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Malushi

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Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« on: April 06, 2016, 02:44:44 PM »

Hi spinners! I saw a neat spintop video today and wanted to share it with you all.

This video was produced by Kuma Films - they are experts at producing high quality videos that show off unique skills and activities.

Here is their video on Taiwanese "spintop snipers": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLYazynm_1M

If you enjoy that video, check out some other videos on the Kuma Films channel. They did a video with Takeshi last year and it was very entertaining! His ability to perform tricks with tops and other skill toys at the same time is awe inspiring.

Link to Takeshi's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWlt2un4q9s
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lincolnrick

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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 05:09:38 PM »

I really like the precision top tricks, and Takeshi is well, Takeshi.

Thanks for posting!
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cecil

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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 08:22:15 PM »

I sent them pictures of how to improve the top. Seems like they are fine just doing spinners, and long wire walkers. I took one of there tops and put a black walnut crown on it - threw it on long line and it's a fantastic trick and fighter top.
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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 10:25:14 AM »

Wow!  8) We had discussed Takeshi's video before and we had seen many Taiwanese target videos so I did not watch the first video until now. But it is so good!!
Thanks for posting it. I look forward to the behind the scenes version they said it is coming soon.

Hey, Jack, did you see the lamp shade top at 0:45!  >:D
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yollector

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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 01:52:29 PM »

   Wow !
just Wow !
    RFC
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 02:47:08 PM »

First video: The skill on display is astounding! The film is very well done.
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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 02:51:48 PM »

Target shooting at Worlds?  Who's in?
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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 03:54:08 PM »

Target shooting at Worlds?  Who's in?
I'm in.  I'm willing to come in last just because it looks fun.
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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 04:49:44 PM »

I would like to smack them off the plate. Do a sky rocket to a Texas Cowboy to the hand and give them a good smile. WAY MORE FUN. KILL-KILL-KILL. TRICK-TRICK-TRICK.
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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 06:33:11 PM »


Hey, Jack, did you see the lamp shade top at 0:45!  >:D

indeed it was delicious @-@
i approve very much @-@

Do a sky rocket to a Texas Cowboy to the hand and give them a good smile.

i have just tried that combo..........it is tricky  ;D
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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2016, 10:23:48 PM »

Is this really real or am I in a Dream watching this. Crazy GOOD
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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2016, 12:14:08 AM »

I think they're somehow controlling the spin top right before it leaves the string when it is just right on top of the target! They can surely throw very precisely, but for some reason I doubt they could achieve what they did with just throwing (ex. land on a bottle cap, or inside a small rubber band). They have to be making corrections after the top leaves their hand somehow, especially when it flies near the target.

Here is a Taiwanese website that teaches how to target throw a top: http://163.17.220.4/whipping-top/materials.htm

One important thing they stress is that the string must be just as long as the distance between you and the target (you can see it in the video too). I presume that it makes it easier to control even after the top leaves your hand... They never specifically say anything about controlling the top after the toss though, so I don't know. Maybe the feeling comes with practice.

P.S. I'm planning to translate the entire site in the near future when/if I get the owner's permission :).
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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2016, 02:20:33 AM »

Very nice video as always from Kuma films.

alan850627: Translating would be really helpful  :) Thanks for your effort.
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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2016, 08:48:32 AM »



P.S. I'm planning to translate the entire site in the near future when/if I get the owner's permission :).

u are a grade "A" trooper cookie sir!!! we salute you!!! @-@
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Re: Spintop videos by Kuma Films
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2016, 10:37:07 AM »

I agree with you Alan: they must be able to make adjustments by pulling the string at the end. Even if that is the case, shooting at the rubber washer would be very difficult and I cannot believe that they are successful most of the time.

Here is a Taiwanese website that teaches how to target throw a top: http://163.17.220.4/whipping-top/materials.htm
Thanks! I looked a little bit around the website you indicated: there are a lot of pages with instructions! Great!

For example, target throwing while skipping a rope sounds challenging:


I think google translation says that both ropes get tangled after the throw  :P

I need to find some of these!:


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