Tops are a traditional toy for Chinese. Kids used to enjoy spinning tops in the early years. Da-shi people improved tops and created new models. Now the big tops have become an important folklore activity in Taiwan. In 1968, sculptor Wu-shiung Jien and his good friends organized a club named "Association of King Tops". They got together to discuss how to improve the shape of tops and how to play new tops. That's when the weight of tops went up to 5 kg, 10kg, and even 50 kg – known as the "King of Tops". Big tops set the very fist milestone in top history .
Then "Da-shi Top Club" promoted the sport of tops. The tops became bigger and bigger. The world record is the top weighed at 151 kg named Di-nin-tzu-kwang (literally translated as the Light of the Earth). The big top is so heavy that special skills are required. The rope is thicker than your thumb, and is about 4-5 kg. Players can use a rubber stripe instead. You can swing the top in the same way as you throw the shot, or in the same way as you throw a net. You can even swing the top in the same way as you push objects forward. You can swing the big top on a hard cement ground, or you need a disc for it .
The falling top can smash an ordinary cement ground. When you play with a 100-kg top, you need to possess special skills and special ground to make the top spin. You can find all sizes of tops at the Exhibition Hall of King Tops in Fu-jen Temple, Ho-ping Road. The bean curd shop on Deng-lung road with the sign "Da-shi's King of Tops" is the location of of the top club. You can watch people play tops at the gatherings and celebrations sponsored by the temples. If you like to play with the tops, you can join the class in front of Fu-jen Temple .