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General / Re: what do you view diaboloing as?
« on: January 24, 2007, 12:35:07 AM »

what do you view diaboloing as?

a sport?

a hobby?

a thing to do when your bored?

an art?

Can't it be a cross-over of many?

Sportspesons passionate about their sport may call it an art,
Hobbyists enthusiastic and competative about what they do may call it a sport,
and art is a hobby =)

I know the one thing it isn't, dispite what authorities in town centres seem to think. For that reason I'm saving my cash for a T-shirt with a different logo...
"Diaboloing is not a crime"


Community & Events / EJC 2006
« on: July 20, 2006, 07:39:55 PM »
Quote from: sparx
Quote from: tommi
Quote from: norbi
Including 20 catches (ish) of 4 low!

What? Sounds unreal, who was that?

...and has anyone filmed it??

I may have a pic somewhere. It was well-good. 3 low from a wrap start, then his mate tossed in the 4th.

1.5 hours of shows ever night for a week... pure awesome. Irish night was a little weak, but it hardly detracts from the mind-blowing performances of Ryo and the Shiltons. Ofek's 3 high is awesome :o  :!:

Games were great too. An epic Gladitors match with 5 heats, club balancing with added guiness, unicycle slow race, and more. Diabolo games (oh wait, *game) was pants as always. Wasn't even an infin-sui endurance =(

Overall a superb 8 days. Bring on Greece! Uber thanks to the EJC comitee for sorting it all.

Richard (Sorry Tim, forgot you were registered too :P)

I'm New / am i good at diabolo?
« on: July 07, 2006, 01:34:21 AM »
Quote from: live_to_burn_stuff
ive only got one and i dont have a clue how to do two  :oops:
also these are school days not whole days, i do unfortunatly have to go to school

...going to school stops you diaboloing why, exactly? =)

By the time I left 6th form I'd sold 5 diabolos, and started a craze so large that a Diabolo section became part of anual talent show.

Seriously, bring it in to use in your breaks or whatever :)

Community & Events / EJC 2006
« on: July 07, 2006, 01:30:03 AM »
1. Dave (dave from the grave)
2. Tijn
3. Arjan
4. Ceri-Anne
5. Norbi
6. Dave Barnes (Barnesy)
7. Ming
8. Rezi
9. Nick
10. Susannah (RattaY)
11. JC
12. John (jgherkin [auch how could I forget you!])
13. seán
14. Richard (BlueNovember)
15. ...

Only 14? 941 registered users, and only 14 going to arguably the biggest juggling convention of the year? =(
Probably too busy packing to find the thread XD

Should be a good laugh. Keen to meet some more enthusiasts =)
I'm ariving on the Saturday. Got to grab the best pitch, obviously.  8)

General / Re: Craziest place you have diaboloed
« on: February 22, 2006, 04:33:39 PM »
I can't top Donald's impressive list, but I can add to the variety.

(Before I saw them doing it on diabology, I might add)

(Image is some years old, presumeably when pink was fashionable skiisuit colour).

I'm sure there must be more extravagant ones out there. On a boat? Plane? In space?

Community & Events / Birmingham Students JC Sat 18th Feb
« on: February 21, 2006, 06:01:51 PM »
Heh ok ok, it was pretty awful. So much for tact. =)

I spent most of the time doing 4 club practise (much to the annoyance of everyone around me XD) so didn't really learn much diab stuff. The ball workshop was good though; soon Rubenstein's will be down. =)

The show was a real let-down, but only because of the drunkard clown guy. Routines were pretty decent, if not amazing. I want the vid to see how tempei does his first (failed) 2d start.

Bring on EJC. =)

Community & Events / Birmingham Students JC Sat 18th Feb
« on: February 20, 2006, 01:48:12 AM »
Twas a pretty good convention.
Any news on the videos of the shows that were recorded? =)

General / Lefty's!!!
« on: December 13, 2005, 02:13:52 PM »
Quote from: fadge
is anyone else left handed , like myself, but can diabolo and juggle as a right handed person would? i am curious about it

Asside from the start, juggling balls is pretty identical between lefties and righties.
I did meet someone who juggled 3 balls in the inverse cascade and had no idea how to do the "normal" cascade. He was right-handed though.

Personally I can achieve a reasonable speed with right-handed diabolo, but my highly personal speed-up technique I can't copy with my right-hand.

Videos / Leeds 05 show
« on: December 13, 2005, 02:08:30 PM »
Quote from: Rîkû
Omg, Tempei did a DOUBLE excalibur genocide... Wow!

It was made even more cool by the fact that the music stopped just before he did it, and you could clearly hear the string rushing through the air. Quite dramatic.

I still think Vux's 2d excal was better though =)

Gear / Re: Your diabolos colors. Why did you choose them?
« on: December 07, 2005, 03:30:11 PM »
Quote from: Matt_
you know, its nice to have matching diabolo colors because it's pro, but i find it a lot easier to do 2D with differnet colors...

Seconded. You know which to correct. =) Even with my matched cups I always make sure they have the yellow cup on different sides os I can tell them apart. Looks really pretty too.

Ty vm Martijn for the advice. They seem to be fine at the moment. Will post if I change them back.

General / Lefty's!!!
« on: December 07, 2005, 03:27:01 PM »
Quote from: Scooby
Cheers.   i must try that.            me and my partner mostly start with self pass anyway..

i dont really find my lefthandedness a problem...

You sir, are lucky.  :evil:
Writing in notebooks, 3 ring binders, paper pads (with the sticky edges)
Right-handed "chair and desk" combos
People in the medical profession taking blood samples from your LEFT hand meaning you can't write for days.

(Yeah, I'm left-handed)

As for diabolo, it does not pose much of a problem. I still can't work out how to get a genocide to finish in a *left-handed* infinite sui though; if I release left, it ends up right. If I release right, it still ends up right. Buh?

3 person passing is actually enhanced if one (or two) people are left handed. You can stand in the centre of a crowd and still face all the audience. Looks much nicer imho.

With club passing I just start in my right hand. It's really not that difficult :\ If you're passing 6 you should be at the stage where you can do many types of start from either hand.


Gear / Re: Your diabolos colors. Why did you choose them?
« on: December 02, 2005, 09:12:27 PM »
Quote from: Martijn
Quote from: BlueNovember
For a 2d shuffle I plan to swap the cups on the Y/O to get l33t Orannellow

Be my guest, but if your diabolos become instable, I suggest you swap them back.

Does it really make that much of a difference? =o
Meh, I suppose if they're accurate enough to require the two dimples to be aligned then that would make sense.

Thanks for the warning mate.

Gear / Re: Your diabolos colors. Why did you choose them?
« on: December 02, 2005, 06:23:00 PM »
I have a Yellow, Orange, and a Glow G2.

Together they look like this:

For 1d work I use the Glow, as it looks white and modern (white is the new black? Death to iPods for over-exploiting this).

For a 2d shuffle I plan to swap the cups on the Y/O to get l33t Orannellow:


I probably would have gone with Glow/Red/Blue for British colours, but
a) They had no Blue in stock when I ordered
b) I'm not really British
c) They're also the american and French colours, so a little pointless trying to show patriotism. Heh.

Orange does look really good. I think the yellow is a little too dull though.

Gear / How do you carry your diabolos around?
« on: December 02, 2005, 06:11:55 PM »
Anyone know where to get the "Diabolo sling" mentioned earlier? Looks pretty good.

Videos / Riku´s First Video
« on: November 28, 2005, 11:43:47 PM »
Quote from: fredo
Could you please post a direct link to the vid?
Really looking forward to watching it!!!

View-source ;)

Community & Events / Leeds Juggling Festival
« on: November 21, 2005, 02:12:37 AM »
The whole day out was simply amazing. Really glad to actually meet people in person. Ty for all the tips Sean. =)
The games were fun. Lots of variations on good old 3c gladiator. (Really should learn chops...) Yay for coming 3rd in three-ball endurance. Finally an excuse to kick over some kids.  :oops:
The show was awe-inspiring; each and every act had an element of originality or style. Lots of ideas acquired. everyone seemed to have a neat 2d start of their own. I'll have to invent one.
Was especially impressed by Zyllan- and Tempei's performances. Very well orchestrated. (Despite the sound-tech's confusion :lol:)

Bring on EJC 2006! :D (Ireland, wahey!)

Community & Events / Leeds Juggling Festival
« on: November 18, 2005, 11:13:38 AM »
Quote from:  norbi
...and a special ring

o0. The mind boggles.

Quote from: mofosyko
Quote from: BlueNovember

Hey richard
I am also coming up from Warwick. Theres 15 of us in total.

Hey  8)
Who are you? =D

Lots of good sounding tutorials. Seems like it's going to be hard to fit it all in.

Community & Events / Leeds Juggling Festival
« on: November 09, 2005, 11:19:22 PM »
I'll be there. :)
There's a big group of us coming up from Warwick. Can't wait. 8) Hopefully my next finesse comes through in time so I can at least practice 2d/3d before the workshops.

*9 days 50 minutes* :P

Tricks / Is there a record for High Toss? (29.55m)
« on: May 09, 2005, 09:47:54 PM »
The ideal string legth would be taut when your arms are almost fully oustretched.

You can no longer accelerate the diabolo once the string is taut unless you are moving the string vertically upwards; ie jumping. Therefore the longer the diabolo is moving upwards under a non-fully taut string the better.

(For the interested, this is from Impulse = Change in momentum/Time. :P It's the same principle that car seatbelts work by; Increasing the time taken for your momentum to be reduced to near 0 will decrease the impulse on your body.)

A lighter diabolo, longer strings, longer arms, and taller person would acheive the best results. If you're on the top of Everest you'd also have the advantage of weaker gravity (marginally) and thinner atmosphere, but that's pushing it a bit.

General / lefties?
« on: May 01, 2005, 08:51:19 AM »
I'm also left-handed, although I can Diabolo "switch" style too. It's hardly a disadvantage; it just means you have to open up Animation Shop and mirror all the gif files at :)

Additionally, when doing 3 person passing you can have a more interesting arrangement where one person is facing backwards. (Middle person typically, for the sake of symmetry.)
This has the aded bonus of circular audiences if you perform. People tend not to watch you from the back normaly.

Lefties forever.  8)

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