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Materials of Fidget Spinners
- 3D printed
- Metals (Brass, Copper, Aluminium, Titanium etc)
- Zip/Cable ties (Diy, not 3D printed)
- Munson Ring
In terms of material, metals seems to be pricy but aluminum consider the cheapest of all but it dents easily. The heavier the material of a spinner, the longer it spins and it also increase strain depending how heavy it is. Likewise for the materials that are light-weighted, shorter spin time but it’s easy to manipulate. (C)A member from Spinspace
Types of Fidget Spinners
Types of ball bearings
- 608zz (frequently used. Eg, bones reds highly recommended)
- r188 (Used on torqbar and stubby mostly)
- 696 (Hyperstone from vietnam aka spinner.vn from vietnam uses this)
- 688 (OD spinner from malaysia aka The Malaysian Torqbar)
Quality of ball bearings
- Stainless steel
- Hybrid Ceramic (an upgrade for those who want to replace it with SS)
- Full Ceramic (better performance, self preferrence)
Hybrid and Full Ceramic bearing depending on spin time, noise level produce, caged/cageless, sizes of the bearing, they provide minimal and large difference in terms of pricing. (C)A member from Spinspace
Maintenance of ball bearing
Apply dish soap to the naked bearing, spin to agitate the bearing in the presence of dish soap. 1 minute step.
Spin the bearing under running water to remove soap and encapsulated grime. 30 seconds step.
Repeat the 1st and 2nd step mentioned above. Minimum of 3 times at least.
Blow-out the bearing with compressed air from both sides of the bearing. The bearing should spin up to a high pitch while this is taking place.
Do take note if your max spin time drops by about a minute or more, repeat step 1 and 2 to clean your bearing again.
Above steps are recommended tips from Fabian Botero, owner of Spin Space Official.