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Mark Magyar

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Re: usable button for energia/YYF
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2016, 12:40:42 PM »

I remember that the original Duncan Bearing King came with that of a Casino die counter weight also.
I came across this 2007 Duncan Buyer Guide Catalog PDF which shows the Bearing King with a counter weight.?.. (Page 15)
Maybe not a Steve Brown but Someone at Duncan started this counter weight thing maybe....

https://www.yo-yo.com/images/catalogs/pdf/2007-Duncan-Catalog.pdf

Duncan stopped making the Bearing King in 2008.
 Rip-Cord ball bearing kits started after that from about 2008 to 2010...
and then Duncan started making the Bearing King again with new packaging without the die counter weight in 2011.
I was going through the Duncan buyer guides.
Some neat history in there.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2016, 01:16:07 PM by Mark Magyar »
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Re: usable button for energia/YYF
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2016, 01:06:06 AM »

I forgot about that die in the BK package Mark!

For you non-yo-yo folk up in here...
Steve Brown begat freehand yo-yoing (5A) in 1998 and unveiled it at the Bay Area Classic, where he got first place, Paul Han got second, and I got third. Soon after I started throwing freehand but I always used a bouncy ball of some type, because DIE HURTS SO, SO MUCH.  Duncan bought (or initially funded, I forget) the Freehand patent from Steve, so when he left, he had to leave his creation behind. Duncan has gone through various periods of "cracking down" on other manufacturers, even so far as to forbid 5A videos sponsored by other manufacturers... so like, can a YYF player wear a YYF shirt when he competes at a video taped competition? Mess. 

Incidentally, I heard a rumor that the argument that forced Steve's departure was about the quality of the Bearing King.  The Bearing King remains unchanged in 16 years.

Anyway, it is not entirely impractical that counterweight play could be adapted to spin top play.  I have been wanting to try this trick with it, where the top would be in the top half of crazy 8 and the weight would be where the yo-yo is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_2YNf8PXxo
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Re: usable button for energia/YYF
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2016, 10:26:06 AM »

Here it is in package:



For you non-yo-yo folk up in here...
Steve Brown begat freehand yo-yoing (5A) in 1998 and unveiled it at the Bay Area Classic, where he got first place, Paul Han got second, and I got third.

I have a Fiend Magazine (#3, published by Greg Cohen) that has a long report of that 1999 Bay Area Classic competition (the 2nd BAC, organized by Dave Bazan):

Quote from: Fiend Magazine
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The Pro Freestyle was the Main Event we had been waiting for. Chris Neff started things right with a really distinctive, flashy, and exciting routine. And many of the pros said he's usually even better that that!
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Then the music (Ministry's "Jesus Built My Hot Rod"), and the magic, began. Steve's routine was made up entrirely of a new technique he called "Free-hand." Instead of tying the string to this finger, Steve had attached it to a casino die, allowing him to switch hands mid-trick, or even let the yo fly free through the air. Using his Silver Cherry Bomb, Steve executed a complex ballet of string twisters like Mach 5 and Jedi Mind Trick, only getting tangled once. It was one of those rare moments when you see something entirely new being introduced. It as just what Steve needed."
Here is a photo from the article. Steve throwing a kiss to Dale Oliver!
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Mark Magyar

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Re: usable button for energia/YYF
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2016, 04:20:04 PM »

https://youtu.be/sgM-XpaMQ48

Steve Brown Ridikkulus

similar to the Takeshi Helitopter
but Steve does an overhand MGR
while Takeshi does a Crazy 8...
https://youtu.be/9ta5kmJ9mPg

But to do this trick with a Counter weight.?...
How to go across setting it up.?...
Maybe a MGR in the non throwing hand and the counter weight button moving around in the throwing hand...
« Last Edit: August 23, 2016, 04:32:31 PM by Mark Magyar »
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Re: usable button for energia/YYF
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2016, 05:00:18 PM »


But to do this trick with a Counter weight.?...
How to go across setting it up.?...
Maybe a MGR in the non throwing hand and the counter weight button moving around in the throwing hand...

sounds fun  ;D
ill give it a whack

edit: it apears i will not be giving this a whack......my top has fallen and i cannot pick it back up  :'(
« Last Edit: August 23, 2016, 05:58:45 PM by Jack »
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Re: usable button for energia/YYF
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2016, 04:25:00 PM »

back on the subject of kirk modder of le buttons  ::)
this just arrived!!! weight is perfect diameter perfect colour to mach my stb2.0 perfect.
you are a craftsman sir!!! thank you very much i love it  8) !!!

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Re: usable button for energia/YYF
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2016, 05:55:25 PM »

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Re: usable button for energia/YYF
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2016, 10:42:49 PM »

One adaptation.
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Re: usable button for energia/YYF
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2016, 11:46:00 PM »

One adaptation.

maximum spiffy @-@
and an excelent wormhole trainer i would imagine  ???
« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 11:58:42 PM by ta0 »
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