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 71 
 on: August 13, 2018, 09:01:18 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by Mermouy
Sorry, I don't make it over here too often!  :(

I really enjoyed seeing the tops as usual. However as usual I felt a good bit of anxiety watching them. So many missed tricks, and so frantic!

That rushed pace to get in as many elements as possible in 3 minutes, seems so contrary to the nature of top play. I wish the format could be changed.

Didn't someone suggest a taking turns type of format? Each player could get X amount of time to complete one trick or combo, and then the next player would get a turn for x number of rounds. IDK, just seems like top competition should be handled differently than yo-yo competition.

I agree with that, I'm sure we could find a more tops suitable format for contests, for this we should maybe re-considers the ideas posted last few months about separating from yoyo contests, yes there's many things to take care of and the contest would obviously be smaller (in term of infrastructure) than it is at the moment, but aren't we also a smaller community after all?

In my opinion, a more complete contest, I mean with at least the 3 main top styles of play (tricks but also precision and fight), should be considered...

I know that all this has already been discussed and that we chose not to change but this contest let me with a bitter taste in mouth... Too fast, too small, too limited for what tops could be...

Sorry for being so negative, but I wanted to say it at least once, even if, of course, I enjoyed the videos...

PS: Looking at the videos again, I'm not sure about first and second place...

 72 
 on: August 13, 2018, 02:37:44 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
Waiting in Seattle after traveling back in time (left at 2PM on Monday from Shanghai and arrived at 10AM to Seattle the same Monday).

Kanta took home a lot of hardware:



The medals provided by the contest were very nice: they could be converted into working yo-yos! It would have been nice to get 3rd place just for that.

 73 
 on: August 13, 2018, 09:18:02 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by Turegano
muchas gracias por compartir los videos  y por el informe   si creo que tao tiene  razon   hoy en  japon despues de ver  la habilidad de  el juego  y que  han elevado  su nivel   a  un grado superior  de verdad  gracias  tao   y   a todos  por  mantener esto  de clase  mundial pero   si echamos    mas  ganas  podremos  enfrentarnos   con un nivel superior  y se pondria  sabrosa   la  competencia pienso que falto  la precencia de muchas estrellas


Thank you very much for sharing the videos and for the report if I think that Tao is right today in Japan after seeing the skill of the game and that they have raised their level to a higher degree of truth thanks Tao and everyone for keeping this world class but if we throw more desire we can face a higher level and the competition would be tasty

 74 
 on: August 13, 2018, 08:48:28 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by Myk_Myk
2018 is the year of the Koma. It is nice to have a skilled young player .
We need to get more young players started in the US. If not ta0's prediction about a Japanese takeover could be real in a few years.

Is there any other skill toy as diverse as the the spin top!? Watching the worlds competitions over the years, and witnessing how different the overall look is depending on where the contests are held, really highlights that.

I find it so interesting how cosmopolitan spin tops are; while having such differences geographically, and perhaps culturally in their developments.

Maybe one day we'll see more even representation of many of the different types at one contest.

 75 
 on: August 13, 2018, 01:46:49 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
I'm on the plane waiting for departure. Many more things to report when I get back.
Another memorable spintop trip!

 76 
 on: August 13, 2018, 12:29:53 AM 
Started by Diz - Last post by Mark Magyar
Dylan Kowalski gets into a lot of different skill toys and it looks like he just got back into spin tops.
We will see how it goes.
Here's his latest review on that of a Trompos Space graffiti roller...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no9jCWHiuwg

 

 77 
 on: August 12, 2018, 11:10:42 PM 
Started by Diz - Last post by Myk_Myk
That's good to see. He's been doing yoyo reviews for years. He may get tops some good exposure.

 78 
 on: August 12, 2018, 11:08:12 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by tkunkel
Thanks for posting the videos, they were fun to watch.  Great job to everyone who competed.

 79 
 on: August 12, 2018, 10:39:42 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by jmadrigal
2018 is the year of the Koma. It is nice to have a skilled young player .
We need to get more young players started in the US. If not ta0's prediction about a Japanese takeover could be real in a few years.


 80 
 on: August 12, 2018, 10:25:30 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by Myk_Myk
Sorry, I don't make it over here too often!  :(

I really enjoyed seeing the tops as usual. However as usual I felt a good bit of anxiety watching them. So many missed tricks, and so frantic!

That rushed pace to get in as many elements as possible in 3 minutes, seems so contrary to the nature of top play. I wish the format could be changed.

Didn't someone suggest a taking turns type of format? Each player could get X amount of time to complete one trick or combo, and then the next player would get a turn for x number of rounds. IDK, just seems like top competition should be handled differently than yo-yo competition.

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