Do you know what Diabolo is?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by deathfisaro, Jul 4, 2008.

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  1. Yes, I am actually good at it

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  2. Yes, I've tried a few times

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  3. Yes, I've never tried it myself though

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  4. No, but I think I have an idea

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  5. No, absolutely no clue

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  6. Dude you freaking misspelled Diablo

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  1. deathfisaro
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    I did a search, found one match and it was actually a misspell of Diablo [​IMG]

    Anyone?

    I play onehand, offstring and a tiny bit of freehand yoyo but not Diabolo.
     
  2. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I was to young to have played Diablo when it first came out. I might see if i get get the first two.
     
  3. Endogene

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    its a hippie toy
     
  4. Tenkaichi

    Tenkaichi GBAtemp Regular

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    I will admit to knowing what it is because I watched the anime Kaleido Star and there is a girl who is a Diabolo user. Cripes. Great anime though.
     
  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    The thing with string? Yes, I know what it is. Can't do anything fancy with it (like catching or even throwing the thing or even holding it on that string without it falling off... yeah, I suck).
     
  6. deathfisaro
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    Yeah.. The hourglass shaped toy played with two sticks and a string.

    It doesn't look THAT hard, once I learn how to start that thing off (I've seen people rolling it on ground and then rub? with strings, I have no idea how to get the bearing rolling) I could do tricks like the whip, and some other tricks that can be done with offstring yoyos [​IMG]
     
  7. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    The third one.
     
  8. Cyan

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    I owned one. Maybe I still have it somewhere.

    It's not that difficult to make it turn and jump, but some people use it to make a lot of tricky figures.

    many videos on this website :
    http://www.2diabolos.com/
     
  9. chrisstan0

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    i had no idea what it was till i read that post, [​IMG]
    some people performed with that at my school market thing, THEY ACTUALLY GOT MONEY !
    lol yeah, i have a rad school
     
  10. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

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    Where's the option for "yes and I'm shit at it"? [​IMG] We had a small one when we were kids.
     
  11. greyhound

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    yes. For some reason, whenever I go to france I come back with a new one.
     
  12. deathfisaro
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    I recently went to Cirque du Soleil and one of the performances included a Diabolo. And during the intermission I found one at the concession but I figured it'd have mediocre bearing and overpriced anyway.

    Sometime I'm gonna get a sudden urge to get one, and when that happens I'm pretty much getting one =P
     
  13. Jeda

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    I have one of those things sitting around collecting dust somewhere. The basics as in throwing and not getting hit on the head aren't that hard to learn [​IMG]
     
  14. DBlaze

    DBlaze I don't know what i'm doing.

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    I've got 2 of them. And suprisingly, i'm fairly good at it [​IMG]
     
  15. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    its also a manga/anime
     
  16. deathfisaro
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    I never expected anyone to know a manga titled Diabolo, a 3 volume comic in Japan? Certainly not as well-known as the cup and stick diabolo [​IMG]