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Diabolo really does improve coordination a lot. Proof.
« on: July 31, 2010, 05:03:38 PM »
If any of you have something similar, please tell. I could not hit 60 mph in baseball last year, now I can hit 90 mph in a batting cage. It's even more incredible because I didn't do baseball at all from when I started juggling and diabolo, to when I could hit 90 mph.
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 06:09:09 PM »
Ain't it just you growing or getting stronger because you grow?
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 10:48:43 PM »
I somehow got talking with someone who said they knew someone. Not sure what the person did but he went to a Juggling Convention once to do some research on what juggling did for your brain. I was told that the results were conclusive, but I don't know.

I have found that when I am playing near the net in Tennis, I can react faster. Therefore I can play Tennis better, which is good because I like Tennis.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 12:11:55 AM »
Ain't it just you growing or getting stronger because you grow?
I haven't grown at all..
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 04:37:51 AM »
Very similar for me. I play Squash a lot, and I started using diabolo as a wrist warmup before I played. It greatly improved my control and reaction time in the game. It's a very useful tool. The diabolo has actually taught me the benefits of practicing a lot. Like it's had a serious impact on me. When I first started out less than a month ago, so many tricks seemed way out of reach for me. Over time and practice, all those tricks have come to me.


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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010, 02:54:43 PM »
Thats not proof that you have become more co-ordinated at all, it is proof however that it mentally stimulates you prior to a match, in the same way as people who think they have taken performance enhancing drugs seem to perform better. Its all in the head.

I find it impossible to believe that you have not grown in some way since a year before. Even if you haven't got taller chances are your muscles will have developed further hence why you have improved, plus time away from activities can often allow us to come back with a clear head and a better understanding of the technique behind it. If it is the case, then how do you directly know its diabolo? Masterbating also increases your forearm strength...

None of this is actually 'proof' its just something you guys have connected and are trying to convince others.

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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010, 09:43:19 PM »
I think you're wrong. Whether it's in your head or not, it still helps.

Diabolo does improve your coordination a lot. It takes a lot of hand-eye coordination to do. Keeping it balanced, and catching it off of a catch isn't exactly easy. It comes with practice, because your hand eye coordination improves.

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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 09:54:31 PM »
Keeping it balanced

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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2010, 05:46:16 PM »
I think you're wrong.
You are of course allowed your own opinions, but if you look I've never said I don't think it doesn't improve co-ord just what you guys have said is not proof at all. They're just statements with no real evidence or testing...

Of course diaboloiong takes a degree of co-ordination, but thats not all it is. I'm not a hugely co-ordinated person with my left hand but through correct technique I can force my hand to catch or do repetative throwing motions, doesn't at all mean I have become more co-ordinated out side of diabolo...

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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2010, 10:38:08 PM »
I didn't get any taller or heavier or stronger over this year, which I know, but I guess it could be a coincidence, but there's no proof of anything.
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 01:24:52 AM »
I'm not a hugely co-ordinated person with my left hand but through correct technique I can force my hand to catch or do repetative throwing motions, doesn't at all mean I have become more co-ordinated out side of diabolo...

I know that this is not proof but I have found that when I have been practicing a lot with left handed motions I start to feel more comfortable in doing general day to day activites with both hands.  Because both have been working hard in learning new moves the muscle memory satys after you have finished and you will be able to use use both hands for other tasks with increased reaction time and accuracy.

The absolute best I have found for improving Hand-Eye Coordination though has got to be (for me) juggling.  When you get in to a "Zone" with juggling you can speed up the hands so much and I find that if I juggle for about 15-20 mins before starting on my Diabolo then my hands are already warmed up and I can achieve more.

Of course this is all conjecture with no real scientific proof attached to it but the theory is sound.  "Using circus props on a regular basis will improve your Hand-Eye Coordination and reaction times"

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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2010, 08:21:54 PM »
well i heard that jugging before test is good cos it gets all parts of your brain working. and my response seams to be getting alot better too

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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2010, 08:05:23 PM »
well there is sufficient evidence that juggling and ting do increase your ability to problem solve and find patterns. but as for the rest...pfffft


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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2010, 03:46:15 AM »
well there is sufficient evidence that juggling and ting do increase your ability to problem solve and find patterns.

Citation Needed on that one please.

but as for the rest...pfffft

Well don't diabolo and juggling both get the brain working in the same fashion?  It is all about looking for patterns, creating something new and building up you hands memory to pull of throws/catches in different positions.  Isn't that what hand eye co-ordiantion is?

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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2010, 02:40:28 PM »
I know I fee smarter since I started diaboloing. :)

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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2010, 10:41:30 PM »
I know I fee smarter since I started diaboloing. :)
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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2010, 02:48:00 AM »
If any of you have something similar, please tell. I could not hit 60 mph in baseball last year, now I can hit 90 mph in a batting cage. It's even more incredible because I didn't do baseball at all from when I started juggling and diabolo, to when I could hit 90 mph.

Lucky, last time i went to a batting cage, the ball shot down, bounced back up in the most uncomfortible spot you can think of!! (i wish i wore a cup)

But i see your point, i've been a bit stronger from the hours i spend practicing. and my coorination has slightly improved as well.

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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2010, 09:25:03 AM »
Diabolo DEFINITELY improves your co-ordination.

However, it really wouldn't matter what type of co-ordination activity you did (cricket, squash, basketball, table tennis, fencing, juggling etc.) they will all improve your overall co-ordination just like diabolo.

Proof?  It'd have to be done in a controlled experiment - however it's still a really difficult thing to measure.

Anecdotal evidence (e.g. now I'm better at this sport and I've been doing diabolo for 2 years) if not normally considered enough 'proof' in the scientific world

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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2010, 11:11:17 AM »
Diabolo DEFINITELY improves your co-ordination.

However, it really wouldn't matter what type of co-ordination activity you did (cricket, squash, basketball, table tennis, fencing, juggling etc.) they will all improve your overall co-ordination just like diabolo.

Proof?  It'd have to be done in a controlled experiment - however it's still a really difficult thing to measure.

Anecdotal evidence (e.g. now I'm better at this sport and I've been doing diabolo for 2 years) if not normally considered enough 'proof' in the scientific world

So if you have little scientific proof, how can you say it 'definitely' does improve co-ordination?
This is the point Hath was trying to make.

 

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