Achieving Top Spin Times - Bruce Charles Designs Spinning Tops

Achieving Top Spin Times - Bruce Charles Designs Spinning Tops

Did you know that the length of spin time for your Bruce Charles Designs Schulte top greatly depends not on you the spinner, but on the surface you use? It's true! On a soft, wood tabletop, a spin of a minute or two is pretty good. But those times will not compare to times you can achieve on a good spinning surface! On a hard glass or ceramic surface, the following times are good guidelines when spinning any of our Schulte tops: Any beginner should be able to get more than 3 minutes with just a bit of practice.  Intermediate...

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Ball vs. Point...and We Aren't Talking About Pens

Ball vs. Point...and We Aren't Talking About Pens

"Why a ball and not a point, like my top had when I was a kid?" We hear this comment a lot about our tops. Because tops have existed since antiquity, they are a classic! Traditionally tops were constructed of wood, sometimes with an iron tip. They spun with the help of a string or rope coiled around the top's axis, which, when pulled quickly, caused a rapid unwinding that would set the top in motion.  But with all classic toys, developments and technology have shaped how they evolve. Today, many spinning tops are made from plastic or metal. And...

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2019 Christmas Gift Guide Round-Up!

2019 Christmas Gift Guide Round-Up!

Need some last-minute gift ideas? We've rounded up the best gift guides for 2019! Check out these lists and mark the last of the gifts off your list. Photo by The Outspoken Yam 2019 Holiday Gift Guide - Funtastic Life Elegant Spinning Tops #TOYHGG - The Outspoken Yam Gifts for The Guys On Your List - Life She Has Stocking Stuffer - Holiday Gift Guide - MamatheFox Holiday 2019 Gift Guide - The Autism Dad Want to purchase a unique gift? Look no further than Bruce Charles Designs - our Schulte tops and our Captive Nut Keyring make THE BEST gifts...

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The ABC's and 1-2-3's of Spinning a Bruce Charles Schulte Top

The ABC's and 1-2-3's of Spinning a Bruce Charles Schulte Top

We thought we'd highlight the basic how to's for successfully spinning a Bruce Charles Schulte top.Step 1 - Make sure the surface you're spinning on is level! If it's an uneven surface or a surface with ridges or grooves, your top won't spin very successfully! Step 2 - Place your Schulte top on the surface before spinning it. Hold your Schulte top with your index finger and thumb. Our Schulte tops have a knurled upper top for better grip and extra torque. For beginners, grip lower down on the stem of the top. For more advanced top spinners, hold higher...

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