From Rain City Skills: The Author is a yoyo I’ve been waiting years to make. When I was working with King Yo Star, I had the opportunity to release a signature yoyo. The Pun was a great yoyo, but it wasn’t perfect. Five years later I have a lot more experience and a different set of needs.
First and foremost, I wanted a yoyo I’d enjoy playing. Something that wouldn’t be work to throw, that is smooth on the string and stable enough to work through designing a trick, and more importantly, teaching a trick. I’m also dealing with multiple shoulder injuries from car accidents. Most yoyos in the 64g+ range hit the end of the string with a tug and have a tug on the bind. It’s not a lot, but it adds up to reduced throwing time. When Justin and I were working on this design, light weight was my #2 design goal.
We ended up with a 56g yoyo. That’s right, 56g. When I got the prototype, I played with it for a week before it occurred to me to weight it. The proto was 55g, we added 1g to the rim so it would have a good thumb grind lip.
I think you are going to love this throw, it’s light but powerful, and has a comfortable curve. It sits somewhere in the “W” shape ballpark but leaning towards an “O” shaped gap rather than a “V”. And of course, The Author includes the signature Rain City Skills Lego hub you’ve come to know and love.