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jim in paris

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NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« on: April 03, 2016, 12:24:41 AM »

salut la compagnie !

this is going to be the third festival de la toupie this year!
just a week after the Loon-plage festival, i got a call from Normandy:
coîncidence or not ,this person organizes a festival of traditional games
in April and wanted to invite us to show the collection of spintops of the world
and the old diabolos...i talked to him about the longwirewalkers with taiwanese tops and
about the tradition of battles with woodtops:after viewing a few videos he was really hot on booking us for the weekend

that's great news, the old saying that a gig often brings another one is still true
what is incredible is that this festival has been on for 8 years, with the word "toupie" in the title
but Ludo and I had never heard of it ::!!

jim

previous year  https://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiVvvOe0PHLAhXDDxoKHd-_Ac8QFggwMAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lesinformationsdieppoises.fr%2F2015%2F05%2F02%2Ftoupie-un-festival-a-vous-faire-tourner-la-tete%2F&usg=AFQjCNGzarf387BfTojhBlu_X2EFz-SvGg
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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 12:31:37 AM »

Wow! Fantastic!

The spinning top world always has new surprises!
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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 11:27:23 PM »

hi all
like planned , we are off to Normandy tomorrow
for two days of animations and workshops... :)

the crew includes me , Ludo and our friend Abdul who has just arrived from Mumbai for the season of kites festivals

fun ahead ::!!

jim

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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 12:42:49 AM »

   You Da Man !
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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 10:27:57 AM »

Third toupie festival of the year! I envy you! Have fun!
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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 12:34:56 PM »

hi all
like planned , we are off to Normandy tomorrow
for two days of animations and workshops... :)

the crew includes me , Ludo and our friend Abdul who has just arrived from Mumbai for the season of kites festivals

fun ahead ::!!

jim

good luck dear sir!!! and safe travels to you!!!
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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2016, 03:45:01 AM »

hello again

it's been a lot of fun and activities around the top
as usual we didn't take many pictures
we played the long wirewalker with taiwanese tops a dozen times
and many people spoke about the "kuma video"
which apparently has made a buzz even in france
what is fun with this trick is that when you start to unwind the nylon string in a crowded room ,
people tend to naturally align in two rows on each side and this creates a super bonus effect when the top passes very close to them !!

one photo in front of our display with Ludo Abdul and Me

jim 8)


ps : the bobbin of magic nylon string is in the red Frisbee on front
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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2016, 10:26:44 AM »

Nice display! I see the ITSA bandana on the back.

The Kuma video was featured in the last newsletter from Grand Illusions, so it also got to England.

Is Abdul from India? We recently got our first ITSA member from Pakistan.
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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 02:45:38 AM »

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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2016, 10:47:18 AM »

Yippee!!!  Nice article and in the mail today I got a nice package of festival flyers from Jim.  Thanks!  They look great.  He suggests that we could start a "France" section in the hall of fame.  Actually, we already have one!  Now it can expand some more.
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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2016, 11:02:05 AM »

Very nice article! And it says that you are booked for next year!  :)

Congratulations for putting the toupie on the Toupie Festival!  ;D
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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2016, 03:59:48 PM »

I wish I was there. Thanks for sharing. I would love to see some video's.
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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2016, 04:09:41 PM »

hello again

we got a good article in the local press

here
http://www.lesinformationsdieppoises.fr/2016/05/02/festival-toupie-or-not-toupie-telle-est-la-question/

jim&ludo

tres magnifique!!! what trick were you about to do there jim do you remember???
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Re: NEW FESTIVAL OF TOUPIE
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2016, 01:06:25 PM »

the journalist has just sent me a printed copy of the newspaper!

jack , i was getting ready for the classic chin-stand with a short bamboo in my pocket to help the slide ...

and on a side note : I got a new contact for a gig on may 27th
with no face book and no website ,  things are just fine .... ;D



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