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ta0

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New hi-performance tops
« on: February 17, 2013, 01:07:43 PM »

I just got this picture of new hi-tech spintops:



I am told that the center one with aluminum body will not be released to the public at this time, but the all-delrin ones will be for sale in just a few weeks.  In fact, I will receive one this week to review  :)  They weigh 88 grams, use C-size yo-yo bearings and can also take one-way bearings.  I expect the price to be around $100.

Any guesses who is making these tops?
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Larry D.

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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 01:24:38 PM »

Any guesses who is making these tops?

They sure do look like creations by Maurizio!  ;D
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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 01:27:15 PM »

the tip kinda favors a Spintastics tip, But maybe that's just me.
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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 01:56:10 PM »

DUNCOULD ?
SKINPLASTIC ?

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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 02:30:14 PM »

Try to think out of the box.  Like in a yo-yo company known for great yo-yos but not currently making tops . . .  :-X

I sure hope these tops play as good as they look  :o
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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 03:19:16 PM »

i want!!! they look great. i think yoyo factory is the maker of this top. just a gut feeling. ;)
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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 04:29:42 PM »

i want!!! they look great. i think yoyo factory is the maker of this top. just a gut feeling. ;)
I put "currently" to trick somebody into saying YYF, but no, it is not them.  This yo-yo company has never made spintops. 
Any other guesses?
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 04:35:45 PM »

 ??? Werrd ? I know they were working a protype - "DidlySquat" Top a while ago also one called "Yikes".
 ??? Crucial ? Some time ago they had mentioned a possible Delrin Spin Top project.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 04:54:27 PM »

??? Werrd ? I know they were working a protype - "DidlySquat" Top a while ago.
 ??? Crucial ? Some time ago they had mentioned a possible Delrin top project.

paul from crucial told me a while back that he was going to design a spintop in the future, it could be his.
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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 05:22:19 PM »

How about Richy and the Chico guys?
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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 05:51:13 PM »

hahahahaha
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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 05:57:45 PM »

 ;D

Crucial and Werrd were very good guesses, as they have promised tops. But, none of them made those tops.
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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2013, 06:08:22 PM »

I’m almost afraid to type my next guess!  So I won’t.
Don’t tell us: _ _ _ _ _ _.

Anyone out there have any guesses?
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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2013, 06:25:51 PM »

I'm thinking either One Drop, Caribou Lodge or String Theory.
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Re: New hi-performance tops
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2013, 09:42:59 PM »

I'm thinking either One Drop, Caribou Lodge or String Theory.
Boyd Seth used to compete in tops sponsored by Caribou Lodge and at one time told me they were planning a signature top for him. But no, none of them made these tops.

Another possible company would have been Ethernal Throw.  At nats last year Free said he would like to come out with a top after his yo-yos got some traction.

How about Richy and the Chico guys?
We have a winner!  Chico Yo-Yo Company (CYYC) is behind these tops.  The top was designed by Thad Winzenz and Richy.
I have never seen Thad throw a top but it seems he is a decent player. 
I bet one of those aluminum body tops will end up in the National Yo-Yo Museum  ;)

How about a name for this top.
I like Milk & Cookies ?  ;D ;D ;D

 ???
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