Could you please explain or show in a video how to spin traditional Czech tops? I bought one in Prague, but I am unable to spin it.

Answer

I'll have to be honest with you and say I haven't had any experience with those particular tops. However, here in the USA back in the 1980's and early 1990's, some plastic toy tops may have operated along the same concept, and I remember those well. For those tops, you just stick the rod through the tip of the top, then get the top spinning by "pumping" it with the stick as fast as possible, pull the stick out, and watch it go. As for the Czech top, I have done both English and Czech language searches across the Internet, and haven't found anything about those either. If I do stumble across something, I'll be sure to share it here.

Updated on April 3, 2018

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Spinning Tops Across the Globe
By truefaith7
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