Magic YoYo - SKYVA
Jeffery Pang, the owner of Luftwerks, had a hand in designing this impressive plastic yo-yo!
Luftwerks, the company specializing in full-titanium yo-yos, has collaborated with Magic YoYo to create the SKYVA. Owner Jeffery Pang brought his material design knowledge to the table, creating a low-cost plastic yo-yo with impressive stats. SKYVA makes a great step-up model but won't disappoint advanced players as a premium plastic yo-yo. At 58mm in diameter and 45mm wide, the body is slightly larger than standard full size yo-yos, but its weight is on the light side, giving it a soft, casual playfeel despite the power given by its large body. The result is both powerful and fun to play, and the more you throw it the more appealing it becomes.
A great yo-yo at a low price, SKYVA also hides another hidden power: its top-on game is phenomenal! You'd be hard pressed to find a yo-yo that handles finger spins as well as the SKYVA, thanks to its special concave spot in the center of the side face. Just throw the SKYVA horizontally and pop it onto your finger; the yo-yo will center itself and spin on your fingernail for ages! Check out the promo documentary below for more about this amazing new throw.
*small black specs may be visible in the body material, these are part of the material itself and not imperfections or blemishes, and have no effect on play.
Description from designer "Jeffrey Pang"
This is my first NON-Luftverk product in a long time. Plastics specialists Magicyoyo China contacted me like 6 months ago asking if I would help design and brand a plastic yoyo for them.
I knew Id never sell that many titanium yoyos which has always been sad to me - I would be designing a product for such a small audience. So here's my chance to design something that nearly everyone can afford - 20USD.
Fingerspin style play has pretty much taken over everywhere. I wanted a hub that could outperform any yoyo at fingerspin style tricks. Its the reason why the hub of each yoyo is machined after injection molding making it super slick and seamless. There is a dual stage hub - one that is super easy to hit and the second smaller one to lock your finger in place. The ones who have tried it already know what I'm talking about.
And of course - simple minimalistic logos only. Packaging had to be as beautiful as my other stuff. The foam has an exact string cutout. And we even found suppliers for black elastic bands because they looked more aesthetically pleasing than brown ones. I wanted something that looked and felt ultra premium in the hand - without the premium price.
The best part of this project was learning so much - from helping them design the mold CAD to standing in front of the injection molding machine watching the first one come out - so hot you can barely hold it in your palm. But its surreal watching something you designed become reality right in front of your eyes.
So if you've read this far - hope you can pick one up from your favorite online retailer dropping in the next few weeks. Orders are being shipped out to stores as we speak.
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- Additional Information
Manufacturer Magicyoyo Series None Signature - Style String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A) For Age Not Mentioned Designed In China Release Year 2016 Weight (g) 66.9 Diameter (mm) 58.15 Width (mm) 45.42 Trapeze Width (mm) 43 Shape Step Round Body Material Plastic (Polycarbonate/ABS/PS) Rim N/A Bearing Type String Centering Bearing Bearing Size Size C (Large) Response Slim (OD 19mm) Twist-apart Twist-Apart Spacer None Axle M4 x 8mm Bind Bind Required Surface None Maintenance Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required Function/Gimmick No