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    Default Anyone into spinning tops?

    I love collecting tops. This is my current collection. What do you guys think of collecting them?

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    Holy spinning tops, Batman! Shooter21 has a collection Jules Verne would be envious of! Do I correctly recognize one of those as coming from Prometheus?

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    Yes that's the original lambda on the bottom left above the custom tritium copper top.

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    The stainless one with the 1969 Firebird steering wheel design has an interior made up of brass, copper, and nickel silver mokume.
    Last edited by Shooter21; 08-06-2016 at 08:21 PM.

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    Rolleye11 Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    I think of Inception whenever I see spinning tops, though I know they have been around far longer than that

    "I can't let you touch it, that would defeat the purpose. See only I know the balance and the weight of this particular loaded die. That way, when you look at your totem, you know beyond a doubt that you're not in someone else's dream."

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    Not currently, but you've brought back some latent childhood memories. I now remember using them all the time. They were the wooden type, and a lot of fun. Something I used to enjoy and hope my five year old grandson would enjoy using, along with what he does now, bocce ball, rubber horseshoes and ring toss ( amongst many other things). Anything that improves dexterity and keeps him away from video games is a good thing.
    Looking into some quality wood tops right now. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    This is my newest, most beautiful acquisition.

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    Very cool shooter, never even looked into these but have been impressed by some i have seen. Here is a vid of jims

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    Where are the cheap Chinese knock-off tops?

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    I bought my first top today, I couldn't resist.



    Check these tops out.
    http://www.billetspin.com/
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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    Very cool shooter, never even looked into these but have been impressed by some i have seen. Here is a vid of jims
    Yea that's the video that got me hooked.

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    Quote Originally Posted by RGRAY View Post
    I bought my first top today, I couldn't resist.



    Check these tops out.
    http://www.billetspin.com/
    Nice, Blake from Mountain Tops makes some amazing art pieces as well.

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    not quite a "top". but I saw wool spinning being done last weekend, and one of the techniques used something that reminded me of a top.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSuTiO9QHOE

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    I bought two more tops, a Vorso Mk I performance top in copper with a ruby ball.

    and a Kemner Design two-step in copper with a ceramic ball.
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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    Here are a few of my tops.

    Timascus and Damascus:



    Superconductor:



    Damasteel and Mokume:



    Zirconium and Flamed Titanium:



    Timascus, Mokume, and Flamed Titanium:


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaW View Post
    The Billetspin #40 is my favorite looking top, Beautiful!

    Timascus, Mokume, and Flamed Titanium:
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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    I'm trying to buy this #28.
    BilletSPIN K2 2 color mokume/Copper/Stainless
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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    I have a first-edition brass Lambda. I would like to get a tungsten Lambda, but the likelihood of that is next-to-zero unfortunately. The other tops I've seen don't appeal to me very much.

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    My newest top - Flame anodize Dragon Skin Damascus over Superconductor.


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    This morning, I contacted Billetspin (on Etsy) about buying a K2 top.
    They got back to me and said they were all sold.
    A little while ago I looked back on Etsy and they had this one for sale?
    SO I BOUGHT IT!
    Billetspin K2 #27 ss/w/ss stainless steel and flame tungsten
    My Lights

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    Micros Ti, smooth and alm
    black and Mini Ti, bb, d/w, s/b and t/s

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    Quote Originally Posted by RGRAY View Post
    This morning, I contacted Billetspin (on Etsy) about buying a K2 top.
    They got back to me and said they were all sold.
    A little while ago I looked back on Etsy and they had this one for sale?
    SO I BOUGHT IT!
    Billetspin K2 #27 ss/w/ss stainless steel and flame tungsten
    That's a beautiful accompaniment to your Spy, Rick.

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    Here's an interesting gyroscopic spintop:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...op/description
    Last edited by KITROBASKIN; 11-24-2016 at 08:46 AM.

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    One more Kemner Design Two Step (ss, ceramic bead, blued and blackened) for my wife to take to work and play with.
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    Micros Ti, smooth and alm
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    Prometheus Lambda copper and ruby

    http://www.bladehq.com/item--Prometh...-Lambda--35860
    My Lights

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    Micros Ti, smooth and alm
    black and Mini Ti, bb, d/w, s/b and t/s

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    FOREVERSPIN Damascus
    My Lights

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    Micros Ti, smooth and alm
    black and Mini Ti, bb, d/w, s/b and t/s

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    I did buy my great niece a Kremner alm. top for Christmas.
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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    a Phoenix Designs Mokume.
    My Lights

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    Micros Ti, smooth and alm
    black and Mini Ti, bb, d/w, s/b and t/s

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    My Phoenix Designs Damasteel Mokuti beauty.
    My Lights

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    Micros Ti, smooth and alm
    black and Mini Ti, bb, d/w, s/b and t/s

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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    RG, those are cool.
    Interested in Saltytri lights. Pm me!


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    Default Re: Anyone into spinning tops?

    The solid copper is in stock! Last time I looked they were sold out.

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