Huh? Spinning top?
I know the adverts on this site are targeted, so most won’t have seen the adverts for ‘ foreverspin’ but it’s on virtually every page I open!
WTAF? A precision spinning top manufactured in Canada and guaranteed to last a lifetime? Become an heirloom?
“Every spinning top that leaves our hands will become part of your life…….above all, a top must be absolutely simple, elegant and designed for life.”
From 40 dollars upwards.
Jesus H Christ the mind boggles.
Please tell me that there’s a perfectly rational explanation why someone might need a spinning top made out of tungsten for $195……
(they’ve disappeared now. Ah! It’s because for some reason I somehow become logged out of the site 🙄Posted 11 months ago
There’s a yoyo industry?
Sheesh. I need to get out of my dead-end old fashioned job that creates actual things that are useful and serve a greater purpose.
I think I’ll open a shop called “I saw you coming” and just insult people who enter by charging them just for breathing in my shop. Sounds like a comedy sketch…..Posted 11 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
That’s the most STW thing ever surely? Can I get a tungsten carbide one that’ll cut through steel if you spin it long enough?
“Mr President, we’ve had news of another volcano erupting in Scotland”Posted 11 months ago
“My god. Another spinning top tectonic plate drilling disaster. When will it end?”CountZeroMember
Spinning tops really seem to be a ‘thing’, there are even neat leather carrying cases for them, I think people collect them in different metals, like brass, copper, tungsten…Posted 11 months ago
I can, sort of, see the appeal of a nicely machined piece of metal that you can play around with, needing no batteries or moving parts.cranberryMember
So it isn’t just me getting the adverts all the time for Foreverspin ?
Who buys that junk when you could get a proper, curated, artisan spinning top crafted out of the pubes of the bob-tail unicorn from your local craft spinning top producer ?
And I bet Foreverspin don’t listen to the right music and think that Rapha are still cool.
😯Posted 11 months agostumpy01Member
choppersquad – Member
For some reason there was an advert for those tiny cubes of really heavy metal on here a while ago. Cant remember what they were made of? Unobtainium or something? I really wanted one until I saw the price.
I think they were 1kg cubes of tungsten. I think the appeal is that they are bloody heavy for their size – what with Tungsten being so dense and all….so people pick them up & go ‘bloody hell, that’s heavy’.Posted 11 months ago
We use a lot of tungsten at work & it is bloody heavy stuff (so is the moly we use, but not quite on the same level). It’s an absolute pig to machine, is brittle & doesn’t have a very nice appearance. Apart from that, it sounds like the perfect desktop ornament….DezBSubscriber
OOOH! Thanks BigDummy – I thought OP meant a jersey for attending spinning classes on a static bike! I was thinking “heirloom??” 😆Posted 11 months agostumpy01Member
Here you go…
Other people seem to have got in on the action:
and someone got out of the wrong side of bed…
Posted 11 months agomiketuallySubscriber
Probably not including tungsten, you can buy density sets with machined cuboids of different materials quite cheaply – https://www.teachersource.com/category/density-setsPosted 11 months ago
I have to say that
tungstenFunkmaster P is a pretty neat substance. It’s very dense, quite hard, and has an extremely highlow melting point. It’s relatively rare and is a massive pain in the butt to work with.
Hey! That’s pretty much copied from myPosted 11 months ago
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