The original Prometheus Lambda spinning top, a combination of brass and aluminum, was hailed for its simplicity, precision, and long spin times. The man behind it—California-based strategist, machinist, and product designer Jason Hui—is back at it again with a new design, this time in solid brass and copper. Hui was the first to press-fit a bearing into the tip of a spinning top, creating more stability for longer spin times. This drop features his favorite design in four different styles.
Note: At checkout, choose brass with a stainless steel bearing (base price), brass with a ruby bearing (+ $18), copper with a stainless steel bearing (+ $22), or copper with a ruby bearing (+ $30).
This version of the Lambda is made from four times the brass or copper as the original. After numerous design changes, Hui found that because of the weight distribution of brass, the center of gravity was at first too high. So, he went back to the drawing board to lower the center of gravity by hollowing out the spindle. The result: a long-spinning top with a low center of gravity, even better than the original. Although both tops deliver similar spin times, the ruby version has an added element of surprise. Peer down the spindle from above and you’ll see light refracting through the bearing, creating an even more distinct piece.
All orders will be shipped by Drop.
Estimated ship date is May 8, 2019 PT.
After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.