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Spintop Competition in the Basque Country, 1961
« on: April 05, 2021, 03:11:52 PM »

Cuper found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3maElHjIX0

The narrator is French but the competition is in the city of Guernica, Spain. It's the 1961 competition to find the champion of the province of Viscaya.
There is at least a trick contest, and one to get coins out of the circle.
The winner who you can see in the film was Jose Luis Rementeria, "molinerito". The video was uploaded to youtube 10 years ago by his son, so we will try to contact him and get more information.
You can see a better quality version, but without sound, here: British Pathé
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Re: Spintop Competition in the Basque Country, 1961
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2021, 04:24:30 PM »

W O W!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
That's the oldest video of a top competition I've ever seen! If only I knew what the French narrator was saying... wonder why a French person was narrating a video from Spain? Funny thing is that this competition takes place almost the same time the Duncan competitions were being held in the United States, but the Duncan trophies were about three times the size, and were given to little kids for doing something like ten really easy tricks....  ::)
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Re: Spintop Competition in the Basque Country, 1961
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 10:10:54 PM »

Saludos,textura sentí la misma emoción al encontrar este vídeo ,es increíble el año que se llevó esto quiere decir por la cantidad de gente y competidoress que hay eventos antes habrá que buscar la información saludos
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Re: Spintop Competition in the Basque Country, 1961
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 01:42:03 AM »

Very interesting document

Thanx for sharing ;)
about the French commentary,
Its not so surprising..at that time Pathé  was a top press agency in europe
They have a lot of archives available

the connection between the basque province and tops remains to be investigated

Jim
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