YoYoFactory - Shutter Wide Angle
This is the model used by Gentry Stein at the 2017 World Yo-Yo Contest in Iceland.
Snagging the 1A championship at the 2014 World Yo-Yo Contest, Gentry Stein's first metal signature model soon followed, the Shutter. The Wide Angle version has a larger catch zone, making it even easier than before to hit the string during difficult acrobatic combos. Gentry used this exact model at Worlds in Iceland, and snagged 3rd place with his impressive performance.
The profile is noticeably wider than the original Shutter. It's only a difference of 4mm, but in the yo-yo world, that 4mm means a huge difference! It's so much easier to hit the string, and although the other specs like weight and diameter are unchanged, it plays like a completely different yo-yo.
Since the base profile was preserved, the new Shutter has a very familiar playfeel, making the Wide Angle feel more like a variation paying homage to the original rather than a completely different throw.
Ever since the Shutter was launched in 2013 there have been small changes made to keep it both at the forefront of modern performance and in tune with the needs of current USA champion Gentry Stein. This year Gentry's Freestyle was a bit bigger and a bit bolder. Is this the future? Maybe. It's probably the biggest departure from the original so we have decided to offer it as a stand alone edition. This is not the NEW SHUTTER, it's just a bit different. Want to see it in action?
When designing my signature model yoyo Shutter, there was one major goal. To create the best performing, most well rounded yoyo that could handle any trick I throw at it. We were beyond successful with this design. We did it. We created THE most ideal yoyo.
Fast forward 4 years later, Shutter is still the most ideal yoyo. It is the go to yoyo for myself and thousands of players around the world.
A few months ago though, I had a thought. What about when I feel like something a little more extreme? What about when I want to push the boundaries a little more with my tricks and performances and try something unique? Well, there was only one answer. "Let's make something extreme! " let's take the most well rounded yoyo on the market and tweak it a little bit. The goal was not to create something better, but something that is simply different.
I present, Shutter Wide Angle.
Shutter Wide Angle is not a Shutter replacement, but rather an addition to the Shutter lineup. For those who want to get a little more... extreme!
- Additional Information
Manufacturer YoYoFactory Series None Signature Gentry Stein Style String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A) For Age 8+ Designed In USA Release Year 2017 Weight (g) 64.4 Diameter (mm) 55.98 Width (mm) 48.10 Trapeze Width (mm) 45 Shape H-Profile Body Material Aluminum Alloy (6061) Rim N/A Bearing Type Center Trac Bearing Bearing Size Size C (Large) Response Slim (OD 19mm) Twist-apart Twist-Apart Spacer None Axle M4 x 10mm Bind Bind Required Surface Smooth Processed Maintenance Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required Function/Gimmick No