A simple and minimalist titanium top...

Who Else Wants This Precision Machined Titanium Spinning Top?
(...With A Solid 7+ Minute Spin Time!)

From: Magnus Macdonald, MagnusX.com

Dear Friend,

I'll be flat-out honest with you here...

There is no "story" behind this spinning top or how it came about.
The simple truth is:

I've wanted to make a titanium spinning top for a long time. We finally bought the machine to be able to do it in-house (a CNC Lathe) - and so I set about developing a titanium spinning top in the usual clean and minimalist style of all our products.

I call it the TiNado™:

(The name comes from Titanium + Tornado = TiNado™)

Grade 5 Titanium
Titanium is what we do. That's really all there is to it.

I can't imagine using anything else - and that's why we've made the TiNado™ from Grade 5 Titanium.

Precision machined from a solid billet of Grade 5 Titanium.
Loads Of MASS
Although we've used titanium ...the TiNado™ has quite a lot of mass. I wanted to really max-out on leaving a lot of material on there when we machined it.

I did this on purpose. It takes a decent amount of force (and you'll definitely want to practice your technique) to get it to spin ...but it goes for quite a while once you've got it going.
Si3N4 Coated Ceramic Detent Ball
The TiNado™ uses a Silicon Nitride coated ceramic ball (2mm in diameter) - it doesn't get much better than that when trying to reduce friction.
Finger Grooves
The top of the TiNado™ has finger grooves to help increase grip.

This will get you increasing your spin-time as you get better at spinning it.
Self-Leveling Titanium Stand
I really felt it was important to include a stand with the TiNado™.

The stand gives is a home - a way to display it.

Not only that, but...

The stand is "self-leveling". In other words, it doesn't matter how you drop the TiNado™ into the stand it will end up positioned flat (just like in the photo below):
7+ Minute Spin Time
Honestly, I have not optimized the TiNado™ for spin-time - instead I focused on a clean, minimalist design with a lot of mass.

In saying that...

You will get a fairly repeatable 7+ minute spin time. I can get 8+ minutes fairly easily (but I don't want to oversell the spin time - so I'm guaranteeing you a conservative 7+ minute spin time).

It can probably do longer - I just haven't tried!
Dimensions + Weight
Like I mentioned above, the TiNado™ has quite a lot of mass - it weighs in at a hefty 51g (1.8 oz.)

Height: 38mm (1.50")
Diameter: 36.5mm (1.44")
Aluminium Canister
I thought we would really push the boat out and give this high-end spinning top some high-end packaging.

We've custom-made an alloy canister (with o-ring fitted end caps) in which your TiNado™ will arrive.

We have also cut special foam to protect the TiNado™ during transit (there is no metal-on-metal contact).
Let's get down to business...
If you see "IN STOCK" below, then your TiNado™ will ship the next working day (please give a little extra time because of the timezone difference ...we are in New Zealand).

There are no pre-orders on this (I was trying to hold products in stock and go away from the whole "pre-order" thing).

If you see out-of-stock, then they are sold out and no longer available for now. Sorry.


YES! I'm Ready To Order My Titanium TiNado Spinning Top
(Including Custom Titanium Stand)

If you see the "Order Now" button in green below, then the TiNado™ is IN STOCK and will
ship to you the next working day.



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