Alright YoPhosis.... ***short vid added***


#1

You never told me what kind of Top I got from you. lol Oh and I got 3 arm wraps this morning. :slight_smile: The day after I learned to throw it. Love this thing!


#2

Sweet! What you have is what has become commonly known as a Diet BK. It may have started as a Duncan Rip Cord or Bearing King, but the bearing tip makes it a BK and the hole in the cap makes it “Diet.”

Here’s a few that I’ve done:

You’ll notice on these I didn’t keep the cut very clean, I treat it as more of a quick and dirty way to make the top play better than an aesthetic mod… that and I still have a few things to learn about finishing plastic on a lathe :smiley:

The mod is pretty easy with a lathe; chuck it up and drill a one inch hole in it with a Forstner bit. If you don’t have a lathe, here’s another way to do it:

http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,1343.msg13466.html#msg13466

When I do it, I also trim down the diameter of the cap so the Duncan Imperial plastic throwing ring fits over it, so I can do stuff like this:

(video was done with a Spintastics Blizzard)


#3

vid I did last night. The first time I tried it I landed it back in my hand. This time I gave up and well…


#4

awesome!
it took me forever to learn that trick, i’m still not brave enough to do it barefoot like the superstars do.


#5

Yeah Chris is the bomb diggity. lol


#6

Icthus , next you need to get one of these Neff bad boys!!! I still only play this over carpet :smiley:



#7

Don’t worry Mike. I’ll be getting a Neff Top as soon as I can afford one. :]
Besides he’s the guy that made me want to throw tops. After meeting him at Moyo a few years ago I’ve watched a lot of videos of his. Guy is amazing!

I also want one of those tops that are made by that Mexican guy. heard they are expensive but worth the money. Neff had a few at moyo 2 years ago I think.


#8

Good lookin’ corkscrew! Lots of people ahemKevinM have trouble with getting out of corkscrew. Best advice I have is to practice getting out of merry-go-round because it is basically the same thing; keep it going in a circle and correct the top and when it is close to verticle pop it back up to your hand.

The Cuper top is what I had at MOYO in 2010. It is a good top, but Spintastics’s new Quicksilver is plenty good if you like aluminum tops. The plastic cap makes it play a little better than with the old aluminum caps.

I hope I didn’t blind anybody with my white hobbit feet :-\


#9

My middle son (16) decided to play with my top and now he’s better than me… I love it!