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ta0

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Stacking tops
« on: January 24, 2010, 12:45:44 AM »

This is a stacking tops video I made in January 07.  I used YYJ tops as they have a nice round hole on the crown and also came with double tips.

http://www.ta0.com/tricks/videos/stacked.mp4


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Re: Stacking tops
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 01:38:13 AM »

That was cool, I love the end.  ;D
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Re: Stacking tops
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 02:35:09 PM »

Laughed out loud when the mirror appeared!
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Re: Stacking tops
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 09:08:41 AM »

Yeah, I had to use a mirror. I thought about attaching it to the ceiling but that would have been sneaky (and less funny).

I haven't done stacking since I made that video. But nowadays there are more tops with round holes on the crown: the QS (Dale made hole on purpose for this) and the YYF tops (nice big holes).  At the time I tried with sidewinders with square holes but had no luck.  Unfortunately, there are no double tip tops in production and it is very difficult to do without them.

Originally Figaro had a cap with a center hole surrounded by a depression. I had asked Alan for that feature and I had the dream that I would be able to stack a small top just by throwing it while Figaro was spinning on the ground. But I underestimated the centrifugal force: the tops were expelled outwards instead of falling into the hole. Unfortunately, the cap broke on its first trip through an airport baggage handling system  :(



An interesting question is if it is possible to control the precession of both tops and stabilize the stack. It may be possible, who knows? After all, some jugglers can stack a spinning ball on top of another spinning ball.
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Re: Stacking tops
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 09:27:40 AM »

Love it!
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