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ta0

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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2019, 12:30:28 AM »

Double Happiness, turned in 2006 from solid walnut (2 bowl design), 12.25" in diameter.  In places the walls were only 1/4" thick, which I'm sure contributed to it's untimely demise.  I believe it remains the largest top to be boomeranged effectively.
A beauty.
It's demise was double sadness. I never got to try it. RIP
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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2019, 12:34:19 PM »

I, also, am quite sad about not ever spinning or even seeing this special top in person.  Thanks for the picture and the inside information about that giant.  I wonder if any of the pieces are still around?  Could parts of this somehow end up in the spin top hall of fame?
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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2019, 10:33:56 PM »

I don't know if Pablo "Butifarra" made Madame Toupie:



But I just realized I am also part of the Gargantuan Spin Top Club!  :)
Vulcan Red is in the attic, for lack of space, but I'm sure eager to spin!



I hope it counts (31"!). I modified the body from a children's rocking thing and I only turned the tip on my mini lathe, but the tip is larger than a regular size top!
I have always started it with a drill, but I now need to try the run-away-with-the-rope method  ::)
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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2019, 01:08:59 AM »

Double Happiness, turned in 2006 from solid walnut (2 bowl design), 12.25" in diameter.  In places the walls were only 1/4" thick, which I'm sure contributed to it's untimely demise.  I believe it remains the largest top to be boomeranged effectively.

Very Nice Spin Top.  I also liked the one with the Flames that you were spinning at Lucky's in Orlando
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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2019, 06:08:38 AM »

You guys are crazy with your warriorlhy spin tops :)

I get pain from throwing my 4" watt... I don't want to see the strain it would do to my shoulder with these monsters!!!

Cheers
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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2019, 04:47:43 PM »

Let's not forget Richy's bowling ball top:



(The top is not spinning on the hand in that picture, but hanging from a cord. I had the top in my hands and it's too heavy to even consider standing it on the hand on that sharp tip. I don't think it has ever spun, but I'm sure it would work)

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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2019, 07:07:49 PM »

Pablo el chileno me comentó el hizo el trompo tiene dos uno para España y otro para chile..
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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2019, 12:38:09 AM »

At least Erick can say he made the most Beautiful large top in the World. For me I have the only segmented ten inch top in the World.
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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2019, 09:37:37 AM »

For me I have the only segmented ten inch top in the World.

You are being too shy with Rosie. Here she is:



Rosie in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkLZ-OVLkFc
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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2019, 11:47:20 PM »

I suddenly remembered this TV program in which I participated actively by providing the design and dimensions of the top and adding the wheel of a car to increase torque
it spun for for over 10mn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1W7ZI0hmHU


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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2019, 01:29:11 PM »

This is great!

Not that we need to label and classify everything, but I see three natural groups here;

1) Big Boy Club - 8 inch diameter or greater, "boomerang-able". Makers listed, led by Eric Wolff.
2) Giant Club - 24 inch diameter or greater, "throw-to-the-ground-able". Makers and Throwers listed, led by Lin Sen Hai?
3) Gargantuan Club - too big to throw. Makers listed, led by Joseph Maulk
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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2019, 02:23:40 PM »

I suddenly remembered this TV program in which I participated actively by providing the design and dimensions of the top and adding the wheel of a car to increase torque
it spun for for over 10mn

Love the top design! So many questions...

Q1: Was the guy in the lab coat a scientist on hand to interpret the top's behavior, or a doctor in case pulling the rope gave someone a hernia?

Q2: What was he sprinkling on the top and why?
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Re: 10 inch club?
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2019, 11:44:09 PM »

hello again
Q1: Was the guy in the lab coat a scientist on hand to interpret the top's behavior, or a doctor in case pulling the rope gave someone a hernia?
yes a scientist by the name of David Lowe , who helps each project with a science approach
Q2: What was he sprinkling on the top and why?

it was just some sparkling to celebrate... near the end of this sequence I throw a lighter on the top ;D
the complete video must be somewhere i'll try to find it

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