Turn Turn Turn!
March 26, 2008 2:24 AM   Subscribe

The art of spin. No, not that spin silly. This one. Yeah, that's the one I'm talking about. Don't worry--it's really simple. All you've got to do is follow these instructions, practice, practice, practice, and then you'll be as good as these guys someday. But try not to act like a dick.

Here's how the Chinese do it by the way. And this is how it's done in Japan (slightly different approach). However, the Canadians, French, and Germans (not to mention the Indians) prefer the old fashioned way.

But if spinning tops is not your thing, then how about a game of marbles. Or Carroms perhaps? (There's loads of more stuff here, for your spring and summer amusement... enjoy!)
posted by hadjiboy (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wah, that stuff raised some memories
posted by zouhair at 3:09 AM on March 26, 2008


I'm Dizzy!
posted by Dizzy at 3:42 AM on March 26, 2008


This post is tops!
posted by not_on_display at 4:48 AM on March 26, 2008


Ow my back!
posted by Pollomacho at 4:56 AM on March 26, 2008


So it's like a yo-yo, but sideways? And it also doesn't come back?
posted by Eideteker at 5:31 AM on March 26, 2008


Is this going to be like Yo-Yos in middle school? Will everyone on metafilter be spin-toping tomorrow?
posted by splatta at 5:51 AM on March 26, 2008


Holy crap.

(The French guy seemed less overblown than the cowboy, though. At least the Mission Impossible music could be blamed on the producers of that show, while the tiny badass vibe from Dr Love was entirely of his own choosing.)
posted by DU at 6:13 AM on March 26, 2008


They shouldn't keep switching camera angles. I suspect fraud! ;)

Plus, the human version.
posted by nax at 7:04 AM on March 26, 2008


Drat, and here, I thought you mean this kind of spinning. (full disclosure: it's my dome-mate in the video.)
posted by kaibutsu at 11:19 AM on March 26, 2008


Hair Metal and Yo-Yos... is this high school?
posted by sir_rubixalot at 12:14 PM on March 26, 2008


lol, I actually went to school with Steve Brown (the Canadian link). He's actually based in Cleveland and hails from Jacksonville, FL. He's now a professional yo-yo'er (if there is such a thing)
posted by kfelscher at 1:11 PM on March 26, 2008


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