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 71 
 on: October 15, 2018, 10:28:08 AM 
Started by the Earl of Whirl - Last post by Larry D.
Mike,  All I get is this message when I click to play it.

"Video unavailable
Watch this video on YouTube.
Playback on other websites has been disabled by the video owner."


Update: Ok got it!  Just click on the "Watch this video on YouTube" and it will play.  :)

 72 
 on: October 15, 2018, 10:26:51 AM 
Started by the Earl of Whirl - Last post by Jeremy McCreary
Great find! Still processing the video. Is that the whoe story?

 73 
 on: October 15, 2018, 08:37:50 AM 
Started by the Earl of Whirl - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
I do not remember us talking about this.  I searched the forum and could not find a mention of it, so please excuse me if we have another thread discussing it.

Just saw where author Kafka had a short story called The Top.  Here is a link to the video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCcK0LhgH0

 74 
 on: October 15, 2018, 05:20:50 AM 
Started by peonza - Last post by peonza
La verdad es que una foto que sólo pretende ilustrar no debe dar lugar a dudas. Aunque en la bibliografía diga que su origen es japonés, quizá es cierto que es mejor poner un ejemplar más claro. He modificado hace un ratito la imagen por una del Museum Victoria de Melbourne (Australia) que creo que es más clara.

La verdad es que esa parte de la web hace tiempo que no la miro y debería darle un repaso.

It's true that the Culin's photo only wanted to be a photo and it isn't the best for this example. The book said it's japanese but it's bette another different photo. Now I changed the Culin's photo for another from Museum Victoria (Melbourne)

Regards and thank you for the coments

 75 
 on: October 15, 2018, 04:37:08 AM 
Started by cecil - Last post by cecil
My daughters boyfriend gave me an old Craftsman wood lathe. Lathe has no tool banjo or chuck. I bought a chuck and made a wood banjo and made a couple of tops. Lathe is way to loud for the back yard. One top is a fighter and trick. I hit the target at 22 feet and 9 inches.
This beat the 22 feet I did with the other one. Other pictures on page 50.

 76 
 on: October 14, 2018, 09:15:56 PM 
Started by Renee - Last post by JNeff
Sounds like you had a great event despite the weather. Thanks for sharing.

 77 
 on: October 14, 2018, 04:36:01 PM 
Started by unini - Last post by unini
Is there anyone out there, willing to give away a yoyo factory acrobat top? just pm me ...

Cheers,
Christoph

 78 
 on: October 14, 2018, 03:56:15 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
Wow! :o I NEED to see a video of that car moving!  :o  >:D

 79 
 on: October 14, 2018, 03:54:43 PM 
Started by Renee - Last post by ta0
The majority of people who tried throwing a top were women.  It seemed like the men were more reluctant to fail and be embarrassed.  And, a surprising number who tried were left handed, maybe even half.
That's probably correct  ::)

And, a surprising number who tried were left handed, maybe even half.  It was a good opportunity for me to practice wrapping and throwing left handed. 
That's really surprising, unless it was a family reunion of lefties  :P

Great job!

 80 
 on: October 14, 2018, 03:32:37 PM 
Started by Renee - Last post by Jeremy McCreary
Fun-looking display! Sounds like you had a good turnout in spite of the weather.
 
I was telling people, "Come play!  Touch them, pick them up!"  Someone even mentioned that was not what they have always been told or taught, so they were reluctant.  But, once they got started, most had to try every variety on the table.

Wow, wish we got such well-mannered crowds at LEGO shows! We put out "Do Not Touch" every 1-2 feet along the non-interactive displays, but they have little effect. Ditto with the "Please Don't Touch Without Asking First" signs in front of my top displays. The adults are generally worse than the kids.

Working on a LEGO force field for future shows.

The majority of people who tried throwing a top were women.  It seemed like the men were more reluctant to fail and be embarrassed.

Agree, fear of failure is a big part of it, but I also find adult males much more stand-offish in general. Some even stand back with a scowl and arms crossed while mom and the kids have a ball with my tops.

Women also seem to have less restrained senses of humor. When I make jokes (e.g., about LEGO force fields), women are much more likely to see them as jokes and join in.

Throw tops... I had many more people give it a try, but not accept a top.

Interesting! Would not have guessed that given the much lower chance of success on 1st try.



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