though i'm not to "old" here but hey...)  welcome and keep diaboloing!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bok_sk on September 17, 2005, 04:56:19 AM
Name: Bok
Location: Korea(south)
Age: 35
Website:


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3 months

2. What or who got you started?
diabolo videos through internet

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
diabolo : suicide skills
juggling : balls

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 0.5 ~ 1 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
once at the kids house :-)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls, clubs


7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry Circus

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 diabolo. i've just begun to start 2 diabolos

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
whip and throwing both sticks and diabolo  and catching them

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
ryo yabe's 3 diabolo start - one diabolo throwing both sticks while
2 diabolos thrown high with hand and then start 3 diabolos.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolo start

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Ryo-yabe
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: HotSauce on September 19, 2005, 11:53:01 PM
Name: Laurent
Location:Nice, France
Age: 19
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 2years i think ^^

2. What or who got you started? a friend and the movies of the mad french pose!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? dimensions technique and artistic  
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?  about 1 ~ 2 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?yeah, first par of BABYLON CIRCUS, a french ska band

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? yeah! balls(5) clubs(im learning 5)  devils, sticks and swinging!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? henry's circus, henry's carbon and for the string henry's pro

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?  2diabs!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?  sprinkler to antisucide to fan 360

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? i don't know...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? i'm working my 3diab sun and 3diab wrap

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?  all the mad french pose!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Shawn Fumo on September 23, 2005, 03:59:39 AM
Ok.. I guess I'll take a shot at this. :)


Name: Shawn Fumo
Location: Springfield, MA, USA
Age: 27 (28 in a month)
Website: http://www.yoyoing.com/shawn/
and
http://shawnfumo.blogspot.com/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

A bunch, but it has been an on and off thing. My main hobby will probably always be yo-yos, but I really like diabolos too. We'll see how far I get this time, now that I'm actually on a board with other people. :)

2. What or who got you started?

Who knows at this point...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

I like object manipulation and skill toys in general. Just something that I really enjoy and seem to be decent at.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Been doing 1-2 a day now that I've just gotten back into things.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Not yet.. not a big performing person..

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Yo-yos (mainly 1A and 2A with some 3A, 4A, and 5A knowledge). Jitter Rings (the forgotten skill toy!). Balls (working on 5). Basic 3 clubs. Poi. A tiny bit of baton/staff. A tiny bit of footbag. Learning some kendama.. need to give a better shot at contact juggling one of these days. Worked a little on bounce juggling, but I need to try it again. I have a bit of an interest in string figures, which is related to some yo-yo and diabolo. Very basic three rings and very basic devil stick. Basically I'm interested in almost everything..haha

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Basically I'm still using Henry Circus with the two-piece wood sticks. I also have two Renegades that I got some years ago for 2d, though I haven't really used them yet. Also using the basic white Henry string. I'll have to give new sticks and string a shot at some point...

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I like 1d since that's what I can do, but hopefully I'll be good enough to do actual tricks in 2d soon. I'll probably hold off on 3d for a long time since I think I'd be more into complex tricks instead of throw juggling style stuff. I'll probably stick with 5 balls as my "numbers" effort..

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Not really sure yet. Infinite suicide and 2d shuffle are fun since I just learned them. There's a combo that I do that I really like (I think it involves slowicides.. I need to get back up to speed on names of stuff).

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

In terms of pure difficulty, I guess some of the 3d stuff, but I think I'm most interested in the genocide type combos that I see diabolumberto doing in his latest vid.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Need to learn to correct 2d shuffle. Need to get better at catching the stick in infinite suicide. But most of my really frustrating stuff I'm actually making major progress on, so I'm pretty happy right now. :)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Just about everyone right now! ;)

This is one of the nicer boards I've seen for any topic, so I'm glad to be a member!

Shawn (btw... there sure are a lot of Shawn/Sean's in diabolo aren't there? ;) )
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Salcilia on September 25, 2005, 10:21:59 PM
Name: Adam
Location: Nottingham, UK
Age: 16, almost 17
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2/3/4 (can't remember) months

2. What or who got you started?
Interest in object manipulation

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Knowing that the skill itself is completely alien to lots of people

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 1 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Poi, Staff.


7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
No particular preference

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 diabolo, havent got a hope in hell of doing 2 yet :P

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
'berserk' suicide... or bondage to whipcatch... or smoking joe.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
No idea.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Nothing is being annoying at the moment

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Myself.  I don't like to compare myself to others :D

Anyone here from notts who goes to the square on saturday afternoons?  Looking around there seems to be a few notts peoples here :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bewegungslegastheniker on September 28, 2005, 05:25:36 AM
1. i started with 12 .make holiday and there was a workshop.
    with 24 i started with 2 diabolo.now i am 25 and would like to learn 3 diabolos . i am juggling too clubs balls .5 clubs nearly a minute 7 balls i try now .at the moment i work out with 5 balls , mills mess ,fullshower,over head and pirouette . with 2 diabolos i can do around 20 tricks but i don t know all the names of the tricks called here but sprinkler i know :-) i can do it double and let the stick fly , but i still have the problem to let the one sprinkler run ??for longer .

the most i like at juggling is to feel free if you juggle the conzentration let you forget some problems  and i like the feeling if i get a new trickat the first time !

i train often but not every day sometimes 1hour minimum ,but normally over 2 hours if i train . i use carbon sticks henrys rope and henrys diabolos with ultralight kit ,sometimes i use alu but they are roof for the head :-)
i work mostly with 2 diabolos trying to get all of tricks into a solid routine
best trick i think i can stay is the double sprinkler .
player i like the mad french posse i don t see much but that was all hard stuff good well done .


greats marc


 :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Fromâge on September 28, 2005, 01:37:12 PM
So lets see...


Name:Markus
Location:Ulm Germany
Age: 21
Website: no not yet

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
The first time I played was at the age of ten, but I restarted 2 years ago.

2. What or who got you started?
Me.(or I) Hmm sometimes im not sure 'bout my english.
I started doing some tricks that i found in my diabolo book witch was behind my bookcase and covered with dust and realized that they were quite easy.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I have my diabolos always in by backpack and my backpack is always on my back, so always if i am bored I can take em out and do some tricks.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
average?...    ...0,3421 h

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
not very often. but if there suddenly is a little crowd round me (or us) I (or) we have no problems in playing the animateur.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I'm starting to stick the devil

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
mr.babache finesse whith wide axles.
yellow neon string (henry?)
Sticks: well I like the carbon ones more but they have a to big waste of string. So I use the alu sticks  

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 and 2 he he I cannot manage 3 yet.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Ohhm...    ...funny sprinkler combos.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Vux trying a 2 diabolo suicide in the diabology I guess he manages to it now.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
That f#*%$ Fan isn't really infinite yet.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The whole mfp.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on September 28, 2005, 08:27:45 PM
Name: Florian L
Location: Celle, Germany
Age: 16
Website: working on it ;)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 5 Years, but never tried to get good skills, now i work hard to get better!

2. What or who got you started? I joined a local youth-circus!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Playing Diabolo with friends

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Tha last 4 Weeks: About 3 Hours a day, sometimes more sometimes less

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I'm in a circus, of course I perform with it ;) In a few weeks I will have a show in front of the entire school, so I try hard to get a good perfomance!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Yes: 4 Balls(nearly 5), 3 Clubs (working at 4), 4 Rings and so on ;)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? at the moment i have two Mr Babache "Eagle", but I will buy/get 3 Henrys Circus for Christmas I think!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? At 1 but I try hard to do well with 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Sprinkler width 3 Diabolos, amazing :shock:

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Sprinkler and Fan with 2 Diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? My friend Benni, who plays very well! Afterwards of course all the awsome Videos!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Brusealmighty on September 29, 2005, 08:14:39 PM
I am learning to do geonocides but cant catch them

i would like for poeple to help me do this and anyone got tips on how to start 2 diabolos up from a rocket start??????

anyway i just learnt how to do the waterfall and niagra im so happy
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: schlanger on September 29, 2005, 08:20:00 PM
theres already threads on the trick look at one of them and be more specific when you say 'cant catch it.'. :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Brusealmighty on September 30, 2005, 12:20:39 PM
Name: scott wormall
Location: nottingham england
Age: 17
Website: N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
not even a year, just about 4 months and mastered 3 of the 6 diabolo books

2. What or who got you started?
friends

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the amount of tricks and the wierdness of them

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
5-6

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yes i do poi and staff

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
green and red string, acrylic sticks and fernesse diabolo

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i can almost get 2 started

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
genosides and cradles

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
4 diabolos on one string

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
genocides and beserk suicide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
yes a guy named steve that worked at a shop called juggerlers in nottingham
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ruff on September 30, 2005, 02:16:25 PM
Name: Sam Holden
Location: Matlock, England
Age: 17
Website: N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 2 months mabey?
2. What or who got you started?
A Friend

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The pure stench of awesomness that comes off them

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
3 +

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I play with it when im in the park and stuff and people watch, i dont really thing that can be considerd performing.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nein, but after i can do 2 diabolo's well, i intend to learn somthing.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Yellow String, Carbon Fibre Sticks, Finesse G2 diablol (just beacuse thats my set up  : :D  )

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1, beacuse thats all i can do, i think who ever can do it with 3 are very goood  :D

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
gahh... mabey the old, chinese suicide, beacuse people seem to like that.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I love the look of infinte suicides.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Coffee grinders, they never seem to go right, and other suicides.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
yes a guy named steve that worked at a shop called juggerlers in nottingham

^^ Same here, when i went to his shop i thought he ruled. And my friend.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: El Chinho on October 02, 2005, 05:05:06 PM
Name: Charlie Tomlinson
Location: Glasgow, Scotland (but a Brummie by birth)
Age: 25
Website: No

1. I've diabolo-ed properly for about 2 and a half years now, but I've had one since I was 17

2. My mate gave me a go of one

3. Call me sad, but I just love showing tricks to wee kids in the park - they are so much more appreciative in general ...

4. Anywhere between none at all (very, very rarely) and my longest stretch was 5 hours (but I mastered duicides in both directions from front and back whip-catches!!!)

5. I only 'perform' for my mates in the park, but I got spontaneous applause from about 50 people while 'showing-off' at the Glade festival in Newbury in July this year

6. I can do a few tricks with 3 balls, but only when my arms hurt from forearm scratches ...

7. I use Yellow UV-glowing Henry's string, Mister Babache fibre-glass sticks and a glow-in-the-dark/UV light Finesse G2 (they look AMAZING)

8. I can only do 1 diabolo at a time, but my best combo of tricks lasts for about 15-20 seconds (depending on how many speed-loops I put into it)

9. My all-new patented double arm wrap monorail combo, finishing off with a suicide to wrist-wrap and double axle-wrap type thing ...

10. Pretty much anything that Antonin does on Diabology

11. Finger grinds without the wide-axle on, and a leg-monorail combo

12. The Mad French Posse, and also a 12 year old kid doing whip-catches who I saw at Glastonbury about 3 years ago
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Trick Mister on October 07, 2005, 10:33:36 AM
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Name: harvey horspool
Location: nottingham
Age: 15
Website: non

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 6 months

2. What or who got you started? i saw it in the jugglers and thourght id get 1

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? it keeps me out the house and i meet new people

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-4 hours a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? in town i do on some saturdays

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i do poi but im not tht gd at it

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? red finess with any string as long as i can use my diabolo  :D

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i work well with 1 but im tryin to start 2 at the mo

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? a combonation of 2 knots tht i found

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? i dont no wot it is called but its where u go round yur bac and other the body with loads of variations

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? wot i mentioned above

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?the woman who does the trick :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: josep on October 12, 2005, 02:23:58 AM
Name: josep jorba
Location: barcelona - spain
Age: 28
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  I started on 1998 for 1 year. now I have restarted so in total 1 year and one month

2. What or who got you started? a friend of mine that i saw one day juggling diabolo

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? everything

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? one or two

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? two times in 1999

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? balls, clubs and devil stick

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? my favourite diabolo is henry circus. I use wooden sticks and no idea which string I use

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? all of them

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? most of the tricks of the people in this forum. the 15 minutes arjan´s video is amazing!!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
vortex
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? people of this forum
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: rudy on October 12, 2005, 11:22:17 AM
Name: rudy van eekelen
Location: kapelle - holland
Age: 16
Website: www.circusplanet.net

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  
I started 3 years ago i diabolo'd for 5 months nog im bussy again for about 1 month

2. What or who got you started?
first time a holiday friend and now classmates keep me working on it  :P

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the possibilities

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
only on camp sites

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
only 3 balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
mb finesse g2, wooden sticks and yellow string :D

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 diabolos

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
vortex, s-fan and suicides with 2 diabolos

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
finger curl with 2 diabs

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
mini column
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? antonin, eric, jibe, trash  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Evan on October 12, 2005, 03:42:00 PM
Name: Evan Shephard
Location: Chelmsford / Derby (depending on if I am at uni or home)
Age: 20

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
10 months or so

2. What or who got you started?
A mate called Thom

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I dunno to be honest its just fun

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
however many i aint doing anything else 1 probably

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
not really i will practice in public on rare occasions

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesse G2's, henrys carbon sticks and henrys string (currently orange)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
havent mastered 2 yet so can only be 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
one i came up with myself basicly a cats cradle where you drop one stick and then throw the diabolo out one handed

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
in person my mate has done some quite cool combos but thats it

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
just about any with a vid on this site
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lena on October 14, 2005, 05:44:53 PM
Name: Lena Köhn
Location: Berlin
Age: 25
Website: not there yet!

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? since 94

2. What or who got you started? I found a diabolo in a toybox and got started on my own.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Research! Finding out new things, find a flow in movement.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? I try to do 2 a day, when I am working it is less.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Sure!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Club juggling and passing.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Modified Henrys and Henrys string, Henrys glassfibre sticks, 41 cm.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? guilliotine- kick up to armtrap- go into stickrelease combination (with 2), with one: genocide with pirouette from the dark side in excalibur

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? handspring without hands under a 2 diabolo flash

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 4

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Jochen Schell, Donald Grant ( I am an old school diabolist, smirk!)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chiok on October 14, 2005, 06:42:08 PM
Quote from: Lena
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? handspring without hands under a 2 diabolo flash
Umm, how do you do a handspring without hands?  On your head?  Or is it a front somersault?  If mine didn't leave me sitting on my ass, I'd give it a go.

Chiok
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lena on October 15, 2005, 10:20:02 AM
Well, the chinese can do anything... :roll: It is just like a handspring but she didn´t put down her hands. I worked with her in Sveden in 2001 and the whole group was just amazing! They are from Nanjing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dave from the grave on October 16, 2005, 08:35:17 PM
Name: dave peach
Location: wiltshire
Age: 19
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

bout 0.3

2. What or who got you started?

my bro kev

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

creatve and fun

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

too many

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

never had the chance

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

balls clubs rings poi

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

circus (of course) henrys alu sticks and henrys string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

2 at the mo

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

long versions of the internal transfer

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

who knows

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

three diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you

the lot of the mad french posse and my bro.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: madmanjuggler on October 17, 2005, 02:35:54 PM
Name: chris taylor
Location: birmingham, england
Age: 17
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

comin up to 2 years

2. What or who got you started?

peole diaboloing at my local juggling workshop

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

stops me gettin bored at home :D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

one or two maybe more depends how im feeling and if i wanna get a new trick

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

i performed at birmimgham juggling convention ages ago

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

balls, rings, clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

circus, carbon sticks, yellow henrys string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

2 diabolos

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

2 diabolo sprinkler to C fan

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

ummmmm if u count videos, ryo yabes 3 diabolo sprinkler

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

2 diabolo suicide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

MFP and ryo yabe
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chiok on October 20, 2005, 12:44:28 PM
Quote from: Lena
Well, the chinese can do anything... :roll:
Yes, yes we can  :D
Quote from: Brusealmighty
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
4 diabolos on one string
Interesting, where did you see this done...?

Chiok
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JoKo on October 20, 2005, 12:49:30 PM
Joe
Southampton UK
17  

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? It has been about a year and half  seriously now but i have been it to it for a while bfore that.

2. What or who got you started? As A kid I saw a street entertainer who was performing localy and wanted to get into it.  I soon stopped after that but when i was searching the net with my friends I came across a tricks site and got back into it again.  and have been ever since.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? That you can do it anywhere.  you dont need a special kind of surface of location just some space and free time.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? about two hours but that also includes juggling with balls and other things.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? My friends and I Diabolo in college in front of a whole lot of people so i suppose that sort of counts but not Professionally.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Only Balls and poorly. but getting better.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? It would have to be The Mr Barbache finesse and his extrem sticks.  they are the best i have come across.  String well i use the highly lumonous green stuff.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? Ummm only good with one at the momment but i am trying to learn with two.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? A Genocide Probally as it looks so good and can belinked to a number of other tricks.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? There are a few but the best are the combos on The Diabology DVD with Antione and Eric where they Are passing sticks and all to one another in both suns, Douocides and, Infinet suicides and throws.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? A tomosicde and Whip catch between the legs. any tips would be welcome.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Many street entitianers as a kid but mostly videos found on the web and the Mad French crew.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: refuze on October 23, 2005, 06:25:33 PM
Name: kevin
Location: charlotte nc
Age: 23
Website: myspace.com/refuze

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? about  months, and some when i was a kid.

2. What or who got you started? saw some guy at a mall doing it and wanted to try.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? its fun and challenging.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? for the past two days iv done nothing but practice.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? iv done devil sticks befor when i was younger.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? well i cant really say ... i have an athena diabolo righ tnow but im about to get a finess.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? well seeing that i only have one so far i have to say 1, but i will have another very soon.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? i dont know what to call it its more of a mini routine.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? most everything on diabology.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? alot of them

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?the mad french posse
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Semeru on October 25, 2005, 06:10:28 AM
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Name: Chris Phelps
Location: Misawa City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Age: 30
Website: none yet

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 8-9 years.  Sometimes I was more obsessive than other times; I've just begun juggling more after 4-5 years of not doing very much.

2. What or who got you started?
Before (and at) my first juggling convention, I wasn't very interested in diabolo, as I had only seen people throw and catch them.  At the public show, someone performed diabolo, and I found it to be a much more interresting prop than I had suspected.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Camradery and good spirit.  Lots of learning from others, with everyone always striving to come up with something new.  

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Maybe half-hour most days.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Have performed once.  I was involved in a show in a different capacity, and got thrown in to juggle because one of the acts was running late.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, clubs. I've tried most other things, but don't really care for them enough to really work on them.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Right now, I'm a big fan of Henrys Circus.  I'm using the Henry's Alu sticks, but I want to check out some of the fiber sticks.  I've also just started using Henry's string.  A couple of my axles have the Henry's replacement axles, and I'm still trying to decide if I prefer them or not.

For a long time, I was using Beard hi-spin sticks, and Renegade string.   Shorter sticks and a little bit better string make things feel so much better!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like one diabolo because my repetoire is bigger, but I'm working on my two.  I like the feel of two a lot, but can't do much more than suns and the occasional backwrap.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Whatever I just learned.   :D

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I'm blown away by a lot of the stuff that people are doing now.  The state of diabolo has advanced A LOT in the last few years, especially since I wasn't following it.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I'm working on improving my backwrap, doing more complicated grind tricks, and just generally improving my control with two diabolos.  I'd like to learn some excalibur stuff, and more 2 diabolo tricks.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
All the guys on the trick of the week page.  Mad French Posse, Matt Hall, Ryo Yabe.  I wish I knew the name of the guy who first showed me diabolo, I'd give him a shout-out too.

If you did, thanks for reading.
Chris
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: xsupergirlx on October 27, 2005, 10:30:40 PM
Name: jenny
Location: beds
Age: 15
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? none yet i am totally new to this :oops:

2. What or who got you started? my boyfriend

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? its addiction

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1hr

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? no, im not good enough for that yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? nope...just me and my diabolo

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? well at the moment i have a little tacky thing i got from the local party shop

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1, easier

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? i dnt no many, i dont know names. but its inverse trapeise, over front. and flick up to release, then catch.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? infinite suicide

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 2diabolo....and keeping the shuffel going and jap. whips

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? i dnt no any.lol
 :oops:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: norbi on October 28, 2005, 11:36:28 AM
Quote from: xsupergirlx
1. How many years have you diaboloed for? none yet i am totally new to this :oops:
....
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 2diabolo....and keeping the shuffel going  


Slow Down! It would help you a lot if you were to actually get good with 1 diabolo first, THEN try 2. Also you will get a lot more respect.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Teem on October 29, 2005, 02:08:08 AM
Haha i'll say. supergirl you just destroyed my ego saying you're totally new and are working on your 2d shuffle...


Name: Tim
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Age: 16

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
first picked one up when i was about 8.. Just getting back into it heavily

2. What or who got you started?
Nobody.  Self taught. . Sad story =[

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Mmm.. soo many tricks, landing one the first time, then NAILing it.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
0 - 2 hours .. ?

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Mmm no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Mmm no.  can do the real very basics with devil sticks and balls..

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
haven't tried enough .. i use some random thick black cord.. and a small Mister Babache. I've used a bigger Mister Babache i want one (or two) of those now.. also used YoHo brand.. they suxx, got one of those clutch bearing ones.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 for now... haven't managed to get 2d going with a small Mr babache and small Yoho.. reckon i need two bigger ones, at least to learn.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
My little underleg combo... a few orbits round, pop it over the top a  few times, do some hoppy grinds to Overhead grind, then drop it back in to Underleg/Overarm, exit with some kind of behind the back sun.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Haven't seen too many videos.. just watched two boys passing 5 diabolos... :shock:  

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 2 diabolos... I'll try with my big YoHo and a big Mr babache.. when i get a shuffle going i'll be glad..

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
everything i've seen on the net.. i wanna check out Diabology
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Stevey on October 29, 2005, 09:55:11 PM
Name: Stevey
Location: UK
Age: 14

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 1-2

2. What or who got you started? One summer holiday messing around with a diabolo

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Great fun to do

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? halfhour- 2hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? At school and a tent full of young people.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Have tried most of them when a guy came to our school for a week to teach us circuis skills, they are all cool but i like diabolo best

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Nice medium rubber diabolo (cant remeber the name) and Fiberglass sticks.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1, doing well looking to get onto 2 mabey.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? alternating backsides famousely named Monkey Bars in school :P

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Loads of weird and wonderful suicides and combos. :shock:

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?Starting to learn Japenese whips and Genocides anyhelp would be great!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? All you guys here iv seen your videos your great!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Freehandstyle on November 01, 2005, 04:07:08 AM
Name: Vincent Yip
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Age: 16
Website: www.yoperation.com (not really my site, but has my vids)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Close to 2 years. On and Off

2. What or who got you started?

Makky and Kazuya from Japan

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

The visual effect it delivers.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Varies from an hour to 2.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

I've done Solid loop diabolo style for a freestyle a few times. I tried to compete in the Victoria Harbour Yo-Yo Contest in the Diabolo Freestyle division in Hong Kong summer of 2005. I believe i got last place :)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

I'm actually a yo-yo player and from many japanese yoyo clip videos there are many features of famous Dia players such as Ryo Yabe, Makky, kazuya and many more. That got me really interested because i'm a fanatic of yoyos and because how alike diabolos and yoyos are, i got interested in Diabolos as well.

I do quite a bit of Devilsticks and Poi as well. As for Poi i do mostly Glowstringing style (tying glowsticks at the end)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I'm using the Henry Jazz currently but i've played with Bandai Yohos which i like a lot. I've tried the Mister Babache's as well and from playing briefly i have to say it has terrific control. Basicaly the kind of Diabolo i would want to use. I haven't tried with too many diabolos, strings or sticks yet so can't really put my favourites on anything yet.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I like 2 diabolos the best because like i said before i like the visual effects it delivers. 3 is just plain crazy but i'll try that one day.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

umm not sure of the name but the Wrap around two diabolo spinning real fast. I'm still working on the fan and most of all trying to get the two diabolos to balance as long as possible on the string. (there's been progress  :lol: )

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Any of the Mad French Posse's tricks are amazing in my opinion. I recall from their trailer for Diabology, there's some double diabolo behind the back that really impresses me, along with any tricks that are of the Fan genre, they really blow my mind.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

...Fan... :)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

My friend Fred, from Hong Kong. Professional yoyo player for Duncan Toy Co. but he also does quite a bit of diabolo.


Extra note: Check out www.yoperation.com to see some Canadian yoyo players. If any of you players ever come to Montreal be sure to contact me cause i'd be most than happy to meet any of you guys!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Esko on November 02, 2005, 03:35:19 PM
Name: Esko Asikainen
Location: Finland, nummela
Age: 14
website:  http://www.megaupload.com/fi/?d=8QBLE3IH (there is my and my friends first diabolo video)

1.How many years have you diaboloed for?

hmm..like 5month, but I really into it like two months ago.

2. What or who got you started?

First I test my friends diabolo and it was fun and I bought my first diabolo and i saw couple videos.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

I don't know, maybe that speed is great.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

2-5.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Not yet, we gonna do like "show", but it's like friend show.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

No, but I will get cigar boxes.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I use diabolo finesse, and it's best.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I like one diabolo.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Umm, I really like that 1d finger kick combo but it is in progress yet. finger grind is cool.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Umm. i don't know names, but that video of week, halfshower is cool.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

that 1d finger kick combo and Eric's elevator combo

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Mad french posse, Matt Hall and Martin Mall. I want thank Mad french posse, Martin Mall and particularly Matt Hall, he is the best.

All download our video and send comments to me esko.asikainen@gmail.com . Peace out! <3
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: giesthory on November 06, 2005, 09:08:53 PM
Name: Gies Vandenberghe
Location: Belgium
Age: 13
Website:www.giesthory.tk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 13 months :lol:

2. What or who got you started? circusclub Kortrijk

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Diabolo
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yess
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
rings and balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? diabolo : MB finesse,sticks : henry alu sticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 diabolo's
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Fan
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Niels : 3d sun
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
c fan left,s-fan
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Martijn,arjan and diabology
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: frank0072 on November 08, 2005, 08:29:22 PM
Name: Frank van der Boom
Location: Ede, Netherlands (near the center)
Age: 20
Website: http://www.cu2.nl/frank0072

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Started on my 16th, but really gotten into it on my 19th, 5 months ago

2. What or who got you started?
Diabolohuub (http://www.diabolohuub.nl) got me started, he was a classmate and he tought me how to trapeze and things like that.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the learning and the progress you make, also that there are very little people that do it.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1,5

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope, but I have to on my parents 25th wedding aniversary. (Help please)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I have 2 Henry's with teflon hubs, 2 MB sticks (short new ones) and yellow Henry's string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like 1 best, I can do a little 2 and 3 is impossible (I only have 2 diabs, so...)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I have just learnt the sprinkler 2 suicide, but I can't do it sweet.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Nothing in real life, maybe 3 low by Huub.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I want to learn inf. suicide, but I can only do it the wrong way, so the diab slows down. A normal exit on the sprinkler is not really working aswell...

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Huub, Arjan, TMFP, Niels (the little one)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: fredo on November 11, 2005, 04:59:27 PM
Name: Fredrik Böhle
Location: Germany:-)
Age: 16
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Actually, I don't know, maybe something like 1-2 years?

2. What or who got you started?
My Cousin 8years ago but then i stopped diaboloing

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
To defeat the gravity and the laws of nature :-)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I'm not sure something about 3-6 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes sometimes in a varieté

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil
sticks... ?
Balls, Rings,Clubs, devil sticks

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesses with wide axles and 2x6gr. weigth kit or 2x10 gr. weight kit(without wide axles) and Henrys short Carbon Sticks with neon yellow or orange string from Henry's, too. For 2d, I use the thicker henrys String with blue stripes and carbon short, too.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I think 1, I like doing Combos with minigenos, lots of pirouettes, like antonin of tmfp does...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I don't really have a favourite trick, but maybe: Antonins Double stick release over the left arm to Infite Suicide to Genocide(with two circles of the stick, one behind the back) and a sweet minigeno at the end

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
antonis combos... 8)


11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? the fan a LONG sprinkler 2d suns and 3d low and 2high

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
antonin, jibe, diabolumberto the rest of tmpf, sean (thx for whirling derrwish :P ) and all other diaboloists doing crazy things with diabs...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: puUL on November 13, 2005, 05:58:27 PM
Name: Klaas Trekker
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Age: 17
Website: http://www.pyromantiek.be

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
for about 5 years

2. What or who got you started?
friend of mine was in a circus-school. He asked to join

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it's always cool to see others do great tricks and after you've learned the trick, to know that the trick looks great!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
hmm, difficult... i think on average 5 minutes, because i don't diabolo every day..

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls and clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
i have 3 white mister babache G2, henry sticks, and henry yellow string
i also have 2 mister babache harlequins, but i find them to heavy

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
at the moment i'm doing 2 diabolos a lot

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
2 diabolos: double sprinkler RBW in

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
euhm difficult...no answer, i like most of the 2 diabolo-tricks

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
S-Fan

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I don't watch many movies, but i like the guys from the mad french posse

That's about it i think. Feel free to ask questions...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mike247 on November 20, 2005, 01:33:11 PM
Name: Michael M
Location: Ellesmereport
Age: 14
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?   0.5

2. What or who got you started?    Leo got me started

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?    Its very relaxing and you can always learn something new, Ow yer, and its amazingly fun :D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?    1 hour, depends if I've got homework.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?    Yes, i entered a talent competition resently.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?    Balls,clubs,spinning plate,rings,diabolo,yo yo
 
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?     Finesse G2,Babache extreme sticks,yellow henrys string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?    1, but 2 is good

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?    Behind the back whip catch.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Dont no I've seen to many.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?sprinklers.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?Norbi, leo.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Squiggle on November 25, 2005, 05:50:54 AM
Name: Jake
Location: Australia
Age: 13
Website:im making one now  :D  

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 about 1
2. What or who got you started?
my brothers mate
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
learning new tricks and creating them
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
3-6
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls , clubs and going to start contact juggling soon
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
dont know only have 2 types of diabolos :P
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
this minigenocide trick
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
thierry s excalibur neck combo
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
thierry s excalibur neck combo , infinite suicide to genocide , 2d magic knots and s-fan
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
thierry and tahia is tha best also norbi arjan and martjin
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jessta on November 25, 2005, 09:46:34 AM
Name: jess thornton
Location: burnie tas aust
Age: 13
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? almost 1

2. What or who got you started? my circus group

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? the way u can do stuff th@ other cant

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? not much

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? once i think


6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? 3 balls and learnin rings and clubs


7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? couldn"t tell u

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 coz i cant do 2 or 3

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?i dont no what it's called but it's a tony freeberg trick on diabology he's doing 2 and he goes in to a handstand and the sticks and string are in his mouth

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? dueicide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? tony freeberg
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jakob on November 28, 2005, 09:06:49 PM
Name: Jakob Jespersen
Location: Farum, Denmark
Age: I'm from 87 - 18 years tomorrow :D


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
since 1999 in  the summerhollydays. But not as mush as I do now, I "Realy" got startet in 2003

2. What or who got you started?
I met someone with one on a camp who owned one.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I only do diabolo-ing

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
When I am in the Diaboloing periods I think 1- 1½ hour, but I can spend weeks with no diabolo  :oops:  

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I did once, very funny btw. I intend to perform at my school when the make a "tallent show"

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
nope, only diabolo ;)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Circus Diabolo - Yellow & Black
Carbon sticks
The best string I can get :)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 because there are so many tricks I haven't learned
1 because I know so many tricks !

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
1d: Genocide, 2arm orbit, Selfmade- tricks

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
It's the horizontal Genocide, I've seen it On Diabology in "diabs and bagguettes"

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
pt: getting 100% playing with 2d. Then Tranfsters.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The Mad French Posse (Diabology DVD)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Scooby on November 29, 2005, 12:54:10 PM
Name: Scooby   (Morgan Scarfe is just a name that my birth certificate made up)
Location: Perth, Western Australia,  so far away. :(
Age: 15


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Probably around one now.. i could always "throw and catch" but ever since i joined a circus school and performance company i have taken circus to be my career.

2. What or who got you started?
possibly the fact that i was a better diaboloist that a juggler (which i hope to conquer one day)
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The fact when you sit there and juggle by your self for ages and you feel like your getting nowhere then a random see's you and goes "WOW"   i just love that,
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 2- 3  depends what im doing,  I MUST DO 2D WELL!
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
of couse! i love it! it's the best thing im at and i love it.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?    dont manipulators need to be able to do that??   yes.  up to 4 balls  3 clubs, rings, fire clubs...ect.  pretty much anything...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I like my  Yoho, simply because there cheap, light and they do what there supposed to... spin.    for 1D stuff (like Vux style) i tend to use my Henry's because it is heavier.      i use these wierd french prototype things which are aluminium.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i dream about 3D all the time..   2D is really smooth and gets the "wow" factor form the common person  but i prefer One diabolo, simply because i can do it and it is more traditional.
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
ummm..  around both back leg.  because it is smooth and you can do so many things with it.
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
when i watched Diabology the first time my jaw was gapeing..  everything on Diabology.. everything..
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
gah, god damn 2D suns, i cant get my timing right  and  axis correction with 2D, drives me crazy.  if anyone is comming to australia I NEED YOUR HELP!!
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Vux is probably the biggest Diaboloist that has inspired me just because even with one diabolo he can rock out on it like no-one can, and even when he does two, its smooth and flowing.. i wonder if he has had traditional training (chinese)

JiBe probably is the next because he brings New-school to a new level, its just like Woah..  and that i know he has been in australia before.. so . hopefully i can meet him and finally master 2D...

and everyone from Diabology..   you guys effing Rock!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: TyeTye on December 02, 2005, 03:56:10 PM
Well Hello!

Name: Tye... or Erik... Or Erik Tye...  I answer to any combination of these.
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska in the U.S.
Age: 23


1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About... 1/5th of a year?  

2. What or who got you started?
I transfered to University of Nebraska at Lincoln and found they had a Juggling Club here.  (yahoo)  I've been doing poi for probably 2 years now... But I got a chance to see Diabolo first hand being performed by several members. (Jim, the creator of Diabolotricks.com)... He started teaching me, and I took off from there!
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The Zen of it!  The being so focused on what you're doing that you lose track of everything and live vicariously through a piece of plastic! Exciting stuff!
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Maybe 1.5?
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope... I'm more in it for me I think.... (I'm too timid to try to get in the lime-light)
6. Do you juggle other props? Nope, Just Poi
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I'm borrowing one of Jim's Yoho's right now til I can afford one... (being a college student and all makes one very poor.)  I do however own some aluminum short sticks, which I like very much.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Right now, the only thing in my bag of tricks is 1 diabolo.... and i think i'll probably stick with it the most due to it being much more "free" in what you can do.... with 2 diabolo you have more limitations I think... although you can do much "different" stuff with 2D.  Plus i'm a big fan of the millions of suicides, genocides, and other handle tosses you can do with 1D....
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Either the slack-whip into full cradle(well any of the slack whips are neat really...), or a cross-over neck wrap (transfered from poi into diabolo) Where you swing it around your neck and RIGHT when it's about to choke you, you swing your head back so it will release... it's just real smooth and looks dangerous :P
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
How about most of the stuff that Matt Hall or Ryo Yabe can do... :)
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
The type of suicide where both hand sticks are released in a circle...
2d shuffling
Straining my brain to come up with new slacks
umm Trash's Web? :)
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Jim from Diabolotricks.com... He's a great teacher!
Chad from the Juggling Club here at UNL
Ryo Yabe
Matt Hall
Umm all diabolo people that posted threads and videos :)

Any other questions that you're dieing to know.. e-mail me or send me a message :)

 BYE!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Graham on December 04, 2005, 07:58:15 PM
Hello!

Name: Graham
Location: Reading, UK
Age: 16
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? I started ages ago - probably I was about 8 but I can't remember - but I've only been doing it regularly for a year or so.

2. What or who got you started? My brother (that's je4d for anyone who's interested - he's been pestering me to join this forum for ages :)) basically. He started, I copied :)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Making up new tricks (most of them aren't actually new, but that's not the point :)) and the feeling of achievement when you finally get something

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Not many. Maybe a couple of hours a week. I practise more when mr bro's around.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No, but I busked in portugal once :)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Never have been able to juggle. I'll have to get around to teaching myself sometime...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Circus and yellow string - I haven't decieded on sticks yet, but I'm getting some Mr Babache xtreme sticks for christmas :)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can't do 2 consistently, but I'm getting there :P The feeling of shuffling is really cool though

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I've made up a couple of cool combos - I can't think of a favourite single trick offhand

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Things from diabology... I couldn't name them cause I don't know what most of them are called :?

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I've been practising 2d when I have access to 2 diabolos, but that's not very often

12. What diaboloists have inspired you?
My brother obviously, and the woman who used to run the Circus Skills hobby at my school. Also the Mad French Posse with Diabology.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rîkû on December 05, 2005, 05:33:03 PM
Name:Riku
Location:Kouvola,Finland
Age:12 :D

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 2 Years


2. What or who got you started?
My Friend..


3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I don´t know... That is fun :D


4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

2 Hours


5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No I haven´t.. But I maybe want...


6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope, but I am interested on devil sticks.


7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Mister Babache´s Finesse
I don´t know :D
Everything is OK


8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2!


9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
1d: Genocide 2d:Suicide :D


10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Excalibur Genocide :D :D


11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Double Sprinkler Suicide Out


12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Antonin Hartz
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mr_Mistoffelees on December 12, 2005, 05:24:29 PM
Name: Ali Dunlop
Location: Isle of Man (between england and ireland in the middle of the sea...)
Age: 15

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Maybe 3 or 4 messing around, but only really about one and a half since i joined a club.  (before my best trick was probably a high throw ^.^)

2. What or who got you started?
The Fairly Famous Family - a uk street theatre group, my mum went to uni with so they came over to do some workshops in schools at one point, and then the club i go to (Possan Straiddey - www.manxjugglers.com is the closest think we have to a website) and then i watched diabology - here starts my true obsession with diabolo :P
 

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's fun :p


4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Not very much atm... winter and it's dark early


5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yea, occassionally but not very well


6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
devil sticks a lil, 3 balls (columns and reverse cascade is my extent :P) juggle three clubs for about 30 catches, i'm not bad at fire staff and contact ball is pretty fun :)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's alu sticks, and Henry's yellow string
Forgot to mention - my lovely Henry's Circus diabs

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like 1 and 2 lots :P... probably 2 more cos i've not been doing it for long... and i'm sure i'll like 3 when i learn how to do three...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Hmm.  Not really too sure, i can't do much :)... although almost got vertax and that's cool.. i enjoy stuff that i've just learnt, so also 2d shuffle i guess

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Everything on diabology.  especially the gymnasticy stuff that vux (i think) does with frontflips from throws - just impressive

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2d Corrections!  also vertax and getting genocide stick catch smooth... i usually hit myself in the knuckles with stick or something stupid

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Well... everyone from diabology of c, and everyone on this forum - i dno many people who do diabolo where i come from, unfortunately no-one better than me to teach me that i know so it's good being on a forum where i can find out what i'm doing wrong :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: William on December 13, 2005, 05:34:36 AM
Name: William Campbell
Location: Under your bed, Tasmania, Australia
Age: 15 as of 2008.
Website: Too much effort

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Longer than a baby.

2. What or who got you started? Birthday present

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Time killer.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Anywhere from 1-7 Average 3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Yes.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes. Lots.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Flys and Carbons

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? No preference.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Jakes sexy poses with diabolos.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Being as sexy with my poses as Jake

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Jake.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Squiggle on December 13, 2005, 06:07:58 AM
Quote from: Willzy
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? finesse diabolo wood sticks is all ive got and any string (mines pink!!:D)



Out of curiosity have yo ever used a finesse diabolo  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Myo on December 14, 2005, 12:55:35 PM
Name: Andrew Myers
Location: Liverpool
Age: 21
Website: None

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  Er... I first picked up a diabolo about 2 years ago, but it belonged to a friend of mine. I only got my own diabolo about 6 - 8 months ago.

2. What or who got you started?
My good pal Joe thornley.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The feeling you get when you pull a trick you've been working on for ages.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I go days without going on the thing, but I'd say I practise most days and get in about an hour an a half in.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nah, I'd love to find out how to get into performing

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  I give the old Poi a bash now and then, and I love my Yo Yo.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I haven't been on enough different diabolos to say which is my favourite. I have a Mr bambache Pinochio though and I think it's terrible. The other no name diabolos I have are better.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I can't do two or three, but I'm working on it!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Dunno... there's too many. I like the armover string wrap, it's about the most recent one I learnt.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Dunno what it's called but my mate can grind on the end of the stick inside the cup of the diabolo. That was shocking.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Er... I need to look for more tricks!! I've just nailed the armover string wrap and The one handed armover. I'm looking for more armover variations. I love them.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? I don't really know any as I'm still new on the scene, I Just wanna big up me mate Joe for getting me into it in the first place.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Squiggle on December 15, 2005, 05:44:51 AM
Quote from: Mr_Mistoffelees

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Everything on diabology.  especially the gymnasticy stuff that vux (i think) does with frontflips from throws - just impressive
 

I think you might be talking about tony freebourg  

im sorry if im mistaken
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: je4d on December 16, 2005, 08:17:16 PM
Quote from: phunky

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Circus and yellow string - I haven't decieded on sticks yet, but I'm getting some Mr Babache xtreme sticks for christmas :)


You sound remarkably confident about that.. ;)

*hurries off to firetoys*
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Martin_ on December 16, 2005, 08:42:47 PM
Name: Martin
Location: Coventry -West Midlands England
Age: 17
Website: N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
lol try weeks 3 to be precise properly but played abit when i was wee around 8-10 cant remeber much really. Just span it a little and threw it with out any hope of it being caught.

2. What or who got you started?
Some christian clown dude at my church when i was young and impressionable was throwing a diabolo around and i had to get one. Played with it a bit and lost it in a tree.
Fast forward to 3 weeks ago i bought another for a laugh then found this awsome community! Didnt know there was such a big thing about such a little toy. And after seeing some of the videos i was hooked.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Even though im really bad at it some people are easily impressed myself included, first time i did a double trapieze thingy i nearly wetmyself...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-2 actually need to get better.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not much more than throwing it up and down in school, yey for high roof.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Never really appealed to me to be honest though i did play cricket for a while, not that its relevant at all..

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Well i own a cheap set from some shop in town but i decided to splash out on a purply circus, and some aluminium henry's sticks for crimbo present to myself.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Wish i could do 1 well let alone 2 or 3.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
more from luck than judgement i pulled off a few whip catches which make me smile hysterically.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Must be Of Baguettes and Diabolos the whole thing is amazing, blew my mind as what could be done with a little cup thing a string and 2 sticks.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Orbits, i know its embarassing but all have to start somewhere. Just realised that orbiting against the spin doesnt help whatsoever.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
atonin and eric (sp?) in that amazing Of Baguettes and Diabolos
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: frank0072 on December 16, 2005, 08:58:39 PM
Quote from: Mongooseman
Name: Martin
Location: Coventry
Age: 17
Website: N/A

[...]


and where migt that be? If I tell you I live in Apeldoorn you won't know where that is too, do you ;).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Martin_ on December 16, 2005, 10:11:54 PM
Isnt it an area in the netherlands not far east of Amsterdam?
 :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: CASERocks on December 18, 2005, 12:26:49 AM
Name: Robin Hu
Location: Twinsburg Ohio
Age: 18
Website: http://hptgn.tripod.com/blogger.html

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3 months.

2. What or who got you started?
A friend invited me to goto juggling club. I have never juggled in my entire life, but when I saw a diabolo, I became interested. It wasn't until I learned some sweet tricks that I became hooked.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
There is always something new to learn! Once I've mastered a hard trick, there is an even harder trick out there to master. Plus diabolo is very impressive if you're good.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About an hour.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really. I might though.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I can do some basic 3 ball juggling.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use Henry's Beach Diabolos. I use regular wooden sticks and regular string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I am best with one diabolo. I can do 2 diabolos, but I don't know any tricks.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
The whip catch because I can do it so good now. No matter how many times I whip catch a diabolo, I am always impressed.
Equally my favorite is a genocide, which I just learned.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
People doing 3 diabolos; that's just crazy.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Working on some suns, like a behind the back sun.
2 Diabolo tricks can be very frustrating, especially the sprinkler.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Definitely the man who taught me diabolo: Joris, who is like a juggling master.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SDM on December 18, 2005, 01:07:12 AM
Name: Stanley Roache
Location: Wellington NewZealand
Age: 14

1. How many years have you been doing diabolo?
About 3 years but I really started about 3 months ago

2. What or who got you started
My friend had one.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The challenge of learning new tricks and the rush you get from mastering them.

4.How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Probably 1-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I play around at school sometimes and get a small audience

6.Do you juggle other props?
I've got some devil sticks and I can do some basic 3 ball juggling

7.What are your favourite diabolos, sticks and string?
I use Henry's circus diabolos, 41cm carbon fibre handsticks and henry's regular white string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos?
I just started with 2 diabolos and I love it.

9.What is your favorite diabolo trick that you can do?
It's a trick I made up for 2 diabolos but I don't know how to explain.

10.What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
On a website I'm pretty sure I saw someone from the mad french posse doing 5 high but if I was just imagining that then probably a triple sprinkler

11.What tricks are driving you nuts right now?
2d suns and sprinkler.

12.I actually don't know the names of any good diaboloists but I've seen some movies on the internet of the mad french posse and they are amazing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: frank0072 on December 18, 2005, 03:37:35 PM
Quote from: Mongooseman
Isnt it an area in the netherlands not far east of Amsterdam?
 :lol:


In NL nothing is far from Amsterdam ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: David_ on December 18, 2005, 06:45:58 PM
Name: David
Location: Driebergen, The Netherlands
Age: 15
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 5.5 years

2. What or who got you started? a museum full of "old" games

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? the satisfaction after you did a really cool & difficult trick

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2-3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? sometimes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  rings, and unicycle

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? ?? mine!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2,

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? triple sprinkler suicide out, and genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? i dont know the name  :oops: but it looked cool, with 3 diabolos

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? getting the genocide right

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? my friends, tony, jibe and
others
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: un con on December 19, 2005, 08:20:07 PM
Name: Arthur
Location: Toulouseb,France
Age: 15
Website:  http://letuturjongle.free.fr

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 1 year and a half

2. What or who got you started? I don't know

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? TO be happy when I arrive at a new trick

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?4 the week end adn holydays and 0 during the week

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? I don't understand  :oops:

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? balls ,rings,cigar boxes,unycicle,...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? ?? I use circus with henry' s alu and henry's pro string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2 and 3

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? 531 in high

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? the 73401  with the zero to put the sting in the back and the one a sun to decame in the front.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? I work on my 3 low.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? all
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Max2905Ger on December 20, 2005, 02:43:54 PM
Name: Maximilian Riedel
Location:
Age: 17
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
almost 2 years

2. What or who got you started?
a friend

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Oh, I like to learn new tricks and do them into a show. But the main thing is to make people happy with my juggling and diaboloing.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
a half hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls, clubs, little bit rings and little bit cigar boxes

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use HENRYS Circus, carbon-sticks and special diabolo-string from Pappnase (German Company). But in my opinion Mr. Babache Finesse are good Diabolos too and wood-stick are also fine.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like to perform with 1 diabolo and a small 2-diabolo-part and I can't play with 3 diabolos. I'm training 2 diabolo-tricks and I hope that I can do them sure.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I think the 2-Diabolo-Sprinkler with a Suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
There are many amazing tricks. You only have to look some clips of the Mad French Posse and your mouth will be open wide.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I work for the 2-diabolo-shower

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Norbi Whitney, The Mad French Posse, Dave Barnes, .........., and so on  :?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: fadge on December 20, 2005, 03:24:43 PM
Name: Adam Gale/Fadge
Location: Southampton, England
Age: 17
Website: http://www.myspace.com/the_fadge

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? errr i think its more like 6months now.around that anyway.

2. What or who got you started? My mate Joe had a little diabolo and we used to just throw it around in the park,we then looked on diabolotricks.com and got really into it, then diabology was even more of a hook.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Its something i'm getting good at and enjoy it at the same time,also not too many people do it locally so is a bit differant.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? from 1-3 hours i think.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? not really,sometimes infront of friends though i guess.,if i get alot better i might think about it

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i can do basic 3ball juggling,tried contact juggling and soon to use rings and mayby even devilsticks. cigar boxes look good but wouldnt no where to start with them.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I use a red and blue Mr. Babache Finesse G2's, mite get a white one soon.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i like using one because im best with it at the moment,but want to learn two even more,3 is what i dream of!!!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? errrr, with 1d probably the tomicide,or some of the japanese whips and mini-genocides, with 2d i love the sprinkler.but thats about the extent of my skills with 2d,lol

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? probably the integral suicides, in their varying forms. or any tricks with 3d.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Vortex and some hand trap suicide thing with 2d, and right handed infinate suicides with 1d.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Norbi, TMFP but especially JiBe Eric Baptiste and Antonin but also Martijn and Arjan have had an effect on me, all of these people still inspire me to get better everytime i see another video of them.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dark_ on December 22, 2005, 08:49:05 AM
Name: Luca Tortora
Location: Caserta, Italy
Age: 18
Website: http://openart.altervista.org

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1 year at least

2. What or who got you started?
one year ago during one concert there was a little juggling shop, and then i decide to buy a diabolo

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the speed

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2 or 3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
sometimes in the streets of my city

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
diabolo, balls, flower sticks, staff

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys Circus, Mr Babache Extreme alluminium, Henrys green string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i like working with 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
triple sprinkler suicide out

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
"feed the sun 2-3" by priam

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3d low and triple sprinkler 720° out

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
JiBe
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mike on December 22, 2005, 11:10:08 AM
Name: Mike
Location: Swansea, uk
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2 months
2. What or who got you started?
Seeing someone juggle 2, watching diabology
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It doesn't get boring or repetitive.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
0 to 2 usually
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I haven't yet
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
No but i'd like to start cigar boxes and maybe others.
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry Circus, carbon fibre, normal yellow
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Only tried one properly so far
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I won't embarass myself  :P
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Ditto
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2d shuffle
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Priam, Jibe
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MattC on December 24, 2005, 05:52:09 AM
Name: Matthieu Cloutier
Location: Quebec city, Canada
Age: 19
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

2. What or who got you started?
at the plateau Mont-royal (Montreal)
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
There's always something to learn
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls (7), clubs (5), rings (5)
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's circus, short henry's carbone stick, henry's white string
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
2d mini-genocide
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
456015141 by Jibe
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 diabolo low async
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Priam, Antonin, Yabe......
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Steffen on December 25, 2005, 10:18:58 AM
Name: Steffen Köhler
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Age: 16
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
     1

2. What or who got you started?
     A friend (fredo)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
     You can create new tricks and improve them. And, of course, you
     can find new friends.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
     2-4
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
     No, not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
     No

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
     Finesse and short Carbon sticks (i've got them for Christmas^^)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
     1 ... i'm going to learn  2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
     It's a self-created trick (back whip to duicide)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
     A triple excalibur genocide    

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
     Genocide/Excalibur

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
     Fredo / Mad french posse / unknown(downloaded Videos without names of the diaboloists)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cis on December 26, 2005, 10:06:41 AM
Name: Cis Verfaillie
Location: Belgium
Age: 14
Website: /

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? A half year.

2. What or who got you started? A couple guys i met on vacation.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? You can always learn new things.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1 or 2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Only for my family  :)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Balls, rings, training with clubs and a little bit flowerstick.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? The MB finesse G2 with henry's aluminium sticks and fluo yellow henry's string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I like 1 and 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? A combo with 2D

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? /

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Fan and his variations

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? TMFP and guys from the club.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: vertiginous on December 31, 2005, 10:49:27 PM
Name: Eric
Location: Connecticut, USA
Age: 47
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? I've had one for a few years, but I've mostly just fooled around with it. I'm ready to put a little more time into it.

2. What or who got you started? I like yo-yo's, tops, I want to try all skill toys.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I don't really have enough experience in either to comment....yet.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Not in hours, yet.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? No, but I did make mine climb up the living room wall, by accident, my wife, and our cats were not impressed.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Not yet.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I have a Henrys Jazz and a Micro.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I'd be happy to "do" one, I can get it to spin, and stay on the string, and hop it off the string and back on.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Hopefully the the first one I manage to learn.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? None yet...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? I have a book, I'll let you know.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? I don't know any, probably the guy that wrote the book I have, I'll get back to you on that too. :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: baron von ledwidge on January 02, 2006, 02:38:58 AM
Name:AARON LEDWIDGE
Location: england
Age:19
Website:none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 3months

2. What or who got you started?
a friend

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the challenge to learn new tricks and the speed of learning

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
0.5

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
devil sticks
a;so just started

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
mr babche flexi sticks, and henrys circus diabolo

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
genicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
couldnt tell

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
tomocide, just cant make it consistantly

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
dont know any
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JyNo on January 02, 2006, 02:43:34 AM
Name: Galo
Location: Mexico
Age: 18
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 6 months now

2. What or who got you started?
watching my cousin do a bunch of diabolo tircks hooked me up and then just trying it out and realizing how great it is to play!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the feeling when you get solid one of the stuff you've been working for a while

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
probably 2-3 now in holidays regularly about 1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no, but looking forward to get a devilstick

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
 well I don't have much expirience but for the ones I know I'll have to say Henrys circus, carbon sticks and henrys string (sometimes yellow sometimes white)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like 1, I love 2 (hoping to get better in both), cant do 3 yet, I need to buy a third diabolo...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
minigenocide and finger grinds, with 2 some votex-ish combos and double sprinkler suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
anything done with 3 diabs never stops to amaze me, but there are some sick tricks in 2 and 1 (some of them are showed in vids around here) but I guess it'd take too long to write them all

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? longer S-fan, arjans 2d minigen, infinite suicides

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
My cousin (He is the only diabolist I have met), but also I have seen some videos in this forum like Martijn, Sean, TMFP, Ryo, Matt ... and so on!, every video that I see here is a reason to keep practising and makes me want to be so much better!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sander p on January 02, 2006, 07:37:56 PM
name: sander pleijte
location: netherlands
age: 15
website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 9 months now

2. What or who got you started?
watching my friend doing some easy 1d tricks

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the challange to learn tricks and the attention of other people

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
iam trying to catch 2 or 3 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes, on a sumercamp and in front of the class

6.Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
i can do balls and a little bit of clubs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
my favourtie diabolos are mister babache finesse , sticks from henry's and the yellow string of henry's

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?.
i like 1, 2 and iam trying to get my 3d more solid

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
1d= infinite mini genocide
2d= swinging s-fan
3d= nothing yet

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
i don't know but i realy like eric's integral suicide

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2d mini genocide
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: WarBird on January 03, 2006, 02:54:55 AM
Name: Jonas Herseth
Location: Japan (but I am norwegian)
Age: 23
Website: none (but i do mixi.jp, if anyone else do, please add me!)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
0.5

2. What or who got you started?
My friend at the university here in japan. He had one and let me try it. Was fun so I bought by own!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The challenge of learning new tricks, the feeling of mastering them, and showing new tricks off to my friends :D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 0.5-1 hour i guess

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Just in front of friends

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, a bit of devilsticks and cigar boxes (borrowing my friends equipment)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Only used Finesse with glassfiber(?) sticks, and regular string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Only tried with 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Ive been practicing a trick i found on the web. Ill upload a vid later. its a recapture on the right -> around the arm -> aaaaround it goes and a release thingy...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Havent seen that many... but I like the genocides and the infinite suicides

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
same as #10... cant get em working :(

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
a japanese street preformer came to our juggling club. His name is Sobuki. here is his website: http://blog.livedoor.jp/sobuki/
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: john_s on January 03, 2006, 11:23:54 AM
Name: john_s
Location: home of the crooked spire, england
Age: 25
Website: in development stages for the moment

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
i learned basic skills about 10 or 11 years ago (just how to spin, trapeze etc). i concentrated on juggling for a few years, until a shoulder injury put that out of the picture for a while. always do your warm-ups, chaps.

2. What or who got you started?
i started properly again at the birmingham convention last year, where i was very fortunate to meet nick, the king of the 1d string tricks, who helped me out and gave me masses of inspiration. thanks, nick.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the creativity, the community, the satisfaction of learning and mastering a trick until it's completely fluid.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
across the whole week, probably works out at around an hour a day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no, but i have planned out juggling and diabolo performance routines for others.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
mainly a ball juggler, relatively proficient, i have basic skills in each of the other areas.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
i prefer finesses, carbon or aluminium sticks, henrys string. although i have a fondness for the circus too.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
at the moment i am working on 2d tricks, that's providing me with enough to get my teeth into for the moment...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i find the trash web very satisfying for 1d for the instantaneous factor. in terms of 2d, it takes just a mere sprinkler or sun to put a smile to my face.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
it has to be feed the sun 2-3 by priam. just because he makes it look so perfect.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
i'm very poor at excalibur. and i'm hoping to learn 2d fans and transfers soon, so i'm predicting they won't come easy..

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
dave p, trash, jibe, nick.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Darragh on January 03, 2006, 06:58:58 PM
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Name: Darragh
Location: Ireland (cork kerry sligo laois) moving to new zeeland soon
Age: 26
Website:
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2 months
2. What or who got you started?
seeing others do it so well while i lived in france and also at tralee

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
helps me forget about things which worry me and learning new moves feels great

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
only about 1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Ill play with anything that can be thrown or droped

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
only ever used one type so no opinion here

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
like one and trying to learn to shufell 2 but finding it hard

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
a whip type thingy to a duoside . i think thats what its called
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
it all amazes me at the moment
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 d just getting them going even when i do they seam to want to meet each other
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
 jibes videos are so clear i find them really helpful
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jester on January 10, 2006, 10:39:18 AM
well as I've been posting on here for almost a year mabye i should finally do this


Name: Sacha Fawkes
Location: New Zealand, Christchurch as of feb 2006
Age: 20

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? just coming up to the start of my 4th year of serious but when i was 7 I learnt the basics with a small solid wooden diabolo

2. What or who got you started?  Ended up studying for a year at a circus school in Christchurch and remembered that i knew how to do a couple of tricks with those funny spinny things and then got shown a few more things and never stopped since

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The feeling of my brain while I do it

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? currently about 1 hour a day but variable

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yes i've done a few preformances and am keen to do more

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  Hat manipulation with my nils pol and contact with my 4 acrylics
+ toss juggling - clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Jumbo Harlequin ALL THE WAY with henry's string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
gotten heavily back into one recently but spent most of last year concentrating on two

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Hyperloop Grind to Reverse Hyperloop

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 5 Consecutive Vertax Genocides by diabolumberto

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
     Integral arm suicide to genocide
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? well the first really high level stuff i found was jibes vidos but more recent;y after buying diabology  the entire MFP but especialy antonin
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: schlanger on January 19, 2006, 07:52:21 PM
Name:Tom
Location:Wiltsire, England
Age:13
Website:no

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?1 and a half give or take a few months

2. What or who got you started?i went to a festival and saw the juggling workshop/shop and decidedto buy one. Also some of my friends took some to a talent contest before that.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I like the fact that most people have played with one before although very few have ever seen anything better than throwing it in the air.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?i used to about an hour but now its more like fifteen to thirty minutes.(shocking i know!!)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?I also do flowerstick, poi, unicycle.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?Finnesse with wide axles, either carbon fibre or aliminium henrys sticks and of course henrys yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?antisuicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?3d sprinkler

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?minicolumns

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?jiBe, antonin, eric, baptiste and vux mainly.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: apache on January 21, 2006, 05:36:21 PM
Name: Geert Van Kemenade
Location: Sint-Pieters- Leeuw (Belgium)
Age: 14
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
4 or 5 years
2. What or who got you started?
a guy had a gift a diabolo :) and then I got my intrest for the diabolo
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's just cool and you meet new people
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1.5 or 2
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes ,I did it once and in octobre of this year i will do a performence
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
a little bit of flowerstick
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
finesse 2(bought them today) extreme stick(just got them) henry's with core
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 and 2 I just begun with 3 :D
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
mini collumns, vortex, mini genocide,pedal lift (like eric does in the elvator) and a knot that i invented
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
TMFP and a guy in brusssels with exalibur.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? ping pong

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
niels(for biginnig with 2) arjan,vux (because they are left handed like me)
TMFP and others. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kelvin chong on January 22, 2006, 03:52:58 AM
Name: Kelvin Chong Khai Boon
Location: Selangor,Malaysia
Age:16
Website:None

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I think it had play for it 7 years.

2. What or who got you started?
I start to play diabolo since I was nine years old, when I joined the diabolo society in the primary school. Then I start again when I was 14 years old after seeing sean's movie on diabolo.ca.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Improve the diabolo trick and performe it to other.
 
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1~2 hours a day. And more than 10 hours during school holidays .

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes, with my school diabolo team

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes, I know the basic of 3 balls only.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys Circus, Henrys Alu Stick, and Henrys String

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like to work with 3 diabolo the most (since I still didn,t master it completely), the second is 1 diabolo and the lasts is 2 diabolo.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
S-Fan.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
All the Ryo Yabe's 3 diabolo trick and Sean's 2 diabolo trick. I hope I can do those trick as well as they can.
 
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 diabolo low and high.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
My Chinese Diabolo Coach, Ryo Yabe, Sean. And 'diabolo_99049'(with his non-stop freestyle trick)
 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chiok on January 23, 2006, 01:05:06 PM
Quote from: kelvin chong
Name: Kelvin Chong Khai Boon
Location: Selangor,Malaysia
Selamat Datang!  My mum's from Malaysia, though she's Chinese.

3 diabolos wow.  Its amazing how people advance to such a high level without the use of the Internet or others.  That's really a feat these days.

Chiok
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: seerzy on January 25, 2006, 03:26:20 AM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1

2. What or who got you started?
my circus

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
performin

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1- 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yeah in cirkus surreal

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls clubs rings torches knives etc................

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
finesse, carbon fibre( any) henrys string
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
whip catch, suicide spin, catch
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
5 diabolos

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolo corection!! :cry:  :cry:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Domi on January 27, 2006, 04:11:04 PM
Name: domi
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Age:14
Website:None

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3 but I only get into it for a half year

2. What or who got you started?
I have a friend who is very good in diabolo, I found it amazing then I got my first diabolo

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
That that you can do all what you inmagine

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1~2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Devilsticks

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys Circus, Henrys Alu Stick, and Henrys String

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like to work with two and one diabolo to

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
sprinkler

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I found antonin and eric's video the best

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
s-fan, double sprinkler, genocide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The mad french posse
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Crackers on January 27, 2006, 10:35:47 PM
Name:  William
Location: France
Age: 16

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2 years

2. What or who got you started?
A friend show me some stuff and I got into it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The feeling you get when you do tricks smoothly

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
20 minutes

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I can do some stuff with ball, clubs and devil sticks but I never really continued to train seriously on either of thoses.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesse (All round Circus for excalibur), X-tremes Silicone and MB yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Prolly 1d but I like doing everything.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
fds 2-3-2, it feels sooooo good

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Pretty much everything in tony's latest video with 4d sitewaps and 5high

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3d Collumns and some high sitewaps.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Quentin, Eltharion, Antonin, Pete, Busk and loads of others
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jammy on January 28, 2006, 11:49:54 AM
Name: jamie
Location: ponte
Age: 22
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? not years bout 7 month and that incs 4 weeks of loop
2. What or who got you started? spink

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? its a skill

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2 hours unless nothing to do at work then maybe 5 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? if u want me to

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i can kind of do poi and juggle

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Mmmm i wud say Finesse for two high! circus for lower tricks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i think 2 as its that bit hader

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? i think front wrap 2 fan

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? excalibur

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?magic knots  :oops:

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?trash! and lil old spink! lol :)
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jeff on January 29, 2006, 07:34:35 PM
Name: Jeff
Location: Oregon, USA
Age: 20
Website: None

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I've been diaboloing off and on for about 9 years. I only really started getting into it last summer.

2. What or who got you started?
A friend gave me this tiny blue plastic that diabolo I learned most of the basics on.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The complete focus that takes over your body when you're in the zone.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
It varies from half an hour to about three, sometimes more on a good day. If I let myself I could go on much longer.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I haven't yet but I'm thinking of taking them to some local fairs and other such events where other diaboloists will be present.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I'm just getting into juggling. I have a set of balls and an incomplete set of clubs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I've been using Henrys Circus' for a while now which I really like but I really want to try some Finesse but my local juggling store doesn't sell them. I can't remember the brand but I have some fiberglass sticks and yellow polyester string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can do a lot more with one but I have a lot more to learn with two, which makes it more fun.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
With one diabolo I'm working on infinite suicides into magic knots to genocide. I'm working on two diabolos high and sprinklers.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Probably an excalible genocide or a 3d sprinkler.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I'm having trouble keeping my sprinklers going. I can usually get in and out of them but I can't make them got for more than a few seconds.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
It all started when I found JiBe's video site and saw how beautiful he made the diabolo look. Later I found the rest of the Mad French Posse, Matt Hall, Ryo Yabe for starters.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Spink on January 31, 2006, 10:28:10 PM
Quote from: jammy


12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?trash! and lil old spink! lol :)
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Hurray, i have finally done something inspirational  :oops:  :roll:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jacky on February 05, 2006, 04:15:50 PM
Quote from: Sean
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Name:jacky
Location:singapore
Age:19
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?3

2. What or who got you started?friend

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?2hr

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?yes

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?diabolo

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?ya but can't do it

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jacky on February 05, 2006, 04:18:14 PM
hi everybody, i'am jacky 19 and i'am new here
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jacky on February 05, 2006, 04:23:22 PM
Quote from: jammy
Name: jamie
Location: ponte
Age: 22
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? not years bout 7 month and that incs 4 weeks of loop
2. What or who got you started? spink

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? its a skill

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2 hours unless nothing to do at work then maybe 5 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? if u want me to

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i can kind of do poi and juggle

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Mmmm i wud say Finesse for two high! circus for lower tricks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i think 2 as its that bit hader

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? i think front wrap 2 fan

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? excalibur

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?magic knots  :oops:

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?trash! and lil old spink! lol :)
_well i'am not a pro diabololist but i can tell u that magic knot is very easy to do it.________________
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jimmytheface on February 05, 2006, 05:01:12 PM
Name: james
Location: pontefract
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 2 months

2. What or who got you started? seen people doing it at collage

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? fun and u dont need a phd to work it

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2-4+

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? i just show friends what tricks i can do!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? no

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? henrys jazz, henrys aluminium sticks, what ever string i can get realy.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i only do 1 at the moment.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? chinse suicides

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? most of the diabology stuff is awsome

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? infanet suicides.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? my mate ginger tom and spinks good too
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: smurf pk on February 06, 2006, 05:19:09 PM
Name: Bren Lucey
Location: Swindon, UK
Age: 16
Website: www.swindonparkour.tk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? i started last tuesday

2. What or who got you started? i went a juggling club with my mate as he does staff and poi and there was this guy who was AMAZING. so i thought i could give it a go as i had tried it (at butlins or somthing) years ago. it turns out i'm ok  :)
 
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? it just looks really cool. what else can i say

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? it varies as i have school. but about 1 to 2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? i only started 6 days ago so no not yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i dont juggle....... yet

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? im not that experienced so i dont no what's good and whats not but i like the look of the Henry's Circus and Babache RubberKing. im using the Henry's beach with henrys aluminium sticks at the moment but i want on of the above.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 is just fine right now.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Double On Trapeze. i cant do that many tricks yet.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? i did a Trapeze Cradle one time. i didn't do it well mind you. it needs lots of work.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? As i said i'm working on the Trapeze Cradle and i really want to do the Chinese Suicide
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Guy on February 07, 2006, 01:40:06 AM
Name: Guy
Location: Cambridge/Norwich, UK
Age: 20
Website: http://zope.stu.uea.ac.uk/juggling

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 10 years... but it's been on and off for most of that!

2. What or who got you started?
Juggling Club at my secondary school.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Everything!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
maybe 1 hour? (at the moment! usually less)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
not really!  Only for the ladies  :wink: .  Ha ha.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls , clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
uhu!  Balls (qualified 7 yesterday :D), clubs, rings, unicycle.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys Circus!  No stick preference at the moment.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2, because I only just learnt it.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Just keeping 2 going :D

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
ermmm! Video or real life?  Video - I really like Yabe's 3d Doule Sun Arm Stall!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
S-fan!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
u guys!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Crackers on February 07, 2006, 12:46:40 PM
Quote from: Guy

Location: Cambridge/Norwich, UK

I often go to nowrich at X-mas we could try to me it could be fun ^^
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kyo on February 10, 2006, 02:33:03 AM
I'm feeling lazy and unoriginal at the moment, so I'll use your form..

Name: Kyle
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Age: 21
Website: www.pd.net/kyo

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 10

2. What or who got you started? Not a clue.. just kinda picked it up.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It's all about the people.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? either too many or not enough.. depends on my schedual.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? I have in the past, but don't currently.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, clubs/rings a little, devil sticks a bit, learning cigar boxes, I also yoyo

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? babache finesse diabolo g2, henry's yellow sting, henry's carbon sticks.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I prefer 19, but I'm not quite there yet. ok.. so I'm working on 2, but I enjoy one just as much.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? magic drop into a mini genocide is probably my favorite.. but I'm totally digging some of the new excalibur stuff and slack style things.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? A rediculous excalibur style combo I saw Matt Hall do last weekend.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? integral suicide combos mostly

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Alan (blanking on his last name.. local tallahassee juggler), Matt Hall, and all the guys up in the Atlanta area. And of course, everybody on the diabology dvd.

A couple more things about me.. I'm actually a yoyo person to begin with.. I design and manufacture my own line. I also work for Infinite Illusions, and am totally burnt out on everything except diabolos lately, so I'm taking the time to catch up with the new stuff.. especially since so much of it is converted yoyo tricks that I already understand :)

Who knows, I may be making my own diabolo line soon..

Kyle
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Boxthor on February 12, 2006, 09:12:19 AM
Quote from: kyo


Who knows, I may be making my own diabolo line soon..



Hopefully they won't wobble TOO much.


(Just kidding I <3 you)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Elderberry on February 12, 2006, 10:40:36 PM
Name: Laura
Location: Nottingham
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 6 on and off but only that last year or so seriously.

2. What or who got you started? When I was little my brother had one and he taught me a thing or two.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The sense of accomplishment when a new trick is executed!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? During the week maybe about half an hour but at weekends 2-3.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? It has been known.

6. Do you juggle other props? I also do staff, poi, juggling balls, and am in the process of learning to juggle clubs and unicycle. Not at the same time.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I have a bright pink mr babache finesse with weights and lights which I'm particular fond of. I have a few other diabolos but I couldn't tell you what they are. I use carbon fibre sticks.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 as I'm in the process of learning 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? One that I don't know the name of - sorry!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? No idea, probably some weird form of genocide in a video on the net somewhere.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Two diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? People I've met at conventions and workshops etc.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: martijn on February 13, 2006, 03:01:40 PM
Quote from: Elderberry
I have a bright pink mr babache finesse

Woot! I love those! 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: John_Haffner on February 16, 2006, 06:00:03 AM
Name: John Haffner
Location: Long Island
Age: 22
Website: www.geocites.com/haffnium72w (nothing interesting)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? a few months

2. What or who got you started? I learned at college but recently finally got taught things that didn't involve tossing it high then getting bored.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? learning a new trick

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? rarely,  I juggle way more

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? no

6. Do you juggle other props? Balls, Clubs, Rings, and pants

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I can tell you what I have.  Henry's Circus, wooden sticks with rubber handles, and Henry's string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I can only do one. If I owned two I probably could do one in each hand since I can spin with on hand.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? leg orbits

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 2d infinate suicide

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Two diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Jeff Peden and Matt Hall

I'll add my own "question."
13. Say something random.  I know very little about diabolo.  Most of these posts confuse the hell out of me and I live in a van down by the river.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: William on February 16, 2006, 06:28:00 AM
Quote from: John_Haffner
Name: John Haffner
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 2d infinate suicide.
WOAH! Are you sure? That seems pretty awesome! :o
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Crackers on February 16, 2006, 01:03:35 PM
:shock: maybe you can do a couple from a sprinkler but infinate ?!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tommi on February 16, 2006, 04:33:57 PM
Name: Tommi Ollikainen
Location: Kuopio, Finland
Age: 15
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
two months I think..

2. What or who got you started?
I learnt the basics years ago and I wanted to really start diaboloing just because it looked so cool when some people was doing it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The fact that if you just work hard enough you can always learn something new.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
 Something around one hour.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No (or not yet least at..)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Just a little something with three balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
At the moment I use Henry's Circus with Henry's Allround plastic hub-tuning-set and henrys alu sticks. I have no idea what brand the string is..

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
One but I'm thinking of buying another diab to learn 2d stuff.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Kind of suicide that I can't explain to you. I'm not sure if I invented it my self so I dont know any name for it

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
People doing vertax just blows me away. Especially I love genosides in vertax.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
reverse around the arm or what is it called?

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The guy that teached me the basics.. I would not be doing diab without him..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: John_Haffner on February 16, 2006, 04:50:44 PM
Quote from: Willzy
Quote from: John_Haffner
Name: John Haffner
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 2d infinate suicide.
WOAH! Are you sure? That seems pretty awesome! :o


I'm not sure I don't know much about diabolo.  There were two wraps involved so each diabolo had a seperate wrap.  I really don't know any terminology beyond the basics, so I don't know what a sprinkler means.  I can't remember what video I saw it in.  But yes it was completely jaw dropping.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: larryone on February 19, 2006, 11:50:51 PM
Name: Larry O'neill
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
Age: 23
Website: larry.netsoc.com (there's nothing there really, but there are some photos of me playing with fire poi...

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? On and off for 3 or 4 years. But more off than on =0)

2. What or who got you started? birthday present from a mate followed 2 months later by the foundation of the UCD juggling society, of which I am still an active member.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The endless hours of fun...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?  about an hour a day, but up to 3 hours on wednesdays with the society

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? occasionally. Have done so for charity, and as a once off job for a day, and a little busking.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I can just about do 3 balls, I can do some stuff with devil sticks, I know a bit of poi. Not much else...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? My Henrys Circus =0) I have a green and a purple, and the aluminium Henrys sticks...

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 or 2.... I am buying a third at the EJC when it comes to Ireland =0)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? not sure really...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? I couldnt pick one in particular, I'd just pop in the Diabology DVD and be continuously amazed

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? trying to perfect my 2 diabolo corrections, sprinklers, stalls, etc... looking towards sfans next.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? apart from the obvious (mad french posse) there are a few good diaboloists in Ireland that I've learned alot from...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: hollydominique on February 25, 2006, 07:51:55 PM
Name: Holly
Location: Bath
Age: 19
Website: not really

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 2

2. What or who got you started?
GRAVITY VOMIT!!!!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Fun, relaxing, and meeting loads of new people!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Not enough :(  if its a good week I might get a couple of hours in, but i am trying to do more this semester!


5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Behind BHS and maybe now the Odeon! GV Movie 3! (ie Not really but did a couple of shows at the uni with the club)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
er, poi, trying to do some contact, and my 3 ball juggling is coming along..

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesses at the moment due to size and weight, glass fiber handsticks (long) and that fantastic yellow stuff!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Any diabolos!, still working on two corrections are driving me insane, but i think i made some progress on that today, thanks chiok!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
hmmmm...round the arm combos look great, but I really like body orbits.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I think they are all pretty amazing, havnt seen much but at this point any of the stuff on diabology minus the gymnastics.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
correcting 2 diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
All that i have met especially those at GV!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Benoit on March 01, 2006, 03:05:14 PM
Name: Benoit Finet
Location: Ostend, Belgium
Age: 17
Website: /

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
7 months

2. What or who got you started?
When I was on a holiday, I was impressed on a guy who did some 2 diabolo tricks. When i came home i bought my first diabolo and started practising all day :d

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it is something that i can do all day, when it is rainy I can practise in my room. When it is warm, i can go to the beach :)
I also learn tricks really fast, and if something don't work immediately i don't give it up.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Now +- 2 hours a day, but in summer: 3 -4- 8 hours a day?

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
well when im on the beach, or when i play outside a lot of people are watching, kids are telling their parents:" hey look how cool that is, he can do this or that. that gives a great feeling!:) but in general i have never performed.


6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I got ball and clubs but i dont do it a lot, diabolo is more my thing...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
hoh i have only 2 Mr.babache harlequin big and henry carbon sticks (+-20cm)
I played henrys, and i liked it. maybe i buy henrys circus or mr.b finesses with little sticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Like them all. i'm practising on3 diabolos and it is cool :)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I (l) all the variations on sprinkles, easy to do, nice to see

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
certainly the freestyling stuff from mad french posse

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 diabolo's
+-vortex
1 diabolo round arm combos
and other several 2 diabolo tricks


12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
simon is the guy who impressed and inspired me. He shows me a lot of tricks i also wanted to do.
Also big up for all those diabolo sites who helped me out of problems...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tyandben on March 02, 2006, 11:54:17 PM
Name: Ben and Tyler
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Age: 16
Website: --

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 2-3 years

2. What or who got you started?  A teacher

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
        I just love how no matter how good you are, there is always someone better than you. it is a very challenging and rewarding experience

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? We perform at our schools talent shows, people love it

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?    We used to mess around with devil sticks, but it seemed to lack the depth that diabolos have

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? diabolo-henry's circus    sticks- henry's carbon fiber  string- doesnt really matter to me

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?  I prefer 1 diabolo, im not the best at doing 2 yet.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? probably just messing around with around the arm combos, i don't have a single favorite trick.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? probably the excaliber trick(the one where the diabolo is vertical)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? getting more in depth on 2 diabolos, besic 2 diabolo tricks

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? none... there arent any other major diaboloists in wisconsin to my knowledge
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Powerade on March 03, 2006, 11:52:13 AM
Name: Paul (Powerade)
Location: Marburg, Germany
Age: 20
Website: --

first i'm sorry for my bad english, but I try ;-)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
only about a half year

2. What or who got you started?
last year on holiday in italy I saw some guys juggling and I thought this is crazy... at home than I got too much time, because of three month free and I remember my diabolo...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
There's always something to learn, whatever level you're at. And its a great feeling doing new tricks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
that varies between 1 and 4 I think

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
not realy, I juggle with three balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I prefer Henrys jazz and the short henrys alu sticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
like 2 about can't 3 so I can't say what is better

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I just learnt the sprinkler, but even like excalibur style, whip catch between the legs, etc

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
juggling with 5 diabolos

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
tryn s-fan

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
JiBe, Priam and some guys from the net
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: wooftang on March 07, 2006, 08:00:21 PM
Name: Tom
Location: East Sussex
Age: 13
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 1/2 year

2. What or who got you started? my friend he showed me his best trik (multiple right hand wraps) iwas impressed :oops:  

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
relaxing improves coordination

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2 hours
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no i am rubbish

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? no

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
only tried my jazz with handy henry's sticks +yellow henrys string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
can only do 1 hope to learn 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
with 1 diabolo genocide not to good but oh well
with loop diabolo under the arm suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
the trik of the month here with that damn good skid pass
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
inf. suicides
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
everyone on the net
plus my sisters boyfriend he is slitely better than me (i am rubbish)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: -Leo- on March 07, 2006, 08:16:48 PM
Quote from: wooftang
(i am rubbish)


Hey we all had to start somewhere when I first joined this forum my best trick was leg orbits and they weren't solid! Just practice. Your probably at the same stage I was at after diaboloing for 1/2 a year and now I can do s-fans and 2d mini-g's (occasionaly) :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jay1981 on March 14, 2006, 02:08:36 PM
Hi I'm Jason (Jay to those who know me). Just started with a diabolo 2 days ago and I'm hooked (to the point at which the missus caught me sneaking out of me room last night to retry a trick that I'd attempted earlier).
Am pretty pathetic at every trick I'm trying at the mo, but there is a steady improvement goin' on. Wish it was a bit quicker, but it's there lol.

Anyway... HI ALL!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: norbi on March 14, 2006, 02:20:00 PM
DUDE! Don't be so harsh on yourself. Ofcourse you're going to suck after 2 days, if you didn't i would be very impressed (and kind of annoyed  :wink:  )

But you will get a lot better very quickly, now that you've found this place.

Welcome you our world, it's great...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Duncan on March 14, 2006, 02:42:08 PM
Name: Duncan
Location: Canada
Age: N/A
Website: N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Maybe 5 months now? Definitely 1 month seriously since meeting Sean at Bluenose.

2. What or who got you started?
Years ago i played with a diabolo that someone had with him one day at out juggling club. What really inspired me to get back into it was another friend showing me video's of Diabolo.ca.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Love diabolo because it's a whole lot easier then learning balls or clubs in numbers for one :P. I really like the potential diabolo has for passing patterns as well. Generally just getting to improve on it is the best part.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
From about 0.5 to 1.5 hours. Sometimes less, sometimes more.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Every so often for some banquets.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls with great success. Clubs with less success. Rings, devil sticks, etc with almost no success.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Right now? Henry's Circus diabolos. Working on getting some henry's sticks and string, but am dealing with Mr. Babache sticks and strings.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like working on my 2d shuffle right now, but I always go back to 1d to really practice/perform.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Aside from just doing a 2d shuffle, probably my half-formed infinite suicide when it works.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Pretty much anything at this point. 2 and 3d suicides and suns to a greater extent.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Genocides, infinite suicides, 2d corrections and getting 2d into high throws. Trying to get other people to do some passing routines as well.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Sean after seeing his 3d stuff. After watching Art of Diabolo, I can say pretty much the entire MFP has as well.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MikeW on March 20, 2006, 07:05:02 PM
Name: Mike Willett
Location: Rochester, NY
Age: 18
Website: www.sa.rochester.edu/jugglers
 
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I learned what a diabolo was last feb. so maybe a year or so since i first picked one up

2. What or who got you started?
i got a free set of devil sticks last year. from there i learned 3 balls and then diabolo. ive been a juggling maniac ever since

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
its fun, relaxing and rewarding. plus its always cool when you meet people around campus and they know you as "That guy with the crazy spinny things!"

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
i try for 1 or 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
i have a few times. ive only had one solo act before tho/

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I do a bit of everything: clubs, balls, bounce, boxes, contact, devil sticks, poi, unicycle, globes, rola bola. you name it, ive prolly at least tried it

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
im partial to harlequins myself, but i also have a couple extended finesses and a circus. I use short carbon fiber and am still working on a 100m spool of white string from jugglingstore.com

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Ive been working my 2 alot recently just because im trying to get better, although i have much fun with 1. I also have been dabbling a little with 3 diabolos for maybe 5 or 10 mins aday.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
whip catch duicide to behind the back catch and/or whip catch duicide and toss into 2d

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Ryo's vertax routine is the most amazing and beautiful thing i think i have ever seen. but for single tricks, i really like s-fan 180's and 360's for some reason

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
vortex's and other wrap transfers, as well as 3d

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Ryo Yabe, loads of people here, the MFP, Mat Hall, you know, the usual bunch
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: John_Haffner on March 22, 2006, 04:47:09 PM
Quote from: Willzy
Quote from: John_Haffner
Name: John Haffner
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 2d infinate suicide.
WOAH! Are you sure? That seems pretty awesome! :o


Here is where I saw it.
http://www.cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de/~weisschr/almostNoPirouettes.avi  Its probably not called 2d infinate suicide, but with my limited knowledge it seems like it should be called that.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chiok on March 22, 2006, 05:03:36 PM
Yeah, that's a 2D Anti-suicide.  Possibly the closest thing to an infinite suicide.  Not particularly clean, but he gets out of it.

Chiok
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: yodoc on March 24, 2006, 01:53:40 AM
hi my name is matt and i live in delaware. i just started diaboloing and i have also been yoyoing for a little over a year i am very good.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Toledo on March 24, 2006, 01:49:12 PM
Hi! I'm Toledo from Spain. I'm 19. I've been doing diabolo every day about 3 years ago. I use finesse and white carbon henry's handsticks.Now I'm starting with 3 diabolos.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Steven-te on March 26, 2006, 11:16:04 PM
Name: Sven
Location: Belgium (Coast and Capital)
Age: 20
Website: /

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
       I'm quite new in this, I have my diabolo since x-mas (I really don't
       know how to write it in an other way) 2005. But I do it a bit longer
       and the only trick a knew was a "trapeze".


2. What or who got you started?
       A friend of mine who is verry good (in my opinion) did not introduce
       me but pulled the trigger of a already loaded gun.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
       You can make it harder every time, you never know everthing

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
       Average --> 1 hour. Maby a bit more

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
       Not yet  :wink:

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
       No, maby later

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
       My diabolo is a "mister babache". My sticks are metal with something
       in rubber (foam thing). My string is yellow and it comes from a store specialised in diabolo-stuff.  You see, I'm totaly new.
 
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I work with one but two is my goal for the moment

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Whip catch, but I rather like a serie of tricks wich inculdes suns and other stuff with big movements

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
       Don't know the name

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
       It's a cobination of tricks and I' m experimenting what kind of series that  work the best for me

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
       My friend Tim and those frechmen, but I forgot their name (mad frensh pose I think). But they ar awsom



Please don't mind the mistakes written in the text.

Sven
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DiaboloJoe on March 27, 2006, 05:11:31 PM
Hi just thort ad say hi since am new to the forum. so hi
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DiaboloJoe on March 27, 2006, 05:24:33 PM
sorry 4 got to copy nd paste all them questions so here they are.


Name: Joe
Location: Sunderland, North east england
Age: 14
Website: diabolo.ca

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? started wen a was 10 then stopped and then started again bout 8months ago

2. What or who got you started? me m8

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?  just nice and relaxing, and nice to learn new and different things

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? all depends

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? balls, rings, clubs, fire clubs, staff, and most utha juggling stuff.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? MB finesse moon, MB extreme classics, butterfingers orange string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 and 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? a have many

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? triple sprinkler with a grind and a suicide out ( only gd 1 a can think of off the top of me head)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?  

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? tempei, norbi and many utha famouse 1's
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pilar_at_work on March 28, 2006, 03:35:43 AM
Hey guys, I'm new here and have just recently caught the diaboloing bug. I've just ordered myself a Jazz and am extremly excited to start learning big time, haha. I"ve done a little research and now just apply what little I've learned.

Thanks,
 
paw
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Matt_ on March 28, 2006, 05:07:36 AM
is there a question or anything to this thread? if you just want to introduce yourself, you can post over
here (http://www.diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=8) ;)

Mod edit - merged. Thanks Matt.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pilar_at_work on March 29, 2006, 03:11:37 AM
Oops, sorry, hahaha.

I just wanted to say that this place is awesome, I've been looking at the vids etc. and it is all so informative. I'm glad I found this place!

Name: Elliott
Location: Ft. Worth, TX, USA
Age: 17
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 3 days

2. What or who got you started? Saw a man named Stu play and was inspired.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I like the fact that you can only get better at this 'sport'. Also, its satisfying to learn new things.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Depends

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Balls, shoes, rocks hahaha, anything I can find I manipulate.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? So far, the Jazz, and all of the supplies it comes with

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 as of now

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? starting the diabolo, haha

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Anyone I've seen in a video

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
None.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Stu (aka stupendous) , and Trash.

Thanks,

paw
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Signorotto on March 29, 2006, 12:28:29 PM
Hi to all

Name: Danilo
Location: Italy
Age: 24
Website: www.dld3.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Started, stopped, started, stopped, maybe for 4 years this routine ahha

2. What or who got you started?
Just i saw it

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
everything

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
i do a lot of things, just 1 hour in a day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
-------------- no answer. :)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
White Circus. No preferences for sticks and string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Im experimental. I cant answer here because my favourite trick can have a name that nobody knows, like the Suicide Croix or Minetti Sigwhip...


10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
A lot, i see a lot of famous videos...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
EHhehe on a thing that has not a name, cuz its experimental...Its also hard to explain :)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
My friend P5yk0...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: john_s on March 29, 2006, 12:37:29 PM
Quote from: Signorotto

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Im experimental. I cant answer here because my favourite trick can have a name that nobody knows, like the Suicide Croix or Minetti Sigwhip...


intriguing. so are these names for familiar tricks or new inventions? i'd especially like to see a "suicide croix". sounds like a regular suicide with more flair..

/john

<EDIT> since replying to this, he's put up videos of these, guess that answers my question.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: OLOBAID on April 01, 2006, 12:38:07 AM
hi, everyone!
this is a place to stay! thanks to the moderators!

Name: Peter
Location: Vienna(Austria)
Age: 25
Website: none(but soon)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2years and 3 months now
2. What or who got you started?
a friend lend me a book from dave finnigan(dont know the english title)
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
for me its a kind of meditation!
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
some days 10 minutes some day till my arms get tired(up to 5 hours)
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
everything i can get
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Fly Diabolos with wide axle (fixed and bearings)- yellow henrys string - selfmade sticks(take a look at the "illuminated diabolo sticks" topic)
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1and2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
dont know, there are to many - continous feed the suns with 2d, the sunblocker ;D
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
wierd 1d sun combo, impossible to describe with my english
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3d
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
el diabolero from austria(crazy what he can do with 2d)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Twisthem488 on April 01, 2006, 03:40:58 AM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for? I got a diabolo about a year ago, but dont consider what ive done yet actually diaboloing. I really started working on it a week ago

2. What or who got you started? the two loose in toulouse vid. Got a free beach diabolo from a guy in wisconsin

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I love flow. its also nice to entertain other people and to do stuff that amazes them

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? bout half an hour.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Yes, but it was basic stuff. I relied more on my other props.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? CONTACT JUGGLING! balls, clubs, crystal sticks, poi, staff, glowchucks, unicycle, want to get into cigar boxes though.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? My new one is pretty nice. Its a spinabolo and ive never used anything but standard stick/string but i modded the sticks so the string's not doesnt stick out

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? one is all i can do right now

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? I dont know what its called. Like a revers catch thingy that goes into the x thingy with a toss up to catch.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? again i dont know the names. watch two loose in toulose.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? trying to get it to hop over the arm. again i dont know names.  

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Ahem. two loose in toulose, whoever was in that vid and when I got to watch matt hall. Amazing stuff.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rivid31 on April 01, 2006, 07:45:47 AM
Name: Ryan
Location: House is in Connecticut, I'm currently in Rochester NY at the Rochester Institute of Technology studying computer science
Age: 19

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
   2 days.
2. What or who got you started?
   I was at juggling club and decided I should learn. Borrowed a diabolo    
   from there.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
   I like watching myself improve most.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
   Past two days.... couple hours each.
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
   No... I'm not one for performing even if I do get good at it.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
   Been juggling balls since October, clubs since February or so.   Learning  
   5 balls, and some basic tricks with clubs, I only juggle once a week on
   wednesdays for an hour or so.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
   Good question. I need to look into buying my own, the one I borrowed is  
   old, and the string is in terrible shape, and about a 1.5 feet too short for
   me, and I think it's going to break soon. :-(
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
   1
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
   I just learned whip catch.. thats pretty cool.
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
   Back to back excalibur's done by Ryo Yabe at a juggling convention I    
   was at. He signed my shirt.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
   I need to learn ways to speed up the diabolo first I'd guess.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
   Ryo Yabe, and Wes Peden.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mango on April 02, 2006, 12:46:07 AM
Name: Zach
Location: Hong Kong
Age: 13
Website:none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 2 years

2. What or who got you started? chinese yoyos

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? breaking my own records

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-2 hours
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? for my grandpa

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? balls and plates only for now

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
G2s
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
im not quite sure
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
jibe's siteswaps, it is so cool!
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolos
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Ryo Yabe, Mad French Posse,Guy Heathcote
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zoinkid on April 03, 2006, 07:05:14 PM
Name: Jack Nicholl
Location: Ipswich, UK.
Age: 17
Website: www.jengajam.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 0.5

2. What or who got you started?
I'm a juggler who wanted to expand his repertoire.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It can be relaxing, and even the most basic stuff leaves people with their jaws on the floor.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Since Wednesday last week it's been about an hour a day. Before then it was maybe 1 hour per week.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
All of the above except devil sticks. I also do hats.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Favourite diabolo i've ever used is my one, a Henry's Circus (but I need a new one).

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 is all I can do, so i'll stick with that.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Close call between a suicide and a whip catch.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I've never seen a proper diabolo performer live. On the internet, the Excalibur tutorial - basically because I had no idea what the hell it was going to be, and was just stunned.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Excalibur - I don't care if i've only been seriously diaboloing about a week, I WANNA DO IT ALREADY.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Norbi, and his site of suicide videos.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Qwertyu on April 03, 2006, 07:39:15 PM
Name: Patrik Lunneryd
Location: Hofterup, Sweden
Age: 12
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 about 3 years
2. What or who got you started?
 It was my freind who started diaboling so i started.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
 The challenge of learning new ticks.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
 1-2
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes, once in a circus.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yoyo and poi if that counts

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Eagles are my fav diabolo and henry fiberglass sticks.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
actually none
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Many, All the things that ryu does is Amazing!
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Infinitine sucide
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
All you guys in this forum!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Crazy_Clown on April 05, 2006, 12:13:03 AM
Hello everyone!  I've been doing diabolo for a while now but I just heard of this forum and it's great!

Name: Santiago
Location: Birmingham
Age: 20

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Porperly for less than a year but i learned the basics almost 10 years ago

2. What or who got you started?
My housemate at university

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
How I can get away from everything while im doing some juggling and for a while, forget...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 or 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Every time I can

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I juggle whatever I find, I'm learning poi and stilts

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry circus and carbor sticks! The best combination...

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
As many as I can, I'm learning 2 at the moment, but I'd love to know how to do 3...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I love combining tricks, I don't have a favourite one, but if I have to choose i'd go for some kind of suns

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
4 diabolos

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Genocide. I practice so much but I cant get it done...

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
First, a guy from argentina (where I lived the first 18 years of my life) called Juan. He learned at the same time as I did but he continued when I stopped and he is amazing!
Also, I have to say "the mad french posse". That diabology dvd is so impressive...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: uiek on April 05, 2006, 12:03:49 PM
Name: Mike
Location: Poland
Age: 20
Website: none (maybe in future)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
4 months

2. What or who got you started?
This is quite funny story :) I was at Essen boardgame fair (Spiel mit spass) and there was booth with Henrys stuff. I looked all they had but bought nothing. After several months I have ordered my first Beach :)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It is great fun. Every new trick makes me very happy.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-2 hours at least

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, clubs, going to start with cigarboxes and rings (rings connected with diabolo)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys circus, Henrys alu sticks (I have fiber glass, but I prefer my old alu) and Henrys yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1, I started 2 but I can't do anything special.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Grinding combo :D It is easy, but looks cool

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
All tricks of around the body with wraps etc.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Umbrella :/ Still, after 4 months I can't do it

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
In the begnning Antonin, Eric an JiBe. Now, I try to find sth interesting in every film/show that i see.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: diplodicai on April 09, 2006, 05:27:44 PM
Name: Pete Davey
Location: Chelmsford,Essex
Age: 28yrs
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 4 I think.

2. What or who got you started? Yo yo's. Thought it was a bigger version

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? A wierdly chilled pursuit. After a really aggravating day, it calms me down.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1 or two every other

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Nope. I do teach scouts how to use it, poi, juggling scarfs and devilstick

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Yo yo's, Fire poi, Lunastix, 3 clubs(just). Handcuffs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Got 2 circus's and 2 finesse Gen2's. One set of babache performers and one set of Henry's white carbons short. Zogs bag. Devilish grinjavascript:emoticon(':twisted:')
Twisted Evil

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? One because I'm reasonable. Have caught the two bug tho

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Genocide or round  both legs

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Diabology, anything vertax or most of the vids on here.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I've got the basics of two wrap start, but corrections are proving harder to grasp.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? :twisted:  Take your pick. Anyone whos better than me, and my mates who learn off me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: chastafer on April 10, 2006, 06:29:59 AM
Name: Chase Henson
Location: Rochester, NY
Age: 19
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
         3 months

2. What or who got you started?
         Mike, the resident diaboloist at the University of Rochester.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
         That feeling you get when you get a trick smooth, or have multiple (for me only 2) diabolos on the string.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
          depends, anywhere from .5 to 2.5hr

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
          once

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
           I'm trying to learn clubs right now.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
           finesse, henry's carbon short sticks, and yellow henry's string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
           1 or 2,  I can't do 3.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
           whip catch into a genocide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
            In person, I still like the triple sprinkler.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
           mini- genocides and 2d corrections

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
           Priam.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: thewu on April 10, 2006, 06:50:09 AM
Name: Eric W.
Location: The U.S.
Age: 16
Website: www.freepgs.com/eric (not yet finished)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
roughly 2 years

2. What or who got you started?
I started out with the Chinese yoyo, then started experimenting with "non traditional" tricks.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Accomplishing something you've worked on for a long time.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Usually an hour, less if I have a test. :D

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
too many to count. (for Chinese yoyo team)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Not really...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
finesse, and I haven't bought any so I guess kite string and wood...?

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 since I can't do two.. :(

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
whip catch into duicide > inf. suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Ryo Yabe's whip duicide 3 diabolo start

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
getting 2d to work, guillotine (garrote?), and genocides

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Ryo Yabe  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jackmanhattan on April 11, 2006, 11:07:27 PM
Name: Chris
Location: Devon, UK
Age: 17

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Years? Hah! Two months more like!

2. What or who got you started?
A friend at school was doing it; myself and two friends got hooked.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The challenge of learning new things.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
One to two on a weekday, up to five on a weekend.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not intentionally-sometimes when at school I look up and see most of the common room watching me, which can be rather off-putting.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Never really tried, but I can see myself trying something new in the future.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I have no favourites, I only have my cheapy rip off diabolo and cord! I shall be purchasing new equipment soon, but have yet to decide on a diabolo.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
People actually use three at one time?! Wow! One suits me down to the ground.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
The magic knot, but a loop and hook with a whip catch is cool too-and it gets a fantastic reaction from onlookers.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
A magic knot, by myself-I've never seen other people (outside of school) doing it.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
None really, as I'm still learning all the kiddy tricks they tend to come to me pretty easily.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: youshouldneverthrowacat on April 12, 2006, 03:41:38 AM
800th User!!!

Name: Colm
Location: Galway, Ireland
Age: 20yrs  

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? about 1 year.

2. What or who got you started? Juggling Society in college

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Excellent de-stresser and diabolo is very expressive type of circus skill

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? At least 1 a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Ya, like to busk

6. Do you juggle other props?
balls: 4 (pushing for 5)
rings: 4 & manipulation
clubs: 3 (pushing for 4)
devilstick: Trying 2
staff: A few basic tricks
cigarboxes: Learned take-outs and a few other bits but haven't done enough practice yet
contact: I love isolations!
hat manipulation: My current fave to practice

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? 2 Henry's Circus with All-around axles. Using Henry's 41cm fiber sticks. Henry's yellow or orange and bright yellow for loop stuff.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? Love working with one but like increasing repitore of two tricks.. getting into loop aswell

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Mini-genocides into infinite suicides (+variations)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Antoin's one diabolo routine at CJC 2005

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
One diabolo mini-genocides and two diabolo suicides

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?  Quite a few diaboloists in Galway.. Luke Dillon, Eimhin Shortt, Shane O'Malley.. Also nearly everyone in the Mad Fench Posse, Donald Grant, Matt Hall, half the diaboloists on this forum....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DAMIEN on April 12, 2006, 08:36:52 AM
Name: DAMIEN ADAMS
Location: AUSTRALIA
Age: 13
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 1

2. What or who got you started? MY FRIEND STROVEY GOT ME STARTED

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? ITS FUN AND ITS SOMETHING GOOD TO ACHIEVE

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? PROBABLY 4HOURS

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? YES

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? UM NO I DONT

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? FINNESE G2 CARBON FIBRE STICKS AND HENRYS STRING

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 CAUSE THATS ALL I CAN DO AT THE MOMENT LEARNING 2 THOUGH

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? INFINITE SUICIDE OR GENOCIDE

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? UM I WOULDNT KNOW

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? TOMICIDE TRYING TO GETY ARMORBIT AND YE

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?WELL STROVEY AND THE MAD FRENCH POSSE
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Squiggle on April 12, 2006, 08:40:53 AM
Hey where in australia are you at?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: havoctheduchess on April 12, 2006, 09:36:01 PM
Name: Lowri
Location: Lampeter
Age: 23
Website: www.twentythirdtreefromnowhere.blogspot.com/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
5. I should qualify this - not every day. Or even every month.

2. What or who got you started?
Working at Oddballs. But to be fair, Taffy & Julian taught me practically everything I've learnt.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I like juggling because it's active ad meditative, frustrating and fun... But mainly because of the jugglers I have come to know and love.
Diabolo is my favourite, I don't know why. Something bout the way it moves. And it doesn't get lost behind the sofa.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
0-4

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes but only if there aren't any diabolists (or jugglers) watching)...

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
All of the above except cigar boxes, plus hats. 5 balls is my biggest number tho. And I'm not keen on rings. Am trying to learn to unicycle.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Taffy's caqrbon fibre sticks, orange or yellow string from butterfingers. Henry's circus.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 because I can finally do it!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Finger grind.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Excalibur.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Two diabolo uns and hyperloops.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Taff & Julien. The other Julien. Matt from Leeds (I think - spent a long time showing me hyperloops at Bristol) Matt Brown by mocking me because he had two down and I  didn't. St3void (just by being yet another unadmitted goth. Oh and doing that umbrella move I eventually did get.) And Malcolm's crazy diabolo with ring routines.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Vitamin Guy on April 15, 2006, 04:05:52 PM
Name: Joonatan Pihlainen
Location: Finland
Age: 14
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Hmm... I've had a diabolo for two years but really I've been doing something really with it for about 5 WEEKS (not months)...
2. What or who got you started?

My mother bought a cheap diabolo and said: "Hey, why don't you try this?"

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Well, it's really fun and all the tricks look amazing!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Maybe about 1.5 hours a day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Never have.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

No I have not.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I like the Finesse and I'm usin carbon fiber sticks, as well the Henry's yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I can't handle two (I have never even tried) so one's the answer

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

I like them all, but I really can't pull off anything really cool. Maybe the... Hollands Bridge or whatever  the name was...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

All sorts of tricks, mostly by TMFP...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

I'm working on under both arms.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

The whole Mad French Posse and a schoolmate of mine..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: fredo on April 15, 2006, 05:10:54 PM
Welcome Vitamin Guy! But what is under both arms? :?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Vitamin Guy on April 15, 2006, 06:03:38 PM
Whoops! I was propably thinking of something else... So the trick that I meant was that your both elbows are on the string and you throw the diabolo over both of them.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tommi on April 15, 2006, 07:31:59 PM
around the both arms, both arms satellite, over both arms..  There are too many names to all these tricks, I think..

Anyways great to see more Finnish people here, Finland will take over the diabolo-world! :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Vitamin Guy on April 15, 2006, 10:24:06 PM
Hahaha, we'll takeover the world  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: stroevey on April 16, 2006, 04:14:42 AM
DAMIEN wrote

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12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?WELL STROVEY AND THE MAD FRENCH POSSe


To DAMIEN: thats good of you damo I'm not that good

Squiggle wrote:

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Hey where in australia are you at


to squiggle: hey squiggle, damien lives in bathurst, i do too, we perform in a local circus together
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: funnyjuggler on April 18, 2006, 08:45:15 PM
Name: Paul Isaak
Location: Calgary, Canada
Age: 35
Website: http://www.funnyjuggler.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

  Since 1987

2. What or who got you started?
 
  I was reading "the Complete Juggler", ans was determined to learn every prop in the book.  Too bad that I thought that I was an expert after learning the half dozen tricks in the book !

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

 The diabolo comes to life on the string - what else matters?

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

I open every show with my diabolo routine.  My show is a comedy juggling show (ie: lots of gags, - very little good juggling), but the diabolo is as close as I get to good juggling in the show.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

3, 4, 5 balls,  Clubs, torches, Knives, bowling Balls, cigar boxes, Small Children, etc.  Just the usualls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

I use Harliquin Diabolos, with home made aluminum sticks.  ( broke a graphite stick while I was on tour, and the sticks I improvised to replace them were so good, I've used them ever since.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I love 2, but still wish I could do more with it.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Which ever one I've just learned.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Which ever one I'm working on next!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

2 d  hyperloops work well some days, but not consistently enough to put in the show.  I'm also playing wiht the excalibur, but so far have little luck.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

 Originally I loved a guy from Toronto - Jeff Bradley, and I Girl I met in Amsterdam in 1990 - Venus (i think)  They got me hooked.
  More recently, it's the videos on the net  that get me, since I don't live near anyone else who's a real diabolo nut.  I Love Sean's stuff, and the Posse.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Nightstar on April 22, 2006, 09:01:58 PM
Name: Kimi Forsman
Location: Espoo, Finland
Age: 13
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Five weeks.

2. What or who got you started?

A friend of mine.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Learning...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Maybe half an hour.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Nope.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

No.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Henry's Circus and I like carbon fiber sticks. Henry's yellow.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I like one diabolo the most.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Whipcatches.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Don't know.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Two diabolos.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

A friend of mine.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MIKA on April 23, 2006, 06:47:13 PM
In regards to POST  from urlich (Ulrich), TOPIC: IJA 2005, from: Sun Apr. 23, 2006  5:17pm; no post subject

Uli, I feel obliged to introduce myself now- after that "pretty accurate" information on me. But it kind of sucks you mention names here, you are implying indiscretion that never occured. Also it sounds a little bit like sleeping with  male jugglers improves a gal's juggling skill. All i ever found out from male jugglers is that their egos suck the air out of the room (except for your/my friend Benjamin and Matthew, whom you don't know).  I had help with diabolo from Martin Mall, Babache Videos, Maike Aerden and found out stuff myself.


Name: Meike Fromm
Location: New York City
Age: 29
Website:www.diabolomika.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 13

2. What or who got you started? I saw Maike Aerden

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I can practice whenever i want wherever i want and you can't cheat...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? depends on the day. a good day two hours, i really concentrated on clubs and hula hoops/rings since 2001

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? YES, since 1994

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? YES, Hula-Hoops, Clubs (3,4,5), Knifes

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I started with Henry's. I have Renegade with special axes. Henry carbon sticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I like 1,2 and 3 and work on three in the string now, since i finished my other acts

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? my hyperloop with two, and my new kick up from two to three

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Excalibur

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
S-Fan, kick up from two to three
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Maike Aerden, Jochen Schell

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: J_J777 on April 23, 2006, 10:17:47 PM
Mika:
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my new kick up from two to three


um...  WOW!!! video pls!  do you do synch and speed the kicked diabolo up that way or do you do asynch and do wrap accelerations?  cause that diabolo will have like next to no spin...  Cool

Josh
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tiamat on April 24, 2006, 01:31:50 PM
Name: Chloé
Location: Montluçon (centre of France)
Age: 20
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3years , I practice more since 2 years when I discovered Jongle.net

2. What or who got you started?
I had an old diabolo at home and my cousin and I started to diabolo: it was a kind of competition between us as we tried to "invent" as many tricks as we could.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I can't see any limit

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 or 2 hours a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Every year with my circus school

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
mainly balls and clubs picking

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
circus, henry's carbon sticks, and white henry's string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
finger grinds

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
3D sprinkler

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3D shuffle

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
All MFP, and all diaboloists who made videos
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ataric0n on April 26, 2006, 11:54:24 AM
Name: Alex
Location: Bath, UK
Age: 24
Website: http://www.flyingheadscissors.co.uk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Since I was a little kid, though I didn't start taking it semi-seriously until about 4 years ago.

2. What or who got you started?
One of those old squishy diabolos with red plastic handsticks. Making it spin and chucking it upwards felt like a real achievement.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
There is always something new to learn. You can take it anywhere. There's  few better stress relievers. An excuse for sitting in the park in the sun and having a smoke. All of these things are equally important.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Erm... Recently about 20 minutes, but summer is coming...

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls. I can qualify clubs and rings, but haven't had the space to practise.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Circus (of course), the luminous string I get from the local juggling emporium (is it Henry's string?) and I'm yet to find a set of sticks I really like. This could be a problem.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1, because I'm not very good with 2 yet.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Umm... Whip catch? It's not about the tricks, it's the combinations and the smoothness. Honest.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
S-fans intrigue me.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
5 balls, and Genocides.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Mad French Posse, clearly, and just about every wacky video I see. And my chum Pie.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chiok on April 26, 2006, 11:35:02 PM
Quote from: ataric0n
Name: Alex
Location: Bath, UK
Age: 24
Website: http://www.flyingheadscissors.co.uk
Hey hey, a fellow Bathonian!  If you've got some time, head up to the University of Bath on Claverton Down and hang with the Gravity Vomit crew on Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.

We like to attract everyone with an interesting in juggling, even poi.

Chiok
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jesse on April 30, 2006, 12:29:48 PM
Name: Jesse
Location: Kuopio Finland during winter and Vancouver Canada in the summer.
Age: 17

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? About 1,5 years. Really got into it last spring.

2. What or who got you started?  A friend of mine.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Tricks.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1/2 - 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Not really.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Not really. I can juggle three balls and I like throwing stuff around.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Henry's Circus, Henry's Aluminum and I haven't found my favorite string yet.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2, I'm not very good at it though.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? A combo I came up with.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Don't know the name, but it's done with 3 diabolos.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Fans

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? The mad french posse.  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Kusti on April 30, 2006, 06:23:55 PM
Name: Juuso Kusti Janatuinen
Location: Kuopio, Finland
Age: 16
Website: uh..

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
   
   A year and a half

2. What or who got you started?
   
   Friends

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

   It's just plain cool - Learning "difficult" tricks, stuff like that
   
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

   It depends. ½ - 2 hours and more during the weekends.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
   
   Yeah, sometimes, not officially though :)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

   No, but I'm going to start with balls sometime soon, hopefully.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

   Diabolo: Henry's Circus - Carbon fiber sticks and some orange string :)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

   I'm currently trying to master 2 diabolos. So I probably like working with 1 diabolo more, coz I'm better at it :)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
   
   There are so many, can't put them into an order

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

   um..

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
   
   2 diabolo sprinkler and genocide.. Behind the back whip (catch)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

   Probably my friends and the mad french posse :) (JiBe!)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jake jones on May 03, 2006, 09:40:53 PM
name: jake jones
location:MANGOTSFIELD! , BRISTOL!
age: 13

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? i havnt diaboloed for years, i have only just started, about 2 months ago, i pick things up kind off quickly, i can land some cool stuff

2. What or who got you started? i saw it on T.V

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Landing hard tricks feels gd..

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2-3 hours a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? havnt yet but will do soon

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i like juggling with balls and clubs, also rings

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? henry circus, carbon fibre sticks and the mb yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 the best, havnt really practised 2, find the shuffle hard.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? a little conbo into min-genocide and from there, whip catch behind the head, also this trick that is cool but i dont know the name to it. :s

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? a triple vertax genocide by tempei.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabs is annoying me..!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? my friends but i learn all my tricks myself usually
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Adam on May 05, 2006, 02:07:02 PM
name: Adam o'connor
location:Perth, western australia
age: 16

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? almost 2 years now...

2. What or who got you started? i got 1 for christmas and it was great!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? the look on other peoples faces when you hit a crazy hard trick!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2 hours a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? it is how i make a living.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? anything i can get my hands on!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? henry circus, carbon fibre/aluminium sticks and henrys yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i like 2 the pest because i find it a chalange but i am beter at 1.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? i learn new stuff every day so i realy cant say but i love integral stuf and infanat suicides.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? i cant say! i am seeing more and more insane stuff every day!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 diabolos is driving me insane! i just cant get the 3rd one spining!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? a manipulator i saw in the lunar circus. and all of the mad french posse... and matt hall!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Squiggle on May 05, 2006, 03:06:15 PM
Great to see you on here finally  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: yomaniac009 on May 05, 2006, 05:33:05 PM
name: Jorge Johnson
location:Allegany NY
age: 16

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? maybe one year.

2. What or who got you started? A chorus teacher brought his and i picked one up.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It is fun, always a challenge and it reminds me a bit of my first toy, the yoyo.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?  IDK, waiting for my finese to come in the mail.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Soon, my school likes me and my tricks.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I use balls, and newspaper clubs.  But i also use yoyos.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Finese, henry carbon fibre/aluminium sticks, and henry white with grey string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I've only had the chance to work with one.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? IDk, but suicides and knots are fun.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? IDK, i downloaded a video and it is about 10 min. of 1,2,3 diabolo play.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
IDK, still waiting.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? IDK, i only know one.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: t4Unt<ALeX> on May 06, 2006, 06:14:58 PM
Name: Alex Jones
Location: England
Age: 14
Website: None

 1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 6 mothns
 
2. What or who got you started?
 There was a circus school in my area so i went and got into it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
 Doing the tricks to people who havnt used a diabolo

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
 Mainly 30min - 1 and a Half hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
 Not Yet, only when i get better

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
 No

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
 Favourite Diabolo (so far) : Henry's Beach Diabolo

 Favourite sticks : Dont know what they are

 Favourite String : Henry's Yellow

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
 1 At the moment can't do 2 or 3


9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
 187 over the legs (took me ages to do)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
 Dont know

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
 2 Diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
 The video i saw on YouTube
 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyTnFQd9W_A&search=Diabolo )
of Sean_ Ginger tom and spink ( the Diabolo.ca team i think )
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: //thr33 on May 06, 2006, 10:58:12 PM
Name: Sam Jones (Yes I'm Related To Alex
Location: England
Age: 14
Website: None

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
6 mothns

2. What or who got you started?
There was a circus school in my area so i went and got into it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Fancy hand movements

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no :(, i wanna get better first

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I Wish

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Favourite Diabolo (so far) : Henry's Beach Diabolo (my brother has one
i just have a major small one :P)

Favourite sticks : Dont know what they are

Favourite String : Henry's Yellow

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
def. 1 , if you can do 2 your immense,3 your insane


9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
umm.....dunno

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
3 diabolo's

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
over the leg :P

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
forgot who, alex showed me, damn thats insane
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: phil on May 07, 2006, 09:26:54 PM
Name: Phil
Location: Derbyshire UK
Age: 15
Website: Have one but not diabolo www.members.aol.com/aflockofchimps

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
one
2. What or who got you started?
A craze at school, also HAMMERHEAD of this forum.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Its relaxing, and fun to set goals and targets, im not really sure why i like it, hmmmmmmmmm??
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
5 hours, ish
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Apart for my parents and mates, no, but i would like to in the future.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, and am learning clubs
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Used to be wide finesses, but am now favouring circusses with teflon hubs, henrys long black carbon sticks and henrys uv yellow string.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
one is good but i just LOVE 2d, its so creative, and landing somthing semi decent with 2d just feels so much more satisfying that it does with one diabolo
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Love (outside wrapped)sprinkler with a suicide exit
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I just LOVE remi's 2d poi thing that he does on that high wall.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
FANS agrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  :evil:
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
HammerHead, (all) Mad French Posse.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Pixel on May 09, 2006, 08:57:58 PM
name: Johan Anderson "Pixel"
location:Stockholm, Sweden
age: 16

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About one and a half month ^^

2. What or who got you started?
I Diaboloed when i was younger, but gave it up because I didn't understand how cool it was :P Then I saw mr pink on an juggling training, and wanted to be good too so after a while I bought one of my own ^^

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The feeling that I learn something new all the time.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-2 h. or more :)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only in front of friends and once in front of small children, so now I will perform for a kinder garden in about a month ^^ I  will only get coffee and cookies and stuff. But I will only do some high throws and climb the string, and maybe some trapazes so it's oljy simple stuffs..

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I juggle with balls and are trying to learn with clubs, and I do shortstaff, and a little poi, but I donät practice on that

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Henry circus (mine is orange, carbon fibre sticks and Henrys red stríng i think it is..

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1, haven't tried 2 yet so I can't say if I will like it more

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? coffee grinder maybe, pretty simple but it looks cool and is fun to do ^^

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Irl I think it's umbrella by mr pink, but I really like the 2 integral suicide by Jordan

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Infinite suicide I make it with the wrong hand so it stops :(

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Mr pink and some other friends
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MaharG on May 12, 2006, 04:30:02 AM
Name: Tyrel McGaughey
Location: St. Paul, MN
Age: 18
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

it'll be a year in aug.06

2. What or who got you started?

i went to a music festival, ate some 'cid, and as soon as it kicked it the first thing i saw was a guy playing with an orange diabolo equipped w/ lights.     the next month was dedicated to finding whatever it was i saw and how to obtain one    i haven't really put it down since

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

it sculpts the mind through childlike play

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

about two added together

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

i like to go rave and put on shows for trippers and rollers, but i'm always outside trying to put a smile on people's faces

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

i just starting ball juggling and would like to get into poi as well (even though that really isn't juggling, it's still a cool skill toy)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

i dig the finesse, short carbon sticks, orange nylon

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

i dig 1, however two is mesmerizing

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

flux capacitator w/ whip catch
    or just juggling doing a backflip and then continuing juggling

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

an excalibur into a triple genocide or on the baguettes and diabolos vid w/ eric and antonin when antonin does a genocide throws the diabolo off the string and then genocides again, that's pretty ****in' impressive, but there's [obviously] too many that are mind blowing to list just one

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

i'm workin on tomicide and genocide,       also 2 diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]

antonin, jibe, and martijn are the main 3 i think of, but there's plenty of talented people i've yet to see
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Late on May 12, 2006, 01:19:44 PM
Name: Lauri Miettinen
Location: Espoo, Finland
Age: 14
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 5 days :D

2. What or who got you started? My friend

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It's fun

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? About 1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? No

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? MB Finesse, Henrys alu, Henrys string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? I dunno

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? I dunno

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?              Under the leg

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? My friends
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: William on May 13, 2006, 05:38:39 AM
Quote from: Late
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? MB Finesse, Henrys alu, Henrys string


This guys got good taste!! :lol:  Me to! :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Eilex on May 13, 2006, 07:02:19 PM
Name: Alex
Location: Kuopio, Finland
Age: 17
Website:  

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 Reaching 1,5 years.  I don't really juggle during the winter because it isn't really "healty" for your equipment. But now i'm really anxious to keep at it and learn loads of new tricks.

2. What or who got you started?
 I was really impressed when I saw my friend do some grinds, various orbits and other basic tricks.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
 The good feeling I get when I manage to do a trick I've been swatting hard at. The tricks are cool and I even impress myself by doing them.    But most of all I REALLY enjoy diaboloing with my friends and learning from them.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
 Now I'm on fire so i diabolo for 1-2h every day, if i'm with my friends we might do sessions of 2-4h at a time.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
 Not really.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
No, maybe when I'm better at using the diabolo.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
 I'm thinking of buying a Henry's Circus soon but at the moment I have a Henry's Jazz diabolo and carbon fibre sitcks with the "normal" white string.  Personally I think the carbon fibre sticks are better than the aluminium ones, as they are a bit (flexible?). They feel smooth and kind of soft when doing tricks. The aluminium ones feel hard and rough, which i don't really like, but of course I could get used to them and this is only my opinion.
Also the carbon fibre sticks are a bit longer but I don't know if that makes any difference.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I only have one diabolo, but my friends have taught me a bit how do juggle with two diabolos.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
 Hard to say as it keeps on changing but probably the Tomicide as I only just learned it.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
 Hmh :) I'm really easily impressed when it comes to diabolo tricks.  Two and three are cool.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
 Well I'd like to improve my skills with two diabolos.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I also have to mention the Mad French Posse but  my friends inspire me the most.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jouni on May 15, 2006, 02:35:22 PM
Name: Jouni
Location: Kuopio, Finland
Age: 15
Website: naaah...

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
umm I have diaboloed about 2 or 3 months now.

2. What or who got you started?
I learned the very simply basics when I was very young in a circus but when my cousin started again with diabolo while ago I started like a month later.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Its much of fun of course and I can practise it when ever I want almost everywhere.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Now when snow is melted and sun starts shining I think I practise about 1-2 hours a day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No not really, but maybe somwhere in the future...

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Not yet but I have been thinkin about starting something else too.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Using almost only Henrys Circus, Henrys aluminium sticks and for string I use Henrys yellow.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I only have one diabolo, but soon as I get money I will buy another one. So I like more working with one atleast now.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I dont know do I have such as favourite but I like at the moment Genoside.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Hmmm.. most amazing.. I dont really know but almost everything vertax stuff is amazing  :D

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Practising to get my genosides and infinite suicides more solid now.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
First gotta say my cousin who also is my mentor, but of course I admire such people like mad french posse 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Aatu on May 17, 2006, 03:43:56 PM
Name: Aatu
Location: Kuopio, Finland
Age: 15
Website: huh?

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Ehh, bought my self a bolo last weekend, but I have practised with my friends equipement for about three four months?

2. What or who got you started?
Well my friend had diabolo, and after trying it I wanted one too.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
You can really see yourself getting better and better every time you're practising.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About an hour or less, sometimes more.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
No, not at least now yet.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Babaches Finesse, Henry's aluminium sticks, and Henry's "Fisherman green" string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Have only one diabolo.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I don't really know many tricks by name, but macaroni is fun...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Some two diabolo shiz.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Under the leg stuff needs practising.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
My friends mostly
 :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Alakline Kris on May 22, 2006, 03:45:26 PM
Name: Kris Coleman
Location: Wiltshire UK
Age: 20
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Less than 1

2. What or who got you started? My friend Tim

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Losing yourself for hours not caring about anything or anybody, just nailing tricks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Between 1 and 2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Just at parties with my friends


6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? No


7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Jazz diabolo, henrys carbon long sticks, henrys uv string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Whip catch suicide thingy, i don't know what its called, but i've called it a herbacide



12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
Donald Grant
The mad french posse
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: oray on May 24, 2006, 01:37:17 PM
Name:owen
Location:netherlands
Age:17
Website:www.dramazwolle.nl.tt

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 9 years

2. What or who got you started?
friends of me played it, and I also wanted to try

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
that you can perform something, and the ritm in everything that has to do with juggling

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
15 min

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes, in church

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls, devil stick, chinees plate, rings, clubs, torches.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
wooden sticks, cord of 50% nylon, 50%cotton.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
the cross

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
d'no

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
first around your right leg then around left leg, after eachother (looks very easy but is very dificult

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
http://www.2diabolo.net/
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: fredo on May 24, 2006, 02:31:17 PM
your hp doesn't exist :roll:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: do_i_abolo on May 24, 2006, 11:03:05 PM
Name:Joe
Location:England
Age:17
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 10 months now

2. What or who got you started?
friend of mine diabolos i saw him do a genicide and wanted to do the same

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
can learn it quickly and damn does it feel got when you land a seriouse trick for the first time

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
depends between 10 minutes and 5 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
na just play anywhere and everywhere

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls a bit

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
mr babache finnese, henrys aluminium and only the best(herrys yellow fluresant string)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 3 when i can do it (not far off) :cry:  sooo frustrating

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
dunno toooo many ummmmmm, fans with suicide and vortex combos in between or 2d mini genicides or possibly tripple sprinkler or vertax genicides

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
has to be ryo with his 2d in each hand or a vertax fan when i can do it properly

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
swinging fans and 3d consistantly

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
ryo the MFP big up to the MFP and all you other diaboloists out there
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MIKA on May 25, 2006, 11:22:41 AM
Name: MIKA  (stagename, nickname since 1995
Meike Fromm
Location: New york
Age: 29
Website: mikamaus.com,  diabolomika.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

1992

2. What or who got you started? Banjoles juggling convention


3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Wherever i want when ever i want i can do it

Theres always something new to try and master.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2 when it is good day



5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? YEAH, a lot



6. Do you juggle other props? clubs, Hula-hoops, rings



7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

At the moment I likeRenegade with Henry Circus axes, with carbon fibre sticks .

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1-3


9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? my hyperloop to a suicide sun to a n armstall (i gues it is a sprinkler) and the s-fan



10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 4 diabolos by Ryo

 

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? I am aware that i do a lot of cool tricks... i am really into visualy artistic tricks a normal audince understands



12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: gasofin44 on May 25, 2006, 11:01:49 PM
Name: Óscar
Location: León, Spain
Age: 31
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

1998

2. What or who got you started? Studying physical education


3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
 nothing is imposible. You are your limits



4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? At the beggining 3 hours, nowadays less than an hour


5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yes, from the fist moments



6. Do you juggle other props? balls, clubs, devil stick, unicycle



7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Circus by henrys, handmade alu sticks (check http://www.circoforum.net/viewtopic.php?t=2656&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15) and yellow fosfo string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1-2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? unwrap and jump over the string and double arm satelite



10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? a kind of escalextric between both arms, incredible, imposible to describe, impossible to understan. perform by a french guy in Tarrega street festival, Spain.


11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? I´m not really nuts right now with any trick. I´m training fan and some kind of suicides with one



12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Sebastian Nicaise
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sir. H Jock (josh) on May 26, 2006, 12:33:58 PM
Name:Joshua Lazarevski
Location:Qld Australia
Age:19
Website: "in the making"

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? well... i got my first diabolo back in 1994 at age8 but probably only a year or 2 of constant practice.

2. What or who got you started?um i worked on a market stall that sold juggling equipment. i was like there mascot... so to speak

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?the way it amazes people and theres always something new to learn.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?not regulary but i have done

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? yes. balls, clubs, devil sticks, unicycle, fire twirl, fire clubs etc
.
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?well i've grown up with jumbo yoho's so there my favourite. and i custom design my own sticks. and use henrys yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1. still learning 2.
i tried 3 and failed.....

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?suicides and mini genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?probably how low eric can get his 2 diabolo mini collums on the string. Diabology dvd

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 2 diabolo sprinkler and excaliber/vertax whatever its called.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url] Terry Wells manly seeing tho he lives 20mins away
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: frank0072 on May 26, 2006, 04:11:10 PM
Quote from: Sir. H Jock

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1. still learning 2.
i tried 3 and failed.....


Welcome to the forum! We all fail at 3, but with practice there comes a time where you won't fail constantly anymore, only sometimes. And about a year after that, you never fail again. Don't worry :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tommygrhcp on May 26, 2006, 07:30:39 PM
Name:Tom Greenwood
Location:Southampton, UK
Age:17
Website:www.tomsadventure.com
            www.theidlehands.co.uk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? since Dec 05

2. What or who got you started? That crappy little yellow one from Hawkins bizzarre and my friend Joe lobbing his up as high as he could on a camping trip!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? There's so much to do! I never get bored, and am always amazed by new tricks!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Will be this summer
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Can do balls, clubs and rings but nothin special. Can unicycle and paly unicycle hockey with Soton uni hoc team! worth a mention!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Henry's circus with fluoro yellow string and short carbon fibres (or energy moon if its dark)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I like one because i look the most controlled with one but i like trying to learn 3 just for the challenge

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Thats tricky... oh the pun! I like round the arm combos, some integrals but a lot of excaliber. too many to choose from.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? infinite suicide. and ryo yabe's 2d start where he does a chinese suicide then throws the 2nd in at the right time!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 high (solid), 3 low shuffle.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Guy Heathcote- his ability to perform and the way he grabs your attention.
MFP
VOTW stars on this forum!
Members of Southampton Juggling Club.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mixodian on May 26, 2006, 10:41:53 PM
Name: Tuomas Tajakka
Location: Kuopio, Finland
Age: 16
Website: ...

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2

2. What or who got you started?
Seeing somebody doing it

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Maybe the feeling of control over an object that spins very fast? :D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Some days 10 hours, some days I don't even touch the diabolo

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really

6. Do you juggle other props?
I can hardly do the basic thing with 3 balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I have Mister Babache's Eagle but I'm going to buy 2 Henry's Circuses. I use Henry's Carbon sticks and the white string (whatever it is)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Just trying to learn the basics of 2 diabolos, so 1.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Minigenocide for sure

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
The triple vertax genocide is quite impressive ;)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Decent shuffle and acceleration with 2 diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The Mad French Posse, especially JiBe, and of course my friends
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lauri on May 27, 2006, 09:05:57 AM
Name: Lauri Antikainen
Location: Kuhmo Finland
Age: 13

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? (edit) 1 years

2. What or who got you started? this Toni guy teaching me the basics (and later on much more)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The fact that there is always something new to learn

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2 hours on weekdays, more on weekends

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Sometimes on the street, not too good though.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Nope, just diabolo for me.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? MB finesse g2, Henry´s carbon, and the henry´s yellow stuff

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Minigenocides

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 3d low stuff

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Vortex with 2d and vertax with 1d (just keeps falling off from the string)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Toni Torkel (the guy who got me started and taught me the basics and a lot more) Marco (the other guy in Kuhmo who does diabolo, we inspire each other) and ofcourse TMFP.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Marco on May 28, 2006, 06:46:09 PM
Name: Marco Haverinen
Location: Kuhmo Finland
Age: 13

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? About 1,5 years

2. What or who got you started? Lauri Antikainen :P

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Learning new, cool tricks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2 hours, with my friends even 4  hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Sometimes on street. . .

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Well, i have tried devil sticks and i can juggle with 3 ball (those are just tennis balls) :F

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I like henrys jazz, finesse G2, Henry's carbon sticks and some pink string (dont know what string it is)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 of course, but im working with 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? All kind of suicides, genocide for instance

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 3 diabolo tricks

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?  Vortex with 2d, sprinkler suicide exit . . .

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? especially Antonin, Eric, Tony, JiBe, and Lauri of course and the rest people of MFP.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: oray on May 30, 2006, 11:42:26 AM
Quote from: fredo
your hp doesn't exist :roll:

what do you mean?
my website? I fixed that one
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tessu on May 30, 2006, 03:45:12 PM
Name: Jaakko Teppo
Location: Alapitkä, Finland
Age: 17
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
    One week.
2. What or who got you started?
    Seeing my friends do it.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
    Easy to start, but becomes soon very challenging.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
    More than one hour.
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
    Not yet.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
    Chainsaws   :D  . Uh well, no.
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
    Circus, carbon fibre sticks, pink string.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
    1.
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
    I don't know its name. The most basic trick.
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
      No idea.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
      Chinese suicide.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
     Those friends mentioned.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: _DaVe_ on May 30, 2006, 04:56:14 PM
Name: Ruairidh Muir (Rory)
Location: Uk, Aylesbury
Age: 18
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about a year and a half
2. What or who got you started?
Had a go on one of my mates
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Good entertainment, and its well relaxing
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-3
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
not really, have done before but not regularly
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I try to juggle balls, and i mess about a bit with devil stick.
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I like the henry Jazz, green string and short carbs.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
umm gotta be double antisuicide
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
umm thats hard, most things at the ejc last year, the long hair johns amazing s fans were sick.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
S-fans, siteswap
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
All the Ricky Juggling crew, priam, vux,
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Groovymonkey on June 01, 2006, 01:14:44 AM
Name: Gordon McKenna
Location: Uk, Sotland, Glasgow
Age: 18
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
8 hours

2. What or who got you started?
I'm desended from german circues performers (No really...) and I got some juggling balls as a joke a while back from my family. I got a diabolo today because I want to try out all the juggling type stuff.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's really relaxing and quite good fun too.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Diabolo today? 4
Juggling normally? 30mins+

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Hahahaha

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Balls and random objects aroudn the house. I'm working on 5 balls.


7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Don't have an opinion yet...

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Very high throws (and hopefully a catch...).


10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Anything from the numerious videos I've seen today.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
We'll need to see what I try tomorrow...

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Who now?  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: James B on June 01, 2006, 04:21:24 PM
Name: James Burns
Location: Sheffield, England
Age: 14
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Edited: my perception of the passage of time is stunted >_< 8 Months - 1 year

2. What or who got you started?
Watching someone do a few basic tricks. I was hooked.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The way the passers-by go "Wow, you see that, Jack? How'd he do that?"

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
4-8 hours, I'm not kidding  

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Sometimes, I made £3.64 last time  

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
All of the above, also poi, yo-yo, staff, et cetera.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
MB Finesse G2 with light kits and weight plates for sure! I use Henrys short fibreglass and Henrys Yellow string  

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I prefer just the one  

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
A Sun I invented involving me piroutteing three times

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Vertex Infinite suicide. Gobsmacked

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I still can't whip catch.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Everyone I have ever seen Diaboloing
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: J_J777 on June 02, 2006, 02:25:06 AM
James B.  now who does that make you think of,  Yeah James Bond 007 :D  a bit off topic but welcome to the forum
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Arjan on June 02, 2006, 08:38:09 AM
Quote from: J_J777
James B.  now who does that make you think of,  Yeah James Bond 007 :D  a bit off topic but welcome to the forum


Except Bond is always around 40-50 years old, this James B is 14  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Beanster on June 07, 2006, 05:55:14 PM
Name: Richard
Location: England
Age: 20

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Coming on for four now but could throw when I was about 5

2. What or who got you started?
I rediscovered it at a Christian conference called NewWine, combined with my AS level study leave the effect was permanent

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Trying to invent new tricks and realising you can do stuff you couldn't before. I love just trying something which seems stupid and making it work.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Varies massively, sometimes many, like in holidays and study leave.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not as such

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I juggle balls, clubs a bit, started poi last year and am picking up nunchucks this year

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I currently have finesses, Henrys glass fibre sticks and what ever string really. I used kite string for a couple of years which was really good. I must give the thumbs-up to oddballs as well; a great diabolo for cheap. I wore mine to pieces.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Nearly got two working, but am enjoying stretching my boundaries with one.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Diabolo is fun full stop. This changes the more I discover and figure out. I do enjoy a good tangly arm combo though.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Well, I just went to this crazy site called diabolo.ca. They have some skills.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I'm working on a behind the back grind combo from the left hand on the right of the body, over the body and onto the right hand on the left. It sorta hurts your back.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Diabology obviously blew me away, but I consider myself a bit of a diabolo hermit. Uni is changing that and its good but never loose your individuality
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: matthewthegreat on June 11, 2006, 02:35:18 AM
Name: Matthew Larsen
Location: New Mexico USA
Age: 15
Website: http://jugglingaddiction.bravehost.com/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 about 2 years but got Serious in the last year.

2. What or who got you started?
 I juggled balls before I learned  to do the diabolo so when I seen a diabolo for sale a  cirque du soleil. I wanted to try one so I bought my first diabolo.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
 Very Fun!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Depends on my mood.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Sometimes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
The diabolo is my favourite prop but I do juggle balls, clubs, rings, devil sticks and underwear :lol:

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
the Mister Babache Finesse is my favourite diabolo

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can do 1 and 2 diabolos but I know more tricks with 1 diabolo so I like working with 1 diabolo the best.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
 suicides

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I don't know hard to say.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I´m not really nuts right now with any trick but I am working on the  genocide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
 I don't know
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: James B on June 12, 2006, 08:58:24 PM
Quote from: Arjan
Quote from: J_J777
James B.  now who does that make you think of,  Yeah James Bond 007 :D  a bit off topic but welcome to the forum


Except Bond is always around 40-50 years old, this James B is 14  8)


I get that a lot :) not posted again cause I'm here in sunny florida, where the sun has to jostle for position with the hurricanes, :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Japjap on June 14, 2006, 12:49:29 PM
Name: Joonas
Location: Finland
Age: 16
Website: http://bizhop.deviantart.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Almost two weeks
2. What or who got you started?
Little sisters..
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Showing cool tricks to my friends.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Less than two hours
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
In our lounge. Not seriously.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
NO
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I don't know anything about this stuff..
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 for now
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Hiiiigh throw
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
They all look so awesome
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Chinese acceleration (or speedwrap)
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I don't know any. That's why I'm here.  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: killercouch on June 15, 2006, 10:57:30 AM
Name: Matze
Location: Magdeburg/Germany, until August 2006 Sarajevo/Bosnia
Age: 27
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 1

2. What or who got you started? a friend of mine

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? the ego-boost when learning new tricks, and there are ALWAYS new tricks to learn

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? depends... sometimes i don´t touch my dibolo for a week but mostly for an hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? No - just for fun

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? balls, clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Cicus with Henrys Fiber and the yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 (just trying the start with 2)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? i am not so familiar with the "official" names... so my tricks mostly are called "this one..."

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? the 2 and 3D Tricks of anyone

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? starting 2D, coming in the vertax. And I´m really nuts about my Nesbitt... always being in fear to loose it while doing more complicated tricks

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url] saw some videos (very impressing: buskonature, feel good inc.)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bbene333 on June 16, 2006, 10:17:01 PM
Name:
Location:
Age:
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  1st year

2. What or who got you started?  my roommate had s crappy one, and i bought a better one

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?  its unique

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?  nope

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?  the only ones i have

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?  1 so far

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?  infintie suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?  cant specify one yet

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?  stuff above the basics, combos and such

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]  just reading diabolotricks.com
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: CirqueKid on June 17, 2006, 09:48:58 AM
Name: Colin C.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 14
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Had a diabolo since 11 yrs. old, just really started practicing for about a year.

2. What or who got you started? Bought my first one at Cirque du Soleil's Varekai.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Showing off in front of others who have never seen the thing in their lives, and are absolutely amazed.  :wink:

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1 hour, maybe two if I feel like it.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Yes, I've preformed in front of most of my school.  But I'm hoping to join the Cirque one day!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I have balls, rings, clubs, devil stick, and yo yos, and I love mixing props, like using diab. sticks as devil stick sticks, then turning around and doing diab.  Also using ring diabolo tricks, like in Diabolo A-Z book.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Finesses w/ light kit, XTreme sticks, Henry's yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1, I like learning all of the variations of tricks, and get an amazing 1D routine before starting two, although I have ordered two.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Genocides

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Vertax!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? INFINITE SUICIDES!!!  Already damaged my end caps from horrible wrap up!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?  Mitchell Head, preformed in Cirque's Saltimbanco for 3 years, and now is with Corteo.  Plus, he's the only other diabolist I've ever met.  I guess diaboling just isn't a common thing where I live. :roll:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Danny on June 17, 2006, 10:11:48 AM
Name: Daniel Valenzuela
Location: NRW, Germany
Age: 13
Website: http://valenzuela.de it's under construction

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 9 months

2. What or who got you started? my classteacher could play and so I began too and i hve bought diabology

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The Community and the feeling of success and you can learn everytime more

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? very often

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? three balls, devilstick

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Circus with tk 2 sticks should be hard ( I like carbon and alluminium) and I can play with every string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?1;2 and sometimes 3^^

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? I think all sprinklers are very impressive to the watchers

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? there are really much

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? nnice long two diab suns and of course fan...(sometimes I get it)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? MFP most
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Kosmoko on June 17, 2006, 08:59:11 PM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for? less than one

2. What or who got you started? a friend at school

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? um right now I like the spinabolo.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? I like knots

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? suicides
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jake on June 23, 2006, 07:56:19 AM
Name: Jake
Location: Long Beach, California
Age: 21
Website: www.myspace.com/jakelbc

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Approaching 1 year since i first picked it up.

2. What or who got you started?
A little 3 inch diabolo at my juggling club and learning the roll start got me hooked...my first trick was a behind the back catch...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Relaxing, challenging, and very very fun ... as well as rewarding because you practice so hard and fail so many times and in the end finally getting it.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? admittingly usually 1 hour at most 2...i need to step it up...

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? for my friends i do...i always get lots of support from them and encouragement...i plan on going to Venice Beach , CA once i can do 3 low or high...and do a little diddy...let thousands of people see the wow's of diaboloing...noo one freakin knows what its even called, let alone seeing one before...

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i can juggle 3 balls (wow) but i also enjoy passing clubs 4 count, everies, 1 count...thats about my extent..also some trick catching while passing is fun..

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Circus's .. henrys yellow, henrys aluminum...i havent owned anything else, but i like my combination the best whenever i try other peoples stuff...

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?right now i love 2...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? hmm....a 2 high shuffle with a sun while one of them is in the air...simple sort of i guess, but i love the catching and going right back in a shuffle part...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? in person...probably the excalibur work i saw ben do at the ventura festival...i got see up close and in person the awesomeness of excalibur genocides...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? FANS!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]Chris (Draco) , Matt Hall, Ben...*those are diaboloists ive met and been able to learn a thing or two from* and then all the videos ive watched from people that inspire me....The guy who did "drop and change" , Sean(uhmm...diabolo.ca ... must i say more..) , Arjan (that video you put out that was filmed mostly in the country and woods was great!), Martijn (awesome tutorial vids!) , the MFP, hmm im sure there's more...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MIKA on June 25, 2006, 03:15:51 PM
I will have to learn to asynch the three - i think!! It is so hard..
mika
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Buffle on June 26, 2006, 08:20:03 PM
Name: Antoine
Location: Geneva - Switzerland... city of Babache :)
Age: ehh.. 22 I guess
Website: about diabolo... none... actually, none about anything atm :)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? I started to learn when I was about 10 years old, practised a little for about 3 years, and then only a few times. Now I started again one month ago !

2. What or who got you started?
The first time, I did circus school and discovered diabolo there. Then, it was at a friend's bithday party... someone was struggling with a plastic diab, it juste made me want to try again, but was drunk, so it was kinda hilarious... except for the plants I whipped :,D

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Well, I like the challenge, the fun, the overall feeling. Also I admit it's nice to see people finding out that you're doing good... even if actually I am not!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
depends... atm, less than an our average.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? When I was young... but I don't like it much...

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Hmm... not really... made some devil stick... can juggle with 3 balls (wow!) :)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Yet, I still use my babache rubberking, with shortened wooden stick. I juste bought the henry's string... it really makes the difference ! I think I'm going to buy 2 finesses with alu sticks.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? Well, never really tried with 2... going to learn soon !

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I guess it maybe the genocide I just learned today, I'm quite proud cause I managed to learn it in less than 30 minutes... even though I still fail quite often ! :roll:

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Dunno... there's too much... and I'm so newbie !

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Trying to get a proper infinite suicide... now it's really... well it has nothing of "infinite" and it's quite sluggish.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Well... it'll be pretentious to say : guys of the MFP... but they really owns !

Well, I'm happy to be here... now I'm going to watch Switzerland vs Ukrain  ! Guess we'll see us later on !
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Shane on June 26, 2006, 10:35:04 PM
Name: Shane
Location: Ireland (won't go into specifics!)
Age: 19
Website: Don't have one!

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Had a diabolo for just over a year, only properly got into it ~6 months or so ago

2. What or who got you started? Got one off my bro as birthday present, hadn't a clue what it was, so started checking on the net, was impressed to say the least!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The fact that outside the diabolo community, it's still relatively unknown (well, around where I'm from) so it's easy to thrill people when they see it for the first time. plus, I find it very relaxing and just generally fun to do!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Try to get as much as possible, lately an hour to two during the week, three to four when I'm not working

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? not just yet...

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Do a bit of poi & devilsticks, going to start proper juggling in a while

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Haven't tried anything other than Henry's Circus, but I see no reason, Its perfect (at the mo anyway) same with sticks, just used wooden so far, but have a set of Henrys aluminium on the way. String, henrys yellow when I can get it!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? as I haven't gotten safely past the frustration stage with two diabolos, I'll just say 1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? You've gotta love mini genocides!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? I'm not sure how advanced its considered these days but Matt Halls (think it was him, saw the video somewhere on the forum) integral suicide entry into infinite suicides, in a word: sweet!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? getting my 2d shuffle going properly!!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Anyone that I see diaboling, I like to learn something from everyone!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Marmu on July 06, 2006, 11:30:04 PM
Name: Jeremy
Location: Finland and Canada
Age: 15
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Half a year.

2. What or who got you started?

Jesse, mainly watching him do the tricks made me think "I want one of those" after about months I finaly got my own Finesse diabolo

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Dunno,  just doing tricks with it is fun.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

From 1 to 5 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Not yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Nope

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Finesse, aluminum sticks and Henry's yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I would if I could  

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Infinite Suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Whip catch under legs.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

 Infinite Suicide to Genocide, I call it the InfiniteGenoSuicide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
JiBe, Priam, Sean
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: yukita on July 07, 2006, 01:54:41 PM
Name: yukita
Location: kyoto,japan
Age: 21
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
a year

2. What or who got you started?
i'm join in the juggling group.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it's exiting
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
a few hours
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes,i did.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
clubs
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
donuts turn
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
horizon jenoside
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolos high toss
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
Ryo yabe
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dinkino on July 09, 2006, 10:25:37 AM
Name: Mike
Location:Wisconsin
Age: 20
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 6 months or so

2. What or who got you started? friend from work

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? unique

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 3 or so

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? at times

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? no not really

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? finess/henry neon orange/fiberglass

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?  1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? in person the: S-fan.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
  cross stick cc sun- inside arm cc sun - left trapeze - right trapeze - darkside - fritz release

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Jason, JiBe, Priam
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: silverhawkins on July 16, 2006, 11:18:30 PM
Name: Ben Garman
Location: Wales, UK
Age: 18
Website: http://www.nationindisgrace.co.uk (my band website!)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2 years almost.

2. What or who got you started?
Going to festivals and seeing the circus guys and other diabloists.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Its a challenge, awesome to watch, great fun...a little addictive!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only to friends (although people can watch while i'm practicing)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
No, though i'm going to try and learn...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Mister Babache Finesse, Henry's Aluminium Handsticks

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can only do 1!!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
dunno...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
An attempt at Excalibur!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? It probably sounds pretty elementary, but diabolo satellite over both arms (amongst other body satellites).

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Just about all the guys i've seen do it well![/url]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Geppo on July 17, 2006, 07:57:47 AM
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http://gepponline.altervista.org

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1. How many years have you diaboloed for?


Too many for my level....i think 10 years...

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2. What or who got you started?


A very nice girl in a park!

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3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?


It keep me away from daily trouble.

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4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?


a day?!?!? maybe it is better talking about week. I'm so lazy..... i think a couple of hour per week.

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5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?


mmyy..yes...i think...it was so many times ago...

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6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?


Yes...quite all, Balls, Clubs, Rings, Poi ,Devil stick...etc.

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7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?


Absolutely CIRCUS with henry's aluminium sticks and henry's yellow string.

Unfortunally is out of stock but in the past, the best Diabolo was the EAGLE by mr.babache. Now is in stiock only the one made in caucciu', i am talking about the light one instead.

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8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?


with 1 or 2 i juggle, or I diaboloing, i work only with 3  :shock:  so hard work..hope to achieve some skill early!

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9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?


2 diabolos swinging and 360 fan.

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10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?


"Hey you, throw  higher than high!" "ok!..pffiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii (onomatopoeia) jump jump pirouette,jump pirouette,jump,pirouette,jump pirouette jump,pirouette... "hey you! where is the diabolo?" "i really don't know, You said me to throw it, not to catch it!"
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11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?


3 Diabolos!

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12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?


Other diaboloist?!?!?Are there other diaboloist in the earth!??! Really??Why i'm always the last one to know things?!?!  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Capslock42 on July 20, 2006, 06:39:44 AM
Name: Jeremy
Location: Michigan
Age: 20
Website: www.coffeeonkeyboard.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
   Err... two weeks.

2. What or who got you started?
   My uncle, who juggles about everything

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
   I'm not sure yet.  It's cool, to say the least.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
   An hour or so... depending on the weather

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
   Pfft, no.  

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
   I'd like to learn how to juggle balls, but I pretty much suck at     everything.


7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
   I'm too green to know.  But I really like my Harlequin.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
   Eh.  One.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
   I don't know what it's called... but it's pretty minor.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
   Again, I don't know the name.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
   I'm having trouble releasing from a string-climb... need more practice.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
   My uncle and, er, I guess everyone else.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: clickdeath on July 20, 2006, 09:38:17 PM
Name: Jon MacKinnon
Location: Weston-super-Mare, UK
Age: 18
Website: http://www.clickdeath.co.uk

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Errrm... one day...
2. What or who got you started?
My friend Jay
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It looks as interesting as yoyoing
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Very little until I can afford some decent stuff
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I yo-yo
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
N/A
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Slack cradle, i made it up today
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Some stuff by Langley, a guy i met at the UK Yoyo nationals
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Simple stuff
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Stupendous!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tghops on July 21, 2006, 02:08:42 AM
Name: Tim
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Age: 17
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1 month
2. What or who got you started?
I found out about diaboling when reading about juggling
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Its fun and relaxing
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Between 30 minutes to one hour
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, want to learn rings
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Just have Henry's beach so far, with henry's aluminum sticks and henry's orange string
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I like doing suicides
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Some of those vertax moves
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Genocide
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
No one in particular, I really like new and unique tricks that people keep coming up with
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Maureen on July 24, 2006, 07:52:48 PM
Name: Maureen
Location: New Haven, CT during the school year, Sacramento, CA during the summer
Age: 20
Website: www.yale.edu/yags

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1.5

2. What or who got you started?
I found a diabolo at the bottom of our prop bag and thought it looked funny, so I looked it up online.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Definitely the people you meet, and the way juggling with someone breaks down social barriers

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
~1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
A few times a year with my school's club

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, clubs, torches, cigar boxes, a little poi

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's circuses
Henry's fiberglass sticks
Henry's yellow

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2, something about 2 is just really rhythmic and pleasant

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
continuous 2D suns

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Really complex 2D body wraps

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
FANS. I SUCK at them.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
I could watch videos of Antonin Hartz or Arjan all day
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cardsharp on July 25, 2006, 01:07:48 AM
Name: Eric
Location: Fort Lee, NJ
Age: 17
Website: http://www.theshyre.com (not that you'll be able to find anything on there...-_-')

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 7 months semi-seriously, first learned how to spin and toss on a chinese yoyo when I was like 5 or 6-ish though.

2. What or who got you started?
Hmm...my school has this random cultural talent-show thing, and the chinese act this year was graduating, so I decided to pick up the chinese yoyo, which turned into a diabolo :P.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's spinny :D. I'm easily amused by stuff like this. It's also got the potential to be either relaxing or frustrating depending on what I'm doing, which is a nice option to have.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Not much, maybe 30 minutes? A lot of the times I'm indoors, so I can't do anything hard.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Umm...once. Probably one more time before I graduate high school too.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
nope, though I should probably figure out how to get 3 balls going.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
My equipment's kind of limited (no job :()

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1...until I can learn 2!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I think it's called the bicycle. It's goes from around the neck down into something that's kinda like an infinite suicide, but without the suicide...

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I think there was a video with

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
excalibur and getting 2D

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Pretty much whoever I've watched...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ice Nuraku on July 28, 2006, 02:19:44 AM
Hey i am new to the forum and diabolos but i love to mess around with them.  All of you are way better than me. lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: superduper on July 31, 2006, 06:46:34 AM
oh gosh! so sorry. i didn't read this page before i posted! please dont tie up my strings!

Name: ill tell you later!
Location: san francisco
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  8

2. What or who got you started?  hm... it was just a class offered at this dance place im going to

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?  nailing a trick! =D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? only one hour a week.. >.<

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?   haha. i wish. but nope!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?  um.. i use wooden sticks... is that bad? haha. im very new to this technical stuff!

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?   1! im very noob with 2 but its fun!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?  hm.. i dont know what tricks are called because my teacher started making up the names for it! >.<   sorry. but my second favorite is juggling two diablos!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?  sprinkler with two diablos.. sorry. i don't know those technical terms.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
long string!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]

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i sure hope im in the right forums! does anyone know if there are diablo lessons in the san francisco area? thanks!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mcmadmiller on August 04, 2006, 01:01:50 PM
Name: Mcmadmiller
Location: Skelton UK
Age: 14
 
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
6 months

2. What or who got you started?
Friend called Adam

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The way it makes people gawp and gather round!!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
3 Hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not so far

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry Jazz
Henry Aluminium Handsticks
Some random bright orange string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Inverse trapese to double Fritz release to whip catch.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Genocide

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
J-whips, genocide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Friend called Adam (same one!)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jongleur on August 07, 2006, 04:03:30 AM
Name: Jeff
Location: Newfoundland
Age: 16
Website: ---

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3-4. Not sure

2. What or who got you started?
My brother. he got me into all things circus

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Everything. And the fact I can do something not many other people can do

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I have a juggling club 3 times a week for 4 hours a day. And if I can find good locations to do it, or if weather is permitting, 1-2 hours whenever I can.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Whenever possible. Along with other juggling things.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Diabolo (1,2)
Balls(3,4,5,contact)
Clubs(3,4,spinning)
Poi
Plates
Rings
Unicycle


7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Definately my Harley. The most comfortable for me

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I enjoy one and two. One is a lot of fun because of the huge variety of tricks you can do. But two diabolo is much more impressive with some flashier tricks.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
No idea, I am a big fan of (I have no idea the real name but) whip catch into under the legs abandon the sticks release.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
No idea. Too hard to judge

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Mainly experimenting with different knots, releases, and combos of tricks I already know how to do.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
My brother, a girl who I know...And mostly random diaboloists I find on the internet.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Faerun8472 on August 08, 2006, 01:28:56 PM
Well, here I go introducing myself to you all! Hello!  :D

Name: William
Location: Montreal, Qc, Canada
Age: 16
Website: uh... N/A???

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1/2 a year, that means around 6 months

2. What or who got you started?
Circus class at school, I was bad at everything else.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's... hard to explain. It is unique, it has a streamlined feel whenever you do a trick well and, it's sooooo cool. Plus it's probably the only exercise I get... :oops:

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1/2 hour now cause it's summer, usually 1 hour if I can find the time to spare after school and piano practice.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yeah once during circus class, but it was disastrous lol.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nop, told you I was bad at everything else.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I like Henrys Circus and his Carbon longs and uh... whatever strings that look good.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 diabolo, cant get 2 spinning, forget about 3.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Over-arm stuffs, Monorail

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Vertax Genocide Infinite suicide whatever stuff that just is so mind-blowing, I almost fainted.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Vertax basics, infinite suicides and Genocide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
You Sean! Woot! Love your tricks, love your style, big fan here.
And Tony Frebourg.

Well, that's all folks!  :wink:  Hope to see you all around and get to know you a lot better.!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Magnus on August 08, 2006, 08:26:12 PM
Name: Magnus
Location: Sandnes, Norway
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 I have diaboloed for 2 summers before this (will continiue through the winter this year tho.. got too hooked to stop :P), although, I did know the very basics from before then.

2. What or who got you started?
Two guys in my scout group that was diaboloing on a scout camp in 2004

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
 That there always will be both tricks you can learn easy, and things you can aim to get to in a long time

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
not sure.. probarbly  30mins-1hr

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
not really... have performed on a few camp fires on scout trips, but nothing big...

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
No, but I would like to learn balls and yoyo

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
haven't tried very many different things, but I'm currently using Henry's long carbon wich I think are good (but I would like them a bit shorter, so if I break them I'll buy the short ones.. might concider aluminium too..) a black Circus(wich I think works well), and Henry's green diabolo string (have tried the yellow and I slightly prefer to the green... didn't know the yellow was best at the time)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
can only do 1 atm so...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
probbarbly minigenocide variations

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
 I don't know any good diabolists in real life, but a trick from a movie would be some excalibur stuff..

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolo shuffle and a genocide variation I invented I'm working on. I also work on trying to manage vertax

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
the two guys, from my scout group(they are not better than me anymore, but still they got me started so...) . I only began reading this forum a few weeks ago, so I don't know anyone here, but I have seen a few of Norbis films, and they inspired me too :) also www.diabolotricks.com have helped me very much
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lost on August 09, 2006, 02:23:04 AM
Name:Panos
Location:Greece
Age:18
Website:http://sane.forumup.gr

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
    3 years

2. What or who got you started?
    My brother

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
    Cool tricks,spin and the happiness when you succeed in a trick.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
    1-2 hours.Depends on my mood.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
    Only to my friends.I live in a small town and there aren't any chances to perform in front of people.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
    I tried but no hard enough.Balls to be presice.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
    Diabolos -> not plastic
    Sticks     ->aluminium so i can spin
    String     ->Any as long as it increases the diabolo's speed

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
    At the moment with 1,and i'm trying with 2.I kinda manage it.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
    The one that you bite the string and you pop the diabolo from the one side of the string to the other.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
      Many.Can't decide now..

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
      Managing with 2 diabolos.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
      At the time i am not crazy with someone specifically.I learn from books.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jeppesen on August 09, 2006, 09:44:08 AM
Name: Frederik jeppesen
Location: lyngby, Denmark
Age: 15
Website: .

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 3½ month

2. What or who got you started? saw some off guys playing in tv..know we are friends:D

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The diabolo;D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2-3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Once adnd going to do more

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? 3 balls clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? cirkus diabolo, with allround tuning kit alu sticks, yellow or orange string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Sprinklers

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Juggling 4 diabolos

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? C/s fans..mostly the exit..

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]??? Arjan sean martijn
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jeppe on August 09, 2006, 12:11:30 PM
Name:Jesse
Location:Finland
Age:14
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?1 month.

2. What or who got you started?my friend show me his diabolo and i was like...woah.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?learning new tricks.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?2-5 hours.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?err  sometimes to my parents.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?im practicing to juggle balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?fav diabolo  atm finesse g2 with evolution 1.fav sticks  mbs transparent sticks.dunno the string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?i like doing 1 right now because i cant correct 2 very well .

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?mini genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?3x vertax genocide

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?vertax/excalibur and 2 diabolo correcting

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?dunno.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Juggling for Jugglers on August 10, 2006, 11:57:33 AM
Name:Matt
Location:Crawley UK
Age:30
Website:http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Juggling-For-Jugglers

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Only about 3 months (noob)

2. What or who got you started? Work.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The freedom and the creativity.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?1-2 if im lucky

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Not yet but the night is still young!

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Yes, badly

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? G2s, Henrys short carbon (white!) & Henrys orange string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1s good enough for now ta.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Tightropes

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Most of them on Diabology dvd

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? most of them!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? The mad french posse!

Thanks Matt
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jem on August 10, 2006, 07:22:04 PM
Sorry, should have done this earlier...anyway...here goes:

Name: Jem
Location: Bristol, UK
Age: 34
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? About 3, but with a HUGE gap - started in 1993 then gave up in 1996. Started again in May this year. (Wish I never gave it up.) It's actually amazing the way tricks seemed to have evolved after 10 years of not diabloing.

2. What or who got you started? I've always been into creative skills. More recently, saw a guy on the bus with a diabolo, got chatting and it made me dig out by old diabolos....haven't stopped since.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The challenges of learning new stuff and the feeling of achievement when you've learnt it. Also it's a physical activity, prevents you from being a couch potato and it's fun, unlike a 10 mile jog for example.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About 1.5, longer at weekends.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not like officially staged stuff but in public like festivals and to friends etc

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Mainly in the past yes. Got to 35 throws with 7 balls in 1996 but haven't attempted this since. Still like a bit of three ball now and then. Also dev sticks, etc but only really diab now.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Not sure, haven't tried avery make and model. At the moment I have 3 Circuses with all round tuning kits, carbon fibres (long) with henrys green string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
All the best but in different ways. (Not that I can do 3, I'm learning it.)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Not too sure, I like them all.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Zacks 3d start blew my mind when I first saw it on this firum.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
All those suicide variations where you grab the string and flick it around the diab (the Genocide family?) With 2 I'm working on various grinds, sun combos, sucsessfullly completing the hyperloop every time, the hover, cats cradle, vortex and trapeze (which I  still can't do every time but people say it's easy!) The fan will be soon I think.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
Antonin & Eric, many of  the videos I've seen on the forum which have been very helpful and informative.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Phil189 on August 11, 2006, 12:33:21 PM
Name: Philip
Location: Northern ireland
Age: 17
Website: none
Hey i joined this forum a few days ago and forgot to come and interduce my self. i would say im ok at the diabolo im starting to get alot better, i have had my beginner diabolo for some years but only started to get into the diabolo in a big way recently. i have only bought my new finesse and am starting to get quite good and trying alot more tricks and realy enjoy it. Now for the questions......

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Had Diabolo for some years, started to diabolo seriously for the last two months

2. What or who got you started?
Just seen it on circus, street, and a theme park, that is where i  bought my first diabolo.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The statisfaction of being able to do another trick or being able to perform very complicated tricks. Its also is very relaxing.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
At the minute im doing about 1 or 2 hours a day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope, not yet, but i hope to be good enough to perform soon.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope i only diabolo at the minute, i may concider juggling in the future

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I Use a Mr Babache Finesse G2. they are in my opinion the best around. i use Mr Babache Extrem Classic aluminium handsticks with Henry Strings.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
At the minute im using 1 diabolo hope to be able to do two diabolos soon.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i find them all good, when i can do them  :D

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
cant remember.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Damm. what is it callled. I like to work one a few tricks at a time so there is a few that are anoying me but im getting there

I hope this lets you know a bit more about me.
Thanks.
Philip
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: one.man.band on August 11, 2006, 02:06:02 PM
Name: Sam
Location: Huntingdon (south of Cambridge)
Age: 16

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Just two months

2. What or who got you started?
"Study" Leave

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
You can do it basically anywhere

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only to friends and at parties

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I'm learning balls very very slowly, and i like unicycle and devil stick, but i'm not very good

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finnesse G2 with finger axle, weights and all the rest, Henry's yellow, and aluminium

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can only do 1 at the moment, but two is coming slowly

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Suicide, genocide and finger grind combo's

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Err.... not really sure, but 4 diabolo is pretty immense

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Inifinte suicide, and 2D

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Most of the diabology mad french posse (especially Jibe and Antonin), and Norbert


Hope this explains a bit, i'll just keep posting!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LaNgErZ on August 11, 2006, 02:38:03 PM
Name: langley
Location: england (near brighton)
Age: 20
Website: none

i was gonna do this ages ago but never got round to it

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
just over 2 and a half now on and off

2. What or who got you started?
a mate of mine had one, and i remember thinking mystery grinder was amazing. oh and i yoyoed before that

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the fact that you dont care about anything else when you are diaboloing, it could be nuclear war and i'd still be like "hang on just let me make this smooth"

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
maybe all day, maybe not at all...... depends whether i'm feeling it or not

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
nah i'm far to lazy to even consider it. i'd rather just have a casual session and learn some stuff

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
i do quite alot of yoyo, i use ring's for diab a fair bit too but mainly its a string addiction

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
i dont like to get tied down to using the same thing all the time, it varies with what i'm doing. but with 1d generally it's a spinabolo pro, 1d loop it's a spinabolo jr, 2d it's mb g2, 3d i might aswell try using televisions

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
probably 1, not saying i dont like 2 but theres more string to play with when sessioning 1 and i do love my string tricks (and loop)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
thats a horrible question....... anything slack and fast,

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
i couldn't say. but it was probably a techy suicide from hell

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
wrap transfer variations with 2. you know when you do a trick and you just know it's gonna look terrible... every time honestly. and of course 3d, the only thing that makes me consider ending it all.

well that was a great rant. cheers lads and ladesses. dont frown upon the yoyo. diab+yoyo=loop diab with a spinab jr
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DA_WALTA on August 11, 2006, 11:31:14 PM
Name: Malte
Location: Hamburg, Ger
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 6 jears now.

2. What or who got you started?
I played at my moms sister. She tought me how to hold it on the string and to throw it
 
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
That you do something, that looks nice in best case :), with your own hands.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
This ddepends on the Season. In some Winters I dont play for month and in summer i sonetimes play up to 5 hours and more on weekends

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only on birthday-partys of friends or relatives

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes. Balls, Cubs and devilstick.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I have a slight new equipment I'm very happy with:
3 Cicus Diabolos + short Aluminium sticks + what my local juggling store calls "Diabolo-string";)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like 2 Diabolos best. I'm not  good with it (just started 3 month ago) but i like the continous circling of the Diabolos.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
The "7-times-around-the-World-to-suicide" ;)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
All the tricks the mad Guys on the "Diabology" DVD are doing in the Freestyle section.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
1. Genocicides. When I first saw them I loved them. Now I HATE them.
2. 2 Diabolo Sprinklers and suns.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
hmm... A friend of my dad... thats it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nev on August 16, 2006, 01:43:01 AM
Name: Nev
Location: Manchester UK
Age: 34
Website: No sorry

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Just over a year now (14 months) + a few weeks learning the basics about 12 years ago.

2. What or who got you started?
Way back when - it was mushypea - but that was juggling not diabolo - A camping trip last year got me started again - then I saw diaboogy & oh crap - I had no idea anyone could do 2D

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It usually makes me smile and often makes me dispear

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Usually about 3-4 hours a week

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only to kids parties

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes. Balls, Cubs, Devilstick, Unicycle, boxes (but none to a good standard).

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
depends what trick I am working on but in general - heavy sticks (Henry's alu or MB extreme) with H yellow sting.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I went straight to 2 diabs when I first learnt and my skills are still very limited with one - Though I am liking 1d stuff at the mo (as long as you count vertax)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Vertax infinate suicides - they feel soooooo wrong!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
OK most stuff on video I can stop and analise, but one guy that came to my juggling club once did some crazy stuff with one that I'd never seen - it all happened so fast I coudlt work it out - other than that - Zack doing muliple 3d tricks in person at Shefcon

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I've given up on 3low (or high), 2 is good though but still struggling with antishuffles / left handed stuff  I really should learn more with one

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Way too many to mention
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: seán_ on August 16, 2006, 02:16:10 AM
welcome to the forum Nev.

dont forget to read the stickies ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Spink on August 17, 2006, 06:50:43 PM
Hmmm this Nev fellow sounds somewhat familiar  :roll:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: -Leo- on August 17, 2006, 09:10:30 PM
Quote from: Spink
Hmmm this Nev fellow sounds somewhat familiar  :roll:


Yeah I think someone on the collab video thread mentioned him. :wink:

Welcome to the forum anyway.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nev on August 17, 2006, 11:20:51 PM
Thanks all of you for the warm welcome - what are stickies?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: martijn on August 17, 2006, 11:24:56 PM
They are your friend! These handy lil' fellas will guide you through the forum!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JamBam on August 20, 2006, 05:39:42 PM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
six to nine months properly, although I first learned when I was little
 
2. What or who got you started?
first a scout camp, then recently my bestfriend and now girlfriend Ruth

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The fact that I find it so hard at first then slowly get better

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
one to two hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
only for friends and people who won't laugh to much when I knot up

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I can juggle three balls, rings or clubs, but not very well, I can unicycle forwards, but not backwards. and the Mushypeas helped me learn how to stilt walk.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
my red Jazz and my recently lost aluminum sticks both henrys

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like one I'll tell you about 2 and three when I can do them

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
just a sun to suicide. I'm new to this, and it's hard

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
That video of a guy doing two diabolos on a loop

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
El fonce

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
everyone better than me, and most that aren't
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: michiel on August 22, 2006, 02:08:18 PM
Name: michiel
Location: belgium ,oudegem
Age: 17
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
a bit over a year i think

2. What or who got you started?
a workshop on a weekend with scouts

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
What a difficult question, maybe it's that you progress so obviously, whereas all other hobbies like playing piano require a more concentrated
approach and more perseverance (is that the word i'm looking for)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2, more in hollidays

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
not intentionally, sometimes people watch me practise though

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls, clubs , staff twirling a little bit, fire breathing sometimes.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
henry's circus(white and turquoise), aluminum and yellow

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 because i only learnt 2 months ago and it's still feels new

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
vortex, so fluid and always works

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
um... everything with 3, and everything vertax, and everything that involves alot of genocides and such

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
fan is starting to work, triple sprinklers seem impossible

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
i learnt 2D off www.2Diabolo.net and learnt a lot of tricks off www.circusplanet.net, so dave barnes and martijn
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jax on August 23, 2006, 11:08:02 AM
Name: James Axe (Jax)
Location: Yeovil, Somerset
Age: 25
Website: myspace.com/jaxdiabolo

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 4 off and on, took time to learn a load of 3 ball juggling.

2. What or who got you started? Saw my old boss doin a 2 diabolo shuffle, that inspired me to learn.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It keeps me out the pub and the social side of it, I've met soooo many randoms at festivals cos of diaboloing.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Try to do at least 1 hour, more at the moment cos I'm Un-employed.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Only to mates or people watching in the local parks.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Balls, mostly technical 3 ball juggling (Mills Mess, Rubenstiens Revenge etc etc anything that look good with glow balls.)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Babache Finnesse. I want some of the new Extreme G2 stcks, but dont have the money at the moment, currently using long henrys carbon fibres.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2 for sure, but enjoy working 1 alot. Havent quite got there with 3, managed about 2 turns of the shuffle....

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Left and right mini-genocides, linked with a magic knots. Double sprinkler suicide is pretty cool too.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Ryo Yabe 3 diabolo sprinkler suicide was amazing. I'm quite into long, flowing cominations and routines rather than single tricks.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Fans (but i'm getting there), Vortex Suicides. The twisting wheels (From diarythm). 3 Diabolos in general.
 

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Almost all the MFP, Norbi (For years now), all the guys that keep coming up with stuff and posting it here. I've been using the forum for ages now, thought i better introduce my self.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Juggling for Jugglers on August 23, 2006, 08:24:07 PM
Just looking about and there seem to be a lot of 'Matts' about.
Ta Matt
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nev on August 23, 2006, 09:22:26 PM
Quote from: LaNgErZ
3d i might aswell try using televisions


HaHaHaHaHa - just spat Stella all over my screen
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: moonshine on August 25, 2006, 04:33:20 AM
Name: craig mooney
Location: edinburgh
Age:18


1. How many years have you diaboloed for? I have only diaboloed 4 2 weeks now but used to do it when i was like 9  

2. What or who got you started? seeing 2 performers in edinburgh during the fringe

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? i love the fact me and a few freinds can go try 2 learn new tricks and relax.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? atm i spend between 4-6 hours a day more on my days off though i think this will go down thou

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? nope

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i do poi thats about the only other thing no really juggling is it

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? i have only tryed a harlequim but iam getting a finesse soon,sticks and string i aint really got a clue what the diffrence is.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i can only do 1 atm would love to do 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? suns and orbits overarm and over leg 1s might be a bit simple but i have only started

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? dont have a clue saw a few good 3 diabolo tricks from a few street performers dont know there names

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?ive hit a block and cant really find much tricks or tutorials and the 1s on diabolotricks.com are a little to hard to understand atm

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]hmm i have seen videos and street performers who i think was priam coz i have seen a video of him and he look like him a bit of a ****ty video i saw thou so not sure
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Bobo-san on August 25, 2006, 03:44:42 PM
Name: Mathias Arbo
Location: Tromsø
Age:16


1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Started 4 weeks ago

2. What or who got you started? Saw the diabolo at a shop and thought "hey that looks cool"

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It's fun to try new tricks and learn new ways..
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Lately it's been 15 min before school and 2-5 hours after.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? nope

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? No but i'd like to get a devil stick...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I have wooden sticks and a cheap diablo :D

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I can do one.. Tried to do 2 but it was freakishly hard..

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Suicide attempt or waterfall... and the stick grind trick where you make it bounce..

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Never seen one live, but the "excalibur" or "vertax sequence" was cool...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? The stickcide is driving me nuts because I never manage to get it over.. And I'm really bad at grabbing the diabolo when I've tossed into the air.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Never seen anyone live :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: k3nt1n on August 29, 2006, 10:55:06 AM
Name: k3nt1n
Location: France (south)
Age: 16
Website: http://diab84.free.fr

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
10 months

2. What or who got you started?
Eltharion ( http://eltharion84.free.fr )

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
......

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 3 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
not really

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yes, balls and clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Mr Babache ( finnesse ), alu sticks, green string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 diabolos

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Homicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
3 diabolos mini colom by dekel azulay.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3 DIABOLOS LOW  :evil:

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Busk, diabolumberto, Eltharion, Antonin.[/url]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: crunchy on August 29, 2006, 01:55:53 PM
Name: Timmie
Location: Sint-Niklaas (Belgium)
Age: 25
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

3 years by now

2. What or who got you started?

my mom saying it was fun when she was little and a friend who stunned me with his tricks

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

the achieving of something you think is impossible, but with al little training seems easier.  And the surprised faces when you pull the trick off.


4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

in the early stage 1 hour a day, now easily 3 a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

not really, when practising people stare. planning to perform when I have some cool combos

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

balls, diabolo in a ring looks cool too, want to learn clubs also

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

MB Finesse G2, Henry Extreme Classic and Henry's yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

working on 2 and allready liking it

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

sprinkler

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

the japanese dude in the collaboration movie of this site (excalibur seems impossible)
Seeing Eric pull of some body combo's on a masterclass

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

2 diabolo tricks, body action

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
the friend I talked earlier on and everything I see on the net.
MFP
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kjm on August 29, 2006, 09:38:29 PM
Name: michael
Location:miami florida
Age:
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
None, ie never done it. want to try it and looking for stores.

2. What or who got you started?
My cousin had one and ive wanted to try it. Just learned the name
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
well whenever i jugle and i learn something new it feels good.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
dont have one yet looking for one, but will be very high
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
nope
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls i started in july
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
??? i dont knownee had one yet
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
??? i dont know
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
nothing
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
an infinite suicide
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
none
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
none
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: iroQuai on August 30, 2006, 12:53:45 PM
Name: Stijn Biemans
Location: Utrecht
Age: 21
Website: http://www.punksquad.nl

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
This is my 3rd summer

2. What or who got you started?
Found an small, old diabolo in the shed. took two drumsticks and some rope and made my own sticks. Had to study for my final exams, but didn't want to. discovered the options and didn't stop :)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I think it's amazing how you can 'play' with gravity. a small movement from my hand in the right direction can cause a big and beautiful reaction. Really like the feel of it! also learning and thinking of new tricks feels good.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
15 to 30 min., when I have a day off and the weather is good maybe even 1,5 hours.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not on intention, but I like to diabolo in parks or at beachparty's, and there are enough people there who can (and do) watch

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
When I was about 12 years of age I bought a yo-yo and learned a couple of tricks. I even got my silver yoyo examn or something, haha. I can also do some basic stuff with 3 balls, but nothing much.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I like my Henry's Jazz, because they are small enough to fit in my bags, they are strong enough to not bend and stay oval and they are steady enough to do some more difficult tricks with. I also like my Finesse, because of the fact I have a light kit

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like one a lot because I can do the most with one, but I'm busy learning two and that looks awsome too.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I especialy like it if the rope is around my body or limbs and it looks like you could never get it back in normal position, but I do think it's difficult. Also genosides feel great :)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Too many to tell :) If I watch some of the movies here I keep beeïng amazed

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
excalibur magic knot to whip catch, aargh :P

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
Many of them, couldn't tell any names..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dom on August 30, 2006, 02:36:31 PM
Name: Dominic Fillmore
Location: High Wycombe, UK
Age: 30
Website: http://sounds2good.net, http://domsphotos.com, http://supersizemypaws.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1 week

2. What or who got you started?
I saw Cirques du Sol @ Glastonbury in 2005 which got me interested. Bought one last week when I saw someone using one outside a shop.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's so entertaining to watch someone who's good at it, never get bored of it

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
The one I bought - Henry I think it's called

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I'm kinda restricted to 1 for the time being =)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
can't really do much yet

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
....

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I dunno what they're called

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I got the Diabology DVD from Jugglingforjugglers (a member on here I see!)  last week and I've watched it every day since =)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DiaboloFeeling on August 31, 2006, 11:43:55 AM
Name:Jose Angel!
Location:Spain
Age:18
Website:http://diabolofeeling.googlepages.com/home

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? since october 2005, not a year yet

2. What or who got you started?My friend Jack!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?all juggling, but i love diabolo

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2- 2:30

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?Yes, a few times

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?Balls, clubs, all juggling its so sweet!!:oops:

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?Finesse diabolo, Babache Xtreme sticks, and henry yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?1, 2 and trying to 3 :(

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?all tricks...but the most lovely are the minigenocides and integrals

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?Infinite vertax

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?im working on 3d,about 1d... new integrals, some vertax stuff...about 2d im practicing fan, s-fan, antisuicide...

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?all MFP, Martijn, Arjan...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Greg F on September 03, 2006, 01:45:05 PM
Name: Greg
Location: London
Age: 18
Website: Don't have one

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? just over 1

2. What or who got you started? My mates rory jonny will and a fue more

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? it's strangly satisfying

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? errr bout 1-2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i juggle balls and do poi

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? henry's alu sticks, henry's yellow string, and G2 finesse

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? at the moment 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? i think it has to be a fan

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? some large combo

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? s fans Grrrrrrrr and a suicides to tug genocide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? err not meny realy
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ethos on September 03, 2006, 10:58:26 PM
Name: Cale Bradbury
Location:h Ontario
Age: 16
Website: www.freewebs.com/rat_ is kinda the closest to mine

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
4 years.

2. What or who got you started?
I was in Halifax durring the busker festival and saw some guy doing it then I got one for Christmas.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
That no one I know does it.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Well I just started doing it like crazy due to my summer vacation so lets see. Now 3 hours, before once or twice a week.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really, i tried out for my grade 8 tallent show but they only wanted musical acts.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I'm starting to try poi

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
The only diabolos I have used so far are from a company called higgins, I use the Henrys orange string because I like orange and I use wooden sticks because thats what my grandma keeps getting me.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
One everything else is to tricky.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I really like doing forced suns by doing one to the left then one to the right, I have continuesly done that for like an hour one time.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I havent really seen people do to much, I've only seen one other person do it before and I'm better then he is now so I guess I can't anwser that.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Sadly enought the magic knot, I used to be doing it perfectly but now the string gets tangled, I think its because im using crap string right now

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
No one really
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: leomcho on September 05, 2006, 06:52:36 AM
Name: Leonardo Icaza
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Age: 20
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3 years.

2. What or who got you started?
I had seen some performers and wanted to try it so I got one for christmas.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
That I can spend lots of time and never get bored.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I used to play daily at least 2 hours, but now only twice a week for about an hour.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only in front of friends.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I just got started with balls and I know some tricks with the devil sticks (all this while unicycling)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I've got a couple of finesse and they have worked pretty well for me.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like to work with 3 althought I can't keep them up much time.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Whip duicide and 2 diabolo high.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I haven't seen anybody perform really cool tricks, but I'm much amazed by the excalibur genocides I have watched in videos.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolo knots and transfers.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
All the MFP.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2006, 12:02:16 AM
Name: Dan
Location: Trowbridge
Age:16


1. How many years have you diaboloed for? I started like 2 months ago

2. What or who got you started? Well my cousin and his mate does it (Ginger_Tom on this forum) and i just gave it a try

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I like the fact i can show off to my mates and its fun to try when drunk

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? I spend about 4 hours and day but its likely to go down because im starting college in 2 days

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Did some stuff on the beachfront in spain when i went with my cousin and his mate

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Nope not really unless you count nunchuka as juggling :D

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Hmm well i tried long carbons at a juggling shop in leeds but i prefer short carbons (which i am playing with now).  Also i have played with finesse and circus and now own 2 Henry's circus.  Henry's yellow is the string for me although i haven't tried much else apart from the white henry's string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? Hmm i like working with 1 because i can do more tricks but i prefer 2 as its more impressive.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Well infinite suicide or 2d suns

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Saw dekel azulay's video of 3d mini coloms which was impressive.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? God dam sprinkler and mini genocide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? ---
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Spink on September 06, 2006, 12:48:58 AM
Welcome to the forum Dan

come to the Counting House and we will work on your genocides :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2006, 12:19:54 PM
Quote from: Spink
Welcome to the forum Dan

come to the Counting House and we will work on your genocides :)

Sorry spink im back home now cus im starting college tomorrow.  Will be up next holiday at shippy's so maybe sometime then
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chiok on September 06, 2006, 03:14:39 PM
If you're in Trowbridge, you know Bath and Bristol are only a short drive away (Bath even more so), so come and see Gravity Vomit and perhaps you'd like to hang out with us for a juggle.

More than welcome, and I welcome anyone from D.ca to come along.

Chiok
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Wilse on September 06, 2006, 03:31:42 PM
Name: Maarten Wils
Location: Belgium (Antwerp)
Age: 19
Website: under construction

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I'm juggling for about 2,5years, but I juggle with diabolo for just 1 year and a few weeks

2. What or who got you started?
I saw a couple off guys juggling with 2 diabolo's, while I could just do some tricks like the spaghetti and the lift, so I decided I wanted to start training with the diabolo

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
You can show off with it :P . No, with juggling you can use a lot off energy, after a bad day at school I can forget everything by juggling.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
0 hours a day, 1 or 2 a week.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I'm busy, making a streetshow, and diabolo will be in it.
Right now I perform sometimes with diabolo.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls (5 and 6) clubs (5) rings (5), a little bit of cigar boxes and devil stick. Also unicycle.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's circus, henry's alu sticks and henry's yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like 1 and 2 (I'm trying 3)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
1d: some genocides, infinite suicide, excalibur
2d: double sprinkler with suicide out

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
3d columns, excalibur tricks

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3d off course, mini genocides and excalibur tricks

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
In the begining: Mad French Possé, right now: everyone on this forum
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dan on September 07, 2006, 06:59:49 PM
Quote from: Chiok
If you're in Trowbridge, you know Bath and Bristol are only a short drive away (Bath even more so), so come and see Gravity Vomit and perhaps you'd like to hang out with us for a juggle.

More than welcome, and I welcome anyone from D.ca to come along.

Chiok

Yeye ill see wat happens with college etc and wat dates are for holidays
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Pasosta on September 12, 2006, 01:18:36 AM
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1yr

2. What or who got you started?
my brothers got into skill toys and i decided to try a diabolo.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the feeling you get when you do a new trick

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
3-4hrs

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no not really

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
sometimes i play with acrilics.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
the henery's circus, carbon sticks, and neon orange string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i like one diabolo but 2 and 3 are ok.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
whips because it looks cool

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
the mimmingetty whip

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
grinders

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
not really anyone.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Damien_s_fear on September 13, 2006, 02:48:59 AM
Name: Callum Skeels
Location: Harrogate, England (near Leeds)
Age: 20
Website: none at the minute

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Started in Febuary this year  :lol:  

2. What or who got you started?
I Did a course is circus skills at Greentops in Shefield and I found i could pick up diabolo tricks quite fast and i also found it fun

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I love the feeling you get when you first pull of a trick you have been working on for ages, Plus i love how its so esy to get lost in what you are doing.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
It varies from 1-2 to 6-7 per day depending if im working.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet really i have done a couple of shows but i need to get better before i do it properly.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I can do balls, clubs, devil stick, flower stick, Plate spinning, poi, staff and Bottle flaring.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
My current settup is Mr Babache Finesse diabolo with weight kit, light kit and wide axle, MB White carbon sticks and Orange stick But i dont know what brand it is lol.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
At the minute I love 1 but im working on 2 aswell

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Multiple presure suicides (about 8 nonstop)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I have seen to many awsome tricks to list lol

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
 A double duicide other than that im trying to get all my other ticks into nice combos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Anyone and everyone
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ilias on September 15, 2006, 09:22:03 PM
Name: Ilias
Location: Belgium - Flanders, West
Age: 13
Website: /

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Like 3 years, but only started really a half year ago with trying to learn excalibur...

2. What or who got you started?
First I started with two branches, a stupid rope and an old diabolo, but that was only trowing up (and catching sometimes). But that's a long time ago... My first real diabolo was for my 11th birthday, i think. A circus henry moon. Later I bougth Henry's aluminium sticks. But that was still not serious... The best trick me and my friends knew was whipcatch lol  :lol:
A few years later I went to the circusday in Ypres, it was on my 13th birthday  :D  The things I saw there where amazing for me, so that day made me know I must practise much more to become good... The coolest trick I saw whas Excalibur, so I tried it too. After long practising i could get the diabolo horizontal, but I didn't knew any tricks, until I found circusplanet  :D Since then I became much better, but I still have to practise much more...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Diabolo has so much variations...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
30 min. in a week-day, sometimes 4 hours in the weekend.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only for familie, and one time on a school festival.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls with 3 and unicycling, but now I almost only do diabolo.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use henry's yellow rope and aluminium sticks. I wish I had 2 Finesses for my Fans but I only have one, and 2 circus henry's. I'm about to buy a 3th circus Henry's for 3d.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I'm not at 3 diabolo's yet. I'm better in 1d then 2d, but 2d is still cooler  :D .

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Btb Fan

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Don't know...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3d, some Fan variations,

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
Martijn, Cis...?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Indy on September 16, 2006, 06:20:54 PM
I'm a member for more then a year I think, but I don't post much.
I read the forum every day and want to post more.
So for the start I wil introduce myself.

Name: Indy de Vries

Location: Holland, Groningen
Age: 18
Website: /

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I think seriously for 14 months now.

2. What or who got you started?
I was on vacation in France about 4 years ago. There I saw a guy trowing his diabolo very high in the air and then catch it. I was really impressed, so I bought a stupid plastic diabolo and played with it every year when I was on vacation. The only thing I did was, trowing and catching it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The thing that it makes me very relaxed when I diabolo. Also the satisfaction when you learn a new trick.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 hour a day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Sometimes I perform on special occasions.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
MB finesses and MB extreme sticks (gen 3). I use Henrys yellow string allot, but I also like the pink MB string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I prefer 1d the most, because for me I can created much more stuff with 1d then 2d. But 2d is also nice.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
A 2d knotstealing combo and I also like minigenocides allot.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Weird vertax stuff.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
A 1d combo that I made up.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The MFP, Arjan, Ryo Yabe and many more.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chrizzy on September 16, 2006, 10:42:18 PM
Name: Christian Crochet
Location: Breda, Noord Brabant, The Netherlands
Age: 15
Website: www.superdudes.nl/Le_Gamin;

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
 0 years, but 2 months

2. What or who got you started?
 a classmate told me about diabolo and when I got home I directly searched for my diabolo that I got when I was little, but unable to do it proprly, and started to play with the diabolo

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the various tricks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-2.5 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no, just for fun I guess

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
the ones I have now; diabolo: Mister Babache Rubber King sticks: wooden long sticks with thick handles normal string(white and blue in it) I guess

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 because I don't have more diabolo's

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
whipcatch, some suicides

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
genocides,duicides,underleg-whipcatches, excalibur

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
suicides, duicides, genocides

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
no urls sorry, nobody inspired me I think.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Furlisht on September 24, 2006, 05:14:11 PM
Name: Halet Julien
Location: Belgium, Bastogne
Age: 17
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
For probably 5 years
2. What or who got you started?
Myself, i have bought a crappy one when i was young
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The infinity of tricks and combos that you can make
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
half an hour
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes, Balls (5) and Clubs (3)
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's circus, Alu Henry's sticks and yellow Henry's pro string
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I prefer one
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Variations with genocides
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Too many  ;D
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Nothing, I just work on my combos to perfect them
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Everybody who's better than me
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: feles on September 24, 2006, 09:48:50 PM
Name: Max westman
Location: Sweden, Stockholm
Age: 18 (1988)
Website: I don't have a real website but you can See pictures I have taken at: http://feles.bilddagboken.se/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? About 1½ years

2. What or who got you started? I saw a friend do it and thought it was cool. so I decided to be really good at it. And since that day I haven't been able to stop it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? You can always learn new stuffs. It's relaxing and good to put your mind of everything else for some time.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? not every day but a couple of hours every week. Little bit less in the winter. It's so f***ing cold here in the winter.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? nope not yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I'm trying om balls, clubs and yo-yo. but I'm not good.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? I have 3 finesses and one henry circus, and must say that my finesses are my favorites. My fav sticks are black henry circus carbon sticks. think it's them. ;D

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? one. but I'm learning two so probably I will be working alot with two from now. But one is more fun. I can do more tricks with one...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? mini genocide. and some around the leg or arm combos.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? I think excalibur genocide is freaking awesome. but I like nice combos too.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? left sun with two diabolos.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? All you nice boys and girls on diabolo.ca
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dustnab on September 24, 2006, 11:35:07 PM
Name: Dustin
Location: Memphis TN
Age: 33

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?  15 years...CASUAL

2. What or who got you started? a Friend...he let me see that thing spin and roar through he sky and i was HOOKED!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?  I love that it just looks so damn easy!  but put two sticks in your hand and two plungers stuck together ...and you SEE that there is an ART to it!  I love the diabolo mainly because i can just zone out and 3 hours later notice i have been tossing that cups and axle around the whole time!  great meditative tool

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? no...unless you count my mini performances in my backyard at cookouts :P

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? NO...i would give my left pinky to have enough know how to juggle clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?  Really my FAVE diabolo was one i purchased at a JOKE store.  A no name brand but it just had INCREDIBLE spin.  I went back there last week to get another diabolo since mine disappeared...he stocked ONE higgins brother..I'm not liking that very much.  6 days ago my Finesse came in the mail...LOVE it!  Sticks:  I just fashion some out of dowel rods...but I'm soon to be purchasing some professional ones.  String:  Finesse came with some...its OK...but i have to say...when i had my NO NAME diabolo..years ago - my string broke and i bought parachute cord from an Outdoor Shop...it was by far the best i have ever used...thin brown slick and STRONG!  The string with the Finesse is SIMILAR...but i got LONGER duration with the parachute cord before it started to fray and get unruly.


8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? well i haven't learned the SELF start on 2 diabolos YET!!!  but i NEED and WANT to..that WILL be my fave..so for sake of this answer i would have to say ONE since that is all i can do at the TIME!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?  EVERY now and THEN i can catch the toss and whip! love it when it works...i want this to become second nature and ALWAYS hit...its a show stopper in my backyard cookout performances lol

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?  man, toooo many to say, since I'm very limited to my tricks so far....MOST of them amaze me still

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?  The 2 diabolo quick launch, whip catch, suicide...AND converting tricks for a left hander lol

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?  almost everyone...lol...google videos get me inspired nowdays!

Hello to the forum...a LEFTY here trying to actually pull off these tricks i drool over!!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jd on September 29, 2006, 06:29:35 PM
Name: Jordan Davis
Location: West Sussex, England
Age: 12 (nearly 13)
Website: n/a

1. How long have you diaboloed for?
    about 3/4 months
2. What or who got you started?
    some of my friends did it and i tried it and now i love it lol.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
    its just so time consuming and relaxing, i just go somewhere quiet and
    practise for ages
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
    Depends, im at boarding school so normally a hour, but when im at home i
    play on it for at the most ive done before 16 hours non stop
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?   
    no, but im doing a christmas thing with my friend (diabolo tennis) and im
    practising non stop at the moment.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
    i used to juggle balls when i was younger but no but i want to do them again
    and i also want to do devil sticks
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
    my favourite diabolo is henrys circus, although ive only got an mb millenium,
    my favourite sticks are henrys long fibreglass which ive also got and i think
    henrys string is better than babache but wears quicker.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
    ive only attempted 1 but i might attempt 2 soon.
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
    not sure... im working on vertex at the moment... any trick that i learn
    really.
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
     i nearly did vertex genocide but it was a fluke
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
     infinate suicides
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
     the mad french posse, chris garcia's videos (silver creek jugglers) probably
     mostly diabolo.ca!

     thanks ,

     JD
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jacob_sk on October 01, 2006, 11:03:21 PM
Name: Jacob Kriz
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Age: 15
Website: not yet

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Just half a year, I suppose... I've juggled for like 4 years.

2. What or who got you started?
It came with the juggling, I wanted to try a new prop and I loved it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Improvement in general... just half a year ago I was happy to pull off trapeze ;)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 to 3 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Occasionally I have juggling performances, but no diabolo yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I juggle balls, clubs, sometimes rings

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I've got Henry's Circusses and carbon sticks yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can't do 3 diabolos yet, so 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Classic whip catch... I know it's easy, but I still think it looks cool

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I like those excalibur genocides variations, and also 4d siteswaps of course... and then 1d whip catch indo duicide between legs.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I'm trying to pull off some excalibur suns now, and then 2d fan.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
All of you guys I watch on videos.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jammy20466 on October 04, 2006, 12:39:55 PM
Name:Jay
Location: Goole (close to hull UK)
Age:20
Website:N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 7 years but got into it last year properly

2. What or who got you started? circus group at school

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? the way the tricks look on video and how they feel

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1 to 2 and about 5 on weekends

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? only at the local skatepark or at the marina in hull never fo money

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? can use balls but i prefere to use my diabolo

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? i have a beach with MB aluminium sticks and yellow string at the moment

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i can only use one at the moment

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? chinese suicides and a combo i made up

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? infinate suicides and a whirlybird

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? infinate suicides and legs combos along with other string tricks cause my string gets tangled >:(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SK_Martin on October 08, 2006, 10:43:17 AM
Name: Martin Simo
Location: Slovakia, Bratislava
Age: 15
Website: don't have any

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

0.25 years = 3 months

2. What or who got you started?

I starded diabolo along with my friend and I loved it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

Challenge of learning new tricks and the great feeling when you finally do the trick.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

1 to 4 hours but mostly around 1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

No I'm not good enough for that yet.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

I can do something with 3 balls and few catches with 3 clubs but no not really.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Mr. Babache Finesse, polycarbon sticks and green string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

Can't do many tricks with 2 so for now 1d.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
1d Genocide, 2d sun while passing stick.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Tony's salto to whip catch and to duecide. Most of Tony's tricks look good
but I think he is more jumping than diaboling but it looks great. Oh and his
360 with 5d.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

2d suns 2d fan 2d sprinkler and 1d infinite suicide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
All those guys u can see in vids doing crazy tricks I'd like to learn one day.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: 6sic6 on October 08, 2006, 11:16:54 AM

Name: Daniel
Location: Sweden
Age: 26
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? - For 6 months.

2. What or who got you started? - I saw someone at a festival.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? - Helps me get away from all the stress.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? - 1-2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? - I have performed 1 time. 50 people was a little scary for the first time.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? - 3 balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? - Finesse with 10 g weights and finger mod, Henry's aluminium and the red string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? - 1 diabolo

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? - Infinite Suicide to magic knot.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? The last trick in the "Drop and Change" video. Amazing.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? - Erics entry to infinite suicide and correcting 2 Diabolos.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? - Diabolumberto, Remí, Jibe and Trash
 
 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: diabolofreak617 on October 11, 2006, 08:54:16 PM
Name: Jonathan
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 16
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? only 3 months

2. What or who got you started? I've seen diabolos performed several times but the last performance sparked my interest.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Its a lot of fun to just start doing it and I find it very relaxing.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? about 1 hour per day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? not yet but hopefully in the future

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? only the diabolo

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? My favorites are the Henry's Circus, Henry's aluminum sticks, and Henry's white string. 

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I enjoy using one, haven't tried 2 or 3 yet

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? I enjoy pulling off a Cat's Cradle trick, I like the fact you can weave a cradle and bounce the diabolo on it.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? I'd have to say all Excalibur A.K.A. Vertax tricks

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? trying to learn how to do Vertax

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? I don't really pay much attention to professional diaboloists.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Toresu_Ash on October 13, 2006, 04:31:21 AM
Name: Ash Torres
Location: Cuiabá, Brazil
Age: 28
Website: www.diabolocapeta.com/forum

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3 months only

2. What or who got you started?
Some friends of mine started playing diabolo and it took my interest.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Besides it's relaxing, my coordination and awareness are getting better and better

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 to 3 hours a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not for now

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I'm beginning to practice balls so I can improve my right hand coordination.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
MB Finesse G2, short Carbon Fiber handsticks, Orange Henry's string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Only 1 til I get better

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
It's rather silly but it's nice to be seen. Basically it's a horizontal elevator followed by a vertical one.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Priam's combos are great

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I'm learning genocides.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
Sean, Martijn, Matt Hall, Arjan and Priam videos.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Wishmaster on October 14, 2006, 10:14:29 AM
Name: Sander
Location: Ermelo, Netherlands
Age: 18
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
this is gonna sound very stupid: just one week ago I started

2. What or who got you started?
At a camp of my students'union, I saw some people playing with a diabolo, that inspired me.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? 
Just the fact that you can do so many things with a diabolo

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 
At the camp I diaboloed very much, don't know if I can keep it up, I hope so

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No, I can only do some basic things

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I also can do some basic moves with a 'poi' (don't no if that's an English word, but that's the word in dutch)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Don't know that yet

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can only work with 1, but it's very nice to see people working with 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I don't know many tricks, so this is going to sound very newbie: coffee grinder

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Excalibur tricks, and some tricks with 2 diabolo's

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
not many, the tricks I can do weren't very difficult, but I think there will be many (probably all) tricks in the future which will driving me nuts

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
the 2 at camp, who showed and teached me some tricks: Ceri-anne and Inge
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anneroos on October 15, 2006, 11:27:25 AM
Name: Anneroos Everts
Location: Netherlands
Age: 18

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
For a couple of years, but not very seriously until last year.

2. What or who got you started?
Many years ago, on a camping in France... you know.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's fun and relaxing.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
A few hours a week.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes, I can do balls, clubs, rings, unicycle, devil sticks and poi, but all not very well. :)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesses, MB Extreme sticks.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
One, I am not so good with 2 yet ;)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Minigenocides.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Pff I have seen so many amazing things :o

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Some 2D tricks.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The MFP, Martijn, Arjan, Ceri-Anne
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krazyfk on October 15, 2006, 07:49:44 PM
Name:Sam
Location:Cornwall, England
Age:11

1.How many years have you diaboloed for?
Two months now but progressing quickly.

2.What or who got you started?
Bought a cheap plastic one for 2 quid and really got into it.

3.What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I enjoy the challenge of learning new tricks and the feeling of elation once you hit that genocide. (Yes!!)

4.How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I diabolo about 3 hours a day.

5.Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Infront of friends and family but not really performing.

6.Do you juggle other props?
No.

7.What are your favourite diabolo, sticks and strings?
Henry's Circus with Henry's aluminium handsticks and Henry's high speed string.

8.Do you like working with one two or three diabolos best?
Definitely one.

9.What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Genocide.

10.What is the most amazing diabolo trick you have seen done?
Jacob Sharpe's vertax sequence in trick of the week.

11.What tricks are driving you nuts right right now (What are you working on)?
Trying to get it vertax. Grrrrr... >:(

12.What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The Mad French Posse in diabology.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Christopher on October 16, 2006, 07:05:13 AM
Name:Christopher
Location:Hong Kong
Age:14
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
5 years
2. What or who got you started?
a chinese yoyo i bought in Beijing
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it's fun and good for your hand eye coordination
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 hour
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes, but rarely
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yoyos
7.What are your favourite diabolo, sticks and strings?
Yoho Jumbo/DiaBig, Carbon Short Black,  Reddish-Orange Henrys String
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i like everything
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Sprinklers, slack whips, 360 Fans
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
anything 4d or above.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3d suns
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
MFP, Guy Heathcote, Donald Grant, Matt Hall, Ryo Yabe, Barnesy, TPEC, and the MHD crew
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zane on October 19, 2006, 07:09:16 PM
Name: Sani
Location: Nova Scotia
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? I first picked up a diabolo yesterday.

2. What or who got you started? One of the first times I ever talked to my boyfriend (otherwise known as the "crazy guy with sticks" at schools on the days he had his there) he had a diabolo. I've loved it ever since and have wanted to learn.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Not sure yet, I'm just in the begining processes of learning.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Unfortunently, I haven't really been able to yet as I don't have one of my one at the moment.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I've tried to juggle balls before, but it didn't go so well.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I've only ever used one diabolo, a set of sticks and string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 for now...I've never tried more.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
The fact it didn't take me over an hour like everyone else to get one spinning.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? I haven't seen many yet.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Everything past getting it to spin.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? I suppose my boyfriend at the moment, but I imagine this will get better as I get more experienced in things.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Roland on October 20, 2006, 02:09:06 AM
Hey...
My name is Roland (as my sn implies)
I live in Tallahassee, Florida...
age 16 (17 in like 6 days)
ummm...don't really have a website, but I have a blog...sorta boring though...

I have diaboloed (?) for about 2 years sparingly, with Chinese yoyos and cotton string, so you can imagine why it never took off...I recently got some Yoho's and fiberglass sticks and the such, so now I am addicted...
Uhhh...don't really know what started it...
Don't juggle other stuff...play for an hour or two or three every day if possible...
performances are not really on the schedule yet...did some stuff for my Chinese school, but that was it...
Actually I do know what got me hooked...There's this guy at FSU (the college in Tallahassee) who came from Taiwan... apparently he's like number two or something, and he's pretty amazing... Our Chinese school got him to teach us.
My favorite trick that I can do would probably be some arm combinations...overall would be s-fans

Right now I am working on arm tricks and I am starting two diabolo stuff.  Still perfecting corrections, doing fans, etc...
Infinite suicides are definitely driving me crazy.

btw is there a thread about entering s-fans?
I have searched and couldn't find one...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: seán_ on October 20, 2006, 04:27:23 AM
Roland, theres a few s fan threads and a sweet s fan exits tutorial as well, check the tricks sticky http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=149.0
I dont think theres a dedicated sfan entry thread, start one in the tricks section  (watch out for the mods ;) )

I think it used to bw a given that if you have reached s fan level you will know how to enter :)

BTW any info or vids on this diaboloist you write about?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Roland on October 21, 2006, 12:07:53 AM
BTW any info or vids on this diaboloist you write about?

Ummm...yeah...
Search Youtube for "team infinity", it's the second one...
The guy at the college is Chris...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Haukau on October 22, 2006, 01:09:48 PM

Name: Hugo
Location: Sweden
Age: 15
Website: Nope :/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 
Active 5 months (5-6 years)

2. What or who got you started? 
I Friend introduced me.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Its fun  ;)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet, my first gig is in Nowember.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
3,4 balls, 3 clubs, 3 juggling torches

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesse with finger grind axel, henry alu sticks and orange string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 diabolo :)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Infinitive suicide and duicides.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Hm... i liked the sprinkler pass in cirkus smirkus diabolorutine.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2d high and genocide to mini genocide.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
A friend,Mr Pink and slacker :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mo3 on October 23, 2006, 06:49:49 PM
Name: Moe
Location: Good Old Germany
Age: 16
Website: nothing atm  :D

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

- I would rather ask myself, how many months i have diaboloed before, because I play since 4-5 months.
Well, thats not correct, i played as a little kid, but I cant even remember which Diabolo it was.. Well talking blues..


2. What or who got you started?

- Since I've been a little boy I was fascinated by everything like juggling, because I need a challenge :D


3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

- You get to know funny guys and its the best when you finally master a combo/trick, superior!


4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

- If I have got the time, its possible that i play 4 hours a day :D


5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

- Nop, just for family & friends.


6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

- Yes, balls. 2 years ago i was able to juggle with rings.. darn I need some :D


7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

- My babies, 2 Diabolo Finesse G2 :D but i played with 2 henrys in the past, very good too!
string? Henry's colored string :D
sticks? Henry Alu, but soon there will be a pair of xtreme gen3 :D I'm thinking about the color atm..


8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

- I'm just starting to play with 2 diabs, for me atm 1 diab is the best :D


9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

- Since 2 days i finally master Eric's Integral, i luv it :)


10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

- Phew, I'm fascinated by many tricks, e.g. good 3d siteswaps..


11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

- A lot of stuff, i'm stuck @ the infinite mini genocides..


12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

- Every Diaboloist inspires me, because I like everyone who really gets down and starts to improve his style and tricks :)


I'm excited to get to know the community, especially an english speaking one :D kinda new 2 me :)

Greetz!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: fat_hampster on October 23, 2006, 08:13:55 PM
Name: Danny
Location: Devon, England
Age: 16
Website: N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Hmmm.... depends on your definition of diaboloed, technically I started when I was about 8, I only actually started learning new stuff a year or two ago.

2. What or who got you started?
Originally, there was a craze at school and I bought one. then I did diabolo once a year at glastonbury children's festival, where my dad performs.  then a couple of years ago I saw someone doing 2 diabolo on the street, which utterly amazed me, and I decided to get into it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
two things, when you learn a new trick that feeling you get is immense, also when you can do a trick really well and really smoothly, it feels great two.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
an average would not give an accurate representation of how much I diabolo, Sometimes I diabolo loads and loads, sometimes not at all.  Depends on how much time I have, aswell as what prop Im spending most of my time on at the time.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Poi and Balls primarily (as well as diabolo), I also do clubs, unicycle, staff, hat manipulation, yo-yo, devilstick, etc. a little bit.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
henrys circus with a plastic hub (I've only tried all-round (which is what ive got) but i prefer it).  henrys carbon short (one white one black :) ) henrys yellow.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
at the moment, im working more on two, which is fun, but I also like doing 1.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
with 2 diabolos: vortex
with 1: probably fritz release, or inf. suicide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
everything is impressive, I couldn't pick a most impressive.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolo around the arm, mini columns, c-fan, continuos accelerations, improving my suns.
1 diabolo: various arm combos, inf. suicide -> genocide, exc. genocide.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
the MFP, all the diabolists on this site, and various other people who I'm not sure what their names are.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mr jiggly on October 25, 2006, 09:57:14 PM
My name is joel, just found the forum brousing the internet.

I have been diaboloing for about a year, well that is, i have had one for ages but only realy got into diabolo for about a year.
I can do one diabolo well and have just started to learn how to do two.
          No tricks learnt yet with two diabolos but i am getting there

Recently me and my mates put on a Ultra violet show at school and it was awesome. I an just starting to learn poi and juggling but nothing amazing yet..

Cheers :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: largactyl on October 30, 2006, 01:05:22 AM
Name: Jeremy
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Age: 17
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? - 1.75 years ;)

2. What or who got you started? French Grandmother

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? A good challenge.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2-4 Hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Never formally, have been kicked out of public places though.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Circus, Henry's Fiber, Henry's Yellow

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2 Diabolos

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Double sprinkler - suicide exit.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? (Double?) Sprinkler - duicide exit.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Fan, Vortex Suicide to wrap.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Yuki Kojima - Priam - Maki Tojo - Ryo Yabe - Matt Hall
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Toby on November 15, 2006, 07:05:47 PM
Name: Jeremy
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Age: 17
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? about 2 years
2. What or who got you started? not sure..think i just had a diabolo kicking about

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? nailing a trick.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2 Hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? nope.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Balls, firestaff

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?Henrys Circus, Mr B Energy, Henrys Yellow

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2 Diabolos

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? triple vertax genocide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 3D sprinkler suicide

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Fan, 3D.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Ryo Yabe pretty much any of the MFP
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Niko on November 16, 2006, 02:50:10 PM
Name: Niko
Location: Finland, Tampere
Age: 23
Website: www.mungomedia.fi/flow and www.flamma.fi

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
- 3

2. What or who got you started?
- A friend who bought diabolo

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
- The feeling when you learn something new

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
- 2-3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
- Yes, I am in performing Diabolo duo called FLOW

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
- Fire staff, balls and clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
- Finneses and circuses modified by jurgen

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
- 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
- Maybe vertax geno. If you ask tomorrow it might be something totally different :)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
- I think some of those jibes incredible 3d high sitewaps


11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
- 360 Fan part where you have to turn from 180deg to 360deg

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
- Jibe , Kasmir. There is many others too, but those mostly
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JC on November 16, 2006, 08:05:35 PM
fine to see you here,
jurgen (jürgen) that´s me

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
- Finneses and circuses modified by jurgen
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: martin 1692 on November 25, 2006, 05:00:39 PM
Name:martin
Location:Ecuador
Age:13
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
6 months
2. What or who got you started?
my friends started playing and i liked et
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
i enjoy playing it feels so relaxing mostly
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
like an hour a day
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
occasionally
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no but i like devil sticks
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
mr. babache rubberking henry's allumninium sticks Henry's pink strings
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 is the one i prefer but also 2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
genocide infinite suicide and guillotine
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
jibe back combo with 1 diabolo
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
all 2 diabolo tricks
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
jibe, Baptiste and other ecuadorian diabolists
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DiaboloWebb on November 25, 2006, 08:53:55 PM
Name: Aiden Arnkels-Webb
Location: Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Age: 15
Website: www.diabolo-suffolk.com (http://www.diabolo-suffolk.com)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 2 and a half months

2. What or who got you started? A Mushy Pea's stall at Towersey Folk Festival, spent 5 days playing with the 5 inch flex diabolo's and bought a yellow finesse, some henry's ally and a reel of henry's green.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? There are always new tricks to learn, new combo's to try, and new things to invent.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? up to about 8 at times.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Not really altho i plan to in the future

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Hoping to get some rings and poi, possibly cigar boxes and devil sticks.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Mr. Babache Finesse G2, Mr. Babache Xtreme Handsticks/ Henry's Ally Handsticks, Henry's Yellow String.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2 Diabolo's as i like the feel of them orbiting on the string, this will probably be 3 at some point

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Infinite Suicide's to Genocide to Accelerations to Tomocide to Infinite Suicides to Genocide, to Slowicide Mini Genocide (pulled it off twice, dont do it much as i prefer learning new tricks, i'll get into more combo's later)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 3 Diabolo big sprinkler suns/ 2 Diabolo Vertax round the body

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 3 Diabolo's, Correct exit to normal sprinkler, S-Fan

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? The MFP, Kyo, 'Tijn, Sean, Arjan, anyone that does an awsome looking trick that i instantly want to try and master.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Christopher on November 26, 2006, 09:10:20 AM
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
mr. babache rubberking henry's allumninium sticks Henry's pink strings

Henrys doesn't produce pink string.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
genocide infinite suicide and guillotine

Whats guillotine?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Vitamin Guy on November 26, 2006, 10:20:39 AM
http://gibee.club.fr/diabolo/diab1_en.htm -> Body Moves -> Guillotine.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: the-circus-gremlin on November 26, 2006, 10:32:04 AM
Name: Fred Hoffman
Location: Halesworth/Suffolk
Age: 13
Website: www.Diabolo-Suffolk.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2 years because i stopped for a year.

2. What or who got you started? My friends patrick and kieran who can still only throw and catch it. god bless you friends.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?  The relaxing feel of complete control.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 3/4 hours on a week day 4/5 on a weekend.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Yes occasionally.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Poi, balls, clubs, devilsticks, cigar boxes, unicycleling, ect...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? My favourite diabolo is the finnesse G2 with finger axle and weights, string is henrys yellow, sticks are henrys alu or MB energy sticks.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2 because there is the control you get with one but the lovely orbiting feel of 3

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Infinite sprinkler suicide! or maybe behind the back infinite suicide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
2 diabolo vertax.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 3 high. *arrgh curse you wind*

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? The mad frech posse and martijn halekor
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DiaboloWebb on November 26, 2006, 08:36:56 PM

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 3 high. *arrgh curse you wind*


Dont you mean 2 high? you cant even do three yet lol, i'm beating you on that front  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: stryju on November 26, 2006, 08:40:24 PM
Name: Tomasz Stryjewski
Location: Malbork, Poland
Age: 21
Website: www.fld.pl

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? since early summer 2006 (that's 0,5 year now)
2. What or who got you started? convention in Torun 2006 (su)
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? the 'magic' around it :-)
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? depends... 0-5h / day
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? if someone sees me... :P
6. Do you juggle other props? no, but i did spit fire - ex-member (technician) of Mamadoo (www.mamadoo.pl):D
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Circus, Henry's Fiber, Henry's Yellow
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1d :D
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? inf suicide
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? big body moves combo
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? all body moves and all suicide variations
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? su, martjin, vux, that kid who did bodymoves on some films :D + all better than me <most of you?>
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Melanie on December 01, 2006, 02:23:49 AM
Hello everyone! I'm really surprised to find such an active diabolo forum! Okay, here's my list:

Name: Melanie
Location: Virginia
Age: 19
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? It's been about a year and a half since I started I think, but for quite a while I never practiced. I recently got back in it.

2. What or who got you started?
I bought the cirque du soleil diabolo after seeing Varekai with my mom. I was shocked to learn that average people like me could actually do tricks with a diabolo!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I'm actually able to do it! It's like my hidden talent (not that I'm even remotely good). Not a lot of people have actually seen or tried the diabolo, so it's fun to teach other people and entertain them with my simple tricks.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 1 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
At a LARP, I do, but not professionally.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Unfortunately I haven't tried enough of the varying kinds to say. I have two sets of handsticks though , painted wooden ones and some nicer wooden ones I bought from a juggling site, but I switch between the two often. I don't have a preference. The sticks I bought from the store are troublesome in that I have a harder time doing suicides though...

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Just one for me, for now.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Hmmm...I'd like to say it's whatever new trick I just recently pulled off. What a rush!
For a real answer...I suppose I like the climb the string trick. UBER simple, yet it's the one that makes people go "Ooooh! Aaaaah!" I also like the Chinese suicide and cat's cradle tricks.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Too many to count.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I can't for the life of me correct a diabolo's direction, so I end up having to move. If I ever go up on stage, my act will likely end with me having turned a complete 180 from the audience.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I guess I have to say that my main inspiration has been the Chinese girls from Cirque du Soleil. Any diabolo video so far I've seen has amazed and inspired me though.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Athos on December 06, 2006, 03:42:13 PM
I'm really dissaponted in the fact that there aren't any place in N.S. to Purchase diabolos. :'(

Name: Matt
Location:Near Windsor Nova Scotia
Age:18
Website:N/A

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3 years
2. What or who got you started?
Saw someone at the Buskers in Halifax.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The fact that the Diabolo isn't attached to the string and that amazes people.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
No clue.
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not really.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I don't have favorites yet
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Can only manage 1 for the time being.
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
No favorites yet
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Not sure.......
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 Diabolos.......
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
N/A
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Gollum on December 07, 2006, 03:24:58 PM
Name: Craig
Location: Chelmsford, England
Age:24
Website: not yet but I am creating one at present

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

About 6 months so far and have loved every minute of it  ;D

2. What or who got you started?

My mate Nobby at the download music festival started teaching me and I got hooked!!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

I like the fact that when I am using my Diabolo nothing else seams to matter.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Normally about 2 but more if I have the time

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

I have once at a small charity event with a couple of mates, which was awesome (really want to do it more)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

I can juggle ball and rings I also enjoy poi

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Well I am still on my first set which is a Finesse G2 with the evo 1 kit with Carbon sticks and Yellow String

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I am still only using 1 at the mo but want to start learning 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Probably the finger grind as it is the most resent trick I have learned

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Umm that’s a hard one but it would have to be an Elevator from the base to the top of a 30 foot climbing wall not hard but impressive none the less


11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Infinite Suicides


12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]

my mate Nobby and the guys on Diabology
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Hulsey on December 09, 2006, 07:27:56 PM
Name: David
Location: Chester
Age: 13
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Since Febuary 2005.

2. What or who got you started?

Leo (Guppygould) at school.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

It's something to do and it looks impressive when people come round.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

1 Hour ^

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

I have done once at a convention.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Yes 3 & 4 balls, 3 & 4 rings, 3 clubs.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Henry's Circus, Henry's Aluminiums and Henry's Yellow String.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Two diabolo double sprinkler suicide exit.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Not sure probably one of Macky's.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

4 ball shower!

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Macky and the Mad French Posse.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rîkû on December 14, 2006, 12:23:48 PM
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
antonin and riku.

Do you mean me?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tommi on December 15, 2006, 04:23:29 PM
..your about 9 and you do 3 diabolos.
Not true what I know :D But still Riku does crazy things with diabolos.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rîkû on December 15, 2006, 05:35:14 PM
yeah, I saw you on the collaboration video and you look like your about 9 and you do 3 diabolos.

Nonono, that´s Niels! I´m the 2d genocideguy  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cpai on December 16, 2006, 05:06:11 AM
Name: Charlie
Location: Foster City,CA
Age:13

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
4 months

2. What or who got you started?
A summer camp... there was a class(?) on the chinese yoyo/diabolo.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It is fun and good to use an extra hour for.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1 to 2 hours.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No. I don't think I want to either...stage fright

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I don't exactly care about them just as long as they work and the string doesn't roll up everytime.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 because that is the only one I can do.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
The Whip Catch and the Firecracker Suicide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
3 diabolos on one string.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Japanese Whips and 2 diabolo

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
I don't have any.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Christopher on December 16, 2006, 08:33:36 AM
Nonono, that´s Niels! I´m the 2d genocideguy  ;)

you did the 360 fan too, right?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rîkû on December 16, 2006, 09:13:10 AM
you did the 360 fan too, right?

That was 720 fan!  ::)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Christopher on December 16, 2006, 09:30:32 AM
oh ya, so it will be 360 fans.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: the-circus-gremlin on December 16, 2006, 10:05:36 AM
Yes you uneducated fool. Riku was the one who did the 3 diabolo arm stool on the collaboration video, and he is one of the youngest people who can do three diabolo's i think ??? A lot of people think that he will be the future representative of the best diaboloing in the world :o
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Christopher on December 16, 2006, 11:19:49 AM
Yes you uneducated fool. Riku was the one who did the 3 diabolo arm stool on the collaboration video, and he is one of the youngest people who can do three diabolo's i think ??? A lot of people think that he will be the future representative of the best diaboloing in the world :o

Ofek Shilton is quite young too, he's only 10 and can do both 3 high and low.  Niels from Belgium was the one that did the 3d armstall, not riku.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: William on December 16, 2006, 11:46:02 AM
Lol! Whos the uneducated fool now?

Somebody got told..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: martijn on December 16, 2006, 02:26:50 PM
Cut the crap guys. Back ontopic.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thornraker on December 18, 2006, 08:16:03 PM
Name: Alex
Location: Dorset, England
Age: 16
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

only 1.5 months

2. What or who got you started?

I watched a street preformer.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

It is different, unlike other sports.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Not many maybe 1-2 hours a day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

No as I have only just started.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

I can do some basic staff/fire staff

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Mr Babache jumbo harlequin, with carbon fibre sticks. And I am yet to discover my favourite string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I can only do one :(

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

As I said I am not that good, (hence me using this site) but my best/favourite trick would be fire or ice cracker.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

Vertax infinite suicide.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

Most tricks are annoying, and I want to learn how to vertax.

12. What other diabolists have inspired you?
 
The mad French posse.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: the-circus-gremlin on December 20, 2006, 11:55:28 AM
I hate being told, i am a petulent little bugger who cannot be beaten, EVER. :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Steve-O on December 22, 2006, 01:49:07 AM
Name: Steve-O
Location: Colorado,US
Age: 16
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

about 4 years but i only got into it a lot like 5 months ago

2. What or who got you started?

My big bro

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

its a very unique hobby

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

Not many maybe 1-1.5 hours a day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

yes at schools talent shows and that sort of thing

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes,

yes balls and i just started doing clubs



7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Henry's Circus, Henry's alu, and no string yet

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

1 right now but 2 is fun, im sure that it will be more fun when i can do it better

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

genocide, but i only got it for real once but the one i can get regularly is fire and ice cracker

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

five high

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

genocide and tommicide and two diabolo

12. What other diabolists have inspired you?
 
the guy in the collaboration video who does a vertax onto the clothes line
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Steve-O on December 22, 2006, 02:03:01 AM
Name:Ray
Location:Colorado,US
Age:14
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
a year off/on

2. What or who got you started?
my older brother

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
its something you do that not everyone else can say the same

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
mabe 1 hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no, but next year im gonna be in a talent show

6. Do you juggle other props? If so:  i can do balls,bounce juggling and sorta do rings

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?i tried the finesse
and liked it im also liking henrys white fiber sticks
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?i prefer 1 but im working on 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?probably firecracker,but i also like whipping a lot

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
vertax infinate suicide

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? im starting to try infinate suicide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]Matt from wizards chest
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mr diabolo on December 22, 2006, 01:38:13 PM
Name:Niclas
Location:Finland
Age:12
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
almost 2 years ;D
2. What or who got you started?
motsky the clown learn me the basic diabolotricks
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the feling
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
maybe 2-4
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
few times
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yes balls,rings and flowersticks
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys circusdiabolo is best!
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
 2
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
sprinkler
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
3d sprinkler
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
genocide
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
 Tony Frebourg,Ryo Yabe,Baptiste,Vux,Sean,Atte,And more
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Beni on December 26, 2006, 07:18:46 PM
This is not my first post on this forum, I just never got round to doing this until now...

Name: Beni
Location: England
Age: 106 (funny...)
Website: www.google.com (http://www.google.com) (OK that's just pushing it!)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? Less than one.

2. What or who got you started? A friend taught me what he called "the flip" (trapeze) at a club which had a diabolo for some reason. Also, an entertainer who did a show and then let people try. I asked him about harder tricks like around the arm and he just dissmissed me >:(. Later, I got a diabolo, and now I am much better than him. Ha!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Learning a skill, the 'feeling', the look on people's faces and teaching other people.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? One or less.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Um yes... once. I will perform more when I get better, hopefully.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Balls, learning clubs, learning cigar boxes, and manipulation stuff like poi and yoyo.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Finesse g2, White Henry's fibreglass long sticks, but I haven't tried any others apart from wood, Henry's yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I love the feeling of two but it can be annoying with correcting and all that, so probably one.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Eiffel tower or various combos ending with suicides.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Sadly, I've never seen anyone do even a 2d shuffle with my own eyes, but in terms of videos it would have to be Ryo Yabe's whip duicide into 3d, or maybe something from "of baguettes and diabolos".

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Integral suicides (including one of my own), and as soon as I can get into a better space, a 2d genocide variation I'm working on.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Ryo Yabe, MFP, Sean, Norbi, Nick, other diaboloists in videos whos names I can't remember...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jamie C on December 26, 2006, 11:15:48 PM
Name: Jamie Cameron
Location:Ellesmere Port
Age:15
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2 years

2. What or who got you started?
my friend leo gould

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
i like the way ive found something that i know if i keep on practicing i will get better also i think it is so cool

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about an hour a day i would do more but GCSE's and all

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
ive been in a few talent shows nothing too competitive
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
balls,clubs,rings
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
my favourite diabolo is a henrys circus and my favourite sticks are henrys allys

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 diabolos is the best

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
my favourite diabolo trick i can do is a sprinkler into a fan and back to a normal shuffle

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
a genocide in excaliber or vertex which i think norby called it

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
im working on s fans ive been watching seans entry and exit videos and there very helpful

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
the whole of the mad french posse the diaboloists that came to the ellesmere port juggling convention
 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: smoothmove. on December 26, 2006, 11:28:16 PM
Name: Alex K.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Age: -
Website: None

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
This is my first year, got my first diabolo in September.

2. What or who got you started?
My Friend had a diabolo from his camp.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The feel you get when you learn a new trick, and the feel of the diabolo landing on the string after a high throw.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1.5-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes, only in front of my family and cousins though.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes, Devil Sticks and balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Diabolo: Tie between Circus and Finesse
Sticks: Mr.Babache Xtreme
String: Yellow Henry's.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can only do 1, so 1.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Whipcatch duicuide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
4 Diabolo Siteswaps (Ryo Yabe)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Vertax/Excalibur
Genocide
Infinite Suicuide
Finger Grind

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Ryo Yabe
Eric (MFP)
Antonin (MFP)
Matt Hall
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Diabolocrazy123 on December 30, 2006, 02:56:32 AM
Name: Kathryn
Location: Pennsylvania,US
Age: 14
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

about 3 months

2. What or who got you started?

My big brother

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

I enjoy it since it is something not everyone does.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

about 30 - 60 minutes per day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Not yet but I hope to.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes,

I also juggle with balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Henry's Circus, wooden sticks, and Henry's yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I have only tried 1 so far.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Known on diabolotricks.com as the ferris wheel.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

infinite suicide

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

The firecracker

12. What other diabolists have inspired you?
 
I have never seen any professional diaboloists perform.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: scottp45 on December 31, 2006, 05:27:24 PM
not my first post either, just never got around 2 doing it...

Name: Scott Pidzarko

Location: Vanouver, Canada

Age:12

website: n/a

1)How many years hav u diaboloed for?: about 3 months

2)Who/ what got u started?: our school that we go to does a performing arts/circus program

3)What do u enjoy about jugglin/ diabolo in general?: being able to do thing others cannot

4) How many hours on  averege do u diabolo for?: usually 1 hour

5) do you perform with yout diabolo?: in talent shows yes

6)do u juggle other props?: yes, balls, rings, a devil stix.

7)what is your favorite diabolo/ eqiupment?: MB finnesses, wood stix( cause the dont break), no string preferred

8) do you like doing 1,2,3 diabolos?: Can only do 1 so far so i cant answer that question.

9)Whats your favorite trick you can do? I have no idia

10) whats the most amazing trick youve ever seen?: Probably.....Excalibur genos

11)Which trick is driving u nuts? Infinite suicide and excalibur

12) which diaboloist inspired u?: havent seen any pros yet.

finally done, that was a long post

scott
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Matt D on January 02, 2007, 12:03:43 AM
Name: Matt
Location: Colorado, US
Age: 15
Website: n/a

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

About a year and a half ago, but I wasn't serious untill about 2 months ago.

2. What or who got you started?

Steve's older brother, but Steve taught me because his brothere wouldn't.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

I like the challenge and the ability to wow people, even though i'm not good.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?

1.5-2.5 hours a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

not really, just the student talent show and busking at the basketball games (to gain money for the school juggling club).

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?

Yes, I do balls, rings, and clubs

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Henry's Circus, Henry's aluminum sticks, and henry's yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?

I can do 1 best, but learning 2 is what most of my time has been on right now.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?

Genocide to string climb.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

4 diabolo pirouette.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?

2 Diabolo! I can do it when there is some1 to throw me in.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The Mad French Posse
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Stephanie :) on January 02, 2007, 02:34:47 PM
Name:Stephanie
Location:Atlanta
Age:15

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 9 years

2. What or who got you started? Saw it in Cirque Du Soleil

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? It's a great crowd pleaser and the sky is the limit. It's unique.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 6-7

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Mostly at parties on weekends. But I'm in general training at Cirque right now so soon it'll be 8-10 shows per week.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Strictly diabolo. But I do other acts, just not juggling.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Yo-ho superspins and Nesbitt fire diabolos, wooden sticks, and I;d have to find out on the string one.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? I'd love two...if I was any good at it.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Um...fire? Not really a trick but it's cute when it's pink or green.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Anything past four is jaw-dropping but some folks could easily school me with just one.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Getting two diabolos balanced...ugh.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Those cute little girls from Taiwan who've done it for 8 hours a day since they were three.

So hey people how's it going!!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Alex! on January 04, 2007, 10:10:24 PM
Name: Alex
Location: England
Age: 15

1.How many years have you diaboloed for?
Just under a year.

2.What or who got you started?
Random encounters with diabolos throughout my early life.

3.What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It is something that brings enjoyment to me and anyone watching.

4.How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
It depends on my mood but on average about 3-5 hours.

5.Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet.

6.Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks..?
Balls badly,rings badly and clubs realy badly

7.What are you favourite diabolos, sticks and string?
Finesse G2 or flys, Henrys green or yellow string and Short carbon fibre handsticks

8.Do you like working with 1, 2 or 3 diabolos best?
2, although I know more 1d tricks

9.What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
At the moment, Vortexs and fans, can't get enough of them

10.What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen?
I have a bad memory, maybe Nev's 2d vertax fans, also alot of pranays 1d stuff

11.What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Just general 2d stuff and experimenting with 1d

12.What other diabolists have inspired you?
Antonin (MFP), Eric (MFP), recently pranay and of course the rest of the WBGS Diabolo Crew
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: _Matz_ on January 05, 2007, 02:51:41 PM
Name: Mateusz
Location: Kurikka, Finland
Age: 13
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? - About one year, but with pauses

2. What or who got you started? I'm not shure, i saw diabolo at scoutcamp, and loved it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? emotion, when are you shuffling 2d or making some tricks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? about 1h-4h

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? tried some balls.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? favourite diabolos are harlequins and finesses.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 and 2d

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? i like all kind of sprinklers

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?im not shure, maby 3d sprinkler?

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?  im working on normal fan

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url] Jibe, tony and priam. from mfp
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ahlishufi on January 05, 2007, 05:29:20 PM
Name: Muhammad Shufi
Location: Singapore
Age: 22
Website: under construction presently

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
0

2. What or who got you started?
interest through magic

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It's like yoyo! haha. I want to add value to my magic shows actually, and thus I thot picking up juggling is a great way. Diabolo did not look too scary for a start, and that's why.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1hr at this present moment

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet, hoping to do so in two months time maybe.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
No, I juggling my studies though.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I presently own Henry's beach. Not sure how good it really is.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 is tough at the present moment, really.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I am still working on over the legs.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
None actually.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I am a beginner. Still working on around the legs.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Will Roya!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Helfan on January 06, 2007, 12:35:00 PM
Name:           Valentin Mansion
Location:        France (41)
Age:              16
Website:        none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about six months

2. What or who got you started?
a friend of mine has inspired me

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it's beautiful to watch ! and moreover you feel so happy when you succeed a hard trick  :)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
between one and two hours a day, every day.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I've performed once ! It was at the boarder's party, in my highschool. (I'm a boarder)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Just a bit of devilstick.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's circus diabolo (it's the only good one I have), wooden sticks (I'm trying to make new ones out of elder tree wood), and basic diabolo string in nylon.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can only work with one.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I'd say the tomicide or the genocide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Combos with suicides, genocides...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I'm succeeding tomicide since a day or two, now i'd like to learn infinite suicides.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
the friend that tought me the basics, and unknow diabolists on internet videos.


PS : I've already looked over this site a little, it looks very complete. I've registered to be able to use the search function.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: diabolo boy 101 on January 08, 2007, 04:33:46 AM
Name:Nick Pidzarko
Location:B.C. ,Canada
Age:10
Website:(none)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 1 month

2. What or who got you started? my brother brought a diabolo home from school 1 day

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? ummmm probably orbits and ping pong (neck trampoline)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? no but my brother has

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? yes devil sticks and i trying to juggle balls
note: I'm really bad

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
diabolo: HB Lava TEC
sticks: i like like carbon (the look of FIRE sticks too)
string: HB white string (haven't tried any other string)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 and only 1 (cant do 2 if i diaboloed for years)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? traipse

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? 3d fan

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? orbits :-[

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? my brother and Sean_ (with accent)

nick
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: KoBalt on January 10, 2007, 11:16:02 AM
Name: Paul
Location: Sydney - Australia....
Age: 30

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 1ish. I started years ago - then put it down, and only just picked it up again last year

2. What or who got you started? I was in a juggling shop picking up some clubs and saw it, thought it looked pretty cool and bought it! I learnt a few basics then packed it away.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I love the smoothness and fluidity of diabolo.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? lol! Not enough!!! Would love to spend more, but sadly not enough time.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? nope

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Balls, Clubs...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Finesse, xtreme aluminium sticks - string, still searching for a good one.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 and just getting into tricks with 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Starting on Vertax stuff - am trying to learn vertax genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? anything Vertax

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Vertax.... (anyone notice the pattern???)


I really haven't seen too many diaboloists in Sydney. Checked out a juggling club in Newtown and there was one other guy who could do a little 2 diabolo stuff but that was it. Would love to meet some more if anyones around??
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: David - SAS1 on January 10, 2007, 02:00:09 PM
Name: David
Location: London UK
Age: 15

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 3-4 months

2. What or who got you started?  Used to help to teach kids to juggle and the other teacher did it and i picked it up of her and some kids at school

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?  Looks cool and the personal triumph of getting it right

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? no

6. Do you juggle other props? Clubs, balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Finesse, henry alu sticks, henry's green string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1, but trying to learn 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? Tomicide to minigen

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Vertax Genocide combo's

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Excalibur and big sun Combo's
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: William on January 10, 2007, 11:44:10 PM

I really haven't seen too many diaboloists in Sydney. Checked out a juggling club in Newtown and there was one other guy who could do a little 2 diabolo stuff but that was it. Would love to meet some more if anyones around??


Welcome Paul! You're the.. eighth(?) Aussie on the forum :) If you want to meet some diaboloists come to Tasmanian Circus Fest (http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=2148.0) ;) I think about Three people (I wish more :() from this forum are going. Squiggle, Jesta (Apparently, Sorry if I got your name wrong..) and I are going.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: KoBalt on January 11, 2007, 12:45:13 PM



Welcome Paul! You're the.. eighth(?) Aussie on the forum :) If you want to meet some diaboloists come to Tasmanian Circus Fest (http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=2148.0) ;) I think about Three people (I wish more :() from this forum are going. Squiggle, Jesta (Apparently, Sorry if I got your name wrong..) and I are going.




Bummer - only 8?? You'd think that with Yoho about there'd be a few more than that! I wish I hadda known about the Circus Fest earlier - would've absolutely loved to go down. Unfortunately I'm tied up that weekend. Definitely next time though!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: William on January 12, 2007, 03:57:21 AM
Yeah many have mentioned that there are a shortage of Aussies. YoHo should do TV commercials and have them in more toy stores ;) Yeah The fest is bi-annual though. So there won't be another until 2009!  :(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mookster on January 16, 2007, 09:58:21 PM
Name:Matt Nick AKA 'Mooks'
Location:Watford
Age:16
Website:None

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? About 1 with a decent diabolo

2. What or who got you started? Mates at school

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Self satisfaction

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? About 1 or under

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? once for a school essabaly

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: Poi, if that counts.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Orange and yellow finesse,long carbons,henry's string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1, trying to learn 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? erm... backside armorbits and funny arm combos.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? i like 3D mini coloums they just loook soo cool, not the most impressive though.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? Huge sun combos and mini gens

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url] The rest of  the WBGS diabolo crew--- BIG UP!! lol
 
 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: king1107 on January 18, 2007, 05:40:17 PM
Name:KING
Location:MALAYSIA
Age:23 (IN 2007)
Website:www.diaboloking.spaces.live.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
    9 years ,  4 years is student , and 5 years is diabolo coach until now.

2. What or who got you started?
    with my teacher

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
    feel very funny and specially :o when the first time i saw some people play diabolo

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
    4-5hours when i am student , this few years is less in 1 hour  :P

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
   1 month 2-3 times average , and always arrange my student to perform

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
   no, i just know play diabolo

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
   i just use the taiwan's gong qun diabolo , wood stick and nylon string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
   all also like , but 3 diabolos is hardworking now

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
   chinese is call "kong rao",dunno how to say in english

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
    last years have saw ANTONI do 5 diabolos's photo  :o

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
     3 diabolos

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
     my respect's teacher, FONG YA PING, but he is pass away few years
      
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Beni on January 18, 2007, 06:46:43 PM
The photo of Eric doing 5 is a fake...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: king1107 on January 18, 2007, 06:50:44 PM

The photo of Eric doing 5 is a fake...


how to you know ???

i have suspicion this before... >:(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: William on January 18, 2007, 10:25:57 PM
It wasn't Eric, Benni. It was Antoinin
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Matt? on January 18, 2007, 10:28:18 PM
Havnt done this yet, so i thought i would:)


Name: Matt
Location: London
Age: 16
Website: www.myspace.com/by_demons_driven

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? um, 4/5 months

2. What or who got you started? Jackson (guy at my school, awesome diabolist)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? The sence of community

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1/2/3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? have done mini performances

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? balls, getting rings.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? MB finnesse G2 (YELLOW), Henrys carbons short, henrys yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 is fun for putting together combos, and in some cases can look so much more magical than 2 or 3, but im currently working on getting 2d solid.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? probably a trick i cant be bothered to explain, as i dont think it has a name. but other than that, genocides, mini gens, i like working with suicides.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? on a vid, 2d vertax start was impressive, live, this really wierd body combo that lookd absolutly mind bending.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 2d stuff, fans are getting on my nerves

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? WBGS diabolo crew (apart from the small blonde kid) and Antonin.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Alex! on January 18, 2007, 11:10:31 PM
Lol, the Blonde kid doesn't count in the crew, unless you mean me... :D Since when have you been 16 (15 :P)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Beni on January 19, 2007, 04:08:34 PM

It wasn't Eric, Benni. It was Antoinin


I meant Antonin...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Koks on January 21, 2007, 07:32:01 PM
Name: Marcin
Location: Srebrna Góra \ Poland
Age: almost 18
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About a half
2. What or who got you started?
People from Slot Art Festival
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I don't know :) Maybe this feeling after doing a hard trick
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
min. 1 hour, sometimes 5 :)
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only for friends
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
3 balls, now i'm learning 4
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Finesse G2, Henry's Alu sticks, orange string
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I haven't tried it yet
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I don't have any favourite trick
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Excalibur Genocide
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Excalibur, still trying to make it perfectly vertical
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I was shocked after watching Sharpes video  :o
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: el_grimley on February 02, 2007, 06:03:08 PM
After 6 months without an interweb connection I'm back. Woo hoo!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nev on February 02, 2007, 11:56:13 PM
welcome back
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryderus on February 03, 2007, 01:04:14 AM
Name: Pancho "Ryderus" (Latin Power!)
Location: Quito \ Ecuador (Born in Chile)
Age: 15
Date of Birth: 12/08/1991
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Almost 1 year
2. What or who got you started?
Some juggler friends in school
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I feel the Diabolo as an art, and i love to share it with other people. Its always cool to learn new tricks..
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2-7
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Minimum performances; for kids, my friends, etc
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope, Diabolo rules
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys Circus, Carbonfiber Short (black), white string
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2d is what i like the most right now; and starting to learn 3d. Love to work with only one too..
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I dunno, i have some combos that I enjoy doing
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
hmmmm no answer... I've seen so much Diabolo crazyness!
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Stupid FANS!! lol
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Antonin and Eric, JiBe, Baptiste, Marijn H!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nooobish on February 05, 2007, 03:53:52 AM
Name:Blair Collins
Location:New Zealand
Age:30
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Years??? i just got my diabolo last week :)

2. What or who got you started?
I remember seeing diabolo on television years ago and bought one when i saw it so now i have to learn


3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Mainly that it is a dexterity thing, not so much a strength/fitness thing. And the fact that when you learn a new trick you know it was all you and that feels great!

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
As many as i can fit in, am so bad at it at the moment i spend a lot of time just trying to get starts/add spin working
5. Do you