10 Second Trick contest

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.

Victor Sacchelli – Interlagos – A SLVRANDBLK Film

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!

The Interlagos – By Victor Sacchelli and Smashing YoYo Company

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!

  • Diameter: 54mm
  • Width: 43mm
  • Weight: 64.5g
  • Pads: 19mm slim pads
  • Materials: 7075 aluminium
  • Price: £70 and shipping
  • Release date: 10th June 2017 – 6PM UK time

Introducing the Spectacle – Our first bimetal yoyo.

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.

  • Diameter: 54mm
  • Width: 44mm
  • Weight: 63.3g
  • 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.

The Pips are in.

The pips are in and I have to say, they’re looking as good as I’d ever dreamed. We got  a stroke of luck and I was able to get them done quicker than expected. There were a couple changes from the prototype. Most of the people who tried the prototype noted the spike in the cup should be a bit sharper to aid matador style tricks and we noticed some galling on the bearing seat so we fixed those issues. The blast is also a little more aggressive this time around to make your grinds last that much longer. Finally, we shortened the bearing seat so it’d accept a slim bearing for responsive play.

We’re not done yet though. They’re in and they’re fantastic but there’s still work to be done. We have some goodies to put in the box like stickers, badges and parts for responsive play. This is likely to take another 2 or 3 weeks to arrive but we’ll let you know when they do. Then I’ll start the process of boxing them up and make sure they all go out on the same day. They shouldn’t take too long to arrive once they’ve been shipped. Those that paid for Royal mail Shipping will get a free upgrade to our new courier.

The last announcement for this release is that we have a few left over to sell after all the original orders have theirs (for an increased price, of course) and these amazing YoYo Village special editions will be made available through YoYo Village only (also for an increased price). So don’t worry if you missed out, you’ll get another chance to snag a Pip!

So are you happy with your colour choice? We can’t change it but I’d like to know how you think your colour came out. Drop me a message and let me know, either way.