From @MarkD : "This design owes a lot to the earlier “cubic” and ultra wide yoyos that paved the way - including the CLASHcube, Superwide, Atlas, Qubit, and 543.
I started working on this design in 2018 just after designing the Diffraction v1. There’s an allure to certain numbers and patterns that draw me in, and the concept of a cubic yo-yo (whose diameter and width were the same) was something that became a small obsession in the following months. I refined the profile very slowly, and finally with a yo-yo team to get feedback from, we settled on a final hub design and weight (61-62g!) and put it to the test with a set of prototypes. They were a joy to play with, and we’re excited to see how everyone likes the final version."
The lightweight design of the Umbra gives is a bouncy maneuverable feel in play and the extra wide profile will help land your most difficult tricks with ease!