The Plastic Cheatcode by Brandon Vu & Jeffrey Pang is an affordable plastic version of the standard Cheatcode with features built in for beginners. It will come responsive out of the box, with a bearing tool and unresponsive bearing included. They wanted to develop a yoyo that a complete beginner could use for their entire yoyo journey from basic responsive play to professional string tricks – all while retaining the incredible fingerspin performance of the original!
– Responsive & unresponsive play with included bearing tool
– Matte catch zone for reduced String Friction!
– Auto Orientation of fingerspins like the original
– 53mm Wide to help beginners land their tricks easier
– 59g for extreme “metal like” stability as tested by Brandon Vu winning CZ nationals
This month’s box is from Rain City Skills. The Turduccen – the unexpected delight everyone secretly craves. This extraordinary creation took flight from the original Ducc design and soared into uncharted whimsy! Crafted from premium 7068 aluminum, adorned with a steel and brass weight ring, this monstrosity is an absolute essential for yo-yo players! While it pays homage to the Ducc’s form, the Turduccen is a creature unto itself. Possessing a harmonious blend of stability and a touch of buoyancy, you’ll find yourself captivated, unable to resist its charm.They didn’t skimp on the fun packaging. Your Turduccen will arrive nestled in a handcrafted bag featuring yoga-practicing chickens, which is also bagged into a plush duck coin purse, which is in turn enclosed in yet another fabric bag covered with turkeys!Also included is one Bulk Beginner from RCS in a rando color for fun!
This month’s box value is $140.00
|53.90 mm / 2.12 inches
|42.20 mm / 1.66 inches
|4.50 mm / 0.18 inches
|Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
|“Slim Pad” Size 19mm OD
|7068 Aluminum w/ Brass and Stainless Steel Rims
This month’s box (very late box, so very sorry) is from CLYW. I’ve been featuring CLYW a bit this year as their releases have been stunning and consistent. The lateness is totally my fault but with holidays and shipping it’s been a messy one.
It’s small but WIDE, it’s a pocket throw for people with weird pockets, it’s the gentlest of all tiny aquatic mammals, it’s the Minitee! The story of this yoyo is very simple: we thought an undersized Manatee would be hilarious. Riccardo agreed. We scaled it down, kept as much width as possible, tweaked the weight distribution to keep it from getting speed wobbles, and then set it loose upon the world. The prototypes made us giggle for a week straight. Also included is one LOG!
This month’s box value is $90.00
|43.98 mm / 1.73 inches
|50.13 mm / 1.97 inches
|4.15 mm / 0.16 inches
|Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
|CLYW Snow Tires
This is the D1 Angel from YoYoFormula (accompanied by a true classic for fun). The D1 Angel is a slightly undersized yo-yo machined from extra durable POM plastic and is an excellent intermediate yo-yo. It serves to bridge the gap between old school plastic yoyos and modern metal body yoyos! It features a modified organic profile for comfortable catches and extra weight machined near the rims for extra spin time and stability.
Body Material: POM/Delrin
Centrifugal (motion). Continuing off of the success of our flagship YoYo – Perpetual (motion) we have stayed true to what we said we would do- never compromise aesthetics for performance and vice versa. In designing this YoYo we decided that “less is more.” We wanted a very smooth body with minimal cuts. From each angle you will be able to see the calculated and distinct cuts we wanted on this YoYo. We aren’t the first, or only company to use a dome in the cup, but we feel like this is a design aspect that truly catches your eye. Lastly something very unique to our YoYo is once again the rims. The large W shape has a very pronounced Inverted M shape on the end, which not only strengthens the SS rim and helps to keep from bending, but it also retains a “slimmer” feel in the hand without compromising any of the weight used to push on the outermost part of the YoYo.
We really think through each design to not only appeal to serious players, but to also give a timeless piece you could display on your shelf.
This is Motion.
Special Thanks to TMT Member Brian C for the hook up!
The Red/Black Fade we are calling Corliss’ Inferno! is an TMT exclusive.
This month’s box value is $120.00
This month’s throw is the Panorama from One Drop.
This is the signature yo-yo of team member Tsukasa Takatsu from Japan. Here is his description of it:
There are a lot of excellent yoyos in existence now. To us, as players, this is a joyous thing. With that said, I realized at some point that yoyos tend to fall into one of two groups:
Yoyos which you never really stop playing with. Without thinking about it, you leave them somewhere handy after a session. You pick them up again the next day, and again the next day. So it goes, day after day for months on end until suddenly… You realize that you’ve used them consistently for years.
Yoyos which you play with for a few days, then put back in the box.
What’s the difference between these two kinds of yoyos? I’m certainly not saying that the latter yoyos don’t play well (and actually, it’s probably harder to find a bad playing yoyo than it is to find a good one these days). In a lot of cases, these are yoyos which, at first, I have felt are really nice. It’s hard to identify, but this distinction was at the forefront of my mind throughout the process of designing the Panorama. My primary objective was to create a yoyo that falls into the former category, a yoyo that is never far from your reach – An authentic yoyo. In order to make the Panorama a reality, it was absolutely essential to capture this. High walls for increased control, rims that seem to adapt to your hand on the catch. These are some of the traits of authentic yoyos from which I took inspiration during the Panorama design process. However, these things alone do not make an authentic yoyo. After all, sometimes high walls can cause stress, and weight distribution designed to maximize spin time can cause a yoyo to feel out of control. Similarly, nice playing yoyos do not always transcend the era in which they were created. Panorama is a yoyo built with all of these things in mind, and in keeping with the sensibilities of the modern competitive scene – like a hybrid of cutting-edge tech found in a well-tuned F1 machine combined with the flavor of a classic car from the 50s.
A yoyo which seems to consistently appear in your hand and thus becomes a part of your lifestyle. It is my hope that the Panorama will become this kind of yoyo for you.”
The value of this month’s throw is $66.00.
Base Weight: 60.45 grams
Shipping Weight: 63.2 grams with aluminum Lego Side Effects
Width: 37.85 mm
Diameter: 55.71 mm
Stock Response: One Drop Flow Groove
Gap Width: 4.32 mm
Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
Alloy: 6061 Aluminum
Finish: Pyramatte ™
Axle System: Side Effects ™