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Kirk

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Re: Can't catch the top.
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2012, 11:16:50 PM »

Go Jim Go!
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Re: Can't catch the top.
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2012, 11:29:08 PM »

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I got 6 Imperials for a church family fun night. Each had a different length string. One was only 3 feet long!  Only 1 of the 6 was long enough to turn the top. :-(
3 feet?  ??? SHAME DUNCAN!  >:(

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My main top is a spintastics sidewinder the string is about 5 feet.
Five feet works but it is on the short side.  Did you cut the original string? Try a few more inches and see if you can throw harder. The ideal string length depends on the top model and the throwing technique, but not on the height of the player.
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Re: Can't catch the top.
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2012, 02:43:58 PM »

You might be living near enough to someone on this board to get some hands on instruction.  Might check that out. ???
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Re: Can't catch the top.
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2012, 06:38:43 PM »

We have cut the strings to our lengths to our shoulders.
Did you do that because you saw that on How to Be a Player Volume 2? 
If so, Steve Brown and I owe you an apology, the instructions are incorrect.
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Kirk

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Re: Can't catch the top.
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2012, 12:07:56 AM »

Ha! An unbiased observation supporting my argument.
Is you argument that I am over correcting or that Duncan is shooting themselves in the foot? :)
    I caught a few tops while waiting to pick up a friend at the airport.  I am up to about 1 catch in 10 or so.  I am starting to get the hang of balancing on my hand.
Has anyone any thoughts for how to get the top more vertical?  I am getting good turning over on the axis of the string but the point is aiming at me. Sometimes a lot.
Thanks
Kirk
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Re: Can't catch the top.
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2012, 11:56:56 PM »

A longer string would help, otherwise it may be something with your grip, your release, or your pull.  Hard to know without seeing it in person... video?
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Kirk

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Re: Can't catch the top.
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2012, 03:16:39 PM »

You might be living near enough to someone on this board to get some hands on instruction.  Might check that out. ???
Any Spinners in Atlanta?
Catching 1 in 5 now (not much time to practice lately)
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Re: Can't catch the top.
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2012, 11:49:11 AM »

You need to get in touch with Bob Rule.  I will send you a msg with contact info.
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Kirk

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Re: Can't catch the top.
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2012, 12:28:34 AM »

I just caught 22 out of 50! (inspired after watching Olympics)
Kirk
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Re: Can't catch the top.
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2012, 09:31:08 AM »

Go Kirk!  Great progress and I like the way you are monitoring that progress.  Some people hate counting like that but I have always found it very informative.  And it can better show even slight bits of improvement (plus I like the fun challenge).

Looking forward to your next report about 23 or more out of 50.
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