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Author Topic: Inspirational Spin Top Videos  (Read 28488 times)
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« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2012, 10:48:35 PM »

David also captured this rare footage
if by "captured" you mean "downloaded off of a website before youtube was popular and then put it on youtube when i realized it wasn't there already" then yes, that is what i did.

several years ago that video was more inspiring to me than probably any other pure-spintop video i've seen (aside from how to be a player volume 2), Mr. Brown shows what can be done, and how it's done, and the regenerations with oversized tops in particular really helped me alot to fine tune what i'd learned from ta0's website (ta0's website www.ta0.com is the single greatest resource for topspinning i've had the pleasure of visiting on the internet, i remember the written explanations of the regeneration tricks made my life much happier).
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« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2012, 12:28:00 AM »

David also captured this rare footage
if by "captured" you mean "downloaded off of a website before youtube was popular and then put it on youtube when i realized it wasn't there already" then yes, that is what i did.
That is exactly what I mean.  Exactly.

Who got you spinning tops?  For me it was Jon Gates.  When we were in Hawaii at THP camp, he showed me some tricks with a red Duncan Imperial spin top.  The tricks were cool, but what hooked me is he showed me how to balance one so it spins smoother.  Being able to tune the thing made me feel much more in control.  Jon Gates everybody:

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« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2012, 07:10:53 PM »

And now for something completely different; LARGE TOP IN SLOW MO!!!

(this video loads slow for some reason, give it a minute and it will start)



Eric Wolff is like the Elrond of yo-yo's and spin tops, and his mods liken that of the elves.
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« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2012, 11:01:23 PM »

Who got you spinning tops? 

my roommate was really into yoyos, and there was this video that duncan put out called "how to be a player volume one" for yoyos and there was a volume two, which was for tops (i do believe that one's linked in this thread), and he got that to, so i guess it was my roommate technically but really, it was Steve Brown and some skinny dude... oh wait, i mean... it was Mr. Brown, and YOU Mr. Neff.
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« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2012, 09:52:49 PM »

...and YOU Mr. Neff.
I am so blushing!

Sticking to the big tops theme for a moment, following is the largest boomerang-able top I've seen.  It was made by Alan Gray, the guy in the first video.  Alan is a master craftsman rivaled only by Eric Wolff (my opinion of course), also a very skilled player.



Second video is the owner of Fuego, Eric Girardi!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/XFZVROKm_9E&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/XFZVROKm_9E&rel=0</a>
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« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2012, 10:43:23 PM »

There are many inspirational spin top players, the trouble is finding them.  They lurk in dark basements and other undesirable places.  You have to wait for them to come out to some obscure juggling festival where they squint their eyes saying it's to bright and their skin glows and stuff.  The next best thing is to find a video of them, which can sometimes be just as difficult, you have to search dark corners of the internet.  Our friend David Buhrmester was on such a quest, trying to find footage of Felix Avellana, member of Duncan Crew Worldwide and 2009 World Spin Top Contest Bearing Division 1st Place winner.  This evening I got a message from David, it went like this:
I FOUND IT I FOUNT IT I FOUND IT!!!!

<a href="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5682810&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA" target="_blank">http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5682810&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA</a>

Warning:  also contains yo yo tricks, Steve Brown, and Patrick Mitchell  Grin
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« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2012, 10:36:23 PM »

First trick here is BOSS.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/b43OF3cFQWU&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/b43OF3cFQWU&rel=0</a>

Second one ain't so bad either.  Snap start to a boatload of barrel rolls.  Boring for some, Everest for others.
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« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2012, 07:32:21 PM »

That was Salvador de la Rosa.  This is Salvador Martinez:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Hr24Q8o8YEw&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Hr24Q8o8YEw&rel=0</a>

This is on Jon Gates' you tube channel, but I don't think this is the original upload.  Anyway at the time Salvador Martinez was a street performer in Mexico.  Like seriously, in the STREET while the cars were stopped at a red light.  This guy has created many extremely difficult regeneration variations, and is now on the Cometa team touring in Europe.
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« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2012, 11:54:21 PM »

I have not mastered this yet but it is not as hard as it looks:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/IDmOMslG_v8&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/IDmOMslG_v8&rel=0</a>

LEARN IT!!!
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« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2012, 11:33:30 PM »

Got it?  Good.  Now learn this one and teach it to me.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hafcFeWGTGk&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/hafcFeWGTGk&rel=0</a>
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« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2012, 01:16:40 PM »

Brand New!  Check out this run from Tyler Young!!!

That is a solid 5" Watts top.  Easy to catch because of it's size, fun to regenerate but does not hold spin long so you have to keep it moving pretty good.  It's not light - using one of these will give you huge pectoral muscles (Renn voice)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/DIqgQ4aa3_w&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/DIqgQ4aa3_w&rel=0</a>
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« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2013, 10:48:51 PM »

This video inspires me to clean up my basement.  BUT it inspires you to acquire one of the finest spin tops in the world!!!  The top in this video is the original S8 STB.  It is smaller than the STB 2.0 but bigger than the Love.  I've gotten better since this video was shot, but

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« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2013, 01:17:02 PM »

Last year I visited Gustavo and Salvador in Mexico City.  This is the last on a series of videos I edited showing how amazing Gus is:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ldqw3n9ayOg&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/ldqw3n9ayOg&rel=0</a>
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« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2013, 03:18:21 PM »

Could one of you post a video showing a fixed tip vs. a bearing tip vs. a one-way bearing tip? I've always been curious about each styles tricks and whatnot.
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« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2013, 10:01:57 PM »

The video above your post would be a great example of top notch fixed tip play.  Lots of regenerations, wirewalkers, fast paced, seemingly repetitive to some.

Bearing tip play tends to have more set-up time for the tricks but the wow factor for people who haven't seen it before is still there.  Can't think of a good video example at the moment...

I will meditate on this... or I might fall asleep.
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