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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #255 on: August 31, 2022, 07:53:11 PM »

It is the last of August today but my first Augusta arrived!

Jealous!   :P
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #256 on: September 02, 2022, 09:48:20 AM »

It is the last of August today but my first Augusta arrived!



I have one ordered as well! It looks like the tip on yours is the old style tip. Did you switch it out or was yours shipped with that tip?
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #257 on: September 02, 2022, 10:26:38 AM »

... It looks like the tip on yours is the old style tip. Did you switch it out or was yours shipped with that tip?




Unfortunately mine was shipped that way even though I ordered directly from the Strummol8 shop and after Maurizio wrote in a different topic here that all the dreamcatchers would now be shipped with the new tip.
Also I asked specifically when ordering for the new tip. I asked Maurizio through PM what we can do about this, but I did not receive an answer up to now. I will wait a few days longer....
Luckily I had also ordered a replacement tip. The one I received was the new type, bigger tip. I almost instantly put that one in my Augusta because I noticed the old type does not hold on good to the string at all for me (almost  beginner). The new one also came with better bearings it seems, at least I get almost twice the spin time for a boomerang to my hand.


Where did you order from? To what country is it shipping?
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #258 on: September 02, 2022, 11:44:05 AM »

I ordered direct from his site as well. Shipping to the USA.
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #259 on: September 06, 2022, 12:27:55 AM »

Now I am in contact with Maurizio. He told me he will send a correct tip to me today.
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #260 on: September 15, 2022, 05:01:51 PM »

Now I am in contact with Maurizio. He told me he will send a correct tip to me today.

Did you receive it?

Maurizio
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #261 on: September 16, 2022, 01:21:05 AM »

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Did you receive it?

Maurizio


No I did not receive it yet, but my experience with mail between Italy and Germany is, that it can easily take another 10 days. So I do not worry yet, but thanks for asking. I will notify you through this thread as soon as I have it.
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #262 on: September 21, 2022, 11:01:19 AM »

Today I received that replacement tip, great! Thank you Maurizio!
It clearly only took that long because of the postal services.


Coincidentally also today arrived a holiday postcard at a friend here in Germany that I put into the mail in Italy around the 15th of august.

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #263 on: September 26, 2022, 12:50:34 PM »

Peut-on voir sur une photo les deux pointes (ancienne et nouvelle) de chez strummol8 ?

Je possède deux GIULIA et une DIONISIA qui sont équipées de pointes identiques.
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #264 on: September 26, 2022, 02:23:57 PM »

Peut-on voir sur une photo les deux pointes (ancienne et nouvelle) de chez strummol8 ?
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ta0 posted a photo here.
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #265 on: September 27, 2022, 09:44:42 AM »

Super merci, effectivement la différence est notable. Je contacte Maurizio pour en commander.
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #266 on: November 20, 2023, 08:27:36 PM »

Yesterday, I visited my youngest sister and she had a birthday cake for me as we couldn't celebrate 2 weeks ago. Not only it was the favorite cake from my childhood (filled with dulce de leche and a merengue crust) but there was a finger top between the candles! It's a Pinocchio top, the one on the right:





It's made in Italy, by Mastro Geppetto  :D





I believe the one on the left is also Pinocchio. From the stamp on the backside, I think it's Japanese:





Hakone is a city south of Tokyo. I may have got it from Don Olney's collection, I'm not sure.
It looks pretty old. The Disney movie is from 1940 and this could be post WWII. But the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio is from 1883, so it could be earlier. And perhaps it's not even Pinocchio.  :-\
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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #267 on: November 25, 2023, 05:11:26 PM »



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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #268 on: January 24, 2024, 11:31:21 AM »

I got these micro tops from Mr. Tamotsu Fukushima:



And this top from Ms. Ayako Watanabe (Mr. Hito's apprentice)

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Re: Share your latest spintop acquisition!!
« Reply #269 on: January 24, 2024, 02:34:10 PM »

Impressive!!!
Especially the micro tops and that you can still spin them.
Could you please tell us how tiny the diameter of the smallest one is? And do you have a microscope to post close ups for us?
Last year in Marines Rocco showed the tiny top below, but in comparison to these it is probably a giant.
 
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