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Diabolo Tricks

B. Deer

Learning to use and play with a diabolo can be lots of fun, but it also takes lots of practice. Don’t give up, though, and don’t forget to share your tricks with your friends. There are lots of side benefits to playing diabolo as well, such as improving hand-eye coordination, balance, quickening reflexes, problem-solving skills, persistence, and patience.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Starting the Diabolo Begin by holding one handstick in each hand with the diabolo on the string and on the floor in front of your feet. Your right toes should be pointing into one of the cups. Take one step to the left, leaving the diabolo where it is. Gently pull both sticks to the left. Start off very slowly and accelerate gradually. As the diabolo moves past your feet, lift the sticks to pick the diabolo off the floor, until it is just below your knees. Keep It Spinning If you don’t do anything to keep the diabolo spinning, it will stop. Whip the diabolo to keep “the spin” by constantly flicking your right hand up. Left hand should remain still. The faster it spins, the more stable it becomes and the more tricks you can do.


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