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Lovely stuff - thanks Samuli

Gear / Sundia Evo Aurora Limited Edition
« on: January 13, 2017, 09:04:19 PM »
Just thought I'd let you know this years Limited Edition Sundia diabolo.

Its called the Aurora :) and was released for Christmas Day in Taiwan.
三鈴 極光
(photo is by my own work)

Performances / Re: JJF2016 Championship 渡邊隼人 - Hayato
« on: October 19, 2016, 07:40:37 AM »
Ooh those patterns were very pleasing on the eye :o 

Videos / Re: To wszystko wina Chopina (It's all Chopin's fault)
« on: October 16, 2016, 08:55:08 PM »
Lovely synchronisation between the two of them in some parts.  I enjoyed watching thx

Gear / Re: EJC novelties: Sundia, Babache and Epic next models
« on: September 27, 2016, 03:17:53 PM »
UPDATE: Despite me double checking and confirming with Sundia before my previous post - It has since come to light that Ryo DOES in fact have a different softer cup material on his fixed axle G3.
It was a material that Sundia had originally tried and then rejected for the new 5 Bearing (because it was too soft to hold its shape at very high speed).
So the cups I have (on the G2c) are the newer firmer version designed to perform well on both Fixed and 5 Bearing.  They have a similar "squashability" to the solid colour G2's (maybe a touch firmer).

I believe both versions of the transparent Evo cups were prevalent at EJC - Sundia themselves never sold the older soft style cups - so the CAPT team etc from Taiwan would have been using the firmer G2c cups -  but there will have no doubt been some of the soft cup versions from Japan in circulation too.

Really sorry for the confusion

If people want the softer fixed axle only cups - I will get some in asap.

EDIT - haha - Wiz beat me to the post..

Just to add (to try and clarify for anyone who tried any at EJC) - if it was bearing or any other colour than transparent Red Blue or Black - then it was almost certainly the firmer cup (same as on G2c)  If it was Fixed axle in transparent Red, Blue or Black then it could have been either the firm or the soft cup depending on whether it came from Japan or anywhere other than Japan (as the soft cups have only ever been sold in Japan as far as I know).

UPDATE:  forgot to let folks know I've had the soft cup version here  for a while also (exact same as what is now called G3 Soft type in Japan)  In Europe its still called G2c (Soft) though - G3 was never an official Sundia name for it.

Gear / Re: EJC novelties: Sundia, Babache and Epic next models
« on: September 19, 2016, 10:31:01 AM »
Hi Wis

The G3 from radfactor in Japan and the G2c sold in my shop ARE the same model.

Sorry for any confusion regarding the names...
Basically Sundia released the transparent Evo cups on the 5 bearing model and called it the Evo5 G2.  (Sundia had never officially named the fixed axle Evo's as G1 / G2 etc - that naming was given by Ryo in Japan and adopted by myself..).

So with the transparent cups.. Ryo called the 5 bearing version G2 but he already had used G2 for the fixed axle version so he called the fixed axle transparent cups G3 - but it is the same cup on both (it's made from the same material as the shining diabolos) - it's the same shape / size etc as the solid colour G2 - just made from different material.

I thought using G3 for the fixed axle and G2 for the bearing version of the same Diabolo was somewhat confusing so I decided I would call them BOTH G2c (G2 clear) as it's basically based on the G2 model but with transparent cups....

Hope that all makes sense and sorry if I added to the confusion.

Gear / Re: Broken Sundia Evo G1 GOLD, someone else?
« on: April 15, 2016, 09:15:52 PM »
what do you know, turns out all 4 of my new sundia evo's all broke just after I saw this.

hook a brotha up Nev!

Haha nice try Graham
Unfortunately you're forgetting that I happen to know you are a man of very dubious character  ;)

Gear / Re: Broken Sundia Evo G1 GOLD, someone else?
« on: April 14, 2016, 11:33:55 PM »
Really sorry to see you guys had problems with broken Evo G1 cups.

Thousands of these were made and sold and apart from yours I only know of one other reported case of a broken cup - I checked with Sundia and they have had no reported breakages themselves as yet.  They are trying to identify any possible causes.

But even one breakage is one too many imho - it's unacceptable that your cups should fail in this way - on behalf of Sundia and myself, I can only apologise and will be sending you both free replacements.

The G2 cups have no known issues with breakages to date

Gear / Re: New Sundia Evo5 G2
« on: April 11, 2016, 01:39:56 AM »
Sorry for the slow reply...

@wis - yes the naming is a little confusing ... Let me explain...
The G3 cups (fixed axle) and the G2 bearing cups are the same cup...
Ryo in Japan lists them as G3 fixed or  g2 5 bearing
For clarity I think I will call both G2c (clear)

It's the same mould and shape as the solid colour G2 cup - but it uses the shinning material
I know I said they would be available by now, but I identified a problem where some could potentially fail - so we changed it for a new stronger design - I am currently waiting for the new stronger part to arrive before I put them on sale...  Obviously anyone who bought one from me already will get free replacement parts

The original evo5 with the clear ring and "radical" shaped cup will still be available - they plan to continue the manufacture of those

And I will soon offer both the new g2c cups and the normal solid colour g2 cups as a five bearing or fixed axle

Gear / Re: New Sundia Evo5 G2
« on: March 30, 2016, 07:17:25 AM »
does that mean that if I felt bored of using bearings during my session I could just flick a switch and have a fixed axle diabolo?

Ah no - unfortunately you have to spend about a minute to swap the cups onto a fixed axle set - sorry if my sentence was misleading  :embarassed:

Gear / Re: Broken Sundia shining ;_;
« on: March 29, 2016, 10:36:00 PM »
Most retailers should be able to sort you out with the spare parts you need (new bolt & nuts) - its a fairly simple task to replace it

Gear / New Sundia Evo5 G2
« on: March 29, 2016, 10:29:52 PM »
Here is the new Sundia Evo5 G2 diabolo with frosted translucent cups and solid stability ring.
This time the axle set is switchable between 5 Bearing and Fixed axle  :-D
The 5 Bearing axle sets will be available to buy separately (they also fit straight onto the Evo G1 & G2 cups so you can convert your old Evo into a 5 bearing)

I also have some new narrow fixed axle sets for both the Evo range and for the Shining / Icy / Nimble / Fly etc

All will be available at BJC for those attending and then will be up online for general sale from 5th April (when I get back from Scotland)

General / Re: Lady diaboloists
« on: March 02, 2016, 01:07:27 PM »
Makes me wonder if some of the older (sorry) generation are still actively diaboloing?
One of my favorite performances from back in 2008 by Lena Khon

Videos / Re: Thread for diabolo random-videos
« on: February 26, 2016, 11:36:13 PM »
Does anybody know who are these guys??
I do hope that is ironic...

Tricks / Re: Correcting two triple bearing diabolos
« on: February 09, 2016, 09:31:35 PM »
It's because the wrap is getting too loose - you need to be smooth with your pulls and avoid being too jerky with the motion.  It matters not bearing or fixed axle as they act the same in this - if your wrap is loose it will fall down.

Imagine the string around the axle and try to keep the whole loop tightly wrapped all the time.  It might help to push your hover hand forwards slightly away from your body as this puts more tension on the string within the wrap (like closing a spring).

Edit - forgot to add - lowering and relaxing your non dominant hand will also help control the hover

Concider corrections from an open shuffle too by tapping the Diabolo as it comes back towards the string (it helps at first if you can throw the one you want to correct slightly higher out of the shuffle to give more time)

Videos / Re: #Two
« on: February 05, 2016, 11:44:37 AM »
Some really nice ideas in there - I still enjoy watching 2d more than anything else - thanks for filming and sharing

Performances / Re: Etienne in Japan riding the big one
« on: February 05, 2016, 11:42:42 AM »
Well he makes all that look ridiculously easy :o. Very impressive

Videos / Re: A guy in red (Théo Soarito)
« on: January 30, 2016, 12:20:26 AM »
Captivating & stylish

General / Re: Can someone help me with my Juggledream hurricane diabolo's
« on: November 28, 2015, 05:25:49 PM »
If it's turning like that it's most likely that the weight in each cup is slightly different so that one side is heavier than the other.

Solution is to take apart, weigh the cups separately and try and match into pairs the same weight - if you still can't match then add extra small washers on the lighter side to make it equal.
It might not completely fix it but it will help.

Or go back and use your perfectly balanced old diabolos  ;)

Practice / Re: Scraps
« on: November 18, 2015, 08:21:32 AM »
I often get bored by "numbers"videos but this stayed interesting all the way through - excellent work and some really nice visual tricks

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