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butterfingers

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2019, 10:29:19 AM »

I couldn't resist, of course, and I played with it. It works very well.



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
« Last Edit: January 25, 2019, 02:10:32 PM by ta0 »
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #17 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!!
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2019, 06:02:54 AM »

Thanks for sharing!!

Im loving your tops, so much variety!!
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2019, 01:15:11 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous "Love"





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
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2019, 09:47:31 AM »

I just got my spingear order!!!





"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
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #23 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,
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2019, 05:37:32 PM »

That's a lot of stuff! Pace yourself...
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #25 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" :)
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #26 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!






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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #27 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. 






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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2019, 06:08:22 PM »





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.
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2019, 06:29:49 PM »

Looks like butterfingers nailed it....
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