C3yoyodesign - Contrail
Contrail is C3's latest and greatest off string yo-yo, the second signature model for 4A world champion, Rei Iwakura.
There are many genres of off string play, and this yo-yo was designed as the perfect all-arounder, for beginners all the way to expert players. As Rei's second signature model, it's important to point out that the Contrail's concept varies wildly from the dead-stable spin of the Flawless.
The body shape is based on a combination of the Flawless and the Aura, and machined from the same POM plastic material. It has the same catch zone as the Neo Solar, with a similarly rounded low-edge as the Orbit and Toss, making it easier to maintain balance during play through endless regenerations, while the body is so well balanced that even a light throw can be highly playable. C3 has considered everything an off string player could want, and given it to us. The Contrail is easy to throw and easy to hit tricks with.
For casual play or competitive play, performances, training, and trick creation, you can't go wrong with this one. The Contrail is our new favorite recommendation.
Please note that the axle thickness has been stepped up for added toughness and durability.
A note from Rei Iwakura:
From beginners to expert players, I'd like to present my new model for off string play.
We combined the amazing regeneration and boingy boingy powers of the Neo Solar with the long combo and soloham capabilities of the Flawless, and created an all-around yo-yo that belongs in your arsenal. For players looking to develop their own trick styles, the Contrail provides all the support you need to realize your potential.
For players looking to break into off string, the Contrail is easy to handle and has a very pleasant playfeel, which makes long practice sessions a lot more fun and less tiring. I feel that this will be especially useful for players new to 4A.
The Contrail is extremely well-made and durable, designed to handle all the drops that happen on the way to victory. Even 4A experts drop their yo-yo every now and then, so this feature is good news for players of all levels.
The Contrail is the result of a lot of prototyping and test-plays, and we've finally arrived at a design that I'm pleased with. Whether it's just practice or stage performances, the Contrail was made for you, to feel the joy that I feel when I play.
- Additional Information
Manufacturer C3yoyodesign Series None Signature Rei Iwakura Style Off String (4A) For Age Not Mentioned Designed In Hong Kong Release Year 2017 Weight (g) 83.5 Diameter (mm) 77.60 Width (mm) 59.80 Trapeze Width (mm) 57 Shape H-Profile Body Material Celcon (Duracon) Rim N/A Bearing Type Ball Bearing Bearing Size Size C (Large) Response Slim (OD 19mm) Twist-apart Twist-Apart Spacer None Axle - Bind Bind Required Surface Smooth Processed Maintenance Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required Function/Gimmick No