THIS SET INCLUDES 1X JUGGLE DREAM CYCLONE QUARTZ 2 DIABOLO, 1X LED GLOW KIT (a unit for each cup), A PAIR OF JUGGLE DREAM ALUMINIUM HAND STICKS AND A FIRETOYS CARRY BAG
JUGGLE DREAM CYCLONE QUARTZ 2 DIABOLO
The Cyclone Quartz 2 is the second generation model of the popular medium sized, triple bearing, rubber diabolo. The Cyclone diabolo uses a wide axle fitted with a one way bearing, making finger grinds and long complicated string tricks much easier to complete due to its prolonged spin time.
The Quartz 2 boasts cups made from higher quality moulds and with a fraction more weight around the rims to help the diabolo maintain its speed. The cups also have a smoother finish than the first generation. The second generation models also have faster bearings, stronger axles and new metal side washers.
The LED kits included make the diabolo look wicked at night. They do however, make the diabolo a little heavier, at 9.5oz (270g). Just remove the existing nut on the diabolo and screw on the LED kit - one for each side. Each unit houses 3 LED's in red blue and green and comes supplied with 3 x LR44 cell batteries. Two LED units, one for each cup, are supplied in this set so six batteries are needed for a full battery change of both units.
A slight downside with these kits we’ve found, is that as the light kits tighten by hand it’s almost impossible to tighten them up completely, leaving a slight ‘play’ in the diabolo. However we didn’t find this made any difference to the overall performance. (As a word of caution please check the kits are securely on before every time you use one of these bad boys – save them flying off and the diabolo coming apart – losing all the little important bits in the back garden…in the dark).
As you can only spin the diabolo in one direction some people find a one way bearing easier to learn with. It is also much easier to get the diabolo spinning really fast as you can wrap the string a couple of times round the axle without fear of tangles. There are, however, a few downsides;
1. Unlike conventional fixed axle diabolos the axle will need replacing once the bearings wear out.
2. Elevator tricks (magic string climb) are impossible.
The triple bearings on the Cyclone are smooth and quiet. The Cyclone LED is great value choice for those who want a medium sized, one way clutch LED diabolo.
The light kits come with a full set of x 6 LR44 cell batteries included.
JUGGLE DREAM ALUMINIUM DIABOLO HANDSTICKS
Included in this set are a pair of aluminium diabolo sticks. These sticks come supplied with top quality string that is fast and durable.
The aluminium hand sticks are much more hard-wearing than wooden sticks. The metal sticks should last a very long time if treated well (of course, the string will need changing from time to time). The thin shaft of these handsticks also makes them great for stick grinds.
The aluminium is of good quality and can take the any punishment you can throw at it (within the bounds of diabolo play, of course). The grip is comfy and durable.
The string fixing system is slightly more advanced than the standard hole system. The string passes straight into the top of the handstick and comes out about an inch down on one side. This essentially removes the knot from the top of the stick making some new moves possible and others easier.
All in all, a good pair of handsticks that are suitable for beginners and advanced players alike.
The drawstring bag supplied with this set is made from cotton and is easily big enough to hold this diabolo set and many other juggling props as well. Plus it has a super-cool and exclusive Firetoys design