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dazzlingdave

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Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« on: September 08, 2016, 06:07:22 AM »

Hey guys.

I made this last week, but with school getting started for my kids I have been too busy to post about it.

Anyway, my newest Spintop turned out great! I used the tip that Kirk had provided drawings of, Thor made it on his metal lathe.

Took about 5:30 hours from scratch to polished. It plays very well.

3 3/4 inch diameter
4 1/2 inch tall with the tip
235 grams

I made a quick video of the finished product and a couple of tricks.

Check it out:
https://youtu.be/oyllmWGyTpY

Thanks
Dave
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jmadrigal

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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 07:36:03 AM »

That is a beautiful looking top. Great work!
« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 07:43:21 AM by jmadrigal »
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 07:36:20 AM »

Very nice.  And the neat thing is you look happy about it, too!  Thanks for the fun video.
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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016, 10:03:06 AM »

Dazzling top! It sure looks good!
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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2016, 11:02:13 AM »

the profile and proportions of that top are perfection  :o
well done sir!!! well done indeed

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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2016, 01:12:15 PM »

excellent product DAVE !
it has everything we like : the shape , the tip with comfy shoulder,the lightweight ..
it's the kind of  top  we would like to buy stock  ;) ;)

thanks for showing
jim
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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2016, 02:33:05 PM »

The top looks great. Looks like you have your delrin cutting down. But I think you should dye CASPER, but it's a great color for night throwing. What kind of line are you using? I would like to find some # 47 line (.114)  by about 12 feet. Thanks for sharing. LET'S SEE MORE - PLEASE.
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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2016, 04:01:38 PM »

Great job Dave !!!!!!
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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2016, 09:09:20 PM »

I love the look of that. Bigger than most of the tops we play, but not "too big". Looks like it would go good bearing or fixed tip if you wanted to go that route.

I really need to practice and get more comfortable and confident, then start learning regens. Fortunately, I mostly practice where there is grass so I'm not worried about damage.
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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2016, 11:30:44 PM »

Awesome top Dave. I really like the shape and size.
Are you hollowing the whole profile or just the center?
Which of the tips that Thor made did you use?
« Last Edit: September 09, 2016, 11:33:15 PM by Sabaspin »
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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2016, 03:10:48 PM »

Awesome top Dave. I really like the shape and size.
Are you hollowing the whole profile or just the center?
Which of the tips that Thor made did you use?

I am hollowing it to about .25 wall thickness (as best I can).
The tip was the shorter of the two Thor made (before the updated design)
My next top will use the longer one.
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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2016, 03:16:15 PM »

Nice Top Dave. Keep Up the Good Work
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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2016, 01:39:49 PM »

Looks good Dave!
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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2016, 03:38:45 AM »

Seeing that top in person at 2016 US National YoYo Contest.... that was like the perfect top shape just in a "plus size".
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Re: Dave's Tops..........3 3/4 inch fixed tip
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2016, 07:34:54 AM »

It looks gorgeous in person. I had the chance to throw it and it was a really fun time. Thanks Dave!
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