“BILLETSPIN is a 5000 year old curio that defies the laws of nature and has been re-imagined and perfected.” – Richard Stadler, Founder & CEO of BILLETSPIN
BILLETSPIN is the true story of one man’s hobby turned passion, turned career. A now globally recognized name, BILLETSPIN’s precision crafted and custom designed spinning tops are created by Rich Stadler, an engineer with over 25 years of experience. Manufactured in Wisconsin, this hobby turned full-time job first found success on KICKSTARTER.COM back in April of 2015. The first BILLETSPIN tops were launched in a successful internet campaign, raising more than $35,000 achieved with over 450 backers. BILLETSPIN continued to grow its community on Instagram and Facebook as Rich Stadler released more complicated top designs all while following his passion.
Every BILLETSPIN top is a limited-edition piece, never offered or recreated again. Rich’s top inspirations originate from simple everyday objects, or come spontaneously and often unexpected. With each new top released Rich forces himself to beat his previous design in complexity and performance, all while keeping up with demand. For its second fundraising campaign in March of 2016 BILLETSIN released the “Navigator” top. Introduced on INDIEGOGO, the “Navigator” went above and beyond its goal, raising over $200,000 with over 1000 backers in just 30 days. By this time BILLETSPIN was quickly becoming an international phenomenon. Rich’s spin tops were selling out within seconds of launch and being shipped out all over the world to all different ages and demographics. People were mesmerized by the quality and performance time of BILLETSPIN, all while feeling a sense of childhood nostalgia.
In late 2016 and early 2017 BILLETSPIN released its two most successful and popular tops to date: the “K2” and the “Matrix”. Smashing all previous sales records, these two top models were the most complicated and iconic tops BILLETSPIN had ever designed. Offered in exotic materials like Damascus and Zirconium, Rich was now utilizing over 20 exotic materials in his tops, giving his enthusiasts and followers exactly what they wanted at all different price ranges and material combos.
Today BILLETSPIN is considered the largest and most iconic spinning top company in the world. BILLETSPIN’s passion and principles drive it to create unique, sophisticated designs that look awesome and perform to the highest level. With over 20,000 tops sold worldwide, Rich Stadler has accomplished his dream of putting a piece of his artwork in the hands of everyone from children to teachers, dreamers and collectors.
Each BILLETSPIN top is machined from premium materials such as steel, bronze, copper and exotic materials like damascus, super conductor and mokume. Each top design goes through rigorous research and design stages before finally being machined by state-of-the-art CNC machines. With dozens of unique designs, BILLETSPIN tops range from simple 1-piece models to more intricate 3-piece and higher. The tops are forged together and meticulously tested and inspected by hand for optimal performance and balance. All BILLETSPIN tops utilize high-quality ceramic or ruby ball bearings which allow for spin times of up to 20 minutes and higher.