So I Designed a Yo-Yo...Opinions? Update 5/24/12


#1

Hi there everyone :slight_smile:
So at my school there is a thing we have to do called a personal project. It’s something that’s supposed to be a bigger project and last the majority of the school year. For mine I’m going to make a yoyo ;D I’ve been messing around in a cad program a downloaded for a while, and I recently came up with a design I really like. I sent it to some folks to get some feedback and then made some more edits. I finally got it to a point where I like it and figured i’d post it here :slight_smile: This is the final drawing before I sent it to my machinist. I was kidding about the last one, haha…sorry if that disappoints anyone. It’s the same design, but I removed the bump from the catch zone to the rim, in an effort again to reduce the weight. I like how it looks. It’s a lot better than the last one IMO, so we’ll see how everything goes. It’s kinda a yyr-ish shape. Wider than most, but not too wide. I want it to be a light-ish weight. 64-66 grams hopefully. I’m gonna get it machined in different aluminum grades too, hopefully. Just to see the difference, haha. This is it. Hope you all enjoy. I’ll probably sell a proto or two on BST, so be on the watch! Thanks :slight_smile: any design feedback is appreciated!

Approximate specs:
~ 53mm
~ about 44mm width
~ Don’t know the weight, still need to calculate.
~ Size C bearing of course! Most likely a 10 ball
~ Flow groove response
~ tapped axle
~ most likely a soda blast finish
~ Maybe a 4.3-4.4 gap
that’s all for now :slight_smile: like I said before all feedback is appreciated. On a side note I kind of want to involve some of the community in this, so if you’re a string maker or something contact me and we can work something out for some special strings to go with the first run! That’d be awesome. Thanks for looking!

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If I posted this in the wrong place feel free to move it. or something… haha. it’s also in the modding and maintenance section, in case anyone was wondering :wink:


#2

Its gonna be heavy… like 75g


#3

im digging the shape and at 65 its definitely something id buy, what cad program are you using?


#4

It looks pretty good. I would suggest to maybe make it accept Flow Groove pads so you can have the option of either pads or silicone of your choice.


#5

I also posted in your other thread but yeah it looks good and at 65 grams its somethin id buy, what cad program do you use?


#6

It looks nice. Though to be honest, it’s not very original. Though too be honest, you can’t get any new shapes without going extreme, IE Monkey Fist Evil-Yo and Ten-Yo Decapod


#7

yeah. I really didn’t want to go extreme on the design. Obviously it would attract more attention to the yoyo but that’s not really what I was looking for. I was thinking sky walker when i designed it, but I don’t really see how it compares to others. gnarwhal maybe?


#8

Interesting. I’d like to see it in the 54-ish or larger diameter and maybe the 42-width range, but also just a tiny bit heavier, say 67 grams.

I like how simple it is. I like the simpler lines.

If I had some cash right now(got a couple of offers I couldn’t turn down) I’d strongly consider one if the price was right. Although, feel free to PM me!

As far as colors, I’m personally a fan of solids. I like metal colors, especially the siliver-kind of metals, but I also like the more vibrant bronze of the DiBase I just picked up. But other colorways I do like are the 28 stories colorway by CLYW. I have a black blue/green Dietz, which while it looks great, it’s kinda dark for my preferences. I love the blue of the OD 54, but for some reason the blue of my 44 clash Beysick doesn’t quite pop for me. I also like the metal look of my TFL Delorean with the satined rims.

Soda blast is nice. Maybe consider leaving the inside of the halves(the side pointing out) un-treated so you can have a very attractive surface to catch eyes and light. I have an Agape this way, and it’s beautiful to see and amazing to play.


#9

What design and rendering program did you use?


#10

I guess it won’t be if it 52-41.
I can help with weight if you like.


#11

I like the shape of it.


(YoYo_Freak) #12

Looks like a V shaped Skyline :wink:


#13

I’ll probably go 53 with the diameter. Gives me something between what I was considering. I’m fine if it’s a couple grams off from 65, but if it ends up being too heavy I’ll cut down the rims to lower the weight. I was thinking about the flow groove before :slight_smile: I’ll probably end up going with that in the end. It’s a nice response. I like it:)


#14

I think it would be cool if it was like 75 grams. That would be about the same weight aqs the Mutant DNA. Get some massive spin times.


#15

I use Rhino3d

I’ve never tried a mutant DNA. lol. I’m aiming for the good spin times, just not the super high weight :slight_smile:


#16

I like it a lot I would buy one :slight_smile:
Looks good keep the weight towards the rims.
flowgroove response
Gap of 4.3 seems suitable
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If you don’t add weight to make it about 70 grams I think you will have spin times similar too the x convict or ikyo agape even though shape differs …


#17

Looks great! Those cups look like they’re waiting to be engraved… Perhaps yoyo name in helvetica font, sorta YYR style for engravings, if any. Gives it a clean, classy look. This looks like something I would buy. A heavier weight would be cool. Make it stand out a bit… :slight_smile:


#18

Thats cool!!!


#19

53mm diameter and 65 grams in weight, and this shape is literally exactly what I have been looking, for please do it lol


#20

yeah. I was thinking somewhere around 4.3 or 4.4. that would be nice. Glad i’m not the only one who agrees ;D I’ve never played an x convict or agape either…haha. How are the spin times? :slight_smile: