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ITSA General Assembly: December 5th - 12th

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 31 
 on: August 19, 2019, 08:18:50 PM 
Started by johnm - Last post by cecil
Brian what happened to you break it you bought it, or at least fix it completely. You always be extra careful with someone’s els property.

 32 
 on: August 19, 2019, 07:52:26 PM 
Started by Renee - Last post by MarkHayward
Excellent! Thank you so much!

Top goods from NY... yeah, I got a guy   :D

 33 
 on: August 19, 2019, 06:51:17 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Trip
Yeah, but my yoyo club is full of weirdos :-P

Edit - found it. Thanks!

 34 
 on: August 19, 2019, 06:45:06 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by Eli Hickerson
I hope they get that straightened out.  I was very impressed with your freestyle, and really want to see it again.  Some tricks happen so quick when you're watching in real time, that it's hard to catch the details.  Too bad we don't have instant replays.  I have no hope of ever reaching your skill level, but there are always things to learn from watching someone else spin.  Thanks, for expanding the concept of what is possible with a spin top.

I appreciate it, we should have recorded them ourselves but I’m sure someone would have gotten all mad at us so oh well.

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.

 35 
 on: August 19, 2019, 06:14:05 PM 
Started by Renee - Last post by butterfingers
I'm coming this weekend!!! I'm thrilled!

Hey Rochester NY crew: Don Olney has a bunch of top buttons for me, is there any chance one of you could bring them along this weekend? Not a huge deal, but if you have space, it would be great. Thanks.
I can bring the shipment to you. Happy to do it. I'll see if Don and I can get together in the next few days. However, you must refer to me as your 'New York Connection' for the entire weekend and act like we're bad guys when we make the exchange in Miamisburg. Deal? ...and I will be referring to the buttons as 'the goods' from now on.


- I just spoke with Don and I will be picking up the goods tomorrow afternoon.

 36 
 on: August 19, 2019, 05:36:21 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by kevinm
Read the sticky on the YYE spin top forum, 'getting started with spin tops', it explains some string length issues.
Your top being sideways could be the string length if it is consistently hitting the same way, or it could be your release.
So... yes, they may or may not be related.
The string I am using on my Short Circuit is a few inches shorter than the sting that came with the top, which is 64" but the string I am using is a little thicker, so it actually comes up a tiny bit higher on the top when it is wound up. The 64" string works well though, yours might have come with a shorter string.
You can learn more about spin tops at your local library, or attend your neighborhood yo-yo club!

 37 
 on: August 19, 2019, 04:46:23 PM 
Started by jim in paris - Last post by mailman
This ride would be very bouncy...and likely great fun resulting in women with busted corsets! I can't tell from the photos how the ride would be reset - how are the carriages / cars returned to the top of the ride? I also wonder if the ride stalled how the motion would be restored.

I see a "track" to the left edge of the ride, which looks wide enough to roll the cars back up to the top on their sides.  Maybe with the help of a winch?

 38 
 on: August 19, 2019, 04:29:42 PM 
Started by Trip - Last post by Trip
1. How do I know how long the string should be?

2. Why does my top always hit the floor sideways?

3. Are these related?

Sorry for the extra question :-P

 39 
 on: August 19, 2019, 04:02:15 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
"It was impressive" Jose says.  Stuff like that is what makes this place so special!!!  I am so glad we can openly talk about things and still support one another.  That is very special in this sometimes crazy world.

Here are a couple more thoughts before I turn all my attention to this coming weekend and nationals:

-I am not a big gift giver but I have had the recent honor of sharing some of Don Olney's collection.  I am always floored by those who often go out of their way to share spinning gifts.  Big thanks to Marco Palma and the Cometa crew for their kind gifts to everyone.

-Cleveland has often gotten a lot of bad press but now it will forever be a special place for me as I look back on the two great world gatherings there.

-I miss Jose's two children.  They brought a lot of life to our lives in Cleveland and they are good top spinners, too! 

-I still am smiling about the accidental finding of the words "made in Canada" on a wooden yoyo and the pleasant look it brought Mark when I gave it to him.

-It is hard to find someone who thinks like me.  Jim Neff, thanks for your four suitcases of fun and thanks for being my friend.

-Wilson reminded me, once again, about the power of our spinning activity.  As we looked through his cell phone pictures I was stunned with how his trompo opened so many doors.  From meeting famous athletes to getting better seats at sporting events to spinning scenes around his many journeys.....it was impressive.

-What an honor it is to hang out and throw with world class spinners.  What an honor it is to be able to report to others about our activities.  Thanks for your thanks about the "top news."

-It is always fun to fall "on purpose" and see the reaction.  As I start to push 70 I notice that my fake falls are getting bigger reactions.  Thanks for the fun to all who were in the top room when I threw my little bike into a bunch of chairs and laid on the ground groaning.



 40 
 on: August 19, 2019, 02:26:43 PM 
Started by Renee - Last post by MarkHayward
I'm coming this weekend!!! I'm thrilled!

Hey Rochester NY crew: Don Olney has a bunch of top buttons for me, is there any chance one of you could bring them along this weekend? Not a huge deal, but if you have space, it would be great. Thanks.

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