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jim in paris

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this week ....//////////////
« on: January 22, 2010, 02:07:25 PM »

hi all

on monday I got the flu-shot
on tuesday i fell ill, with serious sneeze and coughing
on wednesday i saw the GP and he won't give me a sick leave because bronchitis is typical of smokers
on thursday a little better and did the demonstration with fellow teachers
and tried the wizard gyro
on friday i got off class at 1pm and turned some tops till now
................tried the wizard gyro : it really depends on the top
QS no
blizzard no
trompo no
topdog barely
5 estrellas yes
throwback idem

needs more « touch » in the pulling of string

(lapin got it on QS straight away )


photos later, we have the general assembly for the yoyo asso this saturday
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Re: this week ....//////////////
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 02:55:44 PM »

I am very happy that others are doing Wizard's Gyro. I can see that such a trick is right up your alley ;)  By the way, Diego told me it is cooler with the apostrophe "wizard's gyro" instead of just "wizard gyro".

You have tried it with more tops than I have. In principle it should work with any top but, yes, some will be more difficult to bewitch. With a heavy top like the QS you will have to pull a lot to make it reverse the precession. At the end of the video you can see the mark the string left on my thumb from pulling very hard. I believe (and the little testing I did seems to confirm it) that a thicker string will let you apply less force. Also, it is very critical that the string doesn't overlap on the tip in a way that cancels the torque. It is this torque that offsets the torque of gravity (that has a much longer lever).

I hope your are feeling better.

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Re: this week ....//////////////
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 11:51:11 PM »

Sorry about your illness.  Hope you are feeling better very soon. 

It is much warmer around these parts (southwest Ohio) than it was a couple weeks ago.  I'll bet even Jorge is warmer in San Antonio.  I'm not sure what it is like in Paris.
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