PoryKon - New Porykon design for Hiroyasu Ishihara
From Porykon: As we all know, the original PoryKon's feeling is totally different than standard dice and ball shaped counterweights. We thought out a new concept for this one: A counterweight combining dice and PoryKon's characteristics. The Sumo!
We started our project in July 2019. We knew that Hiroyasu Ishihara a.k.a. PON was using dice shaped counterweights before he changed to PoryKon. And watching PON's 5A style, we decided he is the best candidate for this new project. We told him our idea and invited him to be our tester and he agreed!
Our engineer Ng Wang Kit ( Lowhand ) arrived met with Pon and tested the SUMO prototype and discussed ideas. After several months of testing by Pon, the 'new counterweight was ready for final development. After taking in Pon's opinion, we increased the width and the weight of the body (sample 10.4g > final version 10.9g) to improve the stability and handling of the counterweight. Pon decided to name it ''SUMO'' because this is the best representative of strength and steadiness.
SUMO is different shape than PoryKon but the size is about the same as the dice. Therefore, I think that dice users can easily control it and will enjoy the SUMO!