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Gear / Re: New!!! Diamond Handsticks
« on: May 10, 2009, 09:55:33 AM »
Check Nev's website, pretty sure he sold them at some point, may well still be doing so.

Videos of the Week / Re: VotW: 4 May 2009: Samuli
« on: May 07, 2009, 07:47:37 AM »
Sweet ride in the background, thar.

Are you just using a fire diabolo minus the fire, or did you create your own metal one?

General / Re: What has diabolo done for you?
« on: April 08, 2009, 10:41:53 AM »
Made my right arm improportionally buff.

Gear / Re: Handsticks - Pros and Cons
« on: March 13, 2009, 01:52:06 PM »
long and hard


But yes, different strokes for different folks, just like diabolos themselves. Which kind is really 'better' will never be solidly decided on.

General / Re: Diabolo art
« on: January 31, 2009, 07:53:56 AM »

Yeah, so it's not a great follow-up to CirqueKid's masterpieces, but let's see you start a 2D shuffle and get into a decent pose in the 10 seconds your camera is counting down from to take an automatic picture  :P

I'm going to mess around with pictures some more later today.

Oh, BTW; those colors weren't all applied by simple filters, to get the best effect I drew a lot of that in myself. You might be able to tell which parts because they look a bit irregular (eg. the diabolos, string, pattern on the hat/shirt and color of the jeans).

I found that using the filters I wanted to didn't agree with the image I had in my head, so I did a bit of that manual editing with my graphics tablet.

Community & Events / Re: Sydney Juggling Convention 2009
« on: January 30, 2009, 10:41:19 AM »
No way are you 17, must be some kooky crazy Tasmanian law, right?

You can try out for your L plate when you're 16... right?

The same square meter are of my living room ceiling is constantly being marked, scuffed and stained by all colors of diabolos, I've also had some run-ins with my chandelier kind of thing and have had the good fortune to not dislodge any of the glass plates that are hanging from it on tiny, fragile strands of wire.

When I originally started using my flys, and was unaware of their significant hardness, I used to get them as fast as possible at every opportunity, and let them spin out on their own when I dropped them, rather than try to stop them.

One of them dropped and skipped across the floor toward the lower corner of my kitchen countertop, which coated it some tough plastic wallpaper-esque material to keep it clean and looking nice. Anyways, when the Fly hit this vulnerable point of the bench, and shattered a HUGE tile of that plastic stuff off which promptly broke into sharp fragments on the floor. The worst part is that one of these shards got lodged into the rim of one of the cups, cutting it a fair way toward the base.

After about an hour of plucking at the slippery shard, it came out, and I managed to melt over the small gap. Unfortunately I tried smoothing it out with my thumb, and now it has an irregular impression on it. Still works fine though.

General / Re: "Now that's some Serious talent"
« on: January 20, 2009, 11:37:18 AM »
*offtopic* Unfortunately I don't think there are any Australian shops that sell Taibolos...

Unfortunately true, but Socrates in Woden, Canberra, has those new Yo-Hos with in-built LEDs. Niiiiiice. Doesn't 'Miesta' have a diabolo store in Australia?

General / Re: Good Diabolo music?
« on: January 01, 2009, 07:54:00 AM »

Try to restrain yourselves from moshing to this.

It's like looking into Jake Eyles' future!

Gear / Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« on: January 01, 2009, 07:48:25 AM »
Time for a new 2009 poll, no?

Surely some people have found new favorites after expanding their collections this Christmas and over all last year.

Gear / Re: review of taibolo string
« on: December 27, 2008, 07:05:40 AM »

it was pretty thick and wore out quickly.

Videos of the Week / Re: VotW: 15 December 2008: William C
« on: December 16, 2008, 03:53:54 AM »
Woah, that looked sweet-- I wish I knew what the hell was going on, though. I got pretty sloppy since I took a break, can't recognize the things you did but it's awesome regardless.

Gonna' start practicing again these Christmas holidays.

Gear / Re: Christmas help, please?
« on: November 20, 2008, 09:29:05 AM »
There are many online stores from which you can buy almost any diabolo in existence:   -  A great, cheapish store for people around Australia looking to buy items
                                     individually.   -  A store in the UK with very fair prices and a huge range of diabolos.  -  A store in the UK run by an actual member of the forums. The very
                                       BEST place to buy Sundia and Taibolo brand equipment, diabolos,
                                       handsticks, string, and all the accesories.

All of these sites give a brief, or in some cases, quite in-depth summary of each diabolo, and may help you decide which one to begin with.

In my opinion, the Sundia Fly diabolo with a bearing axle is the way to go for beginners. The bearing axle makes keeping spin while you learn your first steps all that much easier. They are also very nice all-round diabolos even when you become a more advanced diaboloist. The bearing axle can also be fixed, so that the Fly will operate like any other diabolo.

The Fly also has wide and narrow axle variants, I'd recommend the wide axled one because of it's increased flexibility. (Ease of grinding tricks and the like aren't restricted.)


Of course, there are other options to choose from. Many people would recommend a Harlequin, a smaller diabolo made by 'Mr. Babache'. This diabolo also comes in two variants, a larger and smaller version. Because of the diabolo's durability, it will easily stand up to the abuse of a learning diaboloist.

Between the two variants, I'd recommend the smaller one for a beginner. Smaller diabolos are usually easier to control and get to grips with for new people. However, if you're already quite comfortable with the basics of using diabolos, the larger version will have a longer 'Play-Life' before you feel that you need to replace it.


The Finesse, Circus and Sun diabolos, made by Mr. Babache, Henry's and Sundia respectively, are the fixed-axle diabolos that I would recommend above all else, though, after Sundia Flys.

All three of these diabolos are very easy to customize to your liking, and are extremely durable. They are of professional quality and you may never be drawn to buy a 'replacement' for them at all.

The three of them are pretty much the 'Jacks of all trades' as far as diabolos go, and there are no purposes that these diabolos are incapable of serving.


That's all I've got time to write, sorry.
If you've got an interest in any of these diabolos, either look one up on one of those stores (Above) or search them into the forums here for lots more information.

Gear / Re: what colour combos work with the g3?
« on: October 30, 2008, 11:56:03 AM »
it does not change the weight
every cup is the same, and there all work,
and.. if your not sure, i have seen one day in a juggling meeting that im going to, and i say there all the combos
just do your favorites combo you like
i suggest: red and yellow, white and red, blue and white, blue and orange, green and yellow and green and orange

That is very wrong. Not all cups are the same.

The different color variants of the Finesses have different weights, and some stray quite far from others.

Sure, maybe all colors will work visually, depending on your preferences, but they may not perform properly, due to imbalanced cups.

Tutorials / Re: Requesting Diffrent integral entry's tutorial
« on: October 30, 2008, 07:51:58 AM »
J-Whip, immediate genocide possibility afterward which is easy to integral out of.

I'm New / Re: confusing and difficult trapezes
« on: October 21, 2008, 08:51:31 AM »
chops are (correct me if im wrong)
dominant hand trapeze
pop the diabolo up
nondominant hand trapeze
this is a terrible explanation someone please do a better one. i think i did a single chop, a 2d version anyways on the funtys house video around 2.35?.... absolutely no help.

Thanks for the attempt, but I really hope that's not quite it, it just sounds like alternating trapezes at the moment.

Examples, anyone?

I didn't really like it.  :-|

Clearly you don't understand the complex twirling motions of that single stick.

I'm New / Re: confusing and difficult trapezes
« on: October 20, 2008, 02:12:37 AM »
if not then try chops which is great fun:D

And what are these chops?

Tricks / 2/3D Grind Juggling?
« on: October 19, 2008, 07:36:46 AM »
I was trying to think up some fresh concepts to start working on, and I came up with diabolo juggling.

I don't mean throwing around static diabolos, contact juggling style, but I mean having spinning diabolos grinding on your sticks, and using the sticks like hands to throw the diabolos about.

I've worked on it for a day now, and can easily get double-grinds going, catch a few tosses, and once every twenty tries or so, have 2 diabolos grinding on the same stick.

I'm not skilled at all as a juggler outside of diabolos, but I'm thinking that some people who are capable of both can carry some elements over.

Has anyone explored this? Any videos?

Gear / Re: what colour combos work with the g3?
« on: October 14, 2008, 10:28:59 AM »
Almost all the colors mix with white, but I'm not sure if the weight would match up.

I know that Red/White works.

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