So today I woke up around 1 expecting my new Majesty. I wasn’t tracking it, wasn’t sure exactly what day it was shipped on. I just knew it was today, I had that feeling. When the postman came I met him at the mailbox, and sure enough I had a package from Cali!
2nd Run Majesty
The first run, as you should know, featured a majority of 7075 Majesty’s and twenty-three, slightly lighter 6061 Purple Mountain Majesty’s. This second run is entirely different, in a way, than the first run. This time we have 6061 Majesty’s that weigh in at the weight of the first run 7075’s. The first time a yoyo has been produced in both 7075 and 6061 at the same weight, shape, and essentially size. According to Mr. Kaiser he added 0.002" to walls to reach the same weight as the 7075. So unless you’re a human-caliper, you won’t notice the size difference.
But the real question is… does a 6061 yoyo at the same weight, shape, and ~size stack up to a 7075 yoyo?
I purchased an “ano sample” that was done on ten Majesty’s, featuring a One Drop like tumble finish and a brilliant splash/stripes. It’s called the “Black Blob Limey Stripe” or BBLS. Kinda silly name I know, but it’s stuck. Besides, test-ano colorways don’t need real names If anyone popped into the General-Yo Fan Club thread, you’ve probably already read about my fascination with this interesting ano-job coupled with three simple colors just makes this “ano sample” better looking than most production colorways I’ve seen in a while.
The following is subjective only to the BBLS I received, the others could be an entirely different style for all I know. I’m just going to assume they are all similar to mine…
I hope we get more ano jobs like this one… it’s not your typical ‘drizzle’ “splash”. It’s not coated with a spray of blizzard speckles, it’s literally a splash. This splash looks so intense it literally looks like a paintbrush full of paint was swung at it, resulting in spectacular splashes and speckles of black. Then there is Blobs of black that have a Graffiti-esque Drip. Finally there is a nice thin drizz of Limey Green that accent the whole thing perfectly. Bet ya never seen someone so interested in a ano-job. Probably like, SkyHigh go check out this or that. Ya, ya. This one just looks too good man. Be jealous 8)
ignore my fingerprints all over the black blob lol…
Splash in the cup, drip on the catch, and cut up with a bunch of stripes
So how does it stack up? I’m not exactly sure what the differences are. I guess that should spell it out… lol. It feels like there is some kind of difference there, but I simply cannot put my finger on it. They are too similar for me to tell a difference. Maybe someone else with superhuman senses will figure out the difference? Maybe it’s some weird difference like Denser mass spins faster?? I have no idea, I’m no physicist but from my perspective they are essentially the same. I would try a Blind test but my v2 is Tumbled and the other is bead blasted! Haha! Perhaps I’ll try with gloves on too, who knows.
Majesty v2 goes beast mode. If you missed out on the 7075 Majesty, this is your chance at redemption. In my opinion there isn’t much of a difference between the two other than durability. This run we get three different surface finishes; standard General-Yo Beadblast, a lighter blast, and the tumble finish. We also get some special color-ways along with the traditional solids we come to expect and love so get your wallets ready for the freshness. The 7075 is going to take a hit better, but the 6061 plays just the same. So if you’re skeptical that it won’t live up to the Majesty’s name because it’s not the denser Aluminum, put those fears to sleep… the crown will stay upon the Majesty’s Noble head, and it ain’t goin’ anywhere.
P.S. if you wanna discuss the differences between the First Run 6061 Majesty (Purple Mountain) and the Second Run Majesty’s… well… that’s a whole entire conversation I am completely willing to have ;D But considering there’s a limited number of people out there who’ve tried the Purple Mountain, which weighs about 1-1/2 grams less… and only 22 people who can potentially directly compare the PMM with the v2, it might not even be worth teasing you guys about the differences.