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Neff

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Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« on: October 20, 2009, 03:57:44 PM »

...with the knot of the string from a boomerang throw?  Repeatedly?  It hurts!!!  I've done it with all sizes of tops.  Seems to be worse with shorter chord.  I experiment with chord length a lot, and it never fails; take 4" off, throw, WHAP!, angry eyeball.  I've started wearing safety goggles.  I can make the string go above my head, but then the point is aimed nearly straight back at me and it's hard to correct.  Any advice before I start pricing glass eyeballs?
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 03:59:47 PM »

More times than I like to admit.  Especially larger tops! 

Large Top -> Large Heavy String + Hard Yank = Hurt Body Parts
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 04:28:48 PM »

ive done that and i hade to lay down for 10 minutes and it still stung
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 05:03:13 PM »

Yes, and it was very painful, by the way. Even, my eye got violet, purple, like if someone had hit me with a strong hit of his fist.
later, I  will explain how this happened to me and give details.
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 07:14:39 PM »

i've whipped myself with the string before, but only on a REALLY hard and REALLY wild throw. not that often, though. tops can be painful. just the other day i dropped a top (point down, of course) on my foot. with no shoes on. not the first time, won't be the last. thank goodness it was just a ripcord.

i yo-yo, too. i hurt myself yo-yoing all the time. 4A with a duncan butterfly (i know) and shot it up about 30 feet and caught it on my bicep. it took a week for the bruise to go away. 2A gave me some bad blisters when i started. 5A - duncan die. in the temple. hard.

toys can hurt.
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 09:24:32 PM »

was in a small confined space once and string got tangled when i was trying to boomerang. during the chaos and me trying to pull back the BK to prevent it from hitting a cabinet, the BK swung back and hit me right in the eye. blurred vision in one eye for almost 10 mins. now i wear a motorbike helmet when i boomerang ... . just kidding. 
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009, 10:41:51 PM »

That's a big yes for me....I started to compare top strings to squirting oranges....seems the damn  things always seem to find your eye.   

I dropped a top on my foot at Nats...right on top my canvas Vans.   When I got home from Nats I noticed a little round bruise on the top of my foot that matched the three or four on my thighs from doing hacky top  :D
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2009, 01:21:28 AM »

All of these posts have me cracking up!  I mean, my sincere wishes for health, safety and both eyeballs and feet for all of you, but it’s just hilarious the damage we take for these “hobbies”
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2009, 05:01:14 PM »

Actually, truth be told, there aren't many places where I haven't hit myself with the top.  Yes, I know what you are thinking.  I was hit there too.

Thankfully, my eyelids have been closed when I've been hit in the eye.  This long rope that goes with the preacher top has hit me in the face so many times I have lost count.
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2009, 08:55:18 PM »

oh man! Mike, i share your pain... i yoyo a lot and have been hit at the "danger zone" too . . .  moments of immobility after that! i haven't had it with a top thou...hope not too.  ;)
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2009, 09:22:29 PM »

I have learned to tilt my head to the right (I'm a lefty) when I bring the rope back.  I guess I never thought of it as it is so automatic.  That rope really does hurt otherwise.  It is fun to hear what others do, just to have fun with a top. ;D
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2009, 11:25:08 AM »

Second reason to appreciate to be a glass-user.
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2009, 02:59:43 AM »

Recently I started messing with a modern YoYo and I keep smacking my knuckles doing a simple "forward pass".  I miss the catch and WACK! (-:
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2009, 11:03:51 PM »

I am used to throw trapeezees as high as I I can. One day, I did this, and I didn`t catch the top with the string and the top hit the ground, and ...rebotò (I mean, the impact did the top to go up again) and hit me right in my left eye ang was so strong this hit, that even, I couldn`t open my etye, and start to cry, and when I arrived home, saw myself in the mirror, and was completetely closed amd violet, like if I had been into a fight and would have received a fist hit in my eye.
So, most of times, I use plastic glasses when i throw so high trapeezes.
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Re: Any of you guys and gal ever hit yourself in the eye...
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2009, 04:38:02 AM »

I never considered the rebound from high tosses!  Interesting!!!  I do lots of high tosses with diabolos but never encounter any problems like this because it is made of rubber.
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