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johnm

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Re: 10 monobolos, 10 strings on each hand
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2012, 12:48:44 PM »

and another top related sculpture picture possibly located at the Beijing Olympic Sports Center but maybe not?



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Re: 10 monobolos, 10 strings on each hand
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2012, 03:49:41 PM »

I told my wife that is the kind of sculpture I want in my front yard.  She said "when you have your own front yard you can have that sculpture in it.".  That sounds like a yes for me having this on my grave!
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Re: 10 monobolos, 10 strings on each hand
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2012, 07:59:24 PM »

 :o :o :o The 24 kongzhu thing is out of this world, simply incredible! I guess they are keeping some kind a record on the number of kongzhus played by one person.  By the way, I don't really understand the set up, I need to think about it one day.

I love giant spintop sculptures and this qualifies.  One more addition to the list of places I would like to visit one day and get a picture while spinning a top. 

I can see why Dawn would not like it on her front yard.  The sculpture is kind of  . . . "masculine"  :P

Super great finds, John.  Thanks for posting them!
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Re: 10 monobolos, 10 strings on each hand
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2012, 08:54:59 AM »

I always wondered how the original bamboo kongzhu was made by hand.  The first part of this video shows the technique used for a diabolo and a monobolo.  The rest of the video is off topic but kinda funny.  Anyway, I hope some of the woodworkers on the board will get some ideas from this.

http://www.bon.tv/12/124/6595-hand-made-in-china-episode-6-kongzhu-and-paper-art.shtml#.UH_5SO1AsQI
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Re: 10 monobolos, 10 strings on each hand
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2012, 12:43:56 PM »

Fascinating.  I, too, always wondered about how those bamboo ones were made.  That's great info.  Wonder if anyone will take off on any of this?

Thanks for the video!
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Re: 10 monobolos, 10 strings on each hand
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2012, 01:41:57 PM »

Nice to see the process, but their walkthrough was pretty superficial.  It would be hard to get all the necessary steps from that short piece.  I did enjoy watching the two hosts, they seemed to have a great time and the guy was pretty funny.
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Re: 10 monobolos, 10 strings on each hand
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2012, 03:01:03 PM »

Here is an interesting variation I don't think has been posted yet.
It reminded me of Mark Hayward's top on the hat trick.
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Re: 10 monobolos, 10 strings on each hand
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2012, 05:07:40 PM »

Here's Jim Neff (no relation (I don't think)) at Rochester MN IJA fest doing the same thing:

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Jim's not on this forum, I wish he would join.
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Re: 10 monobolos, 10 strings on each hand
« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2012, 05:20:22 PM »

Ha, the part when he is sitting on the rotating board is funny: a human top  ;D When my sons were little we used to have something like that but I never combined it with tops and unfortunately we do not have it anymore.
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Re: 10 monobolos, 10 strings on each hand
« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2012, 05:41:53 PM »

Perhaps even Mike can find something new in these

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Re: 10 monobolos, 10 strings on each hand
« Reply #40 on: October 18, 2012, 06:05:46 PM »

Great videos folks!  :)
Quit a collection.

John, those last 2 provide such good instructon.
Thanks for posting them.  8)
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