I’m a girl born and raised in Brooklyn- the Fort Greene Projects and i loved that game we called it crack top too. And i was good till to day, married with two kids. i had a BBQ this Aug 2002 and it so
happens that i had seen in a book that i get in the mail. they had the tops and i bought 4 dozen when i got them though they were the bigger ones, i like the smaller one they go faster and humm better. anyway one of the guys i sing with was there and i said hey Gilbert look what i got. So he took one and started playing, then of course i started before i knew it there were about eight people playing, even Gilberts mom whose 76 and my uncle both born and raise in Puerto Rico were spining a top. My brother whose about 13 years younger than me tried but he sucked at it. we would run when he tried. we were all playing in the streets by then. A cop car pass by and i thought they were going to say something but they didn’t. But the best spinner there was Gilbert, man he made that top humm so loud you could hear from a couple of feet. That was the best time i had in a long time. it was great. The only bad thing was the string it came with they were too short and too weak. we had to tie two strings together to get good spins. I still have about three dozens. Next i want to play skellys.