CLYW dropped their first email newsletter since December of last year, and it looks like their going to start putting them out more regularly. Sign up here if you haven’t already: CLYW Email List.
They dropped a new video of Chuck and Zach, filmed at Worlds and full of bangers. “August Blueprint” is 2:42 of exactly the kind of yoyoing that has made the CLYW team one of the most respected group of contest players in the past couple of years.
And CLYW dropped info on the newly redesigned Gnarwhal (currently just being called the Gnarwhal 2, but they might have a more formal “edition name” by the time it’s finally released). From their newsletter:
I felt the Gnarwhal was a perfect size and shape, but it needed an update to keep up with our new models. Adding some more rim weight would increase those spin times and make it more stable. So I revised the design and made it a hair wider, and the walls were optimized for maximum rim weight and strength.
The weight was kept around 65.5g, making it perfect for speed and nimble enough for plane breaking tricks. The catch zone is a little wider as well to make it easier to fly through tricks without having to worry about missing a string. I’m really happy with what we came up with: the Gnarwhal 2 is perfect for competition and can keep that spin going while learning those more advanced Cabin Tutorials.
Full specs and release info coming soon.