Smashing YoYo Company x Ramshackle Throw Design – Pip.

When John from Ramshackle first showed me the Pip design, I knew it was something he had to get made. Money is tight for a fledgling college student so he couldn’t afford it but one of the aims of Smashing (I really should get that written down) is to support people doing cool stuff in the yoyo community so together, we put our money where our mouths are.

We knew it wasn’t going to be an easy, or cheap project because with all the angles and curves, it’s not an easy yoyo to create, especially from a technical standpoint. Regardless of the difficulty, we got it done and we hit the nail on the head. The Pip is the perfect training yoyo. At only 30mm wide and the width that is there is unforgiving to say the least, it requires incredible accuracy to land tricks on. After a lot of testing and revisions, we ended up with something incredible, even if it might not look like it at first glance. A great mix of performance, nice feel and with plenty of challenge thrown in for good measure.

Width – 30.8mm

Diameter – 54.5mm

Weight – 67.5g

Bearing Size – C

Pads – 19mm Slim pads

Price – £80


The only way to get your hands on one, is to pre-order one. We have not placed the order for the full production and we won’t. We will make as many you order. If we don’t meet the minimum goal of 20, we’ll cancel the whole thing and refund your money. We might make a small batch for stores if they ask though that’s not very likely.

What are you waiting for? Order one now!

SLVRANDBLK Monocle Contest

Roland is giving away one of his signature colourway Monocles! If you haven’t seen it, take a look.

If you want to win this beautiful bit of metal, just make a fun, well edited trick video for Instagram and add all the correct tags.  Watch the video for all the details of how to win. Have fun and good luck!

First Monocle drop – Watermelon Fade

The first Monocle drop will be the 17th December 2016 at 6PM UK time. The first of 6 colourways to be sold, here on the Smashing YoYo Company store. There is also a beautiful YoYo Village edition like there was for the Poppet but this time, with clear speckles for extra depth.

Don’t miss your chance. There will be other colours but if this is the one for you, you won’t see it again! Specs and a special surprise will be revealed by our friends over at Cyyclical this week!