Yoyo aluminum types


Pls tell me what’s the difference between aluminum types


6061 - what basically everything is made of

7075 - slightly heavier, corrodes easier, a little harder to anodize, WAY more hype.


I believe 6061 is most commonly used, whereas the 7075 alloy is stronger and more seldom used.


certain chinese yoyos are neither…


Certain extremely high end German yoyos are neither 6061 or 7075, as well. What’s your point?


i think Werrd uses an “in between” type alloy if im not mistaken


I didnt know this, thanks. Explains why my Irony JPX feels different


ILYY uses 6068 or something like that I think.


YoYoRecreaton has used “2017” aluminum on a run of Sleipners they sold a while back.
It has a feel much like 7075. I was very impressed with it…
I’m not sure if they have any future plans to use it again though.



I doubt they’ll use it again… the density is really close to 7075, but 2017 is not very strong.