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jim in paris

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top and news (report)
« on: April 23, 2012, 10:06:58 AM »

hi all
we have been on 2 festivals , Ludo and I, playing and teaching tops ..
the 1st was the kite festival at Berck sur Mer
strong winds and showers,but it kept dry in the canopy and we did several workshops with young and older people, sold a few tops....


 

the 2 nd festival was in the Auvergne region in the center of France
sponsored by the city , activities aimed at 350 teenagers from the region
we had brought the full expo gear , beyblade arenas and plenty of tops
incredible ,




 people played all day long we had a huge battle at the end of each day and the guy who did the soak-screen workshop ,made a logo especially for us and did some extra prints on small squares of fabric
one will be sent to the museum at TopLand



we had a good time but despite the strong demand, we had no plastic acrobatico tops to sell//....


and the demonstrators



left Manu our host and contact for this plan
middle Abdul from Bombay (kite maker) and very good top Thrower
right Ludo my pal and great character

future projects

visiting Lourens Bas in June
more workshops this summer
we now need to buy a large stock of tops to use when we do the workshops and to sell at no more than 5 euros ....600 tops at 1 euro each would be ideal, any clues ??

jim
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Re: top and news (report)
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 10:24:42 AM »

Nice displays.  And I love the t-shirts!!!

Thanks for the updates.
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Re: top and news (report)
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 10:36:43 AM »

Very nice pics and update Jim.  I like the shirts too. 

Looks like you had plenty of interesting wood tops to display despite the absence of plastic.  Wood is good.
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Re: top and news (report)
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 12:25:42 PM »

Awesome! Great to see you teaching the world about spintops. 8)

Maybe next time you can find a festival in Brno to visit.  >:D
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Re: top and news (report)
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 12:32:36 PM »

You have a very nice traveling setup! I wish I had been there, it sounds like a lot of fun.
Nice logo!
It seems to me that you should be able to get the tops you want . . .

Chez Lourens it should be fantastic!
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Re: top and news (report)
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 03:54:36 PM »

Great display cases.  Excellent photos.  Looked for and found a Watts' Top all wound up ready to go.  Way to go. ;) ;) :D
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Re: top and news (report)
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 07:43:18 PM »

Great display cases.  Excellent photos.  Looked for and found a Watts' Top all wound up ready to go.  Way to go. ;) ;) :D

I agree.
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Re: top and news (report)
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 03:26:57 AM »

I want to try a Watts top or another larger top soo much. :-\

Is there anybody near Brno or who will be at Czech nationals or Eyyc who has one? ???
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Re: top and news (report)
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 02:37:32 PM »

Very cool Jim, some day I have to get back to Berck. Out of curiosity, did you get to see the Scratch Bunnies' winning kite ballet routine?  I've seen it on video, and it was mighty impressive...
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Re: top and news (report)
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 12:35:31 AM »

yeah I saw the Bunnies , but only on saturday and sunday on demos
it' a 6 piece so : big respect :!!.. very clean formations and a good refueling at the end ... they deserve the title !
you would be welcome at Berck , I'm sure Gerard could invite the Chicago Fire next year !!


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