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Community & Events / Re: Performers for Austin Jugglefest 2018
« on: November 12, 2017, 12:41:41 AM »
hi!

When is the festival?

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Performing / Chalk/Rosin?
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:44:25 PM »
Whaddup kids

So I've recently started performing in a tent, and I've found that the extra humidity from being outside is making my four diabolo start almost impossible. My hands get too sweaty by that point in the act, and the diabolos slip from my fingers before I can finish my throw. I was thinking about putting chalk or rosin on my hands, but it makes me nervous. In the one diabolo part of my act, I touch the diabolo a lot with my hands and I'm worried that chalk would get on the axle and eventually the string.

I was wondering what you all have done to deal with sweaty hands in performance? Has anyone found something that doesn't make the string gross?

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Community & Events / Re: International Diabolo Hub
« on: August 15, 2017, 08:23:06 PM »
Hi!

Would this be open to Diaboloists from North America as well?

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Videos / Willem McGowan Promo 2017
« on: March 11, 2017, 09:08:48 PM »
Hi guys!

I'm graduating soon from circus school, and I wanted to share a promo video I made.
Let me know what you think!

Thanks!

https://vimeo.com/207371862

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Videos / Willem McGowan Circa festival
« on: January 02, 2017, 11:37:33 PM »
Hello!

Last October I was lucky enough to go to France to perform at the Circa festival in Auch. Me and another student from my circus school, l'Ecole de Cirque de Quebec, met up with 3 students from the AMOK circus school and spent 5 days making a show. Here is the video! My part begins at about 13:30, there is also some cool ring juggling, straps and duo trapeze.

thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWyIZv1cUQ

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Videos / rog sauce
« on: November 02, 2015, 03:53:29 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqhLzMyMop0&feature=youtu.be

We tried to shoot a promo for a festival but we decided we'd do that another day
so here is this!
I'll make a real video sooner or later

Enjoy!

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Videos / Re: Changing of the seasons
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:34:08 PM »
Some of my favorite 2d stuff I've seen in a long time!

As far as changing up the vibe goes, the simplest place to start in my opinion would just be to stop moving the camera around so much. it would probably change the way we see your tricks a whole lot (who knows in a good or bad way)

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Videos / Re: ija 2014 diabolo
« on: August 06, 2014, 03:25:35 AM »
Hey simon thanks for posting! this was alot of fun!

-will

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Videos / Re: Willem McGowan 2014
« on: July 26, 2014, 05:17:29 PM »
Thanks for all the great feedback! I just added a youtube link in case vimeo doesn't work (it usually doesn't work on my computer), and so you can find my old videos and stuff.

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Videos / Re: Willem McGowan 2014
« on: July 12, 2014, 05:45:58 AM »
Thanks guys, I"m glad you liked it!

Arjan- Sorry about the framing. I didn't get a chance to review the film before my friend edited it or I would have asked him to use some further shots. I'll put out a practice video sooner or later with head on still shots of a lot of this stuff

Scharling- Circus school is great! I've had a lot of time to explore new stuff and work on some harder technique (although that last part didn't really make it in the video). Its great to be able to train all of the time.

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Videos / Willem McGowan 2014
« on: July 04, 2014, 05:34:27 AM »
Hey guys!
I made a video around this time last year and I figured it was time for a new one.
These are some of the things I've been working on, but I don't have a lot of new sequences at the moment so its a lot of improvisation as well.
I hope you like it!

Willem McGowan Plays Diablo on Vimeo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ty1fna-r40

ALSO hes not a juggler so forgive him for mispelling diabolo :) It will be fixed soon

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Videos / Nice loop act
« on: May 20, 2014, 04:24:38 AM »
Sidney from montreal school
Really nice acro stuff starting 2.5 minutes in
vimeo.com/video/95804463

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General / Re: Wrist Injuries
« on: May 17, 2014, 06:39:40 PM »
Do you do anything to warm up before practicing? Maybe try working your way up to four by doing some simple stuff 2 or 3 first just to make sure all your joints are awake. I know my shoulder/wrist have been killing me when I work on my 3/4 high and if I don't stretch and then do some little 1d tricks that use my full range of motion (only like 5/10 minutes total of warm up) then I feel terrible. If that doesn't work maybe take a week or two off or go see a physical therapist.

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Performances / Re: School Talent Show
« on: February 07, 2014, 11:40:49 PM »

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Performances / Re: Piwi: la corde au cou -nouvelle version
« on: January 29, 2014, 05:42:23 PM »
Super nice stuff. Are you in circus school?

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Gear / Re: Sundia fly long axle fixed
« on: January 05, 2014, 03:20:39 AM »
 http://diabolomoves.co.uk/diabolos/store/comersus_listItems.asp?idCategory=57

somebody probably sells just an axle if you don't want to pay as much

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General / Re: Top 20 Diaboloists 2013 - Voting
« on: December 20, 2013, 07:25:38 PM »
Yo Dawg, you should post this on jugglingrock (facebook group) so more people see it

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Practice / Re: 4 Diabolo hover progress
« on: December 18, 2013, 05:29:35 AM »
How did you get the three started with the extra in your hand? i've tried but i'm completely lost

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Videos / Willem McGowan turbo profile 2014
« on: November 28, 2013, 11:12:00 PM »
Here is my video for Turbo Fest 2014!
January 2-5, 2014
Quebec City

Turbo Profile 2014: Willem McGowan

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Videos / Re: Vermillon
« on: November 07, 2013, 04:08:37 AM »
I can't get the link to work, but i really want to see it! could you maybe put it on jtv?

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