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Title: Whip Tops
Post by: Zeemo on April 02, 2010, 05:07:36 PM
I came across some great whip top videos showing a vast variety of styles and tops.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  The first dozen are all from the same location and have not been viewed as often as the last two.  I hope these will inspire some interest in this form among some of you.

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This one is children playing with whip tops. (

Different Location - Two handed Whip - Short video (
Title: Re: Whip Tops
Post by: ta0 on April 02, 2010, 07:39:26 PM
Thanks Zeemo!

I wonder what those tops did to deserve so much flagellation  :P

Of the bunch, I found the one below really fascinating; I would like to know more about it: (

The center top is huge!

I wonder if a whip top could be made like a drum and whip it (two handed) to play it.  Jim, you should suggest that to Didier . . .

I would like to see one day somebody control the top with the whip, throwing it up in the air or to a target. That could be the base of a game. The old whip tops in the shape of a mushroom used to be called window breakers because they tended to be grabbed by the whip and flown out.

I still have to check the links on the posts by Whiptop while I was gone on the previous thread on the subject. But lately we have had a surge of whiptop info. By the way, at a rodeo in Uruguay I bought a kind of whip called rebenque used by the gauchos (cowboys). Of course, I looked for one that looked top-ready  ;D
Title: Re: Whip Tops
Post by: Ketzaltlipoka on April 03, 2010, 10:02:17 PM
Great recopilation Zeemo!!!
I think that this is the most ancient, the eldest way known by the man to regenerate a spinning top...and I canĀ“t do it!!! :'(
To get one of those tops is now a real, when my wife makes me angry, instead to vent my anger against her, I will play whit my whiplash top... :D
Title: Re: Whip Tops
Post by: Zeemo on April 04, 2010, 07:58:48 AM
I have a drawing that was given to me by Mike Brown, a juggler / friend who found it while attending a european juggling festival about 20 years ago.  I don't know what country he found it in.  Le Sabot means "the wooden shoe".  Can anyone make some sense of that? (
Title: Re: Whip Tops
Post by: Spinningray on April 04, 2010, 11:33:57 AM
Great drawing Zeemo. How much would something like that weigh if it were real? Maybe a large battery powered gyroscope on which you could balance. Aluminum might work.