As we posted before, HSpin is officially no more. To clear up some of the last company debt, they’ve released a very small handful of beautifully anodized yoyos with some of the best colorway names yet (personal favorite: She Killed Him On A Meadow In Summer) that you can scoop up for $169 each. Each piece has special engraving with the dates 1997 – 2012…the years that HSpin was operational. (Note: sales are through the PayPal Buy Now button at the bottom of the page…just choose the model you want from the drop-down menu.)
I remember throwing the first production release of the HSpin Handquake at a Kite Trade Associate show in Clearwater, Florida in 1998. It was a tiny, weird little thing but we all gathered around Eric Wolff and marveled at how elegant and precise it was. None of us really like the way it played, but we couldn’t help but be absolutely enthralled by the quality and simplicity.
I’ve known Chris for a long time now. He’s a good guy with a beautiful family and a gentle heart, and I wish him well on this next chapter in his life. So long, HSpin!