ForeverSpin Tops: Shades of Silversearch

ForeverSpin Tops: Shades of Silver

ForeverSpin Tops: Shades of Silver

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How many do you get?
JadMaktabi
One
What material is the 'Spinning Dock?'
ado12
Stainless Steel according their website.
https://foreverspin.com/cart
I have two of them. A Copper one and a Bronze one. While I like the aesthetic of them, they are not my favorite tops. That status goes to my Vorsos and Lambdas. The primary problem with the ForeverSpins is the stem. It's simply too thin and smooth making it difficult to get good purchase, or grip, on it. If you can't put enough torque and momentum into your spin you're simply not going to get good spin times. I've considered taking a wire wheel to the stem to rough it up a bit just so I can get a better grip.
Another issue I have found, at least with mine, is that the tips are not machined very precisely at all. An uneven point is definitely going to affect spin times and performance. You can tell if, when you spin it, you get a juttering or rotor sound out of it. A good point should make very little sound at all when using a glass surface. Naturally, any kind of drag like this is going to shorten spin times. I have since polished the tips on mine and no longer get a sound when I spin them and their performance has improved a bit. Still, that thin stem is a bigger hurdle to overcome.
I purchased a stainless top over a year ago from the foreverspin site and it works fabulously. Its unfortunate some people are claiming they can only get 10 seconds of spin, but i could easily get 4-5 minutes. even get a minute or so by spinning upside down!
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Maybe 5 minutes is a bit exaggerated, but i timed a spin (for the first time) this morning at my desk and it was about 3:25. It didn't feel like particularly exceptional form either, so i know i can do better. But i can generally start a spin, do a few things in the office and come back to my desk to find the top absolutely still in place, you couldnt even tell it was spinning. Really a wonderful little thing!
CaptMcFizzle
I just removed the sleeve of tubing from the stem and managed a 3:02 spin from my Damascus FS, which I think is among my best times for the bare top on an FS spin base. It was tricky to get though, most of my efforts just flinging the top off the stage. Definitely a different spin approach needed from more conventional precision tops, particularly those with a knurled grip on them. It seems that pinching the stem tip for a release is when I throw the top most; if I can get more of a full contact grip down the stem, such that I essentially "roll it out" of my fingers, then the launch is a better yet weak one. With the tubing added, the stem pinch style of launch works pretty well and gets more rpm on the launch. Overall, this just remains more "desk sculpture" that can be spun briefly, while my other tops are more for the joy of spinning and the amazement of seeing that some will go 15 minutes or even 30.
Just eye candy, they suck as spinning top. I purchased the entire set on offer from Kickstarter a year or so ago. Nice concept, but they really really need to improve the design. Actual spinning times for these tops are around 10 - 20 seconds compared to many minutes with other brands such as Janus, etc.
Beautiful, but none of them are made from actual silver. :( .999 fine, Sterling or otherwise.
Just got my ForeverSpin titanium, just wobbles, complete waste of my money. Maybe other materials will spin better, I don't recommend the titanium to anyone.
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Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect the group's individual packages to ship.
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Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and package the group's order for individual shipment to each of you. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is sent out!
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the ForeverSpin Tops: Shades of Silver and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will ship the individual orders directly to you. The current estimated ship date is 9/23.
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for the spin base, is the top of the base glass? Do I run the risk of shattering it with the ceramic bearing on my Vorso?
me0wmix
Please read ForeverSpin's Terms and Conditions on their main website. I personally would only use their spinning station base exclusively with ForeverSpin tops or inexpensive tops. Their spinning base with the diamond like carbon surface finish has a habit of wearing down and causing a flat spot on any ceramic bearing and I suspect ruby also. I won't even use it with my stainless steel bearings for fear of creating a flat spot. In my opinion, anything softer than a diamond is at risk on a ForeverSpin base.
I have and others who own these tops and other brands ... ForeverSpin tops are possibly the worst performing tops you can purchase.
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Good choice!!
Thank you for your comments. Could not agree with you more. Part of me is angry that I spent so much money on these and also why so many people continue purchasing them and falling into the same remorse as us. Goes to show that eye candy often gets the sale over function.
Stainless steel is cheaper on the foreverspin website, what is the Massdrop advantage here?
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Agreed but the shipping on the site is for free and here international is $13 so that puts it $45 and $43 if lower unlocks which is actually $5 more expensive
TSdrop
I believe you have to spend more than $69 to get free shipping at foreverspin, but yes, you are indeed correct!
You can get a top of this design on eBay for $2-$3 shipped from Far East... may be not so fancy marketed and finished but about the same spinning time and quality.
@ESFC @Verwilderd @l3xm4rk @Scholar2014 Hey Guys - thanks for pointing that out, there was a typo when setting up the drop - everything should be fixed now!
ISK
They look much better now. Thanks for correcting.
ISK
On the description page it says the Cast Iron option is +$5, but when you join the drop and select Cast Iron it is +$7. Is the Cast Iron +$5 or +$7?
Yeah, a list price above MSRP looked a bit odd, but now it's fixed. The savings off MSRP for each are below. Complete list (assuming lowest price unlocked):
Aluminium $24.99 ($34 MSRP) Cast Iron $31.99 ($45 MSRP) Nickel $58.99 ($78 MSRP) SS Brushed $29.99 ($38 MSRP) SS Polished $29.99 ($38 MSRP) Titanium $33.99 ($48 MSRP) Tungsten $153.99 ($195 MSRP)
Add-ons: Spinning Base: $34 ($39 MSRP) SS Dock $39 ($56 MSRP)
EDIT: Updated based on newly published MD price.
Why is the lowest price point simply msrp? This doesn't seem like much of a deal especially when you have to wait a month to get it and could get it for the same price elsewhere (possibly cheaper with shipping costs waived) and get it faster.
Going for $36.99 with a MSRP of $34.....
ESFC
Yep thanks Massdrop