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A TIP-TOP NIGHT

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At SVW we like to have fun. Literally. We like to make and play with Tops. It brings back childhood memories for a lot of us. What is the fun in tops, you ask? The answer is, you will never know until you make and play with one. We have a tradition of having a top night every year. For centuries (or at least as far back as we can remember) we have had a top making and spinning competition. The winners usually walk away with a sugary substance wrapped in plastic or foil (the type that we throw away in a trash can after consuming the sugary substance). We have different categories, small top, big top, upside down top, top that spins the longest, colorful top,... Though different people win the different categories each year, Glenn Krueg is our perennial tiny top winner.

Breaking News: Oct 14, 2020

Just received a message from Roman C. that the second Wednesday of October is International Top Spinning Day. We are continuing on a tradition started by cavemen more than 6000 years ago. It is engrained in our DNA that we shall spin tops.

If a smile on the face is any indication of the amount of fun, by looking at the following pictures you will agree with us that we have a lot of fun.

Topsy Turvy

Topsy Turvy
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Toupie or Not Toupie, That's the Question?

Toupie or Not Toupie, That's the Question?
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2020 Top Night

2020 Top Night
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2018 Top Night

2018 Top Night
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2016 Der spin meister

2016 Der spin meister
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2014 Top Night

2014 Top Night
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2012 Tops Tops Tops

2012 Tops Tops Tops
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2010 Tops in Tops

2010 Tops in Tops
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2009 Tops in Tops

2009 Tops in Tops
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2007 Top Night

2007 Top Night
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2005 Can you "Top" this?

2005 Can you "Top" this?
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2004 Top This!

2004 Top This!
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Jon Sauer, The King of Tops

Jon Sauer, The King of Tops
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Phil Roybal mixes some science sauce in the art of top making

Phil Roybal  mixes some science sauce in the art of top making
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2019 Top Night

2019 Top Night
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2017 Top Night

2017 Top Night
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2015 Top Night

2015 Top Night
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2013 Top Night

2013 Top Night
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2011 Top Night

2011 Top Night
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Tips & Tricks for Top Making

Tips & Tricks for Top Making
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2008 Tops in Spinning Again

2008 Tops in Spinning Again
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2006 Top Night

2006 Top Night
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Making a competetive top by Gary Petretti

Making a competetive top by Gary Petretti
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1998 The Vikings are in trouble

1998 The Vikings are in trouble
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