This did the trick!
Review by 2YoungBoys,
Our two boys ages 12 and 7 have gotten bit by the diabolo bug, and this one has made them very happy! It does all the tricks they love, and is very durable.
Review by Ella,
This Diabolo is fantastic. I was thrown off at first, because of the colors on the axle being opposite to what I was used to, but that was the ONLY thing I ever had trouble with. That and my friends taking it from me because it was SO NICE! The weight distribution is practically perfect. It's a great Diabolo for just about anything: improving old tricks, learning new ones, and (best of all) performing!
Never Looking Back
Review by Mako,
The Mister Babache Finesse G4 with Evolution 2 Bearing Axle is my second diabolo. When I say it's my second, I mean it's really my first. The first one I had was so awful that it honestly doesn't deserve a mention at all. I outgrew it as soon as I picked it up. Top spin time: 8 seconds (unmaintained). It was a bad one. So bad, in fact, that I won't even tell you what it was, but I will tell you that you cannot buy it on this site.
When my G4 arrived, I was most struck my the vibrancy of the color. I selected the green one, myself, and couldn't be happier with the choice! This diabolo is visually at its best when in full sun - the translucent rubber really makes the color POP, and it certainly gets a lot of attention, when I'm outside with it.
The reason I bring up this being my second (first real) diabolo is that I'm not terribly skilled with it. That said, the G4 w/E2 has made learning diabolo so much fun, and so much easier! I went from dubious trapezes that would wipe out and fly at my head shortly after landing to alternating trapezes and 7-stack waterfalls INSTANTLY AND FLAWLESSLY. Grinds last forever and a day. This could easily be a record-setting diabolo. Remember that 8-second spin time I was telling you about with my other diabolo? Well, this one is seriously quick. Like, properly fast. Care to venture a guess what this one will do, even in my entirely unskilled hands? Three minutes and thirty-six seconds, so far.
While we're on the subject of wicked speed, I have to throw a couple cautionary bits in the mix. First, clear your play area thoroughly. I had it get away from me, shoot across the living room, into the dining room, and crash, axle-first, into the corner of a steel leg on a bar stool. I now must live with a chipped axle. On the upshot, this does not seem to have impeded the function of the diabolo. At this point, I would also like to point out that is is an extremely durable diabolo, even with the E2 Axle. It is typically very forgiving on drops. Second, and this is important, please mind your knuckles when doing finger grinds or low stick grinds. All that speed (especially with that grippy rubber) can make for some serious friction burns on light contact, so grasp it firmly when you catch it.
When it comes to getting scuffed up, stained, marred and the like, the Finesse G4 is a champ. With some elbow grease and a little acetone, the majority of those marks will come right off. Some won't. Honestly, though, don't sweat it. It just makes it unique... gives it character. One day, those marks will tell the story of your own personal journey through the world of diabolo!
All in all, I couldn't be any happier with this diabolo! I play anywhere from four to ten hours a day, every day. It's light enough to do this comfortably, especially when paired with Henry's Carbon Fiber handsticks and Henry's string, and the noise from the bearing has remained constant for the duration (yes, it really is extremely quiet). Day after day, time after time, this Finesse just keeps making me smile!
Review by HAT,
Bought as a gift for my 7 year old son he absolutely loves it, he can do loads of excellent tricks, throws, grinds etc with it and hasn't had any problems getting to grips with spinning it in only one direction. The bearing allows the Diablo to spins for ages and the rubbery material means it does break when it's dropped. Would definitely recommend this product.