I’d love to win the Pulsefire.
There are a few reasons why I believe it would fit my play style very well, and here they are.
1. Shape - I love V shaped yoyos. There’s just something about them that suits me. It’s a little hard to tell from the second picture, but it seems like there is a slight roundness to the V shape, and it looks great. It’s like a Japanese company did a makeover of the Model 10. Also, the flat hub of the yoyo adds to the overall effect it has on me visually. It looks like a grade A Japanese manufactured yoyo (I’m not sure where it’s manufactured at though).
2. Size - My play style is all over the place. I like to do it all. Slacks, lacerations, whips, rejections, fast, slow, horizontal, chopsticks, and pretty much anything you can think of. It all just depends on how I’m feeling. Sometimes I like to play as if I’m competing, and sometimes I just like to relax and have a fun flowing trick session. A lot of the yoyos I’ve tried have either been above 56mm in diameter or below 54mm in diameter. The above 56mm throws can get sloppy during chopstick tricks and the below 54mm yoyos seem to lose too much velocity and make some rejections hard to hit. I haven’t seen many yoyos in the 55-56mm range that appeal to me… but the Pulsefire definitely does.
3. Weight - This is one of the biggest factors that appeal to me. I like full sized yoyos with undersized weight, especially when I’m just relaxing and busting out some smooth, graceful tricks. I mean, when I’m playing like that ( and I do very often), one of my favorite yoyos to use is the Classic. It’s a little big in diameter for my liking but I love the weight. I’ve never seen a mid to full size yoyo with below 64 gram weight. I believe that is something I would love, especially considering that it’s a 7075 yoyo. 7075 versions of earlier 6061 yoyos are made for various reasons, but the usual effect is a heavier, longer spinning, and more stable yoyo. The combination of the low weight and high grade 7075 aluminum could change a lot of peoples minds on what a 7075 yoyo should play like.
4. Finish - I love the fact that you kept it raw. 7075 aluminum usually doesn’t turn out looking to good once anodized, and in the rare case where it does the ano rubs away fast if you like grinds like me. You either end up with an off looking tone of a certain color, or a vibrant in some spots with dull fading in others after using the yoyo for a while. Raw yoyos look good no matter what. Polishing them makes the yoyo shine like it’s a titanium. Most everybody likes a yoyo that you can substitute as a mirror.
Overall Appeal - I could go on and on about why I like the look of this yoyo and why I think it will fit my play style, but in the spirit of trying to keep this post from taking up half of a page I’ll end my thoughts here. This throw appeal to me a great deal. The weight, shape, specifications, and finish makes me think that it’s made by a highly sought after manufacturer like Yoyorecreation or a number of other Japanese manufacturers, when in fact it’s made by a fellow forum member. I’ve seen a few people on here who have decided to invest in making their own yoyo, and the Pulsefire honestly looks better aesthetically and specification wise than anything else I’ve seen here. It’s the type of yoyo I’ve been looking for and I didn’t even know it until I saw it a few minutes ago. A 7075 throw with lower weight that looks like it could throw down with anything from the top yoyo manufactures in the world. I really hope I win this yoyo, but if I don’t this may just be a model that I’d be willing to sell some of my current yoyos in order to own. Giveaway or no, I think you’re on to something here with your design.
Thanks for the opportunity.