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I messaged Angela and she says it will be Jim and Patty (So anyone who was at the EJC last year will have seen them in the gym or performing) and Tim. And a new performance is all I know.


Not long now but just posting this as a reminder or if anyone is free those dates and didn't know about it.

Plenty of information on the website and fb page, I suppose the most diabolo related aspect is that three of the MHD crew will be appearing in the gala show.

Gear / Re: Currently designing a diabolo
« on: December 17, 2013, 03:22:43 PM »
You might be best to get in touch with JC via his site as he should be able to give you the numbers. (check out his thread in the vendor section as well)

edit: just went to his site. I didn't know he was doing kits for Fly's as well as Circus and Finesse

General / Re: Elevators on a bearing axle diabolo?
« on: December 16, 2013, 05:20:30 PM »
The trick I use to replicate the elevator with bearings (that Donald Grant showed me years ago) is to simply drape the string over one stick (stick trap) then pull that string, using the stick, smoothly down alongside the string coming from the stick that is held still (when the diabolo comes near it it's a good idea to turn that one in line with the axle).

You can exit with a throw or let the string slip off. If you get the motion right you can use the string pull to launch the diabolo (pleasing feel/look) and catch back into the same trick on the other stick for a continuous version.

So yeah its a 'trapeze type thing' but if you see it done well it's a handy looking trick.

Extra style points for a Donaldesque rear side foot point and head tilt

Gear / Re: Currently designing a diabolo
« on: December 16, 2013, 04:00:40 PM »
Closest thing if you cant get  the taiabolo ones would probably be JC's axles? the Tiabolo hub profile kind of falls between his narrow and wide (the more popular version)

Community & Events / Manchester Juggling Convention 12th October 2013
« on: October 11, 2013, 06:17:53 PM »
(Thought I'd already posted this, so sorry if it's last minute but maybe useful for someone with no plans for tomorrow)


Chorlton leisure centre M21 9PQ, usual juggling, games, workshop board, traders.

Evening event St.Werburgh's Church Hall, 386 Wilbraham Road M21 0UH, chilled evening with an open stage (see orgs on reg desk if you fancy performing)

Community & Events / Re: EJC 2013 Diabolo Freestyle
« on: August 09, 2013, 08:54:13 PM »
It was a very good event for diaboloists. The range of styles on show and tricks from classical Chinese to avant garde contact moves and lots of numbers based stuff (low and high).

Thanks for making the video Richard, it was nice getting the chance to hang out with you, it meant I did more diabolo than I usually do these days that's for sure.

Community & Events / Re: Who's going to EJC?!?
« on: July 22, 2013, 11:32:59 PM »
It's run by volunteers in a different country each year. People that go to the business meeting at the EJC listen to bids and vote on forthcoming EJC's.

Next year it's in Millstreet, County Cork in Ireland.

This years tickets are 130  Euros (which covers entrance, camping and shows). This year they are also selling tickets with no shows for less but I cant remember other EJC's doing this. Nearly all EJC's have a cheaper pre-reg price, I think it was 100 Euros or less if you booked early enough.

I'm New / Re: Which diabolo for begginer-intermediate player?
« on: July 20, 2013, 03:13:40 PM »
Just wanted to point out that Henrys are transitioning to plastic hubs as standard on Circus's

Community & Events / Re: diabolo video at the EJC (2013)
« on: July 20, 2013, 03:09:59 PM »
Anyone up for filming some VOTW's? Maybe a good opportunity to get some for the forum.

Community & Events / Re: Who's going to EJC?!?
« on: July 18, 2013, 11:57:15 PM »
I'll be there as a punter rather than working as a trader so wont have any commitments getting in the way of having a good time.

@Richard: Glad to hear you are making it to the EJC, I've had some fun passing with some of the Spanish Diaboloists in the past (even though I'm not that into passing) and a fun passing line with 6+ people late one night at the Irish EJC so I hope you get some passing in.


I've sent him an sms about his site acting up so hopefully it will be back up soon

Gear / Re: Henry's orange - some problems
« on: July 13, 2013, 08:01:36 PM »
Your axles sound like they are at a different state of wear between the diabolos, (or ones coroded). Maybe replace both axles or use the newer one more for 1d until it plays more like the other or just learn to deal with it. (favour whichever feels best at any part of the strings life)

I'm New / Re: Best Diabolo for young child (6)
« on: July 02, 2013, 04:26:40 PM »
Avoid the Micro it's a gimmick diabolo

I'm New / Re: Best Diabolo for young child (6)
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:39:26 PM »
It's awkward to advise for kids as young as six without being there in person with a selection of diabolos.

I'd be looking at a Babache Millennium or medium Harlequin. The latter is on the heavy side for most six year olds, the former is a usable, bright coloured diabolo but with less spin time and more affected by wind. The medium sized Rubber King if you can find one should be on the list as well.

The Jazz, like the harlequin but better quality is again on the heavy end.

Finesse most likely too big for a six year old, heavy and unwieldy, you'd do better with a Babache Tornado which is based on the same diabolo but scaled down in size.

For sticks I'd go wooden at this stage, maybe saw them so they are a bit shorter.

Community & Events / Re: BJC 2013 North Yorkshire 9th-14th April
« on: March 15, 2013, 02:35:40 AM »
Not sure of the byjoty date. The official site or the Facebook page would be more helpful

Are any diaboloists considering entering byjoty this year?

Also there's been a request for a .ca meet up/trickshare. Last years was we'll attended, it's a good way of getting to know who's who and tends to be a fairly relaxed way to pick up some new moves. Anyone got any thoughts about this or have I just volunteered myself to sort this out?

On the workshop front, offers to run these are always welcome so If anyone has any requests or more importantly offers then now might be a good time to get things moving. Workshops can cover specifics or be general, be aimed at any or all levels and are best planned out in advance. If you fancy running one but don't want to commit before the bjc starts there is traditionally a method of organising them when on site, generally a large grid where you can book a time/space.

Also if anyone fancies helping the event out please consider volunteering some time. The event, like most juggling conventions, is ran by volunteers, if this was not the case the prices would have to go up considerably. Litter picking, badge control, reg desk, marshaling, helping with site set up/tear down, running workshops, all this helps. There should be volunteer coordination at the reg desk (typically) but even if you don't want to commit time officially just helping out where you can would be appreciated. (At the very least get rid of your own rubbish)

lovely stuff. Right up Nevs alley.

Gear / Re: Where can i buy hubstacks?
« on: March 03, 2013, 07:49:53 PM » would be my starting point.

Videos / Re: Warning! The tone of this video is unsuitable for minors.
« on: February 12, 2013, 12:43:11 AM »
nice :)

Tricks / Re: Duicide tutorial video or write up?
« on: February 12, 2013, 12:31:30 AM »
If you release in the direction your non dominant hand (so not the way most people release), the sticks often swap due to the diabolos spin so you get a wrap, which can be either a good or a bad thing.
Generally with the sticks, if you've guided them through the swing carefully and let go gently, then the sticks will keep position relative to each other.

There's a way of 'knitting' your sticks together if you want to keep them neat for the Chinese style big duicide throw to kneeling/smiling finish.

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