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jim in paris

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #120 on: January 23, 2015, 01:51:05 PM »

good news , Mike
UC is on my list for the ultimate spin trip


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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #121 on: January 24, 2015, 04:16:58 PM »

JOHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  #15 & 17 arrived today in terrific condition. Throws well, boomerangs well, but as expected in the hand they wobble like a dogs hind leg on crack. Do not remember where I heard that expression but I have been waiting a long time to use it. When we find the balancing process (Neff?) these will be amazing. No Cecil, there will be NO battling with these, they are too pretty. Only for play over carpet. John thanks again!
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #122 on: January 24, 2015, 05:03:18 PM »

Thanks for posting about this, Dick.  I wanted to hear someone else talk about these before I did.  I got #3 and #20.  I did not look at colors, I just asked for the heaviest ones left.  Personally, I was stunned.  I can do a lot more with these than the original first batch, which were pretty light.  Don't get me wrong, I had so so so much fun with the original one that Mark Hayward had back almost 20 years ago at a juggling festival in Cincinnati.  When I finally got that one to boomerang I was so thrilled and excited.  How nice to revisit this style and size with a different material.

I am anxious to hear everyone else's comments!
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #123 on: January 24, 2015, 05:12:52 PM »

My tops arrived today also…they are beautiful!
Thanks John for all the long hours and hard work you put into making these gorgeous tops!
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #124 on: January 28, 2015, 12:06:51 AM »

If I can save a Koma, top I'm sure I could make one of these tops do a double body corkscrew? I hope all of these tops are enjoyed. Will some one make a video and show off one of these beautifully tops?
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #125 on: January 28, 2015, 12:41:33 AM »

Still Photos here Cecil.   http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,3727.0.html   Sorry no video yet.
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #126 on: January 28, 2015, 12:12:34 PM »

I got mine and they are wonderful!!!  John did a truly spectacular job on this project!
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #127 on: January 28, 2015, 12:44:29 PM »

I got mine yesterday and could play a little bit this morning.
What nice looking tops! They look like marble sculptures!  8)
The little swirls also remind me of pictures (with a filter) of the hot sun surface.

One thing that surprised me is how hard they feel, kind like glass. And when they land on the side and specially on the tip on a thin carpet over a hard surface the sound is high pitch: I instinctively fear they may shatter (but I don't think they will).

And they also play well. They do have some wobbling in the air, but very little on the hand and more importantly they feel good on the string (cord). I got a light one and a heavy one to compare them. I thought the light one might be too light but no, it had enough weight (although the weigh distribution on these tops is a little to top-heavy).

These are wonderful tops to display and play!

THANKS JOHN!
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #128 on: January 28, 2015, 07:12:09 PM »

I'm so glad everyone is receiving their new tops!  I know that you are all those who financially supported the relocation of the molding machine, and it is only right that you all get to receive tops first.

My question is....will there come a time when others can purchase one of these?  I might be interested, and I know a friend of mine would be, too....
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #129 on: January 29, 2015, 08:00:01 PM »

I had a chance to play a little more with my tops today:



The wobbling in the air is actually less than what I first thought. It comes back from the boomerang spinning nicely. What mislead me is that when roller coasting the top at low speed it tends to wobble a lot. My guess is that it happens because of the weight distribution far from the tip where the force is applied.
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #130 on: January 29, 2015, 08:30:50 PM »

My question is....will there come a time when others can purchase one of these?  I might be interested, and I know a friend of mine would be, too....

It is likely but not guaranteed that a selection of HDPE rotomolded tops will be on offer in person at the 2015 Whirled Festival of Tops in Miamisburg, Ohio in late August. :)
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #131 on: January 29, 2015, 10:58:47 PM »

I have August 22, 2015 marked on My calendar!
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #132 on: January 30, 2015, 07:13:50 AM »

Yippee!!!  How exciting to see the party already developing.  Last year the party included a birthday cake and celebration for JNeff.  Wonder what the will happen this year?  I am guessing some smiling faces as people spin their ESRMMHDPET (Educational Size Rotational Molding Machine HDPE Tops)!.
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #133 on: January 30, 2015, 08:32:40 AM »

ESRMMHDPET (Educational Size Rotational Molding Machine HDPE Tops)!.
Every top we own has a name Cobra, Sidewinder, Trompo Grande, Chico 2, Watts, Jupiter ....  Now the heretofore unnamed top has an easy to remember, easy to pronounce name!  :)
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #134 on: January 30, 2015, 12:26:02 PM »

Why not name them Rototops?
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