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Current Posts => Collecting, Modding, Turning and Spin Science => Topic started by: Neff on November 20, 2009, 01:24:01 AM

Title: My new 5" Watts arrived! Guess what number it is...
Post by: Neff on November 20, 2009, 01:24:01 AM
 :o It's so beeeeeeeg!  :o

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p194/yophosis/tops/watts213wow1.jpg)

I know there are bigger tops than this - I've held Figaro, after all, but HayZuess!  Mr. Watts warned me that a 5 inch top is a whole new world, and it sure is - you gotta be Hercules to boomerang it, but it's awesome.  but I'm gonna get so beefcake playing with this thing!  He sent two different chords extra long (thanks!) and I was surprised the thinner stuff (1/4 inch sash chord, I think) works just fine, even cut down to 6 feet.

And the number is...

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p194/yophosis/tops/watts213wow4.jpg)

My son is not impressed, however (short video):

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p194/yophosis/tops/th_2009-11-19.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/albums/p194/yophosis/tops/?action=view&current=2009-11-19.flv)
Title: Re: My new 5" Watts arrived! Guess what number it is...
Post by: Jeromy K. on November 20, 2009, 01:31:01 AM
I can't wait to get mine that thing looks bigger than I thought it would.
Title: Re: My new 5" Watts arrived! Guess what number it is...
Post by: silvertop on November 20, 2009, 07:56:41 AM
Looks like your son has his priorities right????
Title: Re: My new 5" Watts arrived! Guess what number it is...
Post by: Watts' Tops on November 20, 2009, 08:30:38 AM
Chris,
   I am impressed.  You do a great job with a 5 inch.  quit a work out. :P
Title: Re: My new 5" Watts arrived! Guess what number it is...
Post by: ta0 on November 20, 2009, 10:05:08 AM
Your son is more difficult to impress than us, for sure! Good job!

Congrats on the 5". The 4" is more playable but I want to eventually get tops covering the range between my 4" #69 Watts and 10" Figaro.

PS: I had to use IE to see the video: for some reason Firefox was stalling.
Title: Re: My new 5" Watts arrived! Guess what number it is...
Post by: SpinQueen on November 20, 2009, 12:38:09 PM
Hey Chris, mine's an inch bigger than yours  ;)   :P
Title: Re: My new 5" Watts arrived! Guess what number it is...
Post by: Neff on November 20, 2009, 01:15:42 PM
Hey Chris, mine's an inch bigger than yours  ;)   :P

 :D giggle!
My dear Queen, I would not dare attempt to out-size you.
Besides, I have nothing to compensate for, it's how you use it, ...right?
(crickets chirping)
                              ...right?
                                                  (more crickets chirping)
Title: Re: My new 5" Watts arrived! Guess what number it is...
Post by: Watts' Tops on November 20, 2009, 09:34:59 PM
 :D  I have a couple of 6 inchers available.

Also have a video of Steve Brown doing an 8.  Also very impressive.
Title: Re: My new 5" Watts arrived! Guess what number it is...
Post by: ta0 on November 20, 2009, 09:45:02 PM
Ha! I just realized the number connection! That is great!
Title: Re: My new 5" Watts arrived! Guess what number it is...
Post by: Spinningray on November 20, 2009, 11:48:31 PM
Congratulations on your new 5" top.  It is a beauty. It looks like it is well balanced.

My 5" Watts top was a turning point in my top skills. I learned to regenerate with it. I still remember the day I was spinning tops with Rick Prevett in park in Lincoln NE. He was throwing his 4" Watts top and I was throwing my 5" Watts top. My 5 year old son went up to Rick and said "My Dad's is bigger than yours". We both had a good laugh.