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Performances / Tom Eilon 1d on stage in Benyamina
« on: November 30, 2010, 05:52:49 AM »
Diabolo Show - מופע דיאבולו
This demonstrates my belief that simple tricks work better on stage. I am kind of curious though about the knot and suicide at 1:20.
The video is about 5 years old, but I just found it now :)

Performances / diabolo at "Lander's got talent"
« on: October 10, 2010, 05:51:17 AM »
I performed in a talent show at my school tonight. I was pleased with how I did, and I've heard that my score was close to the winners (only first and second place were announced so I don't know more detail). I hope to upload it onto youtube, but right now the bandwidth does not allow for it.

Expect a video up tomorrow together with some more of my own comments regarding the performance.
(by the way, the winner did a unicycle/pogo/juggling act. My favorite bit was where he pogo-jumproped.

Performances / Jewish Wedding Diabolo
« on: April 18, 2010, 05:56:23 AM »

General / diabolo on chatroulette/omegle?
« on: March 25, 2010, 02:41:45 AM »
I'm assuming most of you guys are familiar with and/or
In case you aren't here's a brief description: you get paired up with a random stranger and chat on webcams. Typically an individual chat lasts less than 10 seconds unless somebody does something interesting.

I've considered the idea of diaboloing on cam, but my laptop setup doesn't really permit it without compromising my privacy and using public space. Instead I opted to dress as a pirate and dance to techno music (sitting in a chair).

I wouldn't recommend either of these websites for the young or squeamish. I was just wondering if anybody has tried diaboloing on them and if they have how successful they were.

If nobody has yet...I'm throwing the idea out there so get on it.

P.S. "pirate"  video will be uploaded onto youtube soon and I will embed it here.

here you go Techno Pirate on chatroulette and omegle

Gear / Duncan Phoenix stuck in fixed axle
« on: March 17, 2010, 03:26:00 AM »
So a couple of weeks ago, I bought a Duncan Phoenix. I ran into a problem with it and sent an e-mail to kyo. It might have been the wrong e-mail here is the message I sent him and I hope someone can help me.

    Since you were so helpful before, I was hoping you could help me again. I got my phoenix (from in the mail yesterday afternoon and was very pleased with it. It felt nice in bearing and fixed modes and everything was cool. Then it got stuck in fixed mode somehow (whether I pointed the metal washer in or out). I've tried reversing it etc...several times to no avail. Could something be defective? should I try to replace it or is there a way to fix it myself?

    In the meantime, it still plays nicely fixed."

I hesitated a long time to post this because I know that the phoenix isn't so popular on this forum, but I really don't know where else to turn. Please don't say "OMG PHOENIX IS SH**" because that wouldn't be helpful and because I happen to be a fan.

Videos / puppet master leg orbits w/ legicide exit
« on: March 11, 2010, 05:19:46 AM »
I made this video to show off my new Duncan Phoenix on my blog. I thought maybe posting here would get some useful feedback. (taking off the hat was inspired by a "how to perform" video I saw on the forum a while ago (maybe around October?)
Diabolo - puppet master leg orbits with legicide exit

off topic - does anybody know what to do if a Duncan Phoenix is stuck in fixed axle? (no matter which way the washer faces - It worked the other day out of the box and then I switched it back and forth from fixed to bearing and then it stayed in bearing after I switched it back).

Tricks / easy ufo grind - no vertax skills needed - finisher trick
« on: August 22, 2008, 08:42:22 PM »
With my new Sundia Sun diabolo, I've found a cool way to go into a ufo grind - I am proud to say I've tested it. :-)

Basically, I did a normal grind on the left handstick and then pointed the stick to tip the diabolo towards myself. As it got more vertical I put the right stick in the cup and drew the left stick away.

After several seconds it wobbled, so I popped it up and caught it.

Here are some observations I've made -
1. round-tipped handsticks are a must. I've tried with both my wood pairs and there is a very significant difference.
2. If it's more vertical, it will go longer and look more like you know what you are doing.
3. From what I understand, UFO grinds don't work well with all diabolos - that's probably because no company has it in mind for how the diabolo will be used.

I have a video of the trick but I probably won't be able to post it until Tuesday or Wedensday this week...sorry.

P.S. If anyone can figure out how to get this (specifically this variation of the trick) back on the string in either a vertax or normal position, let me know please.

Gear / sundia disambiguation
« on: August 21, 2008, 07:37:45 PM »
I just got my new sundia diabolo (fixed axle)... I think it's awesome - I'm confused though.

It was sold on as the "sundia new style" but outside of juggling store I can't find such a thing.

Is it the same as the sun? I'm not sure because I've heard that the sun has soft cups and mine has relatively hard cups.

can anyone help me?

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