Member of the Month: Mar 2019 - Grow Journal of the Month: Jan 2020
topping is a science and the results are mostly predictable.
If you wait till now, when there are 5 nodes showing, and you top between nodes 2 and 3, you end up with 4 main kolas along with enough older leaves to really jump start this cut, even being such a drastic one.
if you top between nodes 3 and 4, it acts much like a FIM. Sometimes you can get 4 or even 5 main nodes after a prolonged "stress" time as the plant tries to figure things out, and oftentimes this cut will lead to 3 main kolas.
if you top between nodes 4 and 5 or anywhere higher on the plant, it splits that growth node and you end up with two main shoots.
After alternating nodes are seen, topping the end of any growth tip, splits that growth tip into two.