Want to win a Pinky Minky Interlagos? Well it’s pretty easy to give it a go. Record your best trick that’s 10 seconds or shorter from throw to catch, upload it to Instagram and tag it with #smashing10seconds and the team will pick a winner on the 7th July. You can enter as many times as you want. Simple.
So to be clear. The trick must be 9.99999999 seconds or less. You must record it and upload it to Instagram. You must add the #smashing10seconds tag to the post for us to find it. The team will pick a winner on the 7th. You don’t need to add any other tags or do anything else though you’re welcome to if you want. If you have any questions, drop us a message here.
Our resident film making hero, Roland (AKA SLVRANDBLK) made a video showing of how effortlessly Victor is able to pull off his crazy tricks on his new signature yoyo, the Interlagos. What better way to celebrate winning his UK National YoYo Champion title and releasing his signature yoyo than with a video from the after party of the day it happened.
The Interlagos will be available here on Saturday 10th June or on the 11th June at YoYo Village and YoYo World for £70 for splash editions or £65 for raw. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!
As soon as Victor joined us, he said he wanted to be involved from the top down. He has a complete education in Industrial Design and wanted to put his passion for that, into his passion for yoyos. I told him to show me what he wants and I went with it.
This was the render he showed me. As you can see, it looks powerful and he clearly has a good eye for aesthetic flair so I immediately grabbed the CAD files from him and sent it off for prototyping. Some time later, we got them, tested them, and let as many people as we could try them to make sure it was perfect. I can’t tell you how impressed we all were with his work.
As you can see from the first image, it has a finger spin section in the cup. It’s not completely centering, you have to nail it but if you do, it’s so powerful you have time to check your messages before you have to bind it.
Honestly, you have time to take a selfie too.
Fingerspins are secondary to how powerful it is. If you’ve seen Victor play, you know his tricks are demanding so he needed a powerhouse of a throw. It’s light enough to move fast if you want it to and stable enough to handle all the force you can put on it. All that and it’s got fat, comfortable rims!
Yea yea, I know you know about it. We’ve been posting pictures and teasing it for over a month but it’s about time we put all the information in one place so it’s easy to digest. I’m not going to write some long, convoluted post this time. Just some pictures, specs, price and release date.
Pads: 19mm slim pads
Materials: 7075 aluminium with SS rims
Price: £100 and shipping
Release date: 1st April 2017 – 6PM UK time
If you have any questions, get in touch via the usual means. We love to natter about whatever.
Since the start, I’ve struggled to find a reliable source of boxes that I could call uniquely ours. The Poppet boxes looked great but were a pain to store and ship and a good friend did an amazing job on the Monocle boxes but we never really had the capital to invest in many of the things I wanted us to have. Now we’ve had a couple of successful runs and a very successful collab project we have a little more in the kitty to spend on our packaging. Here, for example, is what you’ll see when you get your Pip and all other yoyos for the foreseeable future.
All of the bows are hand tied by me. I wanted a way to show you that I took care over packaging every single yoyo that leaves my home. They may not be perfect bows all the time, but I did it by hand and I tried my best.
The boxes are distinctly ours. Textured white background with red print on a removable lid. The card is coated in white paper with a swirl effect and a slight sheen to make them look and feel just lovely and represent us and our brand. I agonized over this decision because I knew it’d be something we’d carry with us for as long as we’ll be making yoyos.
Once you get inside the box, you’ll see this card. It has all the information you need to get in touch and a thank you message for your support.
Once you’ve removed the card, you’ll see the yoyo wrapped up nice and warm in tissue, surrounded by foam. We’ll carry on including stickers and badges. The Pip will have the responsive bearing and axle in a bag with a Kitty String. Everything you need to get going.
It’s been a long journey. The team spent a lot of time assuring me I was making good decisions along the way (a lot of time) because I was very worried something might not work or would go wrong. Every moment was worth it though. It’s come together to really express how much I value everyone who supports us. Thank you, all of you, for giving us the chance to make all this real.
Feel free to let me know what you think either here through our contact form or through our various social media accounts. I welcome your feedback and suggestions.