1 Diabolo

Complex Notation including the Sticks [Useful for 1 Diabolo Tricks]

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In this kind of notation we will mostly use multiplex throws because when we are juggling with diabolos we have to accept that the sticks are in our hands, and when we throw or catch the diabolo in the string we have to keep the stick in the hand.

We will consider the string like a surface where we can control the time that the diabolo is there (like when we do table juggling).

We have to realise that the sticks are attached by the string.

In the simulation we will use balls as sticks because is easier to see it in the simulator.

This siteswap works like balls siteswap so please read the section “Simple Two Hands Diabolo Siteswap” to understand the meaning of the numbers.

In addition to the “Simple Two Hands Diabolo Siteswap” now we have multiplex throws

[32]  3 is what the diabolo will do, 2 is what the stick will do.


By the way, we will see some simple examples that will help you to understand what I’m talking about.



1D Orbits . [3F2]22[32]22
1D “423” siteswap . [3F2]22[42]222

Replacing Stick Waiting Times for Throws

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Para explicar esto usaremos el siguiente patron [62]22222[3F2]22, y solo nos fijaremos en los tiempos de espera 22222.

Siteswap . [62]22222[3F2]22
Siteswap . [62]42022[3F2]22

22222 es un padrón de 2 objetos que tiene 5 lanzamientos, que pueden ser remplazados por otras notaciones con la misma media, por ejempo 42022, 31222, 23122, etc.

2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2  = 10   ›     10/5 = 2

4 + 2 + 0 + 2 + 2  = 10   ›     10/5 = 2

3+ 1 + 2 + 2 + 2  = 10   ›     10/5 = 2

Siteswap = [62]31222[3F2]22
Siteswap = [62]23122[3F2]22

Tenemos que tener en cuenta si usamos números consecutivos en orden inversa, como 32 o 402, en estos casos recibiremos los palos al mismo tiempo en la misma mano, o si lanzamos un palo que se recibe despues de que el diábolo tenga que ser recogido con la cuerda.

Throwing Sticks While the Diabolos is on the String

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The most important thing in this kind of tricks is that we release the stick and then “throw” the Diabolo at the same time (for example when we do a suicide).

With this kind of notation we can write suicides, genocides, etc..

I will write some siteswap examples here but it is very difficult to do a good representation of the string trajectories on the JugglingLab Simulator. You can see some video examples after the gif animations sto understand it better.


1D One side Suicide Siteswap . [3F4]20 [32]22


1D Sucide Changing Sticks siteswap . [3F3]12 [32]22 is a project that reflects on the existence of human beings and their environment through a language of their own circus. is a parallel project that investigates in depth the juggling universe by finding new forms and theories.

Diabolo siteswap is an adaptation of Vanilla Siteswap for Diablo. Useful notation to find a way to describe most of the tricks we do while we paly diabolo