Friday Feb 06 2009 comments Controlled Spin By: Photos by Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal -A +A Buy This Photo Now Melbourne-Weaver tosses the diabolo into the air. After mastering one diabolo, people can advanced to juggling multiple ones. Maddie Riley gets help from Corby. Lee Melbourne-Weaver figured out quickly how to get the juggling prop spinning. With students sharing the diabolos with one or two other friends, Alx Corby, right, helps them, including Brittany Bonitata, get the rhythm of spinning the toys. As part of the group Jester Games, stationed in Los Angeles, Alex Corby operates out of Oakland and travels to different schools promoting diabolo. The cone-shaped spool is whirled and tossed using a string tied between two sticks. Corby brought 50 sets of diabolos for E.V. Cain students to play with on Friday. Corby does a one-armed leg orbit. After the students got to try the diabolo themselves, Corby shows more advanced moves. Lucas Carlucci, right, tosses the diabolo from his strings to Lee Melbourne-Weaver, foreground, who catches it on his own. Surrounded by strings, sticks and flying plastic objects on Friday, E.V. Cain 8th grader Chris Fahey, right, gets help from P.E. teacher Trez Stack spinning a diabolo, an ancient Chinese toy. Alex Corby, of Jester Games, demonstrated how to use the toy before letting the kids play with one of 50 that he brought for the day. "Anything that encourages kids to be active, that piques their interest to challenge themselves is great," said Carol Stryker, another P.E. teacher helping with the event.