Author Topic: Junior Diabolos  (Read 5057 times)

Ginger-Fox

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Junior Diabolos
« on: June 25, 2005, 10:48:29 PM »
Hi,
Im quite new to the diabolo world and ive benn doing it now for a few months. I can do many of the basic tricks. I am looking to upgrade my equipment, I am undesided between :
 Henrys Kolibri
 Henrys Jazz

I am only 5' tall and I do not know if the size of the Jazz will be too big?
At the moment the diameter of my diabolo is 102mm
Any help will be much appreachiated,
                                                       Ginger Fox

Twilite

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2005, 10:58:15 PM »
I'd think this would be more down to strength and weight that size and height. If you keep your string length suitable for your height, and are able to hold the diabolo up, which shouldn't be a problem, there isn't huge weight difference between different diabolos.

Long stretches with the Jazz may be more difficult, but that's just me presuming you're young, by the Junior title. If you're just a short guy, I don't think there would be much of a problem.
That's just me though, I may be wrong.
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Dax

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2005, 11:04:43 PM »
if you are serious about diaboling and you are going to get into it then the circus or finesse diabolos is what i recommend. this is simply because they are the top of the range diabolos and just better than the jazz.

as far as you being short i personllay don't thin that it matters as to the size of the diabolo.

Ifrit

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2005, 12:24:02 AM »
agreed, i mean look at ofek for the perfect example.

-Leo-

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Junior Diabolos
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2005, 09:31:04 AM »
Hi Ginger-Fox welcome to the forum.

It dosn't matter about the size of the person or the size of the diabolo for that matter.I would recommend either a circus, a finesse or possibly a yoho big-dia. You will ajust to the diabolo after a while so it won't realy make a difference.

Hope this helps,

Leo
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Chiok

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2005, 01:41:43 PM »
I agree with the others.  There's a guy that comes to the juggling club that is quite diminutive (but he can fit his entire body through a juggling ring, that's worth seeing).  And he uses a Henrys Circus.  I think he uses Henry's alu sticks too, or he might use the Henrys Viper Micro sticks, but he does fine.  He specialises in alot of magic knot stuff.

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Matt_

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2005, 10:07:12 AM »
dont get one of those diabolos...they are too small!

i suggest trying a finesse. it's full size and it's really light.

as Ifrit pointed out, look at Ofek. that kid uses finesses which are about as big as his face...and he does 3D with em.

Ginger-Fox

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Junior Diabolos
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2005, 07:28:36 PM »
thanks for the advice i am only 13 years old so im gonna think about gettin either a circus or a finesse

Sambo

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Junior Diabolos
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2005, 10:07:19 AM »
If you want a small light one you should try an MB Micro,  though I warn you they are very light and suit loop diabolo better to my knowledge.

Matt_

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2005, 07:14:13 PM »
do you know anyone who diabolos? i suggest you try out their diabolos first before you make a decision. i really don't think your size or age matters, to be honest. maybe if you were 5 years old and around 4 feet tall it'd be a different story....but seriously, get a pro diabolo like the Circus or Finesse.

Ginger-Fox

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Junior Diabolos
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2005, 09:01:10 PM »
i don't know anyone else who diabolos
Im just going to buy a circus tommorow from www.firetoys.co.uk

Matt_

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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2005, 09:44:07 PM »
do you live in the US? if so i suggest you order from www.extremespin.com ....they have henry's for much cheaper, not to mention they have the teflon hubs too.

 

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