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Christopher

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Diabolo-A household helper?
« on: November 05, 2007, 10:57:13 AM »
In this [youtube=425,350]1m8hxXJtJjkvid, the guy (Takahiko Hasegawa) uses his yoyo to turn on the lights, retrieves his hat....  Has anyone tried these stuff yet? i'm sure it's harder than using a yoyo.

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Funty

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 12:39:52 PM »
i've had a go with general house hold items, like glasses, fine china, small children + animals etc. i haven't had much luck yet though

Duncan

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 01:27:56 PM »
The second part is a little better, and has about 0.5 seconds of diabolo shown. Also has a way to make old men look absolutely ridiculous when helping with a yo yo trick. It also shows how he gets two on the loop in a way that is pretty damn cool.

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Christopher

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007, 01:42:10 PM »
It also shows how he gets two on the loop in a way that is pretty damn cool.

-Duncan

That style of yoyoing is called soloham.  He created that style of play.  try finding these vids on youtube

Duncan

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007, 01:45:59 PM »
That style of yoyoing is called soloham.  He created that style of play.

It's not really my thing - I'll enjoy the fact that it was pretty neat though.

Although my understanding of Japanese doesn't go much further than "hai", was it saying that he came up with the style because he was inspired by diabolo?

Beni

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2007, 05:16:50 PM »
I think the diabolo is too big and dangerous for stuff like that. Ever tried to walk the dog with one (the yoyo trick, not actually walking a domestic canine)?

SuperSlackSambo

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2007, 01:14:16 AM »
I'm sure you can do some tasks with diabolos, such as closing windows and doors maybe....you could also try using slack whips to catch items like bottle and pringle cans :P

Nahxela

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007, 01:23:23 AM »
That was wierd...

I think the diabolo is too cumbersome for this kind of use >_>
And this takes laziness to a whole new level...
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Eric Moffett

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007, 02:03:03 AM »
it's cool to see that we borrow yoyo tricks and yoyo borrows diabolo tricks
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diabolofreak617

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007, 02:15:08 PM »
I've never used my diabolos to perform household tasks but I remember that Matthewthegreat used his diabolo as an ice cream bowl in a cleaning diabolos vid a little while back. That was so clever  :).
If Diaboloing was easy then everyone would be doing it.

Chiok

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2007, 10:16:05 PM »
That gives me a new idea of turning the light on when I'm too lazy to get up.  I'm currently using a roll of gaffa tape tied to a piece of ribbon that I fling across the room at the light switch.  Perhaps I might have more success with my Viper.

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Nahxela

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2007, 10:18:18 PM »
Clap-ons are more fun ;)

Wouldn't it take more effort to do all that with the yoyo (like putting it through the shirt sleeve(s) and even more if you miss your target?
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William

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2007, 07:35:16 AM »
Diabolos are more fun  ;)

Use yours instead. You'll be less likely to miss.
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Christopher

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2007, 10:07:54 AM »
I think it is possible if you are doing suicides, let the stick hit the switch and then the light goes on.

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2007, 11:05:45 AM »
With 2D you can tap it. I tried. Much easier
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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2007, 12:46:08 PM »
Beware!
I once tried to turn off the light when I was in bed abroad with a shoe. It missed and knocked an ipod onto the floor which crashed it (we managed to get it to work again, it's fine now).

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Aaron Z

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2007, 12:38:39 PM »
 >:(  Misleading title: I was expecting people to be using diabolos to: wipe asses, beat children, answer the door and what-not.

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Re: Diabolo-A household helper?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2007, 12:56:21 PM »
i've got light switches on lock with yoyo and diab

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