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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2004, 03:26:53 PM »
Name:  Sean Haddow
Location:  London, Ontario, Canada
Age:  36

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 8 years, casually.

2. What or who got you started?
Local juggling club.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Always something new to strive for.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
A couple of hours a week.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Mainly devil sticks, trying to work on Kendama tricks, cigar boxes, and club passing.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use Henry's short carbon sticks, some hot pink string that I picked up from the guys at Goudrix (sp?) in Montreal, and mainly use Yoho Superspin diabolos.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Still stuggle to get 2 going consistently.  Mainly working on some new 1 diabolo tricks.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Various duocide variations.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I enjoy watching all of the new genocide variations being done.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Trying different genocide variations.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Donald Grant at the IJA in Montreal.  Have enjoyed a few of Matt's workshops at IJA in Reno and Buffalo.  Videos of Ryo Yabi, the MFP, and Norbi's videos on the net have been inspiring, as well.

Eduardo

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2004, 05:22:55 PM »
Name: Eduardo Sampaio
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Age: 20
Website: www.malabares.org

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
1 year with a 6 month interval.

2. What or who got you started?
Watching a brazillian guy with a fire diabolo, it was amazing.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
That achievement feeling when you pull a new trick for the first time.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
20-30 minutes.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I've never performed.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Balls, clubs and cigar boxes.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Circus, wooden sticks and henrys' yellow strings.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I only do one so...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Smoking joe and the reversed over both arms.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Pretty much anything related to two diabolos and suicides.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Genocides and infinite suicides, I don't have anyone able to show me them so its kinda hard to learn from videos...

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The Mad French Posse, Matt Hall, Norbi and a few others...

Sean

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2004, 05:35:52 PM »
Welcome Eduardo, it's great to have someone from yet another continent on board! As Seàn_ has mentioned: we're pulling for Africa next. ;)

I had to mention that I think you have one of my favourite avatars/profile images I have ever seen on a diabolo forum. A pig doing a 3 diabolo head orbit - that's great! :D Hope to hear from you lots on the board.

Sean

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2004, 04:45:55 PM »
Name: Mattias Jakobsson
Location: Luleå, Sweden
Age: 17

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Just had a rejuvenation a month or so, I started like 5 years ago and ended it 1 year later or so.

2. What or who got you started?
My friend, he got into it by knowing an owner of a juggling shop in Gothenburg(i think

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It is a great eyeopener, it feels great when you pull of a advancelooking trick infront of other people.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
As it is snow and -20 degrees C i dont have much space, me and a friend have started practice inside on my brothers and his friends volleyball times though.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No, not yet atleast.


6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Heh, I can juggle with 3 balls fairly good :)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Just ordered a Henry Circus, Glassfiber sticks and a special lune from Henry. I've tried both the diabolo and the Glassfibers before as my friend have or had them.


8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
So far one, havent gotten that advanced yet

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Just learned some sort of combo, with the line over the arm and then a double sun, double trapeze and then release, havent learned the correct terms yet, so i bet that didnt make much sence.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Hmm, I have no idea on this one. 5 years ago a simple grind was sooo amazing :)
Now when it has gotten more advanced and I have seen alot of videos I have no idea, there are so many...

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Well I am working on suicides, genocides. And I will soon start working on two diabolos.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Started before I knew there were any famous ones, but I guess the whole Mad French Posse are pretty cool.
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Dave P

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2004, 07:17:27 PM »
Name: Dave Proctor
Location: Sheffield UK
Age: 31
Website: www.fivefortykitesports.co.uk (nothing to do with diabolo)

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3-4 first time round then big gap (8? years) and about 4 weeks so far this time round.

2. What or who got you started?
Myself and a friend joined a travelling circus doing bike tricks in a desperate attempt to not have to really work for money. Shortly afterwards my eyes were opened.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The very first time you pull a new trick particularly if you're not sure it's even possible when you start.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Right now about 20 minutes

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Have done, nothing serious tho' , nightclubs/renegade shows.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes.....everything but mainly balls/clubs, did a lot of yoyo last craze.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Renegades for low stuff, henrys for high stuff (renegades are no fun from 20 feet), just got some alu sticks (mr.b), mostly used nylon blind cord but could be convinced to try henrys.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Two almost all the time, three is definately a target as it would seem that it is now considered possible :shock:

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Usually the latest one (fans right now) but I do have a soft spot for Renegade curls.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
At the time Guy Heathcote shuffling three, it seemed impossible and with what we now know about technique, doing it like that probably IS impossible :?  

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Working on fans and things and just generally trying to get some coordination back.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I would have got nowhere without: Jochen Schell(let me in on the secret for correcting two), Guy Heathcote and Donald Grant whose books led me through the basics and into the hardcore stuff. Many an inspiring moment has been spent with: AndyP, Dave Barnes, Sam I Am, Colin, Meika, Karsten and the other German diabolists I met in Hagen and most recently Nik for being In my club spinning two diabolos and all you guys doing insane stuff all over the internet, Cheers :D

Luke Burrage

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2004, 10:28:47 PM »
Quote from: Dave P
Name: Dave Proctor



Welcome, Dave!
Luke

diabololi

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2004, 12:52:04 PM »
Name: Oli!
Location: Kent UK
Age: 15
Website: I wish

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
.25

2. What or who got you started?
Dunno really, just saw one in a shop and bouight it, the guy wasnt even performing!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Teaching other people, definitely. Would be my dream job.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2, maybe 3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I always practice out in the road (it has a barrier so no cars go down it), because there's more room, so I guess I'm always performing.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Flowersticks, Balls, Clubs, Rings and boxes. OOh bounce juggling balls aswell!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
jazz and circus
Deluxe wooden
clean

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
sprinkler or 1 diab genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Probly vertical diabolo (excalibur) Or triple sprinkler

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Speedwraps, arm stalls and infinicides

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
The mad french posse (especially after I met Vux)
Norbi
Tijn (I love the inverse trapeze held behind the back to blind backwards whip I WANA LEARN IT!) :P

barnesy

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2004, 01:29:20 PM »
Quote from: Dave P

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
3-4 first time round then big gap (8? years) and about 4 weeks so far this time round.


You're back?  Yay, fantastic news!  And welcome to the board.

Dave

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2004, 02:42:30 PM »
Cheers :D

ipblake

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2004, 10:29:05 PM »
Name: Ian Blake
Location: Midlands, UK
Age: 43 and a half


1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 4

2. What or who got you started? Helping at a circus skills workshop at my daughters school. We now go along to a monthly session together... which is very sweet. Aaaaah!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I never thought I'd be able to juggle! With diabolo I guess it's just fun - we go camping and it's fun entertaining the kids that pass.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? Mostly juggling at present

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? Only informally

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? Not too bad with one or two basketballs: I've just started with clubs - can almost do it!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Just got some fibreglass sticks, good for grinds... but need some new string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? Count the diabolos... one

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? I like throws in the air - easy to do, and everyone loves them! Wrap around the throat is good extension of this (but avoid showing this to kids!)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? Two is pretty neat

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Just about do basic suicide now, I found the stopover suicide (OK to treble) much easier

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Steve Grainger (see workshops as above, at www.shootingstarscircus.co.uk ), Martin Scruby
Speak to you soon, Ian

JiBe

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2004, 01:58:19 PM »
Name: JiBe
Location: France - Riviera
Age: 26
Website: http://perso.club-internet.fr/gibee

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Between 7 and 8 years

2. What or who got you started?
Seeing a guy who could do more than thr whip, a grind, and throw it high.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The feeling of achieving something.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Right now? zero :-) Varies a lot however.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Club passing mainly.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Circus and Babache Finesse. For sticks and string I make do with what I'm used to.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Recently it's 3, 4 or passing stuff.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Dunno, anything with a big siteswap, including a pirouette or something behind the back or both.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Recently I have loved Sean's fan video. Maybe not most amazing though. Most amazing would be Tr'Espace performance at the EJC.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
a stable 3-low and going 3-high to 3-low with a pirouette in between.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Thomas then Eric, Remy, Norber, Grand Ben, Donald Grant books, Lena, Alex, Jochen Schell then more recently Baptiste, Antonin and Tr'Espace.
I'm sure they would be many more had I been doing more diabolo lately.

Also wanted to say that this forum is a fantastic idea and it's coming along nicely. Well done Sean, I also like your website's design and content a lot. Keep going.

JiBe

Sean

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2004, 05:33:50 PM »
Quote from: JiBe
going 3-high to 3-low with a pirouette in between.

Are you serious? :shock: I'm not sure I can even picture how this would work!

Fantastic to see you on the forum, JiBe! Thanks for the encouragement. You have inspired so many diaboloists worldwide for many years now. Welcome! So, you haven't been diaboloing much recently - you just come out of "retirement" to amaze us with tricks like "456015141" every once in a while? Wow.

Sean

cdw06

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2004, 03:22:12 AM »
Name: Cory
Location: Placerville Area, CA
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Just started 2 days ago when I finally got mine in the mail
2. What or who got you started?
Saw circus de solei and reasearched what they were using
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
How special it is that few can do it
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
1-2 a day as of now, (havnt built up my calisis on hands yet lol and need better sticks cause mine are uncomfy)
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
in front of my mom and stepdad
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Im INTRESTED in the smaller metal ones and need to check out other gear before i can say what i like (no stores around here sell them so unfortinutly its all on the net stuff.)
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
still trying to work with 1 lol
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
around the leg lol
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
just watch circus de solie
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? some around the leg variations and cradels

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Have never met/seen another one
"Death would be an awfully big adventure" - Peter Pan

Effingc

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2004, 03:07:28 PM »
Name:
Location: South Africa (but I have travelled a lot)
Age:24
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Five

2. What or who got you started?
One of those things you pick up whilst travelling. (an Aussie taught me in Goa. Hi Mark).

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
It is usefull to be able to juggle, you can make friends, impress people, busk for money, enjoy yourself...

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Sometimes all the time then other times I hardly touch it :cry: .

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
bit of busking, and parties (woo fire)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Yes I do real juggling as well ;) and Poi (everyone does poi... don't they?)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use large Henrys, wooden sticks and I dont know what the string is (but I have a large roll of it :D ).

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
One mostly but I can do plenty with two (three is for europeans :) )

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Some of my own (secret :P ). I like stringloop and would love to learn some more.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Mark used to do this great trick that involved a diabolo, fire, and an apple. blew my socks off  :shock:

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
see previous question

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Mark for getting me started, loads of people I have met and those I have seen on the internets.

Tom_G

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« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2004, 05:50:20 PM »
Name: Tom Green
Location: Cambridge, England
Age: 16
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 3

2. What or who got you started?
A random buy - I'd never seen one before so I thought I'd give it a go!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
There's always more to learn and more stuff to do (can you do 7 diabolos yet? Thought not  :P )

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
About 1/2 - 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not yet

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I can juggle 4 balls (almost 5) 3 clubs, 3 rings and do a couple of cigar box tricks but I enjoy diabolo more.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry's Circus (bought on advice from you guys - love them, so thanks a lot for this forum!), Henry's alu sticks and normal or yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can now do 2 diabolos, and I love it (even though I'm not very good).... probably because its new and cool :D , so 2 is the favorite.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Sprinklers and two high (which I can't actually do further than about 4 or 5 catches but its getting better), also loads of arm moves with 1 diabolo, I've got to the stage where I can start to string some pretty good combos together.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Some of the 3 high siteswaps, Excalibur genocide.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 high, inf suicides, genocides and the fan.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I used diabolotricks.com for all the one diabolo tricks, and then Dave Barnes' website for 2 diabolos. I havn't met any diaboloists from around here, which is a bit annoying, as I'd love to learn something from a real person instead of a video. Other people who've inspired me more recently - all of the Mad French Posse (Diabology is amazing), also most people on the forum, especially Sean and Martijn - thanks guys! :D
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« Reply #55 on: December 02, 2004, 01:36:26 AM »
Name: Viktor Bollen
Location: East Lansing, USA
Age: 17
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about one year
2. What or who got you started?
my sister had one way back in switzerland, but a friend got me really started last year when he showed me the whip. I brought my diabolo to school for a class.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it's just so beautiful, both to perform and watch. you can make things flow so nicely together, and do very impressive stuff. plus sometimes you get to waste class time by doing mini-shows for the whole class

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about half an hour, i wish i had more time
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
i have twice so far, first one was sad(the diabolo ended up behing the courtain), and the 2nd one was on a one day notice, but i pulled through with my friend

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i'm learning how to juggle 3 balls, and i just recently build my own cigar boxes.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
i like the yoho superspin, it just has so much spin, i can do alot of combined tricks.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
one, since i'm just learning 2. but even when i watch other people, i really enjoy one diabolo stuff.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
depends, it varies alot. it's usually what i just learned. i do like the whip alot though, but suns are alot of fun too.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
i forgott by who, but somebody threw the diabolo up, turned to the left, whipped the diabolo between the legs. after swinging the whole thing aorund his body he did a duicide between the legs. it was just so impressive.
there are so many other tricks though, it's just such a wonderfoul thing.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolo correction, crotch throw, and the string bounce(where you're in around the leg, and bounce it back and forth)

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
my friend Dan, then Jibe(i found his website and just started learning), and just about everybody else out there. i watch diabolo videos with a passion, studying everything and having a desire to learn how to do it.

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« Reply #56 on: December 02, 2004, 09:35:24 AM »
Name: Jussi Jaakkosela
Location: Kouvola, Finland
Age: 25

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 10 months.

2. What or who got you started?
i give one to my girlfriend as a christmas present last year..

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it is kind of therapy - it makes me feel good.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 2h.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no. at summer i was diaboling on the street, so maybe it was kind of performance.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
no! (am i different?)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
i have only two medium babaches and one basic finesse - and those are good enough for me. sticks are self-maded and string is loom string (carpet string?)

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i dont know names of tricks. but double-orbit with 2 diabolos is nice.
(two diabolos over left leg and then two over right leg and so on.)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
that stuff what baptiste does with 3 diabolos (suns? or something) is ultimately cool.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
anything with 3. (i can throw about 3-4 rounds with 3, but its impossible to have any control in it.. :( )

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
MFP, jibe mostly.

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« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2004, 03:57:06 PM »
Name: Pedro Gonçalves
Location: Belo Horizonte, Brasil
Age: 18
Website: www.malabares.com.br

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
-5

2. What or who got you started?
- about 5 years ago I've stard circus classes in SPASSO, a circus schol in my city, and learned how to spin the diabolo....

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
-the happiness of doing a new trick that liked impossible at first, and the felling after a well done permormance.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
-1.5, 2

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
-several times

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
-A really like club passing!!

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henrys circus are the best for me, string and handstick alsso from henrys
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
-2!!

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
-2D magick knots and a 1080' triple splinker way out(it dosent work every time but its realy cool)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
-the videos from the french mad posse guys

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
3diabolos!! I just cant hold then for more than 2 complete circles..

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
-A lot of internet videos, the french mad ones, the diaritm, and fabricio a canadian frend how teach me one diabolo
 
*in www.malabares.com.br in the section caled videos, there is the last brazilian juggling conventio video in Betim, 6cbm 1 , I'am in the bigning of this video doing some 2d. and right after it there is me 1 year ago in a renegade...

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« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2004, 06:31:58 AM »
Name: wes
Location: Japan
Age: 16(2 weeks later I'll be 17)
Website: http://www3.to/wesite/

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 3 years.

2. What or who got you started?
Ryo Yabe. He is also a nice diabolist in Japan.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I can learn from other people and create original tricks.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Maybe 1 to 2 hours.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes, but a little. I usually perform at kindergartens etc.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I can juggle almost all props (balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks), especially I like balls. I can juggle 5 balls and I'm trying to 6 or 7 balls.
But I can juggle other props a little.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
[Diabolos]I often use YOHO Diabolo Jumbo, sometimes use Diabolo Finesse.
[Sticks]I used sticks made of wood until now, but recently I use carbon short.
[String]I use both Henrys's and Yoho's string. When I practice I usually use Henry's, and when I perform I usually use Yoho's.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 diabolos.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Suicide(both 1,2 diabolo), Sprinkler(2 diabolo) etc.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
2 diabolos high-toss. Toss 1 diab very high, and toss another diab low, then whip the 2nd diab and release both sticks with the 2nd diab.
While the 2nd diab and the sticks are in the air, catch the 1st diab and soon throw in the air by hand.
Then catch the sticks with the 2nd diab and finally catch the 1st diab.
(Maybe my explanation is not good...)

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I'm trying 3diabs -both high patterns and low patterns.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
When I started diabolo, those who I respect are Ryo Yabe, JiBe, Baptiste etc., and now many more diabolists are inspiring me.

nik

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #59 on: December 05, 2004, 02:44:11 PM »
Name: nik gent
Location: sheffield/london
Age: 22
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about 1.5yrs (since summer 2003)

2. What or who got you started?
i saw a bloke on holiday with 2 diabolos. i had never really seen much with one so was very inspired!

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
i prefer juggling with others its nice to meet other jugglers.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
sometimes nothing but sometimes alot.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
some ball stuff, i wanna learn more

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
not sure, i like henrys for low but the finesse feel nice for high stuff

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
recently i really enjoy stuff with oneagain i need to practice 2 more often...

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i like combining tricks smoothly etc.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
i really like some of the suicide/genocide combos i have seen.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
mini genocides seem very tricky

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

dave p has inspired me to try 3 and all the videos on internet too (priam etc) also carvin 2004 convention. i saw stuff there i never even began to think about like vertical diabolo etc.

 

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