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GbH

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2009, 10:29:49 PM »
I've had plenty of dodgy shows, either because things just weren't going well or because of finding myself in wholly unsuitable venues.  One particularly memorable example of the latter was when an already-low-ceiling venue, that I'd been in before, had been decorated into a Carribean theme, with streamers and decorations hanging down to about waist level covering the stage area.  Somehow, I was supposed to do my routine in amongst it all, without getting the diabolo string caught up in all the hanging stuff.  I got through it somehow, but it must have looked a bit odd.  It was certainly a show I won't forget in a hurry.

I guess the most disappointing, in recent times, was the premature end to my BoB routine earlier this year.  I'd been very unsure about trying that routine, as the practice beforehand hadn't been going particularly well.  As such, I was pleased when, on stage, things seemed to be turning out OK.  Then, just as I started to think that all was well and that the finish line was in sight, my head strap came loose and...bang: a rather humiliating end of show that I could do nothing to rescue.

In actual fact though, the genuinely worst incidents both involved high-throws with Renedgade diabolos (hard plastic, for those that are too young to remember...).  At one local fete many years back, I mananged to completely total the P.A. system with a misdirected throw.  However, the most scary was when, at one of the early Bristol conventions, a high throw landed neatly between Charlie Dancey's arms as he was juggling in the field.  I shudder to think what would have happened if he'd been stood just slightly closer.   :o

Guy

Colton

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2009, 03:10:03 PM »
Bringing my chinese yoyo to the boys summer camp I work at.

430 boys, one chinese yoyo. All of them are convinced on sight of it that they are 'so good at it' because they have seen it on tv.

alfster48

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2009, 09:21:48 PM »
when i practised a genocide integral and my carbon stick hit th top of my thy with pace....
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Arthur

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2009, 09:45:55 AM »
throwing a hard spinning sundia fly on my forehead with excalibur. now i have a scar...

Catjar

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2009, 03:00:25 PM »
A while back my dad traveled out west and got a bunch of animal skulls and stuff.
I broke two of them with one missed catch of diabolo when I was first starting
also I hit myself in the eye like three times... I'm not sure how.

Tipper

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2009, 07:54:09 PM »
Hmm... worst/most painful moment must be the time, practising fans and trying to speed the fan up as much as possible and gettin hit in the nuts... Facial expression was a bit like this  :o xD
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7-Sins

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2009, 12:32:12 PM »
hitting my gf in the face when lying sunning on the beach in spain xD
VERTAX is only rubbish if you suck at it, (most people do)(me too)

jamzjazz

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2009, 04:07:46 PM »
Snapping many a pair of sticks especially annoying when they don't actually break but you cant use them because they have snapped inside the handle or something and rotate when using them.
Getting my diabolo run over and watching it bounce all the way down the road under the car (it was undamaged at the end).
Worst was in the days when i first started my only diabolo got stuck on a telephone wire with the sticks for 3 weeks and and in the end had to stand on a car with a broom handle and a Stanley knife taped to the end to try and cut the string and not the wire.

aaakseli

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2009, 03:42:49 PM »
broke a lamp.

I did that at my friends room.  :-|

dedide4568

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2009, 08:05:56 AM »
My diabolo hit my head while learning 3x excalibur geno..
Hoping that diabolo will be popular in Malaysia...

ERIK da blue

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2009, 07:04:29 PM »
My diabolo hit my head while learning 3x excalibur geno..

that's not a bad moment! You could have done a 4x vertax gen with header.  ;)
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christoi

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2009, 10:03:53 PM »
My diabolo hit my head while learning 3x excalibur geno..

I did the same. Also nearly strangled myself when trying a double Excalibur genocide. :P

4leek24

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2009, 01:09:31 AM »
praticing vertax combos with my sun, which has quite a sharp edge due to the nuber of times i dropped it, and it hit me right under my mouth, pretty bloody, and i have a scar.

finesse

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2009, 11:18:59 AM »
Breaking my first diabolo.

SebiHausi

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2009, 02:17:39 PM »
i was doing infinite suicides, when suddenly my diabolo came up to one stick, the string broke and the stick hit my eye :(

hOOk3r

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2009, 02:52:31 PM »
everytime i hit my nuts  :-D :-D
but,one time,doing a UFO,the diabolo jumped and hit me in the eye,i had a wound in the eye,I couldnt put me contact lentes during a week :o :o

Elkku

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2009, 12:43:49 PM »
Once my stick hit my eye in an infinite suicide. I REALLY saw yellow stars for a moment!

I don't know if that is my worst moment in diaboloing, but it was kinda intresting.
Eljas

Tipper

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2009, 05:59:05 PM »
Once my stick hit my eye in an infinite suicide. I REALLY saw yellow stars for a moment!

I don't know if that is my worst moment in diaboloing, but it was kinda intresting.

what was the color of the stick? yellow? try experimenting with different colors and see if it will become red stars?  :P
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Elkku

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2009, 12:56:33 PM »
what was the color of the stick? yellow? try experimenting with different colors and see if it will become red stars?  :P

yes of course..  ;)
Eljas

Paino

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Re: Your worst moment in diaboloing
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2009, 05:55:38 PM »
yesterday on stage i missed five low throws in a row and broke my nose

 

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