Evan Gronberg throws down some nice tricks on a trip to Israel in this promo video for the YoYoBrothers Heirloom, a titanium bi-metal yoyo coming soon.
Jeffrey Pang, owner of Luftverk, dropped details for his next titanium yoyo release and for fans of responsive pocket yoyos, it’s just what you’ve been waiting for. Taking design cues from a bunch of mid-school designs, the Daytona is the latest masterpiece from a guy who has gotten really good at creating masterpieces. Specs and pics are below, and you can head over to the Luftverk site for Jeffrey’s full write-up of the project.
Luftverk Daytona (Slim-Line) Specs:
Material: Titanium (Grade 5)
Width: 33.5 mm
Diameter: 53.0 mm
Weight: 62.5 grams
Bearing: Size C flat/ Size C Half Spec (Includes both)
Response: 19mm LuftPAD
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.
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!
YoYoFactory has released their limited titanium version of fan-favorite yoyo, the Shutter and it’s pretty fantastic. It plays similar to the original, but with it’s own unique feel and of course that amazing *ting* that you can only get from titanium. And sparks, lots of sparks.
And such an epic Shutter release of course means we get some new video from Gentry, which is always a good thing. Check out the champ in action!
Yoyo used is the YoYoFactory Titanium Shutter.
One Drop YoYos announced their latest release, the Marquis, is a one-time production run that will only be sold as a blind box. For those of you who don’t collect vinyl toys, that means that each box is sealed and you have no idea what is inside. They’ve laid out the odds of getting each color/finish of the Marquis, plus the odds of getting a super-rare titanium version. Sweet!
Check out their comments about the project, pics, full specs, and video of Paul Dang giving you the what what, all below.
The Marquis is our first yo-yo model to be released in a blind box. Limited to only 400 yo-yos, featuring a variety of finishes as well as five Titanium variants in the mix. They’re all sealed up and randomized so even we don’t know where they’re all going to end up! Imagine picking up a pack of your favorite trading cards, but instead of cardboard, you get a sweet playing yo-yo. With an assortment of finishes, you’re bound to find YOUR ultimate prize!
Remember when you thought all that math you learned in class wouldn’t help you in life? Think again! Here are the different editions and your chances of scoring them:
The yo-yo itself pays homage to the Halifax prototypes of years back with it’s undersized manner and angular design. The jewel-like look and feel inspired it’s name. It’s a nimble little gem, but with a profound presence on the string. It’s small enough to slide into your pocket when you’re going about your day, but big enough to shine when the moment is right.
Continuing our commitment to deliver great value, each sealed box will retail for $49. We understand how many hours of labor you guys have to go through to afford a new yo-yo. Your work doesn’t go unnoticed. You deserve a little break and some fun while you’re at it!
The anticipation in cracking one open is real. Will you be the one to own a Titanium Marquis? Only one way to find out. Good luck and enjoy!
*Titanium Marquis shares the same weight and profile as it’s aluminum counterpart, but has a redesigned inner cup, and takes 19mm Flow Groove.
One Drop Marquis Specs:
Weight: 65.5 grams
Width: 38.9 mm
Response : One Drop Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.6 mm
Bearing Size: One Drop 10 Ball Bearing
Axle System: Tapped
Release Date: Sept. 9, 2016
iYoYo TiRROX Specs:
Width: 43.6 mm
Diameter: 56.5 mm
Weight: 65.5 g
Bearing: Pixel Bearing by CLYW x iYoYo
Response: iRings Response Pads (19mm slim)
Body: Titanium with polished Rims
Designed by: Ze’ev Yehuda & Dave Geigle
This took us about 5 Prototypes before we got it, where I wanted it to be. You can feel our extensive effort the moment you open the beautiful black metal box.
Precisely machined Titanium with polished rims for that classy look. This thing’s got some power! Every single piece is hand tested and powered by a Pixel Bearing!
iYoYo TiSSOX – Bi-Tanium Specs:
Width: 43.6 mm
Diameter: 56.5 mm
Weight: 66.8 g
Bearing: Pixel Bearing by CLYW x iYoYo
Response: iRings Response Pads (19mm slim)
Ring: Stainless Steel, polished
During my recent trip to China, I wanted to finish three projects.
This is one of them – the most difficult one.
When we were coming along with our 2nd Titanium yoyo, I knew I wanted to push it even further. I wanted to give a Bi-Tanium a shot.
So we sat down, went back to the CAD drawing board and used FiRROX as basis. Titanium, however, can be machined so much thinner that it allowed us to make most parts of the yo-yo half as thin as FiRROX’, and cramming it into the rim.
The result is such a powerful beast, I have rarely had something like that in my hands. TiSSOX was born.
Jeffrey Pang loves to travel, throw yoyos, and create beautiful things. His latest beautiful thing is the Luftverk x CLYW Tundra, which he’s throwing (quite nicely, I might add) in this latest love letter to his well-worn passport. Watch as Jeff travels through Macau, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Kyoto with the Tundra. Amazing, as always.
Yoyo used is the Luftverk x CLYW Tundra.
The Luftverk x CLYW Tundra has been fully revealed, and it’s a beauty. From an intensive blog post by Luftverk founder Jeffrey Pang:
By now you’ve likely heard about the Tundra – the project involving both Luftverk and CLYW. It was something we worked together with, using design language from both companies. Its always really interesting when a brand can make a yoyo that has a universal design language across the board. And even though the CLYW line up has expanded to more experimental designs lately, its always very obvious it is a CLYW product – even without looking at logos or engravings. I try to do this with Luftverk as well, where when you pick one up you just know who produced it.
The design of the Tundra seems simple but is actually a mash up of all sorts of things. If you take a look at the profile – you can see that the catch zone was inspired by the Chief and original Yeti. Getting closer to the pad, the step is similar to the Borealis. And don’t forget the pad itself: the very loved CLYW “Snow Tire” which makes the yoyo feel very, very different than any Luftverk throw in the past. In fact – I feel that the pad itself makes this yoyo play the way it does. You need to try it in person to know what Im talking about.
The Tundra will be first available at the 2016 World YoYo Contest, beginning August 3rd in Cleveland, Ohio, and then online August 5th at 8 pm EST, only at Luftverk.com. Check out the full blog post about the design and assembly process here, and then check out specs and more pics below.
Luftverk x CLYW Tundra Specs:
Response: Snow Tires
Bearing: Stainless Centering/Full Ceramic (for AMS2488 only)
Limited: AMS2488 x 25 Raw x 30
Price for AMS2488: 350USD
Price for Raw: 290USD
2011 World YoYo Champion Marcus Koh is bringing another titanium yoyo to market…the Throw Revolution Lotus. In a blog post on his site he talks about the design process and why he created this…it’s a nice read, so be sure to head over and check it out.
Pre-orders are open now, with these limited edition yoyos expected to ship in July 2016. Check out a video and full specs below.
Throw Revolution Lotus Specs:
Width: 42.7 mm
Weight: 65.2 grams
Gap Width: 4.1 mm
Bearing: Size C concave bearing
Retail Price: $599 USD
Production Run: 100 pieces worldwide
Jeffrey Pang’s company, Luftverk, has built quite a name for themselves with creative design, beautifully executed packaging, and some pretty fantastic yoyos. So, of course, they’re trying to completely outdo themselves with their latest release, the Fulvia.
Two versions of the Fulvia will be release on May 31st: the Fulvia BTM-R and the Fulvia-R. The R is the standard version, an all-titanium yoyo with a new body shape and weight distribution. The Fulvia BTM-R is something else entirely; a titanium/steel bi-metal yoyo with weight distribution that is absolutely insane.
You can visit the Luftverk website for the full story (and I highly recommend that you do), but I’ve been talking to Jeffrey through this whole process and it’s more than a little amazing to talk to him every morning and get a progress update as he works with the machine shop, day in and day out, figuring out how to make this project happen. The last time I talked to him he’d figured out that he was going to have to hand-attach the steel rims to the titanium bodies himself, because the process was too delicate and his machinists didn’t want to touch it for fear of ruining the parts. Crazy.
The Luftverk Fulvia-R will retail for $290, and the Fulvia BTM-R will retail for $510. Quantities for both of these are extremely limited, and pre-orders will open Tuesday, May 31st at 9:00 pm EST, only at Luftverk.com.
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)
2Sickyoyos joins Club Titanium™ with their newest model, the Rook! Though the production run will be limited to 50 pieces, the Rook will definitely be worth the pick up especially in the myriad of options in colors they will provide. Honestly, 2Sickyoyos have out done themselves again on this fantastic yoyo. It will be released direct on 2Sickyoyos’ website as well as YoYoExpert on February 27th .
With this new year approaching I’d like to take the time to introduce you to our next release, The Rook. Many may remember that we attempted to prototype the first Rook which was a bimetal earlier this year. However upon a few attempts the Rook was put on the back burner. I have since come back to the name and completely scrapped the bimetal design. I decided lets redesign it and make it even better.
The Rook is a full sized Titanium design. The prototypes have come in and I am truly excited for this release. It’s stable, long spinning, dead smooth, and makes the amazing ringing noises we all love. Production run is going to be released early in 2016. With the rarity and cost of titanium this is limited to only 50 Pieces in the production run. We will also offer anodized versions available in a few different colors.
2Sickyoyos Rook Specs:
Weight: 65 grams
Diameter: 55.5 mm
Width: 43.5 mm
Gap Width: 4.3 mm
Stock Response: 19 mm Silicone Pads
Bearing Size: CT Bearing
Alloy: Grade 6 Titanium