Round Spinning Objects - New Titanium modeled after the Spaceship!
From RSO: The STARSHIP is based on one of the prototype CADs of the SPACESHIP. Like most of the other RSO yo-yos, the prototyping process of SPACESHIP was rather arduous.
The first prototype was a 50mm, C bearing, titanium yo-yo. The run was unusually sizable for an RSO prototype, consisting of 8 yo-yos instead of the usual 3. The prototypes were sold in a private Facebook Messenger group consisting of individuals from a yo-yo forum in October 2018. They loved the prototype. I was ready to put the yo-yo into production but changed my mind at the last minute.
Despite the positive response from the owners of the first prototype, a second, larger prototype with a 54mm diameter was made. It had a more “solid” playfeel because it had more rim weight, as well as a D bearing instead of a C bearing. The D bearing yo-yo landscape has changed in recent years, with the usage of the ubiquitous wider 19mm outer diameter D bearing pad specification popularised by Freshly Dirty. D bearing RSO yo-yos like the aluminium Bowl Mini, stainless steel Bowl Mini and TiRAMiSU come with Landing Pads of this pad specification.
STARSHIP is only 0.5g lighter than SPACESHIP - this weight difference is insignificant. However, if you were to blindfold yourself and do tricks with both yo-yos, STARSHIP feels paradoxically “heavier” as the weight is concentrated in a smaller package. Weight distribution wise, both yo-yos are similar, but this is irrelevant as both yo-yos are of different diameters. STARSHIP and SPACESHIP are completely different yo-yos, and it would be worthwhile to own both of them.
The first SPACESHIP prototype was the first RSO yo-yo that came with a CNC machined canister, which costs almost as much to make as an aluminium yo-yo. The black canisters were engraved with the words “SPACESHIP PROTOTYPE” in the alien language I created together with Jason Week, and had the number of the yo-yo carved on the side of the canister. Since then, I have included a delrin canister for the production SPACESHIP (in black and white), Doombot (in red), SPACESHIP ES (in blue) and most recently Droid (in black).
Due to the extremely limited quantity and high demand of this release we will be holding a lottery for the opportunity to purchase a Starship. We have 3 available. Enter on the Forums here.
|Diameter:||50.00 mm / 1.97 inches|
|Width:||41.94 mm / 1.65 inches|
|Gap Width:||4.50 mm / 0.18 inches|
|Bearing Size:||Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)|
|Response:||Size C Landing Pad|