Hello, I registered today after two weeks of complete failure in hopes that I could figure out my top.
I bought a Duncan Ripcord to start, and had zero success getting it to land correctly and eventually chipped the bottom of the crown. I fixed it up with some e6000 glue and it seems to work fine with the ripcord thing, but not with the string. I’ve watched hours of videos on youtube, mostly in Spanish, on how to throw a “trompo” and I feel like I’ve tried every way to wrap and hold the top I can think of with basically the same result. sometimes it even lands completely upside down, but never on the tip.
I thought the Duncan might be the issue, so I bought a few Mexican Trompo tops from Amazon. I figured that a majority of the videos I saw online were kids playing with these cheap tops, so maybe they’re easier. Not the case for me unfortunately. They all land on the side.
Here’s what I’ve done to try and fix it. I read the starter post and tried to keep the tip up and my throws accurate to read the tip and see if the string is too long or not. It’s a little spastic, but it seemed like the string is too long because the tip points behind me most of the time. After several slip knots in the string behind the button, it still seems to land with the tip behind me and I’m running out of string.
That the heck am I doing wrong? ???