The Evora is the first yo-yo produced by Jeffrey Pang’s new company Luftverk, and we could not be more excited to have it here at YoYoExpert!
The aggressive H-shape of the Evora is the first of any production titanium yo-yo. The design was inspired by “Architectural Brutalism” which was coined by Swedish architect Hans Asplund in the ’50s. This style incorporates rugged unforgiving lines usually found in concrete structures and when you look at the Evora you can really see a certain beauty in it. Even with the hard lines, the shape has been engineered to feel super ergonomic and comfortable in the hand.
The weight distribution has been maximized for long spin times. Having the weight on both the edge and mid sections allow it to be spun up much quicker than having purely rim weight. Still, the inner cup is just 0.45mm thick allowing the ability to put the weight exactly where it is needed. This super strength is the main advantage of using titanium over traditional aluminum alloys.
This raw un-coated beauty uses a different grade of titanium generally reserved for medical implant uses and is stronger than typical Grade 3 or Grade 5 titanium. This material is more expensive and more challenging to machine, but the finished product is well worth it!
R-SP stands for Raw – Slow Pass. “Slow pass” or Slow finishing pass is the last step in manufacturing a yo-yo. It is when the cutting tool goes over the whole yo-yo one more time and gives it its final finish. For typical yo-yos that are being anodized or blasted this can go fairly quickly, but for the Evora R-SP it is an excruciatingly slow process. The SP adds an extra 30 minutes to each half of the yo-yo which already has a machining time of 1 hour at regular speed. And just to put it in perspective, it takes about 2-4 minutes to machine a typical Aluminum Yo-yo.
This final pass is the key to battling chatter – which is difficult to avoid with hard materials like titanium, let alone this mutant grade. On the R-SP, the final pass is so slow, it looks polished – but isn’t. In fact, there are micro grooves that make it have an iridescent rainbow effect, it’s hard to picture but in person it looks amazing! These are the highest quality, and smoothest Evoras ever made and they are very limited in quantity!
Releases Thursday, Sep 17 @ 8PM EST!