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General / Re: Diabolo.ca T-shirts
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:25:25 PM »
Are you still selling shirts?

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Gear / Re: Phoenix Diabolo: New Diabolo from Duncan Yo-yos
« on: April 07, 2009, 03:18:57 AM »
Oh, I see that they are 5 inch now.  The prototype we tried was about a 4.5 inch.  I do like the Sundia Fly better.  As long as they stay low in price, the Duncan Phoenix are a great bargain to someone looking to upgrade from a crappy diabolo.

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Gear / Re: Phoenix Diabolo: New Diabolo from Duncan Yo-yos
« on: April 06, 2009, 02:31:43 AM »
I saw one of these at the Madfest Juggling Festival, Madison, WI, USA in January.

It rated pretty high with me.  It runs quiet and is balanced.

Only 2 cons:
1) Wish it was a 5 inch diabolo.
2) Seemed like it took a lot of strength to tighten this one up after conversion so it wouldn't wobble.

Here's a link off diabolotricks.com to a video of assembly ect.

http://diabolotricks.com/videos/Duncan/Duncan4.wmv

I also noticed that Serious Juggling is selling them for $27 USD.

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Gear / Ultra Leicht kit for Henry Circus Diabolos
« on: September 26, 2005, 05:53:46 AM »
About 2 weeks ago I purchased 3 Ultra Leicht Kits from JC.   He sent them out right away and I received them in 4 days!  I had tried contacting the 4erlei site about their hubs, but never received an answer.

I was basically sold on the profile picture on the web site:
http://www.diabolonet.de/

The kits turn Henry Circus diabolos into a grinder's dream as well as making finger grinds so possible.  The kit makes the throat of the diabolo a smooth transition into an inner circle as seen in the profile picture.  They fit nicely leaving no rough edges.  Converting my diabolos was fairly easy, but I did need to tighten them firmly.

The open axle allows for a wrap on the axle with-out the usual 'Henry' wrap-up.  Running two seems a little different, but I do agree that over-striking for correction often doesn't cause complete failure.  I'm still getting used to two of them.

This is my first experience with a wide open hub[1], so I can't compare.  I'll have these with me in Davenport, IA USA for their regional festival November 4, 5, & 6.  I hope to check out other styles while there.

Later,
Jim
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[1] Well, I do have one of the first Finesses with the wide axle, but I think the Ultra Leicht Kits in the Circus are much better.

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