Home Brew counterweights?


#1

Hey guys, I need your opinion on something. Im thinking about starting a small homebrew counterweight company; I will be making delrin counterweights in many colors and effects with dye. Would anyone be interested? How many of you would actually think about picking up a few? Prices would be something like this:
$2.00 for 1
$5.00 for 3
$12.00 for 10
$1.00 Each for orders of 10+
This is just an idea, so I need as much feedback as possible.

I can dye counter weights in many colors, I may even take requests for a higher price.

So what do you think? Are you interested? Your feedback will result in the start up, so tell me what you think!

Thanks,
Titanium221 8)


#2

Put some pic and how heavy they will be.


#3

Depending on weight and shape I would probably be interested in a couple.


#4

I don’t think you’re allowed to sell counterweights because of the Duncan patent thing. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.


#5

shouldnt this post be in looking for help/recommendations


#6

I am not sure if this is true because its homebrew. But truthfully I wouldn’t risk it. If Duncan did find out and its against their patent the can sue.

Corret me if I am wrong also. I am just recommending not to risk it.


#7

I pretty sure its been done before…
And I havent ordered the delrin yet, thats why I’m asking you guys first

Ill send Duncan an email or something


#8

Yes it has been done before. But if you haven’t realized. Duncan is now REALLY enforcing their patent. So I am not sure how this will go down.


#9

I wouldn’t do it like what Born2yoyo said because of Duncan is enforcing their patent.


#10

all they do is warn you and nobody from duncan is on the forum


#11

That doesnt mean they cant visit and read threads.


(Matty#14) #12

I think it would be okay, because:
A. Its a Homebrew type thing. Hes not going to make millions of dollars off of this.
B. I believe duncan said something about they would not go after the indivdidual (Spelling?) But the Company. And Hes Definitly not Yoyojam, or Yoyofactory trying to use this for a profit.


(Cameron (and his yoyo)) #13

Dude Spintops were 50 cents each, not 2 bucks.


#14

I would be interested in some of your counter weights. :slight_smile:

I believe this is correct. I remember it from some topic, but I forget which one.

Brandon Jackson is.


(DOGS) #15

His name is Gizzyo :wink:

And I agree with what he said. If YYF can’t have videos up with 5a I doubt you should sell counterweights publicly Since you are selling them small scale you may not have an issue, but I’d still be careful


#16

I think you can, they are home brew. Its like hubstacking a yoyo, you can sell it as a mod. Breaking the patent would be if x company made a huge amount of moulded plastic counterwieghts and sold them as something you would use especifically for counterwieghts.

http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/213/YoYoFactory-5A-T-Shirt
Isn´t YYF not supposed to advertise 5a?


#17

They can make 5A videos they just use Duncan yoyos. At least thats what Miggy alluded to on the last studio session. Which is specificly a 5A video.


(Matty#14) #18

I was thinking, If yoyofactory has a patent on hubstacks, wouldnt the Duncan Momentum be breaking that patent? With what Duncan did to YoyoFactory, I think they would immediatly retaliate and sue them for the Momentum breaking hubstack patents. Am I right or do they not have a patent?


#19

YYF called counterweights “spintop buttons” and duncan called stacks “spinning side caps”. Technically, they are two different things (even tho there not)


(Matty#14) #20

But thats like saying I could buy a Superstar, Call it the Super Duper Star, and Sell it for $200, and be immune to the trademark or whatever its called. It just doesnt make sense, and in a court, The judge would laugh at me, and send me to jail. It just makes no sense what so ever. Either way I want some of those Spintop buttons. Cough cough Counterweights Cough cough