Back when I first introduced the Poppet, I made a bold claim. I said that because it was made very well out of sturdy materials, with a powerful yet modest design, it could take dings without introducing vibe. There’s no instance in which that is not a bold statement and people are right to question it. Enter a friend of mine; Dillon Small.
There’s no other way to say it, Dillon is insane. He’s always been one for crazy bangers from all styles, even starting, he never did anything conventionally and he’s made it his mission to beat a Poppet into vibrating.
He started by trying a 3a/4a combo called Sword Dancer. Obviously, on his way here, he dinged the yoyos a lot by bouncing them off each other and the ground.
As you can see here, he even tried fire. Admittedly, it didn’t quite turn out how he expected but it’s still a fantastical spectacle to behold.
Eventually he gave up trying to be creative. Now he’s just walking the dog with it in the street.
It’s still smooth though and he’s still nailing his offstring bangers on it. Adding dents along the way.
I have to say, I’m impressed. After all this abuse and testing, they’re still smooth. While I am happy with the results, I’m still shocked that after all that, they’re still smooth. It just goes to show that some engineering knowhow and some forethought goes a long way. Dillon, you are a legend. Don’t ever change.
PS. If you’re not following him already, you really should. @das413