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Matt Pang

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« on: November 12, 2004, 11:00:01 PM »
I'm learning 3 diabolos at the moment, my best run so far has been about 6 catches (2 Cycles).

I'm using the "old skool" throw in start at the moment, the only other person i've seen use it is Guy Heathcote, i was just wondering if there is anyone else out there trying the good old throw start? Or does everyone think the wrap start is the way forward... :?:

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Matt P

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2004, 11:25:42 PM »
Hey, I never had a good 3 diabs low run. But all the peeps who have, seem to be using the wrap. I think the throw in is harder, in multiple ways.
You have to time right. You have to line up nice. You have to have a good throw, with much speed and accuracy.
But still, 3 diabs is a very hard thing. I practice for a long time, and never had the feeling I could do it.

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2004, 10:31:13 AM »
Throw-ins are old school, wrap starts are the way forward. Check the vid of Guy Heathcote doing the throw start on Barnsey's site. But i tell ya, wraps are where its at. Theres a reason people use it.

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2004, 03:41:44 PM »
The main advantage of the wrap start with 3 - or so I've been told by people who can do both a throw in and a wrap - is the extra speed the wrap start gives your third diabolo. Baptiste showed me how he can do a start that begins with a stopover on the right stick (for righties) and both sticks held in the left hand with the diabolo thrown in with the right hand. Apparently once he thought of that he could do it almost right away, but he still uses the wrap start because of the speed aspect. And if you're going to be doing 3 diabolos in an asynch style, the speed of your third diabolo is going to be the limiting factor (assuming you can keep them on the string that is - not me :wink:).

Sean

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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2004, 11:16:47 PM »
Sounds like i may have to get used to the wrap start!

Thanks for the comments!

Matt p

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2004, 07:20:46 AM »
well there is 2 differents wrap start!!! if you or other people want to see my start (not the same that diabolumberto!!) ask for me ;)!!

norbi

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2004, 01:18:20 PM »
go on then, show us.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2005, 11:36:48 PM »
tahia,I love the way you start with two diabolos, I´m interesting in learnt it. Despite this, I want when I have to put up the wrap diabolo (the exactly moment). Thanks!
Rooted diabolist.

Tahia

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2005, 09:56:15 AM »
hello sorry for the late ;) well for my start you can ask for sean! he has a video of my start ;)!!
and sure here's a the moment !! but i can't say when cause i do that too autotmaticaly :D!! so you've to watch!! i'll try to film a tutorial soon;) i promise :)

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2005, 11:10:05 AM »
thanks Tahía!   :lol:
Rooted diabolist.

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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2006, 12:33:01 PM »
Hey guys!!
I don't know if this is the right thread... if not, please post a better!

I have 2 henrys jazz and want to learn to play with 3 diabolos. I always hear that to play with jazz is harder then to play with circus. now my question is: would you buy three circus or only a 3rd jazz?

tetsuya

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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2006, 01:23:54 PM »
everybody forgot my tutorial??? :D

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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2006, 01:51:08 PM »
I do a throw start too. But I make a trapeze and then I throw the third diabolo in. You have to unwrap the trapeze first and then you have to do the movement. I do the throw start, because I wasn't able to do three diabolos with the wrap start :oops: . I can shuffle three diabolos for nearly 20 sec. now  :D .

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2006, 02:07:13 PM »
Quote from: tetsuya
everybody forgot my tutorial??? :D

Not at all! :) => http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=718

GbH

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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2006, 05:57:14 PM »
I guess I should say something here.

Although I don't/can't do the wrap start myself, it seems obvious to me that it's the easier option.  There are less variables involved and there seems to be less to go wrong.  Sure, there's timing issues with both, but with the throw start there are also positional and height factors that don't apply when you've got a wrap.

Since I've gotten used to the white-hub'd Henrys diabolos, my consistency with the start has improved greatly.  It's not unknown for me now to have a practice session where every start attempt works fine (it didn't used to be like this...).   However, I still have days where I'm tired, nervous or just plain out of practice, all of which can dramatically affect my ability to do a clean throw start.  The usual problem is that my initial throw is out of position or the wrong height - basically, muscle memory letting me down.  Being a natural 'sync' person, the slow spin is not an issue for me.

You may wonder why I persist with it.  There's probably some truth in the saying "You can't teach old dogs new tricks".  But there's something more - I like the way it looks much better than the wrap start.  To me, there's something a bit more magical about being able to throw the third one straight in, without the need for interim fiddling about.

Whilst I understand why people are recommending the wrap start (it's what I'd suggest to a beginner, too...), it saddens me to see people trying to discourage the use of the throw start.  Throw starts do work and, in my eyes, look good too.  

Just thought I'd stand my ground, even if I am in a minority.


Guy

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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2006, 09:10:12 PM »
Yay Guy, you stand your ground!!!

Seriously, having seen both starts (and masterered neither!), you've got to admit that they both work, and are totally different tricks.

The wrap start certainly seems to have a higher success rate, but the throw in looks cooler, in my opinion.  If in doubt, learn 'em both!

"New" versions of tricks aren't automatically superior: which would you rather see, a modern-day double sprinkler-to-double suicide out, or the original we-didn't-know-any-better-back-then two diabolo double suicide on open string??? 8)

Just an old bloke letting his mind wander.....

Donald

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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2006, 01:39:27 AM »
Just two things that puzzle me (aimed at Donald and Guy) and this is out of curiosity and not a criticism.  Firstly, Guy, I can see why you want to stick with the way you start, but does it not interest you to try out new techniques of starting? You were one of (or the) first to do three low, there must have been a side of you that wants to push the limits of diabolo that bit further otherwise you would never have thrown that third diabolo on in the 1st place. A similar thing interests me about Donald, again you have very interesting tricks and are very slick with one and two, I've never even seen you attempting three, I am wondering if this is a case of you not being interested in learning it?

Cheers

Steve

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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2006, 06:12:48 PM »
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Just two things that puzzle me (aimed at Donald and Guy) and this is out of curiosity and not a criticism.  Firstly, Guy, I can see why you want to stick with the way you start, but does it not interest you to try out new techniques of starting? You were one of (or the) first to do three low, there must have been a side of you that wants to push the limits of diabolo that bit further otherwise you would never have thrown that third diabolo on in the 1st place. A similar thing interests me about Donald, again you have very interesting tricks and are very slick with one and two, I've never even seen you attempting three, I am wondering if this is a case of you not being interested in learning it?

Cheers

Steve


Steve,

A few years back now (2001?), I was paid a visit, here in Southampton, by a French diabolo player called Ludovitch Soeur (http://troisdiabolos.free.fr/).  He had been working hard on trying to learn 3low and wanted to see whether I could help him.  This was some time before the MFP became known to me and, in fact, before I'd seen anyone else at all that could do 3low.  Anyway, when I saw what Ludo was trying, I was more than a bit surprised - it was what would become known as the wrap start.  Immediately I was interested, as it seemed to open the way for variations I hadn't really considered before.  However, there was a problem - there was no way I was going to get it working with my Renegades and thick nylon string.    The equipment wouldn't allow me to do any kind of wrap at all.  And so, not wanting to give up with the Renegades, I just carried on what I was doing.

It's only in the last year or so that I've managed to ditch the Renegades and replace them with something I'm equallly comfortable with.  In that time, I've worked on improving my throw start and have experimented with the wrap start, too.  The only trouble is, my determination to learn new things isn't what it was and the wrap start, now being commonplace and not exactly a necessity for me, is fairly low on my wish list.  Right now, I'm much more interested in trying suns or controlled high throws.  Or, perhaps more to the point, in playing with completely different toys altogether.

Maybe, some day, I'll learn the wrap start too.  Maybe I won't.  I certainly have no compulsion to learn stuff just because someone else is doing it.  In fact, it's often disappointing to see so many people striving to achieve what is pretty much the same end result.  Isn't one of the cool things about juggling supposed to be the opportunity for individuality and invention?  

Guy

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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2006, 08:50:12 PM »
Hi Steve

My history with three diabolos ain't so illustrious as Mr Heathcote's.  That's the reason I asked him to contribute material for the "Two Hot to Handle" book, way back in 1993.  In fact, that book came out at the EJC in Leeds and I have some very funny video of Guy trying to explain his three low, with his diabolos laid out on the floor, to a rather confused and admiring group of myself, Todd Strong and Ralf Runde.  Jurassic footage, and no mistake!

I did learn three high for a while way back in 94/ 95 when I was training in Montreal.  Not much, just put 'em up and finish clean.  It never went into the number though, because:
a) it felt a bit "token"; crazy one diabolo, crazy two diabolo, then ping ping ping ping ping ping ping ping ping catch catch catch with three.  
b) the piece was already around 7 minutes, quite long enough, so I just left it out.

Since then, most of the diabolo I do is in shows.  The number has been tightened down to 6 minutes 27 seconds, so there's even less space for it on stage.  

Also, when I'm working, I find it's not a good idea to do more than about an hour of intensive practice in the day as it tends to knacker your arms for the evening show.

All feeble enough excuses, maybe like Guy said, it comes down to how much you really want.  Then again, I've got a couple of months off just now and three Henrys in the corner, mocking me.  Perhaps I'll give it a go (with the wrap start :wink: ) and let you know how it goes......

All the best
Donald

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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2006, 09:09:00 PM »
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Hi Steve

My history with three diabolos ain't so illustrious as Mr Heathcote's.  That's the reason I asked him to contribute material for the "Two Hot to Handle" book, way back in 1993.  In fact, that book came out at the EJC in Leeds and I have some very funny video of Guy trying to explain his three low, with his diabolos laid out on the floor, to a rather confused and admiring group of myself, Todd Strong and Ralf Runde.  Jurassic footage, and no mistake!




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