Happy Lunar New Year, to those of you that celebrate, and happy Saturday, to those of you that don’t! Regardless of inclinations, I have some news that I think everyone will appreciate.
First off, thank you for being patient while I went silent trying to make sure the Gatsby will be at its best when its delivered to you. Now to the good news! After my last update post, a community member saw the situation and offered his help. You may or may not recognize his name, but he has been doing modification work on spinners since February 2017. I’m pleased to say that, out of the goodness of his heart, Joey Bettencourt will be balancing all the Gatsbys!
Two samples were sent to him this past week to make sure that they could be balanced and so I could confirm his work for myself. One sample was one of the 3 received back from Jordy that were still wobbly, and the most imbalanced of the entire bunch. The other was my personal Gatsby. I sent these two because of my familiarity with my personal piece and because if Joey succeeded in fixing the most imbalanced piece, he would likely be able to fix the whole batch.
Thanks to his hard work, they are now both smooth-spinning and will pass the lift test. This means that when the spinner is placed on its side on a table and lifted straight up, it will either stay still on its horizontal plane or move very slowly with bias towards one arm. “Failure” of this test doesn’t necessarily mean that a spinner will wobble while spinning, but it is a good indicator for it, especially if it rotates very quickly upon lift (due to one arm being heavier than the other.)
So – next step is to ship the entire batch out to Joey, this coming Monday. He estimates that it’ll take him about 9 or 11 days to finish them all. If everything goes well, Gatsbys should be back to me and ready for release in about 3 weeks.
Thank you all for following along.