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 on: February 12, 2018, 02:07:23 PM 
Started by Mermouy - Last post by ta0
Thanks for a great report! Everything sounds fantastic!

I'm sure throwing Taiwanese top into a 2.25 m platform must have been lots of fun!

Congrats to Attila on that very impressive corkscrew. But 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."

So, there was no French freestyle contest?

PD: I still haven't done my Marines report . . .  :-[

 on: February 12, 2018, 01:53:15 PM 
Started by the Earl of Whirl - Last post by jim in paris
hello mike

I M O , it doesn't have to be so big !! ;D
20 feet clearance is enough for tops (maybe not for diabolos)
as jose wrote , you could start by visiting and take pictures to compare


 on: February 12, 2018, 01:51:41 PM 
Started by ScottR - Last post by ta0
Man that is COOL! Black and white ebony? Looks similar to some black and white ebony from wood craft I had turned into a duck call barrel a few years ago. Now is that a true S8 made by S8?
The Giulia di Legno, including the one Neff is staring at, were made by Eric Wolff. Follow the links I gave above.

 on: February 12, 2018, 01:49:36 PM 
Started by Mermouy - Last post by jim in paris
salute à tutti

loon plage  has been a great festival!
different from Marines
here in the north of france people are more "rural" more "true"
there is a very strong tradition of wood toys , games played in cafés
"estaminets" , and also because life is rough after the closing of sewing factoties
 and coal mines in the 60-70 ties,the rate of unemployment is high,
 many older and even younger people live on the dole.... as a result (it's my personal analysis)
this creates more truthfulness in the way people behave, talk , question, get involved
wednesday-thursday schools from all around : over a hundred kids of all ages to hear the stories
 of tops told by emmanuel , mermouy and others
friday big snowfall,my train cancelled and rescheduled at noon(..)
saturday sunday a lot of activities and 2 records
precision target with taiwan tops : after elevating the landing zone we ended at 2.25 m (over 7 feet)
corkscrew contest : 22 wraps by Attila (certified by VDOs)

the rest of the acts would need a lot of writing ...
whistling tops , long wirewalker, quentin yoyo ,
 reno diabolo , thierry contact , cuper demos "las technicas de trompos",
 emmanuel thomas philippe , david and family, mermouy never tired demonstraters,
manu:at the mix
Big Up to DORIAN the main organizer of the festival
greetings to Audrey and Ludovic from the museum of ancient toys
Denys the woodturner : very skilled and a master for pedagogy

and finally

LUDO and Karine and Sham the masters-cards for ANY-THING

the only down side is that we couldn't do the freestyles on music contest*
(despite 8 players ready to groove ) :

signing off


today cuper in paris for one more day
spinning around ????
 too many things going on !!

 on: February 12, 2018, 01:41:54 PM 
Started by ScottR - Last post by jmadrigal
String is tight since you pull to tight and overwind. They can end up like a lasso. I wasted lots of string figuring out how much tension I liked. This also has changed with time.

 on: February 12, 2018, 01:02:31 PM 
Started by ScottR - Last post by ScottR
So I had looked before at jacks string thread, and got sick of looking at the same pic of cat over and over from deleted photos. So never got to far into it. Then I actually looked through it just now and saw some cool machinery on there. What I’m trying to say is that I stoped being lazy and answered my on question from my previous post

 on: February 12, 2018, 12:29:42 PM 
Started by ScottR - Last post by ScottR
So here is a string machine I made. It works really well. I had got the set up from a video on YouTube, making a rope making machine by the king of random. The string comes out pretty stiff and need some breaking in. Can’t wait to see how they break in and hold up. I would assume some one else on the forum has used this set up before. And if so what have your results been?

 on: February 12, 2018, 12:10:43 PM 
Started by ScottR - Last post by ScottR
Just a random thought I have had a couple times. Wouldn’t it be pretty RAD to have a wood Giulia or STB sitting on the shelf or spinning on a string. Just thought.

How do you say wood in Italian? Answer: legno
Thanks to Eric:

Giulia di legno
Guilia di Legno Tre, Quattro e Cinque
Giulia di legno sette, otto, nove, dieci ed undici

Rad, indeed!  Ask Neff! ;)

And they play as well as the originals!  :o  8)
Man that is COOL! Black and white ebony? Looks similar to some black and white ebony from wood craft I had turned into a duck call barrel a few years ago. Now is that a true S8 made by S8?

 on: February 12, 2018, 09:00:20 AM 
Started by Ludo - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
Wow!  Impressive collection!!!  I also liked the music.  Lots of fun stuff for spinners.  Good work getting all of that together.

Nice video.

 on: February 12, 2018, 08:21:39 AM 
Started by Iacopo - Last post by Iacopo
I think the effect of the earth magnetic field will be even smaller than you calculated. The top will see a uniform earth magnetic field, in contrast to the case for your magnet.

You are right.  Thinking better, maybe I should have placed the magnet in a different position, not at the same level of the top, but lower, with its axis tilted and directed towards the top.  And a bit farer from the top, to have the magnetic lines a bit more parallel and uniform where there is the top.

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