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Gear / Re: Fly Diabolo (Bearing Diabolo)
« on: January 11, 2008, 02:08:39 AM »
Alrighty, I was just a bit skeptical because I heard something about Bearing Diabolos not bonding well with wraps, and because I use wrap starts for 2D I was expecting a bit of trouble from that...

Thanks for the replies.

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Gear / Re: Fly Diabolo (Bearing Diabolo)
« on: January 10, 2008, 02:54:22 PM »
Wicked, thanks a lot for your replies, I appreciate the advice.

Originally I was going to just buy 1 Fly from JuggleArt, saying as how here in Australia that site offers some of the best prices when only buying one item at a time (due to $0 mainland shipping >1kg). They offer a Long B.Axle Fly for $50.
But when I took a look at another 'X' distributor, I found that I could get a very good price, so low that the price more than compensates for a slightly higher shipping cost.

Now I've found that buying 2 Flys with Long B.Axles AND fixed axle kits AND shipping cost a total of $68 American (What's that in AUD?).
So obviously, I'm going to shoot for buying this entire set for only $18 more than buying a standalone Fly from JuggleArt.

*Please note here that I know these questions have pretty much been acknowledged in previous posts, I'd just like to get a more direct and detailed answer   ;)  *

Alright, so- Flys for 2D, good or bad.
Should Flys become my primary diabolos over my dual G3s, is it a good idea to implement them into 2D? How do they respond to being used with more than one at a time? Would 2D Flys in bearing-mode be a no-no?

Sorry to repeat questions, thanks in advance.
-SQU!DD0

*edit note* I've been asked not to refer to the 'X' distributor mentioned earlier by name. Sorry for inconveniences

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Videos / Re: THREEH DEEH.
« on: January 10, 2008, 01:31:23 PM »
Why did Will & I spam the holy hell out of Jake's hotmail account?
Was bored.

Squiddo and William own My Soul, I hereby grant the two of them full rights to my name and property and declare my peruse homosexuality. Yay! Men!

(I did not manipulate that quote)

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Gear / Re: I have just bought...
« on: January 09, 2008, 12:54:12 PM »
In the FUTURE I bought 1 White Fly with Long B.Axle...
FROM THE FUTURE!!!

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Gear / Re: Fly Diabolo (Bearing Diabolo)
« on: January 09, 2008, 12:51:49 PM »
Aww man I want a Fly so badly... and I'll probably be getting one on my Birthday (Jul. 5th) which is great.

But first off, the reason I want to get it is because I'm sick of repeatedly accelerating my Finesse diabolos when practicing 1D, which can take a lot of time and frustration with harder tricks. So I want a ball-bearing Fly to practice 1D tricks before developing the same tricks with a finesse to save time and frustration.

Would that be a worthwhile choice?

P.S sorry to divert this topic, no harm intended  :-\

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Gear / Re: Favourite Diabolo Poll 2008
« on: January 09, 2008, 08:57:09 AM »
So, Miesta- you're selling Fly's, eh?
I'm pretty damn keen to buy a White fly, long bearing axle in ACT, Australia.

What's your price?

Again,
1 White Fly, Long Bearing Axle
ACT, Australia...

Thanks :D

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Tricks / Re: Over-arm throws
« on: January 08, 2008, 02:44:05 PM »
I spent a lot of time practicing overarms before I got it, maybe 3 days in total.

I found that what helped me was to use my left wrist to gently and firmly throw the diabolo into the string to the right of your arm.
Also, instead of making a    '  _|  ' shape with your arms, make it more like    '    _/   ', so your arms aren't making such an extreme reverse 'L' shape, instead have your right arm slightly more to your right and lower...

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General / Re: What did yo get for xmas
« on: January 06, 2008, 12:45:13 PM »
Oh, well it's not that.  :P

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General / Re: You know you are too obsessed with the diabolo when...
« on: January 06, 2008, 07:18:31 AM »
Thanks   ;D

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General / Re: What did yo get for xmas
« on: January 06, 2008, 07:17:40 AM »
What do you mean by '"Sun one"?

It's literally just a book about the history and future of inventions... from "The Illustrated Science Encyclopedia".

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General / Re: What did yo get for xmas
« on: January 04, 2008, 05:19:31 AM »
A fresh sheet of newspaper for my cardboard-box bed.

Also;

A White G3 with F. Axle and 10g weights
Funding for a new PC graphics/video card
A new PC graphics/video card (An XFX GeForce-8800GT Alpha Dog Edition, for those who care :P )
Some dodgey clothes with a magic set
A book about inventions

And lastly, a joint present for my older cousins and brother... and also me; A FRUIT DAKKERY (?) KIT!

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General / Re: You know you are too obsessed with the diabolo when...
« on: January 04, 2008, 05:17:50 AM »
When loan-sharks kidnap your family over the diabolo money you borrowed from them...

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Tricks / Re: I just learnt to... (2007)
« on: December 30, 2007, 07:36:23 AM »
I just learned 2D! in 5 days, I got the rough wrap start down, and a short-lasting left-hand-only driven shuffle, YAY!

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Tricks / Re: Too Early for 2d (and vertax)?
« on: December 30, 2007, 02:32:33 AM »
OK, thanks  :P

Also, is there a special method for quickly and smoothly wrapping the 2nd diabolo?
At the moment I hold the far cup with my right hand, both sticks forked in my left hand- 1st diabolo spinning; then after reaching around the string with my right hand, I put the axle on the string and move the diabolo to put it into a Right-Hand-Wrap, then I have to rest the diabolo against my chest so I can let go of the far cup and instead grab the near cup and give it a spin before releasing...

That whole process is pretty quick, but it doesn't look great.

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Tricks / Re: Too Early for 2d (and vertax)?
« on: December 29, 2007, 11:41:16 AM »
Is a backwrap a;
'Right-Hand wrap' that you'd usually do with one diabolo, or a right-hand BACKWRAP which is wrapping the string down and over the axle of a diabolo?

Or is it one of the the variations of a right-hand wrap in which you either:
1. (with the 1st diabolo spinning, open axle on the string already) place your 2nd diabolo inside your string, and wrap your string around the axle going around the near of far cup?

I'm having difficulty explaining this, to simplify it could someone please make a detailed, close-up video of a backwrap from a preferably over-shoulder perspective? :D

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Tricks / Re: Too Early for 2d (and vertax)?
« on: December 29, 2007, 01:21:23 AM »
Thanks a lot for the help ;D

Just to clarify, I wrap the second diabolo by pulling the string down over it's axle and continuing around in a full clockwise arc?


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Tricks / Re: Too Early for 2d (and vertax)?
« on: December 28, 2007, 02:24:04 PM »
Sorry to interject here, I guessed it'd be suitable to ask my questions here  :-\

Anyways, for Christmas this year I got a second Finesse G3, and for the 4 following days I've been lightly (Around 20 minutes a day) practicing 2D. I've mostly practiced starting with a personal variation of a right Throw-In, but have intermittently attempted Wrap-Starts.

So far, I've been having frustrating problems with both starts, with throw-ins I infrequently get it right, and there seems to be little consistency in my throws; they usually fly to far forward/backward or to the left/right or just have no spin on the thrown diabolo, or it wobbles out of control in the air.

With loop starts, I feel very awkward setting the string around the axle. I wrap the string like a would a normal right-hand wrap with one diabolo, A usual wrap, not a backside wrap, is this right? - and then I feel even more awkward trying to position my hand on the diabolo and trying to give it some stable spin before releasing it and trying to accelerate it further with my right stick before unwrapping into a shuffle.
- The only part of the loop start i get correct is up to trying to spin the diabolo by hand before releasing it, it turns and drops into the first diabolo and I don't know how I'm supposed to accelerate it; do I just quickly tug at the string or do a few quick-short Chinese Snaps?

Also, every once in a while when I properly capture a  throw in, I'm just so surprised it worked that I forget to start trying to aid the shuffle and just watch it auto-shuffle a few times before grinding to a stop, so I've made little progress  :(

Should I just keep on practicing? How did others progress?

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General / Re: Painting a diablo?
« on: December 22, 2007, 11:23:13 AM »
I'll take a picture as soon as I apply another enamel coat.
BTW, don't spray onto a white cup, there'll be a yellow or brown stain left afterward in some cases.

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Tricks / Re: Overarms!
« on: December 13, 2007, 12:53:37 AM »
Thanks alot for the detailed reply.

I just recently shortened my string to try bring some more tightness to my string when I try to encircle the diabolo, but I just can't seem to bring my left stick far enough around my right arm comfortably, or quickly enough to keep the string tight as I try to follow the diabolo around.

It just feels very awkward to me, what do you think the learning curve is to nail this maneuver?

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Gear / Re: Damaged or malfunctioning gear?
« on: December 12, 2007, 08:00:29 AM »
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