Sturm Panzer - WY-008 PAKFA
The WY-008 PAKFA is an undersized Stealth Ogre with a size D bearing.
It's the middle of the night at the Kawasaki port. Gouki with his silver Southpaw Leo Sniper, Yukiko with her signature yo-yo. A 3A specialist, Yukiko has dislocated her shoulder, but refuses to put down the weapon. The tables are quickly turning.
Meanwhile, Kyoshiro is following Kasumi in a taxi carrying the Leo Sniper MK-II, mounted with the new MK-II Core IC unit. They must hurry to save Gouki!
Thanks to seeing Kyoshiro challenging Yukiko, and Kasumi's words, Gouki's zeal for his mission were revived. This battle would be determined by the Eclipse Ogre's Biospin system and Leo Sniper MK-II's MK-II core.
In the near future, Defense Contractor Marshall Industries mass-produces a new edition of the Stealth Ogre, nicknamed "PAKFA," and was distributed as decorative but usable equipment. Part of a bilateral counter-terrorism effort between Japan and the US, PAKFA gives its user superhuman powers, interfacing with the user's brain electronically.
This is the true form of the Biospinner system. Kasumi and Gouki's secret movements have ushered in the new future of warfare, turning the yo-yo into a powerful weapon.
The Stealth Ogre lives on! Mass production has begun, and the the new WY-008 PAKFA maintains the Stealth Ogre's silhouette with a considerable size-down. The size D bearing used places the WY-008 in the undersized genre.
With larger, mid-sized yo-yos becoming the mainstream, naturally the demand for yo-yos in other sizes diminishes. The PAKFA refuses to be held back by its size, and much like the noisy cricket from Men in Black, it shows us what an undersized weapon is capable of. Sturm Panzer insists that the real power of the PAKFA is the bimetal design and size D bearing, which creates a weight balance that leaves the PAKFA spinning furiously for days. Compared to monometal designs, Sturm Panzer is taking a different angle at the undersized weight class.
For players who aren't used to undersized throws, to dismiss the PAKFA too quickly would be a mistake. Rather, the PAKFA shows you just what undersized yo-yos are capable, giving you the same spin as a much larger yo-yo with crazy good mobility. We're sure you'll be captivated by the PAKFA!
Since the PAKFA is deployed to the military in the storybooks, the coloring is particularly sharp and professional.
The PAKFA set comes with Sturm Panzer Storybook 8 (A5 size, 44 pages).
From the Maker:
This yo-yo uses the CP-06 size D, dry 9-ball bearing. For even better performance, you can switch the bearing out for a Dif-e-Yo model or similar. The Axle is the stainless steel M4x12mm, locked in place with a small hex screw lock. Take care when modifying your yo-yo, as always you assume all responsibility when making such tweaks.
We ship out each yo-yo after testing to make sure they are stable within acceptable parameters. As with most Sturm Panzer models, we are pushing the limits of yo-yo design, and expect to see a small amount of instability. We pursue top performance, and aren't into compromising our designs to satisfy the itch that a dead-solid spin scratches. Small cosmetic blemishes may be evident on the yo-yo, but are all results of the manufacturing process and have been tested to make sure they don't affect play.
- Additional Information
Manufacturer Sturm Panzer Series None Signature - Style String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A) For Age 14+ Designed In Japan Release Year 2016 Weight (g) 61.1 Diameter (mm) 50.81 Width (mm) 40.40 Trapeze Width (mm) 39 Shape H-Profile Body Material Aluminum Alloy (7075) Rim Stainless Steel Bearing Type Curved Bearing Bearing Size Size D (Hspin) Response Blade Attack Pad Twist-apart Twist-Apart Spacer None Axle M4 x 12mm Bind Bind Required Surface Both Available Maintenance Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required Function/Gimmick No