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Icebox

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Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« on: February 01, 2010, 12:29:39 AM »
Today I was doing some shooting on a frozen pond, and on the way back to my car, a man said "How'd it go?"

I asked my friend what the guy might've been talking about, and my friend said maybe the guy thought we were ice fishing. That got me thinking-->What other kinds of things have diabolo gear gotten mistaken for?

So I brought the topic here. What have your diabolo sticks/string/actual diabolos gotten mistaken for before?

Arjan

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 08:51:08 AM »
Yo yo is obviously one of those things. Or topspin if they are really brainless. But I think they just got the wrong word in mind, and did not actually think I was something else then a diabolo. It's fun doing something nobody really know ****e about!

Jasper

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 12:54:05 PM »
What does he now really mean. I du not understand  :P

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 01:16:34 PM »

Tipper

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 01:19:06 PM »
Sean you just explaned everything xD
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Arjan

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 01:56:50 PM »
You must be kidding? Some seriously thought a diabolo was a plunger? What hell did you do with it? :P

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 02:43:03 PM »
I guy asked me once if it was a plumber.

and a lot of people refers to it as a "carretel" (don't know the name in English)
carretel is the thing used to hold the string while you're flying kites.
kind like this:



or this:


Jesse

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010, 04:38:46 PM »
I actually find that people mistake a yoyo for a diabolo more than the other way around these days.

Tipper

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010, 04:42:14 PM »
       <--- A blue finesse?

Once I lost my bag with my diabolos at a gymnastics-place and a lady thought it was rubber dumbbell equipment and such... xD
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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010, 02:43:01 AM »
Yesterday, I heard someone say "Those are like giant Yo-Yos" and i'm always pissed off when that happens.
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Richard

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2010, 08:38:20 AM »
and i'm always pissed off when that happens.

Why?

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2010, 03:26:30 PM »
Yesterday, I heard someone say "Those are like giant Yo-Yos" and i'm always pissed off when that happens.
It's quite true actually :p
Meh,

wgm

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2010, 10:51:02 PM »
"Thats so cool whats it called?"
"diabolo"
"oh like 'the devil'?"
"no not like 'the devil' "
this has happened dozens of times

Catjar

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2010, 10:52:29 PM »
"I do diabolo"
"Is that the thing with the two sticks..."
"Yeah"
"and you keep another stick up in the air?"
"no. damnit that's devil sticks."

Richard

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2010, 09:04:19 AM »
I was busking once when a middle aged lady started an argument with me telling me that a diabolo meant devil.  In the end I ignored her and she walked away.

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2010, 10:21:49 AM »
I was busking once when a middle aged lady started an argument with me telling me that a diabolo meant devil.  In the end I ignored her and she walked away.
the same thing happened to me once but she wouldn't leave me alone so i threw a brick at her and got arrested  :)

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2010, 10:33:41 AM »
To me they always say that the woman that did when they were young,(it was "in" that time)
and they all call it a yoyo or diablo:P

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2010, 10:11:23 PM »
I'm pretty sure diabolo does mean devil, or at least that's what people say...

I've had "your good at yoyo" to many times. I told everyone of for it, and then one day i was doing yoyo and someone said "ooh, a mini diabolo!"
pretentious 12 year old

Catjar

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2010, 10:23:11 PM »
I'm pretty sure diabolo does mean devil, or at least that's what people say...

No that's diablo. like el diablo

Diabolo is Greek or something, and I think it means "to throw across" or "across throw". something along those lines

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Re: Public's First Reactions/Assumptions
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2010, 11:50:58 PM »
Dia = across. Like Diameter
Bolo = to throw. Like bolowing your mind with my sweet tricks.
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