Designed and made in the UK, the Vorso Mk1 is the first in a line of collectable, design lead, precision machined spinning tops. Aluminium, brass, stainless steel and ceramic are forged together to create a performance piece.
The Vorso Mk1 Spinning Top is engineered to perfection, precision machined to the tightest tolerances, it's designed to defy gravity for the longest period of time possible, with spin times of over 5 minutes easily achieved.
Crafted from the highest quality metals, brass and aluminium are pressed together to create perfect form and balance.
The Vorso Mk1 is available in two versions, the Minimal and the Performance, the two tops have different spin times and styles, but they both have the same £25 price.
Each piece is precision machined on state of the art CNC lathes, producing perfectly balanced components. Once machined, each section is meticulously quality checked for weight and dimension. As well as making sure every millimetre is of the correct surface standard, they are then, and only then, hand finished and assembled in our workshop in Staffordshire, England.
Our goal for the Vorso Mk1 was to create a premium quality spinning top but without the premium price.
There are two versions available, Minimal and Performance, there is even the option to add a real RUBY ball tip to your top. (see add-ons below)
The Vorso Minimal is for those who love clean lines and uncluttered design. A beautiful top which will last for generations to come.
With a solid brass body and spindle top, along with an aluminium inner for a beautiful mixed metal finish. Finished off with an hardened polished stainless steel ball bearing for excellent spins.
For those who require a performance upgrade; if you're all about spin times this is the one for you. Improved grip on the spindle, plus an upgraded ceramic tip gives you amazing performance for a spinning top of this size.
Better grip, Faster spin.
Applying a knurled texture to the top of the spindle gives better grip, which in turn (pun intended) allows much more torque to be put into each spin, meaning more speed and longer times.
Whats faster than stainless steel? - Ceramic.
Because of the unique properties of silicon nitride, ceramic balls drastically reduce the main cause of surface wear in conventional bearings, meaning that ceramic bearings are super hard, they won't dent or loose their polish and because their surface finish is almost perfectly smooth they will spin longer and faster.
- 60% lighter than steel balls
- Centrifugal force reduced
- Lower vibration levels
- Reduced ball skidding
- Longer life
- Super hard surface
The Vorso Top is made for those with a playful mind, a penchant for engineering or love of physics and science. With a minimal design for lovers of simplicity and elegance, a spinning top that makes a great gift for either yourself or another.
If you would like to support us and make the Vorso MK1 a reality, simply pick one of the rewards below. We are offering a limited amount at reduced prices for our first early backers.
If you plan to give the Vorso MK1 as a Christmas gift, we are also offering guaranteed Christmas delivery. We hope we will be able to ship the majority of your orders before the big day, but if you really want to make sure, pick this reward and we will make sure your order is pushed to the front.
Click below to make a pledge.
Spin times are down to two things, the amount of force (torque) you can get into the spin, and the surface that you're spinning on. We have achieved spin times of over 10 minutes, and 5 ½ minutes can be achieved almost every time. For best performance, the surface needs to be as hard and smooth as possible, we recommend a slightly concaved mirror such as a 3x shaving mirror.
See our video below for a 6.47 minute spin. If you can beat it, send us a link to a You-tube video and be placed in our Vorso Hall of Fame.
See our video below for the making of a Vorso Mk1 prototype.
The Vorso Top is assembled from 4 separate components. Each piece is precision machined on state of the art CNC lathes, producing perfectly balanced components.
Once machined, each section is meticulously quality checked for weight and dimension. As well as making sure every millimeter is of the correct surface standard, they are hand finished and assembled.
Since each piece is machined to the highest tolerances, Vorso is simply forced together, ensuring perfect balance, with no glue or bonding components to distort the center of gravity, and gives perfect balance and stability.
The Vorso Mk1 Weighs about 51 grams, which is about 1.8 Oz
We wanted packaging that was fully recyclable but would also ensure your Vorso Mk1 will arrive to you safe and sound. We are really proud of it, and we hope you love it as much as we do.
All rewards will be shipped with tracking through secure post. Local deliveries within the UK will take 1-2 working days, however shipping for the rest of the world will take slightly longer with a delivery time of up to 5-7 working days. All rewards will be securely packaged to ensure they arrive to you in the best possible condition.
We are proud to say that we have been featured on Kicktraq.com on our first day.
Risks and challenges
Our team are experienced in manufacture and design and have brought many products to market. Our production schedule is planned, our equipment is ready to go, and our packaging is waiting to be ordered.
We are confident and have several backups in place, however if our manufactures cannot keep to the planned schedule then our delivery schedule will be affected. So therefore our biggest risk is the Christmas shipping. We will advise our backers if we are unable to hit these targets.
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CHRISTMAS DELIVERY:
Please help us by doing the following things.
1) Make sure your credit card information is correct on Kickstarter (if its not, Kickstarter will not be able to collect your pledge, which means we can't ship your Vorso)
2) As soon as we send you the survey, complete it and submit it to us... surveys will be sent through Backerkit, so look out for emails from them within the first few days after the end of the campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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