Japan Technology’s newest offstring yoyo, the Gull Wing, looks like a real masterpiece of a design and they’re promoting it with one of the most beautiful and delicate offstring videos we’ve ever seen. I’m terrible at offstring, and this video makes me want to get up and work on it right. now.
Looks like Japan Technology has another titanium yoyo coming soon!
Check out this teaser video…doesn’t really give us much detail, but it’s got some great tricks. Sweet!
Japan Technology dropped a new promo video for their first titanium release, the Ribira. Japan Technology has a reputation for creating some of the highest quality and best performing yoyos in the world, so it’s no surprise that their team would be able to slam out such good looking tricks with this one. Featuring Kentaro Mannen, Koyo Hashimoto, and Kohei Nishimura.
Yoyo used is the Japan Technology Ribira.
Check out the Japan Technology AIRE (featured here) in action! This new signature model for long-time 4A pioneer and 6x National 4A champion Bryan Figueroa is a premium offstring yoyo from one of the most respected makers of offstring yoyos in the world. So, of course, the promo video was produced by Sector Y and is amazing.
Yoyo used is the Japan Technology AIRE.
Japan Technology has revealed the new signature offstring yoyo for Bryan Figueroa, the Aire! Check out specs and details from Japan Technology below. It looks pretty amazing…can’t wait to try one!
The Signature model of Bryan Figueroa, who has many titles, is AIRE.
AIRE is a Bryan Figueroa style remake from JT’s first model Kamui. It contains the characteristics of the past JT models.
It certainly has the high quality basic performance, and also, this model’s strength is the bounce ability when it drops on the floor. JT had been dealing with this problem for a long time. We used to think that thinning the wings was the only solution. It bounces back high when it drops on the carpet. However, players have to play gently on hard floor because the wings are thin and weak. Also, its spinning force is not strong enough because the wings are light, so some players avoid using this model. AIRE solved this problem with its recovery skill.
On soft floor, it bounces back to a player while making a circular orbit. On hard floor, it bounces back straight to a player. This was made possible by combining four points in its design.
Inheritance, evolution, and fusion made it possible for Kamui’s successor, AIRE, with a new body and the ability to revolutionize.
Japan Technology Aire Specs:
Bearing: Size C (Flat)
Pad : JT Pad（Large)
Suggested Retail: ¥16,800 / $165 USD
Yuki Uchida gives up some truly inspiring 4A in his new video for Japan Technology. As a division, 4A seems to be on the rise at most major contests yet we still don’t see many videos that feature it…what gives? Get us those videos, people! High five to Yuki for this one though…killer stuff.
Yoyo used is the Japan Technology Eagle Eye.
Aoi Ogura lays down a few minutes of wonderfully intricate tricks in this new promo video for the Japan Technology Shaqshine yoyo. Japan Technology has a whole slew of new products coming soon, which means we can hopefully expect a lot of great new videos like this one.
Yoyo used is the Japan Technology Shaqshine.
Right, so Japan Technology went from being an offstring-only yoyo company with one token 1A yoyo that was basically only produced for the benefit of their team members, to dropping a whole line up of contest-killer 1A yoyos right before 2016 Japan Nationals.
Well done, Atsushi!
The Shaqshine is the latest announced release from Japan Technology, following the POM Wolty, Adel, and Ribira. But while the other models are complete and will be released at Japan Nationals, it looks like the Shaqshine isn’t quite ready just yet. Apparently the design they want to use has picked up some unavoidable vibe based on the design. They’ve figured out a different profile that eliminates the vibe (which is pretty minimal to begin with), but they don’t think the revised shape is a true representation of Japan Technology’s design aesthetic. You can read the full commentary from Japan Technology below, and even vote for what you think they should do.
So check out the specs, and then scroll down for a statement from Japan Technology and a poll where you can vote on how they should release the Shaqshine!
Japan Technology Shaqshine Specs:
Material: A300 + Stainless Steel
Response: sOMEThING Pad Type 1（19mm slim）
From the Japan Technology Facebook page:
What JAPAN TECHNOLOGY pursued in SHAQSHINE was “JAPAN TECHNOLOGY-style”. When you touch SHAQSHINE while spinning, you can feel its vibration. You cannot see the vibration and there are no problems when using it, but it may be typically considered as Grade B.
It can actually be fixed just by slightly changing the shape. We have already established the shape. However, if we fix the shape, there will be no meaning in releasing the new bimetal Yo-Yo from JAPAN TECHNOLOGY because it will be just like other bimetal Yo-Yos. The current shape and weight is the important part of this Yo-Yo. The factory suggested us to mass-produce models without vibration. We understand that.
However, JAPAN TECHNOLOGY asked to produce the model as it is because we are truly confident in SHAQSHINE. We made SHAQSHINE with a stainless rim. Only 0.4mm of the base body will touch the stainless rim. We made it possible to keep the spinning force strong by making the stainless part thick. Please notice the rim’s width, form, and positioning as well. When all of those get together, it brings “JAPAN TECHNOLOGY-style” usability and operability.
This is a message from JAPAN TECHNOLOGY to all of you. Which do you want JAPAN TECHNOLOGY to do? JAPAN TECHNOLOGY should produce real “JAPAN TECHNOLOGY-style” bimetal Yo-Yos. Or any bimetal Yo-Yos with a stainless rim from JAPAN TECHNOLOGY are ok.
If you choose the second one, we will stop developing bimetal models. If you demand ” JAPAN TECHNOLOGY-style”, we will keep trying to do what only JAPAN TECHNOLOGY can do. We made a decision to sell “the best bimetal model” that JAPAN TECHNOLOGY can currently make, but it’s limited in quantity. We will have samples ready at the JAPAN TECHNOLOGY booth at the Japan National Yo-Yo Contest. Please try them and tell us what you think. Based on the suggestions, we will recreate “JAPAN TECHNOLOGY-style” bimetal Yo-Yos with both high performance ability and accuracy. We will officially release “SHAQSHINE” when it is completed. Thank you for your understanding and support.
※SHAQSHINE is the black one in the picture. It is the silver model without the vibration.
Atsushi Yamada’s company, Japan Technology, is really on a roll right now with announcing new releases. A new budget offstring yoyo, a new 1A model, and now…a new titanium yoyo that manages to avoid a “Ti” pun in its name? Highest of fives, Atsushi.
The Ribira looks to be pretty much the same profile as their new 1A release, the Adel, but with changes made to wall thickness and weight distribution to specifically take advantage of the material. check out full specs and their press release below.
There are 4 kinds of Titanium Yo-Yos:
- Titanium Yo-Yos made for display, which has luxuriousness and satisfaction
- Titanium Yo-Yos whose shape and weights were simply adjusted to be like contest models
- Real Titanium Yo-Yos for competing, which was designed to improve its quality and possibilities for performance
- Imitation Titanium Yo-Yos are able to perform similar to the real one, but can never exceed it in performance
JAPAN TECHNOLOGY proposes “The Real Titanium Yo-Yo”. It took about two years to create “RIBIRA”. It raises the possibility of Titanium Yo-Yos. Which Titanium out of a variety of choices is the best for Yo-Yos? What cutting method and equipment meet the ideal way to shave Titanium to make Yo-Yos? The design could only be created because of Titanium. A lot of technique was effectively used, and as a result, “RIBIRA” was born with both high quality and luxuriousness.
Japan Technology Ribira Specs:
Weight: 66 grams
Response: sOMEThING Pad Type 1 (19mm slim)
Suggested Retail: ¥39,800 (about $361 USD)
Japan Technology has announced a new POM version of their introductory offstring model, the Wolty. Japan Technology has really made a name for themselves with some of the best offstring yoyos on the market, and this new version of the Wolty looks like it will be continuing that tradition.
JAPAN TECHNOLOGY POM WOLTY SPECS:
Response: JT Pad (Slim size)
Suggested Retail: ¥3,980 (about $36 USD)
Japan Technology has announced a new 1A yoyo, the Adel! They’ve designed it to play light and fast, and coming from a legendary player like Atsushi Yamada I think it’s a safe bet this is going to be pretty damn good. Check out the promo video, full specs and photos below.
Japan Technology Adel Specs:
Response: sOMEThING Pad Type1 (19mm Slim)
Well, that didn’t take long. 😉
Six-time US National Champion Bryan Figueroa has officially joined the Japan Technology team! Seems like a perfect fit for Bryan’s style, and he’s got a huge fan base in Japan. Congrats to Bryan and Japan Technology on a great match-up!
Philippines yoyo retailer Flipspin dropped a new promo video for Japan Technology’s offstring yoyo, Another Eagle, featuring 2014 Philippine National 4A Champion Rocky Loyola. The 4A field seems to really be picking up lately, and it’s well on its way to eclipsing the rest of the “sub styles” of competitive yoyo play. Rocky is in top form here with some great tricks…check it out!
Yoyo used is Another Eagle by Japan Technology.