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    I would like the older design if it had some crazy-awesome figuring or was a very nice wood or something, but out of the 2 example given I like the newer one more.
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    Color me different. I like them both but prefer the first because of the wider boards.
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    I think I prefer the new one, but not by a huge margin. If the new design is much more work (and therefore much more money), I would think twice about doing it. It's really the color of these two examples that make them look cheap/generic to me.

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    Thank you for the observations. I value them and appreciate the time it took to respond.

    Color was mentioned. Both are hard maple and there is nothing very striking about its color.

    Once I complete some cherry and walnut items I will preview them here as well. There colors will be more striking.

    As for the reason I asked, I shipped the new one pictured here to a customer on the west coast and her reaction was very negative. I believe she will keep it after I explained the reason for the change in design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    I think I prefer the new one, but not by a huge margin. If the new design is much more work (and therefore much more money), I would think twice about doing it. It's really the color of these two examples that make them look cheap/generic to me.
    +1, Johnny. For me, I would like a surface treatment that would be a bit 'non-slip' to prevent items from launching in the event of a heavy handed spin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The BoardSMITH View Post
    As for the reason I asked, I shipped the new one pictured here to a customer on the west coast and her reaction was very negative. I believe she will keep it after I explained the reason for the change in design.
    Well, if she expected the first design I can see how she'd be disappointed by the new design. Wouldn't hurt to offer both designs for sale, at least initially to see how customer demand is. I think I prefer the original design myself.

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    I agree with Kyle--I can understand her feelings about expecting one thing, but receiving another.

    For me, personally, I prefer the new design, so I'd consider it an upgrade, but I think it's more a matter of personal taste and expectations.

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    New one

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    It wouldn't matter to me.
    I keep mine loaded up with hot sauce, toothpicks, napkin holder, salt and pepper grinders, etc...
    It's not hanging on the wall.

    I have a 20" of the old design... In maple. I realize some of you may feel it "looks cheap" but that's simply your mind playing tricks on you. Because we've all seen items of similar appearance that were cheaply made, the brain makes this correlation from the picture. It should also be noted that the reason those cheap items look this way is that they are trying to mimic the appearance of quality items (unfortunately they've been doing it so long that this look no longer triggers "quality" in our brain it triggers "cheap").

    I assure you there is no mistaking the quality of these spinners in person. Like all of Dave's work, the quality is top notch.

    I like the new look just fine Dave, but I'm sure it was a bit of a surprise when she opened the box, lol.
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