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 on: February 13, 2018, 11:43:58 PM 
Started by the Earl of Whirl - Last post by jmadrigal
Humidity would be horrible to have to perform in.

 on: February 13, 2018, 11:24:56 PM 
Started by the Earl of Whirl - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
I am willing to listen to other opinions.  I always had the idea that our humidity was worse around here than in Chico but if people are willing to freestyle outside the park stage would work out nicely.  Yes, we can have backup plans in case of rain or tornados or snow.

PS....I went to a boys basketball game at our local high school tonight.  It was quite an event with Senior Night (to highlight 12th graders) and the large pep band and all the cheer squads.  They even had a hip hop group from the school do a halftime show.  The game was also exciting and dramatic as it was hotly contested and very close.  But the highlight for me was the piece of pepperoni pizza I ate from the concession stand.  It was so good I went back for a second piece of pizza.  The woman waiting on me said "this makes two pieces of pizza for you."  I smiled and said "funny you should say that."

 on: February 13, 2018, 11:15:53 PM 
Started by Mermouy - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
Thanks for the insights, Jim.  Sounds so great.  And Attila....wonderful work with the corkscrew challenge and wonderful attitude (I'm fine with doing it again next year - with more people).  I am happy to read that everything went so well!!!

 on: February 13, 2018, 10:59:02 PM 
Started by the Earl of Whirl - Last post by ta0
For many years the US National yo-yo and spintop contest was on a stage outdoors. I have fond memories  ;)

I have no problem with the outdoor stage, except that there needs to be a second option in case it rains.
The church's stage seems like a very convenient option for us, even if we probably wouldn't have as many of the general public.

Very good ribs, they're almost as good as two pieces of pizza.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
At least I left a memorable quote in spintop lore.

 on: February 13, 2018, 10:47:23 PM 
Started by Mermouy - Last post by ta0
Well, that Attila did it on the stage in front of all that people is impressive and we could agree it's a world record, even though the conditions on the trophy contest were more demanding.

But on the last corkscrew contest, in Reykjavik, we tried something different to win the trophy (I don't recall if this was posted before). The challenge was: who could do more consecutive fixed-length corkscrews (I forgot the number of wraps but it was low) from one throw. We thought this made the competition accessible to more people. But we can go back to the record in the future if people are interested.

 on: February 13, 2018, 08:53:39 PM 
Started by Aerobie - Last post by Aerobie
That guy is spinning his high Cg tops at 12k RPM.   I'll experiment with some string launches too.  But expect more like 4k to 5k RPM.


 on: February 13, 2018, 04:21:16 PM 
Started by the Earl of Whirl - Last post by Eli Hickerson
The American Legion is next to Bullwinkle's Top Hat Bistro (great ribs, right Eli?).

Very good ribs, they're almost as good as two pieces of pizza.

 on: February 13, 2018, 03:23:41 PM 
Started by Mermouy - Last post by Kirk
To me the only difference between this amazing trick and the trophy contest is that in the trophy contest the same string must be used for the entire trick.  I am convinced that Attila could do this with no problem.

 on: February 13, 2018, 03:07:37 PM 
Started by the Earl of Whirl - Last post by Kirk
I thought that Albrecht Hall was only for whip tops :)

 on: February 13, 2018, 02:46:11 PM 
Started by Mermouy - Last post by jim in paris
hello again

Jorge wrote " I don't know if we should consider it the official record as the one by Tyler was established under the corkscrew contest constrains, which included: "3-consecutive failed attempts you are out until next year."

it's a different thing : the corkscrew contest with the trophy turned by P Dyon ,was meant to be a special attraction within the world spintop contest ,hence the special rules

to me
ATTILA owns the world record for corkscrew
it meets all requirements :
over 20 people present
uncut video as a proof
the long string itself was braided in front of the audience

a very skilled player and mature 19 years-old young man

cheers 8)

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