Top #27 “Trident”

Alright all, stay tuned this week for more updates on the Trident. Have a great night! For those that have not gotten shipping notification for their Rotor, they should all be shipped by this wednesday at the latest!

5/16/16

Trident is ready to play

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I will be honest, it is just as hard for me to not release these pics as it is for you. I never release a top I don’t like but I know that peoples tastes vary so I mix up the designs a lot to try to give something for everyone. When one comes out that I really really like, I get so excited. It is hard for me to get really excited for the more basic tops.

I like crazy intricate like the Wraith. Well the Trident was done on Friday night and normally I would have left it alone but I loved it so much I came in on Saturday and spent a long time playing with tweaks to get it right. Getting patterns to line up and be shown throughout the design to keep the theme.

As with any design, this one will not be for everyone. As for me, I cant stop looking at it. I will tell you, this has the spin time of the Kraken and Aperture. If a long spin is your thing, you might not care for this one. If you like a crazy amount of detail and a top that just looks sweet while spinning, this one is for you. Judging by the price of Kraken’s and Aperture’s, lots of you will really enjoy this design 😀

great question. Its hard because it is so new. My opinion on favorites changes all the time. I doubt there will ever be a top I make that I will like better than the Wraith. I loved the Aperture. For me, I would definitely take the Trident over the Kraken. The Navigator is close but I have had the two sitting next to one another on my desk and if I had to pick right now, I will take the Trident. TOTALLY different spin characters. I have never seen a top spin like the Trident. It is like it moves in slow motion. I will do a full video of it later this week. So as of this moment, I will say it is my third favorite top of mine.

5/17/16

TRIDENT UPDATE:

I apologize for the pics as this top has some minor blemishes from all the pics in the rocks.

We are not going to have all the materials in by this Friday for the Trident. We will release what we have and keep adding qty to the website as we get it in. Don’t ask quantities yet because I don’t know but will keep you informed as we know more.

There will be 7 exotics total for the inner discs:

Damasteel
Spirograph
Razorwire
twist (standard)
basketweave
2 color Mokume 
3 color Mokume

Top is 1.2″ and has a CG similar to the Navigator. Due to the high amount of milling, this one will have a spin time similar to the Kraken and Aperture.

Pricing will be $150 plus shipping for the standard materials and $220 plus shipping for the exotics. I am sorry for the price variations in the exotics but I am getting a handle on pricing. The Mokume produces some scrap due to material variations and the new damascus is hard so machining takes longer and we still have a very small amount scrap due to material imperfections. The cost of these are high and I am finally getting decent at machining them.

The countdown on the website is correct for when they will be launched there www.billetspin.com

We are not sure what materials or when we will be going live on Etsy. More updates as we get them!

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A little about the Trident, this is a brand new assembly. I have never milled into the inner disc after assembly making them flush. If you look at the Kraken/Aperture/Navigator/Sharknado you will notice a gap in between the outer collar and inner disc. The Trident does not. I loved how it turned out and this new assembly will allow me to vary designs even farther! I really hope you all like it, I put a ton of work into it 😀 I know peoples tastes vary but man, I love this one!!

5/18/16

OFFICIAL TRIDENT INFORMATION POST: We will update this post as we get more information.

– The Trident will be launched per the countdown timer on the website first. We will probably put some on Etsy but not sure what and how many at this point. We will give you all a heads up when we know more.

– Price will be $150 plus shipping for standard materials (Copper, Bronze and Stainless Steel) and $220 plus shipping for exotics. The exotic material will ONLY be on the inner disc. We are not sure what materials we will pair them with at this point. Your exotic materials are:

Blue Tongue Damasteel
Spirograph Damascus
Razorwire Damascus
Basketweave Damascus
Twist Damascus
2 color Mokume
3 color Mokume

-We are not sure out of the 27 possible standard material combinations we will be offering at this point.

-These will all come with a 1/8″ ceramic contact point

-1.2″ in diameter

-similar spin times to Aperture and Kraken

-We will post pics of all material combos before the launch on Friday

-When you buy on Etsy and the website, it is NOT YOURS until you COMPLETE checkout.

-We ordered all of the exotic material but it is not all here yet. We will not know all of the counts until we are done machining it all. This means some variations will sell out then open back up again. These exotic materials are not easy to work with and we have a decent scrap margin. This is the safest way to proceed. All the material we will be using for the Trident is ordered and once that is all gone, we are done!

-NO we will not set one aside for you. No you cannot preorder to secure a spot. We do not show favoritism and I get more messages than you could believe asking for one of these two things. Hopefully this prevents that from happening.

-There will be a 2-3 week lead time on shipping! This means you might wait up to 3 weeks before your Trident ships. It makes no difference when you order or what you order. We will do everything we can to manufacture and ship as fast as possible.

-You will get an email from us once your package ships. It will contain your tracking. If you did not get that email, it has not shipped. Please don’t message asking us when your package is going to ship! It will ship withing the lead time mentioned above 😀

Please ask any questions that are not covered in this post. We will edit this to include all pertinent answers. We will also edit as we have more info.

THANK YOU for being awesome. None of this would be possible without you. You rock 😀 Words cannot express how grateful I am to you all.

Rich

Here are all the standard combos we will be offering

SS/Cu/SS
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SS/Br/SS
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SS/SS/SS
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Cu/SS/Cu
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Cu/Br/Cu
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Br/SS/Br
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Br/Cu/Br
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Trident Spin Video. Cu/SS/Cu

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Trident Three Metal Poll:
I am going to make one STANDARD MATERIAL three metal. By thee metal I mean using all three standard materials in one top (SS,Br and Cu). Remember the the materials go from Outer collar, Inner Disc to Stem. The one with the most votes will be the one I make and sell here on FB. DO NOT VOTE unless you plan to buy one. I can see who votes so I will take this as an order if you do indeed vote. If I have any more issues with this poll, I will just delete it 😀


I will be making the exotics tomorrow. All exotics are the inner disc. Here is your chance. Tell me what standard materials you would like to see for the Outer collar/stem (no mismatching). Here are all the exotics:

Blue Tongue Damasteel
Spirograph Damascus
Razorwire Damascus
Basketweave Damascus
Twist Damascus
2 color Mokume
3 color Mokume


I lost the accent contest GAW. This is for a 1 of 1 all copper Trident. It will come with a COA. This is free. To enter, reply with why you love Gavin and his tops. One entry per person. Show my man some love! I will let this run until you all run out of nice things to say about him.

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5/19/16

EDITED!! OFFICIAL TRIDENT INFORMATION POST: We will update this post as we get more information.

– The Trident will be launched per the countdown timer on the website. No Trident on Etsy tomorrow.

-we do not have all the exotics yet so we will only launch what we have when the countdown hits zero. I want to be clear here, we will not only add more combos later but also increase the quantities to some of the ones released tomorrow. We will keep you all posted as we release these.

-After the launch on the website tomorrow we will post a order thread for the SS/Cu/Br three metal combination. I will leave that order thread up into next week and fulfill all orders taken in that time.

– Price will be $150 plus shipping for standard materials (Copper, Bronze and Stainless Steel) and $220 plus shipping for exotics. The exotic material will ONLY be on the inner disc. We are not sure what materials we will pair them with at this point. Your exotic materials are:

Spirograph Damascus
Razorwire Damascus
Basketweave Damascus
Twist Damascus
2 color Mokume
3 color Mokume

-There will be 7 standard material options on the website and one on FB for sale.

-These will all come with a 1/8″ ceramic contact point

-1.2″ in diameter

-similar spin times to Aperture and Kraken

-We will post pics of all material combos we have before the launch on Friday

-When you buy on Etsy and the website, it is NOT YOURS until you COMPLETE checkout.

-We ordered all of the exotic material but it is not all here yet. We will not know all of the counts until we are done machining it all. This means some variations will sell out then open back up again. These exotic materials are not easy to work with and we have a decent scrap margin. This is the safest way to proceed. All the material we will be using for the Trident is ordered and once that is all gone, we are done!

-NO we will not set one aside for you. No you cannot preorder to secure a spot. We do not show favoritism and I get more messages than you could believe asking for one of these two things. Hopefully this prevents that from happening.

-There will be a 2-3 week lead time on shipping! This means you might wait up to 3 weeks before your Trident ships. It makes no difference when you order or what you order. We will do everything we can to manufacture and ship as fast as possible.

-You will get an email from us once your package ships. It will contain your tracking. If you did not get that email, it has not shipped. Please don’t message asking us when your package is going to ship! It will ship withing the lead time mentioned above 😀

Please ask any questions that are not covered in this post. We will edit this to include all pertinent answers. We will also edit as we have more info.

THANK YOU for being awesome. None of this would be possible without you. You rock 😀 Words cannot express how grateful I am to you all.

Rich

the body is clean, breakfast is eaten, hair is combed, dog is pet, teeth will be brushed and it is time to head in. Exotics pics coming. We do not have all the materials yet but I will post what we got. We will not have all of them for tomorrow launch but we will add them later. Who’s ready to see some exotics?

How about a little 3 color Mokume?

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Two color Mokume. Just a little more subdued.

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SS and 3 color Mokume!

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Had a meeting but now am done. Here is the poll leader for you three metal lovers!

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Bad news, Damasteel is out for now. Not going to get into the reasons but will do what we can to rectify this. Sorry all. I will have pics of the other damascus we have shortly!

Here are the rest of the exotics that will be released tomorrow. More coming once the materials get here.

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One last comment before I head into the meeting. Remember tomorrow, some of you will not get what you want because they sold out quick. Its ok, there might be more offered later. If not, there will be other tops. I am offering a ton of different combos to try to make sure everyone gets something. If that is not the case I ask you to do me a personal favor. Type up your frustration and throw all your anger into that post. Then delete it. It works, trust me. Lets all get along and just enjoy the Trident 😀 Time to go!

5/20/16 launch day

Who’s ready?


I edited the official Trident post to reflect this as well. We are still working on the damasteel and think we have a solution so we will put those up if it works. I also have basket weave and razor wire coming early next week.

-WE WILL NOT SWITCH YOUR ORDER!!! We have new combos we will be releasing over the next 5-6 days. If you think you might like a later combo better, wait. This would be a CS NIGHTMARE if we allowed people to switch. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! Thanks

We will not be launching ANY tops on Etsy until Monday at the earliest. The tops we put on there will be Standard Materials only. We will still have standard materials on the website.


Once the launch on the website is live and there are no issues, I will post an order thread for the SS/Cu/Br tri metal here on FB. You will post in and paypal will be the only accepted payment. THIS IS FOR THE TRIMETAL TRIDENT ONLY 😀


Great launch! Went off without a hitch. WOW the messages are coming in. Once again, the way this system is working is IMO the best way to do it. I know those that did not get a spiro do not agree but no matter what the system, people are not going to get any and be upset. Since the Rotor launch I have considered every possibility and am very pleased with the changes we made and how this went. I am in the process of updating the official Trident information thread and will let you know when it is done so you can see the updated info! Thanks again!!


Official Trident trimetal order thread. This is for a SS/Cu/Br Trident like pictured below. Feel free to order as many as you like. I will leave this open until mid next week and make as many as we have orders for. If you voted in the poll, you still need to order here! Immediate payment required. There is up to a 3 week lead time on these. This means even if you bought it and payed for it now, it will be up to 3 weeks before it ships. You will get an email with tracking once it has shipped! This order will ship separately from any other Trident order and we don’t have the time to combine them. We will put down actual $ amount on the packing slip for International buyers. Keep this post to orders only!

$150 plus $5 domestic and $12 International shipping. These are the shipping prices no matter how many you order. So if you want 2, it would be $305 domestic total.

To order (make sure you do these steps in this order):

1) Calculate your total with shipping and send a paypal payment to billetspin@tds.net for that amount. Use Goods and Services.

2) Reply “in X_” (type the number you want next to the X).

3) Message Ben And-Lindsey Wissing with the address you want your order shipped to and your email address.

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Update: Once all the material is here, we will start the countdown clock and I will announce what material combo’s will be released at that time. That will be the only other release so when they are gone, that’s it for the Trident. Right now I am thinking the next release will happen at this time next week but don’t hold me to it.

This is what is coming for material:

Spirograph damascus
Razorwire damascus
Basketweave damascus
2 color Mokume
3 color Mokume

I will also be releasing some unetched damasteel versions in SS, Cu and Br.

So for those that missed out on the Spirograph, you get one more chance! We will still be starting to ship next week and the first batch goes to the PO on Tuesday! I am thinking it will take 3 weeks to ship everything as stated earlier!


Copper anyone?

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So who has the biggest BilletSPIN collection? I do 😛

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Damasteel is a no go. We will sell it unetched. I will get a few pics of it like that. You can still see a faint pattern.


DAMASTEEL TRIDENTS: I am not going to etch these so I am thinking of offering these unetched. You could etch them or send them off to be etched or just leave them as is. You can see the faint pattern in the front but not the back. There is a 0% chance I will change my mind about etching so we either sell them unetched or nothing. I would sell them for $165 plus shipping in SS, Cu or Br. Please reply if you would be interested in buying for this price. This is not an order thread, just trying to get an idea.

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5/23/16

There will be 27 total different Trident variations gasp emoticon I Think I will make a video today of just the combos I have. Doing all 27 will just take to long and be redundant. I will work on the video now and get it on YouTube this morning!

Trident video is up!


Lets have some fun. This will be a 4 round scavenger hunt picture contest. Winner gets a all bronze 1/1 Trident. I will post the rules and the number of winners of each round. Only the winners of the previous round get to play in the next round. We will keep eliminating people until there is one left. Make sense?


Round 1: These will not be easy and they will get progressively harder so I hope you know what you signed up for! I will take the first 10 people that can post a selfie in front of a golf course sign. No editing, no computer pics. You must have yourself and the sign in the pic.

I will tell you if it is acceptable or not. Please keep this post for entries only. I will delete anything else. Good luck! Remember, there will be 4 rounds and 2 winners of a all bronze Trident! Good luck!


Congrats to the ten winners of round 1!

Steve Gp
William Piotrowski
Kevin O’Connor
Christian Engler
David O’Maley
Erick Hammero
Thomas Ethridge
John Masterson
Nabeel Sattar
Ken Craver

You move onto round 2! There will only be 6 moving onto round three. Instructions will be posted in a few minutes!


Round 2: Only the 10 winners of round 1 are eligible. Please do not post if you are not eligible! Only 6 will move onto round three.

Steve Gp
William Piotrowski
Kevin O’Connor
Christian Engler
David O’Maley
Erick Hammeroo
Thomas Ethridge
John Masterson
Nabeel Sattarr
Ken Craver

First 6 to post a selfie of themselves in the grocery store with a apple move on to round three. You MUST be in a grocery store and you and the apple must be in the pic. Keep all replies to the entries, anything else will be deleted! I will respond to your pic if it is acceptable. Good luck!


Congrats to the winners of round 2!

Steve Gp
Kevin O’Connor 
Erick Hammero
Thomas Ethridge
Nabeel Sattar
Ken Craver

Great job! Instructions for round 3 coming shortly and we will have 4 winners.


Round three. Only the 6 winners from round 2 are eligible! Please do not post if you are not eligible.

Steve Gp
Kevin O’Connor
Erick Hammero
Thomas Ethridge
Nabeel Sattar
Ken Craver

First 4 to post a selfie of themselves with a complete stranger move onto round 4. Stranger must be standing right next to you looking into the camera to be eligible. You are on your honor here guys. I trust you.


Congrats to our 4 finalists!!

Steve Gp
Kevin O’Connor 
Nabeel Sattar
Ken Craver

Stay tuned for the final round instructions!!


Ok Final round!

Steve Gp
Kevin O’Connor 
Nabeel Sattarr
Ken Craverr

THis is a two part pic. I just messaged you all Gavin’s address.

First, buy a card and write down your feelings toward Gavin and his tops and take a picture.

Second, take a pic of you dropping it off at the post office or mailing station to prove you mailed it.

I know this is a lot but these are 2 of 2 all bronze Tridents!! Plus you will have a story to tell your grandkids or your new stranger friend’s grandkids!

First two are the winners!!

YOU FOUR ARE ALL WINNERS!!

I got two other special Tridents that are not available to anyone else that I will send out with the Bronze. Thanks for playing, this was a blast

Well that was fun! You just never know when I will get a little time on my hands!!


TRIDENT UPDATE:

New countdown clock has begun on www.billetspin.com. Here is a list of what we will be releasing at that time:

SS/Twist/SS
Br/Twist/Br

SS/Basketweave/SS
Cu/Basketweave/Cu
Br/Basketweave/Br

SS/Spirograph/SS
Cu/Spirograph/Cu
Br/Spirograph/Br

SS/Razorwire/SS
Cu/Razorwire/Cu
Br/Razorwire/Br

SS/Unetched Damasteel/SS
Cu/Unetched Damasteel/Cu
Br/Unetched Damasteel/Br

SS/2 color Mokume/SS
Cu/2 color Mokume/Cu

Br/3 color Mokume/Br

Since there is such a large amount of variations and orders, there is a possibility we will have a few extras after all the machining is done. DO NOT message us trying to buy these. We will let you know when all the shipping is over and if there is enough, we will make those few available. We always keep some for CS reasons but we will more than likely have some on top of those.

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