Well I had been dabbling in CAD and making a few designs of some throws that I thought would look cool and play well. I made a design I thought looked good and then I decided to pursue possibly getting some prototypes made.Designing a yoyo and having it actually made into a tangible object has always been on my yoyo bucket list. Messing with CAD for a few months I picked a design that I liked and had specs that I liked as well.
I talked to a couple machine shops about prices and primarily talk to Foxland Precision about all my questions and they answered them all in timely fashion. I have been back and forth emailing Alvin for a few weeks and they have great service. After deciding that I wanted to go ahead with Foxland I then contact Landon Balk to look through my design I made and fix any bugs/issues that my design had. My design was essentially 90% perfect but he had to make some minor changes with weight and response and his services were great as well.
Landon put it into his CAD and fixed it all up to be a perfectly functioning design. I give credit to him for being a great guy and doing a great job on it. So a few days ago I committed and officially put the order to get prototypes made. Making yoyos is NOT CHEAP and especially since I am getting a handful made. I am a college student so I don’t have a lot of money so I have been working a lot more and saving my money to pay for these. I am having 10 made and not exactly planning on having anymore made. This is something that I always wanted done and have finally made it happen.
Gambit’s have a finish date of early June so I am excited for that time to come. At this point I am saving up to pay for these throws. I plan on keeping like 3 of them and selling the rest. I am getting 7 made in 6061 and the 3 others in 7075. I am probably going to sell a few to close yoyo friends and a few to some other forum members. This is just to let you guys know and share the cool story. It’s going to be a very limited throw and hopefully will play how I want it too.
Gambit has specs that I personally like and is made to fit my style and preferences. I drew a lot of inspirations from Japanese companies as they make some of the best yoyos ever created. hopefully the design appeals to people and it should be great. I’m also getting all 7 6061 solid color anodized and the 7075’s will be raw. The colors include Gold, Clear, Blue with a few being blasted and unblasted.
Here’s a picture of the Gambit:
weight- 65.5g (7075 around 67.8g)
Response- 19mm groove pads
Bearing: 10 ball concaves
also here is the Logo for the design!
I want to give Alvin Rollins a shout out for being a extremely friendly and professional machinist.
Landon for helping with the design work.
Also JamesMay for the awesome logo!
Please let me know any comments or anything you guys would like to post or any suggestions
(Disclaimer: I am a member of Deadly SpINS and this is not a signature yoyo or an attempt to start my own company. This design is not affiliated with my sponsor but a personal project of mine. They are fully supportive of this project and support me.)