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.
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:
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!!
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.
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
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!
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
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 🙂
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
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 🙂
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!
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)
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!!
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
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!
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
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.
ROUND TWO: Joshua Egger, Axel Brown, Steve Klein, Brandee Wilson, Daryl Pritchard, Doug McDannald, Jay Deshazor, Gabriel A Gonzalez, Fredrick Daypie, Bullet Roberts, Andi Obermeier, E.b. Dodge, Jordan 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.
THIRD ROUND! Time to narrow it down. I’m guessing you will need to get out and about for this one.
Joshua Egger, Axel Brown, Steve Klein, Brandee Wilson, Jay Deshazor, Gabriel A Gonzalez, Fredrick Daypie, Bullet Roberts, Andi Obermeier, E.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!!
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.
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
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!
Well what’s this?
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 guys, really appreciate the bids. This will already be a huge help
Ron Bates 1200
Over! Thank you all so much! Congrats Ron Bates!!
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.
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!
Winner of the Meme contest will be announced this week. Greatest…thread…ever
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 Rich, Sue, 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.
Hope you all amazing people have a great weekend!
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.
Let’s give it up for Gavin Sexton for being such a good sport!
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.
Very exciting things happening in BilletSPIN land
Ok all made more progress. We will be doing a live vid tonight on YT to go over wave 3 and spin bases. This will be another “more official” attempt to work out the bugs in the new live vid software. Vid will start at 7pm central. I believe you can only comment if you have an account but if not you can still watch.
Sue Stadler: Exciting news!!
We will be in Vegas for the USN Gathering. And we will be trying to figure out a get together in the area at that time. Is Aug 31 – Sept 2.
Busy day yesterday getting more lighting for the live video set up. Made a lot of progress and learned a lot about the software. Thank you for the amazing support of the Pandora! It is now in second place for total standard material sales and we still have the 4th wave and people’s choice!
Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend. I am going ice fishing today for walleyes. If I get any I will post a pic or two. Been a long week working in the studio so I need a little break.
Sue Stadler: That address though….😆😂😆
Sue Stadler: Customer Appreciation Day!
You are welcome….
I have never loved her more
I am not sure if I ever shared this but this was an invention I came up with in 2007. It did well but just took too much time with my day job so I stopped makig it in 2010
Sue Stadler Trying to figure out an idea for another BilletSPIN get-together. Sooooo…sell me on your area and give me some good ideas.
Just a reminder for those that struggle keeping up with the pertinent BilletSPIN information, we have a business page for just that reason.
Sue Stadler Thanks for driving all the way to Oshkosh, Tim Kowalik! Was a fun time at dinner and really awesome seeing the drone work! Safe trip home. Tell Char it was great to meet her and we will definitely come visit some time soon.
Lots to discuss! BilletSPIN Live video with Sue and I at 10am central this morning! You got questions? We got answers. We have the schedule for the remaining waves, new products and other exciting news. Join us!
We will be giving away a free Pandora!
LIVE VIDEO QUESTION POST! You got questions, submit them here and I will make sure we cover them!
10 minutes to live vid! Post your questions!
Live vid! Special guests, GAW, new products, Pandora schedule, Q&A and more! (click to watch on FB)
Live Video Follow up:
I would love some feedback on if you would like to see more of these. 1 hour long, planned in advance with a specific itinerary. Special guests, GAW’s, Q&A’s and any BilletSPIN updates. This would give you time to come up with questions. If you don’t like the idea you won’t hurt our feelings so please speak your mind.
If you do like the idea of more of these style live vids, let us know what day and time works best for you and be sure to include your time zone.
Thanks again all and have a great day!
Rich & Sue
Happy Sunday all!