A big thanks to @YoYoExpertGarrett for letting me test these out. I’m having a lot of fun in the process! I tried a wood A blank first in a Doc Pop Weekender. As I worked the original ball bearing off the bearing post with a pair of pliers I worried I might have to destroy the blank once I decided to remove it in the future. Fortunately, Garrett made the blanks so that they sit loosely on the post, which was a big relief. The play was so much fun. I’ve been playing the Weekender a lot, and I found I had to tweak my form a bit, but I felt right at home with the new feel in a hurry. There was of course an expected reduction in spin time, but it still spinned slightly longer than my best spinning wood fixie. I believe the A blanks are a natural fit for any of the A bearing responsive yoyos that are out right now. The C blanks need to be more selectively used to get the most out of the yoyo. If you’ve ever had an axle knot in a wide unresponsive yoyo, and continued to play with it doing stalls, etc., you basically know how this feels. It’s interesting at first to do stall based tricks on a really wide unresponsive yoyo, but the yoyo is very unstable when stalled, and the feel is weird to me. I did have fun with an RCS DUCC prototype I have that is only 38 mm wide and on the light side. I don’t have an unresponsive slimline, but I imagine the C blanks would shine in something like the PDX Phidias.
You guys could definitely sell these. Great job Garrett, and thanks again. Please let me know if you have any questions.