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Hrosik

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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #75 on: August 18, 2014, 07:29:13 AM »

Here is the video of me doing 12 wraps Staircase to Heaven :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivaL7xxvqaE
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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #76 on: August 18, 2014, 09:57:22 AM »

great job!
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Sabaspin

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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #77 on: August 18, 2014, 10:20:33 AM »

Really enjoyed reading and seeing pictures about Worlds. Thanks for all reporting and pictures.
Congrats to all participants.

Corkscrew Challenge and Staircase to Heaven videos= Crazy Awesome!

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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #78 on: August 18, 2014, 11:54:15 AM »

Great that you had it on video!  :)

When I first created this trick I would have never dreamed that more than about six wraps were possible!

When John Markus posted in 2011 that phone video with a 15-wrap fixed tip corkscrew (link) (proving that the arm motion regenerates) he also mentioned that:

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Hemingsoft and Physboy have done 9 and more wrap staircase to heaven successfully by arm pumping with speed added as well. 

Only because it was John saying it, I believed it  ;)  But at the time I hurt my arm and and never came back to it.
I now I saw it in person. When Steve Brown gave the 5A trophy at worlds he did reverences to the winner. I felt I had to do the same to Daniel. I feel proud of the advance of the state of the art by the new generation of players.
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Jack

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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #79 on: August 18, 2014, 04:43:26 PM »

Here is the video of me doing 12 wraps Staircase to Heaven :)

good grief well done, now that there boys is how its done eh  8)
« Last Edit: August 18, 2014, 08:04:58 PM by ta0 »
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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #80 on: August 18, 2014, 07:19:49 PM »

In the video of Daniel's corkscrew the bearing gets quiet while traversing the wraps, was that a one-way bearing being driven by the string or a normal bearing just responding to the change in torques on it?

In Daniel's staircase video at the end it appears that the top released from the string loop into his hand.  He could have easily dropped it to his left hand, relooped the tip and climbed again, and again, and again, and again, and ......
Try it on video!
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #81 on: August 19, 2014, 07:22:44 PM »

I have thought about this many times and still get chuckles from it...

>there were very few people around older than me???  It was funny that when I got out of stage the announcer
>asked me how old I was and seemed surprised I could still play. I wish I had had time to finish the routine as I
>wanted, by jumping the top  :D

...yes, I wish you could have shown the announcer your big finish.  He would have flipped.  I wish Dale would have picked up a top and showed him a thing or two.

Actually, in my humble opinion, there are not too many reasons why an older player cannot keep going with freestyles.  From the track and field angle, things that leave a person as they age include: speed (often this is first), jumping ability (often next), flexibility (slowly slips away), endurance (can be delayed in many ways) and strength (often one of the last things to slip away).  Coordination doesn't seem to slip too quickly, either.  I am wondering which one of those items would keep one from freestyling as they age?  Hand tremors could be a  problem and eyesight too but it still seems to me that freestyling could be done effectively for quite some time in one's life.  I kind of hope to be one of many to experiment with this idea!!!
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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #82 on: August 19, 2014, 09:28:23 PM »

Because the main thing to be a good player is practice and the more time you have been playing the more hours you have under your belt, there may not be a decline with age until you get hit with serious problems like arthritis or something like that. I hope I'll be in freestyling shape for a long time to come, whether I do it or not.
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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #83 on: August 21, 2014, 03:34:08 PM »

I think I remember vaguely Jakub mentioning that he visited the Toy Museum in Prague and that there were no tops except some pull tops (but I could not find that post, so I may be wrong). Anyways, just by chance I passed by the entrance of the museum and I had to go in and check it for myself.



My first search through the two floors did not find any spintop (not even a finger top or a pump top) or yo-yo (!), and just one wooden diabolo (but 500 barbies)!  So I went to receptionist/cashier and asked her if there were no tops on display. She did not take me seriously (gave me a card for a toy shop) until I mentioned I was a collector: then her eyes opened wide and she proudly took me to a display I had missed:



Two pull tops and one whip top. That is it. The only description says: "The Victorian Singing Spring-Tops originate from the end of the 19th century."



Talking about museums, by a few minutes I missed the opportunity of feeling like a top. More precisely the Coriolis force at the Palace of Discovery museum in Paris. Better than to describe it, here is a video I found in youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjVB0wgTvrk

After the demonstration finished I talked to the presenter and did several spintop demos (including gyroscopic flop) using the Chico top I (still) had with me. I suggested that I had some friends in Paris who could give a demo, but he said that would not fit the museum program. But he was interested in learning some tricks for the mechanical demonstrations, so he wrote down my website. I had been there on a previous visit to Paris and that time I talked to the a guy doing a demonstration with magnetic induction. I did a boomerang with the hollow point and described to him how it could be used to show induction although he did not have at hand an adequate magnet to do it. I love the place but again did not have time to see as much as I wanted (I had to run for my appointment with Ludo that never happened) so I will be back one day.
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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #84 on: August 22, 2014, 12:48:08 PM »

hi all, salut Jorge !
now i'm back and i have a lot to catch up with..
thanx for the reports and photos
all the anecdotes  give a thrill
more comments after reading the whole lot

'soon

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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #85 on: September 02, 2014, 10:59:05 AM »

Richy wrote to me yesterday saying that:
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I got on my computer today and went to my home page MSN and saw a article that said there are Championships for all hobbys / it had video of the Worlds 2014 / I clicked on it  and THERE YOU WERE !

I searched for it and could not find that one, but I suspect it is based on this video I found on the uk version of msn. I think they chose the right freestyles to highlight, don't you think Jan?  ;D

http://video.uk.msn.com/watch/video/yo-yo-world-championships/vccxna2p
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Re: From worlds in Prague
« Reply #86 on: September 02, 2014, 10:43:17 PM »

   Yep,
 That's the same one I tried to tell you about .
Glad you found it / RFC
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