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jim in paris

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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #75 on: March 12, 2012, 03:47:35 PM »

very good text by Rev Don MacKay

learning it by heart should be made compulsory for any serious player
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2012, 05:11:27 PM »

What a crazy, crazy story!  That picture of the building and the hole in the ground is classic.  I am so glad we can all smile about this whole thing.  I am still shaking my head about it all.  I can hardly believe it!!!
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2012, 05:30:02 PM »

if you can snap start this TOP i will give you a million dollars,lol. this thing is huge!!!
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #78 on: March 12, 2012, 07:28:57 PM »

I am sitting here laughing my head off.  Thanks Don and all for this great top story.
So glad Joe is doing ok.
Last I heard, Byron is back in MN.
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #79 on: March 13, 2012, 10:21:06 AM »

The video is up on Byron's Facebook, and on mine.... friend  Byron T. Watts, or Don Olney to view... It will be posted somewhere else I'm sure, but Byron is sleeping now?  I just noticed what might be a workable link, but I think you probably have to be on Facebook to use it???? 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151365629265467

I get 100 RPM on the first 30 seconds .... probably a bit faster for the first few seconds after the end of the rope pull.  Much faster and I think the frame might have done something interesting to add to the story.  Someone in the video comments that they are glad there are ropes holding it.  The last full minute of the 19 min spin is about one revolution!
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #80 on: March 13, 2012, 10:58:49 AM »

Don, thanks so much for providing the link for all of us!
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #81 on: March 13, 2012, 11:01:39 AM »

Thanks Don! The link works and I could see the video even though I do not have a Facebook account.

I imagine the white mark on the side of the body is from the a piece of gear hitting it. It really helps in timing the top!

Most of the time the top is riding on the upper bearing. It would have been nice to see a view from above to verify that at times the top is completely free.

This is what Joe needs to do: find a way to release the top after it is spinning! Of course, it should be started in a safe way, with a very long rope and maybe a car doing the pulling. That top spinning freely would be absolutely awesome to watch (and a potential viral video)! However, I recommend Joe watches the attempt with a telescope!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #82 on: March 13, 2012, 01:06:24 PM »

Free the giant tops!
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #83 on: March 13, 2012, 03:29:18 PM »

i can' t  access to the V D O

can someone put it on a less asshole website ? thanx



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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #84 on: March 13, 2012, 05:06:22 PM »

I also posted the spin on my face book page.  Go to Walter Watts and I think you can see it without friending me.  You can friend me if this does not work but You will have to wait for my acceptance of your friendship which would be tomorrow about 4.
It is worth the time it takes. :(
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #85 on: March 13, 2012, 05:45:07 PM »

The link above worked for me...it was awesome. ;D
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #86 on: March 13, 2012, 05:58:19 PM »

I believe it doesn't work from mobile devices... It will keep asking me to log in to FB (which I don't have) on my phone, whereas earlier today I could see it fine from my laptop, and it was impressive...
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #87 on: March 13, 2012, 06:39:00 PM »

I am uploading it to youtube right now (as unlisted).  We will see if it works.  It should take about 1 hour.

Here it is. I did not watch the whole thing again to verify that the 20 minutes uploaded ok.

WorldBiggestTop-Mauk.mp4

link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyUUX3WQcO0 (unlisted)
« Last Edit: March 13, 2012, 07:17:24 PM by ta0 »
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #88 on: March 13, 2012, 09:17:02 PM »

Wow, just got to iTop page this Wednesday morning in the Philippines and can't believe how awesomely wonderful you top guys are.  For any of you on FB, you can friend me- joe.mauk1  There is quite a series of posts there.  I am very thankful (apart from the obvious things, like being alive) for the 12 guys who did the 19 min spin while I was on the way in to the hospital.  Even though part of the motivation may have been "let's tell Joe he got the record before he dies", it was a wonderful thing to do.  Have watched the video.  The top is truly beautiful but it also proves two points of view.  Trevor was always pushing me for manual attempt as he thought it would do fine (BTW, Trevor is a wonderful friend and jack-of-all-trades but is not a lifetime top-spinner). I was always pushing and designing the drop weight mechanism.  We were both right, it can, actually as proven, be spun manually.  On the other hand, the result,though impressive is not what I envisioned.  Those red dots should have been a perfect blur of purple and, based on the manual results, the thing would have probably spun for 4-5 hours!  Tomorrow is my wife's birthday and, wonderful life partner that she is, she requested another manual attempt.  So we will be fine tuning the manual technique but the weight drop method, and the possible results of which, are confined to the rubbish bin.          ....(at least for now!)

BTW, if there is interest, in my strong cycles (I am strong and weak in 1 to 2 hour cycles) I could post some of my FB posts about the aftermath on here for those who don't facebook.

Thanks for being so supportive all my fellow loonies!
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Re: Worlds Largest Spin Top record attempt
« Reply #89 on: March 13, 2012, 10:34:05 PM »

Joe, we are all just sooooooooooo very thankful that you are doing so well.  The spin is truly a bonus.
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