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Title: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: jim in paris on December 28, 2018, 03:07:19 AM
salut la Compagnie !

two medium wirewalkers filmed a week ago :nothing extraordinary , but a good light ..
the tiles on the floor were very slippery
now i'm trying to make the top do a curve, like at a 90° angle
it doesn't work with just a pole, i think the nylon line should be manipulated by a helper
we'll try that in Marines for sure ////

have fun watching

vid 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9PDHtx2j5g

vid 2

https://youtu.be/Nem1A2kBCAU

jim
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: paxl13 on December 28, 2018, 10:02:51 AM
Good job, made me smile this morning!!!
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on December 28, 2018, 02:27:22 PM
It is neat to see a top drop into a container but there is something special about a top that hits the wall and then falls into a basket.  Nice job.  Thanks for the laughs!!!
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: vegabomb on December 28, 2018, 02:43:35 PM
So awesome!
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: CUPER on December 28, 2018, 03:09:06 PM
wooo felicidades amigo jim.............
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: Ludo on December 28, 2018, 03:49:52 PM
VERY GOOD NEXT PUT THE SPINTOP INSIDE
Father Christmas hood  BYE LUDO
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: SpinLynn on December 31, 2018, 01:37:00 AM
Such fun videos. Thanks for posting them.
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: butterfingers on December 31, 2018, 10:34:15 AM
Would you post a close up photo of the top? I am interested in giving this a try but I'm unclear regarding the requirements for an effective wire walking tip. I have several tops that are similar to yours but I suspect I will need to modify the tip to be successful.
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: ta0 on January 01, 2019, 12:51:48 PM
now i'm trying to make the top do a curve, like at a 90° angle
it doesn't work with just a pole, i think the nylon line should be manipulated by a helper
we'll try that in Marines for sure ////
jim
That's a great idea! I think with a helper you should be able to make it work.

This looks to be from China:

https://imgur.com/sCLvZcA
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: jim in paris on January 01, 2019, 01:34:49 PM
oh oh !
excellent! all the elements are perfectly controlled
left hand catch on the pole ,quick wrap around ,long ride over 70 ft, explode the balloon at the end !

hats off //i'm loving it

jim
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: cecil on January 01, 2019, 03:48:50 PM
Top is about 4 1/2 diameter Red Oak and Poplar wood hallow. Big tip with about 1/2 neck = 121 feet. About 18 pound fishing line.
https://youtu.be/w6-QZCUR0bQ
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: cecil on January 01, 2019, 03:52:36 PM
Start with stock Rip Cord. Four pound fishing line.
https://youtu.be/7MFX7mlDhXg
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: jim in paris on January 02, 2019, 01:06:35 AM
hello butterFingers
following your request :Would you post a close up photo of the top? I am interested in giving this a try but I'm unclear regarding the requirements for an effective wire walking tip. I have several tops that are similar to yours but I suspect I will need to modify the tip to be successful.

about the tips
in this vid the 2 most common tips appear
the thin one which i use and the fat one which gives a faster wirewalker
with more torque

at exactly 025" from the start

https://youtu.be/eWR6_OE6BbY?t=24

hope it helps

jim
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: cecil on January 02, 2019, 02:59:43 PM
https://youtu.be/IBBUapr8RRs

A stock Spintastic spin top.
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: paxl13 on January 03, 2019, 01:30:37 PM
A stock Spintastic spin top.

Is this the C tip or the A tip ?? The C tip feels pretty bad at wirewalking with a big string ( like we use for regenerations play )

Thanks for the info cecil!

Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: cecil on January 03, 2019, 06:54:40 PM
This is the standard tip fat neck With four pound fishing line. Tao did it first. It was fun - give it a try and share a video. At this time I'm working with two black and maple, 3 3/4 diameter trick fighters. The longest hit is 25 feet.
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: Pepe on January 04, 2019, 06:00:17 AM
Great compilation of videos and tip info!!

Thansk!!!
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: Pepe on April 22, 2019, 03:54:55 AM
I was about to start a new thread but I think this is the one  that has more tips on long wire walkers.

I just started learning to do them, im focusing in the first part, the boomerang and I just wanted to add one light if you are strugling wiht it because I just noticed...  :o The thickness of the rope is really important if you whant to do a boomerang with a taiwan top (tuoluo)

The rope you get when ordering from kostas is great for target but not for boomerangs... is almost impossible! the top doest come back!! But... if you use a thicker one (just a little bit thicker) the boomerang will work.  :-* :-*

I checked many many videos and I noticed that the taiwan top top players use a rope a little bit thicker rope (even for target)


(https://i.ibb.co/nw2xyjY/string-coparison.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PrpqygP)


With a super thick rope I finally managed to do the boomerang start...

https://youtu.be/U6f3NDvo5k0

Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on April 22, 2019, 06:31:19 AM
Hey!  That looks great.  I like that you are doing it in a park with kids around.  I did not think you could do that with such a thick rope.  Good work!!!
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: butterfingers on April 22, 2019, 07:08:31 AM

about the tips
in this vid the 2 most common tips appear
the thin one which i use and the fat one which gives a faster wirewalker
with more torque

at exactly 025" from the start

https://youtu.be/eWR6_OE6BbY?t=24

hope it helps

jim

Thanks, Jim! That is a big help....Now that I can go outside again I'll be giving this a try.
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: butterfingers on April 22, 2019, 07:11:31 AM
https://youtu.be/IBBUapr8RRs

A stock Spintastic spin top.

Thanks for posting this, Cecil. I'll be working on this in the next few weeks. I have the Spintastics tops...we'll see if I can duplicate your run!
Title: Re: wirewalkers+basket
Post by: Pepe on April 22, 2019, 08:23:13 PM
Hey!  That looks great.  I like that you are doing it in a park with kids around.  I did not think you could do that with such a thick rope.  Good work!!!

The rope Im talking is the one user to wind the spin top, the white one does not word for boobmerang, a thicker one like the blue one or thicker works like a charm!

(https://i.ibb.co/nw2xyjY/string-coparison.jpg)

Did any of you manage to d a proper boobmerang with the white rope??

(The nylon for the wire walker is standard 8KG)