Official Firefly Info

Official BilletSPIN Firefly information post:

-.73″ in diameter

-16g

-1/8″ carbide bearing ball

-Spin times in excess of 10 minutes (I am getting 15-16)

-EXPECT FLUTTER!!! We will not refund due to flutter so see Full Spin Video Here (skip to 12 minutes to see flutter):

-$125 plus $5 domestic and $15 International shipping

-Directional grips!!! When looking down on the top as it is spinning, the direction it is spinning (clockwise or counter clockwise) will determine the grip you want. You will NOT be able to swap grips if you choose the wrong one!!!

-Both CW and CCW will be available on July 11th noon central www.billetspin.com and will be LIMITED! I am trying to get more material in and if successful this combo might be available again later but don’t count on it!! I make no promises

-This design will be available in a few weeks in different combo’s. The design will be altered slightly to accommodate. The directional grip will ONLY be available on the W/Al version.

-See informational video here:

Let me know if you have any questions!

Top #43 “Firefly”

Houston, we have a problem

6/29/18

Lets talk tungsten mini’s. Whats your preference?

as you go smaller, details gets much more difficult due to tool size when it comes to milling. This will definitely not be anything crazy in the milling department

Tungsten mini clarification video 😛 (click to watch on FB)

7/3/18

Tungsten mini update!

This is the basic start and we will see where it goes

super basic for now to get ratios then it will be time for a makeover 

but its tiny

.73”

First prototype op done

molded inserts for W make it look all sexy like

As we wait for the second machine to get tooled up, just a reminder…this is a process. The process starts by making a boring looking top to get the right ratios. Once I get the right feel and spin performance I will beautify it. Hang tight, I know you all gots tons and tons and tons of ideas but please just let the process flow and enjoy it 

aaaaaaaaaannnnnnnndddddd we’re off!

Turning done, now to mill

Little directional love

$125 range

I will more than likely make copper and brass variations that don’t cost as much

I will make both directions if I stick with the directional grip.

oh yeah, the bad news…I only have so much tungsten. I will make others out of copper and brass too. I also have a butt ton of tungsten copper in bigger diameter I might use for this too if there is enough interest. This top should be a fun little spinner!

I need time to prototype the next top so I am willing to make this top out of pretty much anything I have in stock.

it will end up the same size of .73″

I just meant I will turn it down. There will be some scrap but I have had this stuff for a few years

I have an idea for the grip and it is a crazy idea. I have no idea how it will even look so it probably wont work but I just got to try it. This will be “in addition to” what is already there. Could trick it out to something I would be proud to call a BilletSPIN!

dude I am in my element today 

I will do my best. I am confident it will perform. Looks will be the tough part. Its just so tiny lol

I am just happy I have all day tomorrow to contemplate changes. I should be able to come up with plenty of idea by thursday morning
I just tells yall whats on my mind at the time! Enjoy the ride 
we are getting close. Should have a proto in less than 2 hours…
I get crazy excited about this time. Once the proto is done then my head starts to hurt about how to make it look beautiful
We are at about 16 grams currently

I get way more rpm from smaller grips but I know I am in the minority.

I can’t spin most of the tops Gavin makes well because of the huge grips but everyone else loves them. I always make my tops with bigger grips than I prefer so they fit the majority better

I am getting 12-14 [minutes] on the prototypes but do not expect those times yourself. These are just proto’s and final version will be quite a bit different

Timing spin now. This is 5 minutes in

9 minutes in

12 minutes in

1st spin, no practice, not bad

How am I doing DrPhil Gandini? 16 gram top, almost 14 minute first spin. Making changes now, next one should be close to 1:1

I think I can get there without going with Mg or plastic for the core. My issue is the W wobble. I hate it and the more I lighten the core the more pronounced it will get

I could hit 16 minutes with a few practice spins but I like trying to do it dry. I am purposely not spinning the original just so I can see what the next iteration does dry

I am just shooting for 1:1 dry

Next proto is being made. You all enjoying the process? I know I am having fun! Still making changes to enhance performance as much as possible then we beautify.

Number 2 down to 15.5 grams

Number 3 live vid timed spin (click to watch on FB)

Ok last one! #4 live vid spin (click to watch on FB)

7/5/18

Progress!

We might be there. (click to watch on FB)

Here are some better pics. Scale at home puts it at 16g. More info coming shortly!

OK all, here is the full spin vid of the BilletSPIN Firefly! One more video with full details coming later today.

Firefly video uploading to YT now. Hopefully you can finally see the grip design!

Some people…

Ok all here is the official Firefly video! Let me know if you got any questions!

7/6/18

Official BilletSPIN Firefly information post:

-.73″ in diameter

-16g

-1/8″ carbide bearing ball

-Spin times in excess of 10 minutes (I am getting 15-16)

-EXPECT FLUTTER!!! We will not refund due to flutter so see Full Spin Video Here (skip to 12 minutes to see flutter):

-$125 plus $5 domestic and $15 International shipping

-Directional grips!!! When looking down on the top as it is spinning, the direction it is spinning (clockwise or counter clockwise) will determine the grip you want. You will NOT be able to swap grips if you choose the wrong one!!!

-Both CW and CCW will be available on July 11th noon central www.billetspin.com and will be LIMITED! I am trying to get more material in and if successful this combo might be available again later but don’t count on it!! I make no promises

-This design will be available in a few weeks in different combo’s. The design will be altered slightly to accommodate. The directional grip will ONLY be available on the W/Al version.

-See informational video here:

Let me know if you have any questions!

One Firefly clarification. On the grip, there are 12 flutes. two point up, then 2 down, then two up, then two down. I made it sound like they changed direction each flute but its two at a time if that makes sense. Pics and vid is correct, just my wording was off. Sorry about that!

 

June 2018 News

Sue Stadler: Everyone, don’t forget the new BilletSPIN forum at billetspinchat.com

Rich Stadler  I put Sue in charge over there so get ready for some fun. If you have not checked it out, be sure to!

6/14/18

Miss you, let’s just hang out and talk life. Live video in 15 minutes here in BS

Lets solve the worlds problems (click to watch in FB)

6/15/18

Special guest! (click to watch on FB)

Sorry we had to start the live vid ahead of schedule. I also apologize if any of you experienced some website glitches, we do our best so that does not happen. Thanks again for the support, means the world to us and our employees. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am looking forward to putting the pedal to the metal in all things BilletSPIN on Monday!!

6/20/18

Folks I don’t do this much but got to give credit on this. Jon Wade just made the sickest spin station and is doing a SUS. I am not affiliated but I hope he will post pics and a link here in this post. I have some of his work and am blown away by this one. Jon please post some pics man

 

 

Official Whistle Info

Official BilletSPIN Whistle information post:

-Sales start May 25th noon CDT www.billetspin.com
-Unlimited sales over 7 days
-SS mouth piece $40 plus shipping
-SS/Cu/Brass bodies $40 plus shipping
-two groove body lower pitch, three groove body higher pitch
-little over 2″ in length
-30g or less assembled
-.54″ in diameter
-according to my meter, my whistle produced around 120 decibels 6 feet from meter.

Connection system will remained unchanged through generations making all future designs interchangeable with this generation. Exotic bodies will be offered in the future. This design is NOT discontinued after this sale!! Let me know if you have any questions.

These are LOUD but can be blown softly. BilletSPIN is not responsible for any hearing loss you may incur. We do not recommend these for children.

6/12/18

This Friday’s Whistle release!

Mouth Pieces
-SS with flamed Titanium Pin-$45
-SS with SS pin-$40

Bodies
Blasted SS-$40
Treated SS (brown)-$50
Polished Titanium-$60
Blasted and flamed Titanium (blue)-$70
Polished and Flamed Titanium-$70
Treated mokume-$75
Zirc-$70

Mokume bodies are very limited. All the rest including mouthpieces are preorder and sale will run 24 hours and we will make as many as are ordered!

These will be released on www.billetspin.com on Friday noon CDT (6/15)

Two groove bodies are same lower pitch as original release and three groove is higher pitch. Let me know if you have any questions!

6/21/18

This Friday’s Whistle release!

Mouth Pieces
-SS with flamed Titanium Pin-$45
-SS with SS pin-$40

Bodies
Timascus-$120
2 color mokume-$65

24 hours sale! Unlimited for the duration of the sale.

These will be released on www.billetspin.com on Friday noon CDT (6/22). Shipping will be completed next week!

Two groove bodies are same lower pitch as original release and three groove is higher pitch. Let me know if you have any questions!

May 2018 News

Due to a very large last minute commitment things will be a little slow for a while. I am starting to design a whistle but will be out of work for a couple weeks. I don’t want to rush this as it is our first one available to the public. I am hoping to have the design ready to release sometime in late May. After the whist

le we will be back to tops. I will keep you all posted as I know more. Stay awesome my friends  🙂

Group needs a new banner. Winner gets a free top! Aaaannnnnnnndddddddddddd GO!

Congrats Michael Kubecka! You are the winner. If I decide to use any others down the road, those people will get a free to as well. Sue Stadler send this man a top! Thanks all!!

5/4/18

Had Juston Mars put my face on Leo’s in his original titanic post he would have won BUT the winner has to go to Fredrick Daypie as his stuff made me laugh the most. Sorry Juston  🙁 Loved the idea, you were so close! I will be in touch Fredrick

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ENTRIES ON FB

5/10/18

Sue Stadler: While Rich is away, Sue will play! Gonna do a scavenger hunt in 20 minutes.

OK, FIRST ROUND of the Scavenger Hunt is: Post a pic to this thread of you with a fish. I don’t care if it’s a live fish or a dead fish but no printed pictures of fish. Has to be a fish you are physically by. This will stay open for 15 Minutes, everyone who posts a pic will be in the next round. Ends at 11:25 am Central Time.
GO!

ROUND TWO: Joshua EggerAxel BrownSteve KleinBrandee WilsonDaryl PritchardDoug McDannaldJay DeshazorGabriel A GonzalezFredrick DaypieBullet RobertsAndi ObermeierE.b. DodgeJordan Veal
First TEN to post a pic that is in the guidelines to this thread will move on.

Here is your next test:
Post a pic with an actual fishing pole. Again, no printed pics will be accepted. Must be a pic of you with a fishing pole. Only a real fishing pole, not a toy one.
GO!

THIRD ROUND! Time to narrow it down. I’m guessing you will need to get out and about for this one.
Joshua EggerAxel BrownSteve KleinBrandee WilsonJay DeshazorGabriel A GonzalezFredrick DaypieBullet RobertsAndi ObermeierE.b. Dodge
Here is your next contest:
Post a pic to this thread of you holding a spin top (doesn’t have to be a BilletSPIN top), standing next to a real boat.
First three move on to the last round!!

The winners are…
Brandee Wilson wins a Chocolate Thrust
Andi Obermeier wins a Stainless/Stainless/ Bronze Matrix
Steve Klein wins a Copper/Bronze Crown

Hope you all enjoyed this little bit of fun. Thank you for participating and being such great sports about it all.

Winners, please PM me your shipping info.

5/11/18

Looks like you all have been having some fun without me!! Well I got a busy weekend and then I am back! Looking forward to getting started on the next project. Have a great weekend my friends

5/24/18

Sue Stadler: For those of you joining us at the USN Gathering in Las Vegas Aug 30 – Sept 1, check out this pre-registration deal!

5/29/18

Well what’s this?

BilletSPIN Whistle

Due to a very large last minute commitment things will be a little slow for a while. I am starting to design a whistle but will be out of work for a couple weeks. I don’t want to rush this as it is our first one available to the public. I am hoping to have the design ready to release sometime in late May. After the whistle we will be back to tops. I will keep you all posted as I know more. Stay awesome my friends  🙂

5/15/18

Just getting started. This will be 3 pieces. It is LOUD. 3 sound chambers…

This is just the mouthpiece. The body will have a hole for a keychain

Prototype Whistle. This will be three pieces. You are just looking at the mouthpiece. The body will have a lanyard/keyring hole. The plan is to make the mouthpiece and body interchangeable. If all goes well you can buy one mouthpiece and put it on any body. The bodies will be made from a variety of materials.

This has 3 sound chambers and is crazy loud. Like hurt your ears loud. The nice thing is that you dont have to blow very hard to get it to whistle. I will keep you updated as I make progress. As of now I have no idea about pricing or when this will be available but I am hoping in the next few weeks.

I wanted to do something original and I have not seen anything quite like this before! Hope you all like it so far. Lots of changes will be made as I finish prototyping though.

this is not going to be top related in any way

5/16/18

Whistle time! (click to view on FB)

We will trick the body out so no worries but making more progress! Should have the second end of the body done today so they screw together 

It fits, it’s loud. Now to make it look cool 

5/18/18

Progress!! I figured out how to adjust the tone 🙂 this will open up some possibilities

Warning!!! I blow the whistle  😛

I am very very close now 

dang I am having fun doing this! I love making stuff and learning new things. Really looking forward to some feedback on these!

lil Timascus before I head out

Better pics! have a great weekend all!

tone is set and I am happy with it. I will try a high tone for one chamber and see how I like that.

Tone does not change based on how hard you blow.

Cleaning will be simple, just unscrew it and was in dish soap or windex.

Maybe a few more blows

5/21/18

BilletSPIN Whistle update:

I will get current pictures and a video up this week of the whistle. I ordered peas but they are not here yet so I am not sure of the effect. I will also try varying the tone for one of the chambers and keep you posted. If that works, it will not affect the pricing and both variations will be offered.

Mouthpiece will be $40 plus shipping and will NOT whistle by itself.

Each order will only have one shipping cost assigned to it. If you place separate orders, shipping will have to paid in each. We are working on different packaging but for now, plan on them coming in a bubble bag.

Body will also be $40 plus shipping for Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass or Bronze. I will be making samples this week and if I have issues with any of these particular materials I will not use them. Hopefully there are no issues.

These will go up for sale starting this Friday (www.billetspin.com) at noon central and the sale will last one week. As of now, all mouthpieces will be made of SS due to blowing on it. Bodies will be offered in exotics for a much higher $$ amount later. If this goes well I may offer these again, meaning I am not retiring the design like I do with tops.

If down the road I modify the design, the connection will remain the same. This means if you own the current version of the mouthpiece, it will fit any future body I make.

If you have any questions let me know! Thanks for your interest and support of BilletSPIN.

Rich Stadler

5/22/18

Live video unveiling tomorrow (5/23) on the Billetspin YouTube channel at 2pm CDT.

BilletSPIN’s first whistle! Hope you can make it!!

5/23/18

Whistle measured 120 decibels at 6’ from meter. Higher tone was 118. Hope that’s good cause I still can’t hear right after giving it 100% lol

 I am done testing. It’s loud!

Don’t forget the live video unveiling of our first whistle on the BilletSPIN Youtube channel today at 2pm cdt!

https://youtu.be/M6OnubbPuSE

7 minutes! Very curious how this one does. I am very happy with how they turned out and hope you love them too!!

 

Official BilletSPIN Whistle information post:

-Sales start May 25th noon CDT www.billetspin.com
-Unlimited sales over 7 days
-SS mouth piece $40 plus shipping
-SS/Cu/Brass bodies $40 plus shipping
-two groove body lower pitch, three groove body higher pitch
-little over 2″ in length
-30g or less assembled
-.54″ in diameter
-according to my meter, my whistle produced around 120 decibels 6 feet from meter.

Connection system will remained unchanged through generations making all future designs interchangeable with this generation. Exotic bodies will be offered in the future. This design is NOT discontinued after this sale!! Let me know if you have any questions.

These are LOUD but can be blown softly. BilletSPIN is not responsible for any hearing loss you may incur. We do not recommend these for children.

5/25/18

4 hours to whistle time!! Www.billetspin.com

Just a heads up, I have no idea when I will be making mouth pieces again. They may or may not be offered when I sell bodies next so you might want to pick one up even if you are not buying a body

Another shorter whistle video:

7 minutes! Very curious how this one does. I am very happy with how they turned out and hope you love them too!!

Short vid with both bodies blown! Caution, its loud.

5/26/18

Wow, whistles are waaaaaaaay beyond expectations! Thank you for the amazing support!! I can’t wait for you all to get them. This is going to be a very fun and ever growing project. Thanks again for being part of it

5/30/18

Whistles are running great!! Mouth pieces will be caught up to sales soon and just need polishing. Bodies have been running well. Should have everything shipped at the end of next week at the earliest! Don’t forget these are still available on the website until noon cdt this Friday. Thanks again for being a part of this project, means a lot!!

6/1/18

Whistle sale ends today at noon cdt!!

Folks I say this a lot but wow. You almost tripled what my expectations were for this first release of the BilletSPIN whistle. I cannot thank you enough for your continued support. From myself, my family, our employees, thank you. We will start shipping later next week! Have a fantastic weekend,

Rich

6/4/18

BilletSPIN update: Whistles will ship this week. I got some titanium in for both mouth piece and body but I am not sure it will work well on the mouth piece so wish me luck. I ordered a bunch of mokume, timascus and damascus for the bodies and that will be here in a few months. I am going to be making some bodies in different finishes all throughout June. I will keep you updated on how things are going. Once July comes I am making the next top! Thats all I know for now, have a great week all!!

6/5/18

All whistles have shipped!!

6/6/18

Titanium body machined well. Titanium mouth piece is doable but I will not make them as the price would be way too much for me to charge. There is just too much intricate machining on it. I will be offering the SS mouthpiece with a Ti pin though. You can expect a new whistle release in the next two weeks with completely different options than the first release.

Future Entrepreneur in da house!

6/7/18

Crazy week folks but I got time. Seems to be some struggling with the whistle so live video to talk about it in 30 minutes

Let’s talk whistles (click to watch on FB)

 

6/11/18

Whistle body progress. We will have a ton of new body options available this Friday at noon central on www.billetspin.com Pics coming tomorrow!

6/12/18

This Friday’s Whistle release!

Mouth Pieces
-SS with flamed Titanium Pin-$45
-SS with SS pin-$40

Bodies
Blasted SS-$40
Treated SS (brown)-$50
Polished Titanium-$60
Blasted and flamed Titanium (blue)-$70
Polished and Flamed Titanium-$70
Treated mokume-$75
Zirc-$70

Mokume bodies are very limited. All the rest including mouthpieces are preorder and sale will run 24 hours and we will make as many as are ordered!

These will be released on www.billetspin.com on Friday noon CDT (6/15)

Two groove bodies are same lower pitch as original release and three groove is higher pitch. Let me know if you have any questions!

6/15/18

Whistle release TODAY!! Noon CDT www.billetspin.com Tons of cool options that may or may not ever be offered again! 24 hour sale on everything other than the mokume, those are very limited.

6/20/18

Good morning my favorite people! Hope you have an amazing day. Timascus got whistles is here. Twist Damascus will be here in one week. I think we will run these sales separately as otherwise the machines would be down. I will include some mouthpieces as well. Timascus Body sale will start Friday noon and last until Monday morning 7am cdt. www.billetspin.com

Actual machining on the prototype of the new top design will begin late next week and I am thinking 6 weeks from now we will start the Indiegogo if all goes well!

Oh baby Alec Stadler nailed some cool Timascus colors for Friday’s release. Pics coming tomorrow, just ran out of time today.

Almost forgot, all whistles from last Friday’s release will be shipped tomorrow!

6/21/18

This Friday’s Whistle release!

Mouth Pieces
-SS with flamed Titanium Pin-$45
-SS with SS pin-$40

Bodies
Timascus-$120
2 color mokume-$65

24 hours sale! Unlimited for the duration of the sale.

These will be released on www.billetspin.com on Friday noon CDT (6/22). Shipping will be completed next week!

Two groove bodies are same lower pitch as original release and three groove is higher pitch. Let me know if you have any questions!

less than 4 hours until timascus and 2 color mokume whistle bodies go live on www.billetspin.com. 24 hour sale! Hope you all are having a great day

Timascus and mokume whistles are live! www.billetspin.com

6/25/18

Important update!!!

I screwed up and we oversold on Timascus whistle bodies. AKS to the rescue but it looks like the balance will not ship until mid next week. If this is an issue with anyone and you want to cancel your order I understand and just let Sue Stadler know. I apologize and appreciate your patience. I will keep you all posted. I will be shipping everything we have this week. We have enough for 50% of the orders of timascus so it was a bad mistake. The rest of the materials we are fine on. If you have any questions let me know!

 

April 2018 News

Auction! This is to help out a local friend but not considered a good cause auction. The auction is for one of the two options below:

1) A one off material combo chosen from materials I have available of any design after the Evolution. Must let me know while the design is being produced. Will come with a COA

2) two tops of any offered material combos of any design after the Evolution. Must let me know while the design is being produced and you don’t have to use both certificates on the same design.

You will have one week to pay after auction ends. Auction will end in 18 hours ( noon central Sunday)

Thanks all!!

Rich

Thanks guys, really appreciate the bids. This will already be a huge help

Ron Bates 1200

Over! Thank you all so much! Congrats Ron Bates!!

4/18/18

I am getting the format down on the live video’s with a guest. Weather up here still sucks so I have a little time later each day this week. Reply with who you would love to see me chat with in a live vid. No interview, just two people hanging out and interactive with those watching.

I am thinking more of a prominent person in the community.

4/20/18

Ok all, today is the day. We have an announcement today at noon CDT that will be done via live video here in BilletSPIN. Once the video is done I will make an official post about it here and on the business page. Don’t miss it, I think this is good stuff 

At 1:00CDT I will be doing a meet the maker/collector in PTT featuringDrPhil Gandini.


www.billetspinchat.com being launched today! Let’s discuss what this means to you   (clikc to watch on FB)

Sue Stadler: GAW going on at www.billetspinchat.com Check it out!

4/30/18

Winner of the Meme contest will be announced this week. Greatest…thread…ever

March 2018 News

In honor of Andrea’s birthday, since she is such a valuable part of Team BilletSPIN, we will be having a contest for a free top. Will be a Thrust or Matrix top. Andrea was nice enough to send me a throwback pic and you get to make a meme of it! Andrea gets to pick the winner tonight around 8 CST. Post your memes in this thread. Andrea Whitlock

Andrea Whitlock OVER

Andrea Whitlock If you got a number, you were one of my favorites and get an honorable mention. Michael Kubecka, you win! That was a literal LOL for me. Fordite and Texas Women were right up there in the running, though. You guys know me so well. Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. I’m honored to be a part of the BilletSPIN family and count RichSue, and Lindsey as friends.

Sue Stadler Thanks for all the submissions friends! Those were totally awesome and so much fun to watch throughout the day! Andrea picked the SS/twist Dammy/SS Matrix as the winning top.

3/23/18

Hope you all amazing people have a great weekend!

3/26/18

GAW, this will be a huge prize. Folks, every so often in life we are given a gift. This is one of the greatest I have ever been given so I want to share it with all of you.

To enter, photoshop, meme or just plain dazzle me. Use 1 or more of these three pics. Take your time, this one will be open until fulfillment of the Evolution is over. I will pick one winner. Reply to this post with your creation to enter.

This will go down as one of the biggest GAW’s in BilletSPIN history. You can enter as many times as you like but please put some time into each entry. Leonardo took his time when painting the Mona Lisa. You have a MUCH better model than he did.

3/28/18

Let’s give it up for Gavin Sexton for being such a good sport!

3/29/18

We got it now (click to watch on FB)

Gavin and I will be doing a live vid together next week here in BilletSPIN. If you have questions, comments or topics you would like to see us talk about please respond here. Let’s have some fun with it. I will announce the date and time once we get it firmed up.

 

Official Evolution Info

Official Evolution Standard Combos. $150 plus shipping. Sale begins on March 2nd noon central www.billetspin.com and will run for 2 full weeks. No limit on orders and as many as are ordered during the sale will be how many are made!

1) Br/Cu/Br-63g

2) Cu/SS/Cu-69g

3) SS/SS/SS-62g

4) SS/Br/SS-62g

5) SS/Cu/SS-63g

6) SS/Cu/Br-63g

Official Evolution Stemless Combos. Sale begins on March 2nd noon central www.billetspin.com and will run for 2 full weeks. No limit on orders. All SS is unlimited throughout duration of sale and is $140 plus shipping. Zirc/Spiro/SS will be limited and and will cost $240 plus shipping.

1) SS/SS/SS-58g

2) Zirc/Spiro/SS-51g

Official BilletSPIN Evolution Exotic Combos. These will go up for sale on March 2nd on www.billetspin.com. Sale will last two weeks unless sell-out happens first. No limit on ordering. All exotic combos are limited and will not be offered again. Prices do not include shipping.

Expect 4-8 weeks before shipping

1) Ti/Zirc/Ti-38g

2) W/Al/W-98g

3) Zirc/Black Timascus/Zirc-50g

4) SS/Timascus/SS-58g

5) Zirc/Zirc/Zirc-51g

6) Zirc/Modified Basketweave/Flamed Ti-50g

7) Zirc/Brick/Zirc-53g

8) Tw/Timascus/SS-58g

9) Timascus/Spiro/Flamed Ti-40g

10) Zirc/SS/SS-55g

11) Treated SS/3CM/Treated SS-62g

Top #42 “Evolution”

Hungry for taco’s. Thinking I might eat 1.5 of them. On a diet ya know 

2/18/18

You got 1.5 hours left on the people’s choice Pandora!!

The Pandora is now officially retired! At this point it still is in second place for amount of standard sales but still amazing! Thank you for encouraging me to undertake such a design. It was a lot of fun!

Stay tuned for the biggest announcement ever for BilletSPIN! You can expect to see it sometime in the next 1.5 weeks. Have yourself a wonderful Sunday my friends and thanks again for all you do!

2/19/18

Found inception downright good, especially Tom. It was so good I could watch it 1.5 times.

acronym, get it now?


Official BilletSPIN Announcement!!

I am pleased to announce that BilletSPIN will be releasing its first ever Fidget Top!! I have been putting in some long hours getting this design ready. It is unlike any top we have ever made.

We will be debuting this top in a live video on Youtube starting noon central on February 28th. You do not need a youtube account to watch, simply go to YouTube and you can watch it. It will also be uploaded after it is finished so if you missed it live, you can still watch it. The video will cover all the combo’s and any questions you might have on the design. We will be doing a GAW during the video as well. Winner gets one of this new design.

Once the video is done, we will post an official information post here in the BilletSPIN facebook group as well as the business page. The post will contain all pertinent information and pictures of each combo. We will also start uploading pics to Instagram at that time. This will give you a few days to decide which combo/combo’s you want to get.

The pre-orders will happen on www.billetspin.com starting March 2nd at noon central. The sale will last 2 weeks. There will be 5 standard combo’s priced at $150 plus shipping and will be unlimited for the duration of the sale. There will be 10 exotic combo’s starting at $200 plus shipping. All exotic combo’s will be limited due to material availability and once they are sold out, they are gone for good. There will also be 2 stemless variation, one standard for $150 plus shipping and one exotic. The exotic will be limited. No limit to how many you can order.

We expect all tops to be shipped by end of April at the latest. Probably much sooner depending on how many are ordered.

PLEASE spread the word on the live video debut. If you know people into fidget related items, this might be a top they would be interested in. Any help getting the word out is MUCH appreciated.

Thank you for the continued support. I cannot wait until you all get to see this one. Have a wonderful week,

Rich Stadler

Reid Branston start the countdown timer on the website that counts down to the live video. Thanks!!

This was a semi-collab with Tim Kowalik.

2/20/18

Join us Live for the unveiling of BilletSPIN’s first ever Fidget Top! Feb 28th noon central on the BilletSPIN Youtube Channel:

YouTube

There will be a GAW during the live video! Tell your friends!

 

2/22/18

New design going well!! I am deciding on material combos now and waiting for the rest of my exotic materials to arrive. There will be another teaser pic today! The name has been chosen and that will be revealed in a teaser pic on Saturday. Monday and Tuesday will be spent at home prepping the live video!

I am so excited for this! If you have any questions or comments of the information that has been released thus far please reply here. Starting today, things will start getting more exciting leading up the unveiling on the 28th.

Not every design looks good with certain materials. They each cater to a specific look and feel. I have a clear favorite so far of all the combos and I promise you it will shock you. Once you see it though I think you will understand. Sometimes less is more and the color contrast is spectacular


It’s coming…February 28th…noon central…join us LIVE for the unveil…

YouTube

Stinking Facebook. It was all in focus before I uploaded it…

you guys all missed it, it’s the Pro II…  😛  😛  😛  😛 😛

GAW…sort of…reply with what you think the name of the new top is. One entry per person. Tomorrow we will random draw a name from the replies. That person will get to see pictures and videos of the new design. If someone guesses the name first, they will win a standard combo of their choice.

Good luck and please share the date for the live video unveiling with your friends!


Ok all the 1.5 I guess was not a good clue. It’s….wait for it……….

1.5” in diameter

I will try to make my clues easier next time…😛

I will draw it out

2/23/18

GAW has ended!! Nobody quessed the name. Congrats to Patrick Burritt on winning the sneak peek! PM incoming and please do not ask him for pics.

Join us Live on the BilletSPIN YouTube channel February 28th noon central for the unveiling of BilletSPIN’s first ever Fidget Top:

Evolution

2/24/18

Getting warmer…

Want to see it in focus? Join us Feb 28th noon central as we unveil BilletSPIN’s first ever Fidget Top, Evolution!

All I can tell you is that I had a proto and played with it constantly as I was making tweaks to the design. It will not replace a fidget spinner but it is cool.

2/26/18

Hello you wonderful people! Hope your day is amazing so far! Who’s ready for Wednesday?

Sales of the Evolution will begin Friday noon central. Standards are $150 plus shipping and exotics start at $200. The sale will run for 2 weeks. Standards are unlimited and exotics are limited due to material. There will be 6 standards, 11 exotics and 2 stemless. Sales will happen on www.billetspin.com

Join us 

Got to be honest, not feeling well. Got the shakes and a fever coming on. I know what your thinking but are you silly? I’m still gonna send it

I am down to one last teaser 😞 I am going to miss them when they’re gone. I saved the best for last though. Tomorrow!!

2/27/18

Finally done prepping for the video but the computer will be working for the next 1.5 hours. Teaser will come after that and I think it will be music to your ears…

This is all I got my friends 🙂 Looking forward to hangout out tomorrow noon central for the unveiling of the BilletSPIN Evolution!!

18 hours to unveil and 66 hours until the Evolution goes on sale!!

Just over 4 hours…

2 hours…

Just a heads up, you will have to be present during the GAW portion of the vid for a chance to win

The live video will start at 11:55 with a 5 minute countdown timer. This will allow people to find it and get settled in. Action starts right at noon. Save your questions for the q&a portion but I would love to see some comments during the unveil! At 11:55 central go to this link. The video should be right on top!

2/28/18

https://youtu.be/FokFEupLB6U

 

The big question, how did you like my special guest lol

Official Evolution Standard Combos. $150 plus shipping. Sale begins on March 2nd noon central www.billetspin.com and will run for 2 full weeks. No limit on orders and as many as are ordered during the sale will be how many are made!

1) Br/Cu/Br-63g
2) Cu/SS/Cu-69g
3) SS/SS/SS-62g
4) SS/Br/SS-62g
5) SS/Cu/SS-63g
6) SS/Cu/Br-63g

2/28/18

Official Evolution Stemless Combos. Sale begins on March 2nd noon central www.billetspin.com and will run for 2 full weeks. No limit on orders. All SS is unlimited throughout duration of sale and is $140 plus shipping. Zirc/Spiro/SS will be limited and and will cost $240 plus shipping.

1) SS/SS/SS-58g
2) Zirc/Spiro/SS-51g

2/28/18

Official BilletSPIN Evolution Exotic Combos. These will go up for sale on March 2nd on www.billetspin.com. Sale will last two weeks unless sell-out happens first. No limit on ordering. All exotic combos are limited and will not be offered again. Prices do not include shipping.

Expect 4-8 weeks before shipping!

And just some fun shots of the BilletSPIN Evolution!

For those that missed the live video today and want a condensed version, here ya go!

Things are pretty chaotic in here at the moment so if you are having trouble following the pertinent info just check out our business page:

https://www.facebook.com/BilletSPINtops/

3/1/18

I found more tungsten so we have enough to make a good amount of the W/Al/Al.

We have a decent amount of all the materials but these are your most limited combo’s of the Evolution:

Bearing Care, CHECK THIS OUT!! I will be uploading this to YouTube as well. This video will also be on the website order page. If you have ren wax applied, it will resist the Nitro Force a bit but it will remove it eventually so you will want to reapply if you don’t want patina.

Just having some fun

W/Al/Al Evolution (click to watch in Facebook)

3/2/18

Sue Stadler: This one right here…

4 hours

Let’s get this started!! I want to hear which Evolution/Evolutions you got and why you picked that/those combos! Let’s keep this to orders only. This will help me when picking out future combos to make!

30 minutes to go!!

THEY ARE LIVE, GO GO GO GO!!

WOW, amazing all. Insane

BilletSPIN Evolution Fidget Top on sale NOW! www.billetspin.com

Just got back, looks like the Timascus/Spiro is sold out! So glad I ordered the amount of materials I did.

Folks this is nothing short of amazing. Truth be told, I love you. I have not checked quantities in a bit so I will soon and let you know if any others are close. Thanks again


Twist Dammy/Timascus/SS
Zirc/MBW/Titanium
Zirc/Black Timascus/zirc

These three are getting low in quantities!

3/6/18

Well yesterday was horrible. Like really bad. Tons of scrap but we got her purring like a kitten now! Just a reminder the Evolution is a 2 week sale and once that is over, it is gone for good!!

www.billetspin.com

3/7/18

Little inner disc spin time action

3/7/18

We are really getting in the flow now! Don’t forget March 16th noon central is the end of the sale and these will never be offered again!

Progress? (click to watch in FB)

 

3/12/18

Just a reminder, the Evolution sale ends March 16th at noon central. After the sale ends, these are gone for good!

Home with the Flu so I had to rush this one a bit. Hope you still enjoy it!

THESE WILL NOT BE MADE AGAIN! Last chance to get an Evolution!

Sue Stadler: Don’t let this one pass you by!
Stainless Steel/Timascus/Stainless Steel

3/14/18

Sue Stadler: Going…

3/14/18

Feels?  (click to watch on FB)

3/15/18

Sue Stadler: Going…

Tick Tock! Evolution sale ends Friday noon central!! Last call

Credit goes to Tim Kowalik for the idea!

Went perfect with the tick toc

3/16/18

Almost gone…….
Like your chance to get in at the source for the newest rage hitting the top scene…
The Evolution Fidget Top!
Sales end today at noon CST never to be offered on the website again!

 

942 1 hour left to go. Live video starts in 25 minutes

3/18/18

I would like to gently remind everyone that as stated several times “The sale of the Evolution was a pre-order sale (meaning we didn’t have any made until orders were placed) and all tops will be shipped once all have been completed.” I am anticipating shipping to happen end of March or beginning of April. NONE of them have shipped yet and NONE of them will ship until they are ALL ready to go. That is all, thank you!

3/21/18

I have received enough negative feedback to this idea so I will just throw these in the trash. This discussion is over so let’s not resurrect it. Thanks for the honest feedback, it is appreciated

3/26/18

Countdown to fulfillment! I will be updating/editing this post weekly. We have 985 Evolutions ordered and shipping will begin immediately after they are all made.

985 to make
399 made as of 4/4

We are on track to ship late April. Hopefully it stays that way

3/28/18

Live video coming at 8am central (45 minutes from this post). We will show the machining process of the Evolution, give some updates and answer any questions!

Machining the evolution, progress and Q&A! (click to watch on FB)

4/13/18

Important Evolution Update:

Bad news  We had a material screw up that I would prefer to not elaborate on at this time. As of right now one particular material we had in stock is not acceptable. We got a small supply in that is good but not enough to make the orders. We are expecting the rest early next week. Due to the fact we had a large number of scrap pieces due to the material issue, we have been set back. As of 4/18 we will have over 3/4 of the total Evolution tops made and will begin shipping. We expect to have everything shipped by end of April for sure which will max out out 4-8 week shipping time we advertised.

I apologize for this issue and appreciate your patience.

4/18/18

Obviously shipping has begun today. Things are crazy here due to material issues. Please be patient if you don’t get a shipping notification, the process will take until the end of April. The people you email/message are the ones doing the shipping so if they have to answer a ton of messages it will only set shipping back. Thanks for understanding and I will make sure to let everyone know when shipping is completed. If you have questions after that we would love to help! Have a great week!

Rich

Horrible cell pic but this is how the Dammy is turning out!

4/25/18

BIG shipment going out today but it will be Monday before they all ship.

4/27/18

Last two Matrix combo’s going up on www.billetspin.com on 4/30 noon CDT. $350 plus shipping. I will get pics up later!

All Evolutions will have shipped on Monday!

4/30/18

Sue Stadler: All Evolutions have shipped! Thank you Lindsey, for being awesome!!