Introducing the Diffraction 2 by Mk1 Yo-Yos! A company created by YoYoExpert Forum member @MarkD!
The original Diffraction design was inspired by conversations online with Jordan Blofeld (of Smashing and OP YOYOs). Taking inspiration from the Smashing Interlagos yo-yo, Mark from Mk1 got some interesting ideas about fingerspin hubs. After a couple failed attempts he landed on something unique; concentric stepped circles to act as a fingerspin guide. The shape of these circles is reminiscent of laser diffraction patterns, something Mark had seen a lot as he worked in a laser-lab during his college years. This inspired the name of the yo-yo as well.
Mark took his design to the YoYoExpert Forums for advice and refined it into the Diffraction 1 which was produced in limited numbers and sold to friends and family. Later in 2019, Mark put together a plan to tweak the design just a bit (the Diffraction 2) and ordered a 2nd run with some different colors, including the green that couldn’t look better if it tried! A good friend drew up a new logo and the Diffraction 2 became a reality!