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Tricks / Re: I just learnt to... (2008)
« on: June 01, 2008, 10:20:23 PM »
meh, here's me still feeling proud of myself for finally being able to pull of an infinate suicide 7/10 times...

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General / Re: elasticated string
« on: December 12, 2007, 07:47:47 PM »
yeah i think its a pretty cool idea as well. the question is, where do you get elasticated string from though? and what sort is best?

hodges

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Performing / Re: Diabolo Performances
« on: December 02, 2007, 09:08:19 PM »
mmm, i'll suggest that at the dress rehearsal tomorrow.
thanks a lot

hodges

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Performing / Re: Diabolo Performances
« on: December 02, 2007, 08:58:50 PM »
Awesome, sage advice from norbi - cheers. can you think of any tricks or anything though just to set me apart from the devilsticks and jugglers and just generally make me look good though - obviously the inverse/trapeze exits, climb the string magic knot etc. but is there anything out there in the wide diabolo world which would just make me look amazing until i dropped it?

hodges

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Performing / Diabolo Performances
« on: December 02, 2007, 07:36:23 PM »
Hi, i've been asked to diabolo onstage in a circus scene for a school play and i was just wondering whether anyone had any suggestions as to which are the best tricks for diaboloing onstage. for my main bit i'll be onstage with someone with devilsticks next to me and a load of jugglers behind. i'm not very safe with infinite suicides and i'm even more dangerous with vertax, so those 2 are out; i think the most daring trick i'll risk doing is a mini-genocide (not full gen, otherwise i'll hit the devilsticks - actually if there is anything that a devilsticker and diaboloist could do together that would be awesome). so yeah, if anyone has any ideas about relatively easy combos / easy but good-looking tricks please reply quickly as the performance is actually on tuesday :P!
cheers
hodges

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Tricks / Re: Do I have a new trick?
« on: September 04, 2007, 06:35:50 PM »
mines sort of a half spaghetti, passed to the right stick and then swung left into a genocide and caught on the backside of the string ready for another genocide or minigen. could this be a new trick, old trick or just a combo?

hodges

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Gear / Re: Handsticks - Pros and Cons
« on: September 04, 2007, 06:28:30 PM »
i went from carbons to alus with finesses, and there are no problems i find so go for the cheaper and more durable sticks, much better value.

hodges

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Community & Events / Re: Anyone for meeting up in SW England?
« on: August 16, 2007, 07:48:02 AM »
well if i can go (my mum needs proof that im not meeting a load of pedophiles - no offense! :P) i'll meet you on the cathedral green, heres a link: http://www.exeter.gov.uk/media/pdf/p/4/shopping_and_parking_map.pdf . if you're taking the train, get off at exeter central and if you're having problems getting there text me on (Mod edit: if your that young that your mums worried about this then probably best not to give your mobile number on the public board, maybe PM's and possibly if one of the  others phones to reasure parents ), but i'm getting very low on credit so i might not be able to give a very detailed reply! if i can go i'm catching the 0952 from axminster. if anyone needs a timetable heres a link: http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/SWTrains/pdfs/TimetablesMay2007/20May07complete.pdf
hopefully i'll see y'all there!

hodges

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Community & Events / Re: Anyone for meeting up in SW England?
« on: August 14, 2007, 10:12:23 AM »
my parents are being a bit paranoid about meeting up with total strangers from the internet (understandable) so i might not be able to make it unless i can persuade my brother to come to exeter as well. if i can however, i'll probs get the 0952 train from axminster so what time can we hypothetically meet?

hodges

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Community & Events / Re: Diabolo.ca convention?
« on: August 14, 2007, 10:09:23 AM »
how about on a big boat in between all of our continents?

no?

just a thought.

(although if someone does have a big enough boat... ::))

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Community & Events / Re: Anyone for meeting up in SW England?
« on: August 12, 2007, 02:20:47 PM »
it looks like the meeting place is going to be exeter cathedral green, who can make it there in between the 14th and the 17th and in between the 28th and 29th? im pre-occupied for the rest of the time so please let me know who can make it for these dates.

hodges

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Tricks / Re: I just learnt to... (2007)
« on: August 02, 2007, 11:17:38 AM »
guillotine, its harder than it looks - ive managed to hit myself in the face many many times.

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Community & Events / Re: Anyone for meeting up in SW England?
« on: August 02, 2007, 11:12:49 AM »
can anyone think of a place with enough room for us to diabolo that we can all get to? something like the cathedral green, but not everyone can get there easily - ive diaboloed on the cobb at lyme regis, but i dont think the salty air is very good for the strings because it kept on wrapping up. so preferably somewhere not next to the beach and somewhere where we can get to by train...

hodges

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General / Re: Genocide, Suicide, Homicide
« on: July 29, 2007, 09:37:38 PM »
i have to say im pretty irritated by the whole thing with political correctness in our world. i dont get upset by people swearing or saying nigger etc, im not a racist, but for christs sakes, theyre just words, its like saying flibbledeblop is rude! thats also the same reason i dont swear, because to me it doesnt mean anything. therefore if people are being upset by words, dont be, because nothing is meant by it. however things like suicide do affect people, my would-be future brother-in-law's brother commited suicide, but im not torn up about using the word as a name. but some people are, so if people want to change the name, it'll be confusing as hell, but if you want you shall its all about free-speech eh?

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I'm New / Re: Introduce yourself
« on: July 27, 2007, 07:58:22 PM »
yeah that video was pretty impressive, i wonder if he knows about this forum, he could win himself a  prize with votw.

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I'm New / Re: Im new, got some questions
« on: July 26, 2007, 09:09:42 PM »
theres a trick ladder on the diabolotricks.com website which i found very helpful to give me ideas for my next tricks, just work through it one trick at a time and you'll eventually be able to do all of the tricks on there like me ;D. just remember to be consistant and dedicated, try for at least a day before running to the forum asking for help - all the help you need is provided by the diabolo tricks website. this ladder will work for any beginner: http://www.diabolotricks.com/trickladder.html

hodges

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

hodges

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Gear / Re: Carbon stick problem
« on: July 26, 2007, 08:31:56 PM »
my (long) carbons snapped within a month of having them, so i'm gonna buy some henry's alus and hope they work... my first sticks (well second after my woods) were the babache alus, but i think theyre a waste of money considering that you need to replace the tips every so often...
if anyone knows any major faults with henry's alus, please tell me - ive wasted enough on breakable handsticks!

hodges

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Gear / Re: Which Diabolo
« on: July 26, 2007, 08:18:05 PM »
they've brought out a G3 which i've got 2 of and love, i've never seen a circus, but my finesses have taken all manners of abuse from my inadequate skills and they still work as good as new (which i imagine is helpful when working with children)! also the finesse has a large number of upgrades including weights and elongated axles for finger grinds which are awesome.
all in all i recommend the MB finesse G3, hell, get 2! ;D

hodges

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Community & Events / Re: How`s the situation in England??
« on: July 26, 2007, 08:11:02 PM »
you can't compare the conditions to a 3rd world country
im sorry but thats rubbish, people have lost their jobs, their food, their money etc... theres no water on tap any more and the army are bringing in bottled water, but its gonna be a push to get enough. the farmers might have to lose their livestock if anything such as cholera breaks out and the crop farmers will lose their crop. even trucks bringing food to the non-flooded areas cant make it here so we're gonna have a slight food shortage miles away from the floods. if there is a cholera epidemic (which there may well be), then it might manage to spread throughout the country and really screw us over. also, all the tax-payers money spent on replacing/reparing everything afterwards is gonna leave quite a sizable gap in Englands proverbial economical wallet.
im pretty sure thats comparable to a 3rd world country llama.

hodges

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