when to replace tips?

I am new to this spin top world, so when should one replace the tip on their top? Is there a common way to resharpen, or smooth out old tips?

Thanks in Advance,


Depends on the tip and the type of top. Bearing tops don’t need pointy points since the tip is supposed to stay still, so a plastic bearing king tip can last quite a while. A Rip Cord tip will get pretty dull if you drop it on a hard or rough surface, and you can either try and sand the burrs off or get a new tip. You don’t really want it sharp, just not jagged. Steel tips are therefore much better for fixed tip tops, but still a nice feature for bearing tops. You really shouldn’t have to replace a steel tip for quite some time unless you like to spin it on concrete every day or something.