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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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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2019, 03:23:52 AM »

The Non-Stop Top is very good and small:

Is it motorized?
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ta0

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2019, 10:56:31 AM »

Yes, motorized.
I actually have a different brand from Japan, that Taka gave me before these were widely available, but I believe it's the same top.
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2019, 01:30:54 PM »

Yes, motorized.
I actually have a different brand from Japan, that Taka gave me before these were widely available, but I believe it's the same top.

Alas, can't find any for sale new. How does it use motor to keep it from falling?
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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2019, 02:14:51 PM »

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2019, 02:03:02 PM »

Not the same one, but still interesting.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323683685686



Thanks for the heads up. The Hart Non-Stop Top was the 3rd top I ever bought (saw it at the checkout of an Academy Sports store) and what decided me to start a small (  ::) ;D ;D ;D) collection of tops with scientific interest. The first was the Levitron and the second the Top Secret. That was before my first throw top!
I have discussed that top before (1, 2) but I still need to explain some of its strange behavior.

I waited 24 hours to buy it to give somebody else a chance, but I finally got it as my old red top is a little damaged and rattles. Also mine came in a card, not the box.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2019, 02:23:53 PM by ta0 »
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Rayos

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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2019, 10:33:57 AM »

Ha! Dangit Ta0, I was wringing my hands about whether I should buy that hartman top. ::) I wondered who bought it, even asked the seller about the condition, will you let everyone know how well it spins, the paper says it will spin for 2 hours which is a very long time, and I'm a bit sceptical, I'm sure the internal flywheel could use more fine tuning balance.
I have the non stop top and some other battery powered tops I haven't seen sold online, got them back in '98 at a privately owned dollar store, if I knew the I couldn't find them anymore, I would have bought at dozen.

« Last Edit: May 28, 2019, 10:39:14 AM by Rayos »
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Re: Table Spin tops - for a Performance
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2019, 11:13:14 PM »

Sorry Rayos. I was willing to give somebody else the chance of getting it if he/she really wanted it, but I didn't want to stir competition by disclosing my own interest.

I'm sure the internal flywheel could use more fine tuning balance.
According to the patent, the flywheel should be unbalanced  ???
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