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agentsac

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Crucial News - Darren Kim
« on: December 16, 2009, 02:26:23 PM »

Congrats to Mr. Kim on his title, his induction into the Born Crucial team, and for the production of his own Crucial delrin spintop!

http://crucialthreads.com/wordpress/?p=167
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 03:14:16 PM »

I was talking with Paul from Crucial at nationals about the Delrin tops I was wondering if they were going to do it. I can't wait to see what they come up with.
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 04:58:36 PM »

That is fantastic! Congrats Kim!

I think when the younger crowd sees that one can be sponsored through tops (even though Kim is also good at yo-yos, he is not a the nats champ level) that will be a big motivation for competing.

On top of that: a new and cool top manufacturer!  Yeah!
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 10:29:18 PM »

thanks guys.  I'll be sure to keep you guys informed about the new top!
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 10:56:09 PM »

Go Darren Kim!!!  Special congrats to you.  I'm happy for your support and I'm anxious to hear about your top.
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 10:19:33 AM »

how coool !!

when i read the title of this post i thought that something bad might have happened

i'm relieved  ;)
and the project of a delrin top is teasing

now the question is : plain or hollow  ?


jim
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 02:26:37 PM »

most likely hollow but I couldn't say, because I haven't seen the design yet
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009, 03:29:42 PM »

how coool !!

when i read the title of this post i thought that something bad might have happened

i'm relieved  ;)
and the project of a delrin top is teasing

now the question is : plain or hollow  ?


jim
i thought the question was chocolate or vanilla?
i want a checkerboard top.
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009, 06:24:12 PM »

I just realized that my excitement for the new top eclipsed the news of Darren being picked up by Crucial. Sorry for that Congratulations on the sponsorship. I am looking forward to top throwing gaining momentum in the next year.
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 10:29:22 PM »

Waxyaxle's post about Neff from the Duncan site reminded me that sometimes there is spintop gossip posted on the yoyo sites.  Checking with Crucial I found this bit from June 20, 2011
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Congratulations to Darren for taking for 1st at the competition. Glad to see he’s kicking his 3A game up! Killin em! Darren is throwing a set of Crucial Delicious yoyos and sporting the glow in the dark Crucial drip tee.  If you don’t know, Darren is a World and National spin top champion. His signature spintops is set to release by Worlds in August.

Congrats to Darren!

Obviously, we've not seen the proposed new top release.  Perhaps he'll compete at nationals with something new? ???
Hopefully our spies attending the event will do some snooping around and report back. ;)
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 09:08:51 AM »

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Hopefully our spies attending the event will do some snooping around and report back. ;)
Absolutely!  ;)
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2011, 02:16:53 AM »

Congratulation, Can't wait to see your new Top.
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2011, 01:44:41 PM »

Ive known Paul yath for a few years and he has told me about a couple of his ideas, as far as his top goes, he is working on a bearing system that will absorb the shock of being dropped on the floor tip down. i cant disclose all the info but from what he has told me, there are great things in store for crucial yoyos.
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2011, 03:48:55 PM »

I believe this new bearing is a thrust bearing.  Perhaps a little something like this?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust_bearing][url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust_bearing[/url]

I think Maurizio sent a few to folks testing his S8 tops... ;)
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Re: Crucial News - Darren Kim
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2011, 06:19:07 PM »

The thrust bearing would be great if it worked, but in my opinion it does not.  The bearing does not spin when the top is spinning in your hand.  In other words there is more friction on the bearing under load than between the tip an your skin... so why use one?
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