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Box 92 Tier 1 April 2024

Zeekio has set a new standard for slimline yo-yos with the Slim Jim. The Slim Jim was designed for the snappy responsive play. Just a little tug and the Slim Jim snaps back to your hand. If you want unresponsive action, the Slim Jim comes with an extra axle and bearing that make for wider string gap and unresponsive play.

Slim Jim’s sleek slimline body makes it perfect for looping and it has a pull start friendly divot, and a soft blast for insane grinding tricks! Designed by Sean Collins exclusively for Zeekio. Comes with an edible surprise.

Specs:
Responsive Set Up
Weight: 63.6g/2.24oz
Width: 30mm/1.81in
Diameter: 56mm/2.2in
Gap: 3.25mm/0.13in

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Box 91 Tier 3 March 2024

 

 

 

This classic Caribou Lodge design is available now and feels better than ever. Imagine a fresh snowfall, the world crisp and clear. A blank slate, with just a hint of nature peeking through. Sitting on your back porch, looking out across an endless expanse of possibility, sipping your first cup of coffee of the day. A smile creeps across your face as you realize you can do anything you want. That’s how it feels to unbox the new Avalanche.

Avalanche Specs:

Diameter – 55.2 mm
Width – 43 mm
Weight – 67 grams
Bearing – Pixel Bearing
Response – Snow Tires

This month’s box value is  $120.00

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Box 90 Tier 2 February 2024

Announcing the latest collaboration between MK1yoyos and Spinworthy – presenting the Harbinger, a modern responsive slayer!

Just in time for the Modern Responsive March, the Harbinger is the result of a partnership between MK1 Yoyos and Spinworthy Yoyos, seamlessly combining the performance of aluminum with the classic allure of modern-responsive yoyo play.

Derived from Spinworthy’s timeless wooden Harbinger model, this design is meticulously crafted for extended spin times, flawless execution of string tricks, and a consistently smooth and responsive play. Equipped with an MR85 bearing, the Harbinger strikes the perfect balance of gap space, enabling throwers to effortlessly attempt challenging responsive maneuvers while responding promptly to a simple tug.

A genuine 0A player, the Harbinger deserves a spot in every collector’s arsenal!

Harbinger Specifications:

 

Diameter: 58.50 mm / 2.30 inches
Width: 32.80 mm / 1.29 inches
Gap Width: 2.35 mm / 0.09 inches
Weight: 47.50 grams
Bearing Size: MR85 Bearing
Response: RBC Pads
Material: 6061 Aluminium Alloy
Designed in:
Released: March 2024
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Box 89 Tier 1 January 2024


 

 

 

 

JANUARY  2024
The Plastic Cheatcode by Brandon Vu & Jeffrey Pang is an affordable plastic version of the standard Cheatcode with features built in for beginners. It will come responsive out of the box, with a bearing tool and unresponsive bearing included.  They wanted to develop a yoyo that a complete beginner could use for their entire yoyo journey from basic responsive play to professional string tricks – all while retaining the incredible fingerspin performance of the original! 

Summary:

– Responsive & unresponsive play with included bearing tool
– Matte catch zone for reduced String Friction!
– Auto Orientation of fingerspins like the original
– 53mm Wide to help beginners land their tricks easier
– 59g for extreme “metal like” stability as tested by Brandon Vu winning CZ nationals


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Box 88 Tier 3 December 2023

DECEMBER  2023
This month’s box is from Rain City Skills. The Turduccen – the unexpected delight everyone secretly craves. This extraordinary creation took flight from the original Ducc design and soared into uncharted whimsy! Crafted from premium 7068 aluminum, adorned with a steel and brass weight ring, this monstrosity is an absolute essential for yo-yo players! While it pays homage to the Ducc’s form, the Turduccen is a creature unto itself. Possessing a harmonious blend of stability and a touch of buoyancy, you’ll find yourself captivated, unable to resist its charm.They didn’t skimp on the fun packaging. Your Turduccen will arrive nestled in a handcrafted bag featuring yoga-practicing chickens, which is also bagged into a plush duck coin purse, which is in turn enclosed in yet another fabric bag covered with turkeys!Also included is one Bulk Beginner from RCS in a rando color for fun!
This month’s box value is  $140.00

 

 

 

 

Turduccen Specifications:

 

Diameter: 53.90 mm / 2.12 inches
Width: 42.20 mm / 1.66 inches
Gap Width: 4.50 mm / 0.18 inches
Weight: 65 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: “Slim Pad” Size 19mm OD
Material: 7068 Aluminum w/ Brass and Stainless Steel Rims
Designed in: Canada
Released: November 2023
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Box 87 Tier 2 November 2023

 

 


This month’s box (very late box, so very sorry) is from CLYW. I’ve been featuring CLYW a bit this year as their releases have been stunning and consistent. The lateness is totally my fault but with holidays and shipping it’s been a messy one.

It’s small but WIDE, it’s a pocket throw for people with weird pockets, it’s the gentlest of all tiny aquatic mammals, it’s the Minitee! The story of this yoyo is very simple: we thought an undersized Manatee would be hilarious. Riccardo agreed. We scaled it down, kept as much width as possible, tweaked the weight distribution to keep it from getting speed wobbles, and then set it loose upon the world. The prototypes made us giggle for a week straight. Also included is one LOG!

This month’s box value is 
$90.00

Diameter: 43.98 mm / 1.73 inches
Width: 50.13 mm / 1.97 inches
Gap Width: 4.15 mm / 0.16 inches
Weight: 66.02 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: CLYW Snow Tires
Designed In: Canada
Machined In: China
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Box 86 Tier 1 October 2023

This is the D1 Angel from YoYoFormula (accompanied by a true classic for fun). The D1 Angel is a slightly undersized yo-yo machined from extra durable POM plastic and is an excellent intermediate yo-yo. It serves to bridge the gap between old school plastic yoyos and modern metal body yoyos! It features a modified organic profile for comfortable catches and extra weight machined near the rims for extra spin time and stability.


 

 

 

Specs:
Weight:68.6g/2.42oz
Width: 48.5mm/1.91in
Diameter:55.7mm/2.19in
Body Material: POM/Delrin