Yoyo aluminum types


#1

Pls tell me what’s the difference between aluminum types


#2

6061 - what basically everything is made of

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


#3

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


#4

certain chinese yoyos are neither…


#5

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


#6

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


#7

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


#8

ILYY uses 6068 or something like that I think.


#9

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.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14384432063_dce740b2bf.jpg


#10

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

http://www.makeitfrom.com/compare/2017-T4-Aluminum/7075-T6-Aluminum/