Luftverk - Classic YoYoJam Feel w/ Modern Form Factor Design!
Based on the original Plastic Fulvia design, the Hybrid version features the same plastic "Injection Machined" construction but with an aluminum weight ring. During the design stages of the Hybrid Fulvia Jeff at Luftverk's main goal was to try to capture that feeling and sound of old school YoYoJam yoyos. He noticed that the feel of other Hybrid yoyos on the market used a heavy metal axle system (usually a machined aluminum center). This meant that the weight distribution felt a bit different than what an old school YoYoJam actually was - an injection mold center with a super light captive nut.
He knew that he could get closer to this feeling if he used the Injection Machining technology he developed for the Plastic Fulvia. Then it would literally be a one to one clone of the original YoYoJam construction. Not _somewhat_ like it - but _exactly_ the same.
He submitted the designs and hoped for the best, since for him it was uncharted territory to make a yoyo that was like this. On paper it made sense that it would feel the same but reality is often a different story.
Jeff carried the first prototype around for months and let a bunch of the locals try it. It was funny because the newer players liked how it played, but it didn't connect with them the same way as the OGs who grew up in the same era as me. He knew he was onto something when the OG crowd also laughed hysterically upon the first throw. Their face would light up. Watching them throw this yoyo for the first time was exciting because it also teleported them back in time. You could just tell. Many of them haven't thrown a YoYoJam for the best part of 10 years. The sound of the hollow plastic, the feel of the aluminum rings. The only thing missing would be the loose cap that rattles around!. It put a big smile on his face, and with some weight tweaks he started working towards the production run!
The Hybrid Fulvia represent such a deeply rooted part of my personal yoyo journey, so please consider supporting this project. Definitely pushed the limits again on the amount of work, time and money into one yoyo, and I appreciate everyone who has given me feedback.
Hybrid Fulvia “V2” with a slightly redesigned ring structure. This version is more resistant to vibration issues and reduces kickback from rim weight of the previous version. Unfortunately due to the insanely difficult manufacturing process of this yoyo they are really limited.
Hybrid Fulvia Specifications:
|Diameter:||58.00 mm / 2.28 inches|
|Width:||46.00 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|
|Material:||Polycarbonate w/ 6061 Aluminum Rings|