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Title: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Marko on September 17, 2012, 06:17:20 PM
It's been a while since the last poll so it's time to see what people are actually using these days. Let me know if I missed something really obvious. This list should pretty much include most of the diabolos people use these days... We will run this poll until the end of the year and then close it.

If people are interested we can also run a string poll and stick poll.
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: -Eric- on September 17, 2012, 06:35:53 PM
GO TAIBOLO! A stick poll would be nice, but I think a string poll would be unnecessary because it seems like Henry's has been the preferred one for forever, but you never know...
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: drekedidi on September 17, 2012, 07:12:26 PM
a stick poll and string poll would be nice
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Marko on September 18, 2012, 05:45:05 PM
I'll look into the stick poll thing later on. Also string would be interesting, especially in Finland Henry's string is not among the popular ones... Here there's just one or two serious players who like to use Henry's most have changed into other brands.
Title: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Sam 1060 on September 18, 2012, 06:53:50 PM
I know this might be a stupid thing but have u posted a list and I am missing it or do we just vote for what we like?
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Marko on September 18, 2012, 08:28:05 PM
The voting is right up there on this page... ---^ 

I tried to list there most of the diabolos I know and have played... Just click the radio button next to the diabolo you prefer. 

If you're asking about the sticks please not here. I'll make another poll for sticks.

Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: hOOk3r on September 18, 2012, 08:59:32 PM
what is it a epic diabolo?
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: spryoyabe on September 18, 2012, 10:07:53 PM
Epic diabolos...


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Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Marko on September 18, 2012, 10:11:00 PM
Epic is actually Malaysian manufacturer. I couldn't remember what they call the model other than Epic diabolos. They are actually really good, I've been writing on a review of those and will put it up in a week or so. Definitely worth of trying out if you manage to get your hands on a pair.
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: hOOk3r on September 18, 2012, 10:54:12 PM
could you write the store or where can i buy it?
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: spryoyabe on September 19, 2012, 12:03:16 AM
You would have to email them to buy. Their email is epicjuggling@gmail.com.
Title: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Sam 1060 on September 19, 2012, 12:18:47 AM
Sorry I mused be missing it am using my phone with tapatalk and can not see any links I'll have a look on my comp tomoz I also think a stick poll would be helpful
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: spryoyabe on September 19, 2012, 02:47:35 AM
...I couldn't remember what they call the model other than Epic diabolos...

They call it the "A-DREAM"diabolo.
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: martingz on September 19, 2012, 04:15:33 PM

If people are interested we can also run a string poll and stick poll.
its a good idea  :)
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Diabolo88 on September 19, 2012, 04:21:58 PM
Diabigs still get my vote. Searching high and low for a replacement so I'm not dependent on diabs who aren't made anymore forever... :'(
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Marko on September 20, 2012, 06:18:53 AM
Oh Diabigs :) I'm genuinely surprised that you're still using them. Those are not bad at all but I kinda thought they would break faster... From now on you belong officially to old school!
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: mike. on September 22, 2012, 02:30:36 AM
Oh Diabigs :) I'm genuinely surprised that you're still using them. Those are not bad at all but I kinda thought they would break faster... From now on you belong officially to old school!

still looking for a set for me :P
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Diabolo88 on September 23, 2012, 03:36:23 PM
Oh Diabigs :) I'm genuinely surprised that you're still using them. Those are not bad at all but I kinda thought they would break faster... From now on you belong officially to old school!

Oldschool...back in the 00's :-D.

Got 4 of them 100% only for indoor use (outside I use the later horrible Yoho's. Had 4 but one broke) and the rest I won't touch again. They'll be my example should the chance ever appear to make customs.

Don't know if many people know this but there was actually a version of the Yohos that weren't absolutely horrible.

Right in that period when Bandai stopped making them Yoho made ones that didn't always turn. The only "tell" I see is that they have slightly bigger washers than the later versions (that were the same size as the originals and were just awful). I got a set of three in yellow from Naranja back then and they are almost as good as the originals by Bandai. Dunno why Yoho ever changed whatever it was they did with those to the later crap. I miss the feeling of a not entirely beat up white Diabig :'(
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Marko on September 23, 2012, 09:21:18 PM
Haha, early 00's is so old school now.

For some reason Diabigs and Yohos have never been a big thing around here. I suppose nobody imported them properly so people didn't buy them. I've tried a one model but that's pretty much it. The cups were nice. It's all about the slippery cups. Rubber gives too much friction for my taste...

Diabolo88, where do you actually get your diabs in Sweden?
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Diabolo88 on September 23, 2012, 11:40:55 PM
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Haha, early 00's is so old school now.

I feel so damn old :-D.

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For some reason Diabigs and Yohos have never been a big thing around here. I suppose nobody imported them properly so people didn't buy them. I've tried a one model but that's pretty much it. The cups were nice. It's all about the slippery cups. Rubber gives too much friction for my taste...

Yeah the only ones I knew who stocked them back then and could ship here were Naranja (one store declined and referred to them because they only did domestic shipping) alas they didn't even have paypal so had to go via banktransfer and then get big shippingcosts everytime so after trying the initial ones only bought in bulk because of that.

Cups were nice alas don't know if I could even "recognize" a new Diabig now by feel. Use acetone to clean my very beat up practice ones whenever needed and they're all like 3 mm shorter thanks to hitting the floor in vertax. They're somewhere between Circus and Finesse now in terms of feel except heavier. New ones felt so different. Light in turning but still stable and heavy...the perfect diabolo. Then again I'm a bit bigger than the average diabolist physically I think and like the look of heavy diabs in a sync pattern/as a heavier counter to long sticks so they were always n1 for me. Can understand why others especially with wristproblems or async shuffles wouldn't prefer them. Doubt many people would like my usual setup :P.

Yabe plays a massive part in the choice of diab as well. Stylewise (pre changing his 1D in 06 or whenever it was) he is king imho.

About the breakage I got three red that were always used on pavement and there's not even a scratch on them. It's insane. They're superior even to Circus in durability.

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where do you actually get your diabs in Sweden?

I don't get diabs here at all. Got the latest ones from Nev (however a long time since because I've been and still am kind of out of practice as you know), Ebay, Naranja, Henrys website or at conventions and that's it. Only got a deal going with Flerbollar for discount on sticks/string as I probably stand for most of their outgoing supply of yellow henrys and long carbs ;)

Still talking to that Malaysian guy for a small chance of helping to import as a reseller in the future alas lets see how that goes. Don't speak chinese and got the sneaky suspicion he runs everything through a translator so it's not exactly going fast...

Where do you get a hold of yours (as you seem to be in the works of writing reviews for some cool stuff)?
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Marko on September 24, 2012, 07:28:53 AM
Thank you! Loving to hear info about the gear. Hardly anyone says anything about the diabolos anymore. People just ask name and price and that is it.

I have been in Flerbollar couple of times and I'm actually always genuinely surprised of how much things they have. Especially during last visit the wooden Tom Kuhn yo-yo's were totally the thing (from USA, small manufacturer who pretty much makes them by hand).

I'm not sure if I mentioned it last time we talked but I have a small online store for diabolos and yo-yo's that i keep. I have basically one very small storage room at my place that's full of stuff. It's basically guerrilla warfare business. I don't have capacity or money to really compete with the big companies. So I basically import stuff that they don't have or know to where to get. With yo-yo's this is easy since there are lot of different companies and getting contacts is easy if you play yourself. The same goes for diabolos now. The whole shop thing started after carrying around 20 Sundia Fly's to Finland from EJC Karlsruhe. Got them cheap the last day and nobody had bearing diabolos here back then. Basically sold those out in two weeks and contacted Nev to get more.

Naoya was our guest for FDC so he brought out some MyDiabolos and Epics. And just before the event he was able to hook up a sponsor contact for the event. We printed out logos and tried to get Epic out as much as we could during the contest. And I'm sure the logo will pop up in all the videos we edit later as well... After the event we actually got something like 50 Epics to give away for winners of contest etc.  I basically got the MyDiabolo's as a gift from Naoya and Epics as prices from the contests (sport contest and diabolo mod contest).  :-D

Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Marko on October 11, 2012, 02:38:45 PM
Bumping this u. Remember to vote. This way we will get better results. ;)
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Marko on November 25, 2012, 08:59:21 PM
56 votes so far. I bet we can do better than that. Still just little more than month to go...
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Icebox on November 26, 2012, 01:35:54 AM
As it is now, the two taiwanese brands are tied and both way out in front....
Interesting.
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: -Eric- on November 26, 2012, 01:42:43 AM
As it is now, the two taiwanese brands are tied and both way out in front....

For me, it says that Taibolo is the only one leading, which other Taiwanese brand were you referring to?
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: spryoyabe on November 26, 2012, 01:55:04 AM
For me, it says that Taibolo is the only one leading, which other Taiwanese brand were you referring to?

I think he is considering Sundia if you combine the votes for all their products.
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: -Eric- on November 26, 2012, 02:40:43 AM
Oh ok
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: dimensions on November 27, 2012, 05:16:39 PM
How do you make Apollo
Or do you have to be a special user
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Marko on November 27, 2012, 08:39:41 PM
Oh just input other. That will be fine. Moderators will add it to next one if it's popular enough...
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Marko on December 27, 2012, 03:35:39 PM
Hey all! I'm bumping this topic up for the last few days that's left for voting. 64 voted and which is not much I know there are more people here than that.  Please vote!
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: samuli on December 28, 2012, 02:12:31 PM
come on people. Answer the poll, or are you that kind of diabolo players that don't use diabolos? More talk than walk?

Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: BatJacopo on December 28, 2012, 02:27:06 PM
hahaha
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: 5p3ak on December 30, 2012, 08:42:31 AM
For me either Sundia or Taibolo

Voted for Taibolo cuz I've been using them and they didn't let me down :)
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: Mario on December 30, 2012, 11:24:32 AM
The tuning kit TK2 for Circus is missing. It's made by Akrobat (you can buy it here: http://www.akrobat.net/Diabolos/Zubehoer-66/Akrobat-Tuning-Kit-TK2.html (http://www.akrobat.net/Diabolos/Zubehoer-66/Akrobat-Tuning-Kit-TK2.html)) and in my opinion it's one of the best diabolos out there. I'm using them for 3 years now and I still love them.
Alternatively I choose the Giant kit from Henrys. It comes close enough.
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: dudderscircus on December 30, 2012, 07:16:37 PM
I would vote Taibolo V2. I love them and have been using them since I started diabolo. :)
Title: Re: Favorite Diabolo poll for 2012
Post by: TUTME on May 01, 2013, 01:32:53 AM
GO TAIBOLO,EPIC DIABOLO,SUNDIA SUNs
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