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 on: Today at 06:40:28 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by Zenith
Here is my video of the ta0 patch.
I'm missing the jump with a circular saw, because my operated knee doesn't let me jump yet.


https://youtu.be/xLSQcNSQe6c

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 on: Today at 04:29:59 AM 
Started by Hydrona - Last post by Hydrona
Indoor days are often days to practice throwing to the ground for target accuracy.  Get a frisbee,  then a jar lid, then a bottle cap.  If you can land in a jar lid 50% of the time you are doing pretty well.

Ca you read my mind or something  ;D
I was actually practicing on a big disc this week   :) with my wooden tops.
I finally can throw them to the floor, without problem,   now I have 'modded 'them.
Maybe I can try with my plastic tops next,for  target accuracy .
Im more confident in my indoor throwing,  so maybe it's time to boomerang  (with my lighter tops of course! )
Thanks for the idea,  Kirk  :)


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 on: Today at 01:41:11 AM 
Started by topsnotspinning - Last post by jim in paris
bonjour Monsieur

we haven't been properly introduced : what is your first name , please ?


in the last pic top-wall : i was wondering where the 2 big tops were from?

thanx , for your answer
and welcome on this great forum


jim

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 on: Today at 12:16:07 AM 
Started by topsnotspinning - Last post by topsnotspinning





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 on: Today at 12:14:23 AM 
Started by topsnotspinning - Last post by topsnotspinning
Daniel's daughter donated the McKinley tops to the Gibbs toy museum in Ohio. I did indeed get his Wyandotte bouncing top -- I had one with an intact ball but without the box.

The wooden apples are favorites of ours -- they were placed innocuously on bar shelves and, when patrons wanted to gamble, the barkeeper handed over the "apple." Inside is a horse race roulette game that could be hidden in plain sight when the police came through on unannounced inspections. There is a delicate wooden spike jutting up from the hollowed interior that the "wheel" sits on. Spinning movement is very smooth; finding them intact with the wooden ball and all six tokens is tough.

Lots of marbles mixed into the collections.




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 on: December 14, 2019, 11:20:12 PM 
Started by Hydrona - Last post by Kirk
Indoor days are often days to practice throwing to the ground for target accuracy.  Get a frisbee,  then a jar lid, then a bottle cap.  If you can land in a jar lid 50% of the time you are doing pretty well.

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 on: December 14, 2019, 08:45:01 PM 
Started by topsnotspinning - Last post by ta0
Thanks for sharing the photos.  8)

The dancing couple from the article in La Nature/Scientific American is one I definitely would love to have.
Did you get the Wyandotte floating top from Lassanske? That's one I wanted as the ball on mine is out of shape.
I heard from Cyril (who got most of the Marklin tops, including the giant set) that the William McKinley for President Gibbs top and the straw top went to the Smithsonian.

What's inside all those wooden apples?  ??? Tops?
It appears that you also collect marbles.

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 on: December 14, 2019, 03:33:43 PM 
Started by topsnotspinning - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
Yes, welcome!  It has been great to have you silently with us in the past and it will be even better to have you posting with us in the future!!!

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 on: December 14, 2019, 12:44:14 PM 
Started by topsnotspinning - Last post by topsnotspinning
Thanks for the warm welcomes and for the referral to the spintricks site. Of course it must seem obvious to experienced spinners, but simply learning the right way to wind the top (right-handed or left-handed) was extremely helpful. Thanks, Larry D.!

 




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 on: December 14, 2019, 12:13:03 PM 
Started by topsnotspinning - Last post by CUPER
Bienvenido .........

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