Gambit info



SPRINGS ARE HERE!!!!! Let’s GO!!!!


I’m not going to let one experience stop me from letting you all join me in experimenting with new products. Here is the beginning of the next project. Expect nothing, hope you enjoy the experience! It all starts with this:

This is as far as we are going to get right now. This system is really good. Far better than I had anticipated. Good chance we fancy this up and offer it to all of yooze! Hope you can start to see the idea!



Fondle Saucer lol video is up! Check it out peeps 🙂

Official Naming post for the new stemlessfidgetgolfballmarkercardholder8ballpocketmarker!Suggest your here and like any that you….like 😛 Winning name gets a free one of their choosing


Progress! Really got the fit the way I want it. Now we just wait for the springs

This one is my favorite

Fun day

Let’s see if fingernails work with the current design


Couple coin options! Which is your favorite?

Ok this is just getting crazy now 😮

Last post of the day. This is the coolest pattern I have ever made. I really hope this pic does it justice

there is so much going on with it, I cannot get the right lighting to really show it. Pics are not even close to do this justice

587 line manual program…


Going to want to watch 🙂

YOU pick the name. I have narrowed it down to these. Most votes is the name! Be sure you click to see all the options!

Gambit – 74 votes
Click – 59 votes
Versacoin – 13 votes
Recoil – 8 votes
Portal – 3 votes

One of this things I enjoy the most about being a maker is when other makers come along side and give unsolicited help. I have gotten this a lot lately. This post is to give a special thanks to Jason Hui from Prometheus LightsFolks, if you have not checked out this man’s work, you need to. He is one of the pioneers of the Precision Spinning Tops and makes a ton of cool EDC products. Here is a link to his website:…

Here are two of them! These are finished!! Hope you like them!!

A little better shot of this one

I don’t remember ever struggling this much to show off the details of a product. Even this looks horrible. SO many facets you turn on the lights and hot spots everywhere. Frustrating


springs are going to be here tomorrow. Working really hard on a good video for this. Taking up all my time. We are also working on some new machining techniques which is also taking up my time. We are still on schedule though and will offer a smaller drop (roughly 25) on Oct 14th noon central. We will do weekly drops of these for a while. All the info you will need will be in the video. Hoping to upload it this Friday!

Give you a little taste…


Need help! Is there anything specific you want to see covered in the Gambit video? This will be the official release video and I want to make sure I explain the product completely. Sometimes I get stuck in a rut assuming people know everything about a product. Any suggestions would be appreciated

wait until you see the third coin design…

I actually did this on…a computer… I feel dirty…

I feel dirty


Here it is! Let me know if you have any Questions


Good morning beautiful people! I am attempting to get some custom foam packaging for the Gambit. This can be challenging because some will order multiple components. I am going to pursue it though but tomorrow’s sale will ship in standard packaging. I am not worried about it being protected but I just think it would be cool to have some foam inside the box made specifically for the Gambit!
If anyone has any questions about tomorrow’s sale let me know! Have yourselves a wonderful Tuesday!!


Thank you all for the amazing support! Looks like the convex sold out first then stemless and lastly flat bottom. 700 line manual program coin sold out (much appreciated!). This gives me an idea on how to move forward. All these orders will ship today! Can’t wait to see some pics of them after you get them. More drops will be happening in the coming weeks. Thank you again and have an amazing rest of your week!

Gambit baby yeah!

Do another small Gambit drop this friday at noon central?

yes – 78 votes
Only if it’s OK with Sue. – 25 votes
#teampatina demands copper – 11 votes
You need a poll to decide this? *facepalm* – 5 votes
Fred Daypie is one hot piece of man meat – 3 votes


We are machining this drop now and will offer what I can. All three bodies and all three coins will be available. Coming tomorrow Oct 16th noon central


Jeepers!! Crazy fast sellout on the bodies!! We will do another drop on Wednesday! Thanks again all 🙂

We are working hard on making upping the quantities on next Wednesday’s release. These just take quite a bit of time to make. We will be offering a few new variations as well. New variations can mean machining variations OR material variations OR both. We are getting low on springs and just emailed our supplier to see if we can get the next order in sooner. Doing all we can for you all! Thanks for the amazing support and really appreciate your patience! Have a wonderful weekend!


Looks like some Gambits might be delivered today!!

Let’s have some fun! I will give away one Gambit. Reply with which body/coin you want and what you like most about the Gambit and I will pick a winner Monday!


Congrats to Paulo Almeida on winning the Gambit! Please message Sue Stadler with your shipping info as well as the combo you would like. You can pick from the ones available as well as the on in the video from the contest. Thanks all for playing! I wanted to do a live video but our connection lately has been bad.

Who’s ready for the next Gambit release? Copper you say…


Just a reminder of today’s drop!! New body design and some copper coins along with some OG Gambits. Noon central today!

I got no words for this. THANK YOU all for the amazing sellout…AGAIN!! Bodies only lasted minutes, convex went first then stemless then flat bottom. We are getting really low on springs now but I have enough to do another drop this Friday OCT 23rd and for all you international buyers we are starting the sale at 10pm central! I will offer what I can and orders placed Friday will ship on Monday.

I am working hard on some big Gambit news so fingers crossed. The feedback has been extraordinary so we are trying to push the envelope that this connection system has to offer. More details to come. I apologize for our connection being bad and not being able to do live video’s. I will work on getting that fixed right away.

Thanks again and have a great rest of your week!!

Rich & Sue


Gambit update! I had an order of 500 more springs in and upped it to 1500. They are hoping to get me a partial in 2 weeks. I am running short on bodies but I will offer some this friday night at 10pm central The rest will be offered next wednesday noon central. We have a decent supply of coins and will continue to run those.

The biggest issue we have is that coin #2 is the most popular and that runs on the same machine as the bodies. They are running non-stop so we are doing our best to keep the flow of these going! Fingers crossed we have the springs in time for the drop in 2 weeks.

Moving forward, I plan to introduce 1-3 new variations every Wednesday. These can be either material or machining variations or both. If the quick sellouts continue to happen then we will continue with the friday drops which will mimic the wednesday drops as far as offerings but will be smaller in qty.

Behind the scenes, we have a TON of stuff going on so I appreciate your patience. We will continue to run the Gambit here until I can build a big enough inventory to be able to offer these for quite some time. Once that happens we will move onto the next project. The Gambit will not be discontinued for the foreseeable future!

Lastly, some of the patterns don’t work in some materials. For example, Coin #2 will not be offered in Copper. Coin #4 will not be offered in Tungsten. The machining/tooling is just not a good fit for some patterns. As I get better at this design, I will be able to create patterns that are more conducive to being made from all materials. Will I be using exotics? Possibly, probably, fingers crossed. We won’t know that for a bit yet though.

Ok this really is the final point lol. If you want to help us out tremendously, post pics and vids of the Gambit to social media. This product has definitely got interest from people outside the normal market. The more people that find out about it, the more we can grow our community. Thanks 🙂



New coin design we are working on. One more tweak and I think we got it!

finished! Hoping to have some of these available for Wednesday’s drop! Don’t forget about tonight’s 10pm drop!

Well what do you think? Dropping some of these next Wednesday!


Thanks again for another quick sellout! For those of you that missed out, once we get the new spring order in we will increase the quantities of the drops. We are running very low on bodies and will offer up the last of everything we have this Wednesday. Doubt we will have a Friday release next week and fingers crossed the springs are here for the Nov 4th release.


Wednesday’s drop: Edit-springs are on their way so we can up the body quantities! More good news…TUNGSTEN coins!

Tungsten coins:
Design #2-$45
Design #1-$45

Bronze coin:
Design #2-$25

SS Spade Coin (This has been changed, see pic for new version)-$25

These will be dropping Wednesday, Oct 28th noon central

GOOD NEWS! Looks like the springs will be arriving tomorrow or Wednesday. This means I can up the quantities of the bodies for the Oct 28th release. Might take up to a week to ship though. This will make it much easier to get a body 🙂


Who’s ready?

just a reminder, in 2 hours, we got the biggest Gambit drop we have ever had by far! This is your chance! 6 SS bodies, TUNGSTEN coins, Bronze coins, SS coins, new Spade pattern coin, oh baby! We will begin shipping…TODAY!

50 minutes…

Sound up 🙂 My personal Gambit

stemless will be the first ones to sell out, single digits left

Well we definitely gave everyone enough time to get what they wanted this drop 🙂 Thank you spring supplier!! This was a major drop so I am sure these will be around a while yet. More exciting things to come for the Gambit!! Thanks all once again for the amazing support, means so much to all of us here at BilletSPIN. Shipping will begin today yet and should have everything out by end of day Friday.

Live video in 5 minutes. We got it figured out

Gambit talk


Let’s have some fun! You all draw up a coin design and post it in the replies. I will pick the best one on Monday and make it and that person gets one free! This is your chance to experience the joy of being a maker! Can’t wait to see what you got 🙂 You can just draw something on a napkin, take a pic and post it. One entry per person so make it good!

Diamonds are a zombie’s best friend



Calling all Stemless lovers!!

8 Ball


Let’s make something!

Let’s make something. I will continue to post pics as we go!

Step 2 done

This is as far as we will get today! Hoping to get one done tomorrow! Have a great night all


Getting warmer

Ok ok, it’s getting there now

Can you feel that…

A glow 8 ball would be cool too. Going to LOS one and see how it looks. Such a fun project

Couple more then onto the last operation. The Patina rubbed off a bit on the black one, it’s the top left now. We should start on the stands tomorrow!


Left my phone at home so I guess you are going to have to wait for the stands to be done before you see pics of the finished product. Hoping late today!

8 ball baby yeah!

just a heads up. The 8 ball is heavy. To try to lighten it I drilled a 3/4″ hole thru it. With the stand it comes in at 597g so its still crazy heavy. Thinking about this hole I thought to myself, what would Jim Skelton do. In honor of Jim, I took some tasteful nudes and printed them out, rolled them up and put them in the hole before I assembled it. You can’t get to them but if you end up with one of these, just know its in there. Video is uploading now!

Just want to be upfront. At the time of the video I had just started reaching out about the sales of the 8 ball. They have all been spoken for. I feel bad about this but this was far more popular than I could have imagined. I wanted to keep one but I might do a a SUS for it down the road. Thanks for all the interest, this was a super fun project! Have a great rest of you week.


The live video will be happening in one hour!! The amount of interest, comments, messages, emails etc over this project has been incredible. Some are upset and I get that! Let’s talk about it 🙂 No question or comment is off limits. There will be a smidge of new (possible good news) as well as a giveaway. Talk with you in an hour!

Have a great weekend all!

I almost forgot! Let’s pick a winner

Jeanette Criglar COME ON DOWN!! You are the next contestant on “I just won an 8-ball!” Message Sue Stadler all your info and we will get it shipped out on Monday. Thank you all for participating!

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  🙂


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


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 


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


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 ( 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


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

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


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!

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
-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.


4 hours to whistle time!!

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.


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


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!!


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,



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!!


All whistles have shipped!!


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!


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)



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


This Friday’s Whistle release!

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

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

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 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!


Whistle release TODAY!! Noon CDT 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.


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.

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!


This Friday’s Whistle release!

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

2 color mokume-$65

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

These will be released on 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 24 hour sale! Hope you all are having a great day

Timascus and mokume whistles are live!


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!


BilletSPIN Whistle release! This is the last one for a long time.

-Twist damascus body (2 and 3 groove)-$90
-Zirc Body (2 and 3 groove)-$70
-SS with flamed Titanium Pin-$45
-SS with SS pin-$40

These will go up on on August 10th noon central! Two groove bodies are same lower pitch as original release and three groove is higher pitch. Let me know if you have any questions!


Whistle blowers got one hour


Top Case

Quick and easy question… When looking for storage and carry cases for your tops, what size do you look for? Plus, are there things that make one case better than another? Thanks for the info. -Sue-


Top case prototype. Any feedback would be appreciated!


BilletSPIN case update. Price came in higher than expected. We will be selling these for $45 plus shipping. We expect them to be up on the website around 12/12. I will have more details with pics and a video before then. Thanks!

Sue Stadler It is extremely durable, has clasping locks and can be locked with a padlock. Will be a deal for what you will be getting.

Rich Stadler plus each case will come with love…our love and who can put a price on that


BilletSPIN Carrying Case

Will hold 30 tops (1.25″ and smaller). Larger tops would have to be stored next to smaller tops. Case is made in USA.

Sold on at noon central on 1/16


Shipping is $15 domestic and $60 DHL International

Jason Maker Do you expect these to sell out quickly?

no idea, we have never sold cases before. My gut tells me it will take a while, maybe a week


BilletSPIN Carrying Case for tops. Made in USA and will hold 30 (1.25″ diameter) tops. Dimensions are 11″ x 10″ x 5″. Has two locks and two holes for padlocks. It is also waterproof.

Going live on on 1/16 at noon central.

$48 plus $15 domestic and $60 DHL International


BilletSPIN Carrying Case for tops. Made in USA and will hold 30 (1.25″ diameter) tops. Dimensions are 11″ x 10″ x 5″. Has two locks and two holes for padlocks. It is also waterproof.

Going live on on 1/16 at noon central.

$48 plus $15 domestic and $60 DHL International


BilletSPIN Cases will be on the Accessories page! Pandora will be on the Tops page! If you are ordering a case, please select the correct shipping option for the case. Thanks all!

K9 Crystal Top Stands


Folks I got a gift today that is just amazing. I can’t wait to post pics of it tomorrow!! I think yooze are going to want to get one (or a hundred) of these. Absolutely stunning

Brace yourselves, you are about to see him post a pic of it (them)

This is insane

Just wait 🙂 I am so pumped! I have no ties with this product but it’s a must have

Ok all check this out! See the replies for more pics! These are just amazing!!! I have no ties with the guy that makes these but I would love to sell them on the billetspin site but it would probably be easiest to buy direct from him. I will give you more details as I get them!


BilletSPIN K9 Crystal Top Stands with spin base on bottom. 2 variations, one with BilletSPIN logo and one without. Coming to on 12/14 noon central. $30 plus $5 domestic and $15 international ($35 DHL optional).


BilletSPIN Top Stands go live on in 30 minutes!!

its a bit more concave than I would like but still usable



Let’s seem some heavily used BilletSPINs! I want to see some wear!

Gen 2 & 3 Spin Bases

Spin based are here!

Here are some crappy cellphone pics is the spin bases. Here the YT video on them as well:


Due to the logo imperfections on the white bases, I will be selling them for $80 instead of $90. This is for the white bases only.

Just got some very minor scuffs on the outer edge after three tosses

Shipping will be $10 domestic and $20 International on the spin bases and will be double boxed.


I will have some of each color of the spin bases (White, green, amber and blue) when my next shipment arrives. Hoping in the next few weeks! Let me know if you have any questions!

5 greens left, everything else is sold out until the next shipment arrives!


All spin bases have shipped unless your order was placed this weekend. All Indiegogo tops will ship by the end of the day on Thursday at the latest.

Exotic combo #10 will launch at noon central tomorrow (5/31) and will be a limited quantity, first come first serve with no limit on how many one person can order. I will be doing the video for it later today. These will be sold


Official info post about October 4th release! Here is what will be going up for sale on at noon central:

-Gen 2 and 3 spin bases in Green, amber, blue and white $90
-Bronze/copper/bronze Thrusts in 2 finish variations $150
-Zirc/timascus/zirc Triskelions $300
-Zirc/Zirc/polished SS Matrix $350

Shipping will be $5 domestic and $15 international USPS or $35 DHL

BilletSPIN Cards

Coming soon

these will be on the website this week


Michael Bright  Over 2 months in the making, I introduce you to Billet Spin Playing Cards. Featuring iconic BilletSpin top designs from 2016, as well as a special guest appearance from the original and legendary Kraken. Honestly, who doesn’t want to throw in a pair of Krakens!

True to his word, Rich does indeed delete every file on the last run of each top design. As a result, each top has been re-drawn from scratch, taking even the smallest details into consideration. This unhealthy obsession started soon after the coin design contest, in which my entry included a combination of various BilletSpin tops.

Little did I know that this design would become the foundation of an epic personal project. The result of which is a completely unique custom themed card deck.

This limited first run is intended as an ideal gift for any top collector to compliment the hobby, if there is a serious interest in more collectable playing cards featuring various top designs, I would be keen to explore them.

In short, this is a fun way to share and celebrate such a great line up of Billetspin top designs from 2016. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I did creating them!

I know I can’t wait to get my hands on then and they are available now on the BilletSpin website under accessories:

The cards are Standard Poker Size 2.48” x 3.46” (63mm x 88mm)�
and are printed on 300gsm Smooth (Matte) card stock

Lastly, A huge thank you to Rich Stadler and Lindsey Wissing for allowing me to make these cards a reality, and to everyone in the group for posting such awesome pictures of your top collections! I would not have been able to re-draw them all if you hadn’t!