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Pepe

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Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« on: December 25, 2018, 02:06:44 PM »

 Hello everyone!!

I guess Xmas is a great time to start, lots of players buying or getting tops as a Xmas present...

Feel free to share here a picture you latest acquisition!!

And if you are in the mood... The story behind the top...
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Pepe

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 02:21:57 PM »

First of all, sone background: I'm new and I asked some days ago about the Taiwan tops featured in one of the kuma films top videos:

http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,4260.0.html

@Ludos was really helpful pointing kostas a Greek top maker, You can guess the rest...



I recommend everyone to buy spintops from Kostas!!

Website: http://www.aeikiniton.gr/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/%CE%A3%CE%B2%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%80%CE%BF%CE%B9%CE%B5%CE%AF%CE%BF%CE%BD-%CF%84%CE%BF-%CE%91%CE%B5%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AF%CE%BD%CE%B7%CF%84%CE%BF%CE%BD-473030979574368/
« Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 01:43:13 PM by Pepe »
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Jospin

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 02:38:12 PM »

Got a Giulia for Christmas!  Unfortunately it came with a rusted bearing (poor thing's been sitting in a warehouse for way too long).  Quick swap out and it's playing great!


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Pepe

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 04:48:58 PM »

Beautiful!!

It's great that you have the skills to repair it 8)
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butterfingers

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 05:02:34 PM »

Two. Quicksilver. Tops.

One fixed and One bearing. Both gifts at Christmas. One from a friend (totally unexpected and completely undeserved, BTW) The second from my family which I requested (and didn't really expect them to find). I've played the Qucksilver tops in Miamisburg over the last few years and never thought I'd own one. Now I have two - and I am a very lucky boy, indeed.






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cecil

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2018, 12:10:27 AM »

I have had a lot of fun with the Taiwan top.
https://youtu.be/QdOUA77TPO0
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2018, 06:56:48 AM »

Two. Quicksilver. Tops.

One fixed and One bearing. Both gifts at Christmas. One from a friend (totally unexpected and completely undeserved, BTW) The second from my family which I requested (and didn't really expect them to find). I've played the Qucksilver tops in Miamisburg over the last few years and never thought I'd own one. Now I have two - and I am a very lucky boy, indeed.

This is so cool!!! I'd love to try one out!!!
« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 01:53:52 PM by ta0 »
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butterfingers

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2018, 01:35:39 PM »

I have had a lot of fun with the Taiwan top.

Very slick, Cecil! Thank you for taking the time to explain the tip / shaft modifications that you made.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 01:54:27 PM by ta0 »
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cecil

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2018, 05:17:26 PM »

If you buy one on ebay you will have a lot of fun.
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2018, 12:13:21 AM »

Great mod work on that Taiwan top.

It was a very subdued Christmas for me as far as top acquisitions.  I did receive a surprise Santa top in the mail.  Thanks!!!  That was fun.  I also opened several containers of small plate Legos that make nice spinners.  Can one ever have enough Lego pieces?

Over the past few weeks I found a LOT of Christmas style tops in Don Olney's collection.  Each one seemed like a special Christmas present.  It was great, also, to finally figure out how to use them in more efficient ways......like adding them to the top spinning Christmas tree and also having a special Christmas section in the Hall of Fame.

The whirled of tops and the spinners on this board get me in a better Christmas spirit every year.  Thanks for your friendship and kind stories and fun gifts along the way.  I have learned in new ways how special it is to give and not always receive and so I continue on with our spinning work here in Miamisburg.   
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Renee

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2018, 10:43:13 AM »

I was gifted a couple of tops, but this one I bought for myself from eBay.  The little animal figure  is about 3.75 inches tall, and comes apart into seven separate tops.








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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2018, 11:49:21 AM »

That's just tops, Rene!  >:D

Got nothing having to do with tops per se, but I did get 2 LEGO sets with lots of new parts -- some of which will no doubt end up in LEGO tops.

Happy New Year to everyone!
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2018, 12:04:24 PM »

Can one ever have enough Lego pieces?

No.

I also opened several containers of small plate Legos that make nice spinners.

Would love to see what you come up with!

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jim in paris

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2018, 12:29:48 PM »

hi all
a friend got me these in a rush from Mumbaï airport on the way back to paris
solid wood,heavy duty tip,spin OK
as you see on the package the name for tops in Indian is " Lattu "

jim
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2018, 10:48:43 PM »

I arrived home after passing Christmas with family and I found this surprise gift waiting for me.
Thanks a lot, butterfingers!

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