Some of you may remembered a cluster of topics I made a while back, pointing towards the idea making new yoyos. Well, it finally came together and I am proud to present to you the first prototypes.
Its going to be called the Cadence
The rough dimensions of this prototype:
gap width: 4.5
size C bearing
888 size pad
I am going to tweak this some, mainly for weight, but also for gap width.
The Cadence will be featuring a hex nut axle system. From the get go, we got permission from the guys over at OneDrop, and they have helped us through most of the axle designing (Thanks a TON guys!).
I like the Hex nut design because it gives me peace of mind knowing that I can never “strip” the yoyo itself.
In these prototypes, you can see that there is not really any way to secure the hex nut in place when messing with the bearing/pads. I do have an idea planned to fix this problem, but it did not show up in these prototypes because this was all done on the lathe. Once we get a final design down, we will start using the mill (which is what the problem needs).
anyway, if you have any questions, comments, constructive criticism , happy feelings (anything) please share!
P.S. Im not looking for testers quite yet. There are still some kinks that need to be ironed out.