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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Spinning Tops
« on: September 08, 2016, 02:18:59 PM »
I followed an ad on this site to a company called Forever Spin a few weeks ago, and ended up buying a brass spinning top.

Since then I've added the Titanium top and their spinning base and watched a few Youtube videos and I think I may be hooked, lol.



It appears that tops are now considered EDC items and there are a number of people making them for considerable sums of money! I'm staying (relatively) cheap so far and have just placed an order for one of these:

http://www.vorsospin.com/collections/vorso-mk1

I wondered if anyone else on here is into tops at all. As a total novice I'd be up for any tips or advice on what's worth buying and general "EDC Top" chatter :D


Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,888
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 10:04:49 PM »
I like those, they look more engineered than the other ones. I might just have to treat myself to one
« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 10:07:08 PM by Kevin Davey »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 11:28:45 PM »
... they look more engineered than the other ones.

Whatever you do, don't look at these then: http://www.billetspin.com/home/

:P

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,888
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 12:57:32 PM »
... they look more engineered than the other ones.

Whatever you do, don't look at these then: http://www.billetspin.com/home/

:P

At those prices I wouldn't, plus every single one is showing as discontinued. There's only a few EDC items showing for sale as well, everything else has discontinued on it as also.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 01:17:28 PM »
... they look more engineered than the other ones.

Whatever you do, don't look at these then: http://www.billetspin.com/home/

 :P

At those prices I wouldn't, plus every single one is showing as discontinued. There's only a few EDC items showing for sale as well, everything else has discontinued on it as also.

Ah yeah - I figured that out. He reckons he'll never go back to an old design, so he only brings out new variations / designs and when they're gone they're gone. You have to watch the Facebook group and his Youtube channel for a heads up on release dates apparently. They are proper works of art though - gorgeous.

The speed at which they sell out reminds me an awful lot of Peter Atwood's tools a while back - snapped up the moment they go on sale.

The Vorso top I linked to in the OP are made in Staffordshire btw - which is a nice bonus :)

I clocked 3 minutes 35s on the brass Forever Spin top last night btw (only been over 3 minutes 3 times so far lol).

I stumbled across these guys making tops too. Not much info about on them, but they look nice: http://www.jllawsonco.com/collections/in-stock

Hero Member Posts: 562 Leatherman fanatic!!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 02:31:27 PM »
This is the top's we use to play with a "few" years ago at school.
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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2016, 02:48:24 PM »
This is the top's we use to play with a "few" years ago at school.

Not exactly the sort I had in mind, but I guess its a spinning top :D

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2016, 01:07:57 PM »
Vorso Mk1 - first spin 9m 17 seconds :D



Bye bye productivity :D

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,888
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2016, 01:35:09 PM »
Vorso Mk1 - first spin 9m 17 seconds :D



Bye bye productivity :D

I'm going to get one of those after my hols
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2016, 02:04:42 PM »
Vorso Mk1 - first spin 9m 17 seconds :D



Bye bye productivity :D

I'm going to get one of those after my hols

It's addictive!

10m 16s now :D

Hero Member Posts: 562 Leatherman fanatic!!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2016, 02:15:26 PM »
Vorso Mk1 - first spin 9m 17 seconds :D



Bye bye productivity :D
Very relaxing?????
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2016, 03:04:41 PM »
Vorso Mk1 - first spin 9m 17 seconds :D



Bye bye productivity :D
Very relaxing? ??? ?

Sorry, I nodded off :P

Getting over 10 minutes per spin just about every time now - it's ace! The precision in this thing is simply marvellous - so, so precisely weighted.....

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,888
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2016, 04:53:31 PM »
Vorso Mk1 - first spin 9m 17 seconds :D



Bye bye productivity :D
Very relaxing? ??? ?

Sorry, I nodded off :P

Getting over 10 minutes per spin just about every time now - it's ace! The precision in this thing is simply marvellous - so, so precisely weighted.....

I feel a spin off coming in the future with utube vids to send everyone to sleep  :rofl:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2016, 05:05:11 PM »
They're already out there man!

There's one on Youtube now of a 40 minute spin, lol.

I'm just stunned by the detail in this thing. It has a RUBY goddamit  :ahhh


Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 62,481 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2016, 07:01:42 PM »
I take it you are referring to this one? :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBGdfXe0WEw

Simple gaming toys made expensive with high tech or exotic materials have been a part of the EDC world for a while.  Dice have been quite common, especially in titanium, aluminum, brass and copper.  Yo-yo's are another one that you see crop up from time to time.  Tops are pretty sweet too!

I'll admit, I have looked at these a time or two (or ten!) but I've yet to pull the trigger on them. 

So far anyway....

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2016, 07:59:30 PM »
Found some cheapish ones here - followed a trail Youtube, then Facebook. He makes these on a manual lathe, but they look nice and are cheap : http://www.ebay.com/usr/bradfordmetalworks

Bit of a lead time but cheap as chips :P


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2016, 08:59:44 AM »
I got lucky the other night and managed to bag a Vorso Flat Top, before they sold out in like 2 minutes. It reminded me a bit of the frenzy when Peter Atwood used to release a new tool - absolute online carnage and bitterness as people missed out lol.



http://www.vorsospin.com/collections/flat-top/products/flat-top-v1-brass-9mm-ceramic-hybrid

I figured if I don't like it I could sell it on very quickly and easily - but I have a feeling I'll use it a lot as a knife/tool flicking fidget toy substitute. We shall see!

My current best spin time for the Mk1 stands at 11m 35s now :D

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2016, 04:05:10 PM »
12 minutes 28 seconds  :ahhh

Only been over 11 minutes 3 times so far, previous best was 11mm 35s.

New personal best :D


Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 62,481 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2016, 11:51:52 PM »
You are absolutely correct in saying productivity is shot!

Still, they are beautiful!

But I think I'll save my money until the next phenomenon, which I believe will be a tungsten, brass and carbon fiber version of ball in a cup!

https://youtu.be/zLIRWTNDYIY

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 2,555
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2016, 12:59:19 AM »
Literally the add on the side of the MTo thread on "Tops"! Haha

They're watching us!  :o
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No Life Club Posts: 4,750 I'm an Adult?!?! When did that happen?
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2016, 04:58:47 AM »
Literally the add on the side of the MTo thread on "Tops"! Haha

They're watching us!  :o

Just as well it wasn't a thread that mentioned the punishment chicken...

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2016, 08:42:54 AM »
You are absolutely correct in saying productivity is shot!

Still, they are beautiful!

But I think I'll save my money until the next phenomenon, which I believe will be a tungsten, brass and carbon fiber version of ball in a cup!

https://youtu.be/zLIRWTNDYIY

Def

 :rofl:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 09:09:39 AM »
Literally the add on the side of the MTo thread on "Tops"! Haha

They're watching us!  :o

That's the exact ad that first drew me in!

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,623
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2016, 09:30:18 AM »
            :like:                           I'm trying very hard to resist temptation and this thread is not helping.      :D

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
Hold Fast
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2016, 10:25:43 AM »
            :like:                           I'm trying very hard to resist temptation and this thread is not helping.      :D

You know resistance is futile :D

Based on what I've learned - the Vorso Mk1 is what I should have started with. They spin for 10 minutes easily and are available off the shelf unlike most of the better tops out there it seems which have waiting lists. The Forever Spin tops are nice and easily available, but they aren't in the same league as the Vorso when it comes to performance.

Also, a concave lens / mirror as a spin base is necessary if you want to get good spin times.


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2016, 05:40:09 PM »
13 minutes 29 seconds - booom :P

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 62,481 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2016, 07:45:07 PM »
Have you made them fight yet?  :P

If so, which one is the Champion?

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2016, 12:03:15 AM »
Have you made them fight yet?  :P

If so, which one is the Champion?

Def

You know I have.....

Hard to say which one won as they both just fell over after colliding, lol.

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2016, 03:54:37 PM »
Spin Station arrived - kinda neat :D


Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,404 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Spinning Tops
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2016, 06:13:41 PM »
Have you made them fight yet?  :P

If so, which one is the Champion?

Def

You know I have.....

Hard to say which one won as they both just fell over after colliding, lol.

So... you have choosen the kamikaze model, huh?...
 :whistle:

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