carrying cases

for Andre: Would you be able to get carrying cases?

Well most cases are from specific companies, Andre would have to make a deal with the whole company just to get a case. I would guess not because we have some awesome brands here already.
Just make your own, it’s simple and cheap.

Also, Yomega mostly sells Cases and I dont think andre could get them.


I think it would have been a lot easier to have just added your own info, or just not posted in this thread.

Also, most brands dont make YoYo cases. However, I remember reading on YYN, Ben hinting about YYF making cases. :wink:

You can make your own.

This is a guide from another forum unfortunately the pics are gone, but you can probably figure it out w/o them.

[quote=Luke Vader;223040]about a month ago, i saw Bono’s walk-thru he made for his blog and it inspired me to make my own case, and my own walk-thru since his was in a different language…forgive me in advance if it’s a bit of a long post…i tend to get carried away at times…

please note before trying this method out on your own that what i use to cut the holes in the foam is extremely sharp and will take next to nothing to cut yourself pretty badly…as with any sharp object, use some common sense when using it and you’ll still have enough fingers to completely enjoy string trickery :sso


– aluminum case (or something similar)
– 2" thick foam
– utility knive
– ruler, piece of paper, and a Sharpie (optional, for the template)
– RIT dye (optional)
– 1 empty 6oz. can of Hunt’s Tomato Paste (at least one of these)
– manual can opener
– pair of pliers
– 20oz Coca-Cola bottle lid (optional)
– bowl of hot soapy water

STEP ONE (foam, RIT dye)

This step is optional. I found my foam at an arts & crafts store and it was white. The white poly-foam usually turns yellow or a dingy orange color with age, so I decided to dye my foam to override that. The foam was in a sealed plastic bag and it had already started turning yellow on the corners. All of the poly-foam was like this, so I decided to pick up some RIT dye to fix that. This foam is pretty small (8"x10") but since foam is so absorbent, I got 2 boxes of blue dye. I let the foam sit in the dye solution overnight and then washed it out several times the next morning. Then i sat the foam on my back porch to dry for the better part of one day. If you use this step, it’s important that you allow the foam enough time to completely dry because dry foam is stiffer and will give you a better cut once you start hacking on it.

STEP TWO (foam, ruler, utility knife, piece of paper, and Sharpie)

This step is also optional, so if you choose to not make a template for the foam, then just cut it out to be about the same size as the inside of the case and move along to the next step…

– Use the ruler to measure the width and length of the inside of the case. Mark the dimensions on the piece of paper with the ruler.

– Cut out the template and place it inside the case to check for accuracy. On this step, it’s ok if the template is a little big because that will make the foam a little bigger than it needs to be and provide a tighter fit.

– Lay template on the foam and line it up so that 2 sides of the template are aligned with the edge of the foam. Mark the foam with the Sharpie and cut the foam along the line with a utility knife or something similar.

STEP THREE (empty can of tomato paste, can opener)

Use the can opener to open the can of tomato paste. But, instead of opening the can like you would any other can, turn the opener so that the cutting edge is on the side of the can instead of on top. Be VERY careful after you cut the top off because the edge of the can will be extremely sharp! Wash out the paste in the sink and remove the label. You’ll notice that the edge of the can has small little dents in it from where you stopped and started with each turn of the opener. Take a pair of pliers and gently straighten these dents out until the can opening is as close to a circle as possible. This will be the circle cutter for the holes that your yo’s go in.

STEP FOUR (foam, can used for cutting the yo holes, 20oz. bottle cap for CW holes, bowl of hot soapy water)

First, you need to sit your yo’s on the foam and figure out what the best combo for the holes is. Make sure that they’re not too close because that will make the walls of the holes too thin and more likely to rip over time. Plus, as you’re cutting the holes, there’s a better chance that you might accidentally cut over in to a surrounding hole if they’re too close together. Also leave enough room for your counterweight holes if you want them. If you dont want counterweight holes, you’ll probably have enough room to tuck the weight under your yo.

Dip the cutting edge of the can in the soapy hot water. The soapy water is used as a lubricant when you’re cutting and will keep the foam from bunching up and giving you a jaged cut. Once you’ve got the pattern for your yo’s figured out, dip the can in the water and start each hole by removing one yo at a time and cutting the foam in it’s spot just a little bit. Doing this will get the yo’s out of the way but still leaving you an idea of where everything should be cut.

Now that all of your holes are marked with a small cut, it’s time to go all the way thru. Dip the can in the water and cut thru the hole about halfway. Use a small back and forth motion (clockwise and counter-clockwise), moving the can about a quarter of an inch before changing back to the other direction. This will cause a sawing effect which provides a better looking and straighter cut. If all you do is move the can in one direction, it causes the can to cut the foam sideways and the result is a slanted hole. When you’re about halfway thru the foam, dip the can in the water again to keep things moving smoothly. Continue until all the holes have been cut. If you’re making counterweight holes, do the same as you did with the can but with the 20oz. bottle lid. Cut until the lid is flush with the foam, and then gently pull the cut foam (rip it out, nice and easy though).

After you’re dont cutting all of the holes, rinse the foam out with hot water to remove all of the soap you used when cutting it (unless you like sticky yoyo’s). Be careful when you’re squeezing the water out of it because the foam will be alot weaker now that it has holes in it. You dont want rips in it do ya? You’ll probably want to let it air dry for several hours in the sun after you rinse it.


Now all that is left to do is put the dried and cut foam into your case and put your yo’s inside. Viola! Yoyo Case!

overall, making a yo case really isnt that hard if you’ve seen someone do it or gotten a pointer or 2 in advance to make things go a bit easier…i’m sure i would have done things a bit differently and probably not as good had i not seen Bono’s pics beforehand…so much thanks to Bono for the inspiration…hopefully this will help out those who missed out on his guide…

good luck! :sso