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Title: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on December 25, 2018, 02:06:44 PM
 Hello everyone!!

I guess Xmas is a great time to start, lots of players buying or getting tops as a Xmas present...

Feel free to share here a picture you latest acquisition!!

And if you are in the mood... The story behind the top...
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on December 25, 2018, 02:21:57 PM
First of all, sone background: I'm new and I asked some days ago about the Taiwan tops featured in one of the kuma films top videos:

http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,4260.0.html

@Ludos was really helpful pointing kostas a Greek top maker, You can guess the rest...

(https://i.ibb.co/YdLsg5f/received-2195679300759991.jpg)

I recommend everyone to buy spintops from Kostas!!

Website: http://www.aeikiniton.gr/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/%CE%A3%CE%B2%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%80%CE%BF%CE%B9%CE%B5%CE%AF%CE%BF%CE%BD-%CF%84%CE%BF-%CE%91%CE%B5%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AF%CE%BD%CE%B7%CF%84%CE%BF%CE%BD-473030979574368/
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jospin on December 25, 2018, 02:38:12 PM
Got a Giulia for Christmas!  Unfortunately it came with a rusted bearing (poor thing's been sitting in a warehouse for way too long).  Quick swap out and it's playing great!
(https://i.imgur.com/21W9bI3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/stB1mOq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/a4jEyc7.jpg)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on December 26, 2018, 04:48:58 PM
Beautiful!!

It's great that you have the skills to repair it 8)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on December 26, 2018, 05:02:34 PM
Two. Quicksilver. Tops.

One fixed and One bearing. Both gifts at Christmas. One from a friend (totally unexpected and completely undeserved, BTW) The second from my family which I requested (and didn't really expect them to find). I've played the Qucksilver tops in Miamisburg over the last few years and never thought I'd own one. Now I have two - and I am a very lucky boy, indeed.

(https://i.ibb.co/Wy3NCXG/DSCN4882.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Wy3NCXG)

(https://i.ibb.co/ByVFq41/DSCN4883.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ByVFq41)

(https://i.ibb.co/FhSJxTX/DSCN4885.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FhSJxTX)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: cecil on December 27, 2018, 12:10:27 AM
I have had a lot of fun with the Taiwan top.
https://youtu.be/QdOUA77TPO0
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on December 27, 2018, 06:56:48 AM
Two. Quicksilver. Tops.

One fixed and One bearing. Both gifts at Christmas. One from a friend (totally unexpected and completely undeserved, BTW) The second from my family which I requested (and didn't really expect them to find). I've played the Qucksilver tops in Miamisburg over the last few years and never thought I'd own one. Now I have two - and I am a very lucky boy, indeed.

This is so cool!!! I'd love to try one out!!!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on December 27, 2018, 01:35:39 PM
I have had a lot of fun with the Taiwan top.

Very slick, Cecil! Thank you for taking the time to explain the tip / shaft modifications that you made.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: cecil on December 27, 2018, 05:17:26 PM
If you buy one on ebay you will have a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on December 28, 2018, 12:13:21 AM
Great mod work on that Taiwan top.

It was a very subdued Christmas for me as far as top acquisitions.  I did receive a surprise Santa top in the mail.  Thanks!!!  That was fun.  I also opened several containers of small plate Legos that make nice spinners.  Can one ever have enough Lego pieces?

Over the past few weeks I found a LOT of Christmas style tops in Don Olney's collection.  Each one seemed like a special Christmas present.  It was great, also, to finally figure out how to use them in more efficient ways......like adding them to the top spinning Christmas tree and also having a special Christmas section in the Hall of Fame.

The whirled of tops and the spinners on this board get me in a better Christmas spirit every year.  Thanks for your friendship and kind stories and fun gifts along the way.  I have learned in new ways how special it is to give and not always receive and so I continue on with our spinning work here in Miamisburg.   
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on December 28, 2018, 10:43:13 AM
I was gifted a couple of tops, but this one I bought for myself from eBay.  The little animal figure  is about 3.75 inches tall, and comes apart into seven separate tops.
(https://i.ibb.co/PMTqhbH/IMG-20181228-102909380.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PMTqhbH)

(https://i.ibb.co/TvxjynN/IMG-20181228-102413656.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TvxjynN)

(https://i.ibb.co/2yMmN87/IMG-20181228-102423517.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2yMmN87)

(https://i.ibb.co/BB813CB/IMG-20181228-102657249.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BB813CB)

Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on December 28, 2018, 11:49:21 AM
That's just tops, Rene!  >:D

Got nothing having to do with tops per se, but I did get 2 LEGO sets with lots of new parts -- some of which will no doubt end up in LEGO tops.

Happy New Year to everyone!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on December 28, 2018, 12:04:24 PM
Can one ever have enough Lego pieces?

No.

I also opened several containers of small plate Legos that make nice spinners.

Would love to see what you come up with!

Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: jim in paris on December 28, 2018, 12:29:48 PM
hi all
a friend got me these in a rush from Mumbaï airport on the way back to paris
solid wood,heavy duty tip,spin OK
as you see on the package the name for tops in Indian is " Lattu "

jim
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on December 29, 2018, 10:48:43 PM
I arrived home after passing Christmas with family and I found this surprise gift waiting for me.
Thanks a lot, butterfingers!

(https://i.ibb.co/vLzh5QH/20181229-213750.jpg)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on December 30, 2018, 09:39:48 PM
I arrived home after passing Christmas with family and I found this surprise gift waiting for me.
Thanks a lot, butterfingers!

I sent a few tops this year to folks who have been a significant part of my spin top life. If I hadn't met you at RIT a few years back I would not be spinning tops today...and if I had more addresses I would have sent a few more! It was a modest gift, but more fun to send than just a card. Best wishes for a happy 2019, Tao. Thank you for all you do for the top spinning community.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on January 01, 2019, 10:29:19 AM
I couldn't resist, of course, and I played with it. It works very well.

(https://i.ibb.co/pvLPQdY/20190101-091548.jpg)

It's scary that a top of this size that requires at least 5 injection molded cavities (and 2 or 3 different plastics), assembly with several screws, a battery, LED, centrifugal switch, can have a retail price in the US of less than $2.  :o
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: mailman on January 03, 2019, 04:32:37 PM
I, too, received a top for Christmas!  I was fortunate enough to be gifted a top that had been featured in another thread on this forum.    Do you remember the handmade Delrin top that has the beautiful blue hand-dyed pattern on the body that Jospin made?

It's mine!  It's mine!  My favorite Christmas gift this year!  Thanks, butterfingers!!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jospin on January 03, 2019, 06:26:15 PM
I, too, received a top for Christmas!  I was fortunate enough to be gifted a top that had been featured in another thread on this forum.    Do you remember the handmade Delrin top that has the beautiful blue hand-dyed pattern on the body that Jospin made?

It's mine!  It's mine!  My favorite Christmas gift this year!  Thanks, butterfingers!!
Ha ha, very nice gift (if I do say so myself ;)).  I've turned another one and will probably be dyeing it this weekend, hopefully all goes well.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on January 04, 2019, 06:02:54 AM
Thanks for sharing!!

Im loving your tops, so much variety!!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on January 04, 2019, 03:09:06 PM
Do you remember the handmade Delrin top that has the beautiful blue hand-dyed pattern on the body that Jospin made?

You bet -- I wanted it just for the looks! Glad it found a good home. Please let us know how it plays.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on January 25, 2019, 01:15:11 PM
Absolutely gorgeous "Love"


(https://i.ibb.co/cYTjLcx/IMG-20190125-130807.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cYTjLcx)


This is a replacement for my defective one I received late last year! The bearing that came with the replacement were
also not spinning well but I had a bunch already cleaned up so... it's spinning wonderfully now :) I do have OWB now BUT
all my S8 have the OWB seat too big... I'll need to play around with venyl tape :(

Cheers y'alls
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on January 28, 2019, 09:47:31 AM
I just got my spingear order!!!

(https://i.ibb.co/gF9z8rS/IMG-20190128-121618.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gF9z8rS) (https://i.ibb.co/Gk73hSY/IMG-20190128-121738.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Gk73hSY) (https://i.ibb.co/T0wxDxH/IMG-20190128-121752.jpg) (https://ibb.co/T0wxDxH) (https://i.ibb.co/hFFP4BF/IMG-20190128-121754.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hFFP4BF) (https://i.ibb.co/NNPbzY2/IMG-20190128-121815.jpg) (https://ibb.co/NNPbzY2) (https://i.ibb.co/px0gk6D/IMG-20190128-121830.jpg) (https://ibb.co/px0gk6D) (https://i.ibb.co/fC1syrk/IMG-20190128-121849.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fC1syrk) (https://i.ibb.co/mc2DtZB/IMG-20190128-121942.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mc2DtZB) (https://i.ibb.co/KyvbMX0/IMG-20190128-113841.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KyvbMX0) (https://i.ibb.co/dP0NZTs/IMG-20190128-114831.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dP0NZTs) (https://i.ibb.co/TY1RbKk/IMG-20190128-121100.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TY1RbKk) (https://i.ibb.co/qgM0H2c/IMG-20190128-121257.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qgM0H2c) (https://i.ibb.co/NNKR43y/IMG-20190128-121338.jpg) (https://ibb.co/NNKR43y) (https://i.ibb.co/wM4Bc5W/IMG-20190128-121441.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wM4Bc5W)



"HAYABUSA"Ver.5?MajiKoma project.SPINGEAR Original japanese Spintop

BALANCING TAORENADO

BODERLESS Magic Yo-Yo Spintop

Center Cap for HAYABUSA

LingDong's Spintop String+Protection Cap

Sakadachi KOMA?Upside down top)

Sharp axel version -SPINGEAR Original Japanese Top TSUBAME

Soft Chonkakegoma for begginer

Counterweight Spintop Accessory Kit

Spintop ELEC-TRICK

Spintop Relacement and Upgrade Tip Kit

Spintop SHORTCIRCUIT

Sting for Japanese Top

Taiwan Spintop

I dont know where should I start!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on January 28, 2019, 09:49:13 AM
@pepe: Nice order!!! Give some time to the chonkakegoma, that top is so so so much fun =) Everything looks fantastic!!!

Cheers,
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on January 28, 2019, 05:37:32 PM
That's a lot of stuff! Pace yourself...
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on February 01, 2019, 02:36:38 PM
Look what I found in my mailbox :

https://youtu.be/aS_9KCOQgOw

An amazing 3 inch top by our Jospin!! It plays as amazing as it looks!! I love her so much.. I called her "Lil' sheep" :)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on February 07, 2019, 05:27:34 PM
I was the lucky recipient of a surprise package from Butterfingers.  He had posted a photo on the Rochester Juggling Club Facebook page of a wall of Monarc tops.  I was awed by the sheer quantity of them.  I particularly admired the more unusual pastel color tops, and commented on my two favorites.  Next thing I know, they're mine!  And, a couple of Ling Dong tops as well! 

Thanks so much Butterfingers!

(https://i.ibb.co/jZJYThw/IMG-20190207-152614318.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jZJYThw)

(https://i.ibb.co/4JpMJnb/IMG-20190207-152647211.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4JpMJnb)

(https://i.ibb.co/6bBRct3/IMG-20190207-152804871.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6bBRct3)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on February 07, 2019, 05:33:56 PM
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo-mEI5_hCA
I picked up this little toy from ebay.  It's not really a top, but it spins.  Does anyone have any idea what it is?  Looks like it could have been the Saturn part of a model of the solar system.  The metal stem is magnetic, and the plastic glows in the dark. 
(https://i.ibb.co/6Fr1Qgc/IMG-20190207-152925912.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6Fr1Qgc)

(https://i.ibb.co/rtrZqrS/IMG-20190207-152943231.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rtrZqrS)

(https://i.ibb.co/RYrmJGZ/IMG-20190207-153103223.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RYrmJGZ)

Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on February 07, 2019, 06:08:22 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/Ry9tCk4/space-racer.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Ry9tCk4)


Looks to me like you are missing a handle!


...I'm glad you like the tops.  :) I was lucky enough to be around when Don Olney was downsizing and I brought home as many as I could find. I love the Monarc tops more than I care to admit. I've given away quite a few to new top spinners over the last year or so.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: mailman on February 07, 2019, 06:29:49 PM
Looks like butterfingers nailed it....
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on February 07, 2019, 08:21:15 PM
Ha! Butterfingers beat me to it. I have one inside one of the moving boxes . . .
With some practice you can make it jump from the track onto the floor and have it continue spinning.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on February 07, 2019, 08:35:28 PM

Looks to me like you are missing a handle!


Of course, that's what it is!  Thanks for solving the mystery.  I should have recognized that.  I used to love those things when I was a kid.  I believe it was called a Whee-Lo back then. 
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on February 11, 2019, 08:44:51 AM
Here is a proper upload for my amazing JOSPIN top :) ( this is for Pepe that missed my video so it seem :) )


(https://i.ibb.co/JBrKKgJ/IMG-20190211-083805.jpg) (https://ibb.co/JBrKKgJ)


Big, light ( 100g ) and regen easily :)

Anyway, thanks jospin :)
paxl
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jospin on February 11, 2019, 09:18:15 AM
Anyway, thanks jospin :)
paxl
I was pretty excited how that one "turned" out ha ha ;).
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Mermouy on February 11, 2019, 03:50:48 PM
(http://spintricks.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/P_20190206_151742_SRES.jpg)
(incompatibily somewhere with the forum, can't put the image directly... To ta0: too big? ssl prob? url name format?
)

What I came from Marines's with....
The original package has been stuck in customs for a month then send back to José, I finally got it at Marines's plus few more...
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on February 11, 2019, 04:58:12 PM
Wow!  8) That's a very high-performance haul!

=========
incompatibily somewhere with the forum, can't put the image directly... To ta0: too big? ssl prob? url name format?
The problem is with the ssl and perhaps added to the size. When I see this forum in https://, as I generally do, your signature images don't load up (I recommend you remove the s).
They do load when I see the forum in http:// However, for that image that didn't work and I had to remove the s from the image url itself for it to load.
I also added a width value to keep it from blowing up.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Mermouy on February 12, 2019, 09:58:53 PM

The problem is with the ssl and perhaps added to the size. When I see this forum in https://, as I generally do, your signature images don't load up (I recommend you remove the s).
They do load when I see the forum in http:// However, for that image that didn't work and I had to remove the s from the image url itself for it to load.
Strange, spintrix is configured to only serve via https, so putting https makes problem with certificate verification but http which must be redirected later to https works?  :o
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on February 13, 2019, 05:13:07 AM
(http://spintricks.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/P_20190206_151742_SRES.jpg)
(incompatibily somewhere with the forum, can't put the image directly... To ta0: too big? ssl prob? url name format?
)

What I came from Marines's with....
The original package has been stuck in customs for a month then send back to José, I finally got it at Marines's plus few more...

Insane amount of spin!!! Have fun man! I am drooling :)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: PrincessTrouble on February 15, 2019, 10:31:12 AM
This is "Irish Beauty" by Nils Kohring of German Spinning Tops Rule.  It's tungsten copper, over Mokuti (titanium laminate where different grades of titanium are folded together to get contrast), over titanium.

(https://instagram.fftw1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/36872293f5c4aa70559fcc4f7824d4bd/5CF02EDF/t51.2885-15/e35/51367037_2280465442238467_8868301185926882922_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.fftw1-1.fna.fbcdn.net)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on February 15, 2019, 11:40:59 AM
Mermouy wins the thread. Very nice haul, young man!

PrincessTrouble's finger spinner is beautiful!

....but for me it's all about tops that can be thrown around.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on February 15, 2019, 01:12:50 PM
That green top is a beauty, no doubt!  8)
Tungsten Copper for maximum mass where it counts, plus titanium for stiffness and lightweight for the rest.
But the metallic iridescent is what makes it a piece of art. Congrats, PrincessTrouble!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: cecil on February 16, 2019, 10:33:40 PM
Pepe the colored Tuolo top need 28 strands of Aunt Lydia line about 11 feet long. Wind tight and throw like the Colombians. It's fun. The green step on the crown looks like you can attach to it. How deep is it?
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on February 26, 2019, 09:06:29 AM
Thanks Neffy!!!


(https://i.ibb.co/5B9KVjj/IMG-20190226-090307.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5B9KVjj)


This thing is amazing, first string ever, without caring with anything ( reduction percentage and all ) just worked... I might start a thread for ppl to share their reduction percentage they use... so far it seem to work well .. especially to make long string :)

Cheers
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: PrincessTrouble on February 27, 2019, 11:47:53 AM
My latest brass tops.  The center one has some sweet engraving.  It's a bit difficult to launch due to the high COG but once you master that, it's a smooth spinner.  The rightmost one has a guilloche pattern on it, made with a rose engine. Sort of an old technique for embellishing metal and wood, as I understand it.

(https://i.ibb.co/0jnR0NP/51499836-2370215159873021-6526980247995567878-n.jpg)

Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on February 27, 2019, 01:14:59 PM
WOW. these are nice finger tops!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on March 01, 2019, 12:14:59 PM
My latest brass tops.  The center one has some sweet engraving.  It's a bit difficult to launch due to the high COG but once you master that, it's a smooth spinner.  The rightmost one has a guilloche pattern on it, made with a rose engine. Sort of an old technique for embellishing metal and wood, as I understand it.

The decorations on those tops are very nice!
Yoyospin on this forum does nice rose engine work on wood.
You may know Jochen, he posted very nice metal finger tops with rose engine decorations: Some of my tops (https://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,4823.msg50610.html#msg50610)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on March 01, 2019, 01:35:46 PM
More a gift than an acquisition! Still thanks to my friend and Jose!!!


(https://i.ibb.co/MM8wHCv/IMG-20190301-124401.jpg) (https://ibb.co/MM8wHCv)


I am floored at how well this plays, was printed in transparent black abs without support. Needed to be ballenced with a bit of poster putty... now is dead smooth.
Thanks !!!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: PrincessTrouble on March 04, 2019, 11:21:37 AM
My latest brass tops.  The center one has some sweet engraving.  It's a bit difficult to launch due to the high COG but once you master that, it's a smooth spinner.  The rightmost one has a guilloche pattern on it, made with a rose engine. Sort of an old technique for embellishing metal and wood, as I understand it.

The decorations on those tops are very nice!
Yoyospin on this forum does nice rose engine work on wood.
You may know Jochen, he posted very nice metal finger tops with rose engine decorations: Some of my tops (https://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,4823.msg50610.html#msg50610)

Yes, Jochen does incredible work.  I have one of his Fat Max tops.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: PrincessTrouble on March 11, 2019, 04:17:58 PM
Micro top by TopMaker.  Tungsten over Magnesium.  0.92 grams.



Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on March 11, 2019, 04:22:41 PM
I like it! If I had one I would lose it for sure.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on March 11, 2019, 06:05:26 PM
That is a small top!!! Congratz
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on March 25, 2019, 12:15:45 PM
Yep two more!

(https://i.ibb.co/Gxzgr1H/IMG-20190323-160403.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/KWMRTdz/IMG-20190324-160151.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KWMRTdz)

(https://i.ibb.co/sHp4VgP/IMG-20190324-153933.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sHp4VgP)

Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on March 25, 2019, 04:21:20 PM
Yep two more!
Those are beautiful!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on March 25, 2019, 04:34:39 PM
Go-Go Top by the Chuck Howard Mfg. Co. Bakersfield CA.  Just bought this silly little thing on ebay, with shipping less than $8.  It basically looks like two balls with a bolt through the middle.  Can't wait to give it a spin.  At the time (1970's?) it was billed as the "longest spinning top in the world" and "as seen on T.V.".  Pat. Pend. #193,667.  I imagine you might be able to play it like a diabolo with sticks and a string.  Of course, I rather throw it like a spin top.  There may be video after it arrives.   
(https://i.ibb.co/4VZqbj9/gogo-top-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4VZqbj9)(https://i.ibb.co/yszT0pP/gogo-top-6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yszT0pP)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on March 26, 2019, 12:28:40 PM
Beautiful tops, Pepe! You have really got into Taiwanese Tuoluo throwing!  :o  8)

Good catch, Renee. My version of this top was called the Spin-Bangers   :P

(http://ta0.com/museum/images/other_tops/spin-bangers.jpg)

They are from the same company, but a slight change: mine is from Chuck Howard Toy CO. Inc. of Santa Monica, CA, while yours is from Chuck Howard Mfg., CO., of Bakersfield, CA.
That would suggest to me that yours is an earlier version. On the other hand, mine says Pat. Applied For, with no number, what would indicated the reverse  :-\ I would need to look at my patent files to see if I have that patent.

I brought my spin bangers to worlds in Cleveland and we had some fun with it. I could even boomerang them! But you have to be careful as they are solid heavy balls and could knock you out!

One day I need to assemble a gallery of tops that have claimed: "longest spinning top in the world". It's a long list  ;D
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on March 26, 2019, 01:14:13 PM
I still don't get how this thing works as a top.

One day I need to assemble a gallery of tops that have claimed: "longest spinning top in the world". It's a long list  ;D

Seems like every Kickstarter campaign hawking a new top claims this, the fastest spin, or a revolutionary new top design. Ditto for sites selling high-end EDC tops.

These days, such claims are easily disproven with a few minutes on Google. So why are they still made? Are consumers that gullible or lazy? Or has lying become so prevalent that everyone expects it and no one cares?
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on March 26, 2019, 03:06:06 PM
I still don't get how this thing works as a top.
The two balls are fixed to each other. You just wrap the string around the waist formed between the balls and throw it. The thing will spin along the axis going through the two balls. No matter what ball touches the floor first, it will roll, accelerating the precession and making the top stand up. It works well.

I just noticed that Renee's says Hours of Fun from 6 to 60. I think many on this forum would strongly contest that upper limit  :D
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on March 26, 2019, 04:26:34 PM
Crap!  No fun for me.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: cecil on March 26, 2019, 04:36:19 PM
I don't understand the purpose of these tips? Maybe they drive like a four speed transmission? They are nice looking, but I'm into tricks and fighting.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on March 26, 2019, 10:20:20 PM
I just noticed that Renee's says Hours of Fun from 6 to 60. I think many on this forum would strongly contest that upper limit  :D

Well, I for one am totally outraged, offended, indignant, disgusted, and apoplectic with disapproval. Toy box agism will be seen by historians as the defining social injustice of our time. And old geezers like me aren't the only victims...

Every few minutes, the  people at the corner table pumped their fists in the air and shouted, "51 days!". Finally, the bartender had to ask,
"What are you folks celebrating?"
"Just our biggest jigsaw puzzle ever!"
"So what's with the 51 days?"
"Oh, that's how long it took us!"
"Hmmm, is that good?"
"Well, heck yeah! It said 4 to 6 years on the box!"

I'll let myself out...
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on March 27, 2019, 07:43:53 AM
Every few minutes, the  people at the corner table pumped their fists in the air and shouted, "51 days!". Finally, the bartender had to ask,
"What are you folks celebrating?"
"Just the biggest jigsaw puzzle ever!"
"So what's with the 51 days?"
"Oh, that's how long it took us!"
"Hmmm, is that good?"
"Well, heck yeah! It said 4 to 6 years on the box!"

I'll let myself out...

Link to the jigsaw puzzle ???
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on March 27, 2019, 09:27:34 AM
I just noticed that Renee's says Hours of Fun from 6 to 60. I think many on this forum would strongly contest that upper limit  :D
I read that several times on the package, and it never dawned on me that it applied to me.  On the days when I don't feel like 90, I have trouble believing I'm over 60.  Where did the time go?!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on March 27, 2019, 05:11:31 PM
Apparently this is the same manufacturer that made a clacker type toy called Ker-Bangers that were banned because they exploded and caused injury.  I wonder if the go-go top and spin-bangers were made from the leftover ker-bangers balls?

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/1985/dangerous-toys-seized-by-us-marshal-in-phoenix
Dangerous Toys Seized By U.S. Marshal In Phoenix
0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
December 10, 1985   
Release # 85-065
 
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that on December 6, the United States Marshal's Office in Phoenix, Arizona seized almost 4,600 banned "clacker ball" toys. The toys, labeled "KER-BANGERS," are a hand-held novelty item consisting of two plastic balls connected by a cord to a plastic handle. When the hand is raised and lowered, the balls "clack" or bang against each other in an arc. Despite the claim on the package that the "KER-BANGERS" are "SHATTERPROOF," when the Consumer Product Safety Commission tested these toys, the balls either shattered or cracked. In addition, many of the handles broke. Consumers who have "KER-BANGERS" should promptly throw them away.

The toys were the seized at the premises of a wholesaler, Empire Novelty & Concession Supply, Inc. 2213 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Empire Novelty is voluntarily recalling the toys from its customers, who are retailers. The "KER-BANGERS" were shipped from California and, according to the label, were manufactured by Chuck Howard Toy Co. of Inglewood, California. The manufacturer is no longer in business.

Clacker balls were a popular toy in the early 1970's. To prevent injuries from fragmentation of the balls or from propulsion of the parts upon sudden disassembly during use, they are subject to a regulation enforced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which requires them to pass specific durability tests.

https://youtu.be/HpO1VfGKuCc
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on March 28, 2019, 11:00:37 AM
Wow! :o Great info!
I bet you are right! I wonder if the same balls that were banned from clackers would have been legal for tops.
But I guess for collectors this makes the tops more interesting.  ;)

The Shatterproof claim proved to be a slight exaggeration, like the claim of the longest spin in the world  ;D
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on March 28, 2019, 06:01:02 PM
I couldn't get a good spin outside on the asphalt driveway.  The rough surface kills the spin before it can stand up.  I tried it on a 4x5 foot piece of Masonite, but the heavy solid top travels too far for that small of a space.  So, I went back to the kitchen where the very first time I threw it, I got a perfect spin but no video, of course.  Trying to throw it like you would a regular top for a spinner, it kept banging into the cabinets but would eventually spin.  I found the best spin I got was throwing it horizontal like for a trapeze.

ta0 - I've scarred mine up pretty good because I plan to just play with it and enjoy it while it lasts.  But, I was very careful taking the tag/label off the bag.  If you would like just the label for your collection, let me know.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on March 29, 2019, 10:02:45 AM
ta0 - I've scarred mine up pretty good because I plan to just play with it and enjoy it while it lasts.  But, I was very careful taking the tag/label off the bag.  If you would like just the label for your collection, let me know.
If you don't mind keeping the tag, I'll be interested in getting it the next time we meet. Thanks!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on April 22, 2019, 03:46:41 PM
Just picked up this game at Ollie's, on sale for $5.99.  will do an unboxing video, later

(https://i.ibb.co/j9Nwyg0/IMG-20190422-153629872.jpg) (https://ibb.co/j9Nwyg0)/>(https://i.ibb.co/ByfsbG6/IMG-20190422-153648682.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ByfsbG6)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: PrincessTrouble on April 22, 2019, 04:48:21 PM
Stainless twist damascus, Corvette Fordite, stainless steel grip sleeve by Topped Out (https://www.facebook.com/groups/232328233776670/). 

An explanation of Fordite that I cobbled together from several online articles:

As part of the automotive painting process in the "old days" (when Ford and other assembly line cars were hand sprayed), paint buildup on the skids and racks used for transporting the cars down the paint line occurred. Many layers (hundreds or even thousands) of different color overspray would build up and get repeatedly baked, forming a hardened slag, solid as some rock formations. Over time, the residue became too thick and had to be removed from the line because it ended up interfering with the painting process.  The harden paint slabs that were removed became known as Fordite, a general term for a material made up of paint layers formed during the hand spraying years in auto plants.  The phasing out of hand spraying on the assembly line began long ago and has been replaced by robots and electrostatic painting processes. The paint overspray used to create Fordite is no longer found in auto factories because of new painting technology.  The old paint that had to be chiseled off the assembly line and booths is no longer available, making Fordite very collectible, especially with jewelry makers.  From the name, we often associate Fordite with the Ford Manufacturing plant. However, it can actually come from any of the automobile manufactures that built cars during the mid-1900s, though most of it comes from the Detroit automotive plants (it's also known as Detroit Agate).
 
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/98/ee/2d/98ee2d60960ea525b00af53783fa4fc8.jpg)

The Fordite in this top came from the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on April 22, 2019, 08:40:01 PM
Good find Renee. The unboxing video should also show you playing it!

 :o I was not aware of this Fordite material. Corvette Fordite, moreover.
EDC makers use the most exotic materials imaginable!
Looks beautiful!
Congrats!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: cecil on April 22, 2019, 11:08:47 PM
I thought some one would try a Tuolo top by now. I took mine in to show my Doctor he grew up in Taiwan. One more shot to go and maybe I can walk normal again.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on April 23, 2019, 09:01:31 AM
I thought some one would try a Tuolo top by now. I took mine in to show my Doctor he grew up in Taiwan. One more shot to go and maybe I can walk normal again.

It's still winter for me man :) This will be a summer project most likely :)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on April 23, 2019, 10:55:22 AM
Stainless twist damascus, Corvette Fordite, stainless steel grip sleeve by Topped Out

Now that's a beauty! Love how the top's shaped surface cuts the 3D folds in the paint layers.

You see very similar patterns in outcrops of layered metamorphic rocks that were once buried, heated, and folded at depths of 25+ km before returning to the surface to be cut by erosion.

Thanks for the interesting background on Fordite.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on May 10, 2019, 04:47:23 AM
***SPONSORED TOPS***

Thanks Larry D. for those amazing tuolos you are truly a top guy!!!!


(https://i.ibb.co/dr92Jmm/IMG-20190425-160519.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dr92Jmm)

(https://i.ibb.co/8YwV0MZ/IMG-20190425-162643.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8YwV0MZ)

https://youtu.be/-LavGPtwA2Y


***SPONSORED TOPS***



Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Larry D. on May 12, 2019, 10:29:45 PM
You are very welcome Pepe. 
Nice to know they are in good hands.
Thanks for giving them new life!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on May 13, 2019, 12:52:01 PM
I have two new acquisitions to report:


(https://i.ibb.co/WD4Gxmm/DSCN5099.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WD4Gxmm)


A surprise gift from JNeff at the RIT festival! I bought some line and I'll be working on long distance wire walkers when I can play outside.

..and, also at the RIT festival, LarryD handed me a very nice silver Siren King top. A wonderful surprise!

http://www.yoyomuseum.com/images/profiles/TopWind1.jpg

(this is a better pic than I can take - from the museum of yo yo history site)

thank you, gentlemen!

Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on May 13, 2019, 02:25:39 PM
Quote from: butterfingers
I'll be working on long distance wire walkers when I can play outside.

Is a Kostas top right?

I'm planning a Taiwan Patch, what do you think??
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: cecil on May 13, 2019, 03:03:11 PM
Nice looking top. Can't wait'e to see a video of it in action.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on May 16, 2019, 01:00:17 PM
Just got this nice 'snow top' from Larry D.


(https://i.ibb.co/QJy7tTx/IMG-20190516-125645.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QJy7tTx)


I promise you guys a snow spinning session next winter! :)
Cheers,
paxl
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on May 16, 2019, 03:10:15 PM
Quote from: butterfingers
I'll be working on long distance wire walkers when I can play outside.

Is a Kostas top right?

I'm planning a Taiwan Patch, what do you think??

It's 'a Kostas' me nothing. It was a gift.  :)

It came with this slick insert:


(https://i.ibb.co/8BB8twS/DSCN5151.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8BB8twS)


it references website www.svoures.gr - it's not been updated in a while and nothing for sale - no prices. It's too bad because the top is super nice.

A Taiwan patch? Might be fun. I am just starting with this type of top and it would be good to have a path for learning.

Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on May 16, 2019, 04:59:22 PM
Its made in greece by kostas, you can order via facebook.

I have three of those (check my previous post in ths thread and my profile picture)

find  a line or a target and ENJOY!!!

If you are seeking inspiration check this youtube playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEj-imBeUFAE6FQxWni8SoSkqmy9lJJ9L (more than 30 vids, most of them same tricks)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on May 16, 2019, 06:14:59 PM
That giant Top at the end is crazy!!!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on May 16, 2019, 09:39:56 PM
Its made in greece by kostas, you can order via facebook.


Thanks! His tops are beautiful.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on May 17, 2019, 12:10:23 PM
I took a day off recently and went to Vidler's 5 and 10 (Yes, it's an old timey type five and dime) and found these tops. My son bought one a few weeks ago and I made the trip to buy more.


(https://i.ibb.co/CHBGQV1/DSCN5166.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CHBGQV1)

(https://i.ibb.co/LrR4qmJ/DSCN5167.jpg) (https://ibb.co/LrR4qmJ)

(https://i.ibb.co/fQWjqNj/DSCN5168.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fQWjqNj)

(https://i.ibb.co/YQ7sJ40/DSCN5164.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YQ7sJ40)


They are very interesting. The body and crown are reminiscent of the mexican trompo (King Cobra model) complete with cobra logo. The button is very similar to the Duncan variety. The crown has the same slot with triangle as the Duncan tops. Mexican style holster and crown ring. They are bearing tip and have a light up feature which cycles through many colors as soon as the top begins to spin. Much to my surprise, they are very well balanced and play nicely. $2.99 each. I think they are a bargain.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on May 17, 2019, 03:11:11 PM
If they have more, could you pick up a couple more and bring them to Miamisburg?  I would take two.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: PrincessTrouble on May 17, 2019, 04:47:59 PM
Got this beauty today from Wicked Pocket Tops.  It's stainless steel over nickel silver over zirconium with a bowlerite inlay.  Bowlerite is the polyurethane or reactive resin coverstock (shell) of a bowling ball.

(https://i.ibb.co/pRv2Fy3/60547593-10158273035698238-3219119838513332224-o.jpg)




(https://i.ibb.co/R9q3gXM/60624734-10158273035718238-4110728815502688256-n.jpg)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: butterfingers on May 17, 2019, 08:33:05 PM
If they have more, could you pick up a couple more and bring them to Miamisburg?  I would take two.

Of course. You may need to remind me, though!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on May 17, 2019, 09:16:51 PM
PrincessTrouble, those tops are fabulous!  And butterfingers, I cannot believe you found those tops in a regular store in town.  It is so cool to hear of all the things you all are picking up!!!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on May 24, 2019, 05:04:21 AM
When you order online vs when it arrives...

(https://i.ibb.co/9nCSt1h/Spintop-Piramid.png)


(https://i.ibb.co/Mc53sZ0/stacking.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Mc53sZ0)

 (https://es.imgbb.com/)




Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jospin on May 24, 2019, 10:14:56 AM
When you order online vs when it arrives...
Ha Ha, I can't stop laughing, that's great!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jospin on May 29, 2019, 09:42:24 AM
Been working on this one for a while.  It's made from HDPE I melted and supposed to be a OWB top, I thought I got it done, but the OWB won't lock on the Delrin tip  :'(  It's probably going to take a bit more love to get it working like I want.  Ended up locking the bearings to play with it fixed, it does okay... at least it looks pretty  :)
3.5" diameter.
(https://i.imgur.com/a1HckxU.jpg)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on May 29, 2019, 09:59:45 AM
Been working on this one for a while.  It's made from HDPE I melted and supposed to be a OWB top, I thought I got it done, but the OWB won't lock on the Delrin tip  :'(  It's probably going to take a bit more love to get it working like I want.  Ended up locking the bearings to play with it fixed, it does okay... at least it looks pretty  :)
3.5" diameter.
(https://i.imgur.com/a1HckxU.jpg)

Wow.. this is a pretty top!!! Good job!!!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: ta0 on May 29, 2019, 11:37:23 AM
Very nice marble looking top!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Pepe on May 31, 2019, 06:02:43 AM
Been working on this one for a while.  It's made from HDPE I melted and supposed to be a OWB top, I thought I got it done, but the OWB won't lock on the Delrin tip  :'(  It's probably going to take a bit more love to get it working like I want.  Ended up locking the bearings to play with it fixed, it does okay... at least it looks pretty  :)
3.5" diameter.


Gorgeous!!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: cecil on May 31, 2019, 01:02:21 PM
Nice looking top. Let's see it in ACTION. PLEASE.
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on May 31, 2019, 01:41:24 PM
Nice looking top. Let's see it in ACTION. PLEASE.

Indeed, or send it my way and I can make some tricks out of it :)

Cheers!!!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on May 31, 2019, 04:11:21 PM
Great work, Jospin!  I hope it spins as well as it looks because it looks terrific.  It also looks like you are set for some late October spinning!!!
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Jospin on June 03, 2019, 09:40:37 AM
Nice looking top. Let's see it in ACTION. PLEASE.
Once I get a bit of time to balance it I'll make a video, I promise  ;D
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on June 03, 2019, 03:18:29 PM
Thanks Walt!!!!


(https://i.ibb.co/5WKM78y/IMG-20190604-081425.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5WKM78y)


EDIT: did a proper string, 6 x4ply, now I can regen this beast :) 4x4 might go better but I failed when doing my string.. will need to retry :)


(https://i.ibb.co/bRxrqzr/IMG-20190603-151444.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bRxrqzr)


(https://i.ibb.co/6F9Y50f/IMG-20190603-151438.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6F9Y50f)


This top is a monster!!! I barely am able to do rollercoaster on it.. I was able to pull 3 wheels of fortunes ealier.. but ... hard =)
Also I am very happy to have bought the 4 inch... 5 & 6 would have probably been unmanagable for me... =)

Cheers y'alls. Then I can do something with it, I'll post a video :)
I also need to figure a thinner string too!

paxl

ps: my hand, wrist and shoulder now hurts =)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: paxl13 on June 19, 2019, 08:40:26 AM
Here we go, 3 new Strummol8 to my collection :


(https://i.ibb.co/v11jNrJ/IMG-20190619-083338.jpg) (https://ibb.co/v11jNrJ)


New ones are the red & orange stbs & the green giulia!

From left to right,

- OWB Giulia
- Fixed STB
- OWB Love
- Bearing STB
- Bearing Giulia

:) I'm not sure they will stay that way, I'm waiting for a nice diabolo shaped tip from jospin... it's not impossible the green will become fixed... I have 3 spare OWB but I failed at installing it in the Red STB. The well is just way too big :(... I might retry or just enjoying as a fixed tip.. it's super fun, it walks like a champion! Especially considerign all my other tops don't walk that much :)

Cheers
pax
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: vegabomb on July 10, 2019, 04:26:14 PM
Just got these. When did they come packaged with a die? I’m trying to figure out what year these are from (roughly).


(https://i.ibb.co/h1mNvLB/7-F9953-B9-9-FAB-48-BD-9-F9-A-2-FB8793411-FE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h1mNvLB)

google number generator (https://freeonlinedice.com/)
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: Renee on July 10, 2019, 05:22:12 PM
Just got these. When did they come packaged with a die? I’m trying to figure out what year these are from (roughly).
There's some info about dating the BKs in this thread
http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,4523.15.html
Title: Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
Post by: vegabomb on July 10, 2019, 05:49:49 PM
That’s perfect. Thanks Renee!