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Spinners.…Spinners everywhere 2626

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2017, 04:18:01 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2017, 04:18:16 AM »
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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2017, 04:18:26 AM »
Admin Team Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 14,444 Sir Kirk of Blamington Hall
Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2017, 04:52:00 AM »
Nice one Z!

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2017, 07:40:51 AM »
Thank you kirky.   :cheers:
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2017, 07:49:29 AM »
Zip ties!? Clever!!!!
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2017, 08:06:25 AM »
Zip ties!? Clever!!!!

Saw a pic on google images and thought it was worth a go.
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2017, 01:12:20 PM »
Mine arrived. Actually made of brass, I was almost expecting brass coloured anodized aluminium.
Ceramic bearing, seems to be "running in" as it definitely takes longer to slow down now than when I first got it.

For 18 Pacific Pesos I'm well pleased with it.



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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2017, 03:35:57 AM »
As night be expected from a mass produced cheapie knockoff it wasn't very well balanced... But it is now.
Noticeable increase in spin times.

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2017, 06:18:42 AM »
Started using one as a coffee timer.   :D   No more forgetting the stove is on.   :facepalm:
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2017, 10:29:41 AM »
I was getting roughly 100" of spin. Today I used White Greese (Lithium and Teflon) and the spin time dropped to 45"!!!. I was dissapointed. Then I used WD40 to remove the greese and time was 70", still worse than before. I guess when all these will be removed I will go where I was.


Can anyone explain that?

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2017, 10:44:59 AM »
Nope I'm avoiding this little fidget device  :D ill stick with my beads  ;)
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2017, 10:48:02 AM »
I was getting roughly 100" of spin. Today I used White Greese (Lithium and Teflon) and the spin time dropped to 45"!!!. I was dissapointed. Then I used WD40 to remove the greese and time was 70", still worse than before. I guess when all these will be removed I will go where I was.


Can anyone explain that?

Would guess it adds friction. Grease helps to prevent rust and wear under load. Spinners are light and dry so yeah.
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2017, 11:57:06 AM »
I washed it but still it's not as good as before. I might buy a new one.


Today I  received the Fudget Cube (and the 10 year MTO coin and got a notification for my Nitenumen flashlight shipping, a glorius artificial needs day).


It is nice. But not heavily built and the feedback it gives it's not that great. The form of it makes EDC difficult. I see it as a desk ornament/fidget and I will  leave it in my office the afternoon.

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2017, 12:46:08 PM »
I washed it but still it's not as good as before. I might buy a new one.

Agitate the bearing (with dust cover removed) in petrol for a couple minutes.
Then rinse it off in hot water.
Don't spin until it has cooled down and is completely dry.
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2017, 01:58:11 PM »
I'll try it. The bearing is removable,  it stays in place by friction only. I'll immerse it in White Spirit as you say, when I'll have the opportunity.

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #46 on: March 29, 2017, 12:37:39 AM »

The first of what I fear may be many :facepalm:

The difference between actually very funny,and actually very serious is actually very small-Barly Blaire

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #47 on: March 29, 2017, 01:06:27 AM »


I picked one up this weekend for use at work. It's quite addictive
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2017, 04:40:06 PM »
They've made it to my local flea market.  A large group of people stopped by the booth to see what they were all about.  I can't say I'd carry or use one but its interesting how fast they've become played with. 

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2017, 10:11:09 AM »
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I picked one up this weekend for use at work. It's quite addictive


A quadruple? That's nice. Do you have a link?


A vanity shot of my fidgets.




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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2017, 11:31:56 AM »
I'm so weak  :rofl: one on its way  :D
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« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2017, 01:18:07 PM »
 :facepalm:
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2017, 10:20:57 PM »

The difference between actually very funny,and actually very serious is actually very small-Barly Blaire

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2017, 06:07:00 AM »
Wow the prices of these things is in freefall...
That first one I bought Torqbar clone, was AU$18. It has freed up nicely and my best times spin to date is 6:09. It has a Hybrid bearing, stainless steel races and ceramic balls. Be interesting how it would go with a full ceramic bearing.
Since then I have also ordered one each of these two, cheaper again and I'd suspect the tri-lobe one will have plain steel bearing.

AU$11.65


AU$6.55


oh-no... somebody stop me  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :kirky:  :facepalm:

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2017, 08:08:28 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?

I used to bite my nails when I was a kid. One day, I thought to myself I'd stop, so I opted for a very sophisticated treatment: toothpicks. It's not very elegant having a toothpick in your mouth all day, but it beats having ruined nails, and after only a couple of weeks, I did not need the toothpick to not bite my nails. I do occasionally have a nibble when I'm under a lot of stress, but I usually keep my hands occupied with a pen, paperclip, carabiner, or S hook.
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #55 on: April 04, 2017, 06:07:46 AM »

multi-tools—folding contraptions fixed with all kinds of doo-dads
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2017, 12:18:48 PM »
 I ended up buying my 2 girls one each  :rofl: I like the look of these spinners  :facepalm:

http://www.fidgetspinner.co.uk/
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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2017, 05:23:21 PM »
Got my first one today :mail:



Decided to play with it a bit ;)





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« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2017, 06:43:56 PM »
I got the cheapest I could from eBay, under $2,  but the seller has now increased the prices on most http://www.ebay.com/itm/2...geName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

They both spin very well, smooth and long lasting. I do not really see the point with them, but they make cheap gifts.

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Re: Spinners.…Spinners everywhere
« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2017, 07:01:01 PM »
Got my first one today :mail:

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Decided to play with it a bit ;)

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Did you drill the holes?  Looks cool  :salute:

 

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