CLYW Dune Specs:
Diameter: 55.8 mm
Width: 41.4 mm
Weight: 68 grams
Response: Snow Tires
Bearing: Pixel Bearing Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
The CLYW Dune is the new monometal signature yoyo for team member Anthony Rojas.
The CLYW Dune is CLYW’s first signature yoyo for team member Anthony Rojas, and it’s a noticeable departure from CLYW’s usual releases. Weighing in at 68 grams, it’s a full 2 grams heavier than most CLYW monometals and the difference in play is noticeable. The added weight makes the Dune considerably more stable, something that’s required for Anthony’s long combos, huge body moves, and big counterweight tricks. The Dune throws heavy but plays light and incredibly fast. For many people, they’ll find the Dune to be possibly the fastest playing monometal in CLYW’s line-up, and the extra weight lets it muscle through tricks that would slow down plenty of other yoyos. The Dune is definitely one of CLYW’s most powerful yoyo releases to date, and a great competition yoyo.
The CLYW Dune takes a visual clue from the Pool Party Banana Hammock, and for good reason…the B-Ham was originally designed by CLYW owner Chris Mikulin as a test to see if he could design a yoyo totally blind that would work for Anthony’s play style. The final version of the Dune and B-Ham are vastly different, but the visual similarities in the profile are noticeable. The inner cup of the Dune features loads of curves and bulges, giving it a unique look. The combination of a slightly domed center with the shortened hub and the curved out details lets the Dune take heavy visual cues from actual sand dunes, which is a nice touch. Available in 6 colors to start, including Sand (shown), the first Dune release should have something for everyone.
The CLYW Dune retails for $85 – $95 (depending on colorway), the same as all of CLYW’s current line-up of monometal yoyos. Not quite cheap enough to be an impulse buy, but it’s a nice splurge for a casual player and still plenty affordable for any serious competitor looking for a new contest yoyo and a few backups. For the performance the Dune seems to be worth the price, and the quality of the machining and anodizing are great.
CLYW Dune is available now at YoYoExpert.com.