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cecil

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2017, 03:02:21 AM »

Very nice. It's good to see a big top in action. You can see a lot for of what's going on. Thanks for sharing.?
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2017, 06:32:04 PM »

I experimented today with the differences between the two wraps around the tip. Eli's version does have more of a tendency to escape the string, but it seems that if you move forward the left hand it is easier to do (while for the one I showed it is better to move the left hand towards you). I did not find a significant different in smoothness, but perhaps I should try with a lighter Mexican top (I was using my trusted HP).
One thing that may help is learning first the triangle version (we need a good name for it), where the string forms a big triangle. It seems to me that keeping the triangle open forces your left hand to do the right movement.



Any progress, Mermouy?
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2017, 08:19:18 AM »

Hmm, still working on my own way, I have at the moment a limited internet access as I"m in full working season, but at least I can find some time to practice to integrate the top in my actual show...
Now I will download this video to study it well, guess progresses will come soon...
At the moment I still have lot of problem to start it, once on few throws I can stabilize it to enjoy some turns (more than a few) so I"m sure this video will help...
Thanks again for those videos I will give some progress news in few days/weeks...
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 11:28:10 AM »

Ok got it finally! Thanks to you all guys!
As you can see on this short shoot, I'm still struggling with the few first turns but it works...
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 12:53:16 PM »

Ok got it finally! Thanks to you all guys!
As you can see on this short shoot, I'm still struggling with the few first turns but it works...

Wonderful! Congrats!

Does it make you dizzy?  ;D
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2017, 09:05:34 PM »

To be honest it makes me feel like "a dog who never learn to swim", it feels like I always knew it and I'm sure I was doing it exactly the same but it actually took me 2 people advise and 2 other's videos...
But, to answer the question yeaaaaaah it's f**ng great to run!!! Hope I can still do other tricks...
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 09:24:17 AM »

:D

Mermouy: I was referring to becoming dizzy from following the top as it goes around. If I do a lot of them, it does make me dizzy, although I think not as much as in the beginning.   :P
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 02:20:53 PM »

Mermouy, while I can't do this yet, it looks to me like you have this down pretty good. Congrats on your progress!
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2017, 05:02:42 AM »

GG PARTNER !! ;)

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2017, 04:46:41 PM »

Ok got it finally! Thanks to you all guys!
As you can see on this short shoot, I'm still struggling with the few first turns but it works...

like a BOSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2017, 11:13:32 PM »

I have been working on this trick for a long time. I can do One Revolution and then the Top flies off the string. I noticed last year at the Miamisburg Spintop Festival that Eli wraps his string around the tip different than JohnM while doing this trick. I'm still working on this trick and hope one day I will finally get it down.

If it shoots off it is because the top is still spinning too fast to do the trick.  IMO.
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2017, 09:21:06 AM »

Hi !!

Well done Mermouy !!!

Try it with havy top like QSH !!

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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2017, 06:56:47 PM »

Yeah, control is ok now, 3/4 well started and slowly feeling the regeneration working (need few time for this as any regeneration trick I guess) that's why I use S8 to practice this trick actually I use owb to get the very moment of regeneration...
Of course the QSH have been tested and liked!
Also, it took me a bit of time, but I finally integrated top in my street show! I hope I will be able to get a shoot of it...
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2017, 12:55:29 AM »

Congratulations Mermouy! And thanks to everyone who contributed to this topic I just put a check mark next to "Continuous Suns" on my trick list too! This one is really fun!
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Re: Wheel of Fortune Tutorial
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2017, 11:01:56 AM »

Congratulations Mermouy! And thanks to everyone who contributed to this topic I just put a check mark next to "Continuous Suns" on my trick list too! This one is really fun!

Congratulations Diz!
When are we going to see you at a contest?  ;)
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