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Community & Events / Re: Dube Moving Location/(temporarily) Closing
« on: December 27, 2013, 06:48:16 AM »
Just checked, and the last day they're shipping stuff is December 30th, so act fast. The storefront is still open till the 6th of January.

Community & Events / Dube Moving Location/(temporarily) Closing
« on: December 27, 2013, 06:45:55 AM »
Hey Guys, 
Long time no see! It's been a long time since i've been on the forum.
I'm not sure if anyone posted this already, i did a search but nothing came up. So if it was I apologize.
So today I went to the Dube storefront in NYC for the first time, and they told me that they lost the lease on their location in the building.  They told me they would be closing shop on January 6th (better double check that date though, I could be mistaken). They said they're in the process of looking for a new location, but haven't found anything yet. I don't know whether their online store will still be functioning, but their website should say. 
The point is that the store is really awesome, it's the only store i've ever been to where they don't mind you picking up a set of machetes and juggling them. (I actually kept dropping stuff, and apologizing because it was really loud on the wood floor, and the woman there kept saying, "dont worry, its fine, this is a juggling store, were used to this." If you need to purchase anything from them, i'd say that now would be the time. If your in or near manhattan, i'd say pay them a visit, because soon it may be just a piece of history.
I was actually able to get a pretty cheap monobolo from them, which is awesome because I didn't even think they would have those.
Anyway, happy Bolo-ing and happy holidays! I Hope you all got great diabolo related gifts!

Tutorials / Re: The Spinocide Integral - Tutorial [1D]
« on: August 20, 2011, 12:03:22 AM »
Hey Mushi, nice trick! I look forward to learning it.
By the way, correct me if im wrong, but I think we met at the Israel juggling convention. I was the American with  Sundia fly diabolo who was no where near as good as the Israeli diaboloists  :embarassed:
anywho keep practicing and i look forward to seeing your progress!
-Eli P

General / How did you start diabolo?
« on: July 09, 2010, 03:25:57 AM »
Hey everyone,
I was reading this thread (
and it gave me an idea. If this has been done before then excuse me, I didn't know.
I'm curious as to how people started diabolo. Did someone get you into it? or did you just see it and think it was really cool? what about it specifically caught your eye/made you curious/ held your attention. and maybe what challenges you faced while learning diabolo?
In other words, your story. I think It could be pretty inspiring.

For me, I have a friend who started it. He got a spinabolo and it just looked really cool.  When I saw it I imagined myself diaboloing. I saw how special and unique a talent it is. Later on I looked up cool diabolo videos  and saw how much I had to learn, but that just made it more exhilarating.
Anyway, I borrowed my friends spinabolo, and of course broke it. That was my first major challenge. Having to face up to it,(although he wasnt very angry) and of course living with out a working diabolo until I got a new one.
My next major challenge, which I am still fighting, is realizing how slow a learner I am compared to some people on this forum.  It's discouraging to know that no matter how much I practice, others are getting what I still struggle with.
Anyway that is a summarized version of my story. What's yours? 


General / Re: reeling up.
« on: June 21, 2010, 12:34:01 AM »
I always called it "wrapping up"...
But I don't think there's an official name. :'(

Videos / Re: Sharpe as a Tack.
« on: June 14, 2010, 05:47:57 PM »
I loved it.
Excellent tricks and scenery!
I tip my hat to you, good sirs!

General / Re: college essay - incorporating diabolo into essay
« on: May 21, 2010, 05:40:06 PM »
I wrote a College admissions essay on Juggling and Diabolo.  However, colleges are more interested on your connection to a hobby and what you learned from the hobby(that can be applied to everyday life and life in college) rather than the hobby's history. Talk about why it interests you and what important skills and values you learned from it. Maybe also discuss what got you interested in the first place.
The schools I got rejected from probably rejected me because of my below average grades rather than my essay, because my essay was just fine according to the people who reviewed it once it was in it's final stages.

Gear / Re: Duncan Phoenix stuck in fixed axle
« on: May 12, 2010, 01:29:28 AM »
maybe you could call the Duncan store and explain your problem?
Or just replace the whole thing.

Gear / Re: Duncan Phoenix stuck in fixed axle
« on: April 23, 2010, 12:23:12 AM »
I got a pheonix a while back and have the same problem. I think it's just that the inner part of the axle is broken and dosen't swivel correctly. I'm not sure what to do about it except replace the axle.

Tutorials / Re: infinite suicide tutorial - ep2992
« on: April 20, 2010, 01:28:13 AM »
sorry for the confusion.
I haven't used a bearing in a while, so I don't exactly remember,
but I think you should try without the bearing first, it may be easier to learn with.
Although if you only have bearings you can use bearings too.
don't buy a fixed axle just for this trick.
I think a bearing is easier for combos with the infinite suicide once you already have it down.
Also, Benjy's right. all your doing is re-wrapping the diabolo as it unwraps, and pulling up at the top to keep it in the air.
don't stop wrapping, keep going.

Tutorials / Re: infinite suicide tutorial - ep2992
« on: April 18, 2010, 08:49:37 PM »
Thanks for the comments, guys.
I'll keep them in mind if/when I make a new tutorial.
Also, wigg, I used a finesse ( its a Mr. Babache, I can't remember if it was a g2 or a g3, but either will work.)
Although a bearing diabolo might make it easier. (but not necessary)

Tutorials / infinite suicide tutorial - ep2992
« on: April 16, 2010, 02:22:56 AM »
Hey Guys,
I just made an infinite suicide tutorial.
Check it out and comment if you think it's helpful.
Also, while your there you might want to check out my video of jugglers at the Pratt Juggle this convention in Brooklyn. Not a lot of diabolo in it though.
ep2992's infinite suicide diabolo tutorial
The convention video can be seen on my channel.

Videos of the Week / Re: VotW: 29 March 2010: Aloïs
« on: April 07, 2010, 11:28:58 PM »
It must have taken forever to learn that!

Community & Events / Re: I'll be in Boston November 13-15.
« on: November 04, 2009, 12:13:57 AM »
I also live near Boston, in Newton, and usually end up at the MIT juggling club, which is on Sundays from 3 until 6 or so.  There aren't too  many people doing diabolo there, but if you can come let me know and maybe I'll see you there.

Videos / Re: it's freezing out there! short winter diabolo video
« on: January 27, 2009, 12:00:43 AM »
Filming the intro took longer than you would think. Maybe 45 minutes to an hour? Something like that.

Videos / Re: it's freezing out there! short winter diabolo video
« on: January 25, 2009, 05:37:00 PM »
Thanks, glad you liked it. Your right, the red diabolo in the video is the Duncan Phoenix.

Videos / it's freezing out there! short winter diabolo video
« on: January 25, 2009, 05:18:45 PM »
Hey everyone,
I've been filming with my brother's camera and I made a small diabolo video.
It's pretty short and not that great. But It was fun to make.
Tell me what you think.
(there are 2 versions. They are almost the same. I prefer the 2nd version, but if you want to see the first go to my youtube page:

Gear / Re: building a monobolo
« on: January 25, 2009, 12:30:58 AM »
I added two medium washers and one big one between the hub and roller blade wheel, which makes the monobolo turn to the right much slower. That's an improvement :-D.
But I still can't get the wheel to work as a hubstack, because in order to get the monobolo to not shake or come loose the whole thing needs to be really tight, and that means the wheel spins with the rest of the diabolo, not by itself.

Gear / Re: building a monobolo
« on: January 23, 2009, 08:03:41 PM »
I made a quick video of the monobolo on youtube:

Gear / Re: building a monobolo
« on: January 23, 2009, 07:36:03 PM »
At the moment the wheel doesn't work as a hubstack, because when the monobolo is spinning the wheel is spinning with it, not seperately, and when I grip it, the whole monobolo just slows down. But If I decide to change what I have now, Ill keep in mind that making the wheel into a hubstack would be a good idea.
The monobolo is also pretty balanced, although the cup is a little heavy for the wheel. And as a result the monobolo turns to the right faster than other monobolos.
But it's not terrible. Maybe later I'll put up a video of my monobolo in action.
I also need to get the thread tape or loctite to keep it tight.

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