Wednesday, November 21, 2007 7:23:05 PM
There was one clip of a diabolo in this video, when the person was holding two handsticks with the ends of the string attached to them. The rest were all yoyos. Offstring is one style of yoyoing, somewhat similar to diabolos, but also different in a lot of ways. For example, the yoyo is not attached to the string, but the string is attached to your finger, and the string is wound around the axle of the yoyo to return it at the end of offstring tricks, and then the yoyo is thrown again to add spin to start tricks, whereas a diabolo is never wound on the string, spin is added in other ways, and both ends of the string are attached to handsticks. Also, they were actually using yoyos, which are much smaller than diabolos and designed much differently around the axle and in the string gap because they must be able to bind on the string and return to your hand with the string wound around the axle.