Fair Trade YoYos is a relatively new company started by @fatguysnacks247 aiming to create yoyos with innovative style, nostalgic themes, and modern design elements. This is their first releases here at YoYoExpert - The PV44!
From FTY: The PV44 is a 53x44mm & 63g 7068 AL modified H-shape yoyo. We have revisited the “schwall” from the original Project Y release, though featuring a much shallower ‘trough’, as opposed to a deeper ‘well’. With PV44 I wanted to experiment with a harder ‘H’ concepts and even “high-schwall” maybe would be more appropriate.
To that end, the wall and interior (recessed or otherwise), typically fashioned in schmoove grooves, a straight vertical wall, etc. have their benefits. A flush straight vertical wall can lead to higher friction, lower stability, etc. schmoove grooves can help with both of these, but… The schwall design, in addition to being stable in itself, is also very ‘correctable’ in play, and forgiving… this is true of the Project Y and PV44. the apex of the schwall provides for great correction and control – imo, and regardless of your skill level.
The PV44 was inspired by the Oxy 5 and the Project Y. Wanting to push the H shape and high ‘schwall’ feature, I believe the goal was accomplished. From the prototype (62 grams), an additional gram of rim weight gently feathered away from the rim so as to not lose the spirit of the piece.