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Performances / Re: DIABOLIQUES A unique Diabolo Performance
« on: October 11, 2008, 03:19:15 PM »
How long can they UFO for?! Geeze!

They look pretty light weight, judging by the way he presents one at the start.

Kind of 'Radical Fish' - Looking, eh?

General / Re: diabolo speed wobbles - why does this happen ?
« on: October 08, 2008, 10:57:10 AM »
Doesn´t all diabolos start to wobble at high speeds? I have never managed to not get a diabolo wobbly :P.

Taibolos and Suns, man. They practically glide along the string, especially with Taibolos.

Gear / Re: Cleaning diabolos
« on: October 06, 2008, 04:09:23 PM »
My dad just now mentioned to me that acetone eats all the oils and moisture in your skin, which explains now why I don't have any fingerprints and the palms of my hands are peeling like PVA glue.

Wear gloves if using acetone.

« on: October 05, 2008, 04:01:02 PM »
What did that cost in comparison to 3 sundia LED kits?

Can they be put on taibolos?

Gear / Re: Cleaning diabolos
« on: October 05, 2008, 03:59:16 PM »
Niiiiiiiiice. Who are these geniuses?

« on: October 05, 2008, 10:27:59 AM »

The Australian National Geographic stores in Australia are usually the first to stock YoHo stuff here, and they've already got these diabolos. The price, if I remember correctly, was $29 AUD.

A small group of people from my school went and bought some cheap YoHo gear after a few demonstrations, and two of them had these. They SEAMT alright, looked pretty neat. The cups are a strange, partly translucent firm plastic. The LEDs are very bright, and are a little visible even in daylight.

A gave 'em a go just 2 weeks ago, and unfortunately, they don't play as well as they look. They were extraordinarily heavy for diabolos of their size, about 4". They were like Sun-weight.

The diabolo is also rather unstable, the cups don't have any weight concentration on the rims, and the axle is just a short cylinder of metal, no groove for the string to sit in. This means the string sometimes sits too far forward or back on the axle, causing the diabolo to randomly tilt.

I assume the stability problem would be an even bigger pain for multiple D, but the other owner wasn't willing to let me try hers out.

As for the YoHo sticks, they have to be the worst pieces of crap in existence, as far as fibreglass sticks go. They're actually more like soft wood than fibreglass, when I owned a pair AGES ago, one of the two snapped in half after seconds of chinese-snaps with Finesses.

Horrible sticks, bearable diabolos (For beginners, anways.)

Gear / Re: How many diabolos?
« on: October 04, 2008, 03:49:04 PM »
Now I've got:

3 Suns, two green one crystal
2 Flys, one white one turqoise, spare bolts
2 Finesse, one white one red with most evo kits
3 Taibolos, two white one green
1 Harlequin, black/white 4"
1 Mr. Babache something, 4"
1 Yoho Comet, 4"

= 13 Diabolos.

PICTURES from all the people that have huge amounts, Langerz and Diabolo88

Gear / Re: Cleaning diabolos
« on: October 03, 2008, 03:17:56 AM »

A long time ago when I used my White finesse a LOT, it got incredible marked-up smacking into other diabolos and dirt, things like that.

Last night I got some cotton discs, completely soaked them in Acetone (Nail Polish Remover, really) and with only one firm wipe I could clean a perfectly white stripe down the cups.

Maybe 2 or 3 minutes later, I had a completely restored finesse. The same method also worked perfectly for one of my Green Suns, which had picked up an unsightly purple streak from rubbing against some vinyl chairs. Two or three wipes and it was gone.

Acetone is GREAT for cleaning diabolos, Suns and Finesses, anyways.

Gear / Re: I have just bought...
« on: October 01, 2008, 11:59:03 AM »
3 Taibolos, 2 White one Green. I plan to wear the green one out a sh*t-load before attempting to use it with the white ones so they don't get marked as badly, I want them to stay awesome.

And an 18-Pack of Coca-Cola's 'Mother' with generous amounts of Gatorade powder to dump into it.
(The fuel of Diaboloists and stomach cancer)  ;)

General / Re: Diabolo injuries
« on: October 01, 2008, 05:29:16 AM »
Its the simple things, like dirty string and 2d wrap acceleration.

That's a very TOMATO SAUCY cut you have there  :o

Community & Events / Re: Melbourne Juggling Convention 2008
« on: October 01, 2008, 05:28:04 AM »
You'd better teach me enough cool s**t to make the 14 total hours of driving worthwhile, Will.

Not quite, still awesome fun though. I got eiffel towers, but not much else.

Meeting Aaron, realising how quiet he is .

Because I wasn't settled-in. Too tired from trip to make much conversation. NEXT YEAR.

I'm New / Re: 2 Diabolos: first tricks and things to consider
« on: September 30, 2008, 07:43:53 AM »
i got corrections and accelerations down pretty much but the only trick i can do constantly is a suicide!

whenever i exit a sprinkler one of my diabs has a left wrap, any suggestions

That left wrap is caused because you aren't unwrapping both diabolos from the sprinkler, just one. Either do a fan/transfer to get out of it, or work on exaggerating the unwrap motion to avoid the wrap entirely.

Gear / Re: Taibolo Diabolos (Gong-Qun)
« on: September 30, 2008, 07:32:41 AM »
Final deciding question now, which is kind of urgent because I'd like to order today before the discount thing at Nev's store ends;

How long can you get a Taibolo to spin for, just sitting on open string?

How long can you maintain a stick/finger grind for?

Sometimes very light diabolo can make suicides feel quite strange, how do Taibolos fare with Infinite Suicides and Integrals? Do they have the same suicide feel as Suns or Circuses, those heavier diabolos?

Thanks especially to anyone who can answer this today.

Also, is it true that the shine only lasts 30 minutes?

General / Re: Recording High-Tosses
« on: September 25, 2008, 07:52:35 AM »
If the spool of string had already been un-wound as was lying neatly on the ground, the Jerk factor would be greatly lessened.

Of course, if everyone just used the exact same outlined method, then it should be fair game with everyone experiencing the same amount of resistance from the string.

Timing does seem like the way to go, probably also the most hassle-free. Granted that there is a reliable formula to be used.

I'll test and record the string idea at the MJC on Saturday.

Community & Events / Re: Melbourne Juggling Convention 2008
« on: September 25, 2008, 07:44:51 AM »
Leaving to Melbourne tomorrow arvo. Going to the convention itself on Saturday.

You'd better teach me enough cool s**t to make the 14 total hours of driving worthwhile, Will.

General / Re: Recording High-Tosses
« on: September 24, 2008, 09:10:39 AM »
1) Home from school, bored, could be fun at MJC.
2) Depends how you go about it.

General / Recording High-Tosses
« on: September 24, 2008, 07:13:01 AM »
Alright, I had a quick think about high-tosses when looking at the Diabolo Records thread. Obviously, high-tossing would be a pretty fun record to go about setting, but people had been having a hard time thinking of a way to record diabolo height.

Well, I think I have a rough answer.

Unfortunately it does require a bearing-diabolo, a Fly would be best for it's wide axle.
A very long spool of string is tied at one end to the Fly's axle, which shouldn't roll-up the string in bearing mode.

The spool is then held on the ground in a way that it can easily unwind when pulled on. Simply get the Fly spinning and pelt it skyward. When it comes back down, measure the length of string it pulled up with it.

I mean cheap twine or thread, by the way, not diabolo string.

Gear / Taibolos vs. LIGHT Suns
« on: September 18, 2008, 10:42:43 AM »
There's already a thread about Taibolos vs. Sundia Suns, which is really informative, but now with the new, lighter suns, how do the pros/cons stack up against each-other?

I'm planning on buying 2 new light-weight diabolos, and I'm pressed between those two.

So, to those that own both or either, what are the good and bad points of each diabolo in comparison?

I own 2 Flys, 3 Heavy Suns, and 2 Finesses. I like the wide-axle of the Sundia diabolos, but find that after adjusting to the wide axles I usually have the string grinding across my finesse cups during tricks.

I like the weight of the Flys, but dislike their poor durability.

Are Taibolo axles wider than Finesse stock ones?

Tricks / Re: revertax?
« on: September 18, 2008, 09:35:29 AM »
It sounds to me like "Vertax, only way harder and messier to get into, sustain, and exit with no noticeable benefits whatsoever, trick wise or under any condition".

I'm all for exploring the Diabolo, but not unnecessarily complicating tricks without better result.

'Trying to think of something constructive to say, but I truly can't build on this idea.

Sorry  :-\

Gear / Re: Where to get a bearing replacement axle
« on: September 13, 2008, 10:34:25 AM »
Are you sure your bearing need replacing?

What problems are you having?

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