I got a surprise in the mail today and let me tell you… it hit me in the feels.
Dave Adams and I have talked yo-yos over the internet for longer than I’m willing to admit before we met in person this year at the US national tournament.
Dave is simply one of the good guys in our community, simply pumping anything he’s connected in with love until it’s bursting at the seams. The first example that comes to mind is Dave organizes one of if not the largest Yo-yo clubs in the US the Mile High Yo-yo Club. Dave is the heart and spirit of that club and the love his club members feel for him is contagious. And the second thing that comes to mind is this picture right here. The third version if you will of his highly successful project “The Gnome”. The Gnome is a perfectly organic Yo-yo with a twist, that twist being a “D” size bearing. Everyone who knows Dave knows that he is never short of creativity, but the direction he took with these Yo-yos is simply mindblowing for a passion project of his size.
Every Yo-yoer who’s been around over ten years, you are seeing correctly, that Mr. Dave is going to be releasing a certain number of NICKEL-plated Gnomes. Thats right. NICKEL. Nostalgia is running through my veins thinking about how great Nickel has treated me in my Yo-yoing journey and how much fun I’ve always enjoyed how they feel and perform, but also how they age with perfection.
For the time being, Dave is only selling these privately, but let me tell you, it plays wonderfully. And it’s everything you have grown to love and expect from your gnome, except packing an extra 1.4 grams of sex appeal. Please DM to secure one of these. Sooner than later.
All of these beauties were plated at Denver Metal Finishing and are assembled and tested by Dave himself.
Thanks again, Dave. Your friendship means the world to me and congratulations brother, we know that making a Yo-yo in our community means your legacy will never die and will live on longer than we ever will. You deserve all of this brother.
Mile High Yo-Yo Club (Denver Area)