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Box 89 Tier 1 January 2024

JANUARY  2024
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! 

Summary:

– 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


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Box 88 Tier 3 December 2023

DECEMBER  2023
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

 

 

 

 

Turduccen Specifications:

 

Diameter: 53.90 mm / 2.12 inches
Width: 42.20 mm / 1.66 inches
Gap Width: 4.50 mm / 0.18 inches
Weight: 65 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: “Slim Pad” Size 19mm OD
Material: 7068 Aluminum w/ Brass and Stainless Steel Rims
Designed in: Canada
Released: November 2023
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Box 87 Tier 2 November 2023

 

 


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

Diameter: 43.98 mm / 1.73 inches
Width: 50.13 mm / 1.97 inches
Gap Width: 4.15 mm / 0.16 inches
Weight: 66.02 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: CLYW Snow Tires
Designed In: Canada
Machined In: China
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Box 86 Tier 1 October 2023

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.


 

 

 

Specs:
Weight:68.6g/2.42oz
Width: 48.5mm/1.91in
Diameter:55.7mm/2.19in
Body Material: POM/Delrin 

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Box 85 Tier 3 September 2023

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
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Box 84 Tier 2 August 2023

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.

Specifications
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 ™

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Box 83 Tier 1 July 2023

The CLYW Peak – Reimagined as a Luftverk “Injection Molded” plastic. Based on the original design from 2006 we created this return top as another chapter of the legendary Peak. In an attempt to preserve the original proportions in a lighter material, the shape has been scaled larger in every dimension. This also creates an incredible floaty feel. The highest quality is achieved by utilizing Luftverk’s Injection Machining Technology. This yoyo was developed not without its challenges. The unique shape pushes the limits of the Luftverk mold, with the Peak’s Iconic hub design maximizing the profile of the plastic blank. The entire pad area is also re-machined to accept the CLYW Snow Tire. All these obsessive details to preserve the iconic Peak feel meant this was the most challenging Luftverk plastic to date.

This month’s box value is  $40.00

For more info on the Peak read here- https://luftverk.com/blogs/blog/clyw-plastic-peak

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Box 82 Tier 3 June 2023

JUNE 2023
I Love UNPRLD, Tyler Hseih is as fun as they are awesome. This month’s box is an amazing exclusive deal. The UNPRLD Seiji (120 value) plus UNPRLD informel (60 value) and some sweets to boot! Informel is his new signature yoyo – Named after a distinctive art form, but the literal meaning of the word is “atypical”. This term represents In Hyeok’s approach to both yo-yoing and art – he always strives to break the mold.  Seiji is based on the Cognition series. The yoyo is larger and wider than the cognition shape, and has large winged rims. UNPRLD went through 5 prototypes to come up with this final design.

This month’s box value is  $185.00

The UNPRLD Seiji is the signature yoyo of Junsang Park.

The Seiji is based on the Cognition series. The yoyo is larger and wider than the cognition shape, and has a large winged rims. UNPRLD went through 5 prototypes to come up with this final design. The result is an extremely stable playing yoyo that is easy to control, push, and rely on for front, side, and horizontal styles.

The name Seiji is the Korean pronunciation for the sage flower. These low growing, evergreens have long stood for various qualities like long life, thoughtfulness, good health, and wisdom in the language of flowers.

The flower language of sage is the core of Junsang’s philosophy of life. Junsang, for the past several years, has lived a very disciplined life for his well being mentally and physically for yoyo. His passion for knowledge, health, and the ability to not be hindered by the modern phenomenon of demoralization is what made him choose this name.

In Hyeok Choi has been a key role in the UNPRLD brand since he joined us in 2017. He is a multifaceted talent – not only is he incredibly stylish at yo-yoing, but he is also a great artist.

Informel is his new signature yoyo – Named after a distinctive art form, but the literal meaning of the word is “atypical”. This term represents In Hyeok’s approach to both yo-yoing and art – he always strives to break the mold. This new design, loosely inspired by UNPRLD Corruption, features a light weight for extended play and low-profile, round undercut rims for high stability and comfort. Finished with a blasted profile and a polished cup for max aesthetics.

We are proud to create something for In Hyeok that is both suitable for his style of yo-yoing and represents his identity outside of yo-yo. Informel will be available in stores this summer – stay tuned for more details.

Seiji Specifications:

 

Diameter:56.30 mm / 2.22 inches
Width:46.00 mm / 1.81 inches
Gap Width:4.50 mm / 0.18 inches
Weight:65.61 grams
Bearing Size:Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response:“Slim Pad” Size 19mm OD
Material:7068 Aluminum w/ Stainless Steel Rings
Designed in:USA
Made in:China
Released:December 2022
Informel Specifications:
Diameter:55.00 mm / 2.17 inches
Width:44.40 mm / 1.75 inches
Gap Width:4.50 mm / 0.18 inches
Weight:63.50 grams
Bearing Size:Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response:“Slim Pad” Size 19mm OD
Material:6061 Aluminum
Designed in:USA
Made in:China
Released:July 2022
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Box 81 Tier 2 May 2023

THE Yonami Code Colorway-EXCLUSIVE

The Rain City Skills Yonami Code is a triple signature yoyo. Ashley Thompson, Bailey Main, and Jake Leach are three of their best “Have fun learning yoyo” representatives. They work hard to engage the community, encourage others and generally make yoyo great for everyone. It all started with a very fun idea.

Rain City tasked them with designing the yoyo they wished they’d had when they got hooked on yoyo! The result is the Yonami Code. Named so as a reference to their hugely successful “Gamer”, a slimline yoyo that is really challenging to hit modern yoyo tricks on.

The Yonami Code makes everything easy. We opted for a modified “H” design for maximum stability while trying to figure out that next trick. They targeted weight distribution for top performance, making this the ONLY yoyo you need. (“Want” is another matter). The cup features their Lego compatible hub, perfect for adding a light up brick or finger spin plate. That said, it fingerspins beautifully on its own, perfect for the TikTok generation who are all about the DNA!

Each Box includes – The Yonami Code set up with a Full-C Groove bearing – A half-C bearing to switch the yoyo to responsive for beginners – The Yonami Code sticker with a few others, as well as some of their collectable Pogs – a couple string – A maple candy!

The value of this Month’s box is $60.00

 

Yonami Code Specifications:

 

Diameter:54.60 mm / 2.15 inches
Width:47.90 mm / 1.89 inches
Gap Width:4.50 mm / 0.18 inches
Weight:62.5 grams
Bearing Size:Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response:“Slim Pad” Size 19mm OD
Material:6061 Aluminum
Designed in:Canada
Made in:China
Released:April 2023
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Box 80 Tier 1 April 2023

APR 2023

This month’s throw is from YoYoFactory. The Loop 720 has been refined to amazing standards over the years and now the Evan Blast is the absolute best starter looping yoyo. Helping you progress from beginner to novice/advanced tricks with ease and consistency. The all-new body is built around precision components delivering consistent performance with relatively low maintenance (the use of YoYoFactory type 2 looping lube is recommended).

YoYo used by Shu Takada in America’s Got Talent

SPECS:
Diameter:  58.79 mm / 2.31 inches

Width: 33.90 mm / 1.33 inches

Gap Width: 1.95 mm / 0.08 inches

Weight: 50.9 grams

Bearing Spec: CBC Spec XS