G Squared’s new yoyo, the Quake, should be hitting retailers in the next week or so. Retailing for $99 – $110 (depending on color), the Quake is the fourth release from G Squared and the first to use their new response pads, called “G Grips”. These new pads are made for G Squared by the Square Wheels YoYo Company, and are a slightly thinner pad than CLYW Snow Tires (by about .37mm), although the inner and outer diameter are about the same. Kind of a strange move for a young company with only a few models on the market to go with a custom sized response pad, but their previous models all suffered from loose binds, so hopefully this new pad solves the problem! They also refer to this as “slightly undersized”, although with a 53mm diameter it’s more of a mid-size yoyo…undersized yoyos generally start at 50mm diameter while most full-sized yoyos start around 56mm. Full specs and press release below, and these are expected to hit retailers on September 27th.
G Squared Quake Specs:
Diameter: 53.22 mm
Width: 41.64 mm
Weight: 66.2 grams
Response: G Grips (20.6mm x 14.27mm x 1.67mm)
Bearing: BOSS Rage and BOSS Wrath (Size C, Rage is concaved with a groove, Wrath is flat)
The Quake is a yoyo that we have been working on since since the release of the Triton. Players have started to express concerns that a majority of new releases have been full and oversized. We wanted the Quake to be something to fill that void. We didn’t just want to make a pocket yoyo. We strived to create something smaller but something that was still competition ready. The Quake is slightly undersized with a Diameter of 53.22mm. The Quake was also designed to play fast. Something we have not specifically focused on before, you don’t see it with any of the prior G Squared releases. The Quake was a challenge for us to get right. The original prototype had a slight vibe and did not have the stability we wanted. Mainly changing the weight distribution and wall the production run is exactly what we wanted, a fast smaller yoyo with good stability and the doesn’t feel heavy. The Quake is also the first yoyo from G Squared to come with pads, replacing our flowable silicone. The G Grips will fit in all G Squared yoyos though!