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Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?

Excalibur
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Vertax
63 (69.2%)

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Mr.D

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2009, 08:35:33 AM »
If we say that normal diabolo-play is vertical, seen as the diabolo goes up and down, vertically, why not call this horozontal (spelling?) play? the diabolo is in fact moving back and forth on the horozontal plane. Why not call it Hox, Hax or Hoax? HOrozontal AXis?

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mike.

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2009, 12:41:44 PM »
there is a problem with that because the axis isn't horizontal it is vertical (which is their reasoning for vertax) so hoax doesn't make any sense.
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garner

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2009, 12:44:48 PM »
aren't you just beating a dead horse?!

The Void

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2009, 01:36:28 PM »
aren't you just beating a dead horse?!

I will try to clarify why the axle's orientation should define the name, and not the movement of the diabolo:

In "normal" diabolo play, the diabolo moves in a vertical plane, both side-to-side ("horizontal") and up-and-down ("vertical").
In vertax, the diabolo moves in a horizontal plane, both forwards-and-backwards, and side-to-side.

However, in "normal" diabolo play, the axle is always horizontal, and in vertax*, the axle is always vertical.

Yes, that's a simplification, but it's clear.

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Diabolo88

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2009, 01:47:37 PM »
Random but...what do the chinese call it? Surely they make up the majority of players + chinese sounds so cool.

Chickeneater72790

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2009, 02:43:07 PM »
Random but...what do the chinese call it? Surely they make up the majority of players + chinese sounds so cool.

HAHAHAHHAHA!  well, personally, I've only heard it refered to one way-there may be more.
It's "tze heng."  And that litereally translates to "diaboling horizontally."  Haven't heard a fancy name for it...yet. 

Sean

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #46 on: January 30, 2009, 03:22:28 PM »
It's "tze heng."  And that litereally translates to "diaboling horizontally." 
Aha! Hortax it is.

garner

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2009, 03:31:43 PM »
but a whore tax genocide isn't so appealing to my nature

Ben.

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2009, 05:41:33 PM »
but a trousers down one is?

garner

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2009, 06:33:17 PM »
yes but a trousers down whore tax sounds alot worse than trousersdown excalibur!

Rola

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2009, 04:30:44 PM »
I lerant with the name excalibur  :-D
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cardsharp

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2009, 03:34:33 AM »
I'm a bit slow with this one, but apparently the Taiwanese call it "zhi li che ling" (直立扯鈴), literally upright/vertical diabolo...
also: vertax is shorter. it wins :D

Einherjer

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Re: Preferred terminology for horizontal diabolo play?
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2009, 01:52:22 PM »
Tricky question, but I think I will go for Vertax. But I must admit Excalibur sounds kinda cool.

 

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