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RunBMC

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well, i taped my top
« on: July 20, 2009, 01:25:45 PM »

and it is as good as new, except i need to learn how to throw 1. i know how to its, just that theres somthing wrong with the spin because it cant spin strait up. i think its the uneven weight from the tape.
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Re: well, i taped my top
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 02:17:11 PM »

I don't know if it is still the case, but the BK used to come with a string that was too short. The wrap should reach just one or two turns below the end of the rough surface on the top body.

By the way, do not use the groove on the crown. The original "Magic Winding Groove" from the Duncan wooden tops of the 60's worked well, but Duncan did not design it correctly for the BK. It should have been slanted instead of flat.
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RunBMC

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Re: well, i taped my top
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 02:55:04 PM »

well, first i have a ripcord, not a bk.
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Re: well, i taped my top
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 04:14:08 PM »

The BK and the Ripcord have the same body. The extra weight of the bearing tip is not enough to make any difference as far as throwing.
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RunBMC

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Re: well, i taped my top
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 05:13:09 PM »

oh, yeah im terrible at top spinning so i use a launcher to start the spin.
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Re: well, i taped my top
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 07:14:39 PM »

Urgent spintop medicine:


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Re: well, i taped my top
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 04:13:16 AM »

i have got one ripcord a while ago. and the string that it came with, was to short to correctly throw the top. so be sure to order strings from somewhere. or buy the upgrade kit for BK where you have bearing tip. (my post elsewhere)
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