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Kirk

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Skywalker Help
« on: July 20, 2016, 09:14:04 AM »

I am about 30% and improving on Skywalker for the Worlds.  I would like to put it in my routine, but .. the (only) top that I can do it with is a Cometa King Cobra (aluminum ring).  I only have one and it is developing a crack.  :(  I fear it is 4 drops from destruction. I have given it the toluene treatment to forestall the inevitable.
Does anyone going to the worlds have one or two that I can buy, mooch or borrow?  It is to late for shipping to buy any on ebay.
Thanks
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Jack

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Re: Skywalker Help
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 09:59:28 AM »

have you tried a BK for that trick?
that was the first top i was able to do skywalkers with
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Re: Skywalker Help
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 10:52:42 AM »

I only have one King Cobra that you could borrow for your freestyle.
However, Skywalker drains the spin and it is the type of trick people tend to miss in a freestyle (but Neff and Jakub have used it with success).
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Re: Skywalker Help
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 11:14:22 AM »


However, Skywalker drains the spin and it is the type of trick people tend to miss in a freestyle (but Neff and Jakub have used it with success).

is this a challenge good sir!??!?!?!??!??!??!?!?!?!?

« Last Edit: July 20, 2016, 11:56:16 AM by ta0 »
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Re: Skywalker Help
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2016, 11:59:22 AM »

However, Skywalker drains the spin and it is the type of trick people tend to miss in a freestyle (but Neff and Jakub have used it with success).
is this a challenge good sir!??!?!?!??!??!??!?!?!?!?

If you are not traveling out of Toronto you will have to wait until we have a contest there!  :-\
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Jack

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Re: Skywalker Help
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2016, 01:02:25 PM »

However, Skywalker drains the spin and it is the type of trick people tend to miss in a freestyle (but Neff and Jakub have used it with success).
is this a challenge good sir!??!?!?!??!??!??!?!?!?!?

If you are not traveling out of Toronto you will have to wait until we have a contest there!  :-\

ahh that is a good point  ;D lol!!!
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Re: Skywalker Help
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2016, 10:53:01 PM »

Kirk, I may be able to shrink wrap over that Cobra of yours to save it...
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Kirk

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Re: Skywalker Help
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 11:29:19 PM »

Kirk, I may be able to shrink wrap over that Cobra of yours to save it...
Oh that just might help. There is one crack near the snap hole.  The other cracks are at the tip (which I had to re-install with JB-weld)
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Jack

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Re: Skywalker Help
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2016, 11:54:07 PM »

JB-weld

is bae @-@
im also finding gorilla glue super glue to be very effective on things that jb weld wont stick to  ;)
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Kirk

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Re: Skywalker Help
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2016, 08:08:03 AM »

Made a fixture for the lathe to mod tips whilst still on the top.  Modded the tip on a gladiator.  More testing needed but it now works much better. Problem solved (I hope)
I also got rid of the string cutting razor edge on a bunch of Spintastics bearing tips (no disassembly needed)
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Re: Skywalker Help
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2016, 09:54:52 AM »

Made a fixture for the lathe to mod tips whilst still on the top.  Modded the tip on a gladiator.  More testing needed but it now works much better. Problem solved (I hope)
I also got rid of the string cutting razor edge on a bunch of Spintastics bearing tips (no disassembly needed)

Care to share a pic of the lathe fixture and tell us how you use it?
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Re: Skywalker Help
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2016, 11:10:59 AM »

Made a fixture for the lathe to mod tips whilst still on the top.  Modded the tip on a gladiator.  More testing needed but it now works much better. Problem solved (I hope)
I also got rid of the string cutting razor edge on a bunch of Spintastics bearing tips (no disassembly needed)

this is quite a happening  :o


Care to share a pic of the lathe fixture and tell us how you use it?


i agree, kirk we need to see this so that others may know!!!
in the spirit of shopnotes of old!!!
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