Yoyorecreation announced some new releases for EYYC…new colorways of the Gargantua, Start The Riot, and Draupnir, but the most interesting news is the release of a POM Diffusion. We know these will be available first at EYYC (Prague) and 44Festival (Japan), but we don’t have anything in the way of specs yet.
Blasted POM sounds fun, even if there really aren’t any advantages to using this material over just making a low-cost aluminum yoyo. And the vibe issues are a little worrying, but maybe they won’t be as bad as they sound. Either way, for Yoyorecreation fans this sounds like a pretty sweet release! Check out Yoyorecreation’s statement below.
The Diffusion was renowned for changing the plastic yo-yo market with it’s revolutionary axle configuration, but in an effort to push the performance even further we experimented with using POM material (Polyacetal). These POM prototypes were a huge hit with our team, and so we are pleased to announce that we will be making a full production run!*
The higher density of POM material compared to the polycarbonate of the original Diffusion gives the POM Diffusion much more of a solid feel on the string, and a much more powerful spin. The POM Diffusion is given a blasted finish, which compliments the already smooth texture of the POM material. It is completely different to the touch compared to the regular Diffusion.
* – Due to the way POM shrinks during the manufacturing process, these Diffusions may suffer more vibe than the regular Diffusions. For the same reason, the pad size of these models is different from the standard YYR pad size, and will require a pad with a 19mm outer diameter. Since this will be a super limited-run, these yo-yos will be blank. This run will not ship with a slim bearing like with the regular Diffusions.