It’s been a bit of a rough ride. I’ve talked to a lot of machinists and anyone with the tools required to make yoyos have no interest in making yoyos because they can make a lot more money by making parts for planes or rockets. Those that willing to take the challenge aren’t quite equipped for the job. I’d be willing to pay a bit more for the parts so they can expand their tools but I need to keep the price down and that’s going to be a constant challenge. That’s becoming more and more clear. One of the biggest steps though, was getting the design of the yoyo finished. It’s designed for durability over performance. The idea is to create a strong yoyo that’ll look good on a holster, play like a monster and take dings well. I’m really happy with how it’s all shaping up, even if there are going to be a lot more challenges ahead. It’s slow progress, but it’s progress. Even though it’s a performer, this yoyo is designed to last. A long axle and relaxed design, combined with the super strong 7075 aluminium should make for a very sturdy throw that will play well and take damage without introducing vibration.
I took my main design inspiration from the Formula 1 cars that inspired me. The big chunky rims remind me if the big slick tires that those cars are sporting. I can only hope you’ll find it as attractive as I do
I’m very much looking forward to seeing the finished product. This is one of the most exciting (And scariest) times in my life.