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I decided to try my hand at spinner making, and here's what I have so far. All of these started as raw unfinished titanium. Now, all I have to do is figure out how to make a perfectly balanced spinner. The willow leaf's are 4 1/5's and the colorado's are 5's, and the little ones of each are 2's.
 
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I decided to try my hand at spinner making, and here's what I have so far. All of these started as raw unfinished titanium. Now, all I have to do is figure out how to make a perfectly balanced spinner. The willow leaf's are 4 1/5's and the colorado's are 5's, and the little ones of each are 2's.

OK ummm so when we hittin the water together again? Those things are sexy! I see a couple that I would looooooove to throw out there.
 
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Thanks guys! Now all I need is to find a UV clear coat. Getting the balance just right is going to be a little tricky because titanium weighs about half what steel does, and about 1/3 of brass.
 
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Very nice.
Titanium....hmmm.
That could give you an edge. I'm sure it makes a different tone than brass.

Tone?
Why yes, I firmly believe that this element is key in drawing strikes. The Blue Fox makes a living on this feature.
For this reason I never, ever use tape on my spinner blades. Tape muffles the "ting".

Any French blades available in titanium ?
 
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I have not found any french blades yet, the ones I did find took some considerable searching. I imagine that it will produce a higher pitched tone compared to brass or nickel. I'm still working on acquiring some titanium body components.
 
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I love those Willow Leaf blades. They fish deeper then Colorados. Nice
 
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Very nice.
Titanium....hmmm.
That could give you an edge. I'm sure it makes a different tone than brass.

Tone?
Why yes, I firmly believe that this element is key in drawing strikes. The Blue Fox makes a living on this feature.
For this reason I never, ever use tape on my spinner blades. Tape muffles the "ting".

Any French blades available in titanium ?

DD thanks for bridging to the relevance of titanium. I haven't seen or used them to date. They look a lot like nickel, I figured maybe there wouldn't be much difference.

However, beyond the cavitation aspect I'm sure tone plays a part. I am "all ears" to hearing more. Tuning, or so it seems; may occur on several levels.
 
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A little old, a little new...

A little old, a little new...

I made these up today, as you can see they aren't "twisted". I am using nitinol wire which is almost impossible to bend into a fixed shape. I tried making loops, and it is doable, but is very difficult. The end result is a spinner shaft that is perfectly straight, and will stay that way. I recycled some old spinners and a couple old wedding ring trolling rigs to come up with the body pieces. I have yet to hook-up with one of my creations, but as soon as I do, I will let you all know how they hold up.:cool:
 
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those look great bro!!!!!!!!!it could be the molalla marauder:lol:
 
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