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Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« on: February 27, 2017, 03:22:40 AM »
My newest obsession is spinners. They honestly have helped me with nail biting and other obsessive things I did. Nail biting was the worst. We are talking until they bled. Anyone else into spinners?


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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 05:36:47 AM »
Not into them, but I recently thought about buying one. I would probably spin that thing all day.  :ahhh

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 06:02:18 AM »
I've seen them in allot of "EDC" forums and photos. I see the Torqbar spinner allot
Never tried one. I just fidget with everyday items just fine  ;) , my knives imparticular.  :climber:
« Last Edit: February 27, 2017, 06:04:04 AM by kaput »

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 06:13:17 AM »
I've just ordered a spinner to try out - I hope it's fairly quiet, as my missus gets annoyed with me when I fiddle with anything clicky (or flicky).  I've also ordered one of those fidget toys made of a couple of chain links connected with key rings.  I like to have something in my hands to fiddle with when I'm reading, and after cutting myself with blades I don't use them any more.

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 11:02:10 AM »
Well done Ash,I'd never heard of them,now I've ordered one  :wait:

 :D

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 01:50:51 PM »
I see these everywhere, but I'm still not quite sure I get them. They're fidget toy, but what exactly you do with them? Just spin them. That is what I first thought but I couldn't help but think there was more to it. Are they like begleri? Stress relievers?
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 03:42:28 PM »
I was looking at tops recently. I like that more. It is cheaper, spins better and can be held at hand. I EDC as fidgets my Opinel, MTO casino chip and my komboloi. So it makes sense to me. I can't find it here, I'll try from UK.

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2017, 11:11:52 AM »
Well done Ash,I'd never heard of them,now I've ordered one  :wait:

 :D


Any link from a European site?


I consider UK part of Europe myself, for historical reasons. I don't want to offend anyone. So UK is fine too.

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2017, 03:30:38 PM »
Well done Ash,I'd never heard of them,now I've ordered one  :wait:

 :D


Any link from a European site?


I consider UK part of Europe myself, for historical reasons. I don't want to offend anyone. So UK is fine too.
As far as postage goes, I consider UK and mainland Europe sites in the same way.   :whistle:

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2017, 05:55:36 PM »
Well, we might have to pay for customs again in the short term future.

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2017, 08:34:34 PM »
Well done Ash,I'd never heard of them,now I've ordered one  :wait:

 :D


Any link from a European site?


I consider UK part of Europe myself, for historical reasons. I don't want to offend anyone. So UK is fine too.

For what it's worth,here's what I ordered. As usual,I've no affiliation to the seller etc....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm...geName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2017, 10:17:49 PM »
Thanks. No international postage it says.

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2017, 02:22:52 AM »
Yay! Glad to see I have others ordering. You just spin it and it keeps your mind busy. Some can do "tricks" me not so many.  They can be quiet. Degreasing the bearing and using caps helps alot with that.


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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2017, 02:52:50 AM »
The expensive ones seem to expensive, for what it does. And the cheap ones seem way to cheap. Is there a happy medium? Just curious is all  :whistle:

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2017, 06:58:52 PM »
There is many options so yes there is a happy medium.


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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2017, 07:19:08 PM »

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2017, 11:48:03 PM »
And I'm now sitting here,playing with my second spinner :facepalm:

Not that I've ordered a set of 608 bearings to try this either



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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2017, 12:25:01 AM »
And another one to try

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2017, 12:45:10 AM »
Cool! I'm looking into this myself. Not a nail biter but more of a nail peeler.

I thought it would be cool to make one myself so I bought the parts for a munsen spinner. Waiting for all of them to come in.
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2017, 11:16:02 AM »
Adding these to my list of things to make.   :facepalm:
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2017, 12:34:46 PM »
I received mine today. It is very nice built (let's see if it will survive in my hands) and you can play many games with it, because it acts as a gyroscope (move slowly your hand while it spins and you'll see what I mean). Better than a top in my opinion. Another item I will  EDC. Thankfully it is flat, lightweight and noiseless (as opposed to my komboloi).
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 01:57:11 PM by kkokkolis »

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2017, 12:43:00 PM »
I bought one of these knock off ones from B**gG**d

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« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 12:47:36 PM by PTRSAK »

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2017, 12:46:06 PM »
I received mine today. It is very nice built (let's see if it will survive in my hands) and you can play many games with it, because it acts as a gyroscope (move slowly your hand while it spins and you'll see what I mean). Better than a top in my opinion. Another item I will  EDC. Thankfully it is flat, lightweight and noiseless (as oppoesed to my komboloi).

Did you get the steel or ceramic bearing?
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2017, 12:59:02 PM »
I'm still waiting for mine, with the ceramic bearing

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2017, 01:13:58 PM »
Spoke too soon, mine just arrived


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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2017, 01:56:28 PM »
I received mine today. It is very nice built (let's see if it will survive in my hands) and you can play many games with it, because it acts as a gyroscope (move slowly your hand while it spins and you'll see what I mean). Better than a top in my opinion. Another item I will  EDC. Thankfully it is flat, lightweight and noiseless (as oppoesed to my komboloi).

Did you get the steel or ceramic bearing?


Ceramic. Although the balls are graphite colored (and 6 of them) and not gray (and 7 of them) as in the ebay picture.


I used a hammer to collimate the  eccentrical counterweights, because two of them were slightly uncollimated. Now it spins very smoothly.


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Should I try some Li lubricant?
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 03:39:27 PM by kkokkolis »

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2017, 03:45:59 PM »
Now I ordered a Fidget Cube.





Very promising for a finger Nirvana.

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2017, 12:25:09 AM »
When/if you clean bearings I found carburetor cleaner is magical. I'm up to over 10 :facepalm: Now I'm getting into the metal ones. :gimme: Do we have a spinner smiley yet, Def? :pok: Hoping these are showing up as I'm typing all the "codes" for smileys from memory. :ahhh:


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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2017, 12:30:06 AM »
I just made a couple.   :ahhh   :ahhh

 

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