Myself, I don’t think I would, just because that is (and has been) Colin’s thing. BUT, you could always reach out to Colin and talk to him about it. I don’t think he has a patent on it, but I think a lot of things like that are just respect (like you’ve already mentioned).
If you could find a different way to do it that Colin isn’t then that may be an option, but again, I’d probably reach out to Colin just not to step on toes.
Yeah @Glenacius_K I’d say you’re probably right about people being hesitant. But also right about it not being a big deal. I can sympathize with the fact that it can be a little intimidating if all you’ve ever owned is threaded yo-yos, but it’s no biggie to have a permanent axle.
First off i definitely think you have to the skill to make them. The pictures you have posted of your work all look intredible. Such fine craftsmanship. Your ability to work with so many types of materials is impressive. I still want to buy one of your unresponsive throws someday when im not so broke.
Threaded axles look pretty cool but i dont think i would ever unscrew them if i had one.
I agree with fixed as long as the gap is just right. I simply can’t stand a slippy gap. Slippy gaps just have an awful throw and return and regen poorly. I aim always to make fixed axle yoyos that first and foremostly have good reliable response and regen capability.
I consider the Harbinger to be exactly as I want it and at the moment, it is my only locked-in model that I make. I couldn’t be happier with it.
I have another model called the Scorcher (name subject to change) and have made numerous prototypes of it. I have at least 30 different Scorchers of slightly varying shapes lying around at my house, but I just cant seem to be satisfied with any just yet. The idea of the Scorcher is a low wall, more rounded wing shape great for general fixed axle play but also easier to perform long string tricks on.
I’m getting close to honing in on a shape for it, but I absolutely refuse to release anything that I don’t feel is perfect.