This is a much harder version of the previous Spin Top Curl. You’re going to need some flexibility, and patience for it. Also, don’t practice over concrete if you want to keep your top in one piece.
This is a VERY good trick to learn if you need to bump up your social status a bit… or you want to lose an eye.
Finesse, and understanding how a top behaves are what this trick is all about.
Jay Gilligan shows off what he learned in 10th grade Biology class.
Pro tips: it’s easiest to do this trick if both the back leg and the back of the chair are vertical.
RIT JUGGLE-IN WEEK!!!
This week we’ll be showing just a few highlights from the Rochester Institute of Technology juggling festival, held April 11-13 2014.
Special thanks to Jon Gates for showing me this trick.
International juggling superstar Jay Gilligan shows us a classic vaudeville trick.
Another original spin top trick from Mark Hayward. Also known as The Comet.
Pro tip: make sure that the twists in the string are really tight and snugged up against the tip. That will help keep the string from coming off when you release it.
Precession is a change in the orientation of the rotational axis of a rotating body. Say that three times fast.