YYJ PHENOM T


#1

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BLcIflfCEAAcB0z.jpg:large
(courtesy of the YYJ Twitter)

The PHENOM with a twist! Rings are now being made out of titanium. This specific colorway will only be at Japan Nats, hopefully we’ll see more of these soon!


#2

man, that thing is beautiful
they should mass produce it…


#3

If I’m not mistaken, under the caps of the original PHENOM there was a spike. Based on this picture, I’d assume that the spike was removed and the weight from them is now in the titanium rings possibly adding more spin time and perhaps stability.


#4

I completely agree with you on that assumption ArchersAxe, which means this new Phenom will be a real Spin Machine.

It would be nice to hear from someone who has thrown one. As good as the Phenom was in it’s day, I always felt that it was always just a few tweaks away from making a great YoYo even greater. Maybe that’s what has happend here.


#5

That looks amazingly sick! I love how YYJ has been innovating titanium in all their throws now.


#6

It’s cool and all, but brings up the price.


#7

That’s a good question, how much is this new Phenom ?..

Anybody know ?


#8

It doesn’t seem to make the biggest difference, based on their other throws, the price doesn’t shoot up like on the Anglam or something else with titanium.


#9

I mean, you could compare it to the Titan 3 which is $130. Only difference would be that the PHENOM base price was $140


#10

I myself like the look of the yoyo but those engravings are meh


#11

The phenoms base price is $140 ish due to the 24K gold rings and possibly a slightly more expensive difeyo Kk.

I can see this going in the price range of $155-$165


#12

For the YYJ Phenom;
What is the advantage of using Ti over brass?

Since brass is 2X the density of Ti, it seems the consumer is paying top $ for less performance. You can anodize Ti though :wink:


#13

Yeah. I was thinking it was a marketing strategy. A new version of a yoyo with different materials sounds much more appealing than a re-release.

At least to me that’s what I’d like to hear.


#14

It is priced at $152 (14800 yen) on another site so if they ever come here I would guess that they would be in the same ballpark.


#15

The rings in the original Phenom are 24k gold, not brass.


#16

Pretty sure that the OG Phenom had brass rings coated with 24K gold. I can’t see any advantage to having TI rings over brass cw no spikes. My OG Phenom screams for speed albiet complete with a hollow suckey sound. !st thing I did was to remove the shiny mirror caps and expose the defining spikes. Seems to be a $5 difference in price between the two so, I wouldn’t worry too much about pricing.


(WildCat23) #17

I was just wondering that.

No, if they were solid 24k gold, the yoyo would cost thousands of dollars…


#18

Hmm… I thought it was all gold for some reason, not just gold plating.


#19

Definitely gold plated.


#20

Gold plated