Getting the Diabolo Started 起鈴 Video Tutorial
The objective is to get the diabolo spinning while suspended from the string.
Tilt Correction (上下)調鈴 Video Tutorial
Once you know how to get the diabolo spinning, the next step is to keep it from tilting.
If the diabolo's near cup is tilted down toward you, put your right stick forward. You can keep pulling with your stick forward to keep your speed up as you correct.
If the diabolo's near cup is tilted up toward you, put your right stick back. You can keep pulling with your stick back to keep your speed up as you correct.
Once you get the hang of doing this, you will do it without even thinking about it.
Rotational/Turning Correction (左右)調鈴 Video Tutorial
In order to turn the diabolo right, touch the cup that is farther from you with the tip of your right handstick.
To turn the diabolo to the left, touch the cup that is closer to you with the tip of your right handstick.
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Useful External Tutorial Links
www.diabolotutorials.com A comprehensive site with many tutorials for beginner, intermediate, and advanced diabolo tricks! Animation is included as well so you can see what the trick is like from the performer's point of view.
www.diabolotricks.com Contains many animations of the diabolo tricks from your point of view so you can see what the trick is like from your perspective.
www.diabolo.ca/forum An online forum where many great diabolists gather and share ideas. It is a friendly environment and by searching through the forum, one can usually find a topic pertaining to trick in question.