Been spinning on my lighter gemstone spindles and really enjoying them. They take much more abuse than my Schacht spindle (broke the hook twice) -- I think the top of that one is too tall and just says, split me off please. I like the way it spins, but it's too expensive for me to abuse. I like to throw my spindle in my spinning bag.
jasperstone spindle by SIOz
This puppy may not look like much, but it's just the right weight and spins nicely for me. I'm happy with my hooks -- they suit the way I spin -- and they're easy to cart around.