When Dominik met Frank for the first time, his Radian was currently being shipped to Germany. However, Frank brought his Radian and Dominik was immediately hooked when he held it in his hands for the first time. Even though, Dominik got a Pyro a few months earlier (his first modern metal yoyo), the Radian put its spell on him. It’s still one of his favourite yoyos and thus it was only reasonable to pick the MK2 when the idea to recreate classics arose.
Compared with to flooded market today with too many models from too many manufacturers that get released over a short time span, the increased price of high-end models and the consistent high quality of lower priced yoyos, it just does not feel as special anymore to purchase and receive a high-end metal yoyo. Most yoyos feel and look the same these days. With Shapes dialling in on competition style with straight v-profiles, finger-spin friendly hub areas and high RPM centre weight focused designs, we miss these classics even more. Naturally, nostalgia was a great factor that went into the decision of creating yoyos that are directly inspired by beloved classics. Because of this and the fact that both manufacturers are out of business by now, we decided to bring them back with ILYY flavour. On a side note: Frank always wanted an Air Rider with o-rings (Dominik still has one but is not willing to part with it), what was kind of hard to get back then.
This debate has been raging ever since the rise of metal yoyos, while most bow down to the status quo of accepting and embracing metal yoyos, there are a select few who insist on promoting the merits of plastic. So pretty much in this video I will be going through the pros and cons of both and allowing you guys as viewers to make a conscious decision.
Torque qas released in 2014 as a part of the Deluxe collection of affordable metal yoyos. It was developed by the Japanese Ducnan crew - some of the best yoyoers in the world. And you can definitely tell.
Re: make my own metal yoyo
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