Hey guys!! So, as you know my engineering background lends me to making awesome yoyos whether they're hand made or CNC'd, but it also lends to being terrible when it comes to hyping ANYTHING.
That being said, I've got alotta good stuff but I'd find it likely that not many know/care about it
I'll start with the biggest news of all- I won 1st in both the WYYC mod contest & iron mod contest!!! Here's what I made to do it-
That's a front Formula bicycle hub that I chopped & then machined into a yoyo. Yea you read that right, a bike hub!! It weighs 100.7 grams, is 71.48 mm dia, 46.58 mm width & totally epic. I'll be selling these at some point!
Now, onto what all's come out since the start of the year. First up's the Volume:
It's a hand made Delrin that's in the 53mm catagory, and it rocks. Here's the run down of specs:
53.3 mm Dia
43.1 mm Width
4.02 mm Gap
Get yours today here at Yoyoexpert!!!
After playing a Volume for a week, and falling completely inlove w/ the shape, I had to make one in acrylic. Here's the result- The Accent
It's identical to the Volume in specs, just 1 gram lighter. You'll love it!
This came out in March: It's the GK, and it's completely hand made from bar stock Teflon! Here's what you need to know about Teflon:
"Teflon's coefficient of friction is an extremely low .07! (For comparison, Delrin is .25, Anodized Aluminum is .22) This means that grinds are exceptional.
Furthermore, Teflon is a very dense plastic. Its density is .079 lb/in^3, which is much heavier than Delrin and Acrylic (.049 & .042, respectively). It even out-weighs Magnesium, and is close to that of Aluminum (.063 & .098, respectively)."
It's essentially the best grinding yoyo, & most metal-esque full plastic you can buy.
49.3 mm Dia
39.44 mm Width
4.02 mm gap
Next we've got the Omnicron X. It's a CNC'd aluminum version of the acrylic Omnicron. This thing is primo. If you liked the Bass Line, you'll love this.
-Gobs more rim weight
-Killer IRG for grinds
-Partly designed by CJ, the first sig edition 3yo3
When I did the Bass Line's, they were all pyramatte'd and ano'd in 1 of 5 colors: black, blue, gold, clear (silver), & red. Not this time. We've got some nickel plated, powder coated, anodized in black & silver, some given the VsNYYC "The Works" treatment, Jason Wong Loaded ano... and more coming! Rest assured, it's just as smooth as the Bass Line. These will be dropping soon @ the YYE Store!!
Diameter: 52.00 mm
Width: 42.85 mm
Weight: 67.1 grams
Response: RTV/Flow will accept thick .555 Gen-Yo hatpads, and other similar sized pads.
And my latest new yo, is the production version of my 3rd place 2010 WYYC Mod Contest yoyo, the Hour Glass. In 2010 it seemed the "trend" was yoyos that had an hour glass shape. Well, Tip told me it'd be sweet to make one out of acylic, but take it a step further and make it WORK! With his outlandish ideas and my machining talent, it happened. They're filled with real sand that travels between the halves through the hollow axle.
Though on the heavy side due to the high brass content, sand, and caps, it still plays GREAT. Smooth too, even with the sand!!!
50.8 mm Dia
41.36 mm wide
77.1 g, with the sand
4.02 mm gap
And one last note, for those of you still reading- I plan on releasing a Titanium yoyo after the Omnicron X. It's going to be awesome. I'll spend a ton of time in the design process, to the point where I'll be able to pick up the yoyo 5 years from it being made and say "I wouldn't have done it differently". Stay tuned!
Keep an eye here, I'll be updating this page as news happens!