Round Spinning Objects - Bi-Metal Titanium Side Effect YoYo!
From RSO: The Doombot had many breakthroughs. It was the first titanium-brass bimetal yo-yo ever made. It has also remained the largest titanium bimetal yo-yo to date, with a diameter of 58 mm. Machining a titanium yo-yo of this size is complicated. It nearly discouraged me from making another bimetal titanium yo-yo, but the opportunity to make the world’s first titanium bimetal SE yo-yo made me want to challenge my limits. I am proud to present to you, Droid.
RSO has been primarily making organic old school designs so far. A yo-yo made for competitive play was the number one request from the fans. Given that Droid is to be a SE yo-yo, it is critical to have an outer ring design instead of an inner ring one and stainless steel was the only material I felt was suitable for the outer rings. An outer ring design necessitated a material that was durable enough as the rings would be in constant contact with the player’s hands. Brass was not an option as it is prone to discoloration, particularly with repeated hand contact.
Droid was mainly inspired by two yo-yos, the One Drop CiTizen and Turning Point Diaspora. It's general shape is similar to the CiTizen, a hair larger and wider, and given Droid’s bimetal design it has significantly more rim weight and torque. The rim’s shape is inspired by the Diaspora, a 54 mm diameter signature yo-yo of world champion Shinji Saito. The lower walled V-shaped catch zone of Droid makes it geared more towards competitive play. The Droid’s SE hub is similar to Gravity, with a circumferential groove transitioning to an up-sloping arc to its peak. RSO will be using this SE hub design for future models as I prefer it over the standard angular SE hub One Drop uses.
Droid comes with a black delrin canister, CNC machined by FPM. The cap of the canister is inspired by the shape of the energy dome SE. The wrap-around cover art, which features Jacky of FPM and I as droids, is by ATILA.
Due to the extremely limited quantity and high demand of this release we will be holding a lottery for the opportunity to purchase a Droid. We have 2 available. Enter on the Forums here.
Check out the full detailed description here on the RSO site!
|Diameter:||57.00 mm / 2.24 inches|
|Width:||44.00 mm / 1.73 inches|
|Gap Width:||4.40 mm / 0.17 inches|
|Bearing Size:||Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)|
|Response:||"Slim Pad" Size 19mm OD|
|Material:||Titanium w/ Stainless Steel Ring|