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Tops from Pakistan
« on: December 08, 2019, 10:53:34 AM »

I'm fascinated by the Jodia bazaar in Karachi (found on the Getty gallery). Tops must still be popular in Pakistan!



The tops that look like diabolo cups are new to me. The cups are metal, but some are painted and I first thought they were plastic. The tips are made with a pointy bolt and a nut. I wonder if the cup is repurposed from another use. I need to find one.



This shop is probably a reseller that mostly sells to retail shops (but would also sell to individuals.) Gus took me to visit the same thing in Mexico city: there were half a dozen spintop resellers in one corner of a large market.
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Tops from Pakistan
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 11:09:16 AM »

How do you play the cup tops? Underhand snap?
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Re: Tops from Pakistan
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 12:00:10 PM »

How do you play the cup tops? Underhand snap?
Most likely wrapped with a string and thrown on the ground.

Here is another version of the cup:



They are relatively small and could be spun with the fingers, but I doubt it. I think they are meant to fight.

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Re: Tops from Pakistan
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 12:37:09 PM »

Looks like a challenge to wrap tightly.
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Re: Tops from Pakistan
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2019, 12:59:46 PM »

very good have you some video bye lido
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Re: Tops from Pakistan
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2019, 01:43:42 PM »

Guauuu spinning tops from Pakistan!!!! I don't have any information about tops in this country. Thanks for the information
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Re: Tops from Pakistan
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Re: Tops from Pakistan
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2019, 04:18:22 PM »

Nice video, Ludo. Would love to see how these tops are wrapped, and to understand the game they seem to be playing.
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