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Videos / Re: Pierre Ledoux "long distance"
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:24:57 PM »
Wow, I really really appreciated this video. Thank you for posting, Wis!

The general juggling approach makes the click for me. Repeating patterns which mostly isn't that easy or good looking with diabolo in my opinion. But the whip catches seem to be a great possibility to achieve that. I will definitely try some of this stuff :-)

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Videos / Re: "Du 4" by Etienne Chauzy
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:17:38 PM »
I don't know why nobody made a comment about this video yet, maybe it's because it was for sale in the past and all of you have seen it.
But damn, this part is excellence in every aspect of a numbers part. The 4 high stick juggling was completely off the charts. I mean come on, this isn't even possible with 3 - I have been trying that for years  :-D

I am glad however, that the forum can still be used as a video archive, although the participation went down over the years..

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You have a very valid point there, Lucas! I have also thought about that in recent years, especially when teaching kids. As I am German, people don't connect the trick names with the actual meaning of the words that often as there is a language barrier but it still feels kinda strange anyways.

I think that this discussion is a reflection on many other social debates like gender or to name a few. Some want to hold on to traditional aspects and don't see a necessity, some want to change the status quo in order to protect those who feel attacked or offended. I can understand both sides more or less.

I do also think that the suggestions you gave could be a bit handier when using, like Jannis already pointed out.
Maybe "(stick) release" ("small/big"; "mini/maxi") would be a better fitting name?

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Videos / Tim Schulze @ Rampenlicht Varieté Hannover
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:28:12 PM »
Hello guys,

as forums are quite dead nowadays and instagram is on the run, I however would like to share something with you.
This is a recording from 2017 of the routine I also played at the EJC in Millstreet 2014 - and caused a little controversity as I remember.
I hope that you like it anyway and have a great watch - this is the best I can come up with on a stage, it is not getting better in the future I suppose  ::)

https://vimeo.com/300265559

Love
Tim

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Videos / Re: HYPERSPIN DIABOLO with Clément Lulé
« on: September 07, 2016, 09:02:30 PM »
Splendid work Clément!

The overall production quality is great, the colours look beautiful - I am sure, that you are the right person to get your hands on the collaboration video this year!  :-*

I also love to see, that the 2d duicide ideas seem to get more reputation. You should work on those kind of stuff as this fits your style perfectly!

Thanks for sharing!

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General / Re: Diabolo Collaboration Video 2016
« on: May 26, 2016, 07:58:00 PM »
Well, it should be about time to undust my diabolos and get some footage on film then!

Clément seems to be the perfect person for the edit, would love to see him doing this :)

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Community & Events / Re: Belfast Juggling Convention 2016 - Report
« on: February 20, 2016, 04:01:53 PM »
Well, this is a very fitting recap sir!  :-*

Looking foward to seeing you at this year's EJC again!

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Practice / Re: Low 3 high pattern
« on: January 20, 2015, 11:22:24 PM »
I always thought that the definition for a 3 low pattern is always having at least two diabolos in the string at the same time.
Therefore a 3 high pattern is only having one diabolo in the string (or none of course).

Relating to the actual height is not the point in my opinion, timing is.
So it is possible to have a higher 3 low pattern than a normal 3 high pattern, if this makes any sense.


I agree with Arjan, that practising transitions between both patterns is a fundamental thing of having the most control one can have! Since I am doing this, my 3 diabolos as a whole got smoother and way more stable.

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Practice / Re: Low 3 high pattern
« on: January 20, 2015, 12:47:54 AM »
I thought about this some time ago aswell!

I prefer a higher pattern in general, it feels better to me and I can run it longer. Plus it looks more aesthetic in my opinion.
But pulling tricks with it is significantly more difficult for me than it is with a lower pattern. I guess it is because a lower one might be more stable. This combined with the fact that the pattern is faster could be the key for 'getting rid' of the diabolos easily which is quite important for pirouettes for instance.

Or maybe we should just train harder?  :-D

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Videos / Re: Marco (M4U). Nico. Barcelona - Diabolo Session Nov. 2014
« on: December 18, 2014, 12:55:54 AM »
Behind the back mini genocide love!

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General / Re: 3 diabolo trick name?
« on: December 06, 2014, 09:53:09 PM »
Sun to knot?

I think the diabology crew came up with the name for the 2d version. This trick is just the logical evolution of it.

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Great video you've crafted together Lucas!

It is amazing to see more people getting seriously good in overall skills such as 4 Diabolos high/low, wicked 3D Combinations and sweet 1 Diabolo routines. I guess we will see some even bigger stuff from him in the future :)

The music fits great aswell. I know you are constantly digging for free stuff, this one feels like a proper release. When the vocals came in towards the end, it based me in a way  8)


The only thing I critize is the little lack of creativity in his tricks. Everyone seems to pull off the endless bodycombos combined with integrals and suicides now. I don't know if it is just me but they are not teasing me anymore the way they firstly did a few years ago. It is the same for long integral combos.
He is definitely capable of pulling some great inventions, the technical skills are there.

I am very curious about his development and hope he keeps it up!



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Videos / Re: Tim Schulze @ EJC 2014 Millstreet, Ireland
« on: August 11, 2014, 10:47:57 AM »
Firstly I want to thank everyone who left suggestions for improvement! This is the fact why I uploaded it in the first place, not to impress somebody with the tricks I do but to show it to the diabolo scene. There were not that many diabolists in Ireland this year, which was kind of sad in my opinion. So here is the video for everyone to see and to form an opinion obviously. For me it is very helpful to hear criticism from people who have a lot more expert knowledge on how to perform, on how to move on stage and so on. It is also great to hear what kind of trick and combo you liked. This helps me a lot to take it further. So thanks again!



Lastly some words from me about the upcoming discussion about originality and stealing tricks.

Yes the walking trick is copied to 100 percent from Arjan's video he made a few years ago "Made in Taiwan". I really enjoyed the simple concept behind it, how fresh it is because it goes away from the diabolo-is-in-the-string thinking. I wanted to make a soft intro and I felt that this move will look good and will fit into the mood. I was far away from thinking that this could offend you that much Arjan, really. I had a blast meeting you at the last year's EJCs, it was a pleasure jamming with you and having all these nice chats about this and that (I remember the idea of having handstanding ovations instead of simple standing ovations because people seem to stand up for nearly everything now but this is another topic)
In retrospective, I should not have played it, I even have a nice variation of the walking concept but it is not save enough to do it on stage, so I went for yours.

But I think that giving and taking and being inspired by something and someone is the biggest part of the scene in general. I mean you clearly took over the video concepts of Wes Peden's "Expectations" back from 2008 for your "Made in Taiwan"-video. You appreciated something you saw and used it for your own stuff. This is just what people do I guess. Getting inspired by someone and using it, because they like it that much. So maybe you can see it the other way round, as an honour for your work instead of being pissed about it.
The next time I am performing this routine I will totally cut that part out and switch my own thing in, for sure!

I do not want to analyze trick by trick now and check it for it's originality. But I can definatly say that more than 10 percent of the tricks are quite original, such as the last trick, the first bodycombo, the armroll concepts and loops, the juggling and balancing. I say "quite" original because of course, everything is based on concepts made in the past or got lost in a process that The Void detaily described earlier in the discussion.

I do not know which other tricks you claim to be "yours" Arjan, but I was certainly not aware of that! The other tricks - except for the circle walking in the beginning - developed to more or less basic tricks or concepts over the years because so many people did it. I remember a similar discussion about a 2d trick Martijn came up with. He was pissed because someone used it in a video if I am right. But he gave the booster detonation for so many great other tricks using this trick is an intro to loads of other stuff. Graham pointed out the Mill's Mess invention and I think that this argument backs that up quite well.

Coming back to the circle walking, as Jan pointed out correctly, this is a concept by Guillaume inspired by vertax in general I guess. It is about changing the diabolo's plain while it spins. I was amazed by the simplicity of the concept, because the main thing I hate about diabolo is the lack of moving around in space as freely as you can do it with your juggling props. For me, I set the same parameters as for Arjan's walking trick. I already work with this concept and should have created something more around it.

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Videos / Re: Tim Schulze @ EJC 2014 Millstreet, Ireland
« on: August 04, 2014, 04:10:46 PM »
Thank you very much for the kind words everyone! I spoke to different people at the EJC about it already so I got some great feedback to work with, but I think it is always better to write things down.

As I hopefully made clear above, this is a work in progress version of my act. I have never had the energy or the will to craft a solo routine before that satisfies me to at least 90 percent I would say.
After all these years being in the juggling community I have seen a lot of beautiful stuff, met and appreciated so many great people - jugglers and diabolists - from all over the world. I guess that's why my expectations on acts in general are very high. Obviously the demand on myself aswell, because I want to share something big with the scene like so many others did before. But I never had the feeling to do so and to perform something on stage which is half-cooked is not working for me either.
At least I thought so until I visited the EJC this year where I questioned everything said above. I have never been to circus school so I never had the time and the free mind to fully concentrate on juggling. It does not get easier with life going on aswell. When I will never risk a try, playing the routine as best as I can, I will never have a comparison and something to work on in the future. You only learn how to move on stage if you actually are on stage and not only dreaming about it in the head. I already have collected a few ideas during the year, but I had no music, no developments and so on. Only a few combos and moves I thought will look good on stage. So I sat down for four days during the festival and tried to put everything together as authentic as possible. Most of the stuff is the stuff I am training for quite some time now, so the rehearsal time of the combos itself was not the big problem.
Playing an open stage offered me the motivation I needed and I am very happy I did it. Having a convention audience isn't the worsed thing either :P

I hope some more people will express their feelings and thoughts about this, I am really curious :)

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Videos / Tim Schulze @ EJC 2014 Millstreet, Ireland
« on: August 03, 2014, 06:02:16 PM »
This is my Open Stage at the European Juggling Convention 2014 in Millstreet, Ireland  :)

I want to create a certain vibe with this act, not the usual entertaining way of performing for classical circus. I prefer the understatement without the big drama. Therefore, I dressed up black, chose a darker and more ambient light and picked this downfeel yet uplifting piece of eletronic music by "The Acid". The track is called "Veda" and it's out of their debut album "Liminal". It is important for me to play as smooth and clean as I can and not as technically hard as possible. Of course there is some technical stuff in this routine as the Body Orbits or the Double Suicide but I tried to put the focus on my own creations like the juggling and balance combinations, the armroll stickrelease or the final 1 diabolo trick.
Because of the very great light on stage, the drops hurt a little more but I was super nervous before the show, not only beause of Victor Kee and Donald Grant sitting in the front row  :embarassed:

This was my first ever solo performance and I am glad, that I had the opportunity to play for such an amazing audience.

If you have anything to criticize, feel free to write it down. I really hope you can get something out of this little act!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maeiWGTkH1A


Thanks to Flo and Scrat for filming!
Thanks to everyone who helped me creating it!
Thanks to Pola and Anna for organising the Open Stages at this years EJC and for having a slot for me!

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Videos / Re: One trick, one shot
« on: April 16, 2014, 12:09:25 PM »
This is what I want to see from you guys, such a lovely edit. You rock!

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Videos / Re: Cats
« on: March 26, 2014, 11:52:42 PM »
You created something really special here, love everything!

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Videos / Re: Arjan Groenendijk - &Found - The Planet Diabolo Project
« on: March 20, 2014, 04:44:58 PM »
You are the man Arjan!

Delicious stuff in there  :'(

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Videos / Re: Balance routine by Koala
« on: January 29, 2014, 04:07:59 PM »
That headspin made me cry, sexy routine!

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General / Re: The Planet Diabolo Project's 3 DVDs - NOW AVAILABLE!
« on: December 13, 2013, 08:10:56 PM »
So proud of everyone who participated and of the makers behind everything, you guys deserve so much love!

Really excited here  :)

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