When Shion Araya wanted a new signature model, C3yoyodesign got to work. They talked to him about what he wanted and then created three different designs that all accomplished those goals in different ways. Through their Facebook page we got to see them walking through the prototyping process with these different iterations, and working through the process of Shion testing and deciding what worked best for him. Now we have the final product, releasing this weekend at the Hamamatsu YoYo Contest in Japan, and worldwide on May 2nd.
I’m forever amazed that C3yoyodesign isn’t a much larger company. I’m genuinely surprised when I walk around at a contest and I don’t see half the players throwing C3 yoyos. They are great people, who love what they do, and they make a wide range of genuinely fantastic products. They are deeply and intimately involved in every single step of the production process, and they are all passionate yoyo players who truly, madly love what they do.
This video is a great look at what it means to love what you do.
C3yoyodesign Radius Specs:
Weight: 63.92g (sandblasted) / 64.09g (polished)
Gap width: 4.5mm
Response: C3 purple pad
Bearing: Genuine Dif KonKave Bearing – Size C