When I first started the sketches for Triton back in late 2012 it changed everyday. I was drawing this yoyo up a if it was going to be a signature yoyo for myself, then I would adjust it based on things the team suggested. Looking at the triton you can see some of my favorite yoyos in its design. You can the peak, larger organic. You can see the project. You can see the punch line, the original sketches had larger spikes. Those were all things I brought together from things I liked in the past. The triton wasn’t going to play like any one of them though, as non were perfect for me. I wanted an everyday yoyo. Not something that was built specifically for fast or slow play. I wanted something that I could push when I wanted to, and play slow and casual.
If you have played a triton you know that goal was achieved.
The spikes we chopped down for a few reasons. First I didn’t want all of that weight on the axle, I wanted it spread out in the rim and on the G2 stability ring. Also I wanted the cups to have a larger visible area to show off the ano designs that make some yoyos playable pieces of art. Goal achieved if you have seen some of the ano jobs out there on the triton.
I like to grind. What helps a yoyo grind longer? A smaller amount of yoyo surface touching you. The grooves and bead blast do a great job helping with some if the longer grind tricks out there. I have a special July 4 edition coming from MFD, I can’t wait to see how it grinds with their blast!
Is the triton my signature yoyo? No, but it is everything I want in a yoyo and if I was designing a sig yoyo it would be the same but with a different name.
Just a little Triton background info I though you guys might like to know.