From the Manufacturer: When I (Jeremy from Rain City Skills) approached Coffin Nachtmahr Of Oh Yes Yo with the idea to do a collaboration called the skater, he was 100% on board right away. His first suggestion was that the name needed to be spelled Sk8r. From there, designing the yoyo to look like a skateboard wheel was a given. Justin Scott Larson went to work taking Coffin and My ideas and giving them shape. The design he came up with was nearly perfect, as always! This is the most prototyped yoyo I’ve ever made. We started this process in the beginning of 2018.
In the interim between the various prototypes I was busy crafting the unboxing experience. This is where Coffin had his chance to shine. He is a professional artist. He makes his living with his art and yoyo sales. He drew up the sticker logo, blending the 2 brands and the skateboard concept. I hunted and found lego skateboards and paired them with an assortment of mostly horror or science fiction villain themed Minifigures. There are about 50 varieties spread amongst the 150 Sk8rs made.
The idea for the big ‘extra’ came at USA nationals in 2018 Coffin was drawing up label cards for the Boutique Yoyo Collective table and we came up with the idea to include a custom art book with each yo-yo! And of course the Sk8r comes packaged with all the extra goodies you expect from Rain City; A small finger skateboard that doubles as a yo-yo stand, extra stickers, and string!