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 on: Today at 12:54:07 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by jim in paris

Uruguay should make it ! 8)


jim

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 on: Today at 12:51:25 AM 
Started by Turegano - Last post by jim in paris
Félicitations ! that's a great achievement .;
and this kind of paper will be useful for future projects

Go Fernando !

jim

 3 
 on: June 19, 2018, 10:27:14 PM 
Started by Iacopo - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
Stunning!

 4 
 on: June 19, 2018, 08:30:19 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
today last run of the first matches
I plan to watch Senegal-Poland at 5pm
hopefully there will be one team from the African continent to qualify ;)
jim
Senegal won! That was the second surprise of the day, after Colombia lost to Japan.
And Russia is the surprise team, so far!
If tomorrow Uruguay beats Saudia Arabia (it should!), Russia and Uruguay will be the first teams qualifying for the knockout phase.

I see there was fairly good support in Iceland for their team.  It was reported that during their match with Argentina that 99.6 percent of the TV's that were on in Iceland were tuned into that game.  99.6!!!. That is amazing.
Perhaps the explanation is that everybody in the country has at least a cousin in the team!  ;D ;D ;D
Actually, I overhead a tourist guide in Reykjavik joke in the same vein. He was pointing at buildings across the bay and explaining what they were. On the first one he said something like "my cousin Olaf works there". On the second one: "my uncle Erik is a manager there". Only when he pointed at the third one and said his brother worked there, I realized what was going on.  :-[

 5 
 on: June 19, 2018, 08:19:39 PM 
Started by Iacopo - Last post by ta0
So nice a top, as always.  8) And the videos make them justice.

Thanks for making them and sharing their beauty!

 6 
 on: June 19, 2018, 03:41:45 PM 
Started by Iacopo - Last post by Iacopo
Here is another top with taper joint for replaceable tips.
In this case the tips are simple balls, with diameter 3/16"; 
balls of whatever material can be used, from inexpensive ones like those made of carbon steel or teflon, to more expensive like ruby balls.  When a tip is weared, it is simply replaced, which is an easy task. 
The top maintains a good balance, after a tip replacement, thanks to the characteristic precision of taper joints.

In any case, if perfect balance is wanted, it is possible to fine tune it, thanks to the screws in the flywheel, by which it is possible to shift slightly the position of the center of mass of the top, and to align it exactly with the tip.  When this is done, the wobbling due to unbalance disappears completely.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSCqCPD79iY


In the following video I explain how to adjust the position of the screws:

https://youtu.be/83dlHf7ZyuY?t=185

 7 
 on: June 19, 2018, 02:24:19 PM 
Started by Turegano - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
Buen trabajo, Fernando!!!

That is great.  Congratulations!!!

 8 
 on: June 19, 2018, 09:55:10 AM 
Started by Turegano - Last post by Kirk
Fernando,
Good Job!
Kirk

 9 
 on: June 19, 2018, 09:53:28 AM 
Started by DeFoe - Last post by Kirk
Welcome Anthony,
The list of tricks that start with a trapeze throw is very long.  The gateway skill for these is to learn how to control the angle of the top while hanging on the string.  Move toward the point to make it stand up. Toward the crown to lay low.  A short list:
Trapeze to hand
Around the world
upside down merry go round
elevator (manual style)
High toss
whip catch
tip grab (bearing tops)
drumbeat
hop the fence
Also try to learn to drop the top from your hand (regular throw) onto the string.

 10 
 on: June 19, 2018, 08:51:16 AM 
Started by Turegano - Last post by Turegano
hello everyone I want to share an achievement with more effort and dedication I have been able to achieve my goals and this is one of them the highest educational and cultural authority recognizes the work I do in my country to teach traditional games the secretary of culture and the national council for culture and the arts offer us this recognition we share with you our colleagues, but for more we see you in shanghai

In spite of everything we continue advancing

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