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Mathieu

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A newcomer from France
« on: May 18, 2023, 01:19:41 PM »

Hi all,
As a newcomer, let me introduce myself.

I am 63, living in Brittany (France) with my chinese wife and I discovered chinese spin tops, by chance, in 2014 when we were staying in Zhanjiang, south China. I immediatly caught the « virus » and I have been travelling across China to meet chinese spin tops players, discover equipents and learn different playing tricks.
4 years later when we came back in France, we brought back several tens kilos of chinese spin tops.
In 2019, we started our association Da-Tuoluo https://da-tuoluo.com/wordpress/ (which means playing spin top, in chinese) and we began to run workshop with children in recreation centers.

Last years, I began to learn wood turning with professionals and, now I use to turn my own chinese spin tops which become Britton Spin tops.
Mathieu
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Re: A newcomer from France
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2023, 02:57:57 PM »

Welcome to the forum, Mathieu!

I know that you attended Loon Plage last year and Marines this year, so you are already familiar with our community. You know that you are one of us!

It's fantastic that you started a tuoluo association! But I did have problems accessing the blogs on the website (there seems to be a misconfiguration.)

I look forward to more information about the festival that you are organizing and the giant whip top project you mentioned to me.

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Re: A newcomer from France
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2023, 03:41:12 PM »

Welcome to the forum! Chinese style tops were an obsession of mine for a while, believe it or not.
 It’s great that you have a lathe! Being able to turn your own tops opens up a whole world of possibilities.
 
I’m looking forward to hearing more about this giant whip top Ta0 mentioned!  8)
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Re: A newcomer from France
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2023, 03:49:33 PM »

Bienvenu Mathieu!


Yes we met in Marines in February, I also had the chance to whip that big metal top you had there! There are some videos of that floating around either here on the forum or in the Marines WhatsApp group.
Please show us some pictures of those "Britton Spin tops" you make, I am not sure what type of tops you mean.

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Re: A newcomer from France
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2023, 04:44:09 PM »

welcome Mathieu

looking forward to seeing your tops in action :)

cheers

jim
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Re: A newcomer from France
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2023, 11:03:14 PM »

Yes, it is good to have you with us Mathieu!!!  You are doing some amazing work there.  I look forward to hearing more about your spinning adventures.
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Re: A newcomer from France
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2023, 09:13:01 AM »

This is the poster announcing the festival in Bourbriac, Brittany (northwest of France), September 27th to October 1st:



It seems several of the French and Spanish players will attend, so I'm sure it will be great!
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Re: A newcomer from France
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2023, 04:37:43 PM »

Un gusto conocerte allá en Marines Mathew.   este es uno de los videitos que pudimos lograr con tu trompo y el latigo.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSHaq8b5Xoo
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Re: A newcomer from France
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2023, 02:23:00 AM »

hello again

thanx for posting the date and place
mind you Jorge: there is a typo    the dates are September 27th to Oct 1st
on a side note , I'm a little annoyed by the fact that the organisers have copied
our title " festival des toupies du monde" .
there are so many other ways to announce such an event !


next time you could use anagrams : "fast-evil des utopies du démon"


jim
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