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paxl13

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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2017, 09:49:57 AM »

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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2017, 10:28:15 AM »

Small... smalllll wooden top!!! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nwMlYeutB8

Boomeranged!!! And I am able to do it everytime :) I love top spinning :D

I really need to start working on the trick ladder tho!

ps: sorry for focus, I hoped my cell phone would pick it up.. but it didn't :)
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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2017, 12:45:00 PM »

So progess update ;)

I can land my boomerang on both hands constantly =) Super happy about that. I finally figured out the relationship between precession & rotation of the top on the rope ( for example in a Merry goes round ) and such. That moment when I realised that if the top is leaning more toward the ground you just make it rotate faster on the rope and it will come back exactly like if it was in your hand was amazing!

So Current tips I can land withotu trouble

  • spinner
  • target
  • scoop
  • hacky top
  • merry goes round
  • crazy 8 ( this one I'll be honnest I hit myself a couple of time :P )
  • boomerang ( 2 hands )

Currently I'm curious to know what would be the next best step. most of these tricks are done on a bearing top (elec-trick or BK). I am considering to try to learn the trapeze and the wirewalker. My goal being regen tricks and I figure that the trapeze is a next step forward toward lasso.

Anyway any suggestion.
Cheers
paxl13

ps: having played a lot with the BK & the Elec-trick, the Short circuit feels very light & doesnt seem to have much power as it self.. it's weird. I might actually put my BK in fix tip to learn the next tricks I want... not sure yet.
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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2017, 12:10:03 AM »

Good job, paxl13.  :)
A natural next tick would be pole dancing, which is easy and showy.
And then corkscrew, which is THE showy classical bearing trick.
Wire walker is a required trick once you start playing with fixed tip tops.
But trapeze will take you to the next level as a player.

It's all about practice and more practice . . .
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paxl13

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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2017, 08:50:16 AM »

What is pole dancing??? I can't see to find a video!

Thanks
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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2017, 09:56:15 AM »

Don't laugh :)
We all were there at one time.  What you hear is not laughing but cheering.

Ta0's advice is right on target. Oh wait, don't forget target and skyrocket.
Your short circuit is a very good top for wire walker family tricks, as are most Cometa tops.  Once you understand how much to lean the top at the launch (a little bit away from the direction of travel) you will have a whole family of similar tricks that look and feel different but have the same core skill.  For example:
wire walker opposite direction,

short circuit (el raton loco)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qenvq1GToXU

cable car (teliferico)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45PynQ1kidA

collar (collar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wmD3Q5SnmE

EL ASCENSOR This one is harder (don't discuss the name :))
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpfPvwpsJq4&t=2s

Formula 1 (also harder) (he adds a regular wire walker at the end of the trick.)
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hafcFeWGTGk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK6drWO0rMY
« Last Edit: October 28, 2017, 10:01:46 AM by Kirk »
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paxl13

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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2017, 10:37:53 AM »

Don't laugh :)
We all were there at one time.  What you hear is not laughing but cheering.

Awwww thanks!!! I'll focus on wirewalker possibly next!!! All of theses looks nice!!!

Thanks y'all's
Paxl
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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2017, 11:29:40 AM »

Those tricks Kirk listed are great tricks, but except corkscrew (cobra) they are for the next (and next) levels  ;)

What is pole dancing??? I can't see to find a video!
Pole dancing is the trick Jim does in this video with a larger top:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsJSB-YWtI8
« Last Edit: October 28, 2017, 11:32:39 AM by ta0 »
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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2017, 12:47:48 PM »

That is a nice video of the pole dancing trick and a top slowing down.  I have not done that trick in a while.  It just does not go so well with a monobolo.  I need to get back to it again!!!
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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2017, 08:39:00 PM »

I landed a couple of very bad trapeze!!!! That felt amazing!!!! Are trapeze easier on fixed tip or bearing?
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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2017, 09:20:47 PM »

I landed a couple of very bad trapeze!!!! That felt amazing!!!! Are trapeze easier on fixed tip or bearing?
Any catch is a good catch!  Congratulations.
The tip does no matter for catching but a bearing will give you more time to work the top back to your hand and also more time for other tricks.
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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2017, 08:13:10 AM »

Playing too much this weekend and the progression from Ta0 is good.

I need to be able to consistanly land pole dancing * which is merry goes round v2 * is the next step. I'm getting there but it's harder especially that the BK bearing isn't that great and then it will be corkscrew. That'll help me work faster on my 'setup' so that all the wirewalker derivative are possible =)

Wirewalker, I'll be able to do the dismount 50% of the time, attempted a shortcircuit once, top ended up flying but that's not bad :) I'll also continue working on my trapeze ( outside on the grass for this one is good :P )

Anyway, so long! Next progress update once I get better, I shoudl shoot a vid of all my current tricks :)
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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #42 on: October 31, 2017, 02:01:51 PM »

I"m landing about half of my trapeze!!!! but I have no idea how to bring it back to hand either with a bearing top or a non bearing top :)

Anyway!! What should I do to get back the top in the hand. My guts feeling is that I need to rotate the top in the counter way I'd to it from a 'merry goes round' perspective... Am I right saying that the top is trying to precess the other way ??

Anyway
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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2017, 02:17:46 PM »

The video on this page helped me more than any other when I first started learning tricks. Keep having fun!

http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,4005.msg41733.html#msg41733
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Re: Introduction! or Top Spinning is amazzing :)
« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2017, 03:00:43 PM »

Wow. indeed thank you so much... This explains a lot... now the problem is that the top seem to be missing speed when I land it on the string... I'll need to try to throw more forcefully and work on it!! thanks
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