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Eric

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Well, I finally got around to it......
« on: May 14, 2011, 03:10:11 PM »

Back in the thread on the Titti di Legno http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php?topic=1177.0 , Trevor said:

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Do i see . . . .  a double tip Titi and a mini Titi at the horizon?

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Actually Trevor, I'm thinking of a Titti Grande...!.....

Yep, "Titti Grande"...!
The top section is Delrin, the bottom section is clear acrylic, it is a 1.4 x scaled up Titti.  It is 3.1" wide and 3.6" tall.  I say Titti, and not Sophia, because the Titti was the dimensional model, and Titti Grande doesn't have the nylon protective ring like the newer Sophia.  Also, Titti Grande is way more fun to say than Sophia Grande.  ;D
Here is Titti Grande with an original Titti for comparison:




I made a "Nightcap" for it too  ;D ;D:



One more picture:

« Last Edit: May 14, 2011, 03:11:45 PM by Eric »
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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011, 03:41:18 PM »

Bigger is better... and you're right, titti grande sounds wonderful, it just rolls off the tounge  ;D
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I'm thinking of a Titti Grande
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 04:40:29 PM »

I'm speachless.  Or...I can't talk and giggle at the same time.  ;D

Right.
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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 04:56:06 PM »

Another amazing top you are a magician.
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Dick Stohr

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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 05:31:10 PM »

WOW, just WOW!!!!!!
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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 08:49:25 PM »

She's a beaut!
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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011, 09:55:57 PM »

It looks wonderful but that night glow........that is pretty special!
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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 03:10:16 AM »

Very nice, but... what about the playing behaviour?
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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 09:05:59 PM »

Very Cool! I bet it plays great.
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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 09:36:27 PM »

looks great ;D
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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2011, 01:23:54 AM »

woah! grande looks awesome!
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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2011, 02:34:23 AM »

Eric !  please ! give us a break ! ;D
I can't find anymore words to congratulate you for your wonderful work ....

this TiTi Grande is a state-of-the- art top


you're a  goldsmith !


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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2011, 06:32:20 AM »

OMG! titti grande it's GREAT! wonderful job!
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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2011, 10:30:19 AM »

Pulp asked:
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Very nice, but... what about the playing behaviour?
Excellent question! 
Even though it is significantly bigger than the original Titti, it's almost the same weight (Titti = 90 grams,  Titti Grande = 94 grams).  The top section of the original is aluminum whereas it's Delrin on Titti Grande.  So, with way more surface area and virtually the same mass, the spin decays faster on the Titti Grande.  Don't get me wrong, it plays great, it just doesn't spin as long as you might think - more weight would be better.....Besides the fact that the top section is of lighter material, in making Titti Grande I got extreme in hollowing; in places the Delrin is only 1/16" thick !  In fact, I had to make the top section twice.....the first time I removed so much material that this is what happened:



I cut right through....  :o :o :o

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Re: Well, I finally got around to it......
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2011, 11:32:15 AM »

Epic!

Maurizio

P.S. it's so sexy  ;)
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