so fixed and bearing play the same
I'm kind of lost on this question too. I've been wanting to pick up a top to try out but I'm real lost when it comes down to it.
No they don't allowed the same tricks... in the hand, a bearing tip will spin longer than the fixed tip (contact, strenght of frictions) but with the fix tip u will be allowed to do regeneration, meaning: u can with the string make the top spin forever...
To begin, a gladiator or side winder, and a trompo bearing ll be fine.
For the blizzar, you have to wait that Spintastic fix the bearing problem, they are working on it atm.