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valerieyo

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Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:17:55 PM »

Hi Spinners!
Dale and I recently visited Cuper in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Our intent for the trip was to find a new molder for our yo-yos and spin tops and also to see Lake Chapala, which we had heard so much about.
When we contacted Cuper to say that we were going to visit, he went all out to honor Dale for his lifetime contribution to spin tops, arrange for Dale and me to meet many, many spin top players, provided outlets for us to perform along with his team at a school and museum, as well as entertain us in royal fashion for the 3 days we spent with him.  Jorge asked me to share a few photos of the experience, so here are a few of the many photos to highlight our spin top trip of a lifetime. (4 on each post) Thanks Cuper!

Photo 1: At an elementary school in Guadalajara.
Photo 2: Met with 2 members of Cuper's team.  David (Cuper's son) and Calvin, who escorted us around.
Photo 3: Dale and me with Eduardo who was a Duncan demonstrator back in the 70's and was taught by Ken Filary (one of Dale's Duncan friends) and Fernando, an longtime friend and string manufacturer from Mexico City.
Photo 4: Dale and me with "Oliver", Trompo Cuper's new mascot, named in honor of us. Wow.
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 12:23:36 PM »

Photo 5:  Part of Trompo Cuper's team performing at the Trompo Magico museum.
Photo 6: Dale with Cuper and Fernamdo, showing his awards for world contribution to spin top.
Photo 7:  I was asked to do a little spin top there as well.
Photo 8:  All the spin top players we could gather together...throwing a spinner and fingering "number 1"....I guess that spin tops are number 1 or Trompo Cuper is number 1.  Both apply.  :)
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valerieyo

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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 12:36:35 PM »

Photo 9: Dale and me with some of Trompo Cuper's key spin top demonstrators.
Photo 10: Cuper and me in front of Trompo Magico
Photo 11: Cuper and 2 of his spin top friends.  Note the BIG top, used to perform at the school earlier that day.
Photo 12: Dale's award from the Mexican Spin Top Association
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 12:38:50 PM »

Photo 13:  Dale's award for his founding of the World Spin Top and Yo-Yo Championships from the Director of the Museum Trompo Magico
Photo 14:  SUPER gifts of beaded spin tops and a yo-yo.  What a treasure!
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 01:41:09 PM »

Wonderful photos, Val!
Cuper really went out his way to assemble a group of Top people and honor Dale!
This was one of the first official events of the Mexican Top Association (Asociación Mexicana de Trompo, AMT). Well done!

Here is one of the videos on the AMT channel, with El Rey del Trompo, Gerardo, throwing his giant top and demos by Val and Dale:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6SUVPDXb30
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cecil

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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 04:00:36 PM »

I love big tops. I've made a 10.0 inch top out of pine. Now I'm working on a 14.0 inch out of pine. Thanks for sharing FANTASTIC VIDEOS;
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 04:54:24 PM »

Great photos. Must have been an amazing trip. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 05:42:51 PM »

Looks like a great event. Thanks everyone for posting the photos/videos.
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 10:16:42 PM »

Absolutely great and wonderful pictures and stories.  So glad to hear about how well that trip went.  Sounds like Super Duper Cuper was indeed truly Super!!!

Buen trabajo.
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2017, 10:30:11 PM »

What a great trip. The photo's are tremendous. Cuper and his gang are the best.
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cecil

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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2017, 02:45:27 PM »

I would like to know more about Gerardo, big top. Size, bearing or straight tip, hallow and material? It looks like it can do a lot more tricks.
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 08:29:10 PM »

hola a todos ,agradecer a  dale y val,la visita mi ciudad la verdad creo el evento organizado por la AMT asociacion mexicana de trompo,yo como presidente al frente espero sea el primero de varios que se planean hacer para mi y  equipo y personas invitadas fue un honor haber recibido al dale y val oliver y poder haber pasado un dia fantastico girando tompos,platicando,demostrando exhibiendo este hermoso juguete universal,que gracias a el dia a dia sigo acumulando amigos de diferentes partes del mundo....
en nombre de la AMT asociacion mexicana de trompo,quiero reiterar el voto de confianza que me brindaron al votar para avalar la AMT asociacion mexicana de trompo ,muchas graciassssss
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2017, 08:31:41 PM »

mi amigo mike muchas gracias por tus palabras ,jorge gracias,estudio 42,cecilio.....
espero encontrarnos pronto en alguna parte del mundo unidos por un trompo.....
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2017, 08:35:34 PM »

cecil gerardo jimenez es un artista circense de la ciudad de mazatlan sinaloa hace circo con trompos ya mas de 50 años ,sus trompos son de madera de punta fija ,el trompo mayor es de una madera segun  entendi de uruguay  que es la madera mas liviana del mundo me platico la historia como creo su primer trompo gigante en una gira de circo por uruguay,verdaderamente es muy liviano para el tamaño es hermoso.la punta es de aluminio......
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 12:00:28 AM »

Thank you Cuper.
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2017, 11:08:48 AM »

I love that Cuper named Oliver the Trompos Cuper "mascot" (cartoon kid).  ;D



Cuper: Are you sure Gerardo's giant top is made of wood from Uruguay and not Paraguay?  :-\  So, is it solid? I was sure it had to be hollow. Balsa wood perhaps?
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Cecil: You can see Gerardo performing in a Circus on this thread: link
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2017, 02:17:20 PM »

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CUPER

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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2017, 11:36:58 PM »

increible que el rey del trompo alla estado con nosotros en el evento de la amt...siempre habia tenido la ide de mesclar  artistas de circo con los nuestro showw la verdad funciono ante el publico que tenimos geniallll
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Re: Spin Top Trip to Guadalajara
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2017, 06:47:52 AM »

Excelente
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