When I decided to develop this kind of notation, it was because I did not find a way to describe most of the tricks that I do in the Diabology Siteswap.
When we say that we juggle with five balls we suppose that we juggle the normal cascade (5). However, we can juggle five balls like a shower (91) or a half-shower (73) etc. The same goes for the diabolo. When we say that we achieved 3 Diabolos Low nowadays we know what it means but how many ways exist for juggling 3 Diabolos Low? If you go deep into this siteswap it becomes obvious that juggling has no limits.
All the siteswap patterns that I propose for the diabolo are only a few samples of what is actually possible and should not be mistaken for the only way to do it – there exists an infinity of different diabolo-patterns.
You can dowload the Juggling Lab (at the bottom of the site) that I modified to contain diabolos and you will have fun while you learn reading this site.
Some basic things that we have to remember:
The diabolos stay very little time in our “hands”.
When we talk about diabolo throws done with the string, we will assume that half of the string is the right and the other half is the left. But we know that sometimes the hand that generates the throw could be the other or both.
When we juggle diabolos, we can consider the string like a surface where we can control the time that the diabolo is there (like when we do table juggling). When the Diabolo is on the string we will use bouncing notation putting a F after the number that we throw ( _F ). This will help us to understand the pattern better.
We usually throw and catch the diabolo with the string but we can catch it with the hands as well.