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Tricks / Mini-genocide wrap
« on: December 11, 2020, 03:09:04 AM »
Hi all! I was wondering if anyone would kindly help me with mini-genocides. I can do them just fine, but I have no idea how to control what wrap I end with after catching the diabolo. Sometimes I get a left backwrap, sometimes right, and I don't know what exactly to do to get the one that I want.

Gear / Sundia Icy Triple Bearing Diabolo - vibration?
« on: June 04, 2015, 09:07:48 PM »
Hi, I just bought a new Sundia Icy Triple Bearing Diabolo, and when I speed it up real fast, it vibrates a lot. The cups are stable, the diabolo doesn't tilt/turn, but I can feel a vibration through the sticks. I have other bearings, single and triple, and they all have some degree of vibration but not nearly as much as what I'm experiencing with the Icy. Wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences, and if this is a problem or just normal for the Icy?
I've tried tightening the screws, that didn't seem to have any effect.


Thanks for all the input! I do know how to do minigs wrapped either way, it's just that I'm bad at seeing which wrap it is, so in combos I just hope that I get the right backwrap and proceed that way haha. I'll try out your suggestions, and practice quickly glancing at the actual wrap in case I don't end up with what I want.
Wis, in regards to the leg trick, are you sure that he is doing a right FRONTwrap and not a right BACKwrap? I'm still learning the motions of the trick, but the sequence after he suicides and ends up with the diabolo underneath his right leg (sequence starts at 1:17) only seems to work for me if I initially started with a right backwrap (of course I may just be doing something completely wrong).
Edit: I mean I can do the sequence starting at 1:17 just fine, with the diabolo underneath the right leg in a right backwrap. I'm never able to get the first sequence to end in that position though (with a right backwrap).

Thank you guys for being open to answering a beginner's questions :)

I'm New / Re: Introduce yourself
« on: May 26, 2015, 05:27:15 PM »
Name: Alex
Location: United States

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I started a few years ago but I quit for a long time, just getting back into it now! So altogether probably 2 years? Perhaps 3.

2. What or who got you started?
Saw some cool stuff at a summer camp, decided to try it for myself.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Learning new things.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
It's pretty sporadic, but I practice when I can. Can't put a number on it.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I performed once and failed miserably but I'll be trying again soon hopefully.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I dabble in ball and cigar box juggling, but I'm really just a diabolo player.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
This is a tough one. 35cm Taibolo sticks and white Taibolo string (I haven't tried many other types of string though). Favorite diabolo... probably Sundia Triple Bearing Fly and Sundia Shining fixed axle. I used to exclusively use Taibolo v2s but I've found that I like Sundia better, particularly the bearings. I've ordered the Sundia Icy which will hopefully be a good investment. Also will be trying out 35cm Sundia blue diamond carbon fiber sticks soon.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1. Since I can't really do anything with 2 or 3 yet xD

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Star trick, 2:07 Simple but cool, I think

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
In person? Probably some crazy vertax combo that I can't name. Online? There are too many to choose from, I think many of the tricks that I've seen are equally amazing!

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
A trick by William Lin (I posted about it in this forum haha) and some integral stuff.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
William Lin (he was the first guy that I watched a video of), Hiroki Abe, Kobayashi Norifumi

Thanks for the detailed and quick response, Wis!

For the first question: I think you basically told me everything that I needed to know, except that I'm a little bit confused on wrap terminology. An external right wrap/right front wrap would be wrapping the diabolo with your right hand, on the side of the diabolo FARTHEST from you? If that's the case, then my problem would be that I've been doing right backwraps attempting that trick.
I guess the easiest way to put it would be: what is the wrap that you make to do Chinese whip acceleration? By my understanding of the terminology that would be a right backwrap.

Second question: Yes I was actually referring to 'how to make a minigenocide in such way that I end up with a right backwrap (internal right wrap)'. I believe that is the easier wrap to follow up with another "Integral D"? I'm able to almost always end with a right backwrap when doing a plain minigenocide, but I don't actually know how I achieve this, and when I attempt the "Integral D" I usually end the final catch with a right frontwrap (string is wrapped from the right side on the side of the diabolo farthest from me) instead for some reason. I've not been able to figure this out, any tips would be greatly appreciated :)

One more thing - is it alright if I ask a lot of "how to do 'x' trick" questions on these forums? I usually spend a lot of time trying to figure stuff out on my own, but sometimes I can't do it without external help.

I have two separate questions:

Can anyone please explain this sequence to me, from 1:15 to 1:21?
I've been trying to figure it out for a while and I just can't understand it (especially the entry part immediately after he first wraps the string around his left leg)

Second question - how do you control how your string wraps around the diabolo when doing continuous minigenocides? My terminology might be off but I'm referring to doing the trick at 2:12 in this video continuously. I try to get right backwraps (string wrapped from the right side on the side closer to you?) but I end up with frontwraps most of the time instead.


Tricks / Vertax body trick help
« on: November 14, 2012, 05:29:15 AM »
Hi, I've been trying to figure out how to do this trick: at 3:39 of this video 2012 公開個人舞台賽第一名 Arata Urawa International Acrobatics Festival
I've also seen Norifumi Kobayashi do this trick, but clockwise. I'd really appreciate it if anyone could explain how to do either variation.

Thanks in advance!

Tricks / Re: How is this done? (Minigenocide stuff?)
« on: June 07, 2012, 09:36:49 PM »
All right I finally got it! Thanks for your help guys. I actually managed to learn that entire mini-genocide combo thing that William did in that video too  :D

Okay I've got the general idea... but every time I release the stick, when it suicides, it wraps the string around the diabolo more instead of unwrapping it. I can't figure out how to fix this, help please?

Hi, ah, I still can't figure out how to do that trick immediately following the integral, at about 0:45. I haven't been able to find a clear explanation of how it's done on the Internet, so I'd really appreciate some help with this  =/

Thanks a bunch Icebox! I didn't actually expect anyone to reply so quickly, so double thanks to that, I guess haha.
I hate to bother, but I have another question for anyone who can answer. How do you those continuous minigenocides that William does after the integral start? From a cold start? Assuming that you will be using the "frontwrap" suicides. I thought I understood how to do it, but I haven't had much success.

Tricks / How is this done? (Minigenocide stuff?)
« on: May 05, 2012, 03:12:46 AM »
I was just wondering how this particular trick is done, in this video:
2011EJC William Wei Liang Lin in AllStar Show 飛樂鈴揚 林韋良扯鈴表演
It's around 0:44, when the string wraps around his right hand/fingers. What wrap does that lead into? Because when he starts the continuous minigenocides (correct me if my terminology is off) after that, he'd have to have the string coming from the left side of the diabolo BEHIND of the string coming from the right side... right? (with the sticks in opposite hands). But every time I try that entry, with the strings wrapping around my fingers, I always end up with the string coming from the left side of the diabolo IN FRONT of the string coming from the right. So either I'm doing it wrong, or there's a way to do those continuous minigenocides with a... left backwrap, is it called? Sorry if that was a confusing explanation, I'm not sure how to say it  =/

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