yoyojam counterweights


#1

so i dont know if this has been talked about a lot, i dont remember seeing it… but when was yoyojam going to be coming out with the counterweight throws? i remember reading a while ago that duncan was allowing them to do that.


#2

yeah, the Destiny, it will have a bearingized counter-weight that detaches into a sliding counter-weight, the official release date is June 30th and will sell at 68.00 - the first run will be in Clear, Trans lime green, and Trans blue. They will come with YoYoJams new counter weight designed by Takeshi Matsuura himself!

Hope this helps


#3

hm… gotta pick up one of those when I go to worlds if they have some. They looks pretty nice


#4

yeah it does :smiley: wait to get mine soon, (Work at a Throw store)


(JayVee) #5

They had a couple of Destiny’s at ECC. The counterweight apparently uses a bead at the loop of the string to keep the counterweight from coming off.


#6

That’s funny I sent Duncan a picture of the bearing C/W I did almost a year ago.
They told me it was a really good idea but I could not sell them. I did sell and gave away a few of the Terrapin treated bearings I used. It was easy to stick them in a die.
I can see by the video mine spins better. I use a swivel bearing actually designed for a torsional load. Guess YYJ had a bunch of A size laying around.
I sent this photo:


#7

looks sweet I can’t wait to see what tech tricks will be done with this setup


#8

I don’t really get how the bearingized cw is different from a normal one? like what are the benefits?
I’d guess something to do with string tension, but I’ve never had a problem with my duncan cws.


#9

68 bucks??? what the HECK?!?!?


(Troy(oyo) #10

Yeah, basically it is a string tension thing. It will essentially remove the need to adjust string tension.


#11

While your counterweights do spin quite well (I have come into possession of one recently), I think that we will have to wait until we actually play with one to judge it against our own counterweight-with-bearing designs.

It may turn out to be extremely good. It may turn out to be extremely poor.


(JayVee) #12

The ones at ECC were only $45…


#13

I was just going off of what YYJ’s email said to our store.


#14

It’s pretty common knowledge that MSRP(manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) will almost always be higher than list price or street price.

The DM2 according to YYJ sells for $48 through their web site. Here, it’s almost $41 for the same item.

Reported MSRP of $68? I bet it sells for around $56-58. If I’m wrong, oh well.

I wouldn’t sweat the price tag for now. Wait until they become available and I’ll bet that price drops. I bet in a few months, that price might drop a bit more and then stabilize. I know some people here have to be “latest and greatest”, and doing so means paying that extra price.

Heck, better “latest and greatest” with a yoyo than a super expensive(say, 6-digits) bit of core datacomm gear that turns out to have buggy firmware. Sometimes “leading edge” technology is “bleeding edge”.


#15

Fine integrity price is like 57 or 54…


#16

From an engineers perspective the outcome is determined prior to the attempt.


#17

he probably means 68 for the bearing AND the destiny yoyo, but i’m sure yyj isn’t that dumb to not sell the CW by itself


#18

YYJ needs to stop charging so much for their plastics

the phenomizm is way to expensive, for $3 LESS you could get a yuuksta, or for a few dollars more you could get another metal


#19

But you also have to understand that plastic molds are about 60,000-70,000 dollars. Plus maching and material cost. They have to make a profit somewhere. And also throw in the fact that the have to pay for a CW license from Duncan.


#20

Speeder 2 Hits on the 23rd for between 45 and 54$ US. Hiroyukis new model :smiley: