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Community & Events / Re: Juggle This 2010, NY
« on: April 03, 2010, 06:14:12 PM »
I'll be there Saturday afternoon/evening

Community & Events / Re: Anyone going to northeast IJA events america?
« on: March 11, 2010, 09:29:30 PM »
I will definitely be at Juggle This on April 10th.

Tr'espace is performing there this year!
general page:
show page:

@2d_Dima: Thanks! And we'd love to have you join us! If you have any questions about Columbia, feel free to send me a PM.

@Jasper: Thanks, though you are far too kind, because none of our members individually is as good as any of the guys in the other videos and I would hardly consider ourselves as good as TND, haha. Anyway, to answer your question, I just come across these videos randomly by clicking related videos on YouTube.

Thanks for the comments!

@Nico, @bourgeois.jason: Glad you liked our vertax parts! I do have to give credit to two videos from which we learned some of those tricks though. I'm not sure if most people have seen them...
We learned vertax around the world "go-down" (as we like to call it) from 4:25 in this video:
2009 體健盃 個人公開舞台組 第九名 楊仁志
We learned (then altered) the long string vertax from 3:25 in this video:
2009超級盃 馬來西亞代表的演出
And the vertax passing bit was, of course, from the Sharpes' videos

@Wis: Thanks for the tip. Yes, we will work on our syncing. We had planned our tricks to be in sync, but I guess we need some more practice. I've also been told that we should even sync our accelerations, so we can work on that too.

@NiekG: Yes, it was actually planned that way. They wanted the culture show to flow seamlessly with transitions between acts this year. We were unlucky that the act after us was a musical act (requiring a piano, mics, stands, and chairs). Still, I think having no MCs was for the better for the show as a whole. Last year, the MCs cracked a lame joke about diabolo sounding like the game Diablo, among other jokes marginally related to the other acts.

Thanks for the compliments! We started creating this routine in December, with the bulk of it being done over our winter break. After everyone moved back to campus in late January we had rehearsals for at least 4 hours a week. We had pretty much already learned all the tricks prior to making the routine, so it was just a matter of getting them consistent and syncing with each other (which didn't go as well as we hoped.) This was our second time performing this routine. The first time we performed it was 3 weeks ago on Feb 7th, but we weren't quite ready at that point. That performance was decent, at best.
And yeah, we actually gave one of our newer members the solo towards the end. He usually gets the whip catch, but I guess nerves just got to him there. He's been diaboloing for around 9 months. Our other 6 members have 6 months, 1 year, 1.5 years, 2.5 years, 3 years, and 4 years of experience.

Performances / Columbia University Chinese Yo-Yo at Lunar Gala 2010
« on: February 28, 2010, 08:33:48 PM »
Hi everyone,

Last night, my diabolo club at Columbia University performed at an on-campus event. Here are two videos of our performance:

better quality and closer shot: Chinese Yo-Yo at Columbia University 2010 Lunar Gala
better angle, but left side slightly cut off: Lunar Gala 2010 - Diabolo

Our 7 performers (I know, a max of 6 are on the stage at a time) have between 6 months to 4 years of experience diaboloing (4 years would be me.) We use Taibolo diabolos, sticks, and string throughout the performance, with the following exceptions. Our long string is a nylon string from Taibolo, the LED diabolo we use is a Glary, and we use a Sundia Fly for long string vertax and the bit with vertax around-the-world. The songs used in this performance are "Electric Romeo" by Immediate Music and "Dragon Rider" by Jay Chou.

We are heavily influenced and inspired by MHD, TND, the Sharpes, and the many videos that we come across on this forum. This is the first performance video that we are proud to share on, but we know that there is always room for improvement (the drops, bad syncing, stage presence, choreography, etc). We welcome any and all comments on this performance and look forward to your feedback!

Community & Events / Re: Juggle This! festival. Brooklyn NY
« on: March 29, 2009, 07:21:21 PM »
I will be there on Saturday! Is anyone else going??

Community & Events / Re: New York-diabolists and meeting
« on: January 12, 2009, 09:03:10 PM »
I'm in NJ and would probably be able to make it to a meet-up in NY.

On a related note... is anyone planning to go to Juggle This 2009? (April 3-5, held at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY)

Gear / Re: alu handsticks
« on: May 25, 2007, 09:47:54 PM »
Thanks for the advice guys =] I think I'll get the Henrys from a different store then or wait for them to restock.

Gear / alu handsticks
« on: May 25, 2007, 01:58:03 AM »
Hi! I was wondering if alu handsticks varied much from brand to brand and model to model... and the difference between passe passe alus and henrys 32.5cm alus in particular. I am currently using a friend's passe passe sticks and am finding them pretty comfortable, except for most stick release tricks (but not vertax geno ^_^) as I've only used light wooden sticks previously. I've read around on some threads and found that henrys alus seem to be the favorite by far, so I went ahead and ordered a pair two weeks ago.. but today my order was cancelled because they were out of stock. So now I'm considering just getting a pair of passe passe sticks instead if they're in stock and would like to know your opinion. Thanks in advance!

Community & Events / Re: diaboloists in nj
« on: February 20, 2007, 03:13:47 AM »
no clue, sorry  :-\

Community & Events / Re: diaboloists in nj
« on: February 18, 2007, 07:05:58 PM »
here too. i'm from bergen county.

Gear / Re: Fly Diabolo (Bearing Diabolo)
« on: November 05, 2006, 06:59:44 PM »
hm.. is it just my imagination or was there a post between Matt_'s two posts before this one that had a link to an online store/catalog of the company that makes these diabolos? ??? i'm going crazy trying to find it :-\

General / Re: "Why did I do that?"
« on: October 23, 2006, 03:16:27 AM »
I was rehearsing with cardsharp for a talent show last year and dropped a trick. cardsharp was doing a sun or something as I was chasing my dropped diabolo and BAM I'm hit in the head ???. Luckily, we switched to diabolos a short time before that because I'd imagine that having a hard plastic Chinese yo-yo to the head would've been much more painful. We had a friend take a video of our rehearsal and it was pretty funny watching myself getting hit in the head in replay over and over again :D

Gear / Re: Fly Diabolo (Bearing Diabolo)
« on: October 23, 2006, 03:06:59 AM »
Matt_, I think these could be the same Feeling Good ones you used. "Fly Diabolo Feeling Corp. Taiwan" is engraved on the insides of the cups of mine. I think kah hoe or someone else mentioned that the Chinese characters say "Fei Ling" which translates closely to Fly Diabolo, if I'm not mistaken. Plus, Fly Diabolo Feeling doesn't have as nice of a ring as just simply Fly Diabolo, imo at least... but I suppose Fly Feeling is okay.

Gear / Re: What Diabolo did you start with?
« on: October 22, 2006, 07:44:56 PM »
I started with a red and gold chinese yoyo and later got my firs diabolo last year which was a green Fly Diabolo (Bearing) which I still use. I'm looking to get some Circuses though.

Gear / Re: Fly Diabolo (Bearing Diabolo)
« on: October 22, 2006, 07:37:15 PM »
ah, i got 3 from the same brand. my first looks exactly like your green one (color, too). and my most recent 2 have the clear wide cap that is shown in the white short axel picture and they also have black plastic axles <.<. all three are wide.

Videos / Re: M4U - Excalibur Games (video)
« on: October 17, 2006, 01:24:20 AM »
awesome, thanks!
by the way, in addition to those crazy combos, i thought the video editing was nice.. and the credits were fun to watch =D

Videos / Re: M4U - Excalibur Games (video)
« on: October 15, 2006, 01:25:31 AM »
crazzzy stuff! :o
by the way, what's the name of the song you used? it sounds so familiar but I don't know what it is.

Tricks / Re: tutorial request: 1D around the leg stuff
« on: October 10, 2006, 01:42:40 AM »
ahhh alright.. I'll try  :)
Would you happen to be able to identify the names of some tricks he does in his combo for me though?

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