Hello everyone, my name is Matt and I am here to officially introduce Old School Throws.
The company’s primary goal is to reintroduce organic throws to a market dominated by competition oriented yoyos that are often v or h shaped in design.
The inspiration for this company came from years of playing with yoyos from the 2000-2010 era. I started yoyoing in 2009 but wasn’t serious until 2013. At the time, I was infatuated with the General-Yo Hatrick, thus sparking my love for small diameter organics. Over the course of the next few years, I bought, sold, and collected nearly 200 yoyos from this era.
Getting to try out all of these yoyos not only refined my preferences, but also gave me insight as to what I wanted to add to the market. For years I’ve been playing with different specs, trying to find the perfect combination that would yield a high quality throw that includes my favorite characteristics of last decade’s yoyos.
I’ve always wanted to make my own throw and the time has finally arrived! I am proud to present our first release, the Quint. Drawing inspiration from the Sili Dert, the Quint features a 36.60 mm frame and a 52.55 mm diameter. Weighing in at just under 63 grams, the Quint is probably considered undersized by today’s standards, but would have been classified as mid-sized back in the day.
Here are some photos of the prototypes. The last photo is the proto next to the Sili Dert.
The production run will feature rounded rims rather than the sharp rims of the protos. Originally I wanted to infuse the old school profile with today’s love for a lot of rim weight. However, for both aesthetic and play reasons, I rounded the rims and moved the weight towards the center to make the yoyo play even floatier than before. The final specs should be very close to the protos.
The first release should be around mid-August. I have all of the packaging, stickers, etc but am still waiting for the actual yoyos to arrive.
Check out our Facebook and Instagram to see what we’re up to!
IG: Old School Throws (user:oldschoolthrows)
If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I can’t wait to see what you all think of the Quint!