Originally Posted by tbuggle
Again, the diablo does NOT move with the gripper, but they are both attached to the tension head.
I know. If it was a seperate piece, it wouldn't take stress off the gripper.
It would pull string ==> diabolo ==> gripper.
It is because they are attached, it will help relieve. The gripper plates will have to work less hard because the diabolo carries part of the weight.
It's like a pair of pliers. If you wind the string around the handle of the pliers, you'll have to squeeze less hard to be able to pull the same tension before the string slips. Same principle.