I got this little guy as a gift from my fiance. I was wondering what she was going to get me this year since I am really hard to shop for. When I opened the box I was so intrigued and curious by what this was! It now sits on my desk and I play with it constantly and watch it balance! It is such a great daily reminder of the gift she got for me. I am amazed at how shiny it is and how it can balance anywhere on my desk. This is so cool! Thank you Kyle!! - CL
I am so glad I found these. I ordered 4 of them for a company event we are having and these are going to be awarded to employees. Kyle communicated with me and customized the product to fit what we needed and they are beautiful, unique, and so heavy! The handmade quality is obvious in these sculptures. - JM
I got one of Kyle's original sculptures/toys a couple years ago and came back to get this newer version and it is such an excellent improvement of quality! I already loved his work but now it's even better than ever! Thank you Kyle!! - Kim
"Hi Kyle! My boss really liked the gift! I unboxed it and played with it at my house first. It's really neat! I sent your page to some pilot friends I have. We all really appreciate the spark plug fuselage. Thanks again!"
"As a pilot, I can really see the attention to detail in accurately shaping this plane to it proper dimensions. It's unbelievable that this is made by hand from solid stainless. It looks like it was molded from clay! Very impressed and very pleased with it. Thanks Kyle!"
"I received your very nice "rolling pendulum" and I tested it right away. It is beautifully designed, well balanced and swings for a long time. The presence of rolling fiction as opposing to sliding or rubbing friction certainly reduces the damping and enhances the duration of swing. As a physics professor, I have collected many physics demonstration devices over the years. Yours is unique in my experience in that it has an upper and lower arm. Thank you!"
My sculpture is beautiful and flawless. Kyle was great to order from--he kept me updated on the progress and status of my order, shipped my item quickly; and even added a personal touch with an inscription on the base of the sculpture.
I loved it so much I included it on my blog: http://seekingtightwirebalance.blogspot.com/2014/05/happy-birthday-to-me.html
KylesKinetics is awesome. 5-stars!!!
"This was a fantastic sculpture that has easily surpassed my expectations. As a former metalworking artist and now lawyer, I'm amazed at both the quality of the craftsmanship and the attention to detail evident in the piece, as well as the incredible response it has gathered after only a day in my office. I am positive that I will be a repeat customer, and I highly recommend Kyle's pieces to anyone looking for a unique gift (for themselves or others!)." -DS
"Hi Kyle. I received both pieces and they are amazing! The piper cub will be a nice piece to add on to my work desk. Gives me some quality pass time when I have nothing to do. I will definitely be coming back to check out and purchase more of your work!"
"Kyle makes a very fine balancing toy in the tradition of the 1960s chrome desk items. His are much better constructed/hand forged and have a nicer sense of whimsy. He was very easy to communicate with and honest about his product. In fact, I hope to purchase more in the future as he seems really committed to this line of work. I have nothing but praise for him, his work, and my purchase from him on Etsy."
"I want to express my thanks for the awesome sculpture you built. The customized parts really elevated the gift to a major "Wow!" factor. When the recipient opened it, he was in awe of the creativity and effort behind your handy-work!"
"This is one of the best purchases I have ever made. I ordered this as a 60th birthday gift for my dad, a cyclist, and a person that I dread shopping for because he has everything. My dad couldn't stop playing with it. And neither could my three-year-old! Kyle's pieces are absolutely mesmerizing for all ages. And I was so thrilled that several days after giving it to my dad, I couldn't help but order a custom sculpture for myself. Kyle is a such a professional. He listened to my ideas and then made them even better with his own thoughts. He is incredibly responsive, kept me posted on his progress, and completed the piece from start to finish in a matter of days. This may turn into an addiction for me!" - LH
"I purchased two items at the same time so you can read my praise for Kyle in the first feedback. Kyle carefully packed my items for shipping and send them my way as quickly as he could. When they arrived and I opened the box, I discovered my expectations had been exceeded. The size, quality and finish were all better than I had hoped for. Plus he signed and dated the items so they will be an asset to my collection of balancing toys. Thanks Kyle. I'll look forward to purchasing from you in the future." -JB
"The. Most. Amazing. Gift. Ever! I cannot wait to give this to my husband for our anniversary. This was a custom order - I asked for a specific type of plane - and Kyle made something better than I ever could have imagined. He's a true professional every step of the way from the first contact to receiving the much anticipated package in the mail. I HIGHLY recommend this shop. Thank you sooo much, Kyle!" -AM