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Videos / Fire diabolo and other stuff too showreel
« on: September 03, 2015, 07:19:55 PM »

Been meaning to put together a full showreel and i finally got my act together today and edited one up, I hope you all enjoy, and feedback as always its very appreciated.

Videos / Sandy Days
« on: September 02, 2015, 11:06:39 PM »
Been very quiet recently with the move happening and such, finally all settled, with a new video to celebrate.

Hope yo enjoy

Videos / Juggling / Circus Showreel Shot On Infrared
« on: May 28, 2015, 10:17:08 PM »
Shot a short Jam/ SHowreel style video today with a little help from my SO

Shot entirely on a Infrared converted DSLR

Just  a little extra info, my Diabolos are Red and so are my poi, my clubs are Red , Blue and Purple.

Gear / Fire Diabolos For Sale
« on: January 17, 2015, 04:59:57 PM »
If anyone is looking to get started with or even add to a collection of fire diabolos ive just put some up for sale on ebay and can answer any questions you have here.
Its with a heavy heart that i list them, but they just don't get the use they deserve anymore since i bought a sundia bearing fire diabolo, so it time for them to have a new home.
for sale i have 2 nesbitts one with larger than stock wicks and a fyrefli Coment

Nesbitt :
Nesbit with Big Wicks:

Gear / Sundia Fire Bearing Diabolo First Impressions
« on: December 12, 2013, 08:15:36 PM »
So i recently splashed out and bough myself a sundia fire bearing diabolo, i'd been looking for uk stock fro a good year and stumbled across when they posted about the updated store layout on these very forums. thy still have 2 in stock (as of 12 dec) if you wanted to get your hands on one. its not a cheap buy at £88 without any wicks but definitely worth a look.

so my first thoughts, well to start off i must say this is the most beautiful diabolo i have ever owned its absolutely stunning the design on the thing is perfect. my first spin was a bit of a revelation really, without wicks, its ver very light for a fire diabolo, comparing it to a fyrefli Meteor and the Nesbitt, i havn't weighed them to compare but it due to the fact its a frame rather than solid metal. this makes it  alot less dawnting to play with and makes it handle easier and not much different to a heavy rubber diabolo. on the not of handling the bearing is a life saver on this, wiht the need to use Kevlar string, any normal diabolo has minimal spin time and is very difficult to spin ant any sort of speed, this complete negates that effect.

as for wicking it i ended up cutting 8 100mm Kevlar disks and mounting them on the supplied central bolt i then sewed it in tight into a sort of flower formation using 2mm Kevlar thread, and so far it seem very stable, i have yet to light it up yet as i'm giving it a thorough first soak (10 hours each side) but i'll update this post once i have. ill be sure to get some pics or maybe some video of a burn too

So first burn, very impressed very stable and controllable despite the very fast, if a little to fast spin speed, its fine to control just dulls the flame a little quicker, very impresses with flame size and for a first burn a solid 3 min burn with v large flames. pictures below

Sundia Fire Bearing Diabolo Test burn

Nothing too spectacular trick wise but it gives you an idea of how it burns and handles

As a lot of people have been asking here is a more in-depth step by step process of how i wicked my diabolo.

so started out by buying 1m of 100mm kevlar wick (from this is plenty enough leaves you with about 20cm of excess

i then marked up 8 circular disks (4 for each side)  using what i think is part of a light fitting but a compass would work just fine too.

i measured out the middle then used a pen to push a hole though eh kevlar, wide enough that it would fit over the central bolt.

this image give a you a rough idea of the bolt its probably not that big but for showing the construction its good enough.

i then one by one placed four disks of kevlar on each side.

and then put the supplied washer over them.

i then bolted them down using the supplied bolt and the Kevlar sat a little like this pertruding though the sides of the diabolo, originally i intended to stop here but i found the Kevlar would catch the string and halt the diabolo completely.

so i pulled the Kevlar away from the sides into a sort of bunched up flower-eque formation, however it dint hold like this.

so i sewed though it with a large needle with Kevlar sting. though all 4 layers then across and though the other 4 holding it together in the formation, i used and industrial needle and pliers its not an easy job.

and finally i was left with this.

Gear / Oddballs hinting at new diabolo product
« on: July 17, 2013, 03:50:35 PM »
Oddballs have recetly tweeted that they are stocking a new "very exciting " diabolo product, ive confirmed that it isn't the evo bearing kits. thinking now that it might be the Play Deo sticks, Any other ideas?

Videos / Fire Diabolo and Others | Element Entertainment
« on: June 06, 2013, 01:08:10 PM »
me and my friends at Element Entertainment ( )recently put this video together to demonstrate some of our fire skills, including fire Diabolo, juggling breathing ect. Hope you enjoy, feedback greatly appreciated.

Videos / Waiting for summer Diabolo & Clubs video
« on: April 28, 2013, 11:09:53 PM »
with summer fast arriving and weather more consistently "nice" i decided to go out and have a play and see what i could do, circus and camera wise. this was the result, shot entirely by myself with only my trusty 550d and tripod. hope you Enjoy, all feedback greatly appreciated.

Waiting for Summer - Juggling & Diabolo


Videos / Bored on Sunday | Circus Gear (diabolo, juggling knives, poi)
« on: April 14, 2013, 05:04:45 PM »
Bored on Sunday | Circus Gear

A small edit, in the first warm day of the year, of my progression, demonstrating knife juggling, diabolo and poi. hope you enjoy, feedback appreciated.

General / So what do you do alongside diabolo
« on: March 30, 2013, 06:03:11 PM »
ive recently been learning a whole bunch of other things such as juggling and so on, just wanted to see what else everyone else is doing.
an image of most of my gear(excluding my stilts and unicycles)

Videos / Diabolo / general circus Winter Showreel
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:44:30 AM »
So im new to the forums here, ive been doing diabolo on and off for around 5 years, along the way ive picked up a bunch of othere skills.
this is my first proper show-reel, and id love to hear your opinions and advice

Circus Showreel 2013


General / Diabolo /performer photoshoot
« on: March 01, 2013, 03:39:06 PM »
recently did a photo shoot for my perfromance job (yes im lucky enough to have a part time job doing this) and i wanted to get your opinions on some of the photos.

hers a link to the group i currently work with/ perfrom for:


Performances / moved
« on: March 01, 2013, 03:21:31 PM »

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