A Sauseknopf is not turned on a handle, but driven by twisting a thin spring wire. The top is held horizontally between thumb and index finger and the tip is placed on the ground. The suspension fork is pushed through two opposite holes near the middle and should touch the ground. The upper end of the suspension fork is now twisted with the fingers of the second hand. To start, pull out the wire and let go of the top at the same time. The ball only has the function to hold the parts of the top together when it is not needed.