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Author Topic: Flywheels and fairings and spokes, oh my!  (Read 8398 times)

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Re: Flywheels and fairings and spokes, oh my!
« Reply #180 on: April 19, 2021, 05:39:07 PM »

ta0 deserves a lot of credit here -- not only for his own valuable contributions along these lines, but also for fostering such things in general.
If it wasn't because of the people that post on a regular basis we wouldn't have a forum. So, thank you guys!
I believe that the advantage we have with respect to social media is that we can discuss topics in depth and that top information is documented for the future.
Well said!
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Re: Flywheels and fairings and spokes, oh my!
« Reply #181 on: May 13, 2021, 08:54:18 AM »

Spokes
Just found that Billetspin has/had a 3-spoked  top.
Jester 3
 

From youtube videos it seems to be able to run for about 15 minutes.
Did you know about that line, or are are we just choosing to ignore EDC tops?
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Re: Flywheels and fairings and spokes, oh my!
« Reply #182 on: May 13, 2021, 12:20:50 PM »

Yes, we know about EDC tops and BILLETSPIN.

I like that Jester 3, but most BILLETSPIN and EDC top designs leave me cold -- mainly because they're too ornate for my taste. Not to mention aerodynamically whacko for tops heavily marketed on spin time. And typical EDC marketing hype and engineered scarcity are big turn-offs for me. (Went through that with the kids and Beanie Babies.)

That said, this Jester's spoke-and-flange core is like the lowest-drag car wheel we discussed here.

PS: Just saw that BILLETSPIN now distinguishes between "performance" and "art" tops in their store. Good distinction to make about tops in general.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 10:52:45 AM by Jeremy McCreary »
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Re: Flywheels and fairings and spokes, oh my!
« Reply #183 on: May 13, 2021, 10:33:00 PM »

Rich Stadler, the owner of Billetspin, is a member of this forum (Rich S). You can check his posts. But he stopped posting after he realized there were not many EDC collectors around here. At the time there was a limited interest in finger tops in general, but Jeremy and Iacopo have greatly increased the number of posts on those tops.  ;)
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