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 on: October 16, 2018, 12:04:16 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
Ha ha!!!  I found this in several pieces in Don's collection.  The plastic wrap was off and I think I got most of the pieces (from the bottom of a box) back in there.  I tried to give this away to someone and they would not take it.

 on: October 16, 2018, 12:01:19 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
Nice poster.  Love the colors. 

Safe travels.

 on: October 16, 2018, 11:39:39 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
This vintage Rocky Spinning Tops Action Game in card is on Ebay:

It required batteries, so I'm guessing it had lights and maybe sound.
I think the upper handles remain with the top while spinning so the tops can have arms to box with.

It originally sold for $3 in 1986, but even in this not very good condition they are asking $650!

 on: October 16, 2018, 11:23:58 AM 
Started by cecil - Last post by Neff
Tight string will loosen up if you put it in the washer with your laundry. If you want string that is really really limp, put in in the dryer also with fabric softener.

I tried once to twist four strands around a center strand for a core. It seems like it would work after about forty-seven days worth of trial and error. I get what I want out of 4 ply.

I wish you luck on this quest of yours, Cecil   :)

 on: October 16, 2018, 11:20:55 AM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
This is the poster for the event:

The artist must have looked for examples of trompos in the internet, because the tops look more Mexican than Colombian!  ???

I'm traveling to Colombia Thursday night and I'm excited about adding many other great players from Colombia to the Figaro Gallery.
(By the way, I finally updated the gallery with the inductees from the Miamisburg fest. Send me a pm if you want to modify, remove or add any info to your entry.)

 on: October 15, 2018, 10:37:43 PM 
Started by peonza - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
Loco como trompo

 on: October 15, 2018, 09:16:25 PM 
Started by Larry D. - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
One happy birthday to you from me and thousands of happy birthday greetings from all your tops in the hall of fame.

 on: October 15, 2018, 04:00:53 PM 
Started by paxl13 - Last post by paxl13
Also, stock string to thin and too short!!! No problem there tho :P

 on: October 15, 2018, 04:00:18 PM 
Started by paxl13 - Last post by paxl13
So I now understand the absolute love with Strummol8 tops... JUST WOW... to anyone serious, skip all the other ones and buy straight a guila ... And then scoff it on the 2nd throw :P But that love!...

I need a love now!! DIE MY WALLET!!

 on: October 15, 2018, 02:05:53 PM 
Started by mailman - Last post by ta0
You can start with the one on my site  ;) :

All those are books I personally have. I need to update it with a few I have acquired recently.

There are other lists on the internet with mentions of tops in literature, films and art.

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