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kevinm

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Any snake charmers here?
« on: December 05, 2019, 07:55:44 PM »

I got a Cometa Cobra Jumbo top, it’s pretty nice, but the string is too thick. Any kind of wire walking trick results in it losing spin immediately . I tried a thinner string and it helps quite a bit, but it still does not wire walk like you would expect with the fast spin and weight of the top. Any tips on getting better handling with the Cobra?
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Re: Any snake charmers here?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2019, 11:25:48 AM »

My Cobra Jumbo is somewhere in a box.
But most of the secret of how good a top walks is in the tip. If the neck is narrow it will walk slow. Thinner string will help in grabbing the neck, but geometry dictates the maximum walking speed (given by the circumference of the neck times the RPM).
Heavy weight will make the start of the walk more difficult. But if it walks slow you need mass to keep it going long enough.
My modded HPs have narrow necks and walk slooow. But from a strong boomerang can still do Staircase to Heaven.
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Re: Any snake charmers here?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2019, 02:36:38 PM »

Something is not right... picture of the tip?
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kevinm

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Re: Any snake charmers here?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2019, 07:12:54 PM »

The tip is skinny for sure. Picture sent, cuz I don’t know how to post images.
Thanks guys.
Neff suggested the tip might be a little rough, and upon inspection it was. I worked on it with a little sandpaper and steel wool and it does much better now.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2019, 07:23:25 PM by kevinm »
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Re: Any snake charmers here?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2019, 07:26:34 PM »

Picture sent, cuz I don’t know how to post images.
When you are writing a post look for "Add image to post" just below the text box.
Then follow the instructions. Easier than the old method.
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kevinm

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Re: Any snake charmers here?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2019, 07:38:26 PM »

ok


Hey it works!
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Mark Magyar

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Re: Any snake charmers here?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2019, 05:49:41 PM »

I got a Cometa Cobra Jumbo top, it’s pretty nice, but the string is too thick. Any kind of wire walking trick results in it losing spin immediately . I tried a thinner string and it helps quite a bit, but it still does not wire walk like you would expect with the fast spin and weight of the top. Any tips on getting better handling with the Cobra?
Yes you're correct about the thickness of the string that comes with the Jumbo Cobra. A thinner string is needed for decent wire walkers as the tip of the Jumbo Cobra is narrow in size closer to that of a Spintastics custom Salvador tip. and then when doing wire walkers with thinner string if you angle the string slightly downward some the top should glide to your hand better...
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Mark Magyar

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Re: Any snake charmers here?
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2019, 06:01:40 PM »

ok


Hey it works!

but in the photo happens to be that of a YoYoFactory Short Circuit which is already pretty decent enough for that of a wire walker...
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kevinm

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Re: Any snake charmers here?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2019, 06:10:20 PM »

Yeah it was either that or a cat pic, I was just trying to follow ta0’s instructions to see if I could post an image.
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Mark Magyar

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Re: Any snake charmers here?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2019, 06:28:13 PM »

Yeah it was either that or a cat pic, I was just trying to follow ta0’s instructions to see if I could post an image.

okay. Understood.
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Mark Magyar

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Re: Any snake charmers here?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2019, 06:37:56 PM »

and a photo of 2 Jumbo Cobra next to a Spintastics Trompo Grande.



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