(c) 1989 Pub.: Piccadilly Bks. pp. $6.95 Binding: P
(c) 1989 Pub.: Piccadilly Bks. 128pp. $10.95 Binding: P
(c) 1983 Pub.: Variety Arts Press 100pp. $ Binding:
(c) 1977 Pub.: Anderson World, Inc. 144pp. $4.95 Binding: P
(c) Pub.: Infinite Illusions 60pp. $ Binding: P
Written as a book for people new to diabolo, this book starts at the basics of
getting the diabolo going and keeping it going. It then goes on to cover most
of the common tricks for one diabolo and has a brief section on two. It seems
to be pretty good to learn from if you're a beginner.
(c) Pub.: Infinite Illusions 56pp. $ Binding: P
This book deals with more advanced one diabolo moves and also some moves learned
when the author spent some time in China. There is also a section on using off-
balance objects such as saucepan lids and vases as diabolos.
(c) 1990 Pub.: 162pp. $19.95 Binding: P
260pp. $2.00 Binding:
(c) 1988 Pub.: Klutz Products pp. $9.95 Binding: P
(c) Pub.: Wilshire Bk. Co. pp. $3.00 Binding: P
(c) 1989 Pub.: Piccadilly Bks. pp. $4.95 Binding: P
138pp. $8.95 Binding: P
(c) 1987 Pub.: Brian Dube 128pp. $16.95 Binding: H
(c) 1990 Pub.: Ernest Graphics Press 94pp. $ Binding: P
The only book on the subject. Contact juggling is when you manipulate one or
more balls so they seem to flow over your body. There were a few problems with
the release of this book as Michael Moschen, who came up with many of the moves,
felt that people were copying his ideas without thinking about it. There's
loads of stuff on this so I won't go into it. The book is very clear and easy
to understand and I'd recommend it.
(c) 1971 Pub.: Franklin, Burt, Pub. pp. $23.50 Binding:
(c) 1988 Pub.: Piccadilly Bks. pp. $7.95 Binding: P
(c) 1992 Pub.: Jugglebug 574pp. $14.95 Binding: P
Just about everything related to juggling is discussed. This book is good for
teaching beginners and intermediate jugglers. Seasoned jugglers will find this
book to be an excellent resource, but may be frustrated by the brevity with
which Finnigan treats the advanced tricks. There is an additional section on
making money through juggling.
(c) 1989 Pub.: Brian Dube 160pp. $21.95 Binding: H
(c) 1987 Pub.: Sterling Publishing Co. 96pp. $9.95 Binding: P
(c) Pub.: Cascade Books pp. $ Binding: P
56pp. $ Binding: P
The book deals with two main types of tricks and sees how far they will go. The
string, cat's cradle, knots, and body throws are discussed. There is also an
additional section with a few more grinds and suicides.
60pp. $ Binding: P
This book takes two tricks; a grind in which the diabolo is caught on the
handstick, and a suicide which is letting go of one or both of the handsticks,
and takes them as far as they will go. The diagrams and descriptions are clear
though the jokes are a bit poor.
96pp. $ Binding: P
This book is all about two or more diabolos. It starts from the beginning and
takes you up to the tricks that the best diaboloists in the UK are just getting.
It's clearly explained and actually makes sense a lot of the time. I like it
(c) 1967 Pub.: Charles E. Tuttle, Co., Inc. pp. $4.95 Binding: P
(c) 1977 Pub.: Random House, Inc. pp. $6.95 Binding:
(c) 1990 Pub.: Brian Dube pp. $ Binding: P
This book is fairly old. It dates back to the time when club swinging was just
considered an excercise. It is one of the most incomprehensible books I have
come across. I do know of one person who has learned to club swing from it, but
most people just use it as a reference.
(c) 1983 Pub.: Spiritwood Pubs. 200pp. $12.95 Binding: P
(c) 1990 Pub.: Brian Dube 107pp. $9.95 Binding: P
As far as I know this is the only devilstick book around. I've heard mixed
reviews on it. It has a good section on the history of Devil Stick.
(c) Pub.: (awaiting publication)
I've only seen a German copy of this but it should be out soon (that's what
they've been saying for the past 3 years now though). It starts at the basics
and takes you through quite a few tricks. It then goes onto games and partner
work. There is also a nice section on the history of the diabolo.
(c) 1987 Pub.: Finesse Press 266pp. $14.95 Binding:
(c) 1986 Pub.: Lerner Publishing Co. 48pp. $8.95 Binding:
(c) Pub.: Solipaz Publishing Company 187pp. $27.95 Binding:
For years this was the only diabolo book on the market. It starts from getting
the diabolo going and shows you a few tricks. I wouldn't buy it if I were you.
(c) 1990 Pub.: Firefly Books, Ltd. 80pp. $9.95 Binding: P
(c) 1986 Pub.: Brian Dube 362pp. $59.95 Binding:
The only book on club passing as yet. This starts at the basics and teaches
mainly tricks but also some simple two-hand patterns and patterns for 7 and 8
clubs. I'm slightly biased, but I think it's clear and easy to understand.
This isn't due out for a few months yet, but I've seen the drafts. It covers
basic moves in both club swinging and pole manipulation and goes up to some
fairly complicated stuff. It looks fairly easy to understand although I haven't
sat down and worked through it.