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General / Re: Learning new tricks
« on: May 15, 2014, 11:27:40 AM »
Find another diaboloist who can do a trick you want to learn, watch him do it, then make him watch you attempt it and get tips. no better way to learn a trick and the more diabolo buddys you have the better.

also finding diabolo videos and playing the footage in slow motion is a goof tip

also filming yourself doing the tick and then seeing what your doing is good.

also sacrificing 40 bulls to  mighty Oden really helped my three high.

hope that helps Graham






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Videos / Re: The Black Sheep
« on: October 13, 2013, 10:28:13 AM »
great tricks man, thanks for taking the time to make such a great video

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Gear / Re: Oddballs hinting at new diabolo product
« on: August 22, 2013, 10:39:57 PM »
Hello All

How are we all on this fine evening? I was given three juggle dream typhoons at the EJC to review. I shall use the tusty gcse science experiment format.

Title
Is the typhoon by juggle dream a premium quality 5 inch diabolo?

Introduction
Me- 28 year old pro diaboloist based in the UK.

The diabolo! developed and produced by oddballs, Coming in slightly cheaper than other 5 inch diabolos does this diabolo have the design/ quality control needed to be a serious option for us diabolo nerd/geeks/legends, or is it a stepping stone diabolo?

Method
Pretty simple, I just started using them straight away for 1,2 and 3 [high] diabolos, I had previously been using a light sun in limited edition blue since the BJC. An absolute beauty of a diabolo.

Evaluation
As a fan of Asian diabolos [suns,tiabolos,flys epics so on.... Their was little to no getting used to period with this diabolo. It plays nice and smooth and is rather light [take that as a plus or a minus point, Id probably prefer abit more weight for a diabolo I use on stage but for training and general play lightness, for me, is a good thing]

It very much feels like a hybrid tiabolo/sun but if you were to give me one of these diabolos blindfolded I could tell it was a typhoon. It does have its own unique feel.

Did I like it? Would I Use It? Yes I did, and yes I would [probably more than a tiabolo and slightly less than my suns. Personal preference, nothing more.

notes 
Their is a slight lip/ridge of plastic round the end of the cup that i imagine could give you a scratch if you landed it on your arm, i haven't personally and i think this is pretty minor. maybe a wet and dry paper job if you were worried. Other than that, bolts have stayed tight and the cups seems hard wearing, no complaints

Conclusion, 

This is a premium diabolo. So Its a thumbs up from me

I suppose this diabolo is also as  "contentious" as a plastic toy can get.  My friend helped  develope this diabolo and other friends of mine think it borrows to much from other manufacturers designs, in regard to axel shape, I don't really see tiabolo as owning this axel shape as JC had it before them for his circus kits [as far as I know, not really interested in the details of this but if you are feel free to correct me] and their was a hourglass machined middle of a Mr B harlequin before that. That maybe is a topic that deserves its own thread if their isnt one already. ethics and evolution of diabolo design? but back to the review

This diabolo is great, do i want it to succeed? Yes! Why? so juggle dream make more diabolos in future with different designs and materials that push diabolo design forward and allow for the ever changeing nature of diabolo.  I think diabolo is still so small that anybody developing new diabolos should be encouraged as surly this will lead to better diabolos in the future and more people playing.

I hope you have found this review informative, any questions just comment below and I shall endevour to answer them. I have attached some photo's so you can compare this diabolo to some others.











 

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This is going to be great!

I got to see some at the EJC it was fantastic.

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General / Can you teach me 3D? I will pay you
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:54:49 AM »
Hello .ca

So Basically I now diabolo for a living, I need to learn 3 diabolo's low to keep up with the curve. I really want to be taught by somebody with a solid pattern and more importantly a good teacher.

If your based in the UK. want to earn some money or you know the perfect person who would. give me a shout on 07708763654 or email contact@markyjay.com

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Videos / Re: Spring!
« on: March 24, 2012, 11:15:14 PM »
ITS NOT OKAY  ;)

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Videos / Re: Spring!
« on: March 23, 2012, 10:25:56 PM »
He did put a winky face.


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Videos / Re: Japan Juggling Meeting Highlights
« on: March 09, 2012, 02:05:11 PM »
awsome loved the rings and the box's

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WIN!

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Community & Events / Re: Portsmouth (UK) Juggling Convention- interest?
« on: February 24, 2012, 09:33:21 AM »
I'm gigging in June but there would deffo be interest from all the bournmouth/poole/southampton jugglers. I say as long as you can do it without spending heaps of cash you've got nothing to lose!

bacardi and coke DO IT

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Videos / Re: Paul Incredible Glow!
« on: February 22, 2012, 11:00:03 PM »
Sweet lord paul, You have  hijacked the internet.

If you weren't so god damn lovely..........

ps. cool vid

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Performing / Re: Diaboloniels - tricks & performance
« on: February 13, 2012, 09:55:38 PM »
ace!

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Community & Events / Re: [UK] Bath Upchuck Feb 25th
« on: February 13, 2012, 05:28:14 PM »
The old "ball and chain" is in the show so ill be their.

Upchuck is always a great one-dayer so i expect to see you all.

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General / Re: cirque de demain
« on: February 07, 2012, 05:27:23 PM »
1] Audrey’s piece is the best thing I've seen in ages.

2] I don’t want to judge the compere without being able to speak French but it did seem  laugh free with an odd vibe.

3] I think the drops by the diabolo act jar’s more after all that syncro awesomeness.

4] I enjoy ginger beer

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Id'd be up for a pre bjc brighton mission.

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good news!

Always nice to meet new diabolo folks, im sure the usual suspects will be their.

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General / Re: Weird Habits
« on: January 20, 2012, 01:36:54 PM »
Before I diabolo I always do an odd number of deep squats.

I'm averaging about 723, This is cutting into my practice time but I have the glutes of zeus.



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Videos / Re: No Editing - Just Training - Nico Pires
« on: December 08, 2011, 06:35:31 PM »
ACE

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Performances / Re: Pranay - Diabolo Act at Young Stage Circus Festival 2011
« on: December 05, 2011, 11:20:39 AM »
BRAVO! the finish of the 2D section was fantastic! well done dude

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Gear / Re: The request for advice -ball bearing / Finesse
« on: November 13, 2011, 10:04:53 AM »
If you can stretch to it, the triple bearing shining is a lovely bit of kit, I cannot really think on how I'd improve it.

Well appart from a gold  marky jay signature model that would somehow allow behind the back string climbs.

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