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.
The gang’s all here for this new video from SF YoYos to celebrate the release of their first plastic yoyo, called appropriately “PLSTC”.
The SF YoYos PLSTC hits YoYoExpert soon. In the meantime, check out the specs below and watch this video like 17 or 18 more times.
SF YoYos PLSTC Specs:
Weight: 64 grams
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
Bearing: Size C
It’s a truly massive leap forward when a boutique yoyo company begins making injection molded plastic yoyos. That’s the big “jumping off” point where you know they are definitely all-in on what they are doing. So we’re pretty excited by the announcement that SF YoYos is releasing the PLSTC this weekend at US Nats at the YoYoExpert table.
From their site:
I’m not sure if this is super obvious to anyone, but since the very beginning, we’ve been a company that values offering a good value. Expensive price tags have never really been something all that appealing. Marketing a toy primarily to teenagers and young adults and then selling it for a super premium price always just felt… icky. Trying to hit good price points felt a lot nicer.
Because of this, an injection molded plastic yoyo was always the dream. Before our first yoyo even existed we’d talk about how amazing it would be to make a plastic yoyo. However, for basically our entire existence… it felt like a completely unattainable dream; a far out fantasy. An abstract vision of some kid finding a yoyo video online and starting their journey with a cheap yoyo from a silly company like us. Learning all their foundational tricks with something we produced. Learning to love the whirr whirr of their plastic toy even after they’ve got a case full of nice metals and know every trick they never even imagined they could.
Plastic yoyos are just special, right?
They’re also extremely challenging and expensive to make for an indie operation. Diving in too early and failing could leave your company dead in the water. Attempting to make a mold too early could halt all other operations and tie up all your money forever. It just didn’t seem like it could ever be feasible… we started small.
Because of that, holding these just barely feels real.
I’m so happy to announce that this yoyo… our DREAM COME TRUE… is ready. It’s a little later than expected and we’re sorry about that. To everyone who’s ever purchased an SF, shared a picture of their SF on social media, cheered for one of our players at a contest, or even asked “so whats that company that sponsored Keiran?”… thank you. Genuinely. Every little bit helps and it all helped some yoyo nerds achieve a dream they didn’t really believe they could. Making this yoyo.
They’ll be available all sorts of places soon. It’s $20. It comes with two bearings, one is a lubed slim bearing for responsive play and the other is the CT that comes in all of our yoyos. It’s full sized. 564764. It spins and does tricks. Doing a flyaway with it feels like tossing around a baseball with your father figure of choice.
Maybe check out the YoyoExpert booth at Nats if you want one.
SF YoYos PLSTC Specs:
Weight: 64 grams
Response: 19mm Slim Pads
Bearing: Size C (Large)
Ann Connolly is back on YouTube with another YoYoFactory product review, this one for for the controversial-ish YoYoFactory Wide Angle Shutter that looks like a bi-metal but isn’t! It’s a fun yoyo though, and Ann is always a joy to watch so dig in!
mowl consistently creates some of the absolute best videos, and their latest is no exception. Featuring mowl Ambassador Chip and filmed in Barcelona, this short clip showcases all the creativity mowl is known for.
Yoyo used is the mowl Obsession.
Music is NSFW.
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.
One Drop YoYos just announce their largest yoyo yet, the Par Avion. Made from the largest diameter bar stock they could fit through their machines, the Par Avion has a diameter of 62.5 mm and according to the write-up on their site, plays surprisingly floaty. Neat!
The Par Avion floats into YoYoExpert on March 1st. Check out full specs below.
One Drop YoYos Par Avion Specs:
Weight: 65.20 grams
Width: 47.25 mm
Diameter: 62.5 mm
Response: One Drop Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.7 mm
Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Alloy: 6061 Aluminum
CJ Atkinson and Tyler Severance drop some gold in this new video for the latest release from Recess Intl. The Little League is a new undersized organic-shaped yoyo from Recess, built for both play and nostalgia. That comfy, organic feel brings back memories of the earlier days of modern yoyoing, while the performance is plenty good enough to keep up with players like Tyler and CJ. Good stuff. The Little League is available now at Recess’ website, and hits stores soon.
Yoyo used is the Recess Little League.
Recess Intl. Little League Specs:
Diameter – 50.5 mm
Width – 40.74 ..
Weight – 65.8 grams
Response – 19mm Slim Pads
Bearing – Size C
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
Congratulations to Philip Pacific on moving up to Team Duncan! Great move for Duncan and awesome reward to Philip for all of his hard work.
Yoyo used is the Duncan Orbit.
Duncan Orbit Specs:
Diameter: 54.22 mm
Width: 44.35 mm
Weight: 64.8 grams
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Retail Price: $44.99 USD
The Orbit is the signature yo-yo of 2-time Israeli Champion and 3-consecutive-time European Champion Tal Mordoch!
Winning so many titles requires a lot of change, and the Orbit is tailored to Tal’s precise, well-controlled and constructive combos. The multi-stepped design gives it a wide catch zone to ensure a smooth landing and that little extra security for riskier elements. The weight is perfected to feel floaty with a powerful spin, allowing you to triumph through your long combos and technical tricks with ease!
From the contest stage to #trickcircle, everyone is sure to feel your pull with the gravity of the Orbit!
The Orbit is definitely optimized for Tal’s style of play…it’s fast and plays super zippy on the string, sliding around so quickly it barely feels like the string is touching the walls of the yoyo at all. The slightly smaller-than-average diameter of the yoyo makes it feel even faster, and allows for the just slightest bit of advantage when moving it through incredibly tight mounts and string segments. There is a ton of rim weight here, so even though the Orbit feels small in your hands, it packs a punch at the end of the string and gives you plenty of spin time to get through even your most complicated combos.
The Duncan Orbit keeps it simple and functional with solid color anodizing (and just one fade), but the inner cup is filled with artwork inspired by 1960s retro sci-fi illustrations. The fit and finish are great, and the engraving is a super-fun nod to yo-yo’s “golden era”. The profile of the yoyo is simple but thoughtful, and was clearly developed with specific input from Tal to really mesh well with his precise style of play.
The Duncan Orbit retails for only $44.99, making it a super affordable contest throw or an easy splurge for the casual player. If quick, technical play and a slightly smaller yoyo sound like your jam, this is definitely a great value.
The Duncan Orbit is available now at YoYoExpert.com.
THIS POST SPONSORED BY DUNCAN YOYOS.
Double the Toru, double the fun! Check out two quick new videos from YoYoRecreation featuring Toru Miyazaki!
Dylan Ostrowski shows us the latest plastic release from Duncan Toys, an oversized yoyo called Big Fun! Big, floaty, and ready for finger spins, the Big Fun looks like…uh…big…um…fun? Crap, they named it so good I don’t have anything else to say.
Yoyo used is the Duncan Toys Big Fun. It’s big fun.
Congrats to Yuya Sato on picking up a sponsorship from SF YoYos, and congrats to SF on adding another amazing up-and-comer to their roster.
Yuya Sato entered the #sfcombocontest this summer and no one on the team even had any idea who he was. As of December, Keiran now refers to him as “our president”, Tony sends me #yuyatotheteam almost every day, and the teamchat is named “Sato Fanclub”. I guess things change pretty fast when you post things like this all the time.
He’s pretty new to yoyoing, his progress is unwavering, he has big goals, and everyone involved with SF has post notifications set to “on” for his Instagram account. You should too.
Join the Sato Fanclub with us.
Yoyo used is the Ti Cadence.
Shot and Edited by Hikaru Yokota