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Gear / Re: eraser feel cups?
« on: August 16, 2008, 09:09:29 AM »
Circuses and Finesses have slightly eraser-like textures, the Circus being the closest.

It's a bit of a strange question though...

The texture of a diabolo only really affects corrections and string/stick friction when doing vertax and so on, but I find that smoother cups are much, much nicer.

This is because smooth-cup diabolos like Suns, Flys, Taibolos etc. don't grip onto the string during vertax, which makes it easier, and aren't so twitchy with corrections because they don't drag against the stick so fiercely.

Gear / Re: How many diabolos?
« on: August 16, 2008, 09:03:52 AM »
1 Harlequin

1 MB thingy

2 MB G3's

2 Flys

3 Suns

1 Yoho 'Comet'

And 2 Radical Fish, if I can find them.

Gear / Re: carbon sticks breaking?
« on: August 15, 2008, 03:03:52 PM »
Some sundia carbon stories would be good, I bought a pair from Nev recently and I'd like to know how to treat them.

Tricks / Re: Azacide *VIDEO*
« on: August 12, 2008, 02:26:33 PM »
Ahh, I gotta get some more time for experimenting...

Well, sorry for the wait- hopefully at least some beginners will learn a simple trick  :P

I'll try to get my creative motivation back once my new gear arrives this week, hopefully (Thanks Nev, by the way  :)  ).

I've been practicing 2D slacks, and I think I'm close to cracking something great, but secret  ;)
If it works out, I'll send it to the collab.

Tutorials / Re: Slackwhip Techniques
« on: August 12, 2008, 01:00:55 PM »
Thankyou   :)

Tricks / Re: Azacide *VIDEO*
« on: August 12, 2008, 12:59:45 PM »
Really? I haven't noticed it in the videos I've watched so far...

Tricks / Re: Azacide *VIDEO*
« on: August 12, 2008, 12:20:12 PM »

Hope it doesn't disappoint too much   ::)

Enough of the emphatic exclamation points

Tricks / Re: 6-Point Star Cradle
« on: August 12, 2008, 10:08:48 AM »

Sorry 'ard!

Say whaaaat?

I gave the video an edit using YouTube's new features, including a better tutorial that plays on-screen, and BACKGOUND MUSIC!... which is still being 'Processed'  >:(

Give it a second look if you like.

General / Re: rumour
« on: August 11, 2008, 11:15:57 AM »
I just realized...


Videos of the Week / Re: VotW: 21 July 2008: Garner
« on: August 11, 2008, 11:07:33 AM »
Lets keep the "stealing tricks" discussion in an appropriate thread from now on, maybe we need a 'discussion' category on the forums...

It's been discussed way too much on random threads and is a huge de-railer.

Tricks / Re: 6-Point Star Cradle
« on: August 11, 2008, 07:04:18 AM »

Your trick is very much the same as mine, apart from the entry. For my entry, I throw a C-whip (Overwhip) across the left handstick and catch it with the front diabolo cup.

I haven't experimented with it much, I discovered it late at night which is also why the video and tutorial were quite poor.

Anyways, someone said that they "think" they saw diabolobro do a 2D variant, making this a copy. Well, I haven't seen that video, and I think you should have more than a "think" before making yourself sound so sure.

Still, this is here to help people think of paths into new tricks, not to claim the trick myself. As you can see, diabolo88 had already extended the trick into making a second star a while back, hopefully people can keep building on it likewise.

@ Eric M.

Try the trick out and it's pretty clear  :P


Thanks for all the feedback, now I gotta find some time to shoot the Azacide. (< It might have already been done, but at least now it'll be available  ;)  )

Tricks / Re: 6-Point Star Cradle
« on: August 10, 2008, 01:22:02 PM »
Sadly, the diabolo itself extends the string into the sixth point of the string, so popping it up would make it a 5-point star at most.

And you wouldn't be able to pop it up following these steps anyways, because the axle of the diabolo has several strings interlacing around it.

I don't think it's possible to make a six-point star without the diabolo sitting where it is, because that part of the string needs some weight on it to create the 6th point.

Mebbe... 2 diabolos?   :o

Gear / Re: Your favourite sticks, string, diabolos?
« on: August 10, 2008, 12:58:52 PM »

Tricks / Re: 6-Point Star Cradle
« on: August 10, 2008, 12:57:44 PM »
Oh yeah, forgot to mention.

The trick is MUCH easier to present using a bearing Fly, wide axle.
If not using this diabolo, I'd go with any wide axled diabolo with LOTS, OF, SPIN.

This is a messier attempt at the trick, but I had limited time with the camera available.

Also, if anyone can point me towards some good editing software that I can use to add text instructions to my videos, it'd be much appreciated.

Tricks / 6-Point Star Cradle
« on: August 10, 2008, 12:52:58 PM »
(Enter the URL in your browser to get the new version, video annotations don't work when embedded)

This is my freshly invented 6-point star cradle.
Unfortunately, youtube compressed the heck out of the video, reducing it's overall quality.
I'll remake the video if necessary.


(The sooner people learn a new trick, the sooner new tricks can be developed from it, AMIRITE?)

- Throw a C-Whip over the left handstick and under the front cup

- Point both sticks upward

- Use a finger from either hand to take hold of one of the two strings above the one that sits horizontally between your sticks.
  (This makes sense once you go through steps 1-2)

- With either finger holding a the string OPPOSITE to it, pull your fingers back into your grips along with the string.
  (When I say opposite, I mean left hand finger holds the string on the right side.)


I hope this makes sense to everyone, as I said- I'll improve the tutorial and video if necessary.

Gear / Re: New Diabolo Setup
« on: August 10, 2008, 10:33:27 AM »
Just get whatever looks good to you, as if this is your first decent gear setup you won't have much idea of what your preferences are.

Once you get used to your new setup, buy a new setup and see which you prefer then go on from there.

Gear / Re: Your favourite sticks, string, diabolos?
« on: August 10, 2008, 10:31:09 AM »
1D Diabolo: Sundia Suns

1D Slack Diabolo: Sundia Bearing Flys

1D String: Henry's Yellow, worn down

1D Slack String: Sundia thick Orange

Vertax: Sundia Fixed Flys

Vertax String: Sundia thick Orange

2D Diabolos: Sundia Suns

2D Slacks: Sundia Bearing Flys


1D Sticks: MB Xtremes

2D Sticks: Sundia short carbons

Slack Sticks: MB Xtremes

Vertax Sticks: Sundia short carbons

Videos of the Week / Re: VotW: 21 July 2008: Garner
« on: August 09, 2008, 12:12:38 PM »
I guess it would be wrong for someone to post a tutorial once they figure this out... right?   :-X

Gear / Re: Your diabolos colors. Why did you choose them?
« on: August 09, 2008, 12:06:32 PM »
I got short sundia carbon handsticks in Silver Effect, BECAUSE THEY'RE BLOODY TRIPPY.

Videos / Re: CoNtInGeNcY
« on: August 09, 2008, 12:02:06 PM »
1:46 Jesus christ   :o

I didn't see him, do you need to like, pause the video or something?

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