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Current Posts => Latest Spin => Topic started by: studio42 on July 27, 2015, 10:02:44 PM

Title: Quickie 10 Month status update
Post by: studio42 on July 27, 2015, 10:02:44 PM
Sadly, no progress. I stopped playing with skill toys for the most part due to being busy with other things. About the only "big thing" skill toy related was taking pictures for a "throw of the day" project that I may or may not continue with on my Facebook account.

About the only thing I can say I've done is that I've begun using a second string with my Love tops. The stock string is fine for throwing, boomerang and loads of other tricks, but it's too short for doing corkscrew, but when I use a longer string with a spare button, I can nail corkscrew using these tops no problem. The only other progress is that arm walker is a bit easier using the heavier fixed top Quicksilver Hybrid top. I'm currently still trying to find the Spintastics Hornet HP tops for sale in a regular bearing tip, and a regular fixed tip. I may have to call Spintastics for those.

In the meantime, I'm super busy preparing for a show in 2 weeks, and then another big show 3 weeks after that, and then a major 4 day event the week after that, then hoping to be working sound production at the National YoYo Contest in later September.

I haven't lost any enthusiasm, just not sufficient time.
Title: Re: Quickie 10 Month status update
Post by: Kirk on July 27, 2015, 11:51:29 PM
Work can get in the way of tops :( but one must eat.
Title: Re: Quickie 10 Month status update
Post by: Jack on July 27, 2015, 11:57:08 PM
Sadly, no progress. I stopped playing with skill toys for the most part due to being busy with other things. About the only "big thing" skill toy related was taking pictures for a "throw of the day" project that I may or may not continue with on my Facebook account.

About the only thing I can say I've done is that I've begun using a second string with my Love tops. The stock string is fine for throwing, boomerang and loads of other tricks, but it's too short for doing corkscrew, but when I use a longer string with a spare button, I can nail corkscrew using these tops no problem. The only other progress is that arm walker is a bit easier using the heavier fixed top Quicksilver Hybrid top. I'm currently still trying to find the Spintastics Hornet HP tops for sale in a regular bearing tip, and a regular fixed tip. I may have to call Spintastics for those.

In the meantime, I'm super busy preparing for a show in 2 weeks, and then another big show 3 weeks after that, and then a major 4 day event the week after that, then hoping to be working sound production at the National YoYo Contest in later September.

I haven't lost any enthusiasm, just not sufficient time.

keep soldiering on friendo!!! its worth it in the long run. well done so far eh!!!
Title: Re: Quickie 10 Month status update
Post by: studio42 on July 28, 2015, 01:38:41 AM
keep soldiering on friendo!!! its worth it in the long run. well done so far eh!!!

Absolutely agree!
Title: Re: Quickie 10 Month status update
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on July 28, 2015, 11:54:58 AM
Love to hear about the enthusiasm.  Sorry about the lack of time.  I am familiar with it, as (I am sure) all of the other people on the forum.

Like Kirk says, eating is a good thing!
Title: Re: Quickie 10 Month status update
Post by: cecil on July 28, 2015, 01:20:54 PM
I'm retired with no wood lathe. And the family does not want a lathe around. But I'm still able to teach tops, and make them once in a while. Life is GOOD.
Title: Re: Quickie 10 Month status update
Post by: Jack on July 28, 2015, 09:44:09 PM
And the family does not want a lathe around.

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