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Gear / 'nanners.
« on: April 10, 2012, 11:59:36 PM »
I might as well replace my handsticks with bananas at this point. They always seem to end up that way.
I've gone through:
-Henry's Aluminums
-Babache Energys
-Babache Extremes

The aluminums and extremes resemble bananas at this point, and the energys just plain snapped in half on an excalibur genocide.
Am I a cruel diaboloer when it comes to sticks, or am I just using the wrong kinds?
All recommendations are welcome. (Except for wood. They're just too light.)

Gear / How many lengths of string do you have?
« on: June 06, 2011, 02:28:39 AM »
I'm getting started on 3D right now, and I've seen a lot of videos where people switch their sticks to a longer string length before doing 3D (especially in performances.) I've also seen many people just go straight from doing integrals and stuff with one to 3D without the string change. I use very short string for 1D, and whenever I attempt 3D the string is too short to fit 3 on simultaneously. So I cut some longer string today and it's far too long to do 1D (I can't land any of my integrals!)

So do you have two separate sets of sticks or one for everything?

Leave all of "it's all about personal preference" posts out. I already know that, I just want to see what other people do.

Performances / Talent show.
« on: January 20, 2011, 01:43:09 AM »
Video of me and my friend performing at the talent show at my high school.
I'm the one on the right and he's (macfreak13 on this site) on the left.

Diabolo Talent Show Act

Tricks / 2 diabolos- opposite spin.
« on: October 11, 2010, 01:31:57 AM »
So, I had a conversation with one of my friends about this a couple of weeks ago. I personally didn't like the idea, but I thought I'd post it here to see others' opinions. Two diabolos spinning in opposite directions. The tricks would be different, and it might open up new kinds of things, and allow for longer tricks, e.g., c-fan.
So, thoughts? Ideas?

Gear / good diabolos for complex two tricks/three?
« on: July 29, 2010, 09:14:17 AM »
Hey there, I'm starting to work on two diabolos , and will probably be at least attempting three in 3 or 4 months, and I'm planning to buy some diabolos for doing basic three, and some 2 diabolo suicides that will need light, fast moving diabolos.  I'm looking for a 4 inch diabolo with good spin, light weight and good maneuverability. The three I've been looking at are the Jazz (9 oz), Millennium (5.8 oz), and the Arlequino (7 oz).  From what I've read, the Jazz is high quality, but I think it's a bit too heavy.  The Arlequino looked really good, but I read some bad things about it. I like the weight and size, but it didn't have the best of reviews. Opinions? Thanks. (I'm looking for a four inch, light diabolo, but I already have two finesses, and if anybody thinks that it would be wise to use finesses for this, then... well ya.)

Gear / How long does your string last?
« on: July 04, 2010, 05:50:43 AM »
My string usually breaks on the ends about once every two days. ive been polishing the ends and taping over them each time it does, but the string becomes unsatisfactorily rough after about a week, so I replace it. Oh yeah, I use Henry's Orange.

Tricks / feed the fan
« on: June 30, 2010, 07:34:54 AM »
i had an idea for a feed the fan. (Is that already a thing?)  start three, toss one medium high, and get the other two into s-fan immediately. right before the tossed diabolo lands, do this: when one diabolo is coming up towards you, you could move the string back behind the diabolo, and i think it would pop straight up. the diabolo that is still on the string would finish half of its between the arms sun, and you could catch the first tossed diabolo on the section of string that originally had the second diabolo, and repeat this pattern. the way you would catch it would be similar to the way its caught in this video i found:

2 Diabolos s-fan start

on a random side note, this could be used to get from s-fan to c-fan and visa versa

General / reeling up.
« on: June 19, 2010, 07:44:34 AM »
Ok, so there is this thing where the diabolo will pull its self towards the left stick. I know how to prevent it, it doesn't happen unless I really screw up (Oh, the wonders of making creative new magic knots) and it isn't really common for me anymore.  I was just wondering, is there an official name for this phenomenon?  I've heard reeling up, biting, acting like an oversized yo-yo, spooling, and pulling the sticks in. What's this called? Thanks.

Tricks / Grindicide (?)
« on: June 07, 2010, 12:47:34 AM »
So, I was practicing some slowicides a week or two ago, and when the right stick came around, I failed to catch it.  it landed on the ground, and I (for some strange reason) had my left stick high up in the air.  The diabolo had been unwrapped, and fell off the string onto the stick.  Since I had my left stick high, the stick was at an optimal grinding angle, and the diabolo then proceeded to grind on the stick that was sitting on the ground.  I did not manage to get out of this, but I have the theory, that if you were to lower your stick down, allowing the diabolo to scrape the ground, it might shoot forward and preform a suicide start.  Those who have skill and free time, if you don't mind experimenting with this, it would be greatly appreciated.

Gear / my string keeps ripping.
« on: June 06, 2010, 08:31:57 PM »
Hey, im newish to diaboloing and I've been using henry's neon orange and classic energy handsticks. About once a day ( I practice 2-3 hours a day) my string will rip, right at the point where it goes into the sticks, mostly while doing tricks with a lot of g-force (whip catch, umbrella, horizontal whips). I think the sharp metal edges of the caps are cutting the string. Is there any way to prevent this?

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