Work in progress...
I think all plastic spintops should be prepped
Winding (right handed)
- need diagram
- first few wraps tight
Basic Throw (right handed)
String / Chord management
- Length: relative to size and weight of the top, not the size of the player.
- If too long, top will be leaning away from you after a boomerang, leaning towards you if too short.
- Optional: adjust throw to compensate;
- throw with tip leaning away from you (underhand) if string is too short
- twist wrist toward body as you throw if string is too long
- Testing length - wind extra chord on button before to test before you make the final cut.
- Thickness: use thicker chord if you want to play with a shorter string and visa-versa
- Slips out of botton - figure 8 knot / button wrap
Balancing Spin Tops
Throwing Koma Edit
If the koma has a flat top a knot can be captured against it and wound as with a normal top. If it's convace and there is nowhere to secure the knot (Spingear Hayabusa/Mozu etc.) the string can either be pinned against the side rim of the top, or a loop tied into the end of the string. A larger loop increases the chance of it release cleanly after a boomerang.