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Greaves504

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Best and Favorite
« on: May 22, 2010, 12:11:28 AM »

hey guys, what top(s) do you think are the best in your opinion and why? Also, which is your favorite?

side question- what's the ring at the end of the string for?

and thx ta0 for the avatar
« Last Edit: May 22, 2010, 12:21:39 AM by Greaves504 »
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ta0

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Re: Best and Favorite
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 10:14:40 AM »

How good a top feels and plays has to do a lot about how accustomed you get to it.  I have for a long time been playing "heavy" tops (specially the modified Hollow Points and Quick Silver) but the Mexican players (+ Neff) have made me realize that I also need to work with the lighter tops. Anyway, my favorite top is still the modified HP for fixed tip play. For bearing play I don't have an absolute favorite, but the S8 and Throwback are up there, with the Acrobat, Gates and Todpdog very close.

Congrats in becoming a Jr. Member and getting your avatar  ;)
« Last Edit: May 22, 2010, 05:17:48 PM by ta0 »
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Neff

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Re: Best and Favorite
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 04:24:13 PM »

My favorite?  STB by Strommol8.
Dizzy recently asked us a similar question, here's the post: 
http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php?topic=630.msg5342#msg5342

The ring is supposed to make winding easier for beginners, but there are tricks you can do with them, which I found out watching some of the Latino players.
Here's some ring stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeyzi9T6X-M
and some more: http://www.vimeo.com/8327700

...but the Mexican players (+ Neff)...
I'm not worthy!
« Last Edit: May 22, 2010, 04:26:03 PM by Neff »
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Pulpowsky

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Re: Best and Favorite
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010, 05:55:31 PM »

My favourite is Trompo Grande with a tip machinized by myself. But I really love de material STB8 is done. I have in mind to do a TG of teflon and a bit heavier (5 g near the tip).
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Re: Best and Favorite
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 05:35:06 AM »

I always prefered a lighter top, so i use mexican tops alot, but i have to say ever since i got a jumbo premier (which is about the same as a trompo grande), i love it, specially cause im trying to learn regeneration, the modified tip helped me alot (thanks ta0 and Salvador for the jumbos), i havent mastered it yet, but practice makes perfect
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ta0

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Bungee Jump Snatch
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 09:06:10 AM »

This trick by Herman from the old topspinning.com site, "Bungee Jump Snatch," puzzled many of us  ??? until somebody told us that he was using a ring   ::) :

http://www.topspinning.com/videos/Bungi%20Jump%20Snatch.mpg

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Re: Best and Favorite
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 09:51:41 AM »

  for the best for me its no question about it the Acrobat.that's the top ta0 and I used for the corkscrew challenge at the worlds last year.and for my favorite's its Alan Gray giant tops.
they have wow factor to them and the favorite of the 3 that I have is the one made out of pine with the natural finish its a piece of art work.
I hope Alan is reading this when I see him at the world's this year I want to order another one.
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ta0

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Re: Best and Favorite
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010, 11:27:35 PM »

  for the best for me its no question about it the Acrobat.that's the top ta0 and I used for the corkscrew challenge at the worlds last year.
Actually, Tom, you used a Throwback and so did I ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WgBUZhXpAQ
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Ketzaltlipoka

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Re: Best and Favorite
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2010, 04:17:43 PM »

Jumbo.
But I think I could change my best in the moment i start 8) to play with the new Strummolo8......
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