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Hi Guys, just a brief into about me,
My name’s Brian and some of you might have seen the promo videos I’ve made for Marcus Koh.
Anyway, getting into the yoyo manufacturing business’s a dream that i’ve been thinking and planning for a few years now.
Last year, i decided to master up the courage and just go for it.
I engaged a product designer and worked on my first design.
After quite a fair bit or work, I finally managed to produce this.
It’s an experimental design where I decided to push the rim weight further out of the max catch zone of the yoyo. The results of this were pretty interesting. The yoyo gave a super solid(almost too much) highly stable play similar to that of many H shaped yoyos yet still being mostly a V shaped.
However, I come from a film background and I have little to no knowledge on engineering/machining. This led to my prototype being easily damaged to the point of being unplayable. I later found out that I machined the yoyo using the wrong kind of metal (I was using Aluminium, not Aluminium Alloy) this caused the axel threading to completely strip bare just by the slightest overtwist.
Not to mention, my designer wasn’t very experienced himself and I got a pretty shoddy piece of work from him.
The project has since been on hold as I entered university studies a year ago, however, I would most definitely want to continue from where I left off some day in future.
I would like to know if anyone experienced in the indie yoyo manufacturing scene would happened to know any “how to make a yoyo 101” guide or threads anywhere I could refer to for help, and if anyone here does prototyping services.
Also would like thoughts, opinions and questions about the design.