Whats the first yoyo you made yourself?
This is the first yoyo I made myself. I can’t find a better picture of it at this point.
It was made out of radiata pine with a 6mm Tasmaian oak axle.
It had very high walls, and a lot of marks around the rim where I burnt it and crushed the grain from making it with a circle cutter and router. It was poorly glued and shoddily sanded.
It weighed about 25g.
That looks so good
Does it play how you expected?
The proto played heavier than I thought it would. I wasn’t surprised as it was the first yoyo I ever designed. I worked with the machinist after that and the production run came out exactly as I envisioned. Still one of my favorite yoyo moments
“made” isn’t quite right… I designed it and ordered prototypes from a machine shop. 11 were made, I still have two of them and I play both.
7075 aluminum, 8mm axle, C bearing (center trac), bead blasted and anodized.
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