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ta0

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Mexican inductees to the Figaro Gallery
« on: April 13, 2012, 10:20:50 AM »

The new inductees are:

Miguel Angel Chavez:



Carlos "Nica" Solis:



Salvador de la Rosa:



Omar de la Rosa:



Omar Lemo:



CautĂ­n:



Brian:



and of course,

(Pedro) Salvador Martinez (Moctezuma):



Gustavo Castro

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Re: Mexican inductees to the Figaro Gallery
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 01:15:16 PM »

I met other demonstrators but I missed the opportunity of taking a photo of them with Figaro. I also wish I had taken a picture while they were distributing the official suits for this season in Europe. Today Gus must have left for Hungary and tomorrow Salvador Martinez and Carlos leave for Slovakia. I believe Salvador de la Rosa will campaign in Spain (Zaragoza).

I included Brian, Gus nephew, because he already can do difficult tricks and he is a future champion. I taught him the hold for the upside-down boomerang and he nailed Pencil Sharpener (to the bottom of a Cobra) in just a few more tries than his uncle. We competed to see who of us could get the Indiana Jones whip first: we tied (Gus nails that one every time).
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Re: Mexican inductees to the Figaro Gallery
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 03:17:29 PM »

That's a fine set of new inductees.  The gallery just gets better and better!
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Re: Mexican inductees to the Figaro Gallery
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 04:46:43 PM »

When I sold Figaro to Jorge, I never imagined I would be paid back with so many pictures of great top players. It was worth every minute spent making it.

Great seeing all the new inductees. That smile from Gus could light up any child's face. Love the story from the bus.
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Re: Mexican inductees to the Figaro Gallery
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 05:07:52 PM »

Figaro--the great spin top ambassador! (and his sidekick Ta0)  ;)
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Re: Mexican inductees to the Figaro Gallery
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 06:41:18 PM »

When I sold Figaro to Jorge, I never imagined I would be paid back with so many pictures of great top players. It was worth every minute spent making it.

Great seeing all the new inductees. That smile from Gus could light up any child's face. Love the story from the bus.
I would say that it was worth every cent I paid for him. Thanks so much Alan!

The gallery is up to 89 names! You can see it here: The Figaro Gallery of Top Players

I did not visit the large Teotihuacán pyramids just outside Mexico City, as I had visited them before. But perhaps I should, it would have been a great photo opportunity for Figaro. Next time.

It is always "almost" funny to watch the person in charge of the X-ray machine at the airport stare at his screen and call somebody else for a second opinion.
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Re: Mexican inductees to the Figaro Gallery
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 08:15:42 PM »

Yes, nice pics.  89 top top spinners is a quite impressive gallery.

I love the stories from the airport.  There were a number of odd expressions from my experiences, too (especially from the rascals).

Is there a story behind why Miguel is not spinning Figaro on his hand?
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Re: Mexican inductees to the Figaro Gallery
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 11:43:33 AM »

Is there a story behind why Miguel is not spinning Figaro on his hand?
At the plant there was no soft surface to throw Figaro and I did not want to risk breaking it at the beginning of the trip. I probably should have taken the time to simulate a spinning Figaro as I have done a few other times (because I could not throw in that location, or the "player" had trouble controlling Figaro, or even because I forgot the rope in the suitcase). I have been lucky with lefties so far as Mark Hayward was always around to throw Figaro for me.
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