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SpinQueen

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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2010, 11:40:22 AM »

Yes Mark, an extra day (Thursday) sounds great!  I had been thinking that also we need to find a place where we can spin our tops in the evening...especially Saturday night....some place where when we can have a contest for $ cash $!   We know that can't happen at the Holiday Inn where they harass even the yo-yo players to move away from the hotel by using crabby women and signs.   Thanks Ta0, for trying to "get us a room".
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2010, 02:09:31 PM »

That all sounds like fun.  With the youngest off to college we will be empty nesters next year and I will try to bring my wife along.  Afterall, I believe we are the only husband and wife to be registered on this forum!
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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2010, 06:28:01 PM »

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After all, I believe we are the only husband and wife to be registered on this forum!
Oooh . . . ! Hi Dawn! Welcome to the board! I am sure Mike did not pressure you to register  ::) ;D I wonder what is your user name  ???

But I am not 100% sure that Val and Dale are not lurkers or anonymous members . . .
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The sports (ladder) awards
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2010, 12:59:11 AM »

There were no kids from SQ's Academy so we had few participants in the sports division (not a ladder anymore as you get to choose the order of the tricks). This is the award ceremony:


From left: Dylan Schink (17 years) winner of the 17+ division, Andrew (Robinson?) (12) winner of the 12 and under, John Ferre (14) winner of the 13-17 years.

John competed in all the ladders at nats and also won the diabolo (reaching the last trick!). He is also a juggler. I taught him to throw on the ground that morning (he did not own a top) and by the time he did the "ladder" he landed boomerangs most of the time and was starting to work on MGR. He could get scary good at tops in a short time, if he wanted, although he has many competing interests. He is from Chico so he will be at future nats.
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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2010, 10:32:33 PM »

That picture makes me so happy!
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ta0

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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2010, 11:51:09 PM »

A couple more pictures from the awards.



Darren and his hardware



I'll get you next time! (feel free to give it your caption)
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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2010, 02:47:44 PM »

Zeemo sent me a link to the L.A. Times story about Chico.  I read the story looking for top references but the story was all about the yo.

However, when I clicked on the accompanying photo layout for the story, this was the first image I saw:

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-yo-yo-pictures,0,3159293.photogallery

Beautiful shot of Alan Gray and a big top.
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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2010, 03:11:32 PM »

Wow!  What a great bunch of photos!  Makes me want to have a professional photographer just follow me around all the time.  If only I had a staff, I would and a photographer to it for sure.
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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2010, 04:00:32 PM »

Terrific picture, Alan.  Love that big top and the swirling rope!
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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2010, 06:25:33 PM »

That is an amazing picture. The hard part was balancing that top on the end of that loose rope.

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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2010, 06:44:24 PM »

The timing couldn't be more perfect.
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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2010, 01:17:52 AM »

That is a beautiful photo.
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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2010, 02:47:59 PM »

All of the elements are there in that picture.  The angle, the lighting, and the moment.  Nice one!
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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2010, 04:55:47 PM »

This reminds me another great action shot of Alan and a big top that appeared in the media: the whip-my-face "playboy" picture on the Daily Nebraskan  ;)
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Re: Nationals 2010 - the story
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2010, 05:09:50 PM »

That was another great spin top action photo.



http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper857/documents/u02m843q.pdf

The photo is on the top half of page 7. Nothing else of interest to see on that page.
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