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General / Diabolos and the general people
« on: April 30, 2005, 09:25:18 PM »
I think that you shuld save the advanced technical stuff for performing in front of other diabolists/jugglers, they are the ones that will appreciate your skill.
The average audience doesn't really care if a trick took you fiften years or fiften minutes to learn. All they really want is to be entertained and have fun. I belive that the personality and charisma of the performer is more important than doing "hard tricks" to achive this.
In my experience a good diabolo routine is often better recived than a juggling routine of the same standard, maybe because juggling is mutch more common (and thus predictable)  than diabolo in my corner of the world.
I remember the first time I saw someone perform with two diabolos back in 1998, I had never seen annyting like it before and I was so amazed I almost forgot to breathe... I Think the diabolo is a better prop to perform with than ordinary juggling things. Diabolo is kind of a mix between juggling and dancing combining the best pars from both of these diciplines.

Tricks / Re: 3 diabolo shuffle: help! (wrap start & asynch shuffle)
« on: April 28, 2005, 08:26:42 PM »
Thanx a lot for the advice!
I will go and practice the stopoverstart for a week at least and see how that goes... Somehow it feels more suited to me than the wrappy one...

Tricks / Re: 3 diabolo shuffle: help! (wrap start & asynch shuffle)
« on: April 28, 2005, 05:35:55 PM »
I started working wih thre diabolos a couple of weeks ago. And have spent manny frustrating hours atemptig to get the wrapstart rigth. So I decided to try the trapetze start instead (trapetze on rigth stick and launching third diabolo). And almost imediatley got a couple of throws and catches in the shuffle.
Has annybody here experience with this method to start the shuffle?
Are there problems that I shuld be aware of?
Is it harder to master than the wrapstart?

P.s I love this forum!

Gear / Strangest place you've lost a diabolo...
« on: April 28, 2005, 04:36:29 PM »
I have managed to lose a grande total of four diabolos while streetperforming. I was doing five high when al of a sudden a bird...
Actualy i was ionly doing one high, whitch for some reason is a trick every audience loves.
Two of th diabolos now rests side by side on the same rooftop (Why lern from your own mistakes when you can repeat them?) Its the aphothek in the old town in Stockholm if annybody is up for a climb...
I lost the third diabolo while performing on a bridge. i guess I kind of asked for it to happen. When the diabolo landed in the water I almost jumped after it... but sanity returned quickly enough. i got a pound and a pat on the cheek from an english lady that felt sorry for me... Almost jumped of the bridge again.

Last diabolo incident happend a long time ago, I was young (well semi young annyway) stupid and just starting out as a streetperformer, and I was armed with a firediabolo of my own making. On the pitch where i was performing there was some kind of roof sticking out from the building behind me. Annyway guess what happens? Yepp firediabolo lands on the roof lies there burning, Lucky enough the building is made of stone so there is noing that can burn.  The securityguard arives wihtin 30 seconds and offer to help me to get my diabolo back, I smile nod looks happy and  hurry out of town as son as he turns his back on me...
Ill nevver use a firediabolo on the street again. (well almost never...)

Strange things happen when you perform on the street ,I once had to chase 10 english huligans to get my torches back... I culd have been killet  if I had been fast enough...

General / diabolo jokes
« on: April 25, 2005, 02:06:45 PM »
Liked the michel Jacson as well... So I rewrote it into a line you could use in a show.
"If I drop the diabolo and it hits you in the face, dont worry its made of plastic.
On the other hand so is Michel jacksson..."

I once did a high throw in a streetshow, i said that most of the time the diabolo comes down so I can catch it. This show however the diabolo landed on a nearby rooftop and never came down... Possibly the funniest trick i hav ever done... It was totaly impossible to top this trick...

By the way, Has annybody here actually managed to hit a bird with a diabolo? Tha would be funny and tragic at the same time as all great comedy is...

Gear / Fire Diabolo
« on: April 18, 2005, 10:30:01 PM »
Mty first real post here...
I built one myself and its actually quiet good...
Removed what was left of the cups from my broken first diabolo and replaced them with metalic bowls that I found in an ordinary shop. then just some torch wick aded in the center of the cups. It doesnt wobble at all even when spinning verry fast. When it spins fast the fuel is slunged out from the wick and it burns verry much for about aone minute.  Best thing it wasnt verry expensive to build so I dont lose half a fortune if i drop it ....  
If i buy a digital camera ill post a picture if annybody is interested in the design

I'm New / Re: Introduce yourself
« on: April 17, 2005, 10:21:50 PM »
Im new here and this is who I am...
Name: Joakim Soderberg
Location: Stockholm  Sweden
Age: 29

1. How many years have you diaboloed for
Almost seven years now.

2. What or who got you started?
I saw two diabolists at a juglingconvention and bougt my first diabolo there, loved it ever since...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Havent really thought about it, but I guess it is like a kind of meditation , a way to balance your self. And ofcourse it pays for the food as well...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About an hour whwn im in the mood, some periods i dot touch it at all...

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes, I work as a streetperformer and the diabolo is the maintheme in my show.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes I do some juggling it, but im not verry good at it. Played a bit with flowesticks a coupple of years ago, but not much annymore...

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry Circus  is the only real diabobo...
metal sticks and whatever string is avalable

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 diabolos is my favorite, although i have just started to get 3 going... will probably take a while tough...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
must be the double sprinkler with two

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I shuld probably mention some fancy stuff with 3 or 4 diabolos here... but I still think the high throw with one is the best diabolo stunt you can do although it is the verry first you learn...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Te 3diabolo wrapstart, the brain know the trick , the body does not... evver happens to you?
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I recently bought "the art of diabolo" by the mad french posse almost everything there was verry inspiring...
I must also mention Mattias J├Ânsson who is a big hero to all diabologists in sweden.

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