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tim

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Siren king
« on: July 10, 2018, 01:25:16 PM »

Hello, I’m Tim, new here.

I am having issues with my Siren King I inherited  from an aunt, and would like to see if someone can help.

I can toss it get it to spin and whistle. My problem is that I cannot get a vertical landing, so it spins at an angle. I cannot get it vertical. The string it came with is 49 inches, maybe I need a longer one? Please help.

I have larger wooden tops that i can spin with no problems. Can’t seem to master the Siren King though...

Any help would be great, thanks.

Tim
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cecil

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Re: Siren king
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 03:05:19 PM »

I have a couple of them and I can do a boomerang with them on standard string. The same string that comes with the Spintastic Gladiator. Also I take a long line with the Gladiator and do a double body cork screw. The Siren King is more for show. Shows what a top can't do.
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Re: Siren king
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 04:59:36 PM »

Welcome to the forum, Tim!

The Siren King is a nice vintage top to have.
The length of the string needed depends on its thickness. But it's probably shorter than what you use with your standard tops.
The wrap should reach just above half-way between the tip and the widest section.
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tim

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Re: Siren king
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 06:49:17 PM »

Right on, glad you have mastered the siren. Niw back to me; how can i throw the thing so it will land vertically? It keeps landing at 45 or so degrees regardless of my grip... what can i do?

Tim
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tim

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Re: Siren king
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 06:51:50 PM »

Thanks for the info about the string. It is about halfway when wrapped. This one is frustrating. I have been throwing it for 2 days and can’t get it to land vertically... 🤨
Tim
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Re: Siren king
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 12:31:48 AM »

Can you upload a video (e.g., youtube). That would be very useful.
And we don't know how you throw your wooden tops.
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Re: Siren king
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 12:59:22 AM »

Also you can turn your hand at different angles to control the position. For my big tops I throw with a curve where the top will come back in a vertical position == tip catch.
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tim

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Re: Siren king
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 10:46:39 AM »

Thanks for the information about hand angles. Sorry i have no video to show.
I throw the bigger wooden ones with a sidearm toss and my hand ends up empty and looking like im going for a handshake after the toss. The same throw will have the siren king land with a tilt.

The siren sound good but that landing is killing me.


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Re: Siren king
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 12:44:47 PM »

Try turning your hand as you throw, so that it ends up palm facing down.
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ta0

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Re: Siren king
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 01:18:00 PM »

You can try to adjust the throw as indicated above. But even if you keep the same throw, there must be a length of string for which the top will end up vertically. Start with a longer string and wrap string around your fingers to shorten it until you find one that works.
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tim

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Re: Siren king
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2018, 03:54:10 PM »

Thanks for the string shortening idea, I will give that a go.

Tim
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Re: Siren king
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 09:49:10 PM »

Welcome tim.  It is good to have you here.  Hope to hear a lot from you.
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Re: Siren king
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 07:08:05 PM »

Good feedback all around.

Always listen with both ears when Tao gives advice.

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tim

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Re: Siren king
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2018, 03:13:58 AM »

Hey, thanks for all the help.
Shorter string did the trick! 👍🏻🙂
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tim

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Re: Siren king
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2018, 03:18:15 AM »

Not that I can any do tricks, just happy to get a good spin.
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