29 Aug 2004 07:14:29
Pedro
Diabolos questions!?!?!?

Hi there
I've ordered henrys carbon handstick from a web store, in the firt
months of use it was rigid, like it was discribe at henrys homepage,
but after that it become mor and more elastic like the discription of
the fiber glass handstick. Is it possible that I got the fiberglass,
instead of the carbon? it brokes yeterday, after 1year of using is
this normal?
Any news about the diabology video?
Thanks
Pedro


29 Aug 2004 16:13:25
Sean
Re: Diabolos questions!?!?!?

hmmm... that sounds strange. I have had both the carbon and the fiberglass
sticks for a long time and haven't had a problem with either. The
fiberglass sticks are significantly more flexible than the carbons. If
they broke then I think it is more likely that they were the carbons. It's
not unheard of for them to break - that's just the nature of the material.
What diabolos do you use? Heavier diabolos like the Babache Harlequins
would definitely put more strain on the sticks. My advice would be to get
the Henry's aluminum sticks. Beautiful sticks: they're cheaper, look
nicer, feel nicer, will never get soft, don't waste any extra string like
the carbons, and are indestructible! Some people find them a bit heavy
(they're twice the weight of the short carbons but this isn't that much
weight) but others prefer this. It gives a nicer feel and makes any stick
throwing moves easier.

If you had the long carbon sticks then they would probably be slightly
more likely to get soft and break than the short ones. The aluminums are
even shorter and a bit skinnier than the short carbons or fiberglass.

The Diabology video I believe will hopefully be released this fall. I
think legal issues with licenses for some of the music are still being
worked out. That's the last I heard... maybe one of the "Mad French Posse"
members themselves, like JiBe, could provide a better answer. It's torture
having to wait like this isn't it! ;)

Cheers,
Sean


On 29 Aug 2004 07:14:29 -0700, Pedro <pedroca@malabares.com.br > wrote:

> Hi there
> I've ordered henrys carbon handstick from a web store, in the firt
> months of use it was rigid, like it was discribe at henrys homepage,
> but after that it become mor and more elastic like the discription of
> the fiber glass handstick. Is it possible that I got the fiberglass,
> instead of the carbon? it brokes yeterday, after 1year of using is
> this normal?
> Any news about the diabology video?
> Thanks
> Pedro



29 Aug 2004 19:31:52
Matt Pang
Re: Diabolos questions!?!?!?

Hey,

My fibre glass stick recently broke and "went all floppy". i think it
depends on what kind of style you use, i tend to let the stick flex quite
a lot an absorb the movement of the diabolo so that maybe the reason why,
but i've gone and bought another set of fibre glass sticks, so it will be
interesting to see what happens to them, Hopefully nothing! I've also
owned some of the aluminium sticks, but one of them bent, i'm not entirely
sure how, but they did. So if you do go for some i'd just say watch it on
the suicides, don't let the stick whack the floor to hard!

Take it easy,

Matt

Sean wrote:
> hmmm... that sounds strange. I have had both the carbon and the fiberglass
> sticks for a long time and haven't had a problem with either. The
> fiberglass sticks are significantly more flexible than the carbons. If
> they broke then I think it is more likely that they were the carbons. It's
> not unheard of for them to break - that's just the nature of the material.
> What diabolos do you use? Heavier diabolos like the Babache Harlequins
> would definitely put more strain on the sticks. My advice would be to get
> the Henry's aluminum sticks. Beautiful sticks: they're cheaper, look
> nicer, feel nicer, will never get soft, don't waste any extra string like
> the carbons, and are indestructible! Some people find them a bit heavy
> (they're twice the weight of the short carbons but this isn't that much
> weight) but others prefer this. It gives a nicer feel and makes any stick
> throwing moves easier.
>
> If you had the long carbon sticks then they would probably be slightly
> more likely to get soft and break than the short ones. The aluminums are
> even shorter and a bit skinnier than the short carbons or fiberglass.
>
> The Diabology video I believe will hopefully be released this fall. I
> think legal issues with licenses for some of the music are still being
> worked out. That's the last I heard... maybe one of the "Mad French Posse"
> members themselves, like JiBe, could provide a better answer. It's torture
> having to wait like this isn't it! ;)
>
> Cheers,
> Sean
>
>
> On 29 Aug 2004 07:14:29 -0700, Pedro <pedroca@malabares.com.br> wrote:
>
> > Hi there
> > I've ordered henrys carbon handstick from a web store, in the firt
> > months of use it was rigid, like it was discribe at henrys homepage,
> > but after that it become mor and more elastic like the discription of
> > the fiber glass handstick. Is it possible that I got the fiberglass,
> > instead of the carbon? it brokes yeterday, after 1year of using is
> > this normal?
> > Any news about the diabology video?
> > Thanks
> > Pedro



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30 Aug 2004 09:15:28
Pedro
Re: Diabolos questions!?!?!?

Hey
Thanks for the anwsrs. I use henrys circus diabolo, and the short
carbon sticks. I juggle mainly with 2 diabolos, and I'm learning 3.
thats realy strange the "head" of one of the stick broke, get
unconected to the stick.
by the away what about the henrys circus tunning kit? is it good? does
it worth?

Pedro


30 Aug 2004 17:39:08
sean_
Re: Diabolos questions!?!?!?

Pedro wrote:

> Hey
> Thanks for the anwsrs. I use henrys circus diabolo, and the short
> carbon sticks. I juggle mainly with 2 diabolos, and I'm learning 3.
> thats realy strange the "head" of one of the stick broke, get
> unconected to the stick.
> by the away what about the henrys circus tunning kit? is it good? does
> it worth?
>
> Pedro

I used a henrys circus with a henrys tuning kit at the BJC. The henrys
tuning kit is basically two replacement cones made out of a slick
plastic, they grind very well (if you like that kind of thing.

I believe there are other people making tuning kits for Henrys, the
other ones I have seen are a bit wider so there is a bigger gap between
the two diabolo bells. This would make finger grinds easier I supose. I
do know Dave Barnes uses the wider tuning kit, I meant to ask him about
them at the weekend but I forgot.

You can see some non henrys tuning kits here (in german)
http://www.akrobat.net/shop/g77g.htm
there are other ones but I lost the links (sorry).


30 Aug 2004 18:04:47
Sean
Re: Diabolos questions!?!?!?

> You can see some non henrys tuning kits here (in german)
> http://www.akrobat.net/shop/g77g.htm
> there are other ones but I lost the links (sorry).

I've been debating getting one of these kits from various manufacturers
for a while now.

Here's the other link:
http://www.4erlei.de/index1.html

And, if you want to order the other ones, the main site is here (I believe
they only take cash though):
http://www.akrobat.net/shop/

Unfortunately I've been having trouble getting responses about ordering
either of these. I've heard great things about them though. I've tried the
version from the "4erlei" website - they do have a nice feel to them on
the string and are quite stable. Some of the "akrobat" website versions
have bolts, axles, nuts, and washers made out of different materials to
reduce the overall weight as well.

Sean


01 Sep 2004 08:53:50
Yvette
Re: Diabolos questions!

Henrys has only a different colour of elastic (rubber band) around the
sticks so that retailers can tell the difference. Otherwise they look
identical.
We did hear that Henrys was looking into doing something so that a person
could tell the difference much easier.

It sounds like you got fiberglass to me.

~Yvette
(Posting for the first time in years not from Jugglingdb.com)

"Pedro" <pedroca@malabares.com.br > wrote in message
news:8bfe9f89.0408290614.1d485b6f@posting.google.com...
> Hi there
> I've ordered henrys carbon handstick from a web store, in the firt
> months of use it was rigid, like it was discribe at henrys homepage,
> but after that it become mor and more elastic like the discription of
> the fiber glass handstick. Is it possible that I got the fiberglass,
> instead of the carbon? it brokes yeterday, after 1year of using is
> this normal?
> Any news about the diabology video?
> Thanks
> Pedro




02 Sep 2004 09:14:25
Pedro
Re: Diabolos questions!

Thanks Yvette and sean for the information