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paxl13

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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #165 on: July 04, 2018, 12:55:46 PM »

Moarrr progress: Today with a home made string I was able to hit

9 orbit before having to use RC 2 string to regen the top :)'

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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #166 on: December 04, 2018, 08:18:56 AM »

Hi y'alls,

Progress wise, it's going very well... I'm able to chain orbits in an out of any combo... They are certainly not trully regenerating but AFAIK, full orbits never are... Take me rougly 10 iteration to loose all my spin from a top was already slow!

So next step in my journey is to pile up badges !! Worked a LOT on the arm walker yesterday! I hope to be able to film the spintastic 8 trick soon!!!

Cheers,
paxl
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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #167 on: December 04, 2018, 02:01:30 PM »

For the lack of a better place to put that, one discovery I made is that, for spintastic push in tip. Grocery bags work well but are hard ot make
sure non of the bag is staying out after pushing the tip in. The new thing I found works best is one ply of a kleenex ( or other brand. )

I just push the tip halfway then rip off the rest of the tissue then push it all the way. It's holding quite firm but is not too hard to remove when you need to remove the tip!

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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #168 on: December 11, 2018, 02:07:51 PM »

FINALLY... I'm having a semi consistant arm walker!!!!!!!!

Yay!
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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #169 on: December 11, 2018, 07:02:02 PM »

For the lack of a better place to put that, one discovery I made is that, for spintastic push in tip. Grocery bags work well but are hard ot make
sure non of the bag is staying out after pushing the tip in.

I use the grocery bags and have had great luck with it. I just briefly apply the flame from a lighter to shrink / remove the excess plastic. Try it (carefully!) if the tissue fails.
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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #170 on: December 12, 2018, 07:41:23 AM »

Nice idea on the lighter! Never thought of that!

Good idea :)
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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #171 on: December 18, 2018, 10:16:09 AM »

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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #172 on: December 23, 2018, 10:38:08 AM »

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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #173 on: January 11, 2019, 11:42:50 AM »

It's been a long time since I've posted in my own topic! Let's go then :P

Played a log bearing tops lately. I was able to get down a couple new tricks :
 - Hop the fence ( I actually like quite a bit this one )
 - Hammer ( they are semi-regenerating at this point but I think I have the right motion )
 - Mach 5 ( never was able to do this one properly... It just clicked this morning )
 - Gyro flop ( but vertical to vertical without any correction, again. clicked in the past couple of days )

Currently working on :
 - Whips ( from merry go round and from trapeze )
   => Anyone has any tips on them, from MGR... I tend to get it.. but from trapeze I never landed one so far...
  - Barrel Rolls

Cheers y'alls!
paxl
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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #174 on: January 11, 2019, 01:42:57 PM »

dear Pax (è salute..)

you're doing good ! what a rookie !
how's winter in north-land ?

keep posting on your progress,we enjoy it much

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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #175 on: January 11, 2019, 03:00:20 PM »

Are you attempting overhand (yo-yo) or underhand whips?  The underhand are easier.
Just open the string by having the loop come on each side of your fist and swing it so one of the sides of the loop hits the top, not at the end but further up (half way or more for the underhand whip).
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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #176 on: January 11, 2019, 03:30:04 PM »

dear Pax (è salute..)

you're doing good ! what a rookie !
how's winter in north-land ?

keep posting on your progress,we enjoy it much

jim

Thanks, If I find the time, I'll post a vid this weekend ( something simple in one take without editing like the other ones :P )
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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #177 on: January 11, 2019, 03:31:40 PM »

Are you attempting overhand (yo-yo) or underhand whips?  The underhand are easier.
Just open the string by having the loop come on each side of your fist and swing it so one of the sides of the loop hits the top, not at the end but further up (half way or more for the underhand whip).

I was attempting from up downwards... so the string is going down as the top is too...
What you are suggesting is the other way around I presume.

Will try that out this weekend!
Thanks ta0
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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #178 on: January 13, 2019, 08:12:16 PM »

To my own disbelief, I just landed one whip from trapeze... I was looking at the top and the string not understanding what was going on!!!  :D

I need to continue working on it!!!
Cheers!
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Re: Progress log from paxl and randoms questions
« Reply #179 on: January 16, 2019, 11:23:39 AM »

Q for everyone,

Does a rollercoaster to string WITHOUT releasing the string something that has a name ? It's so satisfyling to pull out... It's kind of waves ( of Neff which is Jocker-chocker without releasing the string )...

Cheers y'alls..
paxl

ps: I will post some video at some point.. I tell yah :P
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