We’re exciting to bring you a first look at the prototype for the new machined plastic yoyo from Square Wheels!
Square Wheels Plastic Prototype Specs:
Diameter – 57.75mm
Width – 44.00mm
Weight – 60-64g (making prototypes in various weights to get this right on)
Bearing – Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response – Square Wheels Pads (19mm Slim)
Square Wheels has put a ton of thought and effort in to this, and they feel it’s a real game-changer for machined plastic yoyos. A few features they shared with us:
1. The yoyo is machined from a plastic resin that is hand mixed, degassed, and cast into bars by Jon Mackey. Since this is a hand-cast plastic, this gives them the ability to mix any color they want.
2. A unique new design for the bearing seat. Square Wheels has heard the complaints about bearings fitting too tight, too loose, and even breaking the plastic. Square Wheels has developed a new design, and will be machining their own bearing seats at near perfect tolerances…without inflating the price of the yoyo.
3. This new plastic yoyo uses a different resin formula in the rims than the body, to allow for legitimate rim weighting while maintaining even wall thicknesses and no risking the structural integrity of the yoyo. Since Square Wheels is hand-mixing and casting the resin bars themselves, they can even introduce drastically different weighting scenarios from one run to the next.
Square Wheels will be producing both bearing and fixed axle models with their proprietary resin formula. I think with this much thought going in to this new product line, we can expect some really unique things from Square Wheels. No word on price or release date, but we’ll update when we get more information.
Looks really interesting. I LIKE the bowling-ball swirl aesthetic. 😉
Brilliant to see such innovation going on. Looks fascinating, can’t wait to see how these turn out. 🙂
Bryce - Iowa States says
Adam Brewster says
super excited for these!
Looks like a bowling ball.
But fixed axle has my attention.