The Float – A collaboration with Scales Collective

I’ve been watching Scales since it started. I realized you could actually sponsor the podcast as a company and it would all go towards contest sponsorship and the good stuff like that which gives back to the people who make what we do possible. I quickly contacted Andrew Bergen to get the ball rolling on it because they’re doing great things and deserve our support. We became friends and I fast discovered that he couldn’t go to worlds this year and that’s just criminal. What’s the best way to fix it? The solution to all of life’s problems, of course. A yoyo!

So I proposed that we create a yoyo together and use 100% of the proceeds to get him to Shanghai for the world yoyo contest and sponsor as many others as we can. It’s so important to have the best players at the world yoyo contest, even if they’re not on the Smashing team. Anyway, we set about getting a design we’re both happy with.

I did the design to Andrews specification, making it his dream yoyo. It’s able to do his incredible tricks and inspire confidence to do them on stage without fear of a lack of power but still fun enough that he’ll want to use it all the time. We created the Float and it’s perfect.

We’ll be taking pre-orders from the 9th of June until the 15th of July. It’ll be our usual pre-order style run. The reason for this is that we found out too late. It takes a long time to get a yoyo ready for your hands and we need to get him there in time. A pre-order run is the best way to do this because it gets us the money to send Bergy to Shanghai. They go live tomorrow, a great way to celebrate 2 years of Smashing!

Here’s a quick breakdown of the specs.

  • Diameter: 58mm
  • Width: 45mm
  • Weight: 59.5g
  • Gap: 4.6mm
  • Material: 7075 aluminium
  • Price: £65 Solid, £70 Splash

We’ll have a range of colours on offer. Mostly solid colours with a couple mystery fades. We won’t make any extra colours and any extra yoyos will cost £10 more once they’re ready and will only be sold once all the original orders have shipped. We’re super excited for you to try this, we know you’re going to love it. If you have any questions, pop a message in our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.