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jim in paris

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wirewalkers+basket
« on: December 28, 2018, 03:07:19 AM »

salut la Compagnie !

two medium wirewalkers filmed a week ago :nothing extraordinary , but a good light ..
the tiles on the floor were very slippery
now i'm trying to make the top do a curve, like at a 90° angle
it doesn't work with just a pole, i think the nylon line should be manipulated by a helper
we'll try that in Marines for sure ////

have fun watching

vid 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9PDHtx2j5g

vid 2

https://youtu.be/Nem1A2kBCAU

jim
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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 10:02:51 AM »

Good job, made me smile this morning!!!
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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 02:27:22 PM »

It is neat to see a top drop into a container but there is something special about a top that hits the wall and then falls into a basket.  Nice job.  Thanks for the laughs!!!
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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 02:43:35 PM »

So awesome!
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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 03:09:06 PM »

wooo felicidades amigo jim.............
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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 03:49:52 PM »

VERY GOOD NEXT PUT THE SPINTOP INSIDE
Father Christmas hood  BYE LUDO
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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 01:37:00 AM »

Such fun videos. Thanks for posting them.
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butterfingers

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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2018, 10:34:15 AM »

Would you post a close up photo of the top? I am interested in giving this a try but I'm unclear regarding the requirements for an effective wire walking tip. I have several tops that are similar to yours but I suspect I will need to modify the tip to be successful.
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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 12:51:48 PM »

now i'm trying to make the top do a curve, like at a 90° angle
it doesn't work with just a pole, i think the nylon line should be manipulated by a helper
we'll try that in Marines for sure ////
jim
That's a great idea! I think with a helper you should be able to make it work.

This looks to be from China:

https://imgur.com/sCLvZcA
« Last Edit: January 01, 2019, 12:56:53 PM by ta0 »
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jim in paris

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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2019, 01:34:49 PM »

oh oh !
excellent! all the elements are perfectly controlled
left hand catch on the pole ,quick wrap around ,long ride over 70 ft, explode the balloon at the end !

hats off //i'm loving it

jim
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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2019, 03:48:50 PM »

Top is about 4 1/2 diameter Red Oak and Poplar wood hallow. Big tip with about 1/2 neck = 121 feet. About 18 pound fishing line.
https://youtu.be/w6-QZCUR0bQ
« Last Edit: January 03, 2019, 04:52:02 AM by cecil »
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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2019, 03:52:36 PM »

Start with stock Rip Cord. Four pound fishing line.
https://youtu.be/7MFX7mlDhXg
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jim in paris

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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2019, 01:06:35 AM »

hello butterFingers
following your request :Would you post a close up photo of the top? I am interested in giving this a try but I'm unclear regarding the requirements for an effective wire walking tip. I have several tops that are similar to yours but I suspect I will need to modify the tip to be successful.

about the tips
in this vid the 2 most common tips appear
the thin one which i use and the fat one which gives a faster wirewalker
with more torque

at exactly 025" from the start

https://youtu.be/eWR6_OE6BbY?t=24

hope it helps

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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2019, 02:59:43 PM »

https://youtu.be/IBBUapr8RRs

A stock Spintastic spin top.
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Re: wirewalkers+basket
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2019, 01:30:37 PM »

A stock Spintastic spin top.

Is this the C tip or the A tip ?? The C tip feels pretty bad at wirewalking with a big string ( like we use for regenerations play )

Thanks for the info cecil!

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