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Pepe

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2019, 08:39:38 PM »

I love the Tortoise and the Hare set up that John shared. I was able to add one like it to my collection recently. It's a really nice effect.

For a close up situation you might get some mileage from a plate regeneration. I found this video post from Tao that shows the technique.

https://www.ta0.com/tricks/plate_regen.html

I cannot see the video but I foud one on the internet, really interesting!!!!!
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Pepe

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2019, 08:41:13 PM »

For most tops, however, I prefer a flat, low-friction arena with a very low lip. Glass microwave oven platters fill the bill nicely and are relatively inexpensive on Amazon. You can see my go-to platter in the video I posted above.

Nice and clever!!
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Pepe

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2019, 08:42:44 PM »

The Hultet Bamboo dish is a convenient arena for many of these types of tops, especially those that 'walk' when spun on the stem since the slope of the surface helps keep them contained.


Many of the Japanese designs could be interesting for the up-close style of presentation



I love the bamboo bowl it looks great, also the japanese top toy is great, do you know where I can find it??
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2019, 04:00:30 AM »

For many more examples of the Japanese tops johnm mentioned, see the current edo goma thread at http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,5717.0.html
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2019, 09:01:59 AM »

There are cool bamboo bowls at IKEA
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Pepe

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2019, 04:04:34 AM »

For a close up situation you might get some mileage from a plate regeneration. I found this video post from Tao that shows the technique.

https://www.ta0.com/tricks/plate_regen.html

Ta0 is in Spain so when we met we discused about this top... you can make this acceleeration with many tops! Im currently training with a YYF Short Cirquit with rounded tip, this happens to be the key!!!

(I would try to make a wooden one)

Thansk fot the idea!!!
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Pepe

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2019, 06:28:53 AM »

Any advice buying a long duration spin top? What about one with motor inside??

Thanks!!
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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2019, 10:43:00 AM »

Any advice buying a long duration spin top? What about one with motor inside??

Thanks!!

The Non-Stop Top is very good and small:

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