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tomangleberger

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« on: August 13, 2005, 11:30:02 PM »
Okay i give up. There's obviously an elegant magic knot that i just don;t understand.
Sean does it in his first s-fan exit in the s-fan exit video. He sends the diabolo over to the left hand, gives it two spins around the left stick and suddenly it's loose. I've experiemented using a single diabolo and usually get something wrapped, twisted and ugly. What gives???

dynamaniac

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2005, 11:35:40 PM »
i didnt look at the video but i think you're talking about a fritz release
follow this link, theres a good animation to show you how to do it: http://diabolotricks.com/Crazyknots.htm

tomangleberger

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2005, 11:44:47 PM »
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i didnt look at the video but i think you're talking about a fritz release


If so, then i'm really confused since I thought Fritz required the D to be on the wrong side of the string. Sean appears to be in open string mode when he works his magic.

seán_

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2005, 11:50:05 PM »
In an sfan one diabolo is on the back/dark side, thats why it needs a fancy exit.

An important ting to remember is that the knot in this case should exit the same side you entered the darkside*, so if you bring your right hand over, try two stopovers on the right side. (and visey versy)

HTH
*you can see why I prefer to call it the darkside now :oops:

JGherkin

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2005, 11:53:55 PM »
S-fan requires one diab to be on the wrong side of the string  :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2005, 12:06:30 AM »
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S-fan requires one diab to be on the wrong side of the string  :wink:


Ugh, I feel like a fool. Thank God you guys were around to explain it to me!

One of you moderators, please just take this whole thread and hide it away from public scorn.

Sean

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2005, 02:24:12 AM »
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One of you moderators, please just take this whole thread and hide it away from public scorn.

Haha - I think we'll make you suffer for at least a couple days. :)

No really. I'll bet there are lots of others wondering the same thing.

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2005, 05:14:57 AM »
speaking of fritz release, I know fritz grobe, who invented it and won IJA's in 92 or something with diabolo. In fact, he teaches at smirkus advanced camp, and is coming to a show next friday. he doesn't diabolo anymore because of the damage done to his forearms and wrists by heavy diabolos and wooden sticks, but still juggles and performs with The Odd Company, consisting of him and two others. He's a great performing coach, and a really great guy.
Jacob and Nate Sharpe

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2005, 11:04:24 AM »
Good to hear that Fritz is still active; haven't seen him in ages.  If you see him, send him my regards!  Oh yes, and ask him about "the legendary pung bird spreads its wings" (the chinese have been coming up with strange names for tricks looong before any of us) :)

Donald

 

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