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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2014, 10:44:48 AM »

I saw last year the Duncan show at Downtown Disney (it coincided with worlds). Takeshi in fact did showcase the top.  The show had different players from the Duncan world team demoing the different styles of yo-yoing.  Guess who was the only one with a line of kids after the show: it was Takeshi placing the top on their hands!

The site still shows just one competitor registered (in 1A) . . .
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Kirk

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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2014, 06:37:53 PM »

Guess who was the only one with a line of kids after the show: it was Takeshi placing the top on their hands!
I really need to learn to do this more consistently.  Kids go nuts when you put a top in their hand. Reactions range from "it hurts" to "it feels funny" to uncontrollable giggles. learning to drop a top from my hand to a hand one fourth my size has proven to be a challenge.
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Jack

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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2014, 08:07:54 PM »

well looks like theres been some activity as far as competitors signing up for yoyo
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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2014, 09:29:06 AM »

Yes, lots of activity!
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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2014, 10:15:48 AM »

even for "return tops"
see the attendees section

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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2014, 07:15:46 PM »

maybe theres hope yet that there might be a demo at least for tops  :-\
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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2014, 06:47:21 PM »

I hope this event went well.  Has anyone heard anything about it?  I went to the website and could not find much on the results.
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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2014, 07:30:27 PM »

I hope this event went well.  Has anyone heard anything about it?  I went to the website and could not find much on the results.
lol it seams everyone got 0 pts in all areas
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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2014, 09:24:42 PM »

I hope this event went well.  Has anyone heard anything about it?  I went to the website and could not find much on the results.

A lot of videos posted to the youtube channel, no video of any spintop demo.  link = Duncantoys
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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2014, 12:40:04 PM »

Plenty of spintop demos given throughout the weekend by Takeshi. He did them on the main stage at Downtown Disney during their 4x nightly demos, as well as at least once or twice on stage at the contest venue.

They sell spintops at their cart as well, not sure how often then demo them there throughout the year.

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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2014, 01:39:52 PM »

Here are the results for the yoyo contest if anyone is interested.

http://yoyonews.com/2014/08/02/international-yo-yo-championship-results/

Last I checked, Augie and Brandon didn't have them up on the official site yet.
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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2014, 06:49:47 PM »

Here are the results for the yoyo contest if anyone is interested.

http://yoyonews.com/2014/08/02/international-yo-yo-championship-results/

Last I checked, Augie and Brandon didn't have them up on the official site yet.

thanks for the link  ;) is it just me or does the 1st place winners in the yoyo world seem to be more and more next level skilled then they were not 5 years ago??? i mean seriously in my opinion if u watch Luis Enriques performance there at the duncan event and compare with kimmitt from 2010 worlds.....i think luis has the edge there.....just my opinion  :P
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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2014, 11:26:13 PM »

Jack, to answer your question, as a judge at Nationals (since 1999) and Worlds (since 2000) until several years ago, each year we would marvel at the fact that the bar had been raised to a new level. Each year the players would build on what they had seen others do the year before. It was an amazing thing to see what they would come up with. What a wonderful thing to watch from up close and personal.
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Re: Spin top division in Duncan contest
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2014, 11:44:55 PM »

   
    And thank you Dick for all you do !
Hope to see you this year at the Nationals.
  Missed you last year.
           RFC
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