In 1992, JT Thorne showed his first disc spinning contraption, the Disc Popper. A few years later, he introduced the ZMachine, a portable training device that allowed freestylers to spin discs at high speed then lift them into a delay. The patented invention was an immediate hit. New players could get the feel for a delay instantly. Experienced players loved the superhuman spin produced by the ZMachine and used it to learn difficult technical moves and attempt longer, previously impossible combinations.
The ZMachine was out of production for a while, but Thorne is back with a new design and is taking orders for new ZMachines at zmachine.com.