Blasted Kimmitt Northstar


(WildCat23) #1

Side view; Nothing special about the side view. Just your standard Kimmitt Northstar, with a wasps nest counterweight.

Profile View; Shows what the blast looks like from the side.

Axle Side View; Shows off the blast from a different point of view. I really consider this the best picture as it really shows the texture of the half. Also you may notice that the expansion points that look like fingerprints are gone. This I consider a cosmetic improvement.

So yes, it’s sandblasted. When I was done sandblasting I found it very rough, and it heated up on grinds, so I took some steel wool to it very lightly, and it was much better. Some of you may think that a sandblast will chew through strings like a dog with attitude, but this thing doesn’t go through strings any faster than any other yoyo.

Conclusion; This thing is a beast!!! It has grind times comparable to my Raptor but being a plastic! Being my best 5a throw, it opened up a whole new area of tricks for me. I personally think it looks cooler, while at the same time improving grinds. I don’t know if the sandblast did something or not, but this thing is as smooth as most high end metals.


#2

cool i like it the more you use it the sand will ware down so it wont eat through the string


#3

Looks like you did a nice job on that. The texture sure helps grinds and looks pretty nice at the same time.


#4

Nice


#5

The soda blast was invented when one of the guys from onedrop tried putting baking soda in a sandblasting gun, try it.


(DOGS) #6

Sodablasting wasn’t invented by anyone from OneDrop.

That Northstar is pretty.


#7

Yoyosoda blasting is more what I meant should have been more clear.


(WildCat23) #8

Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I actually wanted to try a sodablast, but didn’t have enough baking soda. Instead I sandblasted it then smoothed it out.