I found out that the YYF PRIMO is nearly identical to my design, so I bought a used one, and I’m super satisfied. If you’re one of the people who wanted to try my design, you should get a PRIMO as well. If you don’t like it, I could buy if from you. I want more (not paying more than $60 for one though)
Makes me happy to know that my design resembled a yo-yo that plays so well.
First of all, I hate to do this thread because I feel that yo-yo design should be left to the people with years of expertise. I’m happy that there are kids out there trying to throw lines together to create a yo-yo of their own, but I feel that they don’t know much about weight distribution or what goes into a yo-yo to make it more than just a rock on a string. And yet they still get massive support, giving them false hope of generating profit through their design, I don’t know, some lucky kids might be on the right track and succeed, giving birth to a new company that will perform very well in the community, that’s good, but very unlikely. I consider myself one of those kids, no experience, but still trying to create a yo-yo of my own.
(throwing since April 2011, thrown most yo-yos one can buy on YYE)
And with that note, I present to you my own design. The I.B.I Disregard (prototype)
Disregard Prototype fade by Toshiro 3, on Flickr
Disregard Prototype fade 2 by Toshiro 3, on Flickr
This all started from a simple plan of a cross-section I drew while bored at school, I was aiming for a heavy rim weighted yo-yo that was classic in shape. Hence the reason for such a simple design that might now be outdated by all the negative-space yo-yos coming out recently.
This design sat in my binder for almost half a year, I was just too lazy to make a 3D model out of it, no matter how much I wanted to see how it would turn out. I need to thank Davion of Weaver Strings and the very recent Central Yo-Yo Design for inspiring me to finally put this design on the computer to be 3Dimension-ized.
and my Google Sketch Up re-design of the cross section.
Disregard cross-section by Toshiro 3, on Flickr
The Google Sketch Up design made me take a little off the rim to create a more round rim, and I accidentally placed it on the hub, creating a very unique shape that I fell in love instantly. I do realize though, that this might create too much center weight that’s the source of the thud at the end of the string that not many enjoy, but I’ll have to deal with that when this actually gets manufactured.
I am a fan of undersized throws, so I plan for the specs to be following.
Gap width: 4.5mm
Bearing: Twisted Trifecta
Response: Flowable (I love when flowable caves in when dry, this doesn’t happen with pads)
and I will not state the weight as I have no idea how much such an object will weigh.
now, this all is in it’s very first stage of development, much will change as I get opinions form the community. Thanks for reading all of this!