Diabolo Tricks
2 Diabolo Correction

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The following is my method, many other methods also work.

THE RULE:  Only tap the side of the diabolo that moves off to the LEFT.

The closest side is the Near Cup, and the farthest side is the Far Cup.

Near Cup BlowupNear Cup Correction (Near side was too far LEFT)                         Moving the Near Cup back right

Near Cup Correction
Here a mistake has been made returning from the Hook Stall Trick.

Always tap the side that is off to the left.
The Near Cup is too far LEFT.
The Near Cup is tapped to bring it back to the right.
see Flash Movie Controls

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Far cup correctionCorrecting the Far Cup                        Moving the Far Cup back to the right
Far Cup Correction
Another mistake has been made returning from the Hook Stall Trick.
Always tap the side that is off to the left.
The Far Cup is too far LEFT.
The Far Cup is tapped to bring it back to the right.
see Flash Movie Controls

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THE (first) RULE:  Decide quickly which diabolo you are going to correct and correct it.  If both are bad, just pick one and get to work.  Indecision and delay can be more a problem than anything.   Practice deciding what to do, so you can act quickly and correctly.

THE (slower) RULE:  Try to correct the slowest spinning diabolo first, if there is a difference.  Also remember that a slow spinner take less of a tap to correct it, maybe just a touch.

THE (tapping) RULE:  Tapping can be more of a 'drag' on the Near Cup.  Tapping can be more of a 'push' on the Far Cup.  Tap the top of the Near Cup.  Tap inside the top of the Far Cup.  A 'brush' of the string below the right stick is sometimes enough.

THE (misunderstood) RULE:  Don't try to correct a diabolo with one tap, always remember  you can correct a bit more one of the next times around.  Also don't feel you have to tap the 'bad' diabolo every time it goes by.  Often a shuffle will survive a bad diabolo for several cycles. 

THE (unrealizing) RULE:  After deciding which diabolo to correct; toss it slightly higher as it comes around.  This slightly higher toss will give you a bit more time to tap it as it hits the right string.  The toss is more like a little dely in the shuffle and is almost unrealizable.

THE (rhythm) RULE:  Deciding which diabolo, slightly tossing it higher, and gently tapping the left-most cup are all part of the rhythm of correcting.  Deciding, tossing, tapping.  The rhythm of correcting is a little different than the regular shuffle.  

THE (wobble or tilting) RULE:  One way to correct a wooble is to tap a diabolo to uncorrect it and then correct it back.  Another thing to do with a wobbling diabolo is toss it up at least head high.  Catching a falling wobbler is often the cure for evening it out, or at least a little.  A great correcting trick is to toss it head high, and hold your right stick (straight out) under the falling diabolo, instead of out to the right.  Allow the right back of the diabolo to land on the stick, before it hits the string.  This collision often straightens out 'Fore' and 'Aft' problems too.    

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See Also 2 Diabolo , 2 Diabolo Starts , and 2 Diabolo Extras

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