CLYW and iYoYo have announced a new collaboration…but it’s a bearing, not a yoyo! Pixel Bearings are a collaborative release between the two companies that, unlike most collaborations, looks to be an ongoing project rather than a one-time release. Here are details from the CLYW website:
We’re excited to announce a new collaboration with iYoYo…Pixel Bearings!
We’ve always wanted our own special bearing. It’s one of those things…we always thought it would be neat to design a bearing that worked *a little bit better* in our return tops. Our friend Dave Geigle at iYoYo had an idea, and with some back-and-forth collaboration between him and Chris, Pixel Bearings were born!
Each Pixel Bearing features a series of eight steps, starting at the side walls and staggering down to the center of the bearing. This allows the string segments to micro-adjust and move past each other easily during complicated tricks. Eight steps…8-bit graphics…you see where we’re going with this. 😉
Pixel Bearings come lightly lubed from the factory. If you want your performance boost now, we recommend that you go ahead and clean the bearing before play. But if you’re patient, and willing to wait a bit longer, give it a single drop of your bearing cleaner of choice and then play it semi-responsive for a while and let the lube naturally break down over time. Could take days, could take weeks, but the end result will be a naturally broken-in bearing that plays crazy smooth with killer spin times.
Available soon at your favorite CLYW retailers!
We’ve got three of these Pixel Bearings to give away…just comment below and tell us why you want one, and we’ll pick three random answers to win a free Pixel Bearing. Winners will be selected Wednesday, June 22nd at noon EST.
Congratulations to Dylan Lear, JB, and Zach Smith on each winning a Pixel Bearing! Please check your email, and respond with your mailing address. Thanks, everyone!