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SuperTaiyaki

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New Spingear bearing koma
« on: December 28, 2017, 06:00:37 AM »

http://spingear.jp/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=2841

This doesn't seem to be announced on the Spingear blog or instagram but it appeared on the store. It was on Taka's Instagram account a long time ago, but I think this is the first time it's gone on sale. I'd love to play with one but that price tag...

Also, the text includes a warning that the weight ring version is fairly heavy and if dropped the axle may bend, though remain usable.

A few months back new versions of the Hayabusa koma (the standard POM one) came out too - center of gravity raised 2mm, and it takes a new cap so it can be wound with a knot instead of a loop. The cap is actually a yoyo hubstack. A new Mozu (bigger, flatter, heavier) and Tsubame (mini version) came out at the same time.
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Re: New Spingear bearing koma
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 07:50:56 AM »

Thank you for posting this. I was introduced to the Japanese style tops a couple of years ago in Miamisburg and have had some fun spinning them.

$150 for the new bearing koma with weight ring - $130 without the ring is pretty steep. But it's the only place to get one. I have never seen a Bearing Koma style top before. It's likely to lead to all kinds of new tricks.

I'll have to see if there's money in my 2018 budget to get one.
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Re: New Spingear bearing koma
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 08:00:23 AM »

Hmmm!  A bearing koma!
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Re: New Spingear bearing koma
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 10:21:42 AM »

That's really interesting.  8) I should be able to try it at the Marines festival.
I look forward to see what the Japanese players achieve with them.





What really warms my heart is that the spintop/koma section on Spingear now has 7 pages, 12 products per page!  :o
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Re: New Spingear bearing koma
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 05:36:18 PM »

WAOWWH ! a bearing Koma !

├╝ber Kool !

looking forward to try them in the near future 8)

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Re: New Spingear bearing koma
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 08:06:24 AM »

Woohoo!! I want a bearing koma!!!!
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Re: New Spingear bearing koma
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 09:07:03 AM »

Here's Taka's Insta post of the protoype, way back in January.



Interesting looking tip but the shape doesn't seem to serve a purpose.

The description says it was on TV, I don't suppose anyone has seen it?
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Re: New Spingear bearing koma
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 06:58:30 PM »

This has me excited but I can't throw a regular Spingear koma yet. I think once I can do some basics, this will a high interest item. The price seems a bit much though.
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Re: New Spingear bearing koma
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2019, 08:43:13 AM »

Hey y'alls, not to revive a old topic but has anyone finally bought one and played with it?
Have anyone figured out nice tricks, is there video out there!!!

Something!!!
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