So for a while now, I’ve been buying up as much titanium as I can. There’s just some magic that the material offers that you can’t get with aluminium. Some make better use of this than others, some are just gimmicky toys for people who love the material.
Here they are
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Collection shot. 20 of the finest bits of titanium made into a yoyo.
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YoYo Recreation Dazzler. Great yoyo, fits in your pocket nicely and plays fantastically on the string.
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YoYo Recreation Seventh Heaven - Plays a lot like the Sleipnir it’s shaped like. Lovely shape, great play and a very pretty engraving.
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sOMEThING Anglam TiSS - I always suspected that a titanium bi-metal was a silly idea and this proves me right. It doesn’t perform better than some other titanium yoyos that don’t use steel to increase performance. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t perform badly, it just doesn’t justify the steel rings, or the price!
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sOMEThING Anglam Zero - All of the performance of the TiSS with half the price tag. I wasn’t a huge fan when I first got my hands on it but the more I play it, the more I love it.
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Luftverk Octavia AMS - The anodizing makes this yoyo. The surface is very teflon like, grinds for days. Not the best performer but it’s got that titanium feel that you just can’t get anywhere else.
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Luftverk Octavia - Plays exactly like the AMS but with a blast instead of the teflon like surface. The blast is beautiful though.
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Luftverk Evora Purple - This is the blasted Evora. It’s something very special to look at and hold in your hands. The blast on this is much nicer than that of the Octavia and the colours shift in the light very nicely. It doesn’t perform quite as well as the RSP but it feels fantastic on the string. Very light but slow.
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Luftverk Evora RSP - This is the one that was sold here on YYE. The higher grade of titanium adds a bit of weight but also makes it perform much better. It inspires a lot of confidence so you can really start to bully it into doing what you want.
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SPYY TYY-01 - Not my favorite. Lacks performance and feels average. Honestly, I was massively disappointed in this when I got it and my mind hasn’t really changed. It’s not a bad yoyo, but for the premium titanium demands, it’s not a good one either.
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SPYY TYY-01 LW - This one performs just as badly as the regular TYY-01 but feels a lot lighter. It feels lovely but you have to shave down the pads to stop them from protruding. Overall, I’d call it a better yoyo than the regular, but don’t expect to be amazed at what titanium has to offer.
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One Drop CiTizen - Beast on the string. Performs as well as, if not better than any other titanium yoyo. Great at horizontal as well as regular play. You do feel every bit of that 64g on the string but it performs so well you just don’t care.
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YoYo Factory Titanium Dream - Light, fast and nimble with a fantastic colour. It gets a lot of hate and took a long time to sell because it was offered so cheaply to backers of the crowdfunding campaign but Once you play it, you’ll love it. It’s wicked fast,
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YoYo Factory Ricochet - AKA $200 walk the dog. It plays ok, does what it does, but what it’s really great for is sparking. I spark mine a lot.
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2sick Rook Prototype - I was lucky enough to get one of these long before release and I can’t praise it enough. Fantastic player that dominates the string. Monster performance, low weight and great feel. It’s my 2nd favorite titanium yoyo.
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Pre-Axis Pulsefire Ti Prototype - Only 3 of these were made and that’s a damn shame. When Tyler and James made the original Pulsefire out of 7075 aluminium, they got a few of these made up at the same time. A few years later, Tyler decided to sell this one and I was the first to talk to him about it. It plays extremely well, very fast, very stable and very light. I adore it. It’s a shame that so many people won’t get the chance to experience it.
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iYoYo.de TiGer - Plays like a heavier CiTizen. I’m not the biggest fan of it since it’s quite hefty but it’s still very well made and spins forever. It’s probably the best performing titanium yoyo I own.
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Oxygene Hypereon - I was lucky to get this one fairly cheap. It’s a very interesting, extreme H shape. Much like the CLYW Cliff. Spins for a long time but the wide rims make for a small catch zone so it’s a bit unforgiving. I do enjoy it a lot.
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3yo3 Ti5 (Custom anodized by Jason Wong) - This thing is unbelievably fast. Stable as long as you don’t hit the outer rims too hard but the speed is incredible. The shape isn’t for everyone and the rims can be a bit sharp if you snag and whack a knuckle but if you’re playing well, it really makes your tricks look good.
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VsNYYC TiWalker - My favorite yoyo. Not just my favorite titanium but my favorite yoyo. I will be buried with this thing. Bags of performance, wonderful shape, perfect size and loads of energy on the string. It’s the yoyo I feel most at home using. Finding pads can be a pain though.
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Ti2 Design Ti Yo - Meant as a pocket toy for EDC fans who like to spend hundreds on lanyard beads. 50mm x 38mm means it slips in your pockets nicely but it’s a pretty terrible yoyo. Laser anodizing is very pretty though.
So there you go.
If you have something I don’t, I’m most only likely to trade the blue and purple Luftverks. I wont sell them for money, only trade them for things I don’t have already.
Hope you enjoyed that.