We are excited to introduce you to our first yoyo release of 2016 that we have dubbed the Prime8. This yo-yo is the signature throw created in cooperation with MonkeyfingeR team captain Tyler Jorgensen.
Utilizing a comfortable H/O-type hybrid design, it is both stable and fast. This design allows the Prime8 to perform a wide range of tricks while maintaining its momentum. Additionally, the cup design features not one but two inner thumb grind rings!
The Prime8 will be initially available in five different colours:
As always, we at MonkeyfingeR Design pride ourselves on our cutting edge and innovative colour schemes, and we are confident that the Prime8 will not disappoint!
Each box contains:
– 1 x MFD sticker
– 2 x info cards
– 1 x Tasmanian Hybrid Bearing
– Monkey SNOT response system
– 1 x Custom colour Ape Hangers
– Custom triangle display box
CLYW has finally announced the Kodiak, their first signature edition yoyo for 2014 Women’s Division World Champion Tessa Piccillo!
The Kodiak is a bi-metal yoyo that takes some design cues from the Manatee and the Arctic Circle line. With a much narrower profile than any of those previous models and really good weight distribution, the Kodiak was designed by Chris Mikulin and Tessa Piccillo to her exact requirements.
Available Dec. 15th at 10 pm EST at YoYoExpert.com. Check out specs and more pics below!
CLYW Kodiak Specs:
Diameter – 56.4 mm
Width – 42.5 mm
Weight – 65.6 grams
Response – Snow Tires
Bearing – Pixel Bearing
Box Art – Mike Lundy
Suggested Retail – $145
YoYoFactory player Ann Connolly brings us another yoyo review from her YouTube channel, this one for the Basecamp Sherpa!
This new slimline yoyo from the Basecamp (CLYW x YoYoFactory) line ships responsive but comes with a longer axle and Center Trac™ bearing for unresponsive play. It’s also got aluminum caps and a fully hollow body design, and it feels like nothing else in your hands.
Basecamp, the ongoing collaboration between CLYW and YoYoFactory, has revealed its next release!
The Sherpa replaces the Moonshine in their product line while also serving as a noticeable evolution of the design. The Sherpa is still a slimline, reponsive metal yoyo, but now with metal caps that give it a completely different look and feel from anything else on the market. The Sherpa ships responsive, but with an included longer axle and CT bearing for unresponsive play.
Plus, it’s a responsive yoyo with a fingerspin dimple. Get brave, y’all.
Response: YYF Slim Pads
Stock: Spec Flat & 8mm Axle with a spare Center Trac & 10mm Axle for Unresponsive Play
Retail Price: Approx $60
Release Date: November 23rd, 2016
4x World YoYo Champion Hiroyuki Suzuki has announced that he’s launching a new brand called “Freshthings”, and the first delivery of releases looks pretty amazing.
First up is a plastic yoyo that echoes his typical design sensibilities, but is stock responsive and is a collaboration with Fragment Design, which means Hiroyuki is working with legendary streetwear designer Hiroshi Fujiwara! That’s pretty huge, and is the biggest fashion/yoyo design collaboration since Duncan produced yoyos for Lady Gaga’s pop-up store at Barney’s.
(Honorable mention to Self Edge for putting a yoyo on the leather patch of their collaboration with The Flat Head.)
Included in the first delivery it looks like we’ll also have a licensed collaboration with Coca-Cola, with two different designs: one featuring a Japanese logo and the other featuring a classic logo that appears to be from the 1980s. Both look pretty cool, and while neither is as exciting as the Fragment collaboration, it’s still pretty great to see Coke logos on a good playing yoyo…something we haven’t had since Russell Promotions stopped working with them in the late 90s.
No word yet on pricing or availability, but Freshthings will officially launch on November 2nd, 2016. We’ll update with more info when we have it!
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
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.
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
I got a chance to play an early prototype of The Standard by Core YoYo Co. at US Nationals last year. It’s weird and cool and fun and plays really nice and plays like nothing else on the market. I’m very excited about all of those things! Check out full details from their press release below, and pick one up at the YoYoExpert booth at the 2016 World YoYo Contest!
Core Co. is happy to announce the official release of our first yoyo, The Standard. It will be available at the YoyoExpert booth during the World Yoyo Contest, August 3-6, 2016.
The Standard was designed based primarily around one idea, that a yoyo could have play that is independent of its shape. The Standard combines an aluminum “core” with acetal “shells” that are replaceable and interchangeable. The minimalist aluminum core allows for extremely efficient weight distribution, while the lightweight acetal shell is designed to be comfortable in hand. The result of this combination gives The Standard a completely unique feel. It is efficient, yet elegant. Comfortable yet performance oriented. Going forward, Core Co. will be introducing a variety of shells in different shapes, sizes and colors — all of which will be compatible with The Standard’s unique core.
Core YoYo Co. The Standard Specs:
Diameter: 56 mm
Width: 46 mm
Weight: 67 grams
Bearing: Size C centering
Response: 19mm slim pads
Material: Aluminum & Acetal plastic
CLYW and YoYoFactory have teamed up for a massive collaboration called BASECAMP, and it’s launching at the 2016 World YoYo Contest! The new collaborative brand will feature yoyo designs inspired by models from both companies, as well as new designs created collaboratively and other accessories like patches, stickers, tin mugs, and more.
The official release party and the first opportunity to buy BASECAMP releases will be Thursday, August 4th at SPACES Gallery, a short walk from the main contest venue & hotel. The party starts at 8 PM, and there will be a food truck for anyone who wants to pick up some dinner. Check out the official announcement below, as well as some teaser images of the new yoyos. You can also head over to BasecampYoYo.com for more teaser images of the new lineup.
We’re excited to announce BASECAMP, a new collaboration with our friends at YoYoFactory!
BASECAMP is where we all come together. A place to take refuge, a place to make plans and share stories…a place where one adventure ends and another begins.
This collaboration between CLYW and YoYoFactory is about working to create something that forges a new path forward for both companies, together or apart.
Sometimes, the best view isn’t from the summit.
Please bookmark BASECAMPYOYO.COM for more details, and follow the project on social for updates:
GSquared has announced the release of a 7075 version of their most popular design to date, the Hawk. Check out specs and details, and pick yours up when they launch on July 13th!
We are so excited to officially announce the 7075 run of one of our most beloved yoyos, the Hawk.
G2 fans around the world have always clamored for our “AL7” series. I think it’s because of the fresh new take on a shape they’ve already come to know and love. This shifting perspective on the same yoyo offers insight in the material differences in yoyo design and adds an exciting experience to each of our releases life cycles.
The Hawk, in particular, is perhaps the most interesting shift in feel that the AL7 series has offered so far. Originally, we designed the Hawk to really push the limits of 6061 aluminum. It truly utilized every gram of its low 62 gram weight to the fullest. Now due to its use of 7 series aluminum, if offers a totally different experience. Rather than a lightweight powerhouse that spins for days, the AL7 Hawk is a more “normal” weight while still utilizing the same powerful design with greater stability.
You’re not ready for the results.