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Practice / Re: 3D starts and shuffle styles
« on: November 30, 2009, 04:17:13 AM »
Very nice!



Performances / Re: Diabolo on Lots and Lots of Caffeine
« on: November 25, 2009, 03:56:26 PM »
I agree!  The crazy thing is that he didn't make any mistakes, even at that speed!


Performances / Diabolo on Lots and Lots of Caffeine
« on: November 25, 2009, 02:32:23 PM »

I'm sure some of you have seen this, but this guy is VERY high energy.  He is also VERY good, both at performing and at the technical level.

When watching, I couldn't help but think, "This guy's on crack!" 




Tricks / Re: feed the suicide combo
« on: November 20, 2009, 02:10:12 PM »

He obviously doesn't want to catch any germs from his diabolos!  ;)

Tricks / Re: I just learnt to... (2009)
« on: November 19, 2009, 07:30:28 PM »
2D feed the suns 1-2-1-2-1-2...  (I was pretty pumped!)
vertax genocide (Well, I can get the string to catch the diabolo, but I can't catch the stick, yet.)
several new combos with 1D (I don't know the names)
still trying 3D


Practice / Re: first 3D practice in ages
« on: November 19, 2009, 02:04:36 PM »
Your 3D shuffle is intense!  I liked the moves.  I'm not there, yet, but I'm getting closer every day!

On a side note, I like the diabolo colors in your profile pic better than the ones in this video.


Community & Events / Re: Mobile
« on: November 19, 2009, 01:59:38 PM »

I access it daily on my Samsung Blackjack.  There is a mobile version that I get.  I think the problem is that an iPhone doesn't load the mobile sites but the actual site.  This is great if you have a really fast internet connection or a "small" site, but for data intensive sites, it is a handicap.  I don't know how you could make the iPhone access the mobile version, but mine does it automatically.


Tricks / Re: I just learnt to... (2009)
« on: November 17, 2009, 08:43:25 PM »
Yes, please get it on film.  It sounds really cool!

69 Policy & Feedback / Re: Five Years
« on: November 11, 2009, 02:06:19 AM »
Sweet!  Five years of advancing the diabolo cause!

Tricks / Re: Is there a real 3d trick?
« on: November 06, 2009, 02:05:02 PM »
I don't know either.  I think it's pretty funny! 

Why would anyone want to close the thread when there  is so much lively discussion?

Since I can hardly start 3D low and never keep it going, I don't really have any input.

Thanks for the amusement, everyone.


Community & Events / Re: I'll be in Boston November 13-15.
« on: November 03, 2009, 08:10:32 PM »
Not Skilled Yet,

I saw on your introduction that you live in Lexington.  I had to change my plans and will be in Worcester from November 10-12.  I won't be able to spend any time in Boston.  I saw that you are a beginner, so if you would like some help on some of the tricks you are practicing, you can get your mom or dad to drive you over.  I know it's a long drive to only practice for a couple of hours or so, but I would have really enjoyed having someone teach me while I was your age.  Make sure you get your parents' or guardians' permission and that one of them comes along!!


Videos of the Week / Re: VotW: 2 November 2009: Tim
« on: November 02, 2009, 05:45:05 PM »
Very nice.  It's crazy what the kids are doing, these days!

Videos / Re: 3 Diabolo Ofek suicide trick - by Ofek Shilton
« on: October 28, 2009, 05:29:13 AM »
Regardless of the sting length issue (which I previously commented on) or whether or not the trick is "new" (Ofek didn't claim it was), it is still a trick that requires a skill level that most of the world's diaboloists, including myself, have not yet attained.  The kid is really good at diabolo, so I don't care if it's a trick that somebody else has done or if his string is too long.  I appreciate his videos.


Practice / Re: 3d attemps by hook3r (little surprise at the end)
« on: October 26, 2009, 08:50:35 PM »
I don't know if anyone else watched it to the end, but that is a pretty cool way to start 3D.  I'm sure you'll be able to land it once you get your shuffle down!

In the meantime, I'll keep trying.  I'm getting my entrance about 50% of the time, but I can't keep the shuffle going.  It'll just take some more practice!


I'm New / Re: 2 diabolo tricks and myself
« on: October 23, 2009, 08:27:47 PM »

I'm sure there are a bunch of tutorials out there.  Living in China, you may know someone who plays with Chinese Yo-yos, who could teach you some pretty cool tricks.

Here's my explanation of the sprinkler.

1) Get a lot of spin on both diabolos.  This is much easier and faster if you know how to do Chinese whip accelerations with 2D, but if you don't, you can just shuffle really fast for a while (that's how I learned).
2) Swing both diabolos towards your weak hand as if you are going to do a sun.
3) Let the diabolos swing around your weak hand, and don't move your strong hand around like you would to complete a sun.
4) Now there should be a wrap around both diabolos.  This is what keeps them close to each other in the sprinkler, but if you don't have enough speed, the wrap will force them to hit each other, which will ruin your trick.
5) Unwrap the diabolos by passing your strong hand around them from the bottom and on the outside.  If you do it from the top, it would just add another wrap.  If you did it on the inside, it would put a twist in the string.

There are many different ways to start and exit a sprinkler (a suicide exit is a great crowd pleaser).  There are also many different variations once you are in the sprinkler.  You can learn any way you wish, but this is the way that was easiest for me.

Remember, the faster the diabolos are spinning, the longer you will be able to hold the sprinkler.

I would recommend learning 2D high and stalls, as well.


Videos / Re: 3 Diabolo Ofek suicide trick - by Ofek Shilton
« on: October 23, 2009, 06:17:51 PM »
Mad is fine.  Maybe I'll be the first! :)

Seriously, though, I'm not sure it could ever be done consistently.  I'm not sure how the diabolos would all fit on the string without hitting each other.  It would definitely be an insane trick!  I'm sure somebody will be able to do a trick similar to what William Ling did at BJC 07, except with 4D.  I'm talking about the one where he was doing suns with two and would pop one in the air right before he caught the third one.  During the trick there were never really three diabolos on the string, except at the start and end, but there were three diabolos in play, since the third one was always in the air.  I'm sure someone could do the same with 3D suns while the fourth is in the air.  It would be really crazy, but since 3D suns are possible, I don't see why you couldn't keep popping one in the air right before catching the 4th one.


Videos / Re: 3 Diabolo Ofek suicide trick - by Ofek Shilton
« on: October 23, 2009, 05:05:24 PM »
On the issue of long string...

It seems to me that it would be impossible to do a feed the sun 1-2-3 with such a length string, since a 1D sun would just hit your arms.  I could see how a 2D sun would be possible.  I guess all of us who are waiting for a FTS 1-2-3-4 will have to wait until the string gets a little shorter.

Of course, I can only do a FTS 1-2, which isn't very impressive, so I may not know what I'm talking about.  You may be able to modify your 1D sun, but the way I understand that a sun is performed is that it goes between the arms.  You could modify it to a priolett (mispelled, I'm sure) or something else.  In site swap terms, you could do anything that keeps the diabolo on the string and it would be considered a "1".

If I am being totally ignorant of the facts, please let me know.



Videos / Re: 3 Diabolo Ofek suicide trick - by Ofek Shilton
« on: October 22, 2009, 10:22:45 PM »
Pretty sweet!  Your string looks long.  Can you play 1D, 2D, 3D, 4D, and 5D all with the same string, or do you have different string lengths for each one?


Community & Events / I'll be in Boston November 13-15.
« on: October 22, 2009, 04:20:10 PM »
Hey Guys,

I'll be in Boston for a business trip soon, but I'll stay the rest of the weekend and have my wife meet me up there to enjoy the sights.  I would like to meet up with some of the diaboloists there, but I'm not sure who's there besides Jacob Sharpe.  If anyone has some spare time that weekend to help an intermediate diaboloist improve his skills, please let me know.

Also, for those of you who have been there, should I rent a car or take public transportation?  Where is a nice area to stay in town that won't be too expensive (less than $125 a night, if possible).  What are the top attractions you would recommend?  My wife and I really like historic attractions.  I know Boston is full of them, but I don't know which are the best.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you!



Performances / Re: Ancelot- Open stage Tartajongle
« on: October 20, 2009, 11:48:29 PM »
I thought that was really nice!  The routine contained some really difficult tricks!

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