About this project
Hello Kickstarter Family - We are back! The world's oldest toy has returned, more Precise, Durable and Elegant than ever before.
Humans love to find new ways to innovate, which is great! Everyone is fascinated with new technology, gadgets and even virtual reality but sometimes we forget that the best reality is a simple, tangible experience. I invite everyone to experience the beauty and simplicity of a spinning top. “a real interaction”.
Spinning tops are the best desk companions, great educational items, amazing toys and an invaluable tool for brainstorming and stress relief. Believe it or not, tops are also incredible social icebreakers for a meetings, and great for fun Saturday night spinning competitions. Best of all? They will last forever, never outdated. Buy once and keep it forever. That’s why they are great gifts. Our spinning tops are designed to be passed on for generations.
Don’t take our word for it; thousands already enjoy The ForeverSpin™ Experience - "a real interaction":
Engineers – Kids - Writers - Design Professionals - Teachers - Programmers - Doctors - Machinist - Spinning Top Enthusiast – and many more...
ForeverSpin™ tops are Made in Canada, and CNC-machined from one solid piece of metal for precision and quality. Every spinning top is meticulously checked to ensure that only perfectly balanced tops receive a serial number and carry the ForeverSpin™ seal.
Our manufacturing Process is truly amazing, we have come a long way. 100% Computerized manufacturing (CNC) for precision. No welding, No glues, No Parts. Constructed from a solid piece of metal, ForeverSpin tops are designed to last FOREVER. Truly Simple and Very precise.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” Leonardo da Vinci
The introduction of the MetalMuseum collection is truly unique, in the sense that everyone really likes to learn, play and experience the different metals.
Holding two identically shaped objects in your hand made out of totally different elements is truly magical. The different weights, colors, and spin properties is a very pure experience that is both educational and fascinating.
After playing with Tungsten and going back to the Aluminum, it’s absolutely incredible how two solid objects of identical shape can have such different gravitational pull. My little nephew now knows all the metals, and their colors, properties and weights better than most engineering students that have seen the collection for the first time, but not only my nephew, I see so many older people that have never touched Titanium in their lives or even heard of Tungsten and they are equally fascinated.
Before the original Kickstarter campaign started, I spent a very long time studying many spinning tops designs. I decided to go way back to basics to a design dating from 3000 B.C. Our design is inspired from terra cotta ceramic spinners that were found at Troy.
In our updated 2.0 Version we have worked with many of our previous backers to further refine our design while maintaining its original beauty, simplicity and durability.
We have also consulted with engineers, product designers and spinning Top enthusiasts. After a lot of hard work and dedication we came up with ForeverSpin 2.0
Bigger. Much better ergonomics, easier to spin and a beautiful art piece. We knew that in order to take ForeverSpin™ to the next level we had to find the perfect dimensions. We didn’t just increase it randomly we prototyped many different sizes and we settled for the perfect balance. This makes a huge difference now it’s much easier to spin and has a more solid look, feel and increased weight to it. It’s actually very impressive what difference the perfect size can do.
Redesigned Tip. Improved balance, stability and reduced friction. We have made huge improvements on a very crucial part of the spinning top the “tip”. Our goal was to find the perfect curve to achieve the best stability. After studying tons of different variations “bingo” we narrowed it down to a tip with multiple radiuses in order to create a much better curve. We didn’t stop there we have also improved the precision of our manufacturing to create a very smooth surface on the tip, this highly reduces friction and improves balance.
Refined Proportions. Design is a very important factor for everything we do at ForeverSpin. We studied every single curve, radius, diameter like never before. Our goal was not to change but to refine the design as much as possible, by finding efficiencies to make the spinning top more elegant, balanced and eventually a better spinning top. One of the areas we paid special attention to is the “spindle”. After the size increased it was finally possible to slightly reduce the diameter of the spindle, thus creating a more elegant and balanced design while removing weight from the center of the top and also increasing the potential for initial rotational speed.
The ForeverBase™ is not only functional but it's also a stunning art piece. It’s the ultimate spinning base for any Spinning Top. It’s made of solid Stainless-Steel and micro polished to perfection to maximize Spin times. The base is engineered with a concave surface to balance your top in the center. Enough said check out the video below and you will understand the level of quality that is involved.
At ForeverSpin quality is our way of life. We are perfectionists and we meticulously ensure that every spinning top is manually checked with the latest technology to ensure that only perfectly balanced tops will get a Serial Number, and be allowed to carry the ForeverSpin™ seal. All of our spinning tops are individually packaged. A lot of people are buying extra tops for friends and family as gifts, so our packaging its suited for every occasion. All of our spinning tops are individually packaged, and we will also include a complimentary polishing pad.
Regular shipping is included in your pledge unless it states to add $6 for shipping. Tracked or Insured shipping are extra and highly recommended and can be paid once the campaign finishes. The amount will depend on the weight, value of the reward and destination.
Unlike other Kickstarter projects we don’t make this fee mandatory. This allows the project to be accessible to budget conscious backers and other countries where tracked shipping can be very expensive. It's up to the backer to decide the level of service and risk they are comfortable with. We believe this is the best method, as it gives the backers a higher degree of control over the shipping options.
Risks and challenges
In our last Kickstarter campaign we manufactured and fulfilled over 10,000 spinning tops, so we are now aware of what it takes have a successful Kickstarter fulfillment. We have established partnerships with metal suppliers, packaging specialist and fulfillment companies to make sure things go as smooth as possible.
We have Built Prototypes and have the manufacturing plan ready to go.
Our biggest challenge is time; we have to coordinate all operations so we can fulfill all rewards in time.
Best way get in contact with me would be through Private Kickstarter message or through email at email@example.com. We do get a few hundred messages so for immediate help you can always call us at 1855.922.SPIN. We love to speak to our backers over the phone!
The add-ons, are added on to your original EXISTING reward that you pledged for. As the "Add ons” become unlocked you can add ANY, and as MANY of them to your current pledge.
To add an add-on you have to increase your pledge by the amount of the add-on(s). Visit the project page and click “Manage Your Pledge.” Enter a new amount in the pledge amount box. Note that you are not adding to your existing pledge; the amount you enter will be the total amount collected .
Add-ons do not include shipping. If you would like one stand alone add-on, then you would have to pledge for a “No-Reward” option and include $6. ($add-on(s) + $6 Shipping)
You might be wondering how we will know which add-ons you have chosen. When the project is over you will get a survey where you will be able to make note of your selection(s).
Aluminum has the lightest weight followed by Titanium. These tops are great tops to spin specially for beginners and they are great for doing upside down spins.
There is no straight answer to this. This will depend on you. Lighter tops are easier to spin and they spin faster at the beginning, on the other hand heavier tops have the potential to carry more kinetic energy due to their increased weight, this can make them spin longer. Some tops will spin better upside down. Others will spin with more velocity, And some will spin for longer periods of time. There is no Spinning Top that is better than another, this will depend on your preference.
I like to use the example the bicycle. When comparing Two different types of bicycles one is not necessarily better than another, they are just different.
Each top is individually cleaned and inspected. They are packed in a muslin bag and in it’s own box, and with a serial number.
You will receive an instructional on how to care for your top & how to spin it. You will also get a complementary polishing cloth for all tops except 24 Kt Gold plated and Rose Gold . Your package will also come with some complimentary ForeverSpin™ stickers.
ForeverSpin™ tops are Made in Canada , manufactured in Ontario in the Greater Toronto area by a team of awesome professionals.
Regular shipping is included in your pledge unless it states to add $6 for shipping. Tracked or Insured shipping are extra and highly recommended and can be paid ones the campaign finishes . The amount will depend on the weight, value of the reward and destination. Unlike other Kickstarter projects we don’t make this fee mandatory, this allows the project to be accessible to budget conscious backers and other countries where tracked shipping can be very expensive. Its up to the backer to decide the level of service and risk they are comfortable with.
The ForeverDock Holds up 5 Tops. The tops can be displayed rightside up and also upside down.
ForeversSpin 2.0 measure 1.125IN diameter and has a height of 1.4IN
Our tops are made with very high precision this allows them to spin for a few minutes. How long ? This will depend on your skill, the metal, and surface. All the metals spin differently, and it is going to depend on your ability. A similar example is your bicycle - How fast does it go? It will solely depend on who is riding it. Some people get too caught up on spin-times. As soon as you get to hold a top in your hand you will learn that there is so much more to it than spinning times. None the less all of our spinning tops spin amazingly.
ForeverBase is 3 inches wide. And it has the thickness of 0.30IN. Similar to the thickness of a Iphone5.
The Aluminum ForeverSpin 1.0 weighs 6.3g. Our Prototype Aluminum ForeverSpin 2.0 weighs 9.6 g with a volume of 0.33 Cubic Inches.
There might be some very slight variation when mass production begins.
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