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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Chonkakegoma and Top tips.
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2019, 12:39:17 PM »

Some inspiration for you, originally posted by johnm...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_eAlCO4IgQ

At various points, you see...
o Hiroi making Tetsu Shin Koma on his lathe, then inserting the rod and balancing them
o Traditional performances with these tops
o A young man in blue doing a spectacular set of modern-day tricks -- some with what looks like a chonkakegoma.

This is by far my favorite top video of all time. The narrator states that in the Emperor's court many centuries ago, tops were thought to be inhabited by gods. I think they were onto something.
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Re: ChonkakeGoma Questions
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2019, 01:25:07 PM »

Hey y'alls...

some question asked in the other thread that got lost,

- How to pronounce ChonkakeGoma ? ( sound silly doesn't it :P )
- What type of string is the better for it... so far I've got the weird red one from the paper & a 3mm paracord comming from the wooden one.. What do chonkake experts uses
- What type of gloves to they use... the paper one has enough spin power to grind for days on my fingers... not so much the wooden one.. anyone has any to recommend ?

Thanks y'alls
pax

It's pronounced like Spanish  :P  Japanese if easy to pronounce (the only thing easy about it). The ch is like in "chop"
Here is the setup Miki used at worlds 2015, when most of us discovered Chonkakegoma:



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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Chonkakegoma and Top tips.
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2019, 01:41:25 PM »

Wonderful still -- posing, lighting, framing, everything! But long evening gown gloves would be way cooler. Just sayin'.

Since those Tetsu Shin Koma tips are kinda pointy, I'm thinking the material used in the gloves chefs wear to chop stuff up.
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Re: ChonkakeGoma Questions
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2019, 03:28:05 PM »

It's pronounced like Spanish  :P  Japanese if easy to pronounce (the only thing easy about it). The ch is like in "chop"
Here is the setup Miki used at worlds 2015, when most of us discovered Chonkakegoma:

Well this is interesting... it's the same paracord that came with the wooden chonkake... Now, where can I find more ...
Glove wise, they look like simple strechable cotton gloves ?
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Re: Chonkakegoma and Top tips.
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2019, 10:23:15 AM »

Here are the pics...







Paper one:
Tip base: 8,5 mm
Tip shoulder : 20mm
Tip lenght: 37mm

wooden one :
Tip base : 10.5 mm
tip shoulder : 20 mm
Tip lenght: 32mm

Hope this helps :) To my taste, the paper one tip is a hair too big.. it also release less easily the paracord taka sends with the wooden one.. the weird red string is perfectly fine tho!

Cheers

EDIT: @Trip, Jospin also have a metal lath, I'm sure he can make you some withotu issues... the tip shape is super easy !!!

Does the shaft go all they way through the body of the top?
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Re: Chonkakegoma and Top tips.
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2019, 11:29:12 AM »

Yes for paper no idea for wood!
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Re: Chonkakegoma and Top tips.
« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2019, 03:12:33 PM »

Does the shaft go all they way through the body of the top?

Not for wood. For paper it is flash with the upper surface, it does not protrude.
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