Whimsy Flocked Alohas are here!

Say Aloha to your new favorite yo-yo!

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[b]The Aloha is an amazing performing yo-yo at an even better price! The unique bell inspired curved profile of the Aloha is wide enough to give you that extra stability and angular enough to give you that extra speed boost through long combos. With the flocked version weighing in at about 72 grams the Aloha is definitely on the heavier side but don’t be scared, after one throw you will immediately realize the positives outweigh the negatives. Whimsy distributed the weight so beautifully that the only thing you’ll notice is the amazing spin times of this competition worthy throw! And if that’s not enough just look at that beautiful flockiness! This is hands down the softest yo-yo we have ever encountered![/b]
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Wow these look great, but I wonder how they play. I hope they are around long enough for me to grab one.

That crazy texture makes these look like something you’d see under an electron microscope.

These look awesome. Do you know if the flocking eventually wears off?

Sorry to be a noon, but what exactly is “flocking”?

We haven’t played any long enough to find out, but I would guess that they would wear down or smooth out eventually, kind of like suede.

Flocking is the application of fine fibers to adhesive coated surfaces, the result is a velvety felt-like surface. It gives the yo-yo a really unique look and feel.

I really want to get one of these! I bought an original aloha and love it. This flocking I saw on the poker face but couldn’t quite afford. This looks much more affordable. ^ ^

I defaintly have my eye on one of these.
Can someone who buys one please review it?
My main concern is I feel like it would get dirty and stained?

Were these flocked with electrostatic charge?
That’s the only way they could ever hope to hold up to frequent play, even then, I can’t picture it being very durable.

I bought a few. The surface will definitely not last forever if you use it as a player. You can imagine that the natural oil from your hands and dirt will make it look dingy over time. I think cleaning it will put even more wear and tear on it. As a collector, I’d put this fuzzy beauty on display for the most part, and play a regular Aloha. If you play it, that’s fine too, because you get to see what it looks like as it wears. At the end of the day, it is still a functional yo-yo that plays no matter what happens to the surface. You’d have to decide whether to play it or keep it looking bright and fuzzy on display. Whimsy posted that YoyoExpert got an exclusive of a mere 25 of these. :slight_smile:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7559/16140857062_29cbe2dbe6_z.jpgAlohaflockedpink by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7543/15521880693_ac4e95e372_z.jpgAlohaflockedblue by The TotalArtist, on Flickr

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TA, so do you think the normal wearing on the flocked coating will alter the actual play of the yoyo? would it cause it to vibe or be unbalanced due to uneven wear?

I never really thought of that. :-\ I guess I’d have to consider the weight of the flocked vs. unflocked.

I’ll weigh them later to see what’s the difference. If there isn’t much difference at all, I’d doubt it. I’ll chime in later to let you know.