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DIABLO TRICK >> GRINDS

February 10, 2008 1 comment

Grinds are more a group of diablo trick rather than any specific trick, however this will attempt to teach you the basics of how to perform a simple grind with a diablo. A grind is basically when you balance a spinning diablo on one of the sticks, like you would on the string.

This is how I do it

  1. get the diablo spinning fast(it tends to slow down when its on the stick) and do a basic toss — though not much higher than your sticks (because you don’t want it bouncing as it lands)
  2. Turn one of the sticks inwards(so its parallel to the string) and try to catch the diablo on it, so that it lands as it would have on the string
  3. Point the knotted end of the stick upwards (because the diablo is spinning if you don’t do this it will go flying off, aim to angle it such that the force of gravity pulling it down the stick matches the spinning trying to pull it forward, its something you get used to)
  4. When you ready (probably after a few second to start with) tilt the stcik back down again so that the diablo can roll off back on to the string — alternatively you can flick the stick up so that the diablo goes into the air and catch it again like normal

This trick will take a while to master, it took me sometime, but once its done it will look pretty good. At first you may only be able to keep it there for a few seconds but with practice you can extend this time, concentrate on keeping it under control so if it begins to wobble return to normal even if you’ve only just go it there.

If you have any suggestions, improvements or comments please leave them below or email me at woodford_4@hotmail.co.uk >> please visit my site www.breakingwave.co.nr

Trevor Pythagoras Level 1 && Diablo trick::Trampeze

January 30, 2008 Leave a comment

Trevor Level 1

Download here(this link now works)
I have now complied my “level 1” for Trevor. This means that there is no something you can play. Click the link above to download it(it is a link, even though it might not be underlined). The aim of the level is to reach the finish(the spirally thing) without dieing but by getting as many points as possible. You can get 10 points for each triangle you collect, i think the maximum is 120. However you can get injured if you get caught by the fish or land on the “spikes” each of the these take 10 points off your life.

other objects:

  • springs: These allow you to jump higher (9 squares instead of 5 i think) meaning you can reach some of the platforms. Just walk on one and watch yourself go up
  • hearts: these give you extra 10 health points
  • shields: This gives you 10 second (50 frames) protection from things that hurt you

How to play

  1. Click the link at the start of this page to download the game as zip file, save it to your hard drive and extract it
  2. If you havnt got java installed already on your computer go to java.sun.com to download it. Note you may need the developer version to download (this is the java jdk)
  3. Run the file play.bat that you downloaded


Diablo Trick:

Trapeze

In the trapeze you make the diablo swing up and around on of your sticks and land back on the string, keep it there for a short period of time and then swing it back down

  1. Get the diablo spinning fast
  2. Swing it across you your weak handed side
  3. And then back across quickly to your strong handed side so it comes up and over you strong handed stick
  4. heres the hard part, try and land the diablo on the strings between your 2 sticks, this is now your trapeze
  5. when the diablo starts to slow down swing it back down to its normal position

At first you wont be able to keep it on the strings for very long but after a while you should be able to lengthen the amount of time.

Diablo Trick >> Forced Loop

January 26, 2008 Leave a comment

Hi this is another diablo trick post. I have already done one sun but heres another, alternative method, called the forced sun. The look of the trick is similar, the diablo goes round in a circle (sun) around your sticks and through your arms. Here is how to do it:

  1. get the diablo spinning normally.
  2. Turn your weak handed stick through about 70o so that it is in the 2 o’clock position (ifyou imagine a flat clock with the sticks normally at 6) You need the string ends of the sticks to be roughly level
  3. Raise the weak handed stick about 1 inch above the other
  4. quickly pull it down and around the other stick so that the diablo is forced around in a circle between your arms
  5. as you do this you can turn the stick so that they are back in the normal position when you’ve finished
  6. carry on with the diablo as normal ready for your next trick

You shouldn’t find this trick too hard after a bit of practice. A good way of making it look more impressive is to learn to do it in both directions so that you can alternate them.

Good luck

Your Trick

Do you have a trick tutorial that you want everyone to be able to read, if so email it to me at woodford_4@hotmail.co.uk if you want ill include a link to your website and mention your name (just send these in the email) thanxs

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Juggling Tutorials && Dwebs has moved

January 23, 2008 Leave a comment

Diablo trick::Up the hill or walking the dog

This simple trick looks impressive especially when considering how easy it is to perform. The aim is the hold the sticks so the string is vertically and watch the diablo climb from the bottom one to the top

how to do it

  1. start the diablo normally and getting it spinning as fast as you can (whilst keeping it under control) It is more important to keep the diablo straight than spinning fast
  2. get the diablo toward you strong hand (about 1/3 of the way)
  3. loop you strong hands stick around the diablo
  4. immediately pull the string tight by pulling your strong hand down and your weak hand up.
  5. watch the diablo climb up the string
  6. as it begins to slow down quickly unloop the string and carry on as normal(not the diablo will probably be spinning quite slowly so try to get its speed up as quick as you can)

Dwebs has moved

Yay great news dwebs has now moved away from its bravehost domain, although its still hosted by them because they offer ftp support, and has gone to a .co.nr domain.

Visit my site now at

Exams (Fun fun fun) and Juggling

January 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Wow, its that amazing time in January when the school decides they are gonna give me a load of exams that in theory i should revise for just so they can say well done you got 5 A’s. The reality is all it does is take up a load of my time and stop m doing the things im interested in like writing this blog, coding up Trevor my site and my amazing piece of software to take on dreamweaver(more about that and where to download it after the exams) and of course juggling and kiting.


Diablo trick: half sun

Now as promised ive got another diablo trick for you. This is called half sun, a full sun is supposed to look like the sun(and in a strange way it does) this is the better, easier and more impressive halfsun which still looks like a sun only smaller. Basiccly you want the diablo to go round in a buig circle up over both ur sticks and come back down in the middle, string not crossed now that must seem like magic but its really only the power of a 1/2. anyway this is what youve got to do:

  1. Get the diablo spinning fast and centered
  2. turn around the stick in you strong(usually right)hand so that it is facing you, you can make this look fancy by tossing the diablo up in the air, turing it around and then catching it again or you can just turn it the same as evreyone else.
  3. swing the diablo out to you weak (left)side
  4. take your strong stick round with it, under your weak one
  5. pull the string stick out over the weak one so the diablo swings down through the middle

Sorry that this is so hard to follow but soon ill have a nice vid so that you can see what its supposed to look like and how your supposed to do it >> just blame the exams its not my fault!!!!!


3 Ball juggling trick>> three ball flash

This is my new 3 ball juggling trick section, it will include (like the diablo one) various 3 ball tricks. For more complete tutorials visit dwebs where you can also watch my embedded youtube videos, you visit my youtube site(search for haker2k7).

anyway the three ball falsh, this is a verey basic trick where you throw up all three balls do sothing impressive then catch them all. Its quite good for finishing off a routine or as practice for 5 all juggling, as effectively 5 ball juggling is the three ball flash with 2 extra balls.

  1. Begin a steady 3 ball cascade (Learn here)
  2. Starting with your strong hand throw a high ball( much higher than a normal throw so it takes longer to come back down) then the next bal, in your weak hand, do the same thing and again with the last ball in you strong hand again
  3. There should then be a short period when all three balls are in the air and you hands are empty. This is when people usually attempt their acrobatics or just clap their hands.
  4. as each ball comes back down begin your normal three ball cascade or alternatively catch all the balls to finish

I AM LEGEND >> Review

Review

I am legend is a relatively good film about “the last man” on earth after everyone is wiped out by a disease. The film explains his survival (against victims of a disease) in the first half and then there is a bigger plot in the second as tries to use his own blood to find a cure and save mankind. The film is made better by the mans dog who he treats like a real person in the film.

Some parts of the film are funny sch as when he is curled up with his dog and rifle in a bath or when he know the words of shreck off by heart. There are also alot of parts that make you jump especcially when he is being attacked by people affected by the disease.

Suspence and a scary atmosphere are built up in the film because the creatures that he is fighting cannot expose themselves to light and therefore any attacks happen in dark places or at night. Strangley there is a great resemblance between these creatures and the first monster in “beaur wolf”

The second half of the film is partly spoilt by “gods intervention”. In this apparntly evreything that happened in the second half to try and save mankind is done by god and the main character has a sudden revelation. This is pointless because the film would work just as well without it but would be more believable because you wouldn’t need to believe in miracles. IT is also flawed as if god intended him to save mankind why did he allow them to all be killed off in the first place. Is this some kind of noarhs ark round 2.

However the film itself is verey good and definatley worth watching, especailly seeing as i got in as a child :). Id give it 8 out of 10


Diablo Trick

The next diablo trick to learn is a simple toss. The basic idea is to get the diablo spinning, throw it up in the air, catch it again on the string and then carry on as normal.

To do this do the following:

  1. Get the diablo started as normal and get it spinning uite fast, make sure that it is straight and not wobbling.
  2. When the diablo is centered pull the sticks apart rapidly and the diablo should go up into the air.
  3. as it comes back down hold the string straight and position it under the diablo
  4. as it touches the string slowly slacken it so that it doesn’t bounce off (similar to how you catch a high kick in rugby)

Soon i will have some youtube videos of these tricks so they are easier to learn

Happy New Year

Happy new year!!!!!!!!!.

Trevor Update

IN trevor I have developed a system for reading in Levels from files. Ive done this by allowing the level to be stored as a string array where by each character i the string represents an obj in a row of the game eg)
gggggggggtttssggggss
would create a row with a stretch of ground, followed by three triangles two spikes another stretch of ground and 2 more spikes. I then read in the file a line at a time and create each successive row. Empty spaces can be made by putting a character that hasn’t been assigned a specif object type eg) 0 or “space”. These just initalise an object with the type property set to “empty”.

Ive also started creating moving platforms. Ive done this in a similar way to which i made moving emery’s but in still working on the way of making it so that Trevor moves with them. The main solution in looking at involves having a boolean value on the object called moving which is checked for in the gravity part of trevors movement loop and, if found to be true, adds this objects speed to trevors.


Juggling >> Diablo

For christmas i got a diablo which is another ting for me to add to my juggling tutorial. At the moment I am still learning the basics and some simple tricks(like a half sun). Hopefully soon i will have some videos of me doing these which i can put on Youtube and embed within my blogs. Another thing im aiming to do with this is to put a diablo learning section onto the end of each of my blogs which will explain each trick i learn when i learn it and any tips and tricks i come across.

Anti wobble

This is the posh name i just made up for stopping the diablo wobbling so that you can keep it going straight and makes it easier to throw and catch.

If the far end of the diablo is raising (so it tilts towards you) push forward with you string hands stick. If the near end is tilting towards you push forward your weak hands stick(or pull back you string hands). This should correct the diablo making it spin straight. An easy way to rember is the side thats lifting up is the side to push forward.