So, as you may or may not have known, Hspin is bowing out of the yoyo game and they made available a few commemorative yoyos in cool ano’d colorways.
I got this Phoenix in today…and noticed that the axle totally does not fit. Closer inspection reveals that this isn’t even technically a “Phoenix” design. Check out the cup…just a tiny spike that’s really almost nothing at all.
and here’s a production Phoenix. Big nub, made to fit the standard axle, and a somewhat different circular design around it.
I don’t even know what to make of that. Why would they make a different yoyo, and especially make changes that render the most essential parts basically useless?