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Gear / Re: Damaged or malfunctioning gear?
« on: November 21, 2007, 09:35:05 AM »
That rust remover idea is pretty clever, wouldn't have thought of that.  ;)
I've ordered a 25M Spool of Yellow Henry's string from which is due in tomorrow, so I'll post about how a string change goes then.

Is anyone else having gear troubles? I meant for this topic to be where anyone could come for help...  ???

Thanks for the help so far

Gear / Damaged or malfunctioning gear?
« on: November 21, 2007, 05:48:31 AM »
Hello, I made this topic for people to come about to post questions and ask for advice about their faulty/damaged or problematic gear.
(I read through all 13 pages of the 'gear' section, and didn't find any similar topics - multiple searches also came up dud  ;)  )

So, I'll go first: The Finger Axel that I've installed on my G3 Finesse seems to be a little... rusty, I guess. It has a sticky feeling as if a sugary drink had been spilled on it and dried or something and causes my Diabolo to 'Roll-up' the string just as it begins to gain speed (In a wrap).

I'll change my string and see if that solves the problem, but by the feel of the axle, I'd assume there's something awry going on there, too.
Anyways, that's about it for me.

General / Re: You know you are too obsessed with the diabolo when...
« on: November 18, 2007, 11:47:35 AM »
Surgically implanting retractable hand-sticks into your forearms for convenience. Sound-proofing your entire house to help keep concentration.

Tricks / Re: New way into vertax (orbiting)
« on: November 18, 2007, 11:12:33 AM »
Eh? Who's 'Nev'?

I heard it was a beginning entry from a friend, not really my personal opinion - I've not tried this entry yet.

Videos / Re: My first video..not very good :|
« on: November 18, 2007, 10:46:09 AM »
Nice... battle stance  :P

Fair quality video, nice tricks, too.

Tricks / Re: New way into vertax (orbiting)
« on: November 18, 2007, 10:42:29 AM »
No problem:
Looks nice, and it's meant to be a 'beginners' entry to the Excalibur/Vertax.

Just so people know, the link is to a youtube video showing a stylized entry into a Vertax.
Enjoy.  :)

Tricks / Re: New way into vertax (orbiting)
« on: November 17, 2007, 10:44:28 PM »
Wait, by an 'orbit' entry, do you mean the 'Gyro Excalibur Entry' (Youtube search that  ;)  )

Tutorials / Re: Excalibur: a basic tutorial
« on: November 17, 2007, 10:41:35 PM »
 :P Lol, yeah but I thought that maybe by having the diabolo on too much of a vertical plain it would put too much strain downward against the string and have a seizure.

I'm confuzzled  ???

Tutorials / Re: Excalibur: a basic tutorial
« on: November 17, 2007, 10:32:38 PM »
I've got no idea why my excaliburs don't work, I think the diabolo isn't meant to be entirely vertical?
Anyways, nice video.

I'm New / Re: The next step? (advancing after first tricks)
« on: November 17, 2007, 04:24:14 AM »
Thanks a lot  :)
I suppose the whip accelerations are a bit loud, but I assumed those 'cracks' were an indicator of correct timing - I've practiced all of my snap accelerations to the point of them making that cracking noise... shouldn't they?

Also, there aren't car chases and people being shot outside my house, I was watching 'Paycheck' on the TV next to the camera  :P
Anyways, right now I'm pretty keen on nailing under-the-legs and over-the-arms so I can get coordinated with orbits- my main weak point.

Maybe I'll post another video once I get a few more tricks down and a better camera... if I'm allowed to, anyways.

Well, thanks for the feedback and putting my thread in the right place  ;)

Oh yeah, I've also perfected my Loop 'n' Hook whip catch - I developed on the technique Will. suggested I use (Reaching behind my shoulder with the string before whipping down) which is really effective, so now I'm just trying  to integrate whip catches into any toss tricks.

I'm New / Re: What Next? (Tricks, that is)
« on: November 16, 2007, 01:20:43 PM »
Okey-Doke, sorry about that.   :-\
Thanks for the heads-up, but in my own defense I didn't make this thread just for myself, I hoped that anyone striving to find out what trick to do next could seek help here: a public help-thread  ;) .

Regardless, I'm gonna post the video I made (I spent like 20 minutes setting my dining room up for it and recording it, so it would be a waste of effort not to...?).
It contains the tricks that came to my mind at the time, by no means the extent of all the tricks I know. I tried to integrate some 'flow' between the tricks to keep a strain of tricks before another speed-up session.l

Here it is, if I added the video properly, anyways: 

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Oh yeah, I was watching 'Paycheck' in the background, thus the shooty-shooty noises and such.

Mod edit - if its within a few minutes of your last post, use the modify button instead of double posting right after yourself.

I'm New / What Next? (Tricks, that is)
« on: November 16, 2007, 10:32:20 AM »
I'm pretty new to this site and the workings of the forums, so excuse me if I'm doing something stupid by posting here or whatever.

I've been learning all of my tricks from so far, enlisting a fair amount of help from 'William'.
But my problem is that I don't know what tricks to learn next or what is appropriate for my skill level - I've been stuck cycling the same old tricks and considering others I've tried as too hard or not worthwhile.

So I'm hoping that perhaps I could find some advice from the people around these forums - I'll be posting a video very soon of all the tricks I already know (Someone has to tell me how to do that  ;D ) to give you guys an idea of 'where I'm at'.

Thanks in advance. Regards,
-A.Z.   :)

Gear / Re: Equipment Guide (v0.3)
« on: September 06, 2007, 01:24:57 PM »
Hey hey! Very nice guide you set up here, ought' to aid a lot of new folks.

Sorry to ask this here, but I'm struggling to choose between buying a Finesse G3 and the Circus diabolo's.
I'm after whichever is easy to learn new tricks with, and will remain adequate throughout my expanding skill level.

Also, are there any relatively lengthy (350mm-450mm) but inflexible, strong, and good for grinds.
All help would be sincerely appreciated!

Regards- Aaron.
I apologize again for posting my questions here  :-\

I'm New / Re: Introduce yourself
« on: September 06, 2007, 07:45:58 AM »
Name: Aaron Z
Location: ACT, Australia
Age: 13
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Around 3

2. What or who got you started?
I found out about diabolo my self.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Because diabolo is uncommon in Australia, I enjoy performing a unique skill within school and at home.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I used to play for about 2 hours a day, but since then my equipment has degraded... :(

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
YES! all the time throughout school :D

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I do not, the only thing I've ever displayed coordination in IS diablo :D

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Well, I've been working with crappy wooden 'sticks and the works for ages now, but have purchased a Harlequin off the 'net :)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I prefer working with a single diabolo, at least until a can decide when to buy a new pair of diabolos.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
The trapeze cradle!

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Eating one...  :P

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
The usual cradle, and the overarm sun  >:(

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
No idea  ???

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