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 21 
 on: Today at 12:08:06 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by Austen
Jose play more than 4min for his freestyle?Is there any mistake by music person?or 4min is rule?Other player play just 3min,i think.

I do not want to make any argument for results,but did not realize until I saw video.

 :o :o :o :o :o
Music guy mistake! :-[ :-[ :-[
I'm very sorry! This is incredible.  :'(
I'll talk with the other judges. As head judge I want to give my most sincere apologies to all the competitors, including Jose.

Has there ever been a situation like this before? Is this a first for the spintop community?

 22 
 on: August 19, 2019, 11:51:29 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by Austen
I asked to them,now unlocked your freestyle!(just mistake)

I noticed that it was private.  Can't wait to see yours again, it was impressive.

Thanks man, I was rewatching some of them and I must say you’re a braver man than me for doing knife stab with a big top. I’m always a little scared to try that one.
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I can see the video but it is not allowed in the United States. Can you tell them to allow this ?

 23 
 on: August 19, 2019, 11:37:40 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by Taka
I asked to them,now unlocked your freestyle!(just mistake)

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I noticed that it was private.  Can't wait to see yours again, it was impressive.

Thanks man, I was rewatching some of them and I must say you’re a braver man than me for doing knife stab with a big top. I’m always a little scared to try that one.

 24 
 on: August 19, 2019, 11:02:10 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
Jose play more than 4min for his freestyle?Is there any mistake by music person?or 4min is rule?Other player play just 3min,i think.

I do not want to make any argument for results,but did not realize until I saw video.

 :o :o :o :o :o
Music guy mistake! :-[ :-[ :-[
I'm very sorry! This is incredible.  :'(
I'll talk with the other judges. As head judge I want to give my most sincere apologies to all the competitors, including Jose.

 25 
 on: August 19, 2019, 10:45:45 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by Taka
Jose play more than 4min for his freestyle?Is there any mistake by music person?or 4min is rule?Other player play just 3min,i think.

I do not want to make any argument for results,but did not realize until I saw video.

 26 
 on: August 19, 2019, 10:11:07 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Jeremy McCreary
Thanks, ta0 and Mike! I'm going to try all those things.

 27 
 on: August 19, 2019, 09:57:27 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
I was answering this but then I see ta0 is giving good tips and guiding you to excellent advice from Chris Neff.  Since I already have this typed out, I will post it anyways.

As I have worked with people, here are the main reasons I see that cause tops to not land upright.

-the string is too long
-the arm is bent and not straight
-the throw is more of a scoop which makes the tip point backwards
-you might be starting with the point up but it tilts back before the release
-after the throw you may be raising your hand instead of keeping it aimed out toward the ground

You can throw with a longer string but then one needs to compensate with a point that is more forward.  You can also throw with a bent arm but then you need to compensate to make sure the point is released at a different angle.  I often see people make the mistake of throwing with the point too far back rather than too far forward.  Good luck!!!

 28 
 on: August 19, 2019, 09:51:42 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by ta0
Here is the link to that nice write up by Neff on yoyoexpert: https://forums.yoyoexpert.com/t/getting-started-with-spin-tops/23363

That you are a tall guy doesn't mean that you need longer string. It's not like a yo-yo: the string length (actually, length-thickness combination) depends on the top, not the player height.

 29 
 on: August 19, 2019, 09:46:45 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
I just re-watched the freestyles just for fun without trying to analyze them, as a player/spectator not a judge. Thanks again to everybody who competed, it was great!
I'll comment after Eli's is available and I watch them all again.

YoyoSam had a nice variety of tops for sale. Talking to the owner he said this last year spintop sales picked up by about 30%.





Several people during the contest commented that they felt there was a good vibe around tops and tops seemed to be in the verge of something good . . .

 30 
 on: August 19, 2019, 08:29:18 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Jeremy McCreary
Yeah, but my yoyo club is full of weirdos :-P

You should hear what they say about top players.

BTW, my tops never land vertically enough, either. Figured it had something to do with the space-time vortex in the basement. >:D

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