You asked for it, you got it! Check out this great behind the scenes video of the making of the Metal Skyva, the latest passion project from Jeffrey Pang. Available now at YoYoExpert!
Who wants to win this two-tone Luftverk Evora Ti7075?
Luftverk owner Jeffrey Pang is picking new colors for his plastic yoyo, the Skyva, and he wants your input. Just head over to the YoYoExpert forums and cast your vote for your two favorite colors, and one lucky voter will win this Evora Ti7075!
Check out full specs for the Luftverk Evora Ti7075 here, and click HERE to vote for your chance to win it!
Jeffrey Pang, the guy behind Luftverk, shows off the design and production process behind his new plastic yoyo collaboration with Magic YoYo. The SKYVA is a $20 plastic yoyo that’s optimized for horizontal and fingerspin tricks, and it looks amazing. Check out this great peek behind the curtain of how a yoyo gets made.
Yoyo used is the Jeffrey Pang x Magic YoYo SKYVA.
Jeffrey Pang announced a new collaboration with Magic YoYo…a plastic yoyo designed for optimum horizontal and fingerspin play at only a $20 retail. If anyone could do it, it’s Jeffrey. Check out full details on the project below, including specs and price. No set date for release just yet, but they should hit shelves in the next couple of weeks!
This is my first NON-Luftverk product in a long time. Plastics specialists Magicyoyo China contacted me like 6 months ago asking if I would help design and brand a plastic yoyo for them.
I knew Id never sell that many titanium yoyos which has always been sad to me – I would be designing a product for such a small audience. So here’s my chance to design something that nearly everyone can afford – 20USD.
Fingerspin style play has pretty much taken over everywhere. I wanted ahub that could outperform any yoyo at fingerspin style tricks. Its the reason why the hub of each yoyo is machined after injection molding making it super slick and seamless. There is a dual stage hub – one that is super easy to hit and the second smaller one to lock your finger in place. The ones who have tried it already know what I’m talking about.
And of course – simple minimalistic logos only. Packaging had to be as beautiful as my other stuff. The foam has an exact string cutout. And we even found suppliers for black elastic bands because they looked more aesthetically pleasing than brown ones. I wanted something that looked and felt ultra premium in the hand – without the premium price.
The best part of this project was learning so much – from helping them design the mold CAD to standing in front of the injection molding machine watching the first one come out – so hot you can barely hold it in your palm. But its surreal watching something you designed become reality right in front of your eyes.
So if you’ve read this far – hope you can pick one up from your favorite online retailer dropping in the next few weeks. Orders are being shipped out to stores as we speak.
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Magic YoYo SKYVA Specs:
Material: Polycarbonate Plastic
Features: Machined Fingerspin Cup (No Injection Molding Marks)
First run: 3000 Units in 3 Colors
I’m not sure what’s better in this video from Magic YoYo…the yoyoing, or the bizarre special effects combination of Harry Potter Dark Wizard teleportation into neo-futuristic The Matrix-meets-JayZ CGI sets.
Part of me is definitely on-board with yoyo product videos being this crazy and over-the-top, but it’s definitely really distracting from the actual play.
It’s still totally worth 5 minutes of your time, though. Enjoy!
Chinese-based manufacturer Magic YoYo has posted this teaser trailer for “3 Chapter”, which we can only assume is a new yoyo they will be releasing soon.
From this video, we can only be certain of two things: Chinese yoyo manufacturers have much larger video production budgets than their American counterparts, and all Chinese yoyo players are wizards.