C3yoyodesign Bastet Specs:
Diameter: 56.17 mm
Width: 43.3 mm
Weight: 66.1 grams
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
Bearing: Centering Bearing Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Retail Price: $45 USD
C3yoyodesign has one of the most well-rounded and complete product lines on the market, with something for nearly every taste and need. The Bastet fills the void left by the retiring of the Capless, giving C3yoyodesign a classic, organic shape yoyo that pairs an old school feel with modern performance capabilities.
The C3yoyodesign Bastet feels big, plays light, and holds spin better than the average organic shape yoyo. C3’s clever working of the profile and inner cup design allow for weight to be moved just a tiny bit more towards the rim while still keeping the aesthetic of a yoyo with uniform wall thickness. The cut in the profile is clearly visible to the eye but almost unnoticed in the hand, allowing for a wide gap that can handle modern tricks easily. The result is a yoyo that looks and feels organic but has the spin and stability of a more v-shaped design.
The weight balance is exceptional, giving the Bastet a light, floaty feel on the string without sacrificing performance. Many modern players seek yoyos that are more like “comfort food”, with the look and feel of the classic designs that they started with…but their tricks continue getting more and more complicated. The C3yoyodesign Bastet expertly bridges that gap between nostalgia and performance.
C3yoyodesign has done a great job with the Bastet, creating a profile that is deeper and more interesting than a typical organic shape. By keeping an uninterrupted curve for most of the rim, the yoyo feels rounder in the hand than it actually is. The cuts in the profile are subtle and keep it visually interesting without looking awkward or forced. The inner cup of the yoyo has a massive space for engraving, and a subtle double-cut transition from the flat face to the upper wall, which breaks up the look just enough to keep things interesting.
The Egyptian-inspired engraving is well done and stands out among other yoyos on the market, and the anodizing is top notch, as we always get from C3yoyodesign.
The C3yoyodesign Bastet retails for just $45, making it an easy purchase for even casual players. Fans of C3 should be able to afford to scoop this up without hesitation, and it’s a great addition to your case or collection at a super reasonable price.
The C3yoyodesign Bastet is available now at YoYoExpert.com.