Work on this Amplified model began in late 2016 as a passion project of team member Darren Tan. He was a new engineering student and he had started dabbling with CAD design in classes which led trying his hand at yo-yo design. Through its four prototypes, this yo-yo has served as a lesson in weight distribution and a testament to Darren’s diligence. This is the JUKE!
The Juke utilizes a step-straight shape that is both comfortable and utilitarian. If you wanted to compare it to anything else, you could cal it the hoodie of yo-yos. In the same way that a hoodie balances comfort, warmth, and utility, the Juke does so with stability, speed, and maneuverability. At its face, it is the quintessential all-rounder. It spins good and feels good in play.