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  • Festival delle Trottole, Cremona, Italy: May 23, 2022 - May 29, 2022

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Re: Festival in Cremona, Italy
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2022, 03:44:16 AM »

Nice! you are around 100 km away from my home.
Is that an invitation?  ;)

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the meeting with Gianni in Bologna. But we will meet him in Cremona.
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Re: Festival in Cremona, Italy
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2022, 04:13:25 AM »

Im free after 17.00 but i think Venice has a better appeal than me ;)
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Re: Festival in Cremona, Italy
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2022, 06:06:13 PM »

We met many players, collectors and makers at the park and later we had a nice dinner given by the organizers in which we occupied two rooms. Mermouy, Emmanuel (with daughter), Attila, Kostas, Dauge (a new great player from Mallorca), Gianni, Maurizio and, of course, Rocco, were there.
This looks like it's going to be a great festival!  :)

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Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2022, 09:29:03 AM »

This was the first italian festival about spinning tops, (Cremona, May 28 and 29, 2022).
It was only two hours drive from where I live so I thought that I couldn't miss.
It was a show even better than I thought, there were so many tops, then talented artisans and dexterous jugglers !

Jorge, thank you for your patience teaching me how to throw the top with the string.  I am very bumbling but I will improve.
Thanks to Cuper and Emilio Benericetti too, who gifted me two little tops.

These are the photos: 









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Re: Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2022, 09:33:53 AM »

More photos...









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Re: Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2022, 09:37:41 AM »

Some more...









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Re: Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2022, 09:41:39 AM »




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Re: Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2022, 09:51:40 AM »

Cuper...



Jorge played with a really large top:





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Re: Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2022, 10:15:44 AM »

The players on the stage.  I never saw spinning top tricks from live before, I have to say that these guys are amazingly skilled.. !

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Re: Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2022, 12:13:56 PM »

A wonderland of finger tops! Love the one with the bell-shaped rotor full of holes. Very bad for air resistance but a beautiful static design.
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Re: Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2022, 12:28:11 PM »

A wonderland of finger tops! Love the one with the bell-shaped rotor full of holes. Very bad for air resistance but a beautiful static design.

I too like that one.  The part with the holes seems delicate, it must be not very easy to make, I suspect.
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Re: Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2022, 12:40:02 PM »

Iacopo, thank you for sharing all these photos. So good it was only a three hour drive for you!
And now we have handsome photos of Jorge.
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Re: Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2022, 12:40:16 PM »

The festival was briefly shown on the italian TV news. 
Instagram seems not to allow a direct link but you can go to the following address, (omitting the # at the beginning):

#https://www.instagram.com/tv/CeJALEruz24/?hl=it
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Re: Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2022, 01:36:13 PM »

And now we have handsome photos of Jorge.

I add another one.  At some point Jorge made that giant top to rotate all around, which was very spectacular to see, given the dimensions of the top. 
The photo is not good, I had no time to zoom out and the top is not visible, the timing too is not good...
But I post it, for the wonderful incredulous face at the left.
Bravo, Jorge !


 

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Re: Festival della trottola - Cremona, Italy - Many photos !
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2022, 02:19:34 PM »

Thank you Iacopo!
Although I still feel a bit melancholic that I had to miss out on this one and that I could not meet all of you again or for the first time respectively. It brings back good memories of my "initiation to throw tops" in February this year at Marines. I am guessing Iacopo we had some similar experiences.


Could you tell me more about thise class of tops?



Are they for "dual use"? Either upside down hanging there magnetically or turned around to be spun in that dimple in the wood?

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