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Technical / Camcorder....yes but which one
« on: September 30, 2005, 05:40:26 PM »
Cheers guys.

Much appreciated

Community & Events / Anyone from England Nottingham especaily?
« on: September 30, 2005, 01:12:26 PM »
I am from Notts too, but I generally practice at home, still it would be nice to meet other fellow diabolists. I sometimes play at the arbo at the week end or at woodthorpe grange park.

I know about 1 or 2 guys doing diabolos at the notts juggling club but I haven't been for so long it might have changed. I never go to the uni club (I work there, so it's not really a place i associate with fun, sadly) but I seem to recall that some people did diabolo there, murifri should confirm.

Murifri, do I know you from the Forest Fields of Fire??? (I should go back there again, but true there isn't much scope for diabolo, esp in the dark).

There is Will around too and others (see member list sort by place page 17 or 18).

Might be a good idea too to hook up with peachy in relation for the convention, the last one in march was well worth it, maybe it could be even better now that a larger crowd of diabolist seems to be around.

Technical / Camcorder....yes but which one
« on: September 29, 2005, 01:54:45 PM »
Hi guys,

Christmas is coming (starting to be chilly out there). This year I have a long list to send to Santa (he he sacre Papa Noel), but besides the two circus I sooooo want (You're right Tahia those two jazz are far too small) I was thinking of offering myself (I am not sure about Santa anymore) a camcorder and start making some videos. What do you reckon about it. Do I need to eat pastas for the next year or so and splash out all my hard earned cash in something very fancifull or do more affordable stuff do well.  Any suggestion is welcome. Sorry if this subject has been treated alraedy (I haven't found anything in the equipment thread).

PS: I intend to do poi and staff video too so if anyone does know about something "diabolists only" don't please feel free to share your expertise.


General / [terminology] pointless thread...
« on: September 21, 2005, 10:22:42 AM »
I like to think I am a diabolist and I go to play with my diabolo,

But sometimes I am a juggler and I go to play with my balls  :wink:  :lol:

Gear / Henrys fiberglass/carbon stick problems
« on: September 21, 2005, 09:39:55 AM »
it wasn't mentionned by me, but by someone else.
Pass your string through a bead, make a double 8 knot, and then insert you string in your stick so that the bead is in between the knot and the string. I use necklace beads that must be 3-5 mm diam. It doesn't add any significant weight to the sicks and is hardly noticable.

Wooden beads break when the stick hit the ground
Rigid plastic beads (well the knot can get inside the bead, but you can break it it only cost 4-5 pence per bead)
Translucid acrylique beads are great but a bit more pricy (20 p each).
Still it's nothing compared to a pair of sticks.


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Gear / Strangest place you've lost a diabolo...
« on: September 20, 2005, 11:20:06 AM »
This summer I was in the beautiful hamlet of Jinhu (It's at the top of a hill on the feet of the Annapurna in Nepal). I had my best diabolo experience ever (the site, so nice you've got to go, and the special nepalese cigarette helping a lot) when my diabolo slowly rolled in the tiny space between two of the plant pots that bordered the terasse (had I had a circus and not a jazz it wouldn't have happened) and fell down the side of the hill (a hill there, is at least 4 times as high as a mountain in scotland). I then spent the following 45 minutes doing acrobatics in a very steep slope covered in gigantic and very nasty nettles b4 I finally got it back. The damn nettles left me severly itchy. It was the last time I played diabolo in Nepal.

Tricks / Re: I just learnt to... (2005)
« on: September 20, 2005, 10:58:53 AM »
I know it's nothing fancy but I just got my 2D shuffle going nicely.

And it's sunny in the garden.... :lol:

Gear / Henrys fiberglass/carbon stick problems
« on: September 20, 2005, 09:38:17 AM »
As mentionned earlier the bead technique is quite effective to avoid the damn annoying knot in the stick, at least for my carbon 410, although its best to avoid wooden beads as they tend to explode during missed genocide suicide... well everything ending by cide really. Besides since i put beads my string last longer.....two birds wit one stone.

Gear / fire diabolo fuel
« on: September 16, 2005, 03:07:13 PM »
I dunno too much about fire diabolo but for my experience in spinning fire poi, parrafin does well (any drugstore or petrol station should provide it), barbecue lighter fuel is an easy to find alternative, although the flame tend to be blue and not that bright.

General / Re: Good Diabolo music?
« on: September 15, 2005, 09:17:47 AM »
Haven't heard of them but will check it out.

By the way, I've got a nice tune I would like to use, however the version I have is in the middle of a mix wich makes things complicated (I don't fancy neither the tune b4 nor the one after). The tune is called "Bass addiction" by Slam. If anybody has it "on its own" please let me know.

General / Re: Good Diabolo music?
« on: September 14, 2005, 11:03:51 AM »
Plaid, Boards of Canada, Bjork, Fourtet for smoothy style stuff
Any descent electro tune around 120 bpm does well too
for 2D and 3D I suppose faster stuff might do (i.e some faster banging techno), but I am not even managing a proper 2D shuffle so...

I'm New / Re: Introduce yourself
« on: September 14, 2005, 10:48:34 AM »
how silly to forget your name, age, location when you present yourself  :shock:

Name Guillaume
Age 28
Location Nottingham

I'm New / Re: Introduce yourself
« on: September 13, 2005, 10:14:13 AM »
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
i have diaboloed for 4 years
2. What or who got you started?
my girlfriend had a diabolo she didn't use
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
How you suddenly forget everything else
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-3 hours
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
sometimes (rarely)
6. Do you juggle other props? If so:
balls, clubs, poi, starting staff  and contact juggling (so cool)
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Jazz, Henry's carbon sticks, orange string, at night i use an old babache with a henry's light kit
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
A nice around the arm combo inspired by VUX
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
it changes all the time
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
my new routine
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The mad frecnh posse and any diabolist i met really

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