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Performances / (Old) Tony Frebourg Video
« on: September 08, 2006, 08:59:02 PM »
Quote from: Martijn

Quote from: Sharpes
I'm pretty sure he drops, like, never in that routine.

Hmm, I don't agree here. I've seen his show 2 times now (EJC 2004 and 2006), and he dropped a lot in both shows. But yeah, everything we see him do online is dropless, ofcourse.

When performing for jugglers, Tony will:
- get a little nervous
- try harder stuff than his usual routine (not only 4 diabs).

His routine is not "always" dropless, but I'd say most of the time it is. The video on Canal+ was a live TV brodcast on a major French TV channel and was dropless (well, I din't watch again, but I think it was . :wink: ).


Videos / Collaboration video
« on: August 16, 2006, 09:47:49 PM »
Quote from: Martijn
Quote from: guppygould
Is JiBe still diaboloing since he featured in the vid or was it just a one off?

Well JiBe stopped playing diabolo for like 1 or 2 years, but when he found out about the collab video, he emailed me his clip and told me that his latest practice session got him motivated to play a bit more. So who knows...

Martjin summed it up pretty well. As always with EJC's, I tend to remove the dust from my diabs and do the usual passing and some 3 high. This year was no exception, and when coming back home, I found a nice place to practice outside (the one in the vid actually). So we'll see if I keep at it and make a few progress :-)

Thanks for caring  :wink:

Nice video, a few must see. The diabolo running in the tunnel stands out in my mind after the first watch.


Videos / "Fil et Refile" by Eric & Antonin
« on: August 11, 2006, 07:57:49 PM »
filophile: that's a created word, so Eric would have to confirm. But I'd guess for "people who like strings". From fil: string, and phile like in cinephile (cinema goers).

"Fil et Refile": something like give it and give it again (if written 'file et refile'). But there's a pun since 'fil' means string. Can't really be translated while conveying the full meaning.


General / [OT] Touring home of forum
« on: June 04, 2006, 08:22:58 PM »
Hi Sean,

Unfortunately we did not make it to Halifax, and we're now heading back to Quebec.
I don't know why, but I though you were in the West (did not check your forum and sig before I left).


General / [OT] Touring home of forum
« on: May 31, 2006, 07:52:38 PM »
Hi Guys (and girls),

Just thought I would say I'm currently having a ball in the Maritimes. I did New-Brunswick and Nova-Scotia, and I'm currently about to board the boat for PEI.

Wonderfull people and places, Cape Breton in NS is especially incredibly beautiful.

All for now, see you round at EJC.


Tricks / Correcting 3 High
« on: September 08, 2005, 08:17:18 AM »
Here is the explanation. Makes sense to me. Bertand seems to be using both but prefers hitting the outside cup.

Quote from: Bertrand who was lazy and prefered to PM me in French

When hitting the inside cup, I miss it sometimes. Either I don't touch the diabolo, either I hit it too hard, which makes it slip on the wrong side of the stick and it falls down. I guess it's a matter of getting a feel for it, but I have difficulties to aim with precision on the inside cup. Add to this the fact that to make the diabolo turn on the right, I associate the hit with a string correction (left arm forward) that I feel is quite incomfortable.

When hitting the outside string, I have fewer problems. It's true I have to bend the wrist a little but the correction (to the left this time) is clear and better controled it seems. On top of this, the string correction (left arm backward) is clearly more comfortable and sometimes unecessary.
It seems that without thinking about it, I also touch the inside cup with teh middle of the stick (exactly like Baptiste 2 diab correction in diabology).

Tricks / Correcting 3 High
« on: September 07, 2005, 02:17:45 PM »
Quote from: Bertrand
And I honestly think that the outside cup is more accessible.

This a quite strange as it requires you to bend your wrist to do so, doesn't it?
When you hit the inside cup (at least underneath), you have almost nothing to change.

Can you explain a bit more? There is something eluding me I guess :)


Tricks / Correcting 3 High
« on: September 07, 2005, 12:40:57 PM »
No, I don't hit the outside cup.

That does not mean it's not possible or not a good idea. I guess anybody willing to practice this will succeed and find it useful in some cases.


Tricks / Correcting 3 High
« on: September 02, 2005, 10:45:02 AM »
I'll translate what I had written in French then.


2 solutions (j'en vois pas d'autre en tout cas) :

1) tu y arrives uniquement avec la ficelle. Tony (et Lena je crois et d'autres surement) y arrivent pour corriger inclinaison et désaxage. Moi je n'arrive que à corriger l'inclinaison comme ça (et inconsciemment je pense que je commence à avoir quelque bons réflexes qui remettent le tout en place sans trop y penser).
Méthode de base, pareil que à 1 diabolo pendant le moment où le diabolo est sur la ficelle (moment que tu peux essayer de faire durer un peu pour plus d'efficacité).

2) tu tapes avec les baguettes. J'ai longtemps cru que ca allait etre impossible, mais avec l'habitude on peut devenir de plus en plus précis. L'idée de base c'est de faire tomber le diabolo (enfin la coupole intérieure) sur le bout de la baguette au moment de le récupérer sur la ficelle.
En se forcant et quand l'étape 1 commence à bien se faire, on peut aller jusqu'à taper le diabolo sur le dessus de la calotte intérieure à la réception.

En tapant sous/sur la calotte intérieure, + action ficelle, je pense qu'on peut corriger à peu près tout. IL est toujours plus facile aussi de corriger les diabolos en les faisant tourner vers la gauche, quitte à en corriger 2 au lieu d'un seul.

Un dernier truc pour le 3 en l'air, les 2 rattrape/relance des diabolos lancés à la main sont les plus importantes. Les diabolos tournant lentement, ils seront d'autant plus sensibles à un mauvais geste et peuvent se désaxer directement même si ils étaient bien lancés. Lancer à la main assez haut peut aider et lancer le 2ième diabolo au moins aussi haut que le premier est important.

1) you do it using only the string. Tony (and Lena I think, and others probably) can do it to correct tilting and axes issues. I can only correct tilting that way (but I also think that I’m starting to get some good gestures that put everything back into place without thinking about it).
The principle is the same than with one diabolo, but you only can do it during the short time the diabolo is on the string (you can try to make this moment last longer for added efficiency).

2) you hit with the sticks. I’ve believed for a long time this was going to be impossible, but when you get used to it, you can become more and more precise. The basic idea is to make the diabolo (the inside cup actually) fall on the end of the right stick when you’re catching it.
When you get used to it, you can go as far as hitting the top of the inside cup when catching.

By hitting under/over the inside cup, + using the string action, I think you can correct pretty much everything. It is easier to make them turn on your left though, even if you have to correct 2 diabolos for this.

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« on: September 02, 2005, 10:34:12 AM »
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Tricks / Correcting 3 High
« on: September 01, 2005, 10:18:39 AM »
This is a the link to Fred's article.
All in French though.


Tricks / Correcting 3 High
« on: August 31, 2005, 09:31:41 AM »
There can be many reasons to this.

1) Maybe you just throw them not really all in-line. I did it at some point, hand-throwing slighly rotated to the left, because I knew I was able to correct them back. We'll assume that's not what you want to do.

2) Assuming you want to get a proper in-line state from the start, and that you throw them all in-line.
The two hand-launched diabolo are very sensitive to any action that will be given to them on the first catch (and also on the 2 or 3 following one, but the first one is crucial due to the low speed).
You want to make a perfect catch and a perfect throw. If you are in a hurry to catch them, you may well give a wrong "signal" (can't find a word) through the string which will turn them out of line quickly (low speed again).
So concentrate on this first 2 catches and throws. See what happens before and after them.
To be in the best conditions for these throws :
a) hand throw with precision, you don't want to move more than 1 foot to catch them.
b) give you time to catch them. Throw the first one high enough to give time to release the others. Throw the second one at least at the same heigh as the first one. You should even aim a little higher if you want to ease the task. Release the one from the string a least as high as the second one, then keep the heigh of all diabolos even, maybe try to lower it when it is stable enough.

Hope this wasn't too messy,

Videos / Ryo Yabe WJF Profile Video
« on: August 11, 2005, 10:22:52 AM »
Attention, vous etes en train de devier tres rapidement hors-sujet. Ceci ne saurait etre tolere sur un thread qui a deja failli deraper. Merci de revenir au sujet   8)

Marseille, hum, not so far away..

Back to Ryo, nice video, impressive cleanliness on the whole.


Gear / Re: Your diabolos colors. Why did you choose them?
« on: July 04, 2005, 08:39:23 AM »
Black for training, when available (the only ones that will keep their original color).
Anything highly visible for stage (white or/and red preferably).


15 Policy & Feedback / - An english
« on: June 21, 2005, 08:22:32 AM »
You'll get flamed by rec.juggling die-hard aficionados. Don't even think of advertising there :-)

Honestly, I don't think it will really work. Stick to the diabolo, don't think too big. works fine because it is limited to France, and because it's almost the only place to talk about juggling in French. We don't get that many people from all the other french speaking countries.


Gear / Finus
« on: June 17, 2005, 02:09:16 PM »
Quote from: MattF
The only advantage circus cups have over finesse cups is the fact that circus cups bounce off the floor better.

That's not quite true, but only because you put a "only" in there :-)
I can see 2 other advantages:
1) the surface is more slipery on the Circus. Meaning that when 2 diabolos get in contact with each other by accident, they are less likely to crash immediately.
2) The Circus are easier to correct when doing high patterns. You need a lot more accuracy to correct Finesse diabolo properly (can be done though).

This does not mean Circus are better that Finesse. The Finesse have other advantages.

JiBe (thought I was done with the Circus vs Finesse stuff, but work's even more boring).

Videos / "Smile", by Sean & Kris
« on: June 04, 2005, 05:37:18 PM »
Excellent video.

Makes me think a bit about TwoLoose.
Hum. Let's clarify that. I don't mean it in a negative way. 3 low + a bit of funny stuff + me a bit involved with twoloose = me think about twoloose :-)

Funny, well edited, nice tricks, good camera work = awesome video


General / Photoshop contest: The DSSS guy
« on: May 11, 2005, 09:16:23 AM »
Nice One Erik.
Could be even more perfect by adding the diabolos that should be seen over the sky and the big top.

How 'bout the Ayers Rock one?

Nice challenge idea Sean :-)

Edit: Also like the everest one.


General / DSSS available on !
« on: May 04, 2005, 09:20:56 AM »
DSSS now OK for Firefox (normaly).


Tricks / Applying siteswaps to passing
« on: April 07, 2005, 08:44:15 AM »
Usually you'd add a number after the p. Ex: 3p1 for a pass to juggler 1. This is what is used for club passing already.

The whole theory is fairly similar to what is described here:


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