*** UPDATE 12/5/2017*** www.coolestshop.com just confirmed the arrival of these spinners to their warehouse . They are available for order at the link below…they will ship out the next business day.
https://coolestshop.com/collections/frontpage/products/mackie-lin-styx-ring-spinner-copper-pre-order-shipping-out-by-end-of-november

When looking into the meaning of the word Pharaoh I stumbled upon this text which I found quite fitting: “The Pharaoh in ancient Egypt was the political and religious leader of the people and held the titles ‘Lord of the Two Lands’ and ‘High Priest of Every Temple’. The word ‘pharaoh’ is the Greekform of the Egyptian ‘pero’ or ‘per-a-a’, which was the designation for the royal residence and means `Great House’. ” (taken from https://www.ancient.eu/pharaoh/)

 

Since this spinner is both a traditional fidget spinner when used with the buttons, it is also a fabulous ring spinner. In fact I got longer spin times when using it as a ring spinner, clocking 2:15 mins on a vertical ring spin while getting 1:40 mins while doing a hard in hand spin with the buttons on…they must cause a slight amount of friction or something.

This was originally posted for sale back in May, here is a link to the original post.
https://theonestopfidget.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/pharaoh-theme-ring-spinner-styx-by-mackie-lin/

The photo shown there having Tritium vials installed into the slot in the eyes had me sold:

Originally there was going to be a metal, pyramid box that would house the spinner but Mackie ran into some exporting issues with it I believe. None the less here we are in November and he is delivering the spinners….and people are happy. Every single post I have seen from people that have purchased one is that they are totally 100% satisfied. Let me tell you why.

There is a lot of detail. Just look. Each side has unique hieroglyphic patterns, they do not repeat. I cannot verify that they are real and what they mean but they are engraved and patina black, they look great! The pre-orders had the option of having them include a custom engraving on top of having them include a serial # on them. My goal on mine was to have the word shalom engraved on there but in Hebrew…I mean a Pharaoh spinner with Hebrew on it that’s good stuff right? And it is my son’s middle name so I thought it would make a great gift for him. I was messaged a few weeks before it shipped telling me that the font was not working out so they were not going to do the engraving. They ended up getting it to print..but for those few that know hebrew this is shalom spelled backwards….some might say it is even more legit…as they might write it that way in Israel? The jury is out on the spelling order..but not on this spinner. It is 100% unique and super cool!

 

This is a nice spinner. It weighs 99 grams with the buttons on. It spins solid. No wobble. There is not a massive gyro effect but it is there….just subtle. I think as a ring spinner is where this thing shines. It gets over 2 mins spin time on my finger! That’s pretty darn good as far as spin times for ring spinners go in my opinion. There are no hot spots at all on this anywhere. I will note that while the logo on the buttons is engraved it is not engraved very deep so the button feels more smooth to the touch then super textured. Just so ya know, I was thinking there might be a little more traction to them but there is not. They do have a nice deep concavity to them so it’s not like they feel like they are going to fly off the fingers like some spinners do at high speeds that are too smooth and not deep enough.

As I mentioned the eyes are drilled to take a trit vial. One vial per set of eyes. Each side take 3 trits making a total of 6. They take 1.5 x 6mm size vials. I recomend Mix-Glo for your Tritium vial needs. They got the goods.

The box they ended up with is nice, it is wood. While it is not the original box they planned on I think the wood brings down the weight and size making this easier to ship and to display so it makes sense. The box has strong magnets keeping it closed. I even turned it upside down and shook it a few times to see if it would come open and it did not, so it is sort of childproof…or at least accident proof in that regard.

The tritium in the eyes might end up being my first ever home-Tritium project …we will see. No pun intended. I join the ranks of satisfied customers with this purchase. I put a pre-order in on a Axis Micro in Ti from Last Room Standing around the same time and I will be lucky to see that thing for a few more months at this point so great work Mackie Lin for seeing this thing thru and shipping it out to your pre-order customers, we all appreciate that. ALOHA!

Here is a KILLER video that was first posted on the Spinspace page on Facebook. I was given permission my the owner of the clip who can be found on Youtube under username  Stuntastik30.

http://www.coolestshop.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *