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johnm

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record breaking ?? whipping top
« on: October 21, 2014, 08:15:18 PM »

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A giant spinning top weighing a whopping 1,306 kilograms was recently spun in square in Shuicheng County, in southwest China's Guizhou Province. Twenty strong men span the top as fast as they could and then constantly whipped it to keep it spinning. The process lasted around 20 minutes and amazed the large crowd that gathered to watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ySif_zVrI8

another version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjy8XIVJ1DA

This is a different top but the commentary is in English and mentions Guinness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mt0XQrvxaU
« Last Edit: October 21, 2014, 08:22:40 PM by johnm »
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Re: record breaking ?? whipping top
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2014, 08:36:24 PM »

Great videos!  Thanks for posting them johnm.

That is some serious whipping in the first one.  I could not help but laugh the first time I saw the intensity of the action.

At the end of the third video is a group shot with a bunch of people with whips.  It looked like a great team effort.  Wish we could do something fun like this at Miamisburg!!!
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Re: record breaking ?? whipping top
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 12:04:55 AM »

great finds! you know every time i see a video of one of these giant tops spinning im always amazed at how those people are silly enough to think that being so close to a top spinning like that is a good idea, think runaway QSH times a thousand @-@, death spinning round maybe is the thrill i suppose..... thrilling to see from the safety of my rocking chair though  ;)
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Re: record breaking ?? whipping top
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 11:00:28 AM »

from the video description
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A giant spinning top weighing a whopping 1,306 kilograms was recently spun in square in Shuicheng County, in southwest China's Guizhou Province. Twenty strong men span the top as fast as they could and then constantly whipped it to keep it spinning. The process lasted around 20 minutes and amazed the large crowd that gathered to watch

When I saw it I doubted that top weighted way over one metric ton as it looked to me to be smaller than 1 cubic meter and most woods float in water and therefore weigh less than 1,000 kg/m3. But the inscription of the top says in fact 2,612 Chinese pounds (which are equivalent to 0.5 kg, a little larger than American pounds) or 1,306 kilograms.



 It also has two other inscriptions saying 95 cm and 115 cm, which I am guessing are the diameter and height (it is consistent with the height of the people). Even if it was a full cylinder (no pointed end) that gives about 0.8 m3. I first thought the difference (at least 500 kg) must come from the weight of the center steel axle. But even a 3 inch steel bar, 130 cm long weighs only 46 kg.  Mm, perhaps the tip section has a large steel cone? :-\

At the end of the third video is a group shot with a bunch of people with whips.  It looked like a great team effort.  Wish we could do something fun like this at Miamisburg!!!
I am sure sooner or later we will . . .  :)

great finds! you know every time i see a video of one of these giant tops spinning im always amazed at how those people are silly enough to think that being so close to a top spinning like that is a good idea, think runaway QSH times a thousand @-@, death spinning round maybe is the thrill i suppose..... thrilling to see from the safety of my rocking chair though  ;)
I would actually be more concerned about receiving a major whip lash! I bet that happens from time to time!
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Re: record breaking ?? whipping top
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 07:51:20 PM »

I would actually be more concerned about receiving a major whip lash! I bet that happens from time to time!

omg i didnt even think of that, that would probably open ya right up @-@
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2014, 12:48:01 PM »

hi all

here a vid from CCTV
the top measures 80X80 cm (around 32 inches)
they claim it's the biggest top it takes place in the Wuhan region
 they don't know Joe  ;D ;D

http://cctv.cntv.cn/2014/07/02/VIDE1404269641457280.shtml

have fun watching
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Re: record breaking ?? whipping top
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2014, 02:19:35 PM »

I merged your post Jim, because it is the same as the video from Wuhan above, but narrated in French instead of English.  ;)


here a vid from CCTV
the top measures 80X80 cm (around 32 inches)
they claim it's the biggest top it takes place in the Wuhan region
 they don't know Joe  ;D ;D


The dimensions of Joe's top are much larger. But the weight claimed is more than double: 1000 kg for the whip top against just 450 kg for Joe's! Still, that would be less than the weight claimed by the other giant whip top on this thread. I think we need to send Ludo to officially certify the weight  :P
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2014, 05:34:55 PM »

« Last Edit: December 08, 2014, 11:51:53 AM by ta0 »
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Re: record breaking ?? whipping top
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2014, 04:15:19 PM »

good tune
i saw them on stage at the time

"mongoloid" has always been my favourite


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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 08:54:25 PM »

i saw them on stage at the time

"mongoloid" has always been my favourite


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