G-squared yoyos x Zammy proudly presents the “Wolf”!
The Wolf started out as merely a small idea exchanged between Jacob and myself. Around this very time in 2015, Jacob and I were talking about future projects for G-squared and he really wanted to test himself and improve upon his developing skills for yoyos. With that said, he asked me straight out, “Want to do a possible project? A collab?” With a bit of time to think it over- come early January I immediatly said a “Yes!” and we kicked it off with our collaboration adventure!
The design of the Wolf is based on all of my favorite types of yoyos I have used in my “career” of playing yoyo. Combine that with Jacobs expertise in development and design, and we have ourselves quite the unique piece of functional art! This is one of the best qualities of it, it has so much influence and evolution that it truly makes it a beast of nature.
As you can see, the Wolf sports a sloping style catch-zone which aids in the use of horizontal play but also to reduce friction on the string due to no high-wall. The slope of the wall reaches to about middle of the way towards the top of the rims. I believe the lines are for aesthetic appearances and or is in relation to the weight distribution. Unfortunately, I’m not the best at lingo when it comes to specific yoyo parts. Anyways the top of the rims has a tiny bit of flair, curving out until the very top part which flattens out. This gives the entire appearance of the yoyo to be a combination of an H-shape style with the organic style. The cup area is where things get really intriguing.
The outside part of the rim curves on the inside so the inward edge isn’t sharp. This gives this specific throw a lot of rim weight involved but also has connected to the middle area of the Wolf. The middle area sports a “double rim” effect which provides a bit of central/middle weight to create stability while on the throw. So between the rim weight and the central weight, the results give an incredible sense of power but without the throw feeling like a complete brick at the end of the string.
And with that all said, there was a major goal that we had in place for the design and that simply: “Balance”. During one of the speaking points with Jacob, I mentioned how I want the Wolf to have the characteristic to be able to blend in with the different mentalities of yoyoing. One one hand, you have the casual thrower, whom simply throws for the out most joy and fun but doesn’t put a heavy hand into trick theory or combo development due to competition. Then you have the competitor type of thrower, who demands performance out of the latest throws, with specs that will help to dominate the competition circuit or innovating today’s trick theory. Balancing both approaches can make it so anyone can pick up the Wolf and control the apex predator that it is!
With the main goal of the Wolf being “balance” accomplished, on the throw it gives the feeling that it is neither what they call “floaty” nor can it be labeled as “brick”. Sporting a weight of 66.4 grams, we were able to achieve the best of both worlds. It has the stability of heavier based throwers, while still having the agility of floaty based yoyos.
I’ve been yoyoing for close to at least 20 years of my life and in 17 of those years I have dreamed of aquireing a true “signature pro-model” yoyo. Something that is built from the ground up based on my preferences and philosophies for yoyo, and I truly believe Jacob and I have accomplished this life long dream. This collaborated project has been an interesting experience on both sides and the end result is the finalized product- The Wolf.
Here is the official specs for the G-squared yoyos x Zammy Wolf!
Diameter - 56mm
Width - 44mm
Gap - 4.4mm
Weight - 66.4 Grams
Axle - 10mm
Bearing - Size C (Ships with the Boss Rage and Boss Wrath)
The Wolves will be sold here on Yoyoexpert retailing at $115-$120 with three colorway options:
“First Blood” -black with red splash
“Warpath Swirl”- grey, silver and red in G-squared swirl anodization
“Andromeda” Black and purple acid wash-ish with blue speckles
Release date will be this upcoming Wednesday, November 23rd 2016! So mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen because the Wolf is gonna be let loose and its going to be on the hunt of its prey!