As you play with the diabolo, you'll find it beginning to twist, and you may need to slowly walk in circles to keep the diabolo facing you. Turning yourself to face the diabolo is a good way to fix the broblem for beginners, but with time you'll want to be able to make the diabolo twist back towards you.
Controlling twist is done by gently touching the top of either the near or far side of the diabolo. This is usually done with the end of a hand stick, but to begin, use your finger till you understand where to touch the diabolo.
Correcting Tilt by TouchingYou can use this same touching technique to control the tilting of the diabolo also.
If you touch the near cup on the side of the diabolo (instead of the top), the diabolo will lean towards you. Touching the far cup will make the diabolo lean away from you.
While this method is harder than the regular pulling or pushing method, the pulling or pushing method won't work while doing advanced tricks, or tricks with two diabolos. As you learn to diabolo, it's worth learning both methods.
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