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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Beyblades
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2016, 07:21:24 PM »

Nocto!!!  You really are into Beyblades.  Thanks for sharing your interest and your experiences with them. 

Did I forget to say welcome?  If I did, sorry.  Welcome to our forum!
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Beyblades
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2016, 12:09:10 AM »

Thanks for the info, Nocto! I really like the looks of those "WarShell precision fighting tops" at the 2nd link you gave. Unfortunately, I had a hard time getting past all the Beyblade lingo at both links. (I'm sure our LEGO jargon would be just as opaque to the uninitiated.)

If movement and launch techniques is what interests you, though, I think you might find a lot to like with the regular parts.

I'll be sticking with LEGO tops for the foreseeable future, but Beybladers have no doubt learned a lot about how tip properties affect Beyblade behavior, and I'd like to tap that empirical knowledge for use in finger tops.

Part of my motivation here is scientific. Physicists still disagree about the physical processes at work at the contact patch between a top and its supporting surface, but they generally come at the question from a theoretical standpoint. I see the Beyblade community's experience as a potentially valuable source of empirical evidence.

So, I'm just gonna say your tops look awesome and that I'd love to know more about your launchers.

Thanks! The white spring-powered launcher can accelerate the tops shown to speeds in excess of 3,500 RPM. With practice, the ripcord launcher can exceed 3,000 RPM. Both are bidirectional and all LEGO. What are typical Beyblade release speeds?

Also, I have a fair collection of 100+ Beyblades, so if there's anything you find that you'd like me to test out, feel free to ask. If I have the parts, I'll be happy to maybe shoot a video about it.

A very generous offer, Nocto. I'd definitely like to hear your personal observations regarding tip properties (radius of curvature, material, etc.) vs. Beyblade behaviors, but in plain English if possible. If you have time to make a video, that'd be fantastic!

BTW, forgot that I had the plastic LEGO Ninjago stadium below. The similarities to the Tornado Attack stadium in the video you posted are pretty clear and no doubt quite intentional on LEGO's part.





The Ninjago stadium's playing surface is slightly smaller than the microwave platter's but has the advantage of being slightly concave upward. Its playing surface is also rather rough due to the technique LEGO used to make the pseudo-holographic image at the center. My tops get equal or better traction for travel on the glass platter but spin much longer on the glass than they do on the plastic. I take that as evidence of the great complexity of contact patch processes.
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Jack

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Re: Beyblades
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2016, 02:02:41 PM »

Picking up speed
Running out of time
Going head to head
It's the way of life
You gotta fall down
Eat ground
And to get back up again
Let's Begoma!
Spinning it out
At the speed of sound
Gotta rip it up
Now the bet is down
The team with the bang
Our gang is the one who's gonna win
Let's Beigoma!
Beigoma!
Let's Beigoma!
Let's Beigoma!
Beigoma!
Let it rip


the vid says #8 but its really #9  >:(

https://youtu.be/vocMmBwa8UQ
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Beyblades
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2016, 09:38:04 PM »

Jack: Very educational video! Who won?

I noticed that your beigoma usually fell quickly to the center of the arena without walking around a lot -- at least when they weren't flying. Is that typical, or was there something unusual about the material or the steepness of the arena? What do your beigoma tips looks like? Thanks.
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Re: Beyblades
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2016, 09:55:24 AM »

Haven't posted in a while, but I thought I would let you know that the newest series of Beyblade has been released in Canada, currently exclusively at Toys "R" Us! We don't know when they will be released in the US.

The tops are coloured differently, their names have been changed and the Burst system has been redesigned, causing the international "Energy Layers" (counterpart to the Japanese Layer) to be incompatible with the Japanese Bottoms (counterpart to the international Performance Tip).

Fun times ahead.
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Jack

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Re: Beyblades
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2016, 02:08:19 PM »

Jack: Very educational video! Who won?

I noticed that your beigoma usually fell quickly to the center of the arena without walking around a lot -- at least when they weren't flying. Is that typical, or was there something unusual about the material or the steepness of the arena? What do your beigoma tips looks like? Thanks.

sorry jeremy i didnt see your question before  :-[
the sharpness of the tip has alot to do with how the travel around the arena. the ones in that video are stock beigoma with a fairly round tip so they dont really set aroud much on the sides of the bowl. ive found though that the sharp tip of the beigoma that was given to me so awesomely by larryd, tends to stay where it lands until it looses a little speed and then it starts migrating to the centre. im sure it has alot to do with arena material though aswell eh  ;D
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Re: Beyblades
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2016, 02:09:11 PM »

Haven't posted in a while, but I thought I would let you know that the newest series of Beyblade has been released in Canada, currently exclusively at Toys "R" Us! We don't know when they will be released in the US.

The tops are coloured differently, their names have been changed and the Burst system has been redesigned, causing the international "Energy Layers" (counterpart to the Japanese Layer) to be incompatible with the Japanese Bottoms (counterpart to the international Performance Tip).

Fun times ahead.

the very mention of toysrus makes me so damn happy  ;D
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