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The diabolo is a traditional Chinese performance prop and folk toy. A string runs between 2 sticks held in the hands, and is used to support and accelerate the spinning diabolo. Once it is up to speed, the diabolo can be thrown all about and made to do all sorts of tricks. Larger, heavier diabolos tend to spin longer and are easier to keep on the string, while lighter, smaller ones work well for high throws.

Diabolos with handsticks

All prices include sticks and string that are standard for that model, and a brief instruction sheet is available upon request. The price without sticks can be found by subtracting the price for sticks alone, given below. Tiny diabolos are actually more difficult to use, but are fun for high throws. A medium (diameter: Ø 10 cm) or large (12 cm) is easier for beginners, and heavier diabolos are easier to keep on the string than lighter ones.

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All diabolos are priced with handsticks included.

Medium | Jumbo | Novelty | Oversize
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Medium Size Diabolos
Medium sized diabolos with a Ø diameter from 10 to 12 cm (4 to 4.5 in.) are generally lighter and less expensive, and are intended for young kids or teachers on a budget. A lighter weight is only an advantage for kids under about age 10 who may not be able to get a larger diabolo spinning.
Mister Babache Millenium diabolo
Millennium diabolo The Millenium diabolo offers a very smooth spin and flexible plastic cups in bright colors. Due to its medium size and lighter weight, the Millennium is an excellent diabolo for a young beginner.

170.4 g (6.0 oz) / Ø 10 cm (4 in.) / ht. 11.4 cm (4.5 in.)

Red, yellow, fluorescent orange, green, blue or pink.

Mister Babache Millennium diabolo glow in the dark

Glow in the dark: $27.00

Extra handsticks $5/pair

Mister Babache Galaxy diabolo
Mister Babache Galaxy diabolos The Galaxy diabolo is in between medium and large in size, and is made from a nice, flexible plastic. It is one of the better beginner diabolos available.

190 g (6.7 oz) / Ø 12 cm (4.7 in.) / ht. 13.5 cm (5.3 in.)

Fluoro yellow, green, pink, primary red, or blue
Extra handsticks $5/pair

Mister Babache Medium Harlequin diabolo
Mister Babache Medium Harlequin diabolo The Mister Babache Medium Harlequin diabolo is a popular smaller version of the famous Jumbo Harlequin diabolo. Made from durable natural rubber, the Medium Harlequin has a solid, dense feel, and keeps its momentum longer than lighter plastic models. Having multicolored patches, the speed of the diabolo can be easily judged, providing valuable feedback for beginners. This is recommended for a young learner (approximately age 7 to 12).

200 g (7.1 oz) / Ø 10 cm (3.9)
height 11.5 cm (4.5 in.)

Red/white, blue/yellow
Red/yellow/black, white/red/green, green/yellow
Black/white, Beach: red/yellow/blue/green, blue/white, red/white/blue, red/black or NEW: red/purple.

Spinabolo Pro medium diabolo set
Spinabolo Pro medium diabolo Spinning the Spinabolo Pro medium diabolo by Spintastics is like having training wheels on a beginning diabolo. The ratcheted center is free to coast on ball bearings relative to the axle, which means that the diabolo loses nearly no speed when you pull with your off hand, or when you don't pull at all. This longer spin time makes it possible to string more tricks together in a row, and helps young learners get started.

227 g (8 oz) / Ø 10.9 cm (4.25 in.)
height 12.4 cm (4.9 in.)

Red, orange, lime green, aqua blue

Mister Babache Rubberking diabolo
Mister Babache Rubberking diabolo The Mister Babache Medium Rubberking diabolo is a classic beginner's diabolo with enough weight for intermediate tricks. The resilient rubber material resists scuffs, and carries more momentum than a plastic diabolo in the same size for longer spin times. The Rubberking comes in a rainbow of solid colors with a soft matte finish.

200 g (7.1 oz) / Ø 10 cm (3.9)
height 11.5 cm (4.5 in.)

White, pink, red, yellow, green, blue, purple or black.

Jumbo Diabolos
Jumbo diabolos with a diameter of about 13 cm (5 in.) are the standard size for experts, and the easiest size for adults and teenagers of all skill levels to use.
Duncan Phoenix diabolo set
Duncan Phoenix diabolo The Duncan Phoenix diabolo has a one-way bearing axle for super long spin times. A ratcheted axle such as this allows beginners to accelerate the diabolo even with imperfect technique. The Phoenix also gives more advanced diaboloists extra time between accelerations for long trick combinations. Unique to this diabolo is the ability to convert it by hand to a fixed axle diabolo. The Phoenix is made from flexible plastic, and comes with string and plastic sticks with rubber grips.

225 g (7.9 oz) / Ø 12.7 cm (5 in.)
height 13.2 cm (5.2 in.)


Spinabolo Magnum diabolo set
Spinabolo Magnum diabolo A Spinabolo is no ordinary diabolo! This full-sized plastic diabolo is equipped with a one-way axle that coasts freely on bearings. The ratcheting action allows one to speed the diabolo up normally, whether you are pulling with both hands or just one. This allows the beginner to attain faster speeds more quickly. The longer spin time also allows more advanced diaboloists to perform longer series of tricks, with less work in between. New wider axel.

Red or aqua blue.
270 g (9.5 oz) / Ø 12.5 cm (5 in.) / ht. 13.8 cm (5.4 in.)

Taibolo Glary diabolo set
Taibolo Glary diabolos Clear fixed axle, see movement with jewel shaped

Clear, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple.
247 g (8.7 oz) / Ø 13 cm (5.1 in.) / ht. 14.9 cm (5.9 in.)

Taibolo Super diabolo set
Taibolo Super diabolos The Taibolo Super Diabolo V2 is a precisely made fixed axle diabolo in a rainbow of glossy colors. The medium weight of the Super makes it a good choice for using 2 or more diabolos at once, or for advanced youngsters.

White, pink, red, yellow, green apple, mint green, blue, purple or black.
247 g (8.7 oz) / Ø 13 cm (5.1 in.) / ht. 14.9 cm (5.9 in.)

Sundia Sun diabolo
Sundia Sun diabolos The Sundia Sun diabolo is a fixed axle diabolo in a medium weight for smooth spins in attractive translucent colors. The vinyl cups have just the right amount of flex to soften drops while maintaining precision and consistency. Suitable for all levels, from beginner to professional, approximately age 12 and up.

280 g (9.9 oz) / Ø 12.5 cm (4.9 in.) / ht. 14.4 cm (5.7 in.)

Clear, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.

Extra handsticks $5/pair

Mister Babache Finesse diabolo
Mister Babache Finesse diabolo

Mister Babache Finesse glow in the dark diabolo

The Mister Babache Finesse diabolo was designed with the advanced diaboloist in mind. With a medium weight and reduced height (compared to previous Mister Babache Jumbo models), the Finesse stays closer to the diaboloist and is very popular for tricks with 2 or more diabolos at once. The curve of each cup straightens as it approaches the axle for better string catches, and a lip at each edge makes kick ups easier. The Finesse can be adapted with two Evolution Kits (sold separately): an LED light kit, and a wider axle for finger grinds.

247 g (8.7 oz) / Ø 13.7 cm (5.4 in.)
height 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Orange, white, yellow
Pink, green, blue,red, purple or black.

Glow in the dark: $55

Mister Babache Jumbo Harlequin diabolo
Mister Babache Jumbo Harlequin diabolo The Mister Babache Jumbo Harlequin diabolo has been a popular classic for many years. Made from durable, flexible rubber, the Jumbo Harlequin has a heavier weight for stability and a longer spin time. A dappling of different colors makes it easy to judge the speed of the diabolo, aiding in the learning process as well as making it a favorite of performers everywhere.

335 g (11.8 oz) / Ø 13 cm (5.1 in.) / ht. 15.5 cm (6.1 in.)

Purple/yellow, red/yellow/blue/green (Beach)
Black/white, red/white/blue, pink/yellow
Red/yellow, blue/yellow, red/white, pink/black

Sundia Shining diabolo
Sundia Shining diabolos The Sundia Shining triple bearing diabolo is the smoothest, quietest bearing diabolo that exists! Bearing diabolos use a ratcheted one way roller to spin longer and allow more tricks to be performed in between accelerating. The precision and low friction of the Shining bearing are apparent as soon as you start it spinning. The Shining diabolo has semi translucent cups that flex slightly to absorb drops, and a wider than average axle for stick grinds and finger grinds. With its vibrant colors and ability to maintain speed, the Sundia Shining is used by top diaboloists to get the longest spin times on the planet.

270 g (9.5 oz) / Ø 13 cm (5.0 in.) / ht. 14.4 cm (5.7 in.)

Red, orange, green, aqua blue or purple.

Novelty Diabolos
Diabolos with a diameter less then 10 cm (4 in.) are a fun challenge, but are very difficult to learn on or do tricks with.
Mister Babache Diabolino
Mister Babache Diabolino diabolo A tiny rubber diabolo that fits in your pocket. Good for very high throws, or to replace the fuzzy dice on your rear view mirror.

110 g (3.7 oz) / Ø 6.6 cm (2.6 in.)
ht. 7.4 cm (2.9 in.)

Red, yellow, blue, or green


Extra handsticks $5/pair

Mister Babache Pinnocchio diabolo
Mister Babache Pinnocchio diabolo A small plastic diabolo in bright colors.

85 g (3 oz) / Ø 7.5 cm (3 in.) / ht. 9 cm (3.5 in.)

Red, blue, fluorescent yellow, fluorescent green, fluorescent pink

Extra handsticks $3.25/pair

Mister Babache Piccolino diabolo
Mister Babache Piccolino diabolo The smallest diabolo on the market! This little novelty is very difficult to do tricks with, but will amaze even the most experienced diaboloist.

Red, yellow or blue.

40 g (1.4 oz) / Ø 4.6 cm (1.8 in.)
ht. 5.6 cm (2.2 in.)

Mister Babache Mini Arlequino diabolo
Mister Babache Mini Arlekino diabolo The Mister Babache Mini Arlequino diabolo is the smaller cousin to the Medium and Jumbo Harlequins. Made from the same multi-colored rubber, the Mini is about as small as a diabolo can be and still perform well enough to do tricks with such as the high toss. Mixed colors make the speed easier to judge, and dense rubber gives this diabolo a nice weight. Don't plan to learn with this model though - a medium or large sized diabolo is much more stable on the string and easier to start with. The Mini Arlequino is a fun novelty to try, and is reminiscent of the early 1900s, when Europeans began making small conical diabolos after seeing original Chinese versions.

155 g (5.2 oz) / Ø 6.6 cm (2.6 in.)
height 7.6 cm (3.0 in.)

Red/black, red/white, black/white, beach: red/blue/green/yellow, blue/yellow, blue/white, red/white/blue

Extra handsticks $3/pair

Mister Babache Birdie diabolo
Mister Babache Birdie diabolo Like the four diabolos above, the Birdie is smaller than a typical diabolo, which makes it a fun novelty. The surface of the Birdie is dimpled like a golf ball. Due to its small diameter, it is not recommended as a first diabolo.

145 g (5.1 oz) / Ø 7.7 cm (3.0 in.)
ht. 9.5 cm (3.7 in.)

White, yellow, green, purple, red, blue or black

Extra handsticks $5/pair

Oversize Diabolos
Diabolos much larger than 13 cm (about 5 in.) require some extra energy to get spinning, but are nice to use in front of a large audience.
Mister Babache Performer diabolo
Mister Babache Performer diabolo

Mister Babache Glow in the dark Performer diabolo

The Mister Babache Performer diabolo is a huge oversized diabolo, for those who really want to be seen. It is made from a flexible polymer with a professional quality axle, and can be used for advanced tricks including multiple diabolo work. The extra size and weight of this diabolo are not intended for beginners or for general diabolo practice, but the Performer is preferred by some taller diaboloists and makes any stage routine stand out more clearly.

360 g (12.7 oz) / Ø 16 cm (6.3 in.)
ht. 18.5 cm (7.3 in.)

White, raspberry red, tennis ball yellow, blue, lime green or pink.

Glow in the dark: $60.00

Diabolo String
Generic Diabolo String
Generic diabolo string spool This string matches the top brands for roundness and durability, but is presented generically at a discount. Excess stock from large runs is wound onto small spools at the factory, so there is some slight variation in length from spool to spool. Each spool contains between 100 and 150 feet of string, but is usually closer to 150. Choice of 1.4 mm or 1.8 mm diam.


Beard diabolo String
Strong braided synthetic, no core.

1.84 m (6 ft) $ .50

Mister Babache Discovery diabolo string
Mister Babache Discovery diabolo string Mister Babache Discovery Cord is a braided diabolo string made from 50% cotton and 50% nylon. This provides additional friction for beginners to learn to accelerate the diabolo (although it will decelerate faster as well). Discovery cord also works well when learning to use a bearing diabolo, as the string does not need to slide along the roller.

diameter mm

1.8 m (6 ft) $1

Serious Juggling diabolo string
Serious Juggling diabolo string spool Serious Juggling diabolo string is used by many of our performer customers who want low friction for a longer spin time. Made from braided polyester with a core for roundness, this synthetic cord matches up with any other string on the market.

diameter 1.4 mm

1.8 m (6 ft) $1
Spool: 100 m (328 ft) $19.95

Sticks (All sticks include string.)
Dubé diabolo handstick set
Dube diabolo handstick set Dubé diabolo handstick sets are made from hardwood, and painted in a gloss white. Includes two lengths of round braided string in your choice of white, fluorescent orange or fluorescent yellow. An excellent basic set with a clean, sleek appearance.
Stick length 49 cm (19.25 in.)
Serious Juggling Deluxe diabolo handstick set
Serious Juggling Deluxe diabolo handstick set Grips added by Serious Juggling: we start with dube diabolo handsticks and add a soft vinyl grip to the end of each stick. This improves comfort and consistency, and makes many tricks such as stick release moves easier to control.
$2 for grips alone - fits sticks with diameter 12.7 mm (.5 in.)
Mister Babache Energy diabolo handsticks
Mister Babache flexible diabolo handsticks Clear, flexible plastic shaft with silicone grips in (includes string)
White, pink, orange, yellow, green, black or silver
Mister Babache Xtreme diabolo handsticks
Mister Babache aluminum diabolo handsticks The Mister Babache Xtreme Color aluminum diabolo handstick set adds control and style to diabolo tricks at all skill levels. Rigid aluminum gives a consistent performance for grinds and release moves, while silicone hand grips provide sure handling and an accent of color. The string (included) exits each stick at the tip, where a smooth curve allows the string to swivel without snags. Removable tips make string changes or tip replacement easy, while reducing the amount of string used.
White, pink, orange, yellow, green, black or silver
Mister Babache Energy Classic diabolo handsticks
Mister Babache Classic diabolo handsticks Clear flexible plastic shaft with black foam grips (includes string)
Mister Babache Xtreme Classic diabolo handsticks
Mister Babache Xtreme Classic diabolo handsticks Aluminum with black foam grips (includes string)
Mister Babache Evolution Diabolo Light Kit
Evolution 4 Diabolo Light Kit The Evolution 4 light kit for the Mister Babache Finesse diabolo turns your diabolo into a dazzling LED light show. Each kit consists of a pair of circuit boards with 3 rechargeable batteries. Each circuit board contains 3 LEDs, each pointing a different direction to provide more visual impact, and to better illuminate the cups of the diabolo. Installation is quick and easy with the included screwdriver, and each circuit board is protected by a clear plastic cover. A charger with adaptor is necessary to recharge light kits, although each is available separately if needed.

LED color choices: red, yellow, green, blue or Rainbow (add $4.05)
Light kit alone: $19.95
Charger with adaptor: $29.95
Light kit with charger and adaptor: $44.95

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