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ITSA General Assembly: December 5th - 12th

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 11 
 on: May 22, 2019, 10:39:04 PM 
Started by paxl13 - Last post by ta0
Are these wheels of fortunes ? If not, any tip, I think I could start pulling a touch earlier when the top is falling ... ( not sure tho.. ) This is the first time I'm able to do them semi-continously and they are regenerating. This run was rather short but after I did a 20x after and it was still going strong :)
Almost. I would call them quasi-continuous wheel-of-fortune. And you already figured out what you have to do: "start pulling a touch earlier when the top is falling". That will force the top to precess so you don't have to wait at the bottom.
To me Wheel of Fortune when done smoothly feels like a magical trick.

 12 
 on: May 22, 2019, 08:13:44 PM 
Started by kevinm - Last post by paxl13
I'm going to try to give you some advice! You need to do the inverse of stabilizing the top on your hand. When the top lean enough, you put the top on the string. Then let it fall, and as it falls you want to make it travel in space towards the crown just enough so that it ends up horizontal at the bottom of the string!

I'm not sure this was helpful but I'm sure others will have other tricks!!!
Keep spinnin'

 13 
 on: May 22, 2019, 07:42:04 PM 
Started by kevinm - Last post by kevinm
Can anyone explain the secret to dropping a top forward into a trapeze mount, like in the beginning of the trick Cable Car? I can do it sometimes, but not with the smoothness or force that it should have. I think I am just letting it almost wobble off on to the string.

 14 
 on: May 22, 2019, 06:58:30 PM 
Started by paxl13 - Last post by paxl13
Keep spinnin' indeed :)

This one isn't for you cecil :P

https://youtu.be/YguT6aS1e_Q

Are these wheels of fortunes ? If not, any tip, I think I could start pulling a touch earlier when the top is falling ... ( not sure tho.. ) This is the first time I'm able to do them semi-continously and they are regenerating. This run was rather short but after I did a 20x after and it was still going strong :)

Anyway. Super proud of theses, weather they are Bastones or Suns or just tricks :P
Cheers y'alls'
Keep spinnin'!!!

Life is awesome!!

 15 
 on: May 22, 2019, 03:02:33 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by MrYo
Enjoy Spain, me and Silvia have left a piece of heart in Valencia. Javi and his family are fabulous hosts and better as friends.

Maurizio

 16 
 on: May 22, 2019, 12:47:52 PM 
Started by silvertop - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
Don called me today to relate an interesting story.  He has a neighbor who had a car accident and is not getting out as much.  Yesterday was a good day for her and she ended up walking over to see Don.  She sheepishly said "I have had this for a while and I just recently found it in a drawer."  She handed him an envelope with his name on it.  It was a letter from me and it had been mistakenly sent to the wrong house.  In it was a check for $2000.00 from money gathered for some of his top collection!!! 

We both laughed and laughed because we had already cancelled the other check and got him the money.  We could not help but chuckle over everything we had gone through to get to this point.
 

 17 
 on: May 22, 2019, 11:52:52 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
Trompo restaurant?!!!  Sounds cool.  And a fun logo for their eatery.  Looks like Figaro is quite happy.  Good picture.

The shot of you next to the aquaduct is a bit scary as it looks like you could very easily slide off into the canyon!!!

 18 
 on: May 22, 2019, 10:06:03 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
A few more photos and stories.

After Pepe's first confirmed regenerations, we celebrated in a kiosk in the park. Great setting in front of the lake, but according to him the worst Spanish Tortilla ever!  ;D That was the only time in Spain when the food was not fantastic. For example, Javier invited me to traditional rabbit paella in Valencia, the birthplace of paella (big rice plantations over there).



During the spintop doldrums of the last couple of years in Spain, Javier has started several other business with the proceeds of the good times. But there might be a pickup of the spintop business soon (more on another post). Here I'm with Figaro in front of one of his two barber shops. As many of you know, Figaro was named after the barber pole pattern and the barber in the Barber of Seville's opera.



There is a video somewhere of Gerardo doing a freestyle on top of this Roman aqueduct. It's not very far from Domeño, the hometown of Trompos Space. If you follow the path to the right, you can actually walk inside other parts of the aqueduct. Javier with his wife and her two sisters took me there and it was well worth the visit.



Figaro taking a seat at the Trompo restaurant:



More later.

 19 
 on: May 22, 2019, 09:31:28 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
How are those days for the competitors (so far the Alabama clan and Kirk)?
I guess because Thursday is the 4th of July holiday and Friday a "bridge", we do not necessary have to have the main event on Saturday. Friday could work well.

 20 
 on: May 21, 2019, 07:24:36 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by CUPER
Woooooo felicidades...

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