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Videos / Fire diabolo and other stuff too showreel
« on: September 03, 2015, 07:19:55 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YNjzRSiHus

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.

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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


https://youtu.be/LHJ98V4LdQg

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mQ8yV_hNL4

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

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Gear / Re: Fire Diabolos For Sale
« on: January 23, 2015, 09:20:42 PM »
Just Under 24 hrs left, i really want these to all have good home.

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Gear / Re: Selling A selection of fire diabolos
« on: January 17, 2015, 09:34:56 PM »
Maybe good to know if you do international shipping at all and if you do, what that would cost for one or more of them?

Also which of these do you reckon is the easier/better to use (Nesbitt or Comet)? Do you have any general tips for usage for someone who has no fire experience? I take it these aren't very concrete friendly?

normally i wouldn't ship internationally, but id be happy to make an exception for a forum member. shipping costs would vary depending on where you're located UK postage is on the listings at £6.75, but for Europe id say £10 and anywhere else £15.

as foe ease of use they both have their advantages the comet is great for learning its light , and the flame is small-ish, however the flame doesn't last a very long time (about 2-3 mins avg) whereas the Nesbitt is a lot heavier but burns bigger and longer (4-5 mins) which can be useful when learning considering it will need a 30 min soak in paraffin between each use. in short its safer to lean with the comet, but personally more fun with the Nesbitt if you have the confidence. As for concrete you can use the Nesbitt as it has the special dampening spring mechanism inside, but even then i wouldn't recommend high throws.

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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 : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161563836672?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Nesbit with Big Wicks: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161563840102?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Comet: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161563851115?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649







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Gear / Re: How many diabolos?
« on: September 27, 2014, 06:18:29 PM »
3x Finnesse
3x Taibolo
3x Epic's
1x Circus
1x Circus Bearing
2x Jazz
1x Wooden
1x Toy
2x Fire Nesbitt
1x Fire Gora
1x Fire Sundia Bearing

so 19
but that's just diabolos, i have bags of other juggling/poi ect stuff


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Gear / Re: Supiainen 3D printed Diabolo
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:16:21 PM »
how long before i can buy one ?

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Gear / Re: Sundia Fire Bearing Diabolo First Impressions
« on: January 02, 2014, 01:41:30 AM »
Awesome!

Thanks heaps!!

No Problem glad i could help

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Gear / Re: Sundia Fire Bearing Diabolo First Impressions
« on: January 01, 2014, 01:58:44 PM »
Hi Simon,

Thank you so much for posting this - I've been looking for replacement fire diabolos since I've been using the Gora kits on my Mister Babache Finesse and not really enjoying the experience of them due to the poor balance and overall experience.

I have a few questions if you don't mind replying?

1. What is the balance like of the diabolo?

2. How easy is the diabolo to handle when it drops off the string and you need to pick it up? Would you need to have kevlar gloves?  It looks like that flame goes through the cups also so handling them would be difficult.

3. Could you please explain the set up of the wicks a bit more and/or take some more pics of them?
a. What did you mean by "sewing them together" Do you use multiple wicks per side?
b. How do the wicks attach to the inside of the cups?
c. Do the wicks come with the diabolo or do you need to purchase separately? How much kevlar wick comes with the diabolo?
d. Do they recommend a shape for the wicks or was that your own design you showed?
e. What do you sew the wicks with? Kevlar string? Is that supplied by with the diabolo also?
f. How long did it take to set up the wicks?

4. Have you done any high throws? If so, did the fire go out? I've noticed that as soon as I start throwing my Gora kit diabolos high, the fire goes out.

5. Have you dropped the diabolos on the ground and have they bent? Would you think they could bend easily if they're dropped?

6. Do you know what type of metal the diabolos are made out of?

Thanks!

Rich

okay
1: the balance is spot on this thing spins like its on rail even at very high speeds
2: yes the flame does go though the cups, personally i never touch a fire diabolo when its lit or has been lit recently even my other ones, as its has a full metal construction teh whole thing heats up and would burn you to even touch it the same with every fire diabolo other than the gora kit. i only ever use the string to move it around when its hot.
3: so ill go though the process i did in a bit more detail :


so started out by buying 1m of 100mm kevlar wick (from oddballs.co.uk) 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.

c: the diabolo comes without wicks so that's an extra expense
d: from the diabolo moves website: "It comes with fixings to add your own fire wicks in the center of each cup, or you could tie wick to the outer rims with kevlar string (which would act as a shock absorber)."
f: took me abut an hour and a half to two hours.
4: iv done a couple not really really high but high enough doesn't seem to go out although with enough force you could probably put it out
5: Dropped it once, no noticeable damage the thing is very very sturdy the most you'll be able to do with it its scratch / scuff it.
6: i think its stainless steel.

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Gear / Re: Sundia Fire Bearing Diabolo First Impressions
« on: December 27, 2013, 07:19:27 PM »
i think with fire equipment there is no excessive soaking, the longer you soak the better surely? up to a point obviously

my thoughts exactly keeping it soaked wont do it any harm although after n amount of time it will have no more effect.

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Gear / Re: Sundia Fire Bearing Diabolo First Impressions
« on: December 26, 2013, 03:14:46 PM »
Sundia Fire Bearing Diabolo Test burn

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

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Gear / Re: Sundia Fire Bearing Diabolo First Impressions
« on: December 25, 2013, 06:47:05 PM »
well i basically cut several disks of kevlar with a small hole in the middle for the bolt i then pulled the edges up and towards the middle i then sewed though it with kevlar thread to hold it in place exaple with paper  below:


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Gear / Re: Sundia Fire Bearing Diabolo First Impressions
« on: December 18, 2013, 07:16:34 PM »
Updated with images adn review of first burn

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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 http://www.diabolomoves.co.uk/ 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 oddballs.co.uk) 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.

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Vendors / Re: Diabolomoves.co.uk - Shop for Sundia (Fly & Sun Series)
« on: December 07, 2013, 07:27:42 PM »
fantastic work, and i see you have the bearing fire diabolos, been looking every where for those for over a year now, just ordered one from you can't wait :)

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Gear / Re: Please Help! Loose Epic A-Dream
« on: October 04, 2013, 07:13:38 AM »
i had the exact saem problem, just undo the completely and then put them back together using a little loctite and tools

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Gear / Re: Oddballs hinting at new diabolo product
« on: July 22, 2013, 06:26:40 PM »

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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?

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