Luftverk - Injection Machined Innovative Plastic
The very first time we threw the plastic prototype that Luftverk was quietly showing at the National YoYo Contest our jaws dropped. It played so amazingly smooth and solid it felt like it had to be made out of a new material. Dense and precise like metal but with a fun and relaxed feel that only plastic can deliver this yoyo is a true merging of the best of two worlds in one incredible design. This could be the yoyo of the year!
This is the Plastic Fulvia, an “Injection Machined” yoyo which is a technique that achieves that classic yoyojam over molded bearing seat feel but the quality of a premium machined aluminum.
It is first injection molded into a large plastic blank then the profile is completely CNC machined. This is an independently funded project that I have dumped a monumental amount of money into, so it’s pretty surreal to see it completed! The R&D, prototyping and testing for this product has been so insane.
I made a blog post about the complex manufacturing process, design struggles and the benefits of this manufacturing technology which can be found in the blog post.
Plastic Fulvia Specifications:
|Diameter:||59.20 mm / 2.33 inches|
|Width:||46.07 mm / 1.81 inches|
|Gap Width:||4.50 mm / 0.18 inches|
|Bearing Size:||Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)|
|Response:||"Slim Pad" Size 19mm OD|