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Videos / Re: 3, 4 and 5 diabolo video by Pieter
« on: July 07, 2010, 05:47:19 PM »
I just get "This video is not available" from YouTube... ::).

Is it possible to upload the video at or any other streaming site?

Practice / just a normal high toss
« on: August 05, 2009, 06:01:14 PM »
Hello out there,

I've filmed a normal high toss with a Diabolo two days ago from 12 different angles.
The idea came to my mind after I watched Wes Pedens "Expectations".

I've cutted the different clips together to show one toss movement, while the camera seems to turn around myself.

just a normal high toss

Videos / Re: Sharpe Attack!
« on: July 31, 2009, 12:51:21 PM »
@Mr. D: Right-Click on the link and "Save As" should work.

Too bad the 1080p version doesn't work for me :(.

The video has some amazing tricks, liked the 1 Diabolo things most.
Your 7 Diabolo passing is so solid :o, that makes me jealous (I struggle with a friend of mine with 5 Diabolo passing).

For those who doesn't want to download the big files, but prefer a HD Video I found this very interesting little tweak.

Make yourself a new bookmark in your favourit browser and fill in this code


I named it HD Download.
Go to the YouTube version of the video and check the HD function.
Then you will have to click the  "HD Download" bookmark and there will be a download link under the embed code in the video information.
This worked for me and gave me a 720p around 92mb.

Practice / Re: Sunny-practice-stuff
« on: July 07, 2009, 10:53:45 AM »
Some very cool stuff inside ;).
Liked the section from 0:50 to the end most :).

The music (name of the song maybe?) fits very well to your "flow".

Tricks / Re: Backhands, rim throws, and 5 years of futility
« on: February 26, 2009, 08:30:05 PM »
For me the rimthrows from the right hand are the best, by starting three diabolos.
I use is it in the way Diabolo88 pictured it. But to stabalize the throws and to give them extra speed I move my thumb downwards to increase the momentum of the diabolo.
Another fact, which didn't have been mentioned yet is that it is very helpful to use your knees to gain height and to put the Diabolos in the right place.

@Ben: Try to make the Trapeze as short as possible (talking about a right Trapeze for righties).
The Diabolo should be very very near to your right stick, while it is inside the Trapeze.
Another thing which worked for me very well by learning the Trapeze start for 3low is that the right stick has to be as parallel as possible to the ground, because the string won't be able to slip up or down to the stick now.
Then move your right stick to your left hand. Try to put the right stick a little bit under the left one, because this will stable the whole thing, when you have both sticks in your left hand.
Right hand is now free and able to throw the third diabolo.

Performances / Re: Ocean's 13 Diabolo-Passing
« on: February 08, 2009, 05:51:49 PM »
Slightly dissapointed when I realised you wern't passing 13 diabolos

We're still working on it :P and try to figure out to start the whole thing  :-D.

Performances / Ocean's 13 Diabolo-Passing
« on: February 08, 2009, 02:19:25 PM »
Hello again :).
This is our passing routine to the music of the movie "Ocean's 13" by David Holmes.
We've created this act for our last show at the end of January '09 during the last month.
We had a lot of fun while we performed this whole routine, but also by creating and practising it.

Ocean's 13 Diabolo-Passing
Direct download here.

Please enjoy


Performances / Re: Requiem for a Diabolo
« on: February 05, 2009, 01:03:01 PM »
@Chiok: This act was mainly created for a non-juggling audience.
I had totally no idea that this music was used by Norbi and Diabolumberto.
I chose the mask, because I wanted to get the whole act as minimalistic as possible.
To use more body interaction is a very good point and I will try to make that if this act will be performed the next time.

Performances / Re: Requiem for a Diabolo
« on: February 04, 2009, 05:59:01 PM »
Oh that would be really nice to see Norbi performing to "Lux Aeterna":-).

Performances / Re: Requiem for a Diabolo
« on: February 04, 2009, 02:37:36 PM »
Thank you for all the positive comments and the great feedback :).
I didn't know JiBe had a grown-up son.
I've totally forgotten that JiBe did an act with a mask like this several times ago. It was on the Diabology DVD wasn't it?
But it is always a pleasure to be compared to him:-).

@ Ethan: The eyeholes are bigger than you might think at the first time ;). After the mask was send to me I was really surprised that it was that easy to play Diabolo with it.

Performances / Requiem for a Diabolo
« on: February 02, 2009, 11:32:59 AM »
Hello folks,

this is my new diabolo stage routine "Requiem for a Diabolo".
You shouldn't expect some hardcore tricks in it, because I wanted to create the routine as minimalistic as possible. It was something new to me to create such an act for an audience, because I did the standard Diabolo acts in the past.
The routine was presented to an audience during our third show in school at the end of January 2009.

The recordings are produced by some Consumer-Camcorders. To my mind the did a great job with so difficult lighting conditions.
Requiem for a Diabolo
Direct download to real 16:9 video here.

I hope I can give you an idea, what was important to me, by playing an creating this act.

Enjoy, Carsten

Technical / Re: Editing Videos
« on: November 29, 2008, 05:06:12 PM »
Try to set the Pixel aspect ratio 1:1 and size the video to 1024:576, which will give you an 16:9 output of the video file (The 16:9 format for YouTube has to be done with the right ratio of the pixels instead of the aspect ratio of the pixel itself). This is a reuploaded version of my video and it just worked with 1024:576. I tried out 720:576 with the right aspect ratio of 16:9 but it won't work for me.
Hope it made sense what I wrote.
For further question in videorendering I think is the best adress in the net.
Search also Wikipedia for the right understanding of aspect ratio and all the other very complicated things in videorendering :P.

DVD world doesn't double framerate (reduces it normally), and i don't see why you would either, if your video is 25/30/50/60fps doubling it won't improve it in anyway since you'd only be doubling up on frames and it wouldn't look any different.

Motions will look nicer and more fluid with the doubled up framerate, don't they?

High quality videos are always great to watch :).
Have a look at avidemux too, which also does a great job creating doubleframed, deinterlaced H.264 videos in one step. It also offers the new Matroska container, which is state of the art nowadays.
Look around the web for some tutorials.
(Don't be afraid to spend some time to get in contact with the software you use. I think it will please yourself after seeing the great result independent from the software)

General / Re: Blog post Tijn #3 | Another diabolo triangle
« on: October 28, 2008, 07:30:51 PM »
There are some very good and mainly interestings points for me to figure out as the weeks before.
To my mind I have a lot to learn to maximize my possibilities.You give me an other way to see tricks and its combinations.
To think like this about the tricks will increase creativity and your own style of playing diabolo. Some kind of a little revolution for myself to think about how to play diabolo :).

Would be glad to see some more posts of this kind.

What about writing a book for Diabolo Martjin?

Will there be an option to download a collected version of your blog maybe at the end of the year?
(.pdf would be great with the additional videos in one .zip file)

Videos / Re: Run Fay Run
« on: June 02, 2008, 04:38:18 PM »
I know now to de-interlace.
Will use this filter in my next videos (maybe I will reupload a deinterlaced version of the video).

I would like to say thank you to all the great comments.
Didn't expect something positive like that, because it wasn't really a serious project.

Videos / Run Fay Run
« on: May 31, 2008, 12:37:29 PM »
This is a short Diabolovideo of myself.
It isn't that good, but it was to improve my videoediting and to use some rawmaterial I had on my harddisk.

Hope to enjoy someone :).

Diabolo Edit#1

Download Link

Performances / Re: Stage Performance in Oberhausen (GER 03.04.08)
« on: April 09, 2008, 05:34:52 PM »
Okay, I will try to remember all these things.
I'm going to work on a new routine for late October and I'm going to care more about my stage-character and the presenting of my routine.

Do you think that a contrast between two musik pieces is a bad or a good thing?
(The contrast I have in my next routine won't be that big as now.)

Performances / Re: Stage Performance in Oberhausen (GER 03.04.08)
« on: April 07, 2008, 05:04:25 PM »
Okay I will try to place the Diabolo somewhere else the next time, but in my opinion it's the most comfortable way to handle three Diabolos.

To put it in my mouth isn't that nice either, is it?

Any suggestions, where to put my Diabolo???

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