Ladies and gentlemen, give a warm welcome to Victor Sacchelli as he joins us at Smashing YoYo Company. Victors incredible tricks and the way he makes them all look effortless are an inspiration to us. Not only is he an amazing player (seriously), he’s a nice guy too! I have no doubt that he’ll fit right in at Smashing and make us all proud. Maybe we’ll even get the chance to make him proud too.
To celebrate this auspicious occasion, our very own Roland Thomas-Biason has created a video to introduce him and his tricks to the world on one of my personal Monocles (Don’t worry, Victor has plenty for himself).
I’m so proud of what our team is achieving. We’ve become more than just a team, we feel more like a family now and it gives me a warm feeling in my gut. Anyway, enough of that. Enjoy the video!
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.
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!
Together with Abby, we got a competition to win one of her signature colourway Tempest Monocles! Everything you need to know is in the video, and here’s the link to submit your combos! Below is a pic of the yoyo you can win (this exact one!)
Good luck to everyone that enters. Most of all though, have fun!
Most of you probably don’t know, but our very own Roland AKA SLVRANDBLK is a sponsored Begleri player too. He just dropped an amazing video of him wandering around his home town, playing with his Begleri. Take a look!