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Kravbanan

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How long does it take to learn exalibur?
« on: August 29, 2005, 06:29:44 PM »
Yeah as the topic, how long does it take?

Will^

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005, 06:39:46 PM »
Of course there is no answer to that. It's different for everyone. It depends how much you practise, how skilled you are and how scared you are of the diabolo hitting you in the face.  :lol:

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005, 06:49:39 PM »
Yeah... But I think kravbanan means it like, can you learn it very easily, or is it very hard - I CANT EXPLAIN  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  :x  Im so anoyed lol  :roll:

Tom Derrick

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005, 07:04:58 PM »
Depends how well you can do wrap accelerations. If you're still having problems with it, then I'd suggest leaving the vertax for now.

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005, 09:56:18 PM »
I'll put something into this,

Took me really long to learn vertical, well as tricks go to learn, took me ages just to get it at the right orientation (and I'm oriental).  Make sure you have good control of your wrap accelerations or your chinese whipping.  I use wrapped horizontal whips to get it part of the way and finish getting it into position with chinese whips.  I've managed a few tricks with it, but not many and it looks cool on the beach.  Now I'm able to do it with my Finesses with wide axle and without and my old Henry's Beach, so it's just something that will take time to get a knack for.  Keep at it and you'll hopefully get it, or smash a few pint glasses in the mean time.

To R2: Easy on the emoticons, eh?  I can understand the frustration.

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norbi

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2005, 10:39:54 PM »
yeah, i thought we had a limit, he must have gone over it, surely.

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2005, 11:21:15 PM »
lets see...  Anyways excalibur...  It's more of a do it and get frustrated so you stop kinda thing.  If you don't get frustrated (or don't break something  :D)  You should be able to get into it in a few days (not saying how long you can hold it though....

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wyon

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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2005, 08:23:50 PM »
er could anyone explain to me (a complete novice) what exalibur is? is there a video of it (if it is a trick)
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norbi

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2005, 08:43:24 PM »
excaliber (which should be known as Vertax, so dont ever use excaliber again, just get that sorted straight away) Is when the diabolo is vertical, as in 90 degrees out from what it is normally. Which is why Vertax (Vertical Axis) is a better name.

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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2005, 08:45:14 PM »
what's wrong with excalibur? i think it sounds kinda fancy, i imagine knights in the middle ages doing diabolo. hmm that's an idea for a themed video..  :roll:

Martijn

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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2005, 09:16:55 PM »
I agree. Vertax looks a bit too much on Vortex. Quite confusing... ah well, it's just a stupid name. It's the tricks that count :wink:

norbi

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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2005, 11:26:31 PM »
Quote from: Matt_
what's wrong with excalibur? i think it sounds kinda fancy, i imagine knights in the middle ages doing diabolo. hmm that's an idea for a themed video..  :roll:


It's a stupid name for a sword, let alone a diabolo trick

Will^

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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2005, 11:28:12 PM »
I like vertax becuase it actually makes sense.

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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2005, 11:35:40 PM »
personally, I like excalibur, because whenever I think about it, I get this image of a huge friggin sword being swung around horizontally, which really encourages me to go practice it.
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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2005, 01:29:48 PM »
if u think about the last statement a little longer.....  :shock: lol  man been in high school to long  I've got excalibur sun but find excalibur really hard (tricks) with old string?  are they connected?

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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2005, 04:22:28 PM »
Quote from: Will^
I like vertax becuase it actually makes sense.


But then again, how many other tricks don't make any sense?

My vote is for excalibur.  Sounds cool.  And people could confuse vertax with the 2d trick vortex.
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2005, 05:48:56 PM »
I dont like at all excalibur...
Sounds pretty crappy, sword... Swords dont have anything to do with diabolos.

Vertax is great.

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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2005, 06:11:02 PM »
personally i think horizontax would make more sense, as all the tricks are done in the horizontal plane rather than the vertical plane like with a normal diabolo. The excalibur name only works for me in the sense of getting excalibur out of the stone would be damn hard, with only the true king able to master it. Maybe two diabolo horizontax could be called excalibur.

actually this is all confusing, im gonna keep saying "diabolo on its side "

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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2005, 06:29:13 PM »
I stick to: 'diaboloing in the horizontal plane' or just Excalibur... :P Who thought of 'Excalibur' anyway? Does someone know this?

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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2005, 02:13:58 PM »
I think Norbi will get mad if you use Horizontax.  The "ax" part refers to the axle or axis of rotation, which in this case is vertical.  The trick actually looks more like swashbuckling or fencing with your lead/rapier hand flailing and your rear hand elevated above your head.  Watch the video of Sean doing it and see if you think so too.

 

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