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MarkHayward

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Duncan Top Update 2/22/10
« on: February 22, 2010, 02:31:43 PM »

I periodically call up Duncan to get the update on tops, and I just got off the phone with Mike Burke.  He told me that he was just today looking at photos of the new samples that were run for the next batch of Rip Cord/Bearing Kings.  They are shipping him the samples and he should have them this week.  He has to do some testing on them to make sure they are using the right variety of polycarbonate (to avoid the breakage issues), and if he approves the plastic they will start manufacturing right away.

The new packaging (with my face on it) is at the printer now, so after they sell the last few remaining cases of Rip Cords in stock (order today if you need any cases) the new ones will have my smiling face looking at you.  They will rotate out who is on the package, so the next batch might be Takeshi or Felix.

The new and improved Imperial has already been made and is in stock, but they are selling through old stock first.  Mike is checking on how much of the old stock they have, and he will get back to me.
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kevinm

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Re: Duncan Top Update 2/22/10
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 02:41:04 PM »

sweet!!
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Re: Duncan Top Update 2/22/10
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010, 03:25:52 PM »

I heard a rumor that Duncan was working on a metal bearing king and some additional top designs.  Any truth to that?

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Re: Duncan Top Update 2/22/10
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 03:30:03 PM »


Any other changes to the RC / BK design besides revised polycarbonate?
I think RC's should be made by Stormtroopers.

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Re: Duncan Top Update 2/22/10
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 03:51:18 PM »

I think the BK is the same other than the plastic.  Duncan has been working on a Metal Bearing King, but I haven't heard any news about it in quite a while.

Neff, I like how you mixed the Old School and the New School Stormtroopers there.  I think you're right, all tops should be made by Stormtroopers.  I'll suggest it to Duncan.
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Re: Duncan Top Update 2/22/10
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 04:02:09 PM »

Neff, I like how you mixed the Old School and the New School Stormtroopers there.  I think you're right, all tops should be made by Stormtroopers.  I'll suggest it to Duncan.
it looks like one guy is doing all the work there.
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On the metal bearing king
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2010, 06:47:41 PM »

From Kyle:

"The aluminum bk has been redesigned, simplified, and improved. I
solved the problem and it will be a 3-in-1 top.. fixed, one way, and
bearing.. no need for a 2nd tip or other extra parts either."

That is really great. However, he also says Duncan is very busy and things are moving slowly.

I may see Kyle at Jugglefest in Austin this weekend if he decides to come (he lives in Houston now.)
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Re: Duncan Top Update 2/22/10
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2010, 01:43:38 PM »

stormtrooppers need to get to work.
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