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Jack

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they made some big tops
« on: March 27, 2017, 07:45:14 PM »

and called them fidget spinners @-@

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6G2mBG9cp4
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Re: they made some big tops
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 08:46:05 PM »

Hmm.  Very interesting.
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: they made some big tops
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 09:52:07 PM »

Incredible! I have to have one of those! Immediately!
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Re: they made some big tops
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 03:28:51 PM »

OK, who here thinks they could boomerang that?

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Re: they made some big tops
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 09:25:00 AM »

That's big! At 38 kg (84 lb) I wouldn't try to boomerang it, either!  :P

They were sensible enough to take good precautions when trying to stand on them, but they weren't successful.  :(
I wonder if they understood precession and that they had to lean at 90 degrees (clockwise for a counter-clockwise spin) from the direction it slopes down.. Probably not. Not intuitive to do (same as balancing a top) and would take a little practice. In addition, the tip should had been more rounded. They should learn from Daffy:



Jeremy will do better with his.  >:D
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: they made some big tops
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 01:13:11 PM »

In addition, the tip should had been more rounded. They should learn from Daffy:



Jeremy will do better with his.  >:D

Having watched every Daffy Duck cartoon ever made many times over as a kid, I can tell you that it's almost never a good idea to learn anything from this duck. However, he's clearly onto something here.

Living on a lake with lots of ducks year round, I can also tell you that Daffy's IQ is below average but not by much.

The makers of this 3,800 g weighted turntable should have consulted the LEGO engineers who came up with the Spinjitzu warriors not just standing but battling on 32 g weighted turntables at 0:33 below. Note the very broad tips, just as you suggested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4mq6iiMV7E

I wonder if they understood precession and that they had to lean at 90 degrees (clockwise for a counter-clockwise spin) from the direction it slopes down.. Probably not. Not intuitive to do (same as balancing a top) and would take a little practice.

Really makes you appreciate the great skill of those Spinjitzu warriors.

« Last Edit: March 30, 2017, 05:19:35 PM by Jeremy McCreary »
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