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Videos / Re: Diarmes
« on: September 29, 2009, 06:41:24 PM »
Yeah - I really liked the editing - I like videos which offer more than just nice tricks - this one did exactly that and because of this, it keeps the interest all the way through.

Videos / Re: Tricka Technology
« on: September 29, 2009, 10:38:11 AM »
Hell yeah !!!!

Good to see you two have no intention of slowing down

and if you like to wear crocs - you keep on - sod them all

mmmm finland...

Gear / Re: Finesse G4 (and evo6 and carbons)
« on: September 18, 2009, 10:34:41 AM »
Just a note for anyone who likes the G3's and wants to make up a set - I'd say buy them while you still can - the G4 is a lot different.

Practice / Re: Bad 4D low attempts by Saska
« on: September 15, 2009, 03:28:39 PM »
Oops sorry if I was not clear with the teacup terminology, but you got exactly what I meant by it Nate ;)

teacup =
tipping your hands as you unwrap, which helps pop the diabolo on the string over to your right side. Sean's called it "tipping the teacup" (perhaps in this thread itself, perhaps elsewhere) because you should feel like you're tipping the teacup when you unwrap. So, as you unwrap, force your left hand up and towards the right and your right hand unwraps down and a little towards the left.

The music is Art of Motion by Andy McKee

Practice / Re: Bad 4D low attempts by Saska
« on: September 15, 2009, 11:46:24 AM »
Nice looking start Saska

Its always the middle open string one that stops your shuffle - it just seems to fall into the shuffle near the middle of the pattern - maybe a little more "teacup" on the opening so it comes out more to your right hand would help give it some momentum?

Practice / Re: 4 diabolo practice video in HD (11th september) by DD
« on: September 15, 2009, 11:40:30 AM »
Your start is still different to the other successful ones I've seen, but it looks like its starting to work for you anyway - congrats.

As I said in a previous thread, you still have that weird swapping of the lefthand stalled and the open string one going on compared to others.

So in your start the order the diabolos enter the shuffle is
1st - dominant hand stopover
2nd - hand thrown one
3rd - non dominant hand stalled one
4th - open string

In every other working start I have seen the order is
1st - dominant hand stopover
2nd - hand thrown one
3rd - open string
4th - non dominant hand stalled one

You throw the middle open string one up and the left stalled one comes underneath it to swap positions - others throw the stalled one up and keep the middle open string one low.
That said, yours looks like it now opens up fine anyway so its probably work sticking with your way rather that trying to re-work it at this stage.

Videos / Re: W.L 3D
« on: September 15, 2009, 11:06:01 AM »
you two are nuts - that brought back good memories

I prefer clean, 'real' (non-stalled 2d adapted tricks) tricks with 3 low.
I saw plenty of non-stalled 3d stuff going on.

Gear / Re: Ryo Yabe diabolo promotion
« on: September 15, 2009, 10:35:00 AM »
Anyone know if these were made in the same factory that made the higher quality Japanese Yohos
NO absolutely not - they are cheap copies of the Yoho Jumbo and are actually much worse than the Australian made Yoho's (so no where near as good as the better quality Japanese made Yoho's).

There is a very good reason why these are selling so cheap.........

I also understand that Ryo was not at all happy (to put it politely) about these diabolos.

Gear / Re: Addicted to taibolos
« on: September 14, 2009, 05:20:37 PM »
And your profile says
Favourite gear:Finesse, Henry's Carbon short

Gear / Re: NEW Sundia Triple Bearing "Shining" Diabolo
« on: September 10, 2009, 10:30:43 PM »
OK so I've had these a while, but only just got around to putting them online........
The Shining is now available in triple bearing (both silver axle 280g and black alu axle 265g versions), single bearing (exactly the same bearing axle as the Fly - so basically a Fly with nice cups) and also in a fixed axle version.

click on the pics for more info

I've also had some nice new blue and black string for a while (the black has sold really fast so is almost out already - sorry)

Videos / Re: Sagnat
« on: September 02, 2009, 07:42:41 PM »
yay that was really nice - lovely smooth style and with good inventive tricks.
<relaxing too - I feel alltogether better after watching> 

Community & Events / Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« on: September 02, 2009, 03:50:41 PM »
If that's the plan you might need to look into a bigger venue  :-| - I think you would have quite a lot of people interested.

General / Re: Is diabolo a sport?
« on: August 29, 2009, 11:01:54 PM »
Clap clap Marko. Perfect explanation.
Having seen the results of your effort and application first hand, I have to say I agree fully.  The mixture of artistic integrity vs quite aggressively competitive seems to be working perfectly.

And the support and literature you guys provide are first class.

Gear / Re: The new Sundia 'Shining' diabolo - worth getting?
« on: August 18, 2009, 12:45:29 AM »
Firstly, If you are going to BJC then you may well manage to pick some up at a nice discounted price ;)

But yeah - they are a lot, LOT better than the Fly.............  But you should probably get other opinions first (seeing as I sell them and all).............
anyone???... who has one???.... or two???

Gear / Re: Modified Henrys diabolo to fit a finesse LED kit
« on: August 18, 2009, 12:29:55 AM »
I wish Peter still made his sticks too - yes they were pretty heavy but they were really solid with it.

The Sundia sticks are a really good weight compared to the others available, but they are a bit flexible too (about the same flex as Mr B's but the Sundia's are much lighter and have way better weight distribution)

Gear / Re: glary taibolo vs taibolo V2
« on: August 18, 2009, 12:01:17 AM »
Ok there are some quite confusing posts in this thread.

The 245g Glary IS the transparent one.
The 255g V2 is the 2nd generation of Super Taibolo diabolo which comes in solid colours only.
There is also the 205g light Taibolo which has translucent cups (really light on its own, but this is the only one which is a good weight with Taibolo LED's fitted at 275g - the Glary is 315g and V2's a whopping 325g)

Glary vs V2 - The only difference is the cups - all the other parts (axle, hubs, bolt, washers) are exactly the same.  (so if crackers tried them and thought they were slippier - they were just probably newer axles)
The Glary's look nice if you keep them off rough hard surfaces - but they will scratch up a lot if used outside.  The cups are a little too soft for me.
The V2 feels a good bit more solid - cups are not as squashy as the glary and more weight is at the rims so they spin longer and are a bit more stable.

That said I prefer Suns all the way.

Community & Events / Re: BJC 2009 - Norwich
« on: August 17, 2009, 11:49:04 PM »
Oh, poor poor you. Did I mention it would be 11-12 days to drive across Canada? And the only diaboloist I'd find there is Jesse. :)

Yeah but visiting Jesse is so worth it - he has an "automatic" you know - go mid Nov and you might just find another diabolist too

Community & Events / Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« on: August 14, 2009, 11:59:44 AM »
Sorry for the delayed reply - been getting up at kids am since so still recovering.

This convention was simply stunning in all aspects - completely unlike anything I've ever attended before. More like a small gathering set in a stunning countryside location surrounded by little more than forest and lakes (and one unusually busy shop).

Huge thanks to everyone involved in both organising and attending - no need to name names, you all know who you are.  You are all so friendly and welcoming and provided everything we needed and more.  How you managed to get up and prepare breakfast / coffee etc after those long nights is beyond me (but very much appreciated).

The early hours sauna / music and lake swimming were surreal.
Moomin ****tails are bad.
Shame it rained for Diabolothon - Diabolo golf is brilliant.
Saska / Rasmus - you two are sick - no really, is there no challenge you will refuse?
400m is way too far.
Galashow !!!

Anyone who gets the chance to attend this in future would be mad not to go.

Gear / Re: Bent axle.
« on: August 13, 2009, 08:20:18 PM »
Just buy a long bolt from any hardware or diy shop and just cut the head off to the correct length with a hacksaw (and file the rough edges).  The bolt should only cost a few pence. I think the finesse thread is M8 from memory.

You can also buy threaded bar which only costs about £2 for 1m (enough to make loads of bolts)

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