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hibbo

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #920 on: July 17, 2008, 12:21:32 PM »
Name:Dan
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, uk
Age: 24
Website:www.aberdeenjugglers.com

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I started 6 or 7 years ago but stopped playing for a long time, now i'm getting right back into it, yeah boyee.

2. What or who got you started?
My Girlfriend, i bought her a Harlequin many years ago and i played with it all the time.
   
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Getting rad new props for birthdays and Christmas, it's all i ever get, it's all i ever want.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Whe i first started i'd have to say between 4 and 6 now its like 2, boring stuff like work get in the way, booooo.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I Have done

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Devilsticks, Cigar Boxes, Clubs/Balls, Unicyle, love it all.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Love the Circus with the JC hubs with either Henrys carbon or Fiberglass sticks, and also Henrys String in what ever colour takes my fance at the time.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
No preference between 1 and 2 soo much to learn with both, every now and again i'll try 3 but i suck at that, lol.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I like all the body moves, and trying to improve on variations and style.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Thats a tuffy, i'd probaly say when (i think its) JIBE does some sort of figure of 8 around crossed arms kind of when hes looking down onto the diabolos, (making no sense).

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Vertex, I know what to do but WHY WONT IT WORK AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
A good friend of mine (who i have now lost touch with) Simon Cox, we used to play for hours and hours outside the Wardrobe in Leeds on the wooden decking.  We'd learn new tricks and show each other in the early days, then go inside a down a few pints.  Them were the days.
The food in the 'Burns Unit' sucks
Haggis Neeps and Tatties

Knotty_Luke

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #921 on: July 17, 2008, 05:26:34 PM »
Name: Luke Barton
Location: Leeds
Age: 20
Website: http://www.CircSoc.com/Knotty_Luke

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

10 years, but only properly for the last 2.

2. What or who got you started?

It was a fad in my primary school, a fad that to me never lost its novelty. I kept my diabolo and just used it in summer, up until a couple of years ago when i met Walton and Sterns and circus became not just a summer hobbie but a way of life :P

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

The best thing about both juggling and diabolo, is that feeling when u land that new trick or pattern, that you've been practising for what seems like an eternity and then you just want to do it over and over again.

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

An hour

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

Often, ive performed in the Victoria and Hilton Hotel in Leeds.

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

Ive been toss and contact juggling for about the last 3 years, however diabolo always takes priority. I juggle balls, rings, clubs and anything i find amusing.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Henry's Circus, Ryo Yabe - Sundia Bearing, Finesse G3, in that order.
Henry's Aluminiums
Henry's Diabolo String

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

2D is my thing, but i still enjoy 1D.

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

2D 5 sun combo, which im not too sure how to describe, so wont bother.

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

3D round the leg.

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

2D - 360 fan, 1D - Integral, 5 Balls - Cascade, 3 Balls - Rubensteins Revenge, 3 Clubs - Mills Mess

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Sean Morris, Spink, Ginger Tom, Ryo Yabe, Jack McGuirk, Jose Angel Mera, Pranay.
Das ist ein Diabolo
Keep on spinning!

mykill

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #922 on: July 20, 2008, 12:35:25 AM »
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
enough.... learned it at a camp about 6 years ago really got into it about 6 months ago

2. What or who got you started?
the camp
   
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
its fun

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
about 1 hour 2 hours max

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes not professionally but for friends, relatives, etc.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
devil stix and i know some magic

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
use taibolos

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
2 its fun and sometimes challenging, 1 is boring 3 is to much work

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
excalibur genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
dunno, im impressed sometimes but never amazed

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diabolo constant accel im not very good

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
none.
This was a 5 star post ★☆★☆★

savery

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #923 on: July 23, 2008, 11:23:51 AM »
Name: steve
Location: staffordshire, UK
Age: 31
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 9 months

2. What or who got you started? it looked like fun so i thought id give it a try

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? everyone has their own style

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 1-2 but it depends how much time i have spare

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? no

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? balls and clubs but can only do 3 at the moment

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? finesse g3's, babache extream, henrys yellow string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 but have just started to learn 2

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? infinate suicides

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? not sure

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? 2d corrections

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? all of them

juzooboy

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #924 on: July 24, 2008, 09:01:24 PM »
Name: Juuso
Location: Finland
Age: 13
Website: diabolo.ca

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? About one year

2. What or who got you started? i see diaboloing in a juggling videos and it looks fun  :P

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? everything

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? sometimes 12 hours, sometimes 3 hours...

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? sometimes i do diabolo in a streets

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

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Mb eagles, henrys aluminium sticks and henrys red string

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

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? tomcide or infinite suicide combos and vertax tricks (and eiffel tower)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? hmm... i dont know :D

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?  exalibur genocides

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url] ? sharpes and diabolobros

michael_dery

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #925 on: July 24, 2008, 09:26:12 PM »
Name: michael dery
Location: israel
Age: 22
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
2 months
2. What or who got you started?
my brother showed it to me... and i got hooked
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
that you can learn and develop very quickly and come up with your own style to express your self.... and it's fun
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2-4
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
sometimes on medivel markets in germany and on the street..
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
not really...tryed a little but everything has his time..
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
diabolo:henrys circus, sticks: henrys carbon 35, string: henrys yelow
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i'm playing just 2 months so 1...but i just bought a 2nd diabolo and started playing with 2..
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i don't really know names of tricks..but i'll make a video soon..
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?

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

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]

Horho Ent

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #926 on: July 29, 2008, 01:09:05 PM »
Hey folks,

I'm Paul / Horho / Horgan

pretty much answer to anything..

Heard of the site from Sean @ wickerman festival, and had to join up.

Been Diaboloing for about 3 years since first picked one up,  however only in last 6 months have I been really going at it. starting to get 2, however having issues. Will post some video's to get advice from you all shortly, as from what i've read already you guys seem in the know, and from seeing sean i know theres some serious skills on here...

anyway..thought i'd say hi, and I look forward to learning more with some advice


Name: Paul Horgan
Location: Dunfermline, Scotland
Age: 23

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? give or take...6 months proper

2. What or who got you started? Me n my mate Mush...(he'll be joining up soon as he gets TinTerneT...) He had a wee toy one, and we picked it up n got a few tricks done. then bought a Jumbo Harlequin, and never looked back..

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? When I'm Diaboloing, I could be anywhere, with anything happening, and I'd still only see the Diabolo... Its the feeling of Total Relaxation when nothing else matters. Plus gotta have something to do when outside having a smoke ;)

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 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... ? CAN juggle balls....dont tho

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? Mr Babache(sp) Jumbo Harlequin, however starting to use the Ryo Yabe style one but cant mind the name

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 2, even tho just getting it.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? darkicide following from a whip catch

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? vertax.....love the stuff

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? starting 2...managing 10+ about 60% of the time

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? Sean's Dropitlikeitshot video! :o And the stuff he showed us at Wickerman
Enjoying not playing, so you can keep score

Khordoth

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #927 on: July 29, 2008, 06:55:12 PM »
Name: Marije van Bloois
Location: Heerenveen, The Netherlands
Age: 14
Website: -

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
None.. But I just ordered a diabolo! I wanted something else than ball juggling :-)
2. What or who got you started?
Let's see.. There was a guy I saw diaboloing at Lake Garda in Italy, and it seemed pretty cool to me.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The fact that not everyone does it, and it amazes people. But it's one of the most fun things to do, it's some sort of freedom. And it feels great if you've finally got something down after weeks of practice.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
None yet. But I juggle balls for about 2 hours a day.
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Nope.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
As said before, balls! :-)
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Haven't got enough experience. Ah well, I'll just say the stuff I just ordered: Mr Babache Finesse II, simple wooden sticks, Henry's orange
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Let's say 1.
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Ah, it's the trick involving the invisible diabolo!
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
There was this guy doing all sorts of amazing Sun-like things, I like their elegance and smoothness (is that a word?).
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
No tricks, but waiting for my diabolo and new juggling balls to arrive is driving me nuts.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Richard Clement, and that guy I saw at Lake Garda.
Pi

Racemaniac

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #928 on: July 29, 2008, 10:27:16 PM »
1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
this is my 3rd week :p
2. What or who got you started?
my father bought me one
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it's fun, just like any other form of juggling (plus i learn pretty quickly)
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
an hour or so, which is good for a total noob i think (and is murder on my hands since i've got cheap wooden sticks from baboche)
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
nope
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yup, got balls, clubs and rings, can do up to 4 balls, rings and clubs only 3... i should start practicing 5 balls....
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
i've only got baboche arlequins atm, but maybe i'll have a better look on this in the future
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i'm starting to learn with 2, and must say i like the feeling when i've got them going for longer than 5 seconds
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
can't do that many yet, but the cradle does seem like something that impresses people ^^
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
dunno, just about anything on those youtube videos seems impressive :p
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2 diablos and infinite suicide, maybe i'm being a bit too ambitious for a newbie learning it by himself, but it's fun to try ^^
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
none yet

Quangsen

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #929 on: August 04, 2008, 05:31:35 PM »
Name: Quang Mai
Location: Denmark
Age: 16
Website: None

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Around 4-5 years

2. What or who got you started? A french relative who was good at it

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Diabolo is interesting and entertaining for others to watch.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I don't train everyday, but when I do, I'd say around 1-2 hours

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

I had to perform it in a class play >_>

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope, only diabolo.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Henry Circus and Henry Jazz are pretty good, with fiber glass sticks.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I haven't tried 2 or 3, but with one, I think fancy tricks are more easily performed. (You mess up easily with 2)

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
"Back suicide" (Basically catching your diabolo from behind and performing a suicide to bring the stick to normal position)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
A variation of tomicides, genocides, and excalibur

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

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZW7Wtbh-N4

Karl Arne

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #930 on: August 04, 2008, 06:32:17 PM »
Name: Karl Arne
Location: Norway
Age: 13
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

None

2. What or who got you started?

My friend started and I do it to  8)
   
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?

THe Tricks!

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

ca 2 hours ,

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

No, I have never had a performan with DIabolo

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

Balls and Rings

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?

Finesse G3 Diabolo, Sundia Long Carbon, Henry's Yellow String

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

I like the working with 2 diabolo

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

Infinite Suicide, Mini Genocide and Vertax.

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

I Dont Now

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

Vertax Genocide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?

Dodson, Tim Ellis, Ryo Yabe and William Wei-Liang Lin

timmy

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #931 on: August 07, 2008, 03:17:38 AM »
Name:Timmy Miles
Location:Near Edinburgh, soon to be Glasgow, Scotland
Age:18
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
0.18 years
2. What or who got you started?
My friend tried to learn ages ago so taught me a bit but I never took it further, then I stole my girl friends old harlequin for something to do in the summer and got hooked.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Its real easy to loose your self in it, I can spend hours a day in pure bliss with my diabolo, and no matter how hard a trick I never get frustrated. Its so peaceful, great for waiting on buses and can go any where.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
As much as I can. Days not with the girl friend and when it's not too rainy I will spend 5-6, if its raining (which it does allot here) I get a bit fed up of hitting stuff with my sticks in my room, so about 4 hours.
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Not good enough, I show my new tricks to my mates but nothing proper
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Can't juggle to save my self, like watching it but just can't.
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Not really shopped around, I've got a finesse G3, Mr Babache energy sticks and I use herny's orange. I've not tried much else except harlequins and herny's green string.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
Can only do 1 at the moment.
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Genocide, just feels so nice.
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
That huge genocide, infinite suicide combo Pranay does in Beat of the Diabolo, thats sick. The first vid that really got me into diabolo seriously though was dropitlikeitshot, that video still inspires me, so much style.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
mini-genocides, I just can't get them. Genocides are going great though, can catch them most of the times, it only took 2 days to get them down so I'm happy. I've been trying to get vertax good since i could do chinese whips, slowly getting there, can get it into vertax, just cant do tricks yet.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
Everyone in the dropitlikeitshot video, Sharpe brothers, Pranay, so many, most of the videos I've seen have been an inspiration.

ryannn

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #932 on: August 13, 2008, 01:10:09 PM »
Name:ryan
Location:surrey uk
Age:16
Website: urr i mod this forum does that count? http://forums.gashu-group.net/index/

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

2. What or who got you started? my friend bryce

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? its fun :)

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

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? not yet, but eventually maybe

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? id like to learn to juggle balls

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? my favourite diabolos the henry jazz but at the moment i have a radical one lol string is henrys white and sticks are henrys carbon

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? 1 is all i can do at the minute

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? grinds

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? infinite suicide

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? im working on orbital acceleratins and the chinese whip aceleration and im gonna try and get the infinite suicide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? erm the guy from oddballs and the people who do the diabolo feeling videos

Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #933 on: August 13, 2008, 04:36:37 PM »
Name: josh
location: east-sussex, UK
age: 14
1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 4 years, but i had a gap in the middle

2. What or who got you started? My dad is an entertainer so i go to glastonbury every year and muck out  ;D

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? its something you cant get bored of, like just practicing tricks all the time.


4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? for the last couple of weeks about 2-3 hours.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yes, when my dad works at festivals i have to go around the site and advertise for him.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i can kinda juggle balls and ive got so far as the helicopter on the devil sticks

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? my favourite diabolos are probably the sundia suns, closely followed by the finesse G3, but i use the sundia fly at the mo (a bad habit) my favourite sticks are henry's small black carbons, and i use henry's yellow string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i like working with 1 best but ive almost got the shuffle going with 2.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? a c-whip or a mini-genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? a vertax genocide done by someone called BEN aged 13!!!!   i bet some of you know ben.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? any trickis in vertax and the tomocide are bugging me

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? my dad, ben, dave, jim and alex (all met at glasto)

diabolo mad!

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #934 on: August 13, 2008, 05:54:55 PM »
name:Dan
location: East-sussex, UK

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 3 years.  ;D

2. What or who got you started? My dad. :P

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? Its fun  :D

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? 2-3 hours    ;)

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? no, but maybe in the future.   :)

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? i can juggle 3 balls quite well, and im starting clubs   8)

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? my favourite diabolos are probably the sundia suns ;D

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best? i like working with 1 because i cant do 2 or 3  :'(

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do? gun slinger!!!!!  8)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? a vertax genocide :o

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)? TOMASIDE    >:(

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you? my dad, Alex, Dave, jim and ben.   8)

Ben.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #935 on: August 13, 2008, 11:32:32 PM »
me ben? probably would be seeing as i am friends with alex, dave and jim...
i feel bad for not knowing you  :-\
when did we meet? glastonbury club?

Olive

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #936 on: August 14, 2008, 12:34:02 AM »
Hey Josh, and Dan! That'd be you Ben, you know you're magic...

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #937 on: August 14, 2008, 12:46:04 AM »
Me Alex? It couldn't be me, I never do anything.
STOP! HAMMER 'TIJN

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #938 on: August 14, 2008, 02:08:28 AM »
apart from eat kebraps and get owned by 8ft bouncing balls.

Olive

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #939 on: August 14, 2008, 08:42:07 AM »
Me Alex!

 

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