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Title: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: Mermouy on February 06, 2018, 03:05:53 PM
Loon-Plage DAY-1
Hi all!

We're just installing the "Loon-Plage festival des toupies du monde" pretty busy but here are some early shots:

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_0114.jpg?x79452)
Here is a nice spinning venue, isn't it?

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_0134.jpg?x79452)
The honor guest discovering some new top related games...

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_0188.jpg?x79452)
Just a sample of the top exibition...

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_0121.jpg?x79452)
Even for us some discoveries still happen...

Here is a link to all our nice shots from this annonciating day. (http://blog.youm.org/2018/02/08/loon-plage-festival-des-toupies-du-monde-2018-la-veille/)

More to come of course!
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: Mermouy on February 07, 2018, 01:28:25 PM
Some press announcement:
http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/309967/article/2018-02-02/le-deuxieme-festival-de-la-toupie-demarre-ce-mercredi-la-salle-coluche (http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/309967/article/2018-02-02/le-deuxieme-festival-de-la-toupie-demarre-ce-mercredi-la-salle-coluche)
http://hautsdefrance.sortir.eu/evenements/festival-des-toupies-du-monde-50247334-c969-4a78-bafe-d00848f9b834 (http://hautsdefrance.sortir.eu/evenements/festival-des-toupies-du-monde-50247334-c969-4a78-bafe-d00848f9b834)
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: ta0 on February 07, 2018, 01:39:33 PM
What a great venue!  8)

I wish I could have stayed for this festival, but I had work to do. Correction: I have work to do!
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: Mermouy on February 08, 2018, 05:59:11 AM
Yes! We already miss you here!
I'm sure we'see each others soon!
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: Mermouy on February 08, 2018, 06:07:18 AM
Loon-Plage "Festival des toupies du monde" day 1

On this first opening day, most of visitors were school and other kind of groups, presentation, history, and of course initiation...

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_0284.jpg)

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_0499.jpg)

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_0576.jpg)
Some evidences have been found...

View more shots from this first day here... (http://blog.youm.org/2018/02/08/loon-plage-festival-des-toupies-jour-1/)

And more to come...
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: jim in paris on February 12, 2018, 01:49:36 PM
salute à tutti

loon plage  has been a great festival!
different from Marines
here in the north of france people are more "rural" more "true"
there is a very strong tradition of wood toys , games played in cafés
"estaminets" , and also because life is rough after the closing of sewing factoties
 and coal mines in the 60-70 ties,the rate of unemployment is high,
 many older and even younger people live on the dole.... as a result (it's my personal analysis)
this creates more truthfulness in the way people behave, talk , question, get involved
wednesday-thursday schools from all around : over a hundred kids of all ages to hear the stories
 of tops told by emmanuel , mermouy and others
friday big snowfall,my train cancelled and rescheduled at noon(..)
saturday sunday a lot of activities and 2 records
precision target with taiwan tops : after elevating the landing zone we ended at 2.25 m (over 7 feet)
corkscrew contest : 22 wraps by Attila (certified by VDOs)

the rest of the acts would need a lot of writing ...
whistling tops , long wirewalker, quentin yoyo ,
 reno diabolo , thierry contact , cuper demos "las technicas de trompos",
 emmanuel thomas philippe , david and family, mermouy never tired demonstraters,
manu:at the mix
Big Up to DORIAN the main organizer of the festival
greetings to Audrey and Ludovic from the museum of ancient toys
Denys the woodturner : very skilled and a master for pedagogy

and finally

LUDO and Karine and Sham the masters-cards for ANY-THING

the only down side is that we couldn't do the freestyles on music contest*
(despite 8 players ready to groove ) :

signing off

jim


today cuper in paris for one more day
spinning around ????
 too many things going on !!


Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: ta0 on February 12, 2018, 02:07:23 PM
Thanks for a great report! Everything sounds fantastic!

I'm sure throwing Taiwanese top into a 2.25 m platform must have been lots of fun!

Congrats to Attila on that very impressive corkscrew. But I don't know if we should consider it the official record as the one by Tyler was established under the corkscrew contest constrains, which included: "3-consecutive failed attempts you are out until next year."

So, there was no French freestyle contest?

PD: I still haven't done my Marines report . . .  :-[
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: Attila on February 13, 2018, 12:18:23 PM
Here is the video of the corkscrew:
https://youtu.be/KldJ48VJo1M

By the way if the rule says this cannot be considered as the world record I'm fine with doing it again next year :D Hopefully more of you will be there to see it ;)
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: cecil on February 13, 2018, 02:32:50 PM
Fantastic thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: jim in paris on February 13, 2018, 02:46:11 PM
hello again

Jorge wrote " I don't know if we should consider it the official record as the one by Tyler was established under the corkscrew contest constrains, which included: "3-consecutive failed attempts you are out until next year."


it's a different thing : the corkscrew contest with the trophy turned by P Dyon ,was meant to be a special attraction within the world spintop contest ,hence the special rules

to me
ATTILA owns the world record for corkscrew
it meets all requirements :
over 20 people present
uncut video as a proof
the long string itself was braided in front of the audience

BRAVO ATTILA !!
a very skilled player and mature 19 years-old young man

cheers 8)
jim

Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: Kirk on February 13, 2018, 03:23:41 PM
BRAVO ATTILA !
To me the only difference between this amazing trick and the trophy contest is that in the trophy contest the same string must be used for the entire trick.  I am convinced that Attila could do this with no problem.
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: ta0 on February 13, 2018, 10:47:23 PM
 8)
Well, that Attila did it on the stage in front of all that people is impressive and we could agree it's a world record, even though the conditions on the trophy contest were more demanding.

But on the last corkscrew contest, in Reykjavik, we tried something different to win the trophy (I don't recall if this was posted before). The challenge was: who could do more consecutive fixed-length corkscrews (I forgot the number of wraps but it was low) from one throw. We thought this made the competition accessible to more people. But we can go back to the record in the future if people are interested.
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on February 13, 2018, 11:15:53 PM
Thanks for the insights, Jim.  Sounds so great.  And Attila....wonderful work with the corkscrew challenge and wonderful attitude (I'm fine with doing it again next year - with more people).  I am happy to read that everything went so well!!!
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: Mermouy on February 14, 2018, 10:36:27 AM
Sorry for the delay, but festival time is precious and we had of course problems with pics...
Anyway, you can now look at all pictures from these crazy days!

Loon-plage festival des toupies du monde jours 2 et 3:

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC00020.jpg?x79452)
Tops related activities are legions!

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC00075.jpg?x79452)
Spin to win guys!

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC00172.jpg?x79452)
The shop installation...

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC00321.jpg?x79452)
Training started...
All the pictures from these 2 days here. (http://blog.youm.org/2018/02/14/festival-des-toupies-du-monde-jours-2-et-3-loon-plage-2018/)
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: Mermouy on February 14, 2018, 10:44:45 AM
Loon-plage festival des toupies du monde Saturday

Less groups and more free entrance audience:

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC00578.jpg?x79452)
Body Darma Crossing demo with Jim and Cuper

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC00735.jpg?x79452)
Basicos de trucos... And translation...

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC00728.jpg?x79452)
On stage Attila did a great job!

(http://blog.youm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSC00566.jpg?x79452)
Some more top puzzles!

All pictures from this saturday here (http://blog.youm.org/2018/02/14/festival-des-toupies-du-monde-loon-plage-samedi-10-02-2018/)
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: ta0 on February 14, 2018, 11:52:46 AM
The "training started" photo could be an entry for the photo contest.
The puzzles in the shapes of tops are a good idea as a different activity.
On the rest of the photos I see lots of interest, like in Marines, at Ludo's table (managed by Karine and their daughter). Many different ethnic and craft tops there. I myself got several, including my first Afghan top and some of Ludo's (Karine's?) very original creations.
Good that Emmanuel could serve as translator for Marco. But he always manages to communicate quite well just with his smile and a top :D
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: Mermouy on February 19, 2018, 01:54:47 PM
Here is a very nice and interesting video, it comes from a local tv, this guy stayed the whole two days with us on the week-end, made some interviews; he also filmed and put some nice effects on Attila's new world record:
http://youtu.be/cvxreqRi_X8
Sorry it's in french...
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: cecil on February 19, 2018, 02:16:17 PM
Nice video thanks for sharing. Good to see a big top come out.
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on February 19, 2018, 05:01:36 PM
Wonderful video! Makes me wish I could have been there even more. If interested, I'd be happy to donate some LEGO finger tops for next year.
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: ta0 on February 19, 2018, 07:36:45 PM
Wonderful TV segment!
Excellent showcase of Attila's record!  8)
Jim, Quentin and Marco also did great.

Ah, if I could have taken a few more vacation days . . .  :'(

Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: Mermouy on February 20, 2018, 03:33:52 AM
Wonderful video! Makes me wish I could have been there even more. If interested, I'd be happy to donate some LEGO finger tops for next year.

Hi, sure that would be amazing! With some of them we could even make a special lego table (as part of the exhibition, avoiding people plating too much with them)
That would be also great if you give with them a small text to present them (author of course, but also you're story with them, what's the point of their crafting, evolution and so on...)
What do you think?

Also you have to know that Loon-plage festival is new and young and take place only every two years, but Marines' one take place every year and we share most of the exhibition between these two festivals...

When ready you can PM me to get a postal address, and we would take care of postal costs (maybe we can send you this ammount via Paypal?)

Of course this can also be applied to anyone of this forum members who could share interesting top-related stuff with us...

Read ya all soon!
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on February 20, 2018, 07:55:30 AM
Good job with the video.  I enjoyed watching it!!!
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: CUPER on February 20, 2018, 02:34:14 PM
pase dias geniales graxiassssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: jim in paris on February 20, 2018, 03:37:54 PM
yep !
very high quality vid,I don't know how managed 5 mn with over 2H of footage !
I like the interview by Quentin with Attila in english/french and then Marco translated instantly by Sham spanish/french..the finishing shot with the kid is like a punctuation

jim
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: jmadrigal on February 20, 2018, 09:20:36 PM
Great Video. Very fun to watch.
Title: Re: Loon-Plage festival report
Post by: lincolnrick on February 23, 2018, 02:58:35 PM
This is a great video. Should be tagged for future reference.