I’ve been throwing yoyos for about a year, and wanted to get into spintops. I bought a spintastics trompo grande, and I would love to get some tips and tricks from some experienced players. I am still getting the hang of throwing it, so any tips on throwing the spintop would be extremely appreciated. Thanks
Ask Chris Neff.
Welcome! I just started a few months ago. Read the first thread here on Getting Started with Tops, I found
it very helpful. Look at as many videos as you can, the spintastics website has some good videos and the trompos cometa has a lot of them with slowmotion, and of course youtube. Then go and throw it a thousand times. Once you get it spinning in your hand and doing boomerang, you’ll be hooked.
It is hard to briefly summarize what you will need to know as you learn. Ask questions when you have a specific problem and we can help you through it
I can do easy tricks and boomerang also variations of it with those cheap mexican spintops.
my biggest question is, how do I balance the top. I am able to throw a top and catch it in my hand, but it always spins off my hand. Do you have any suggestions?
Neff has a lot of useful videos that might be worth checking out. Good luck!
try rotating your hand in a circular pattern to get the spin top back into an upright state. also look up duncans how to be a player volume 2
Ultimately new players will want to rotate the hand in a circular motion as you indicate, this the most effective way, and it sounds like you know what you are doing. I just want to explain that in the video I teach the straight line way at first to explain when to pull in what direction. If the timing of your rotation is off it will only make things worse.