Looking for a long spinning fidget spinner?
Okay everyone, today we are going to talk about Fidget Spinners. If you don’t really know much about them you might want to take a few seconds and check them out on YouTube.
If you took my advice and checked them out then you definitely want one now! When looking for a fidget spinner, you want it to spin….FAST. But, fast isn’t always enough. To pick the perfect fidget spinner for yourself or your child, you need to decide on what material you would like it to be made of, what color you might like, and what shape you want to try. Every variation will yield a different result. The good thing is that most are cheap enough, if you don’t really like one, you don’t feel too bad buying another one.
We have a bunch here at my house and we all have our favorites for different reasons. I personally go for the smoothest with the most weight to it. I also prefer metal over plastic. It’s really soothing to me. Our 8-year-old seems to like the ones that have some sort of special effect. He really likes the glow in the dark spinners. My 6-year-old picks his favorites based on the look and doesn’t seem to mind whether it’s plastic or metal.
Take a look at what I found!
The makers of this beauty claim it can get a spin time of 5-8 minutes. Since most spinners spin between 1-3 minutes, if their claim is true, this is a real gem.
Since it is made of metal and claims to spin so long, I was very surprised that it cost less than $15 (at the time of my research).
Be careful when spinning this one though, Lots of the customer reviews mentioned that the center finger pads came off pretty easily.
This spinner is not just a toy. It’s heavy duty for sure and it’s priced to match. At just under $30 you want to be sure to do your research before purchasing it!
Made completely of brass, this spinner is hefty and guarantees a good spin. You have the option of a tri spinner and a dual spinner. Which should you choose? Pick based on your preference. The average spin time on this one is about 7 minutes.
This spinner is not just a unique shape, it also has the quality spin to back it up. The SPARIN spinner looks like a gear and is made of ceramic.
The best thing about this spinner is that it doesn’t wobble too much when you spin it. It is super smooth!
Okay so yes it’s BEAUTIFUL but what else? This unique spinner is metal and has a 5-7 minute spin time. Not too bad! The downside to this is that the finger pads screw in place.
This spinner received 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon and seems to be very well liked. I noticed that a few people mentioned that even after suing it for quite some time, no oil was needed to loosen the bearing.
With a gold plated finish and metal interior, this spinner is pretty heavy. To me, heavy is a good thing. But if you prefer a lighter feel, this one isn’t for you.
This spinner has an average spin time of 7 minutes and is a top performer on Amazon also. In my opinion, although the price is pretty hefty, it is worth it because of the consistent performance.
Tips for a Longer and Smoother Spin
Most fidget spinners will need to be cleaned at some point. To do this, get yourself a can of compressed air and machine oil.
- First you want to remove the finger pads which are usually either press on or screw on.
- Next you should use the can of air to spray between the small metal balls in the bearings. *Be sure to use the extender that comes with your can of air. That will make it a lot easier to get between all of the metal balls.
- Use 1 drop of oil per bearing. This will make your spinner quieter and spin longer. *Using more than one drop will actually DECREASE the length of your spins.
Want to Make Your Own Fidget Spinner?
Take a look at the video below. Karina Garcia does it again…and without a bearing!
Long gone are the days that you can’t DIY almost anything!
If the examples of DIY spinners didn’t tickle your fancy, go ahead and search for them in YouTube and you’ll see that there are plenty of other options to choose from.
There are plenty of different YouTubers doing this. Some use bearings and some don’t. Find one that you like and give it a go! I myself want to try the crayon version that Karina Garcia made above. My middle son thinks that if he spins it fast enough, he may be able to make swirls on paper.
I think it’s important, especially for children, to see that although you could easily buy the things you want, sometimes it’s even more fun to make it yourself at home!
Do you have a favorite spinner? Tell me why you like it in the comments below!