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Gear / Re: How many diabolos?
« on: April 11, 2012, 01:04:15 AM »
i have no idea, but somewhere between 200 and 300  :o

I'm still in favor of a picture of this.
That would be nice.

Maybe, like, pile all of them in a pyramid.
And then run through it.
With video to prove it.
I'll give you a virtual hug.
Assuming you don't get a concussion from 200 diabolos falling on your head.
But yeah.

Gear / 'nanners.
« on: April 10, 2012, 11:59:36 PM »
I might as well replace my handsticks with bananas at this point. They always seem to end up that way.
I've gone through:
-Henry's Aluminums
-Babache Energys
-Babache Extremes

The aluminums and extremes resemble bananas at this point, and the energys just plain snapped in half on an excalibur genocide.
Am I a cruel diaboloer when it comes to sticks, or am I just using the wrong kinds?
All recommendations are welcome. (Except for wood. They're just too light.)

Community & Events / Re: Not Quite Pittsburgh Juggling Festival 4
« on: November 06, 2011, 07:27:22 PM »
Won first in diabolo high toss.  8)

Either fourth or third in best over all trick.

Had a great time, was anyone else there?

Performances / Re: William at EJC 2011 Better Quality and More Content
« on: September 11, 2011, 11:07:06 PM »
I love the "female canineES, PLEASE" moment at the end where he just throws his sticks down. XD
Awesome performance. I bet he probably thinks he did terribly, though, with those few minor mess ups.

Edit: I see the mods have cracked down on censorship... XD

General / Re: Correcting the diabolo with padded sticks?
« on: July 13, 2011, 10:27:37 AM »
I've always just used the ends to correct. I have Henry's aluminums. If you want to make it easier, just put it in a stick stall on the left then correct with the right.

Videos / Re: Terrible Love
« on: June 18, 2011, 10:40:29 AM »
Consider me jealous. 0_o

General / Re: Need Help! (string wrapping up)
« on: June 08, 2011, 11:10:22 AM »
As Nick said, your hand position is crucial. The extra friction on the string is what makes it wrap up. Also, using old gritty string makes it do this too. String gets gritty from practicing outside too much, getting dirty, high humidity, low and high temperatures, and just general use. Hope this helps. =)

Gear / How many lengths of string do you have?
« on: June 06, 2011, 02:28:39 AM »
I'm getting started on 3D right now, and I've seen a lot of videos where people switch their sticks to a longer string length before doing 3D (especially in performances.) I've also seen many people just go straight from doing integrals and stuff with one to 3D without the string change. I use very short string for 1D, and whenever I attempt 3D the string is too short to fit 3 on simultaneously. So I cut some longer string today and it's far too long to do 1D (I can't land any of my integrals!)

So do you have two separate sets of sticks or one for everything?

Leave all of "it's all about personal preference" posts out. I already know that, I just want to see what other people do.

General / Re: Weird Habits
« on: June 02, 2011, 08:37:07 PM »
After I get a string break I start whipping things. XD

Tricks / Re: How long into diboloing did you start 2D?
« on: May 31, 2011, 06:49:03 AM »
I took about 4-5 months. (I use finesses and they are awesome.  :-D )

On a mildly related note, how long before you guys started 3D?

General / Re: Weird Habits
« on: May 03, 2011, 07:05:39 AM »
I always practice on my driveway facing the street. It feels weird if I face away from the street, because then there are people walking behind me, and I can't tell if their watching me or not. XD

Videos / Re: My Chinese New year freestyle performance!
« on: April 02, 2011, 01:33:03 PM »
Wow that sucks about the music and handsticks. :( But anyway, I have a few pointers.
I'm assuming these people know nothing about diaboloing, and when working with an audience like this, they're going to set the first few things they see as the "baseline" of what's possible and judge everything else that they see off of that. So, start with the extreme basics. Do a few trapezes, lots of suns, and then do some tosses. People looove tosses. They also love whip catches, elevators, and infinite suicides. But back to what I was saying, you kinda have to acclimatize them to it, so they aren't confused about what's going on. Like you did that infinite suicide right off of the bat, and most of the people probably had no idea what to expect from your performance at that point. Look at my talent show performance:
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We did really easy tricks and got an amazing reaction.

Secondly, slow down, and take time to let the audience see the tricks. When holding a pose, wait until you think you should get out of the pose, then wait 10 more seconds. If you had done this with that hand stand cradle, the audience would have gone crazy. But the slowing down applies to all tricks, not just poses.

Lastly, accelerate less. You really don't need as much speed as you think, and this will allow you to spend more time doing tricks.

But nice performance, and awesome tricks.  :-D

Gear / Re: best diabolo string
« on: March 15, 2011, 05:25:21 AM »

Gear / Re: best diabolo string
« on: March 14, 2011, 12:41:37 AM »
Buy Henry's string (Mr. Babache string sucks a lot.)
There are three kinds of Henry's string, and I've used them all for extensive periods of time:

1. Henry's Neon: This comes in both green and orange (I've only ever used the orange, but they're supposed to be identical), and this is pretty good string. However, it's really stiff, which makes slack whips damn near impossible. It wears down to a perfect state after about a day and stays that way for about a week. Then the grittiness sky rockets, but not too badly. All in all it gets a B.

2. Henry's White: Really flexible allowing for slackwhips to be pulled off with ease. This string starts off decently smoother than perfect and then dies in less than two days to such an extent that I've had it wrap up when there isn't even a wrap on the diabolo. It gets far grittier than the neon. I've had to replace my string twice in one day before. However, it is cheaper than the rest and thus manages to pull off a C-.

3. Henry's Yellow: The holy mother god of all strings ever. Very slightly stiffer than white, but just a tad. I can still do J-whips 100% of the time with this stuff. It starts off way too slippery, but after ~2 hours becomes perfect. And stays that way for a week and a half. Then it slowly disintegrates down to a point where it is slightly grittier than perfect, but definitely within the usable range. I ran out of Henry's yellow about three months ago and have had the same piece since then. Still good. A+

All of these strings are high quality (some higher than others) and break rarely (as long as the tips of your sticks aren't covered in scratches.)

Gear / Re: favourite stick poll 2011
« on: February 07, 2011, 04:42:39 AM »
Silver/ Black handle
you expect me to go measure them? >_<
Aluminum! =D

Performances / Re: Talent show.
« on: January 20, 2011, 05:15:11 AM »
Try doing magic knot steals. That's easy and looks cool.

yeah we were gonna start it like that, but it ended up being hard to coordinate. XD thanks for the advice though.

Performances / Re: Talent show.
« on: January 20, 2011, 03:01:45 AM »
Decent, if you're going to do a team routine, try to incorporate a lot more passing and not two different things at once, and maybe more energy and cleanness with catching sticks.

Yeah we were supposed to do some passing in the beginning... but that failed... XD

and for the most part our tricks didn't overlap.

Performances / Talent show.
« on: January 20, 2011, 01:43:09 AM »
Video of me and my friend performing at the talent show at my high school.
I'm the one on the right and he's (macfreak13 on this site) on the left.

Diabolo Talent Show Act

I'm New / Re: Introduce yourself
« on: January 03, 2011, 03:37:49 AM »
Name: Corey Noel
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Age: 15

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 9 months

2. What or who got you started?
After seeing Le Grande Cirque in Myrtle Beach and seeing that they had diabolos in the gift shop, I exclaimed "I always wanted to be able to do those!" So I bought it. I got back, showed it to my friend, and he said he had one of those in his closet that he bought from Germany and left there for two years. So we started practicing together. Then I got a finesse for my birthday. =)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Feeling accomplished when you figure out what you were doing with that new trick and it becomes 80x easier

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

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Next Thursday... talent show... heh.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? I tried balls and devil sticks, but got bored. XD

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Wide axel finesse, aluminums, Henry's yellow

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

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? in real life? not much.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? mini-colums and fan.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? A LOT. XD

Tricks / Re: Tempei's Trick?!?!
« on: December 31, 2010, 02:49:26 AM »
I think it's a mistake. He has optimal angle to catch it on the first one and he nearly does, and bumps it. And look how steep his angle coming in on the one where he picks it up is. If he meant to do that, he would have gotten lower sooner.

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