When I was a child , Every winter , Boys often get together to play top on the ice , Our northeast dialect is called play “ Bingga ” hit “duo luo”. Use wood to cut a round vertebral body with flat surface and sharp bottom , More advanced is pressing a steel ball on the pointed foot .
First, wrap the tip of a small whip around its waist , One more pull , Make it spin , And then beat it with a whip , Make it spin . This kind of game is called top pulling or top whipping . The more the top blows, the faster it spins , Whose top spins long , Who is the winner .
There's a nursery rhyme ：“ Little top , The body is round , Little feet are sharp and sharp . Whip , He just turns , The more he smokes, the more he turns . Whoosh , The song is sweet , All the way to sunset Hill , Happy to return home .” The joy of playing top , Unforgettable today .
Top is an ancient traditional folk game activity , The wooden top is conical , Big up and small down , Iron nails or steel balls are often added at the cone end . Play time , Spin the top to the ground with a rope , And then beat it with a rope , Make it spin . The harder you beat, the faster you spin , Therefore calls “ You're a jerk ”.
Top is the earliest entertainment tool of Han people , Also make “ Top ”, Minnan is called “ Joy of doing ” The north is called “ Ice ” or “ Beat the old cow ”. Different places have different names for top , Such as “ Rehmannia glutinosa ”、“ Old ox ”、“ Niuniuer ”、“ Water chestnut ” etc. ……
China is the hometown of top , From the Neolithic site in Xiaxian County, Shanxi Province, China , We found the top made of stone . so , There are at least four gyroscopes in our country 、 Five thousand years of history .
Toys similar to top appeared in China as early as the Song Dynasty , The name is called “ Thousands of ”. It's a needle shaped object about three centimeters long , In an ivory disc , Spin with your hands , When it's about to stop, flick it with your sleeve , Keep it spinning , Last , Let's see who has the longest rotation , Who is the winner . This is a noble game used by concubines and maids to kill the boring time in the deep Palace at that time .
According to the 《 The scenery of the imperial capital is just 》 A book records , This game has been popular since Ming Dynasty . The top is made of wood , It's like a cone with a cone on top and a cone on the bottom , There is a small steel ball on the tip .
In order to look good , You can also put a few circles of color on the top , It's very nice to turn around , In addition, we need to make a whip , That is, with a small stick about two feet long , Tie a rope or a thin pimp to one end of the stick 、 Cloth strips will do .
“ Top ” The term , It first appeared in the Ming Dynasty , Liu Dong 、 Written by Yu Yizheng 《 The scenery of the imperial capital is just 》 Yes ：“ The willows are green , The empty bell ; Willow life , Pull the top ; Willow died , kick shuttlecock .” The record .
The top usually plays on the ground , But there are also non-contact , Just spinning in the air , Even some experts can play top on their heads . Because we often exchange views with each other , There are a lot of folk games “ Top talent ”.
The top is made of wood 、 Bamboo 、 Stone 、 It's made of pottery and brick . Modern wooden gyroscopes add iron nails or steel balls at the bottom of the tips that touch the ground , To reduce friction .
Now the top has a variety of materials and shapes , Like plastic or iron …… Of course , Some more “ Hand twist the top ” It's very popular . Top , It's a toy for all ages , All over the world . With the changing times , There are more and more different styles and playing methods of top , It's a lot to talk about and can't put it down .