MK1 YoYos - MK1 and Throw Spiral collaboration!
In the world of yoyo companies, new alliances and collaborations appear as if overnight, but the real work happens over months and sometimes years beforehand. This yoyo is the product of such a collaboration, between throwspiral and mk1yoyos.
The "Sliver" was created out of the need to make a better performance slimline that challenges the player without limiting them. We carefully chose which aesthetics to bring in to the design, including an expansive flat cup and the signature Spiral rim groove in the face, and a faceted inverse round shape in the profile to reduce string drag. The slim form factor makes the Sliver an exceptional daily companion.
We call it the Sliver, as a reference to the cool Magic: The Gathering creature type 1 that was first introduced in Tempest block, and because slivers (the general concept) are very thin. As a bonus, the clear colorway is now called Silver Sliver.
We designed a cool box that follows the dimensions of an M:TG card box, though thicker to fit a yoyo inside. I hired cool artist friends for the “sliver” and the box layout.
The SLIVER is 54mm in diameter, 34mm wide, and 63g. It plays primarily unresponsive, though there’s a fully greased flat bearing included if you want a responsive mode. The Sliver pockets easily but was designed with performance in mind, allowing it to be a great 1a companion.
I made sure the box fit magic: the gathering cards inside. Just in case you have a giant pile of beat up cards you need to carry somewhere.
|Diameter:||54.00 mm / 2.13 inches|
|Width:||34.00 mm / 1.34 inches|
|Gap Width:||4.50 mm / 0.18 inches|
|Bearing Size:||Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)|
|Response:||"Slim Pad" Size 19mm OD|