Getting the Diabolo Started 起鈴 Video Tutorial
The objective is to get the diabolo spinning while suspended from the string.
There are several ways to get a diabolo started. Here is one way that is easy to learn and the diabolo gains speed easily.
1. Pick up the handsticks,
one in each hand. Pull the string straight and place it flat on the ground in front of you.
2. Place the diabolo at the
center of the string with one of the cups facing you. If you are using a Taibolo bearing diabolo, have the cup with black
hub facing you.
Pick up the handsticks while the diabol stays on the ground. Take your right hand and loop the string around the
diabolo's axle once (using a counter-clockwise motion). There should now be a loop of string around
the axle of the diabolo.
Take your right hand and pull upward. The diabolo should now leave the ground. Pull upwards with your
right hands repeatedly. Your left hand should not use any force. The motion should be strong, yet smooth and relaxed.
5. After the diabolo has enough speed to stay
stable, undo the loop that is around the axle so that the diabolo is "free." You undo the loop
by taking your right hand and moving it underneath the diabolo in a circle, clockwise around the diabolo. Now that the
diabolo is on an open string, you can perform a variety of tricks.
Tips - The cup closer to you should face your
body at all times. Left hand should not use any force. Be patient! It takes practices to master it.