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 on: Today at 10:00:42 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
Chris provided a photo of the Neff Knex string maker that I included on the first post. I didn't realize it came with the wooden anchor plate!

More than half of the tickets sold!

Four prizes for just 50 tickets: the odds of winning are good!
But the spinning top community always wins!

 on: Today at 12:48:51 AM 
Started by studio42 - Last post by cecil
If I can get my Grandson to drive me I would love to go. I can't set behind the wheel for more than a hour. Or I'm asking for trouble.

 on: May 23, 2017, 10:12:18 PM 
Started by studio42 - Last post by ta0
Argh! I was planning to go to Nats this year but I will be judging a spintop contest in Colombia those same days!  :(
It'd have been nice to see Rich again and the other guys I only used to meet in Chico.

I hope somebody steps up to judge and make sure the spintop contest happens.

 on: May 23, 2017, 08:38:46 PM 
Started by studio42 - Last post by jmadrigal
It is a drive but I will make it to throw tops in Chico.  :D

 on: May 23, 2017, 07:46:25 PM 
Started by studio42 - Last post by studio42
The US National YoYo Contest returns to Chico in 2017, from October 6-8.

I'm not sure if spintops have been invited. I'm going to cut a stupid-cheap bid for "Music director" since my gear load-out will be extremely minimal. Even less since I won't need the wireless mics in the rig, just the mixer and a bunch of cables and computer accessories.

Just starting the conversation. I am currently working on BAC preparations as well as for my gig for Memorial Day so I'm too pre-occupied to deal with this further at the moment. I doubt I will be "contest ready" by then. That's not to say I'm not going to try though. I know my progress goes slow.

 on: May 23, 2017, 07:36:56 PM 
Started by trav1121 - Last post by trav1121
I think the new go-to place for Spintastics is I think I read somewhere on here they aren't being discontinued.  I am guessing they do big runs to build stock then push them out to market in waves. It probably makes more sense for them to do it this way.

They got some good pricing too. Lower than YYE and YoYoSam.

I like their stuff. I do like other stuff better but I would not mind buying more Trompos and QSH tops when I have some funds available for that(month or two)
Yoyoplay is actually more expensive than Yoyosam(on most of the tops). Yoyosam offers free shipping on all orders 10$ or more but you have to spend 50$ on Yoyoplay for their free shipping(shipping for a top is around 5$ or so). Yoyosam also has a reward program(that gives discounts with points) and will usually give 5$ off coupons and stickers with your order(not sure about yoyoplay). Yoyoplay does have more variety as far as colors and different tops though(like way more variety lol). Tbh I've never played with any top better than Spintastics(I've only played with bearing kings, duncan tournament, imperial, and elec-tricks) I'm sure there are better tops for a higher price but as someone said earlier, you just can't beat Spintastics for the price. I've got my lassos more consistent with this top and I'm now looking to buy a bearing version to practice rollercoaster to hand, and although you can't regen bearing tips, it should allow me more spin time to get the trick down before doing it with a fixed tip.

 on: May 23, 2017, 06:56:40 PM 
Started by lincolnrick - Last post by Watts' Tops
It was good to see my friend Brad Byers spinning again.  The 8 inch Watts' Top is solid oak and quite heavy.  Made him two like that.

 on: May 23, 2017, 05:24:29 PM 
Started by Jeremy McCreary - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
Oh my!!!  That is some crazy stuff.  I suddenly do not feel so warm today.

 on: May 23, 2017, 03:56:29 PM 
Started by Jeremy McCreary - Last post by Jeremy McCreary
Not exactly a top due to the hydrostatic support, but close...

This Finnish couple clearly loves rotary motion as much as we do. They're just better equipped than most of us and sometimes take it in different directions than we usually do. Would love to go visit them and get in on some of the fun.

 on: May 23, 2017, 03:16:56 PM 
Started by Jeremy McCreary - Last post by jim in paris

good vid, Thanx...

"all you have to do is to give it a really good look at what's going on."

this statement can be applied to many different topics:16th century poetry comes to my mind; about John Donne's works, I tell the students to READ  ;)


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