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!