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the Earl of Whirl

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100 top challenge
« on: February 19, 2024, 09:45:19 PM »

Today is the 50th day of the new year.  Since 2024 started I have tried to spin 100 tops each day out in the hall of fame.  I have generally been able to do that (a couple times I missed and had to spin double the next day).  So, this marks the day I have spun 5,000 tops.  It has been a good challenge and it forces me to go out and spend some regular time in the hall, even in the cold weather.  If I can keep it up I will have spun over 30,000 tops at the end of the year.
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Re: 100 top challenge
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2024, 11:36:23 PM »

Bravo! Are these mostly finger tops? (Seems like they'd have to be in the interest of time.)
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Re: 100 top challenge
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2024, 08:52:47 AM »

I would call it the 30,000 top challenge as that is what you are going for. You always go for extreme challenges and age is not slowing you down!
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Re: 100 top challenge
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2024, 09:31:15 AM »

What I am really going for are ways to enjoy Don Olney’s collection.  Trying to visit it on a daily basis only seemed to work for a while.  Going out for longer periods of time when the weather was not too hot or cold left me missing out on a lot of good spinning.  This seems to add a little bit more fun into it and is pushing me to knock the dust off of rarely spun finger tops (it is cold out there so I have been moving as quick as possible right now-more peg tops later).  When people come for a visit during the whirled fest I will invite them to join in the 100 top club.
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Re: 100 top challenge
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2024, 01:58:24 PM »

Speaking of 100 tops, I had a local company order 100 with the printed words “Miamisburg is tops.”  They just arrived and I spun all of them one night.  I plan to give them out and talk about our festival.







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Re: 100 top challenge
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2024, 02:46:07 PM »

How many of those 100 did you get spinning at the same time?
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Re: 100 top challenge
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2024, 03:42:15 PM »

Ha ha!!!  They are not great for spinning challenges.  I don’t know if I ever even had many more than ten spinning at the same time.  Some of them are quite off balance.  The recent good news is I told my grand boys there is a 10 top challenge going on in the garage and they responded by doing more than walking by the assortment of tops.  Next time they come over I will tell them there is a twenty top challenge!!!
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Re: 100 top challenge
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2024, 11:49:38 PM »

My grandsons were here recently and completed the 20 top challenge.  The youngest one said “what is next, a thirty top challenge?”  How did he know?
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Re: 100 top challenge
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2024, 09:38:11 PM »

Today is the 100th day of 2024.  I have been able to stay on my 100 tops a night challenge so today marks my 10,000th top spun this year.  I also started my “Miamisburg is Tops” campaign and took one of my little spinners to the mayor.  She gave it a spin and thanked me as she placed it on her desk.  She also reported that the new park by the river will have a big ribbon cutting on May 10th at 6pm.  They want to have a thousand people there to all cut the ribbon together.  Looks like everything is on track for the 25th Whirled Top Fest!!!
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Re: 100 top challenge
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2024, 10:40:02 AM »

Wow! You are on track of reaching 36,600 + tops this year!  :o
I wonder how much the "plus" would be: other tops you spin besides those 100 tops. Any guess?
I'm guessing you will be above 37,000 when all is done (being a leap year helped a little).
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