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Videos / Re: CAPT PLAY - 1
« on: November 14, 2016, 08:42:08 PM »
Wow, amazing! This looks like Taiwan..

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Videos / Re: String Tricks & J-SLIDING Show
« on: October 28, 2016, 07:01:39 AM »
Wow, amazing!

I don't think enough people in the audience appreciate the difficulty of the tricks you did.

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I'm New / Re: I also need a practice buddy!
« on: October 26, 2016, 04:58:25 AM »
Yea I know, I recognize your profile picture :)
The class happens every Sunday at 4:00pm...

I probably won't be able to drive you though, since I'll already be at the location in the morning.
We'll figure it out.

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I'm New / Re: I also need a practice buddy!
« on: October 25, 2016, 06:04:12 PM »
Hi Brian, come to my class Sunday afternoons..






The kids might drive you crazy though...

-Alan

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I'm New / Re: Introduce yourself
« on: October 24, 2016, 05:19:55 AM »
Name: Alan
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Texas, USA
Age: 20
Website: http://randomeethings.weebly.com/about-me.html

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
12 Years.

2. What or who got you started?
My little cousin was learning in school (1st Grade), who shared the toy with me (3rd Grade).

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It could be a form of exercise.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Too few.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not anymore.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Little bit of balls, clubs, and rings.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Sundia Fly triple bearing. Sundia Medium Carbon Fiber sticks. Nylon strings.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
0. Less tiring.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Probably just tossing up and catching it. I feel I have control, and it's really relaxing.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Self start 5 diabolo shuffle, low.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Suicide ending to the unwrapped version of Infinite suicide. And Vertax hula hoop with a loop string and a monobolo.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Way too many to name. But I'd like to thank youtube team Diabolo Classroom for posting a near complete set of tutorials for 200+ tricks for diabolo.
https://www.youtube.com/user/diaboloclassroom

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Videos / Diabolo Dance Theatre: The Game of Diabolo Dance (2005)
« on: October 24, 2016, 05:04:29 AM »
Hi guys, I've been lurking here for a very long time, finally decided to post.

If you guys aren't familiar with Diabolo Dance Theatre, they're a diabolo performance group based in Taiwan, founded in 1986.

Around 2005, I saw one of their shows streaming on satellite TV, so I recorded it on my VHS Tape. It's a 6 Act show, but I've only got 4 of those Acts recorded. Video below is the last Act. As for as I can tell, the video of the whole show was never released and not available. I've asked Diabolo Dance Theatre, and they don't have it. There's a theatre archival video I've come across, but that only features about 30 seconds of show material.

So here I present to you, a rare video of an old show. The style is very traditional, featuring few "complicated" individual tricks, but the overall group choreography is superb. It is definitely a great watching experience. I did see this particular show live back in 2005, I still have the ticket stubs back home :).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy3mby4Hml4

If you guys are interested in the other acts, I can see if I can upload them all somewhere. Those acts uses copyrighted music, so not included here.

Anyway, Thanks for reading. I'll be posting about my diabolos sometime soon.

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