YAJUA Long Lasting Wooden Trompos Spinning Tops, 3-Count

Last updated: December 1, 2022

YAJUA Long Lasting Wooden Trompos Spinning Tops, 3-Count

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We looked at the top Spinning Tops and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Spinning Top you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis, the YAJUA Long Lasting Wooden Trompos Spinning Tops, 3-Count placed 8th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

SIZE AND DESIGN: Small top: 2 ¾” x 1 ⅝” x 1 ⅝” in RED, BLUE and GREEN in one shareable package. NOVICE TO INTERMEDIATE TOPS: This top is highly reliable and long lasting, due to its size and density the spinning top requires between novice and intermediate skill. OUTSTANDING QUALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP: These spinning tops (trompos) are a nostalgic part of many generations and it will be preserved for years to come, each top is handcrafted and quality is superb.

Overview

Spinning tops have been played with by children and adults for thousands of years. It is unclear specifically when and where they were invented as they have been found by archeologists around the world on every continent except Antarctica. In the Middle East, clay tops have been discovered dating as far back as 3,500 BC. In Turkey, tops made from ceramic and terra cotta have been found, dating to 3,000 BC. In China, archeologists have discovered wooden tops dating to 1,240 BC.

Why have spinning tops been so popular across history? It could be that their shape is derived from nature, resembling a simple acorn. It’s unclear whether this would have been the inspiration for the spinning top, but it is interesting that people have played with them independently all over the world. Historians believe the first ever spinning tops were likely made out of natural objects, such as a seed or nut with a stick or thorn stuck to the middle of it.

Today, spinning tops are made from a variety of materials, from titanium to plastic to wood to stainless steel. While they may have been a simple pastime for children, today tops are enjoyed by people of all ages who love to see how long they can get their top to spin for. Once the top starts spinning, it is mesmerizing to watch it go round and round. People love to try different spinning strategies to see which way will result in the longest spin.

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