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Author Topic: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!  (Read 551 times)

Hydrona

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Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« on: November 29, 2019, 09:13:39 AM »

Hello folks! 

Guess what?
I finally landed a boomerang!
It's all thanks to the great advice of you all,  and the gift I got from Larry D.  ;)
With a modern shaped top, a Saturno Xtreme,  it was much easier.
after a few minutes practicing outside in  my garden, on the grass, I understood the technique.
After what seems like 15 minutes  (after I got a close call sometimes ) I landed a short-lived boomerang.
It bounced off my hand,  before I could correct it.  But the moment was amazing    :D
Im really hooked!  Laughed out loud,  and my cats all looking funny at me,  like 'something wrong? '. ;D
What also really helped,  is the video from Mark Hayward.
He's also left handed! 
https://youtu.be/k_6bhV8_AgM
I'll going to practice and have fun, and update my progress right here. 

See you later!  8)
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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2019, 09:30:10 AM »

Congratulations Hydrona!!!  We all knew you could do it.  Good job hanging in there and not giving up. I also enjoyed watching the Mark Hayward video.  I have not seen that one.
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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2019, 09:34:57 AM »

Congratulations Hydrona!!!  We all knew you could do it.  Good job hanging in there and not giving up. I also enjoyed watching the Mark Hayward video.  I have not seen that one.
Thank you  :)
I could not have done it without all of you guys.
Found the video by accedent while browsing the YoyoExpert forum.  It was posted by Kevinm.
I like the video,  great and clear instructions!
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Hydrona

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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2019, 11:15:40 AM »

Yes!

I landed it again,  this time , it kept spinning for a long time.  :)
So long , I could correct it,  look at it,  and feel it  !
The top spinning on my hand is an amazing feeling.
it's like Kevinm said : it's almost like you have a living thing in the palm of your hand.
It's  like a new door opens up for me.    :D
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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 11:23:28 AM »

Felicidades ahora el trompo te atrapo .....
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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 11:41:37 AM »

Hello folks! 

Guess what?
I finally landed a boomerang!

With your determination I had every confidence it would happen!


BRAVO!!!
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Hydrona

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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2019, 11:44:06 AM »

Thank you Larry D  ;D
I sure going to make you all proud !
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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2019, 01:47:44 PM »

Good job Hydrona!!!

You really have conquered the first wall of top spinning, now all the begginers tricks open to you!!!

Cheers, and keep spinnin!!
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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2019, 02:00:25 PM »

Great News! 
You now have several "gateway skills"
Throwing, correcting & boomerang.
You are on you way!
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Hydrona

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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2019, 06:33:15 AM »

Thanks!
I feel there's no stopping me now :)

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Hydrona

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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2019, 09:08:58 AM »

 I just landed 2 boomerangs in a row! 
And my mom was watching  :D, who was amazed by what I did!
*does a happy dance*
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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2019, 11:11:11 AM »

Congratulations!

Doing a boomerang you will be a spintop EXPERT in the eyes of any non player!  :)

That tutorial from Mark is nice and has great production quality. I just learned something from it: a different way of doing the skyrocket!  :-[ I always wrapped the string around the top with my throwing hand, then let the string from my non-throwing hand fall across the string and pulled up with my throwing hand. Mark's simpler: you wrapped with your non-throwing hand, let the string fall and pull with your throwing hand. Back to basics!  ;D By the way, Mark does a perfect Vulcan Salute for that big scoop. I'm not much of a Trekkie so I place the top between my index and middle finger instead.  ;)
« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 11:31:18 AM by ta0 »
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Hydrona

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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2019, 01:31:50 PM »

Congratulations!

Doing a boomerang you will be a spintop EXPERT in the eyes of any non player!  :)


Thank you Tao  :)
My mom was suprised by how fast I learned it! 
But she does not doubt it , that I am a fast learner .
And thanks to you all, the folks that never let me down, I see my future as a spin top player  :D
After all this time of practice and failure,   I did it,  and I'm proud of myself ! Giving up is not an option!
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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2019, 03:46:15 PM »

By the way, Mark does a perfect Vulcan Salute for that big scoop.
Also Mark is left handed, but he scoops with his right hand.  When I (right handed)do a left hand scoop I use my pinkie finger.
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Re: Boomerang spin top practice ! Succes!
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2019, 06:15:43 PM »

I just landed 2 boomerangs in a row! 
And my mom was watching  :D, who was amazed by what I did!
*does a happy dance*
If you can do it with someone watching, that means you got it!
You will have a bunch of fun with the newer tops. Now it’s time for you to start becoming a string snob, get some custom strings and you will be set!
The 3 phases of learning a trick are,
1: do it 1 time   2: do it with your mouth closed    3: do it with someone watching.
If you did all that, it’s yours.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 06:44:13 PM by kevinm »
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