Simpson Wong from C3yoyodesign gives us a look at how he personally anodizes all the yoyos for C3yoyodesign. Not a lot of companies have this level of creative control over their final product, and it’s deeply heartening to see how much joy Simpson gets from making sure that every C3 yoyo looks exactly the way he wants it to.
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C3yoyodesign has announced a new signature yoyo for World Champion Sora Ishikawa, the Innovation Extreme (IX for short). Designed with a swappable spacer system, the IX is a versatile “all around” player, and works great for 1A, 3A, 4A, and 5A! Available soon as part of C3’s big 10th Anniversary celebration…more release info as soon as we have it. In the meantime, check out video of Sora and other C3 team members using the new IX below, as well as full specs.
C3yoyodesign Innovation Extreme Specs:
Trapeze Width: 62mm
3 Types of Spacers
1A/3A: 4.36mm (Black)
5A: 4.26mm (Purple)
4A: 2.12mm (Silver)
C3’s newest release is a getting a lot of love from C3 fans. The combination of a comfy organic shape with bi-metal power and stability is pretty fun, and now we’ve got a new video showing it off from up-and-coming Hong Kong player William Chow.
Yoyo used is the C3yoyodesign Astrea.
C3yoyodesign is on a roll! In addition to the 2019 Speedaholic announcement, we have our first look at their newest bi-metal, the Astrea. This new contest-ready throw was designed with inspiration from the Bastet, Radius, Atomic Crash, and Fingerspin and it looks awesome. Check out the specs and a killer new video of Peter Pong below, and then head over to C3’s Facebook page for the full story of the development.
C3yoyodesign Astraea Specs:
Body: Shining Body Finish
Weight: 66.2 grams
Diameter: 56.18 mm
Width 43.2 mm
Response: C3 Purple Pad
Axle: 8 mm Titanium
C3yoyodesign has announced a new version of the Speedaholic for 2019, and it looks great! Coming soon to YoYoExpert!
Start from the Basics! Speedaholic is Back!
C3yoydesign Speedaholic 2019 is perfect for beginner players. The ball bearing with silicon response which provides enough spin power for entry level players to learn new tricks. Not requiring any lubricant oil or special setting. You just need to attach the string and you can start to practice your tricks!!!
C3yoyodesign Speedaholic Specs:
Diameter: 56.6 mm
Width 43.8 mm
Weight: 68 grams
Response: C3 White Thick Pad
MSRP: $10 USD
If Peter Pong isn’t one of your favorite yoyo players, you are doing it wrong. The pride of Hong Kong is back with a new video and a new signature model from sponsor C3yoyodesign. Enjoy!
Team C3 Hong Kong Member, Peter Pong Si Yee’s second signature with us after the “P. Wave”. The “Omnitron” is made using 7068 aluminium and is our first model to come stock with new “C3 JP PAD” developed by World Champion Shion Araya. The “Omnitron” incorporates the original “Berserker” from 2012 as well as the “Seiren” created in 2016 with YJYOYOCLUB. This along with Peter’s desire to have a yo-yo that can reach high speeds, yet give you complete control of the yo-yo is how the “Omnitron” was born. With dimensions of 57mm by 43mm at 63.7grams, the incorporated bead blasted body and design allows for absolute control during speed, tech or even grind based tricks.
C3yoyodesign x Magic YoYo Vapormotion Specs:
Diameter: 57 mm
Width: 42.85 mm
Weight: 64.4 grams
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
Bearing: Centering Bearing Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Retail Price: $45-$55 USD
C3yoyodesign has one of the most well-rounded and complete product lines on the market, with something for nearly every taste and need. Magic YoYo has one of the largest ranges of entry level price points for a variety of styles. The two companies met years ago at a contest in China, and hit it off. After bumping into each other again last year, they decided to work together on a new model and we got the Vapormotion, a new fingerspin yoyo designed for high performance at a low price.
The C3yoyodesign x Magic YoYo Vapormotion is a full plastic/metal hybrid, something we haven’t a lot of since YoYoJam closed up shop. An incredibly minimal plastic body holds together two large metal side panels that act as both weight rings and fingerspin cups.
The C3 x Magic YoYo Vapormotion plays almost absurdly fast! Fans of a quick, light play style will absolutely adore the Vapormotion as it’s perfect for zipping through a ton of tricks quickly with a light touch on the string. It definitely feels like a 64 gram yoyo on the string, with that unique hybrid feel that’s bi-metal performance at a bargain price.
The spin time is pretty excellent, thanks to the extreme weight distribution created by the large metal cup design, and as you can imagine it’s fantastic for fingerspin tricks. If you’re looking for a fingerspin yoyo, you’ve found it. If you’re looking for something that is stable and fast for speed combos, you’ve found it. If you’re looking for something that really doesn’t feel like any other yoyo released in the past couple of years, you’ve found it.
The Vapormotion keeps things simple without a lot of engraving or splash anodizing. This is a yoyo that was designed to play and play well, and they’ve allowed the actual design of the yoyo to really be the visual standout here. The box graphics (which follow the theme of the video thumbnail above) are a nod to Memorex cassette tapes from the late 80s / early 90s, but the looks of the yoyo itself are kept clean and distraction-free. Since the entire cup of the yoyo is meant to be a play area, there is no engraving that would interfere with play, and this allows you to really appreciate the shape that they designed. The Vapormotion is available in either solid colors or acid washes, both of which look great and are nicely done. (The acid washes do not interfere with play, since there is not the same kind of build-up that you get with splash anodizing.)
The C3yoyodesign x Magic YoYo Vapormotion retails for $45 for solid colors and $55 for acid washes, making it an easy purchase for casual players and an affordable competition model for serious players who will need a half-dozen of them for contests. Fans of C3 and Magic YoYo should cop this yoyo immediately, fans of Ethan Wong Wing Hang should cop this yoyo immediately, and anyone who just loves unique yoyo design and great play should cop. this. yoyo. immediately!
The C3yoyodesign x Magic YoYo Vapormotion is available now at YoYoExpert.com.
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C3yoyodesign Bastet Specs:
Diameter: 56.17 mm
Width: 43.3 mm
Weight: 66.1 grams
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
Bearing: Centering Bearing Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Retail Price: $45 USD
C3yoyodesign has one of the most well-rounded and complete product lines on the market, with something for nearly every taste and need. The Bastet fills the void left by the retiring of the Capless, giving C3yoyodesign a classic, organic shape yoyo that pairs an old school feel with modern performance capabilities.
The C3yoyodesign Bastet feels big, plays light, and holds spin better than the average organic shape yoyo. C3’s clever working of the profile and inner cup design allow for weight to be moved just a tiny bit more towards the rim while still keeping the aesthetic of a yoyo with uniform wall thickness. The cut in the profile is clearly visible to the eye but almost unnoticed in the hand, allowing for a wide gap that can handle modern tricks easily. The result is a yoyo that looks and feels organic but has the spin and stability of a more v-shaped design.
The weight balance is exceptional, giving the Bastet a light, floaty feel on the string without sacrificing performance. Many modern players seek yoyos that are more like “comfort food”, with the look and feel of the classic designs that they started with…but their tricks continue getting more and more complicated. The C3yoyodesign Bastet expertly bridges that gap between nostalgia and performance.
C3yoyodesign has done a great job with the Bastet, creating a profile that is deeper and more interesting than a typical organic shape. By keeping an uninterrupted curve for most of the rim, the yoyo feels rounder in the hand than it actually is. The cuts in the profile are subtle and keep it visually interesting without looking awkward or forced. The inner cup of the yoyo has a massive space for engraving, and a subtle double-cut transition from the flat face to the upper wall, which breaks up the look just enough to keep things interesting.
The Egyptian-inspired engraving is well done and stands out among other yoyos on the market, and the anodizing is top notch, as we always get from C3yoyodesign.
The C3yoyodesign Bastet retails for just $45, making it an easy purchase for even casual players. Fans of C3 should be able to afford to scoop this up without hesitation, and it’s a great addition to your case or collection at a super reasonable price.
The C3yoyodesign Bastet is available now at YoYoExpert.com.
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Congratulations to Ryo Yamashita on joining the C3yoyodesign team, and congrats to C3 on adding yet another World Champion to their team!
Huge Welcome our 2018 New Japan Team C3yoyodesign member, 2011 Japan National 2A Champion! Ryo Yamashita!!
Ryo Yamashita is the 2011 Japan National 2A Champion. After a year long break from contest, Ryo Yamashita is ready for the stage! His coming contest will be SJ2018!
Ryo is popular in his local city as a professional yoyo player, performer and yoyo class teacher. He was picked by Newspaper and TV show to have Hyogo city commendation.
2009-2014 6 times West Japan 2A Champion
2010 World Yoyo Contest 2A 2nd
2011 Japan National Yoyo Contest 2A Champion
Yoyos used are the C3yoyodesign Initiator.
C3yoyodesign says the Token, they’re long-running undersized pocket yoyo, is super fun and we’re totally not going to argue with that. Featuring Ethan Wong Wing Hang, Denny Ko Kwan Ho, and the mighty Simpson Wong.
Yoyo used is the C3yoyodesign Token.
Check out this birds-eye view of the best solo ham player ever to strap on a pair of strings….6-time World YoYo Champion Rei Iwakura!
Yoyo used is the C3yoyodesign Contrail.
Women’s World YoYo Champion Xiao-Wen Wang shows off the latest model from C3yoyodesign, and once again impresses us with her style, flow, and trick construction. This is truly a fantastic time for women in yoyoing…there is so much talent to encourage the next generation!
Yoyo used is the C3yoyodesign Bastet.
C3yoyodesign and MagicYoYo have teamed up for a new collaboration, the Vapor Motion! This plastic/aluminum hybrid design is the next evolution of C3yoyodesigns amazing fingerspin yoyos, and another leap forward for Magic YoYo collaborations.
Following the success of last year’s Fingerspin release (a dual signature model for Ethan Wong and Kohta Watanabe), C3 wanted to try out some new ideas. The result is a polycarbonate plastic body with 6061 aluminum fingerspin caps with great weight distribution and a ton of rim weight, and the seal of approval from fingerspin pioneer Ethan Wong.
Check out full specs below and then head over to YoYoExpert to pick up one now!
C3yoyodesign x Magic YoYo Vapor Motion Specs:
Diameter : 57mm
Width : 42.70mm
Weight : 64.5grams
Gap width : 4.3mm
Bearing : Size C Grooved bearing
Response : C3 Blue pad
Two-time World YoYo Champion Shion Araya shows off his latest signature model and some of the tricks that got him to the top. Amazing.
Yoyo used is the C3yoyodesign Radius.