It is delightful to make something cool with a friend. I have been working on a new slimline yoyo with my pal Jamie, who runs Spiral (see: the Kappa - this is important as a design note).
We call it the Sliver, as a reference to the cool Magic: The Gathering creature type that was first introduced in Tempest block, and because slivers (the general concept) are very thin. As a bonus, the clear colorway is now called Silver Sliver.
We designed a cool box that follows the dimensions of an M:TG card box, though thicker to fit a yoyo inside. I hired cool artist friends for the “sliver” and the box layout.
The SLIVER is 54mm in diameter, 34mm wide, and 63g. It plays primarily unresponsive, though there’s a fully greased flat bearing included if you want a responsive mode. The Sliver pockets easily but was designed with performance in mind, allowing it to be a great 1a companion.
G2 Nate recorded a review for us:
The Sliver will cost $54 for monocolor and $60 for multicolor, and will release on January 21st here on YoyoExpert.
I made sure the box fit magic: the gathering cards inside. Just in case you have a giant pile of beat up cards you need to carry somewhere.
*mtg cards NOT included with the yoyo