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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #75 on: August 03, 2019, 11:41:30 PM »

Welcome to the forum, Mark!

Canada has had some very good top players since the early 2000s (Justin and Pico from the Yoperation group) and it was time one finally competed!

Really looking forward to meeting you in a few days.
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #76 on: August 04, 2019, 12:24:26 AM »

Hi Mark.  Good to have you here.  I saw a number of Toronto Yo-Yo group shirts at Cleveland for the last world championships.  Were you there for that?  I had some good conversations with a couple different guys and talked to them about Jack.  Seemed like all the TYY guys were pretty cool.  I look forward to seeing your group again!!
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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #77 on: August 04, 2019, 01:40:30 AM »

Hey likewise Jorge! Really nice reception. And yes I actually do know Justin and likely Pico from the Yoperation group in the early 2000s, where we'd compete in top spinning against each other in Montreal back in the day, around the corner from Le Valet d'Coeur game shop that sold tops and return tops (still there today!).

the Earl of Whirl cheers! I wasn't in Cleveland in 2016 actually, I try to not mention this often but I had a major head injury in June of 2016 that kept me off work for several months (and away from Cleveland unfortunately). A few of the YoYoToronto people will be there again, not sure whom you were referring to, I know Wayne Ngan is going and he was there in 2016 (and spins tops too). I think Yeti is also going, Yeti's been involved with return tops and maybe tops for likely a couple of decades now, at least certainly in the Canada and Toronto scene. Mason Lee is going for the final day; first timers will be Tony Sung for 5A, Sammy Park for 2A, and Jacky Le for hanging out and showing/teaching us all his insane 1A tricks lol. Should be great. And looking forward to meeting you as well!

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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #78 on: August 04, 2019, 12:00:56 PM »




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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #79 on: August 04, 2019, 05:06:51 PM »

So, butterfingers and mailman......are you bringing your ukeleles?
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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #80 on: August 04, 2019, 06:01:13 PM »

its logo for spinning top  tee shirt  happy hollidays bye ludo
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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #81 on: August 04, 2019, 08:11:03 PM »

So, butterfingers and mailman......are you bringing your ukeleles?

I'm not sure, as I am flying in this year.  I hadn't thought about it, actually....
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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #82 on: August 04, 2019, 08:37:19 PM »

@ta0 yes!! Also cool to have a digital version of it now on a bigger screen.
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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #83 on: August 04, 2019, 10:18:04 PM »

Mailman, I will bring one for you to play while I play the melodica.  Is butterfingers coming?
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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #84 on: August 05, 2019, 12:02:05 AM »

Thanks to Jakub who sent it by DHL at his own expense, the Jim Boehm corkscrew trophy will be up for grabs at Worlds.



Last time there was a corkscrew competition (in Iceland) we changed the format (fastest 3 consecutive 5-wrap corkscrews from one throw, if I recall correctly) but this year we will probably go back to most wraps in one throw.

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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #85 on: August 05, 2019, 10:03:12 AM »

Mailman, I will bring one for you to play while I play the melodica.  Is butterfingers coming?

Yes, he is coming, also....
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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #86 on: August 05, 2019, 11:50:41 AM »

Got medals for those coming, including 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the Sport Division: if you don't freestyle (and you haven't in the past), you should try the Sport trick list. It would be out of the stage, so no pressure.
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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #87 on: August 05, 2019, 12:08:24 PM »

Thanks to Jakub who sent it by DHL at his own expense, the Jim Boehm corkscrew trophy will be up for grabs at Worlds.

Love the trophy -- classic Boehm whimsy on display!

Can't see if there are symmetrical holes in the far side of the rotor. Does it spin well as a finger or palm top?
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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #88 on: August 05, 2019, 07:58:34 PM »

Wondering if there would be any interest in a workshop on maintenance, modding, etc. at Worlds or Whirled, and anyone who would be willing to share their knowledge and skills.
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Re: 2019 World Contest
« Reply #89 on: August 05, 2019, 08:31:13 PM »

Can't see if there are symmetrical holes in the far side of the rotor. Does it spin well as a finger or palm top?

These are old photos:







It's a palm top, but the idea is that it can only be spun if it has a cork, so you are required to open a bottle first!  ;D
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