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Ko1obos

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1000 on: January 01, 2009, 01:10:41 PM »
Name: Phil
Location: (Currently) Middlesbrough, Teesside, UK
Age: 24
Website: n/a

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

2. What or who got you started?
I went to a circus school meeting when I was younger and spent most of the time on the diabolo.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Learning new things, the skill and concentration it takes.

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
Around 1.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Only to family.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
Nope, nothing now. I did have devil sticks for a while and a staff but I'm awful at those.

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I've only have Henry Circus, Henry Carbon sticks and Henrys string apart from my first diabolo which was a Henrys Jazz and I had wooden sticks and basic string.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1 - I've only tried two diabolos a couple of times.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Genocide - it leads to so many things and you can do a lot (visually) with it.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I have no idea. I watch so many videos I get baffled by what people can do.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I'm just kinda working through, there's no specific trick thats bothering me.

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
There's a lot of videos I have watched here that have inspired me. Apart from those mainly the Mad French Posse and of course Ryo Yabe.

Seems like a great community you have here, I'm sure I'll learn a lot from all of you. Glad to be here.

Mr.D

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1001 on: January 06, 2009, 05:16:03 PM »
Name: Daniel
Location: Oslo, Norway
Age: 17
Website: nonee

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About 6 months

2. What or who got you started?
Some years ago I met a guy who had a toy diabolo, tried it a couple of times and liked it so bought my own. 3 year brake. Stumbled on a juggling video incl. diabolo. I was hooked.

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

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
2 hours on a good day :D

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 do a simple 3 ball juggle :D

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Using a Sundia Fly atm, and loving it. Ordered my 2nd some days ago. Using Henry's 41 cm carbon sticks with a yellow Henry's (I think...) string

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I've only been working on 1d tricks so far, but getting my 2nd Fly very soon

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
The mini genocide, bc it's a great way to end any trick where the diabolo end up on the wrong side of the string

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
Maybe not the hardest trick out there, but I love this suicide combo (at 0:40-0:60) performed by Sergej.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Continuing mini genocides atm. Soon I'm going on to 2d tricks

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
These videos have given me most inspiration:
Spink, Ginger Tom and Sean_
Pranay
+ alot of other yt videos :) yep, youtube is my source
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2d_Dima

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1002 on: January 07, 2009, 03:24:16 AM »
Name: Dima
Location: TX, USA
Age: 16
Website: nope

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
about a year and a half

2. What or who got you started?
Another member on here(mangocrumbs)

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
it's cool to perform or just learn a really hard trick

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

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yeah, another school performance coming up in March

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I can do 3 ball and 4 ball, and working on 5 ball

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
My favorite diabolo is a tie right now.  I love the sundia fly's for their great bearing capabilities, yet they limit my multiple diabolo.  For multi, I like Henry's Circus.
Favorite Sticks:  Sundia Carbons ftw
Favorite String: Henry's yellow!

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

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
probably the stick transfer genocide because I like genocides and the stick transfer was the first totally original one I've made.  then again, I'm trying to master a new combo, but it's a secret.

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

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
2d, integral, continuous mini genocide

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Lots, but Pranay definitely.
Dima Ilushin

omeras828

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1003 on: January 10, 2009, 08:48:25 PM »
yea i know its too late, but only now i saw that topic, so i want to introduce myself...

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
11 monthes
2. What or who got you started?
shuka bergman, he is one of the best and nice israeli jugglers, plus he is very smart, i mean he was my teacher for juggling and phisics about juggling...
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
i like learning new things and then make them look better and smoother after a while
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
i think 3 or 4...
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
ummm, yes i performed in my bar mitzvah, and i did some shows in a birthday parties, they payed me....
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
yea, balls. rings, clubs, flower stick
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
my favorite diabolo is MB finesse and yoho. stick: carbon and fiber, string: henrys yellow string
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
i like 1, 2 and 3 the same way, but i fill more freestyler with 1 and 2... cuz on 3 diabolo i can do only sun, wrap, 42 sun, double 42 and double armstall
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
i can do 3 diabolo 42 sun and 2 diabolo mini genocide...
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
4 diabolo low by dekel azulay
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
im working on 3 diabolo feed the sun
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
paranay warner, dekel azulay, zack turner, the sharpes, the one who did integral error and spin... and many more diabolists and videos

Donguacha

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1004 on: January 11, 2009, 03:29:44 AM »
Hi ppl im new to the diabolo world.

just started a few weeks ago and i can only do a few tricks = /.

Btw does anyone know if there is a shop in singapore that sells diabolo?

ra5se

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1005 on: January 11, 2009, 05:30:41 PM »
Name:Rasse
Location:Helsinki, Finland
Age:13
Website:www.youtube.com/FiDiJu, diabolo.ca

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

2. What or who got you started?
    One guy came to school with a diabolo, so that started it.

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
    The challenge and the joy of accomplishment.

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

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
   sometimes, but not in a routine.

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

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
    Finesse with JC's hubs, henry's white carbon short and henry's yellow or orange string

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

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
    with 2, transfers  with 1, slackwhips

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
     there's so many I can't pick. There's many amazing tricks in diabolo.ca collaboration videos.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
   diabolo: 2 diabolo quadruple sprinkler and 3 diabolos. juggling: 5 ball half shower

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
     Marko Akkanen, Ryo Yabe and diabolo.ca diaboloists
Proud owner of yohos

Rola

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1006 on: January 14, 2009, 04:40:32 PM »
Name:Rolando Rogers
Location: Coquimbo, Chile
Age: 13
Website: www.eldiabolo.ya.st

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

2. What or who got you started?
All my scholl diaboled but I am the only one that stay diaboling

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
The joy of learning new tricks

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

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, cigar boxes, devil sticks, unicycle (I ride them dont juggle them), And scarves

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
My favorite diabolo are one that exist in southern america called cabeza de martillo, and aluminium handsticks.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like 2 diaboling, but I am learning 2 Diabolo

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
In one diabolo are infinite suicide and mini genocide, and In 2 diabolso splinker with piruet.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
2 diabolos in vertax.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Fans

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Tony Frebourg
www.eldiabolo.ya.st Mi diabolo website

Shadebob

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1007 on: January 21, 2009, 03:59:33 AM »
Name:Matthew Henry
Location: Pensacola, Fl
Age: 19
Website: None

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
Less than a month

2. What or who got you started?
The President of the local juggling club had one...

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
the smoothness of most of the tricks

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
 As much as possible right now...

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Have not and probably won't for a while.

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I can juggle 3 balls about as well as I diabolo (so not very good ha ha) and rings .

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
The only diabolo I have is a henry's finesse with long-handeled fiberglass sticks and the string that came with them.

8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I can only do one at the moment, so I couldn't tell you.

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
the triple chinese (or half) suicide.

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I have yet to see the cooler looking moves in real life, but plenty of videos have my jaw on the floor.

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
ALL OF THEM!!! but more on that in another thread...

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
I haven't met any really...
"Your Life Is Yours Alone! Rise Up And Live It!" -Terry Goodkind

mike.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1008 on: January 21, 2009, 08:09:01 PM »
The only diabolo I have is a henry's finesse with long-handeled fiberglass sticks and the string that came with them.

wait... henrys circus or mr babache finesse?
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Mr.D

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1009 on: January 21, 2009, 09:58:31 PM »
wait... henrys circus or mr babache finesse?
mr babache's circus ;)
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Shadebob

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1010 on: January 22, 2009, 07:57:30 AM »
Oh whoops, the only name I knew was Henry's, so I thought that everything I had was made by them...

It's a Mr. babache finesse and I knew that... mind gap there for a second.
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mike.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1011 on: January 22, 2009, 04:58:41 PM »
lol, its no big deal at all.

but anyways, welcome to the forum! :-D
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Matthew

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1012 on: January 28, 2009, 01:46:34 AM »
Hey Guys. I am New to this site.

Name: Matt
Location: USA
Age: 10
Website: none

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
I have been diaboloing for about a year and a half

2. What or who got you started?
Somehow, it turned out the the Sharpes were really good friends with my family so they started me off

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
I love the fact that people will just come around you and watch in awe as you show off your hard work

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
I probably average 1 and a half hours a day

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
I perform with my friend at the farmers market sometimes, but I always perform in stores or at parties if I bring them

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I am currently working on balls, but I want to learn clubs and rings

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
I use Sundias, Carbon Fiber Sticks, and Henry's White String
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
I like working with 2 because everyone loves it the most, but I love doing 1 because I am better at it

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
My favorite is my Left Suicide/Mini-Integral/Foot Elevator/Switch Sticks/Mini-Genocide ( I don't even know how to do it yet)

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
The integral by sanderp2

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
I would probably pay the person who taught me the Excalibur

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
I think the Sharpes are the ones who really started me off


ttheijss

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1013 on: January 29, 2009, 10:56:50 AM »
Name: Tom Theijssen
Location: Netherlands, Noord-Brabant, Vught
Age: 17
Website: none

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

2. What or who got you started?
A couple of guys learned me how to diabolo

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Making hard tricks look easy.

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

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
No

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

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
diabolos: mr babache finesse
sticks: mr babache extreme
string: mr babache yellow

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

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
I have many favorite tricks, but i think mini-genocide

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
- 3d mini columns!
- a lot of neck-combos

11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
- neck combos (how do you keep the diabolo spinning so long, and what are the basics, I can't figure them out)
- 3d low
- 2d high
- 2d fan (c-fan and s-fan. I'm working on these for like 5 months and it won't work)
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
Martijn Halekor, Spink, Ginger Tom, Sean, Mad French Posse, Pranay

Diabolo88

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1014 on: January 29, 2009, 12:53:17 PM »
Been putting this off long enough.

Name: Filip Bengtsson
Location: Trelleborg (right now also Helsingborg during school), Skåne, Sweden.
Age: 20
Website: No

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?

Saw and bought a diabolo for the first time in 1999. Proper practice only since about 2005 though.

2. What or who got you started?

Was on vacation in Stockholm (my dad running the marathon + visiting my great-aunt) and on Sergels torg there was an "activity day" where they had some jugglingprops to try. Saw a purple eagle that looked interesting, picked it up and got stuck for over an hour and came back the following three days. Subsequently my mother asked the organizers about where to buy one and they only knew of one shop so the next couple of days we spent looking for that and found it on the final day before we had to leave. Then spent the remains of that vacation practicing.

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

Would be too long of a list as I have stated before. One other thing (besides what was said in the "why I love diabolo" thread) is that I have autism and diabolo has helped me very much with being more social and such (had a two-year period where i pretty much didn´t speak to people at all). Diabolo changed that because you kind of have to get into conversations with people when you practice outside so I naturally got better at that.

^I still come off as very awkward in conversations though so if I have ever insulted anyone at a convention or on the forum I´m truly sorry but that is never my intent (been more aware of how I sound the last couple of weeks :().

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

Varies a lot. On summers it can go from 1-8. Right now with school ongoing and tons of homework it´s anywhere between 1-5.

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?

I have done it but only a few times. Not used to it at all and still too nervous every time.

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

I do juggle most other props...but all of them very badly (pretty much never practice other props).

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

Impossible to say a favorite diabolo (I like most of them). Henrys long carbons for sticks (mostly) and Henry´s yellow or Sundia thin for string.

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

Can´t decide. It varies a lot.

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

Whatever I´m working on at the moment.

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

The stuff from MHD, TND and most asian teams melts my brain :).

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

continous 522*

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

Everyone on this forum (thank you everyone) and loads of people not here. I love the whole community actually, you all have my gratitude :-*

mike.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1015 on: January 31, 2009, 03:17:34 AM »
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
ever since i saw sean morris' dropitlikeitshot video, those guys were amazing(odd name for a vid)

3 others to add to this list. dave peach. who is in my mind, one of the best 3D ers out there. quentin because...you all know, he rules and busk. same as quentin
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Hack

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1016 on: January 31, 2009, 09:15:11 PM »
Name:Grant Hackler
Location:St. Paul Minnesota
Age:13
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
About one year and seven months.
2. What or who got you started?
We were doing a drama at our college(my family runs a Bible school called ABI) and we had one scene were it was a big party, so my dad(the head of music, and drama director) asked if any of the students could juggle, and some of them could. One of them could do the diabolo, I asked him to teach me, and he did.
3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
A lot of people haven't seen the diabolo so when I show them, they are completely blown away. Juggling in general, people like to see it.
4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
One and half, maybe two.
5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
Yes.
6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ?
I juggle balls, rings, clubs, and any objects that I can throw in the air.
7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?
Diabolo, I've only used henry's circus and beach, and the circus are by far my favourite. Sticks, Henry's carbon. String, Henry's yellow.
8. Do you like working with 1, 2, or 3 diabolos the best?
1
9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
Probably the golden finger. It's just not the kind of trick you see everyday.
10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
I've seen so many I can't choose.
11. What tricks are driving you nuts right now (what are you working on)?
Mini genocides, accelerating two diabolos with a wrap, excalibur, or vertax genocides, and the ufo grind.
12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]
Tim Ellis, Pranay, Norbi, and other people I've seen who come up with something I've never even thought of.

oipotty

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1017 on: February 05, 2009, 01:50:34 AM »
Hello
1. How many years have you diaboloed for? About 1

2. What or who got you started? My cousin

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

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?1-3

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?Yes

6. Do you juggle other props? If so: balls, clubs, rings, cigar boxes, devil sticks... ? No

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string?My favorites are all sundia fly diabolos. 

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

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

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

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

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url]My teacher :-X
hell yea.Sundia ftw

DiabJunkie

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1018 on: February 07, 2009, 08:15:15 PM »
Name: Marcus Godden
Location: Horsham, UK
Age: 21
Website: N/A for now

1. How many years have you diaboloed for? 3

2. What or who got you started? My friend

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general? I love the adrenaline of a trick and the sound of a grind

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average? couldnt say as much as i can fit in

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo? yes I was a performer for 8 months with a circus called cirque de normandy

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

7. What are your favourite diabolos, sticks, and string? henry's carbon long, sundia clutch, green.

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

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

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done? I couldnt say I love watching all tricks

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

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?[/url] [/b] Tony Frebourge
It's not about who sees it, It's not about the attention or how much you got for it, It's for you and only you. Diabolo 4 Life

gadouken149

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1019 on: February 10, 2009, 03:04:22 AM »
Name:David
Location:Ann Arbor Michigan ANYONE ELSE FROM MICHIGAN?
Age: 18
Website:

1. How many years have you diaboloed for?
long enough

2. What or who got you started?
just for fun

3. What do you like best about the diabolo or juggling in general?
Its just fun and relaxing

4. How many hours a day do you diabolo on average?
er 1 hour tops a week

5. Do you ever perform with the diabolo?
yes quite a lot

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?
diabolos

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

9. What is your favourite diabolo trick that you can do?
some variation of the leg

10. What is the most amazing diabolo trick you've ever seen done?
4 yoyos 1 person

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

12. What other diaboloists have inspired you?
YOU

 

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