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Community & Events / Re: Top 20 Diabolo Players of 2020
« on: February 16, 2021, 09:38:55 PM »
This is really delightful! I absolutely love the really smooth 2d integrals from #6. Also a big fan of the couple of long integral chains in the vid. It's quite entertaining to see the 1 vertax, 1 normal thing (no idea if it has a name by now) is still around. Not my cup of tea, but I always loved the creativity of it!
It's interesting to see recent diabolo stuff; I can't really put my finger on it, but the overall style has evolved since I was really kept up with the community and it's rather nice. Thanks for posting!

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Gear / Re: DiabolosUsa.com
« on: July 16, 2011, 06:16:48 PM »
I got sticks from that website once and had no issues with payment or delivery. That was a couple years ago though.

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Tricks / Re: Continuous wrapped mini-genocides
« on: January 26, 2011, 02:00:02 AM »
I think your issue is that you are waiting too long before pulling up on the string, if you wait until the diabolo is mainly upwrapped, then pulling tends to just pull the stick out from around it without actually applying much force to the diabolo. you have to pull while the string is sufficiently wrapped to pull the diabolo into the air

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I'm New / Re: Introduce yourself
« on: December 09, 2010, 02:29:39 AM »
Welcome!

First off, if you have questions, try the search function in the forum, it is very helpful.
For your specific questions: The axle does not have to be a bearing. Some do have bearing, however. Some people use bearing diabolos, some use fixed axle. It is a matter of personal preference. It may be easier to learn on a bearing diabolo, but you can learn fine on fixed axles. Thats what I learned on.
The nuts/bolts should be tight enough that the axle does not rotate freely between the cups. If you have a new diabolo, odds are it is tightened fine. If it is too tight, it warps the shape of the cups, which might or might not change anything. Im not totally sure. Either way, in general, you do not want them too tight. Ratchet them tight. It will get really hard to turn and at that point, they are tight enough and possibly too tight.

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Gear / Re: Couple of 2D questions
« on: December 05, 2010, 05:47:06 AM »
Hello, as is often the case, basically any of the major 5" diabolos will serve you very well for both 1D and 2D. If the finesse are too lightweight for you, Taibolos are a little bit heavier than them and Circuses are about 50 grams heavier(stock). Personally, I find Taibolos best for 2D, but many will disagree on that point. If you have the chance, try 2D out with different diabolos and buy whichever you like best.

 I am sure that this has been addressed before at some point. I linked you to the stickied 2D threads, they should probly help you out quite a bit. If not, just search around the forum and you'll find plenty on it.

http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=378.0
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=34.0

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Gear / Re: circus or finesse
« on: November 19, 2010, 05:33:19 AM »
actually, if you simply let the diabolo lie on the string with the string not touching the cups or anything and it still turns to the right, that means that (provided you are right handed) there is more weight on the far cup than the near cup, the center of mass would not be directly within the middle of the axle, but a little farther from your body. to correct that, you would need to add a bit of mass to the near cup or remove a bit from the far cup. the difference could be and probably is rather tiny. the precession to the right will be faster when it is spinning slower, so, if you can get it to be stable at low speeds, it is stable. you can also simply keep them going relatively quickly and that will minimize the precession, it will not eliminate it, but it will make it more manageable.

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Videos / Re: Adjectives
« on: October 27, 2010, 02:39:11 AM »
i have already watched this an unhealthy number of times. it is absolutely glorious. I particularly enjoyed all the horizontal suicides, especially the infinite suicide with perpendicular suicide at 2:05

absolutely fantastic

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Videos / Re: Happy Oree Friends - Pretty Trippy Party
« on: October 20, 2010, 02:34:33 AM »
this looks fantastic.

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Tricks / Re: infinite suicide into magic knot... AAAAH!
« on: October 05, 2010, 04:20:55 AM »
you could also try after the string hit the stick and its now orbiting the stick, pull the stick and the diabolo towards you a little bit to bring the diabolo axle in line with the rotational plane of the suiciding stick. that might help

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Gear / Re: Renegade, any reason worth getting it!?
« on: October 05, 2010, 04:18:08 AM »
you do not want to get a renegade if you ever do anything involving wraps. it spins extremely stably, but that is about all it has going for it. I have one myself and i am not pleased with it. the axle catches even new string rather easily because it forces the string into itself, causing wrap-ups. just one of the standard 5 inch diabolos would serve you much better.
also, you cant do the finger spinning thing with your actual finger because the residual edge from the molding will slice it open, its not fun, trust me there.
if you dont want to spend more than the 37 that one would cost you, get a pair of beaches, they are overall better than the renegade. the renegade spins well and very stably, but the axle is terrible. you could consider getting a different axle, im actually going to buy a fly axle and slap it onto my renegade when i have the cash.
on the whole, you should not get a renegade

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Gear / Re: Contacting Nev
« on: September 24, 2010, 06:26:19 PM »
I know that red Taibolo V1's exist, because I have one, so I imagine that V2's exist as well. according to the Taibolo website, they have orange-red and rose pink Taibolos. also, if you cant get ahold of Nev, you can order directly from Taibolo.

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Gear / Re: circus or finesse
« on: September 20, 2010, 07:16:15 PM »
finesse may be better to learn with because of their wider axles, which give you more leeway in the beginning, and they react strongly to corrections because the of the high friction of the material. that same high friction can also mess you up when you dont have the subtly to correct them in the beginning. You will learn to deal with it though.
i learned on finesse and later got some circuses when i had to return those to their owner and i found that the circuses were more stable, though i did have to alter my shuffle because i was too lax with where i caught the diabolo.
i would say go for the circuses, unless you will be diaboloing over concrete a lot because the circuses will scratch somewhat and i have never seen a finesse scratch from hitting the ground, even while spinning fast

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Tricks / Re: maintaining sprinklers
« on: September 17, 2010, 12:54:24 AM »
im not terribly experienced myself, but i find that the main issue in maintaining sprinklers is having the diabolos spinning very fast and also keeping the stick tips level. i had issues with one stick falling and that put more force on the other side and collapsed the sprinkler

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Gear / Re: Diabolo Turning Right!?!
« on: August 24, 2010, 11:25:22 PM »
it ought to if the excess weight is on the opposite cup. i know it can because i had lots of back and forth on one of mine before i got it right, but i cant remember off the top of my head where the extra weight is for which turning direction. i think its:
far cup heavier = turns right, add weight to near cup to fix
near cup heavier = turns left, add weight to far cup to fix
i just messed up cup weights and that is the conclusion that i came to
and for lefties, it is backward

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Gear / Re: Diabolo Turning Right!?!
« on: August 24, 2010, 07:45:33 PM »
i am pretty sure that precession in that direction means that you need to add weight to the cup away from you, or take weight off the cup near you. i had this issue and found that various washers helped get rid of the issue

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Gear / Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« on: July 27, 2010, 03:57:37 PM »
nope, I never had to sign for anything I ordered

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Gear / Re: Can I trust oddballs.com?
« on: July 25, 2010, 09:28:40 PM »
I live in St. Louis, MO and I've ordered diabolos twice from Diabolomoves and sticks thrice from firetoys and I have never had any additional issues with customs. Maybe the shipper took care of it, but I don't think you will have any issues with customs.

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Gear / Re: Finesse Cups Warping
« on: March 20, 2010, 06:26:53 AM »
this thread seems vaguely related to my question, so, ill ask it
does anyone know the temperature at which a finesse melts and then if you can hold it in a liquid state indefinitely, ie. long enough to pour into a mold?

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awesome.

thank you very much. tis much appreciated

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great review. it was very informative.

just one question about the aluminum sticks: are they solid or are they hollow? from what you said, they seem to be solid, but you never directly said if they were or not

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