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Videos / What's this trick called? (Loopicide or mini duicide?)
« on: May 06, 2005, 03:45:28 PM »
I'm pretty sure that's called a mini-duicide. I think it's in one of Donald's books, but I can't recall.

The Void

Gear / Re: Henrys Axles (teflon, 4erli, finger etc.)
« on: May 04, 2005, 02:51:59 PM »
Funniest moment of Turin EJC: Tommy Cooper impressions by Masahiro. [1]

Masahiro on the renegade stage, holding a Kendama.
Points at ball, "Ken"
Points at stick, "Dama" [2]
Points at stick, "Dama"
Points at ball, "Ken"
Hops ball onto prong, "Kendama!"

The Void
Spoon, Jar. Jar, spoon!

[1] Well, if you know who Tommy Cooper was, that is....
[2] I may have got that the wrong way round, but hey.... - On your way back from Berlin? Come along then!

Community & Events / 10th Birmingham Circus Convention (UK)
« on: May 03, 2005, 12:21:34 AM »
On the day will be fine, Ed.

Hope to see you all there, if I make it.

The Void
Higher! Lower! Higher!

Tricks / Is there a record for High Toss? (29.55m)
« on: May 01, 2005, 01:32:30 AM »
Was Newton crucified in vain?

If your physics teacher was alive today, Norbi, she'd turn in her grave.

The Void

Gear / chinese yoyos...
« on: April 27, 2005, 07:12:11 PM »
It's been quite a long time since I used a Chinese yo-yo (or "whistling diabolo" as we called them back then), and I don't remember if I ever tried 2 of them, but I would be tempted to try stick-jam corrections: That is, jamming the tip of the handstick into the axle just as the diabolo is about to land back on the string. Angle the butt end of the stick forwards or backwards depending on which way you want to correct.

Let us know how that turns (or not) out.

The Void
Whistling in the dark

Videos of the Week / Re: Video of the week: April 25-May 1, Tom
« on: April 25, 2005, 03:11:25 PM »
Quote from: seán_

I think the trick Spink and Ginger Tom were working on (and have nailed so I hear) falls into the Mach 5 category (need to see a mach 5 clip to be sure but its what I was trying at BJC)

Mach 5 Video

Should've done that before, I suppose. ;-)

The basic idea is that the yo-yo/diabolo stays still in the middle of a string cradle of some sort, whilst the cradle rotates around it. Looks best when the rotation is done slowly.

The Void
Ida Loopino, where are you?

Videos of the Week / Re: Video of the week: April 25-May 1, Tom
« on: April 25, 2005, 02:14:15 PM »
Quote from: Sean
This week we have a yoyo inspired trick by Tom Derrick. My cultured sources ( Seán_) inform me  that in yoyo jargon this trick may be called the Gyroflop.

It is indeed called a Gyroflop. Anyone interested in yo-yo should check out the English language yo-yo forum.
Now can someone work out how to translate Mach 5 to diabolo, please?

The Void
Older school than thou

Community & Events / BJC 2005
« on: April 24, 2005, 10:08:51 PM »
Thanks for the mirror, Gherkin.

I had problems with it too, Ronnie. Nice editing, but sucky encoding. I normally don't have a problem with Xvids, but this one would only play for me in VLC (old faithful!), and then only properly at the 2nd attempt.
If you've already tried that, then I don't know what to suggest, I'm afraid. Apart from moaning at Arron, of course, but no-one enjoys that ;-)

The Void
S-fan "It'll come good in a minute" moment ahoy!

Community & Events / Diabolists in Plymouth, UK?
« on: April 13, 2005, 06:56:45 PM »
Hi Jonathan,

Check out this link .
It's always a good idea to check that University clubs are happening though, in case you visit during the holidays.

The Void
Welcome to auditioning

Community & Events / Bungay Balls Up, UK
« on: April 08, 2005, 03:03:39 PM »
Well, since I'm in here now, I might as well give a plug to BBU:

A few folks in here have already said they're coming, or are tempted, so I thought I'd get the lassoo out, and see if I couldn't round me up a posse of diabolists :-D

It'd be cool to see you there.

The Void
And I promise to even learn a new trick or two, if you come.

[Edit - video now on site]

Community & Events / Diabolofest?
« on: April 05, 2005, 11:55:07 PM »
Circus Space (England) held a one-day diabolo convention in both 93 & 94. I went to the 93 one, and learnt lots, [umbrella whipping? Whoah, Bruce, that's, like, impossible, man] and had a lot of fun. There were ~25 of us there, at a vague & hazy guess/memory.

I'd guess a few different national one-dayers would be the way to start testing the waters, and move on from there if it all seemed feasable.

The Void
Talk alot, don't I?

Community & Events / Re: im sad
« on: April 05, 2005, 11:27:49 PM »
Quote from: Joe
:(  :(   someone post a reply   :(  :(

Perhaps you haven't noticed the 'BJC' thread, Joe? There are several comments in there already. If it was you doing the glow-diabolo, then I captured a moment of your performance: picture

The Void
Snappy's Snack Shack

Community & Events / BJC 2005
« on: April 05, 2005, 11:05:56 PM »
Yes, the BJC was great fun. It's been cool to lurk on the peripheries of you lot jamming away, at the last few conventions, and even occasionally be bothered to learn a new trick :-)

You can check out my pictures here , and my review here

Sorry to cross-post, but the cutting & pasting of that is all line-break screwed up.

The Void
Has anyone seen my zimmer?

I'm New / Re: Introduce yourself
« on: April 05, 2005, 10:53:08 PM »
Hi, I've been lurking here pretty much since the beginning, and figured it's high time I actually stuck my oar in.

Name: The Void
Location: Never far from my powerbook
Age: 217

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

2. What or who got you started?
Dave and Andy, two mates that I moved into a house with, who also got me juggling.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The impossibility of ever being able to say "I can do it." There's always something else

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Hmmmmmm..... I'd say about 3 minutes a day is my average

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes. Street-showish usually, although I did throw together a cabaret act for some work a couple of years back.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes. Yes. Plus yo-yos, hats, and most other stuff.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Pink ones.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1. That way I can manage to look good (to strags).

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Raise a smile

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
John's S-fan staircase.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
S-fan, with my own exit. I've only landed the exit about twice, and the s-fan lasts about three rotations if I'm *really* lucky.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Donald, Guy, Tre'space, Andy P, MFP, JGherkin (I think that's the s-fanboy John, right?), Barnesy, Lena, Zanzibar, Lucky Jim, Bruce, Sam Veale, so many others.

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