Top #46 “Vanguard”

Some progress! The body of this top is a design I have been stewing in for years. It’s time 😊

super early in the process

6/3/19

Starting to work on the body for this top now. I have always wanted to do the prong/claw on the stem side so you know what, I’m going to 🙂 pics to come once I get something worth taking a pic of. Designing everything on the machine as I go. Wish me luck

I like where this is heading!

Getting Closer, what do you think?!

I got the next design element planned but needed to order tooling. Should be here tomrrow

6/4/19

Let’s talk new top, short vid, better hurry

More tweaking needed but I like the way it’s going

Getting closer…again

way to go FB lol. I will upload it to IG also so you can see it in better quality

some pics

6/5/19

99% sure the top part of the top is done. Lots of minor tweaks. Added symmetry to both body patterns, shortened stem, added small radius in the prong corners, changed inside chamfer length so milling pattern is elongated, improved prong finish, made stem diameter before the ball smaller to accentuate curves and added length to body so I can get freaky on the second end 😊

6/10/19

New machine day! It’s first job will be running the bottom end of the new top. Our smallest CNC ever!

Gavin is all settled in. Mazak should be up tomorrow to install him and he should be making parts yet this week! I did have to order some holders as it did not come with the normal amount we get with a new machine. I will get a video of him working later this week!

This thing is awesome lol. Sooooo tiny

Our biggest machine is 52,000lbs this one is… 4,500lbs lol

6/12/19

Lots of tweaks needed on the bottom but the Vanguard spins like a dream 😊

6/13/19

About to get started, lots of tweaks happening. Goal is to get a Vanguard done early afternoon and get some pics of it today! Price for standard materials will be $125. I got a lot of exotic materials I plan on using for this one! Hoping to get sales rolling in a week or two. Shooting for 15 combos total.

BilletSPIN Vanguard!

-2pc top with carbide bearing balls on each end
-$125 plus shipping for standard materials on up for exotics
-around 15 material combo’s will be available
-will be available starting in a week or two
-.98″ in diameter
-All SS weighs 29g and spins around 7 minutes for me

6/14/19

Need input

Making tops with pointy things…

6/17/19

Go go Vanguard! Just waiting for Gavin to finish the bottoms

Gavin is the name of the tiny lathe we just bought

I would never poke fun. The machine is a beast and thats why I named it Gavin. Nothing says MAN like this machine

I think I will do 24 hour sales for the standard versions of the Vanguards. I “might” even split some exotic releases, one at noon and one at midnight. We deeply value our international customers and think this might be a good way to take care of them. We can schedule them but the only problem is that if there is a issue, we will be sound asleep. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

I will post pics of any combo’s I know about. You will all know what I know. Thats the best I can offer

Due to my old source for Rubies not selling them anymore, I had to use another source. Due to the price of them, the Vanguard with a ruby in the stem will cost $5 more than the ceramic. Beside the cost of the ruby itself, we have to hold a much tighter tolerance in the bore so the ruby does not crack.

Besides Ruby, we will be offering black ceramic as well as white ceramic bearing balls in the stem. As of right now, I doubt I will offer carbide in the back of the stem as I don’t like how it raises the COG. Ceramic/ruby is very light. If you plan on spinning the vanguard upside down, do NOT buy the ruby.

6/18/19

Just made this CuW/Ti Vanguard and checking it for spin time and to see how bad the flutter is.

Here it is at the end of the spin. It will have a ball in the end of the stem, this was just for testing. It will be the longest spinner but like with all things I make tungsten related, will have a good amount of flutter. Is this a combo you would still like available? Price will be $150 plus shipping

scale at work says 39g

got limited amount of material and if I get a crazy amount of wobblers, I will not be making many.

Video of the CuW/Ti that will be coming in a week or two

Good things are a happening here in BilletSPIN land! Just want yooze all to know I luvs ya and hope you have an amazing rest of your week. Next week the fun begins 🙂 If anyone ever has any questions or comments just let me know!

Be sure to hit the lovely Sue Stadler up for any customer service related issues or questions.

Top #45 “Trigon”

9/5/18

I know this is not BilletSPIN related but I have to share a insta-grail for me personally. Tashi Bharucha is one of the most talented makers I have ever met. I am so blown away with his designs. When I first saw his table I knew I was going to buy one instantly. It was like the first time I laid eyes on Sue, I just knew 🙂 Folks, if you have not seen any of this man’s works of art, check out his page:

Tashi Bharucha Design

Not only impressed with the art, but the man himself. Tashi, thank you so much, there are few things I will say I will keep forever but this is definitely one of them!!

2/7/19

Progress

this is the most dangerous yet, this one will own lots of blood…lots and lots

Tashi Bharucha collaboration information(click to watch in FB)

https://www.facebook.com/100009241864064/videos/2196810983970276/

Deep

2/8/19

Tashi/BilletSPIN collab COA (click to watch in FB)

https://www.facebook.com/100009241864064/videos/2197427230575318/

Loose fit, dirty but still amazing. THIS is the Tashi Bharucha/BilletSPIN collab unfinished proto. Just wanted to show some better pics for yall.

2/10/19

Not another live video… The future of BilletSPIN, collabs, pricing etc.

https://www.facebook.com/100009241864064/videos/2198727583778616/

2/11/19

Little of this, dash of that

4 years, the history of BilletSPIN (click to watch in FB)

https://www.facebook.com/100009241864064/videos/2199463040371737/

Still playing but you get the idea. I did this with the Xeno but used a different method this time. This thing looks 200 years old lol

2/12/19

Yummmmmmmmmmy

55 available for the website then some for SUS’s, some to Tashi and some for CS

Trigon Official Information post:

-Collaboration Between BilletSPIN and Tashi Bharucha
-1.4″ (not including spikes)
-7piece
-11 combos using standard materials (SS/CU/Brass/Bronze) in varying finishes
-Price range from $400-$425
-There will be 5 available per combo on www.billetspin.com on 3/7 noon central. First come first serve
-I will have a SUS’s in various social media for 2 tops of 4 different combo’s. These combo’s were also available on the website.
-Each Trigon will come with a numbered Dog Tag style COA
-Each Trigon will be shipped in our new BilletSPIN tins 🙂

I will get pictures of the combos before the end of next week.

Tashi will have a small amount of these as well in some of these combo’s to do with what he pleases. He will also have a 12th combo which will be a one off.

2/13/19

Get to know the maker/designer Tashi Bharucha! Let’s talk about the Trigon (click to watch in FB)

https://www.facebook.com/100009241864064/videos/2200696816915026/

2/14/19

Crap video of a cool combo

2/19/19

PLEASE READ TRIGON UPDATE:

Just had a machine go down. It will not be fixed until end of next week. This will push out the date for when I will have pictures of each material combination as well as release date.

I am HOPING to have pictures by Feb 28th. The new release date will be March 7th noon central www.billetspin.com

I apologize for any inconvenience this causes and greatly appreciate your patience.

Rich Stadler

frustrating is not the word right now. We only had a few pieces left to make on that operation. I will have to set this up on a different machine. This will add a ton of cost on my end. I just cannot wait for Mazak this time. Its not even the cost as much as it is the set-back for all of you. I hate breaking a release date.

Joe Edge this machine is a live tooling lathe. The milling motor is in the center of the turret. Each milling holder has a tang that stay oriented as the turret is indexed. The motor has a slot that orients the tang before the turret indexes so everything stays lined up. The milling motor has shifted inside the turret and tools cannot be indexed

2/21/19

Let’s Go!

So now you know 😊 (click to watch in FB)

https://www.facebook.com/100009241864064/videos/2206224429695598/

SS/Cu/SS Trigon

Doin it

2/25/19

Get ready to be upset 😞 (click to watch in FB)

https://www.facebook.com/100009241864064/videos/2208731609444880/

Trigon in action

2/28/19

Someone say trimetal?

Please welcome our newest moderator Gavin Sexton!! 
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Totally kidding, which trigon combo is your favorite so far?

i think this is the best trimetal top I have ever made due to the brass pins. Really makes it pop

3/1/19

My original plans did not work out for this combo. Thoughts?

Better pics of this one 🙂

The SS stem and collars had had the chocolate treatment and then a short tumble with very aggressive media. The divots and grip retain the chocolate treatment. Most has been removed on the collars but some hint of it remains for a cool effect 🙂

HRH

Let’s talk about this combo

Trigon Official Information post: 😃

-Collaboration Between BilletSPIN and Tashi Bharucha
-1.4″ (not including spikes)
-7piece
-11 combos using standard materials (SS/CU/Brass/Bronze) in varying finishes
-Price range from $400-$425
-There will be 5 available per combo on www.billetspin.com on 3/7 noon central. First come first serve
-I will have a SUS’s in various social media for 2 tops of 4 different combo’s. These combo’s were also available on the website.
-Each Trigon will come with a numbered Dog Tag style COA
-Each Trigon will be shipped in our new BilletSPIN tins 🙂

Tashi will have a small amount of these as well in some of these combo’s to do with what he pleases. He will also have a 12th combo which will be a one off.

I think the really cool thing about this top is that its styling is something I would design if I had the skills. Tashi Bharucha and I definitely have similar tastes. What a great collab. Really happy with how it all turned out 🙂 Hope all of you are too!

October 2018 news

Serious question. Sue and I are going to Texas TopCon. We are not going with the purpose of selling tops but rather just to spend some time with yooze all. With that being said, we do have stuff going back to the Matrix so if you want us to bring something down with us we can. You have to let us know in the next few hours though. Post a pic of the top if you want us to bring it down. Even if you just want to see it in person with no intention of buying. Thanks and have a great day.

September 2018 News

Sue Stadler Only 2 hours left! It has been incredible meeting so many of our friends here and getting to know so much more about you all. Brought some new people into the top world and it is exhilarating to see their new found excitement! Had some fun spin contests for a couple kids and really had a fantastic show!

Here was one of the highlights of the Gathering in Vegas. Jason Hui is one of the pioneers of the top world. His Lambda Top inspired me to become a top maker. I have been a huge fan of his products and of him personally for years. I was telling my daughters about him the first night of the show. The next day I look over and guess who is standing at my booth…I have been doing this for a while now but will honestly tell you I was a little star struck. We ended up chatting for a while and even did an interview with him the following day. I was lucky enough to get one of his flashlights. If you have never heard of him, check out:

https://darksucks.com/

Now tell me that is not the greatest website name ever for somebody who makes flashlights! He is a genius. Here are a few pics of my Prometheus Lights Flashlight!!

9/18/18

So I told you all about lake flies, mosquitos and how the lake flies are so thick they are shown on radar… Now the mosquitos are not this bad bat are close in tall grass next to water. Brutal y’all.

9/20/18

Just a reminder, I LOVE the enthusiasm for our stuff but we don’t want any profanity in this group. We have a lot of kids that visit here including my own and want to keep it family friendly. Appreciate the understanding

August 2018 News

Hey all, welcome my friend Ricky Schroeder to the group. He is a golfing buddy that is curious about tops. Show this man some top love!

8/30/18

Sue did such a great job preparing for this show. I am a very lucky man. Can’t wait to put some faces to names over the next couple days

9/1/18

What a show so far! I could go on and on but honestly the best part is meeting people from here in person. Some I have called friends for years and others much newer but all are just awesome people. Lots of shared respect from fellow makers, tons of amazing items here. If you have never been to a show like this I urge you to go sometime so you can see the talent these guys/gals have. I have not heard one negative thing this entire time. Just a lot of people coming together from different backgrounds that all share the love of this wonderful hobby. I will try to get some pictures and videos today if I can. Have a wonderful weekend!!

I have so much to post about from the gathering in Vegas. I need time to do it right but just know it’s coming and it will be long! So nice to be home though 🙂

July 2018 News

Not to take away from the launch of the new top but I just proved aliens exist and I never thought they did until this. I expect a call from CNN any moment

7/24/18

Some awesome people came to visit today. Long overdue putting faces to FB:)

Marc Osgood Top trip of a lifetime! So cool to meet Rich and see everything they make. Lucas got the grand tour and saw the Firefly’s being made 🙂

David O’Maley Rich! Thank you so much for the hospitality. We had an epic time. “So much thank you!!”

 

 

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!

7/17/18

2nd Official BilletSPIN Firefly release! July 19th at noon CDT www.billetspin.com
-.9″ in diameter
-1/8″ carbide bearing ball

This release will feature the following 10 combo’s:

1. Tungsten Copper/Aluminum $125 24g (unlimited over 24 hour sale)

2. Spirograph Dammy/Flamed Titanium $200 16g (45 available)

3. Twist Dammy/Zirc $200 18g (8 available)

4. Black Timascus/Zirc $250 14g (8 available)

5. Timascus/Flamed Titanium $230 12g (30 available)

6. All Zirc $175 16g (80 available)

7. Zirc/titanium $165 14g (15 available)

8. Flamed Titanium/titanium $165 11g (20 available)

9. Reptilian dammy/Timascus $300 17g (60 available)

10. All Stainless Steel $110 20g (unlimited over 24 hours sale)

Shipping will be $5 domestic and $15 International ($35 DHL) PER ORDER!! No limit on orders. Sale for each combo will be until sell out or 24 hours (whichever comes first). Shipping will have a 2 week lead time!

Let me know if you have any questions and have a great day,

Rich

8/6/18

Official BilletSPIN Firefly information post:

This is the last release of the Firefly!

-.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 (DHL will be an option)

-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 August 7th noon central www.billetspin.com

-There are 45 Clockwise and 15 Counter Clockwise available. Once they are sold out, they are gone for good. First come first serve, no limit on orders. Since these are made already, shipping will start the day after the sale.

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

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!

7/9/18

Firefly mini long spinner going live Wednesday noon central www.billetspin.com!! Shipping will now have a 2 week lead time due to unforeseen circumstances. Let me know if you have any questions!!

7/10/18

Firefly discussion live vid (click to watch on FB)

7/11/18

17 minutes!!!!

they are live

well over half sold out

Fun to watch!! Thanks all for the amazing support. Means a lot. We got all hands on deck to get these made so we can get them shipped out as soon as possible! Have a wonderful rest of your day, I love yooze 

7/12/18

Firefly update. Today was a good day. All aluminum stems are done. Shipping will begin on Monday 7/16 and should be done Tuesday. We are set-up and running titanium stems now and they are going well. I should have other material proto’s coming late tomorrow into middle of next week. Next release will happen on www.billetSPIN.com next friday (7/20) at noon central. Some will be unlimited and others will be limited to very limited depending on material supply. NO tungsten this release. There will be one more tungsten/aluminum release coming in a few weeks and it will be limited.

yooze want some pics of the titanium stem? Bodies won’t be started for a while

Here you go ti lovers

7/13/18

Check this out

Timing our first Copper/al proto. Weight is about the same. Outside Diameter went from .73″ to .9″ It feels GREAT to launch. Maybe I will start a live vid towards the end of the spin

ATTENTION: due to the results of in this vid, we will NOT be doing a cu/al Firefly. Instead we will be doing a WCu/al. I got 16:30 in this vid compared to 12 minuted for Cu/al so I am going with it instead. More details of all combos being released will come early next week. I will get you some pics today of this top next to the W/Al. Thanks and have a great day!

(click to watch on FB)

7/16/18

Well we ended up at 10 new combo’s for this thursdays firefly release. I will get pics and a vid up later today. Got a visitor coming and will head to the studio after that! I hope you like them, I think they turned out great!!

Ready to see the other 10…

7/17/18

2nd Official BilletSPIN Firefly release! July 19th at noon CDT www.billetspin.com
-.9″ in diameter
-1/8″ carbide bearing ball

This release will feature the following 10 combo’s:

1. Tungsten Copper/Aluminum $125 24g (unlimited over 24 hour sale)
2. Spirograph Dammy/Flamed Titanium $200 16g (45 available)
3. Twist Dammy/Zirc $200 18g (8 available)
4. Black Timascus/Zirc $250 14g (8 available)
5. Timascus/Flamed Titanium $230 12g (30 available)
6. All Zirc $175 16g (80 available)
7. Zirc/titanium $165 14g (15 available)
8. Flamed Titanium/titanium $165 11g (20 available)
9. Reptilian dammy/Timascus $300 17g (60 available)
10. All Stainless Steel $110 20g (unlimited over 24 hours sale)

Shipping will be $5 domestic and $15 International ($35 DHL) PER ORDER!! No limit on orders. Sale for each combo will be until sell out or 24 hours (whichever comes first). Shipping will have a 2 week lead time!

Let me know if you have any questions and have a great day,

Rich

7/18/18

Any questions about tomorrow’s firefly release? (click to watch in FB)

Looks like the Fireflys were a hit 🙂 I am so happy you are enjoying them. Very fun little top!

7/19/18

We got just over 3 hours until the next release of the Firefly! Strap in!! I am flaming some beautiful Black Timascus right now in celebration 

Any last minute questions? If not, here are my last words:

Good luck all!

Dont forget it is a 24 hour sale or until sell out. Still a ton of great combo’s left! THANK YOU all for the support. The firefly was a huge success and convinces me to make sure it is not our last mini. Have a wonderful day!!

Rich

7/20/18

Heads up! Firefly sale ends today noon central. Last chance  Thanks again for the tremendous support and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

7/27/18

Firefly update: Machining is going well. We should start shipping Wednesday of next week and should be finished on Thursday. The last release will be of the W/al (same as first release) on August 3rd at noon central www.billetspin.com. We will have around 60 available. These are made so they will ship on the following Monday! Let me know if you have any questions!

Rich

8/3/18

Update! All firefly orders have shipped. The next/last release will be of the W/Al Firefly and it is identical to the ones from the first release. These will be in the CW and CCW grips. They will go up on www.billetspin.com on 8/7 at noon central. Price will be $125 plus shipping. These are already made and once gone, they are gone for good. As with any design, we make a few extras for customer service reasons so you might see a few pop in a year from now.

We are currently working on the Twist Damascus Whistle bodies. These will be available later next week. I will get pics and more details on Monday.

I have started designing the next top! The tentative plan is to have it ready for the USN show in Vegas. I am not sure how I will unveil it or sell it. This will be a more complex 3-5pc top and around 1.25″ in diameter. We will be using exotics. I have no idea on anymore details as the designing has just begun.

The big/low CG top will happen but is on the back burner for now. I have no idea at this point when it will be made.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Rich

8/6/18

ll, 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!

7/9/18

Firefly mini long spinner going live Wednesday noon central www.billetspin.com!! Shipping will now have a 2 week lead time due to unforeseen circumstances. Let me know if you have any questions!!

7/10/18

Firefly discussion live vid (click to watch on FB)

7/11/18

17 minutes!!!!

they are live

well over half sold out

Fun to watch!! Thanks all for the amazing support. Means a lot. We got all hands on deck to get these made so we can get them shipped out as soon as possible! Have a wonderful rest of your day, I love yooze 

7/12/18

Firefly update. Today was a good day. All aluminum stems are done. Shipping will begin on Monday 7/16 and should be done Tuesday. We are set-up and running titanium stems now and they are going well. I should have other material proto’s coming late tomorrow into middle of next week. Next release will happen on www.billetSPIN.com next friday (7/20) at noon central. Some will be unlimited and others will be limited to very limited depending on material supply. NO tungsten this release. There will be one more tungsten/aluminum release coming in a few weeks and it will be limited.

yooze want some pics of the titanium stem? Bodies won’t be started for a while

Here you go ti lovers

7/13/18

Check this out

Timing our first Copper/al proto. Weight is about the same. Outside Diameter went from .73″ to .9″ It feels GREAT to launch. Maybe I will start a live vid towards the end of the spin

ATTENTION: due to the results of in this vid, we will NOT be doing a cu/al Firefly. Instead we will be doing a WCu/al. I got 16:30 in this vid compared to 12 minuted for Cu/al so I am going with it instead. More details of all combos being released will come early next week. I will get you some pics today of this top next to the W/Al. Thanks and have a great day!

(click to watch on FB)

7/16/18

Well we ended up at 10 new combo’s for this thursdays firefly release. I will get pics and a vid up later today. Got a visitor coming and will head to the studio after that! I hope you like them, I think they turned out great!!

Ready to see the other 10…

7/17/18

2nd Official BilletSPIN Firefly release! July 19th at noon CDT www.billetspin.com
-.9″ in diameter
-1/8″ carbide bearing ball

This release will feature the following 10 combo’s:

1. Tungsten Copper/Aluminum $125 24g (unlimited over 24 hour sale)

2. Spirograph Dammy/Flamed Titanium $200 16g (45 available)

3. Twist Dammy/Zirc $200 18g (8 available)

4. Black Timascus/Zirc $250 14g (8 available)

5. Timascus/Flamed Titanium $230 12g (30 available)

6. All Zirc $175 16g (80 available)

7. Zirc/titanium $165 14g (15 available)

8. Flamed Titanium/titanium $165 11g (20 available)

9. Reptilian dammy/Timascus $300 17g (60 available)

10. All Stainless Steel $110 20g (unlimited over 24 hours sale)

Shipping will be $5 domestic and $15 International ($35 DHL) PER ORDER!! No limit on orders. Sale for each combo will be until sell out or 24 hours (whichever comes first). Shipping will have a 2 week lead time!

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

Let me know if you have any questions and have a great day,

Rich

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!

7/9/18

Firefly mini long spinner going live Wednesday noon central www.billetspin.com!! Shipping will now have a 2 week lead time due to unforeseen circumstances. Let me know if you have any questions!!

7/10/18

Firefly discussion live vid (click to watch on FB)

7/11/18

17 minutes!!!!

they are live

well over half sold out

Fun to watch!! Thanks all for the amazing support. Means a lot. We got all hands on deck to get these made so we can get them shipped out as soon as possible! Have a wonderful rest of your day, I love yooze 

7/12/18

Firefly update. Today was a good day. All aluminum stems are done. Shipping will begin on Monday 7/16 and should be done Tuesday. We are set-up and running titanium stems now and they are going well. I should have other material proto’s coming late tomorrow into middle of next week. Next release will happen on www.billetSPIN.com next friday (7/20) at noon central. Some will be unlimited and others will be limited to very limited depending on material supply. NO tungsten this release. There will be one more tungsten/aluminum release coming in a few weeks and it will be limited.

yooze want some pics of the titanium stem? Bodies won’t be started for a while

Here you go ti lovers

7/13/18

Check this out

Timing our first Copper/al proto. Weight is about the same. Outside Diameter went from .73″ to .9″ It feels GREAT to launch. Maybe I will start a live vid towards the end of the spin

ATTENTION: due to the results of in this vid, we will NOT be doing a cu/al Firefly. Instead we will be doing a WCu/al. I got 16:30 in this vid compared to 12 minuted for Cu/al so I am going with it instead. More details of all combos being released will come early next week. I will get you some pics today of this top next to the W/Al. Thanks and have a great day!

(click to watch on FB)

7/16/18

Well we ended up at 10 new combo’s for this thursdays firefly release. I will get pics and a vid up later today. Got a visitor coming and will head to the studio after that! I hope you like them, I think they turned out great!!

Ready to see the other 10…

7/17/18

2nd Official BilletSPIN Firefly release! July 19th at noon CDT www.billetspin.com
-.9″ in diameter
-1/8″ carbide bearing ball

This release will feature the following 10 combo’s:

1. Tungsten Copper/Aluminum $125 24g (unlimited over 24 hour sale)

2. Spirograph Dammy/Flamed Titanium $200 16g (45 available)

3. Twist Dammy/Zirc $200 18g (8 available)

4. Black Timascus/Zirc $250 14g (8 available)

5. Timascus/Flamed Titanium $230 12g (30 available)

6. All Zirc $175 16g (80 available)

7. Zirc/titanium $165 14g (15 available)

8. Flamed Titanium/titanium $165 11g (20 available)

9. Reptilian dammy/Timascus $300 17g (60 available)

10. All Stainless Steel $110 20g (unlimited over 24 hours sale)

Shipping will be $5 domestic and $15 International ($35 DHL) PER ORDER!! No limit on orders. Sale for each combo will be until sell out or 24 hours (whichever comes first). Shipping will have a 2 week lead time!

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

Let me know if you have any questions and have a great day,

Rich

7/18/18

Any questions about tomorrow’s firefly release? (click to watch in FB)

Looks like the Fireflys were a hit 🙂 I am so happy you are enjoying them. Very fun little top!

7/19/18

We got just over 3 hours until the next release of the Firefly! Strap in!! I am flaming some beautiful Black Timascus right now in celebration 

Any last minute questions? If not, here are my last words:

Good luck all!

Dont forget it is a 24 hour sale or until sell out. Still a ton of great combo’s left! THANK YOU all for the support. The firefly was a huge success and convinces me to make sure it is not our last mini. Have a wonderful day!!

Rich

7/20/18

Heads up! Firefly sale ends today noon central. Last chance  Thanks again for the tremendous support and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

7/27/18

Update! All firefly orders have shipped. The next/last release will be of the W/Al Firefly and it is identical to the ones from the first release. These will be in the CW and CCW grips. They will go up on www.billetspin.com on 8/7 at noon central. Price will be $125 plus shipping. These are already made and once gone, they are gone for good. As with any design, we make a few extras for customer service reasons so you might see a few pop in a year from now.

We are currently working on the Twist Damascus Whistle bodies. These will be available later next week. I will get pics and more details on Monday.

I have started designing the next top! The tentative plan is to have it ready for the USN show in Vegas. I am not sure how I will unveil it or sell it. This will be a more complex 3-5pc top and around 1.25″ in diameter. We will be using exotics. I have no idea on anymore details as the designing has just begun.

The big/low CG top will happen but is on the back burner for now. I have no idea at this point when it will be made.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Rich

8/6/18

Official BilletSPIN Firefly information post:

This is the last release of the Firefly!

-.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 (DHL will be an option)

-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 August 7th noon central www.billetspin.com

-There are 45 Clockwise and 15 Counter Clockwise available. Once they are sold out, they are gone for good. First come first serve, no limit on orders. Since these are made already, shipping will start the day after the sale.

Let me know if you have any questions!

8/7/18

Fireflies…get your fireflies…noon today…fireflies….

You got a few minutes before the last and final Firefly release

Firefly, Dammy whistle, fun stuff (click to watch in FB)

9/24/18

Here’s to a crazy Monday!

That’s not a normal firefly…😉