The Bowl MG
Round Spinning Objects - MAGNESIUM IS FOREVER
Bowl Mg is a stunning yo-yo that beckons to be held. Its exquisite, almost white/light grey matte finish is a sight to behold, unlike anything you'll find on other metal alloys. Unlike the shiny, subpar feel of white powder-coated aluminum yo-yos, the Bowl Mg's finish is akin to the revered Yoyofriends Moon Rock finish - I don't own any of Yoyofriends’ yo-yos, but the Bowl Mg appears to be just a hair closer to white than the Moon Rock aluminum ones.
But it's not just a pretty face - the magic happens when you start throwing it. This yo-yo's playfeel is nothing short of nimble and airy. The weight is evenly distributed thanks to magnesium's low density, giving it a distinct, almost "fluffy" movement signature on the string and impressive hang time. It's like playing with a yo-yo made of marshmallows or helium - I even tried levitating it with my mind, but my skills have yet to master that feat.
Bowl Mg comes with CLYW/G-grip sized Landing Pads that provide some notable benefits. These pads are wider in diameter, allowing for greater string contact surface area and consequently more momentum and a longer spin time. However, compared to standard 19mm pads, they are also thicker, requiring additional space at the center of the yo-yo to fit them in. Thankfully, the low density of magnesium provides ample material for accommodating these pads.
Players will be intrigued by the nuances that distinguish the various Bowls available. Among the stainless steel, titanium, 7068 aluminum, and magnesium options, their respective densities are 7.65, 4.51, 2.81, and 1.8g/cm3, with magnesium being the least dense.
The arrival of the Bowl Mg signifies the culmination of the Bowl's journey, bringing it full circle. It bears a striking resemblance to the I Love YoYo (ILYY) 2WEI, which was the main inspiration for the Bowl series. I hold the 2WEI in high regard and am fortunate to possess all iterations, including the original grey and updated blue and green models. However, despite the similarities in appearance, the Mg and 2WEI differ significantly in their playfeel. Depending on the production run, the 2WEI weighs between 67-69g.
What’s in the Box
- Rso Special Forces Enamel Pin
- Top Secret Map Certificate of Authenticity
- a Pair of Clyw Slim / G-Grip Size Type 50 Rso Landing Pads
- Red String
The Bowl MG Specifications:
|Diameter:||56.00 mm / 2.2 inches|
|Width:||45.00 mm / 1.77 inches|
|Gap Width:||4.40 mm / 0.17 inches|
|Bearing Size:||Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)|
|Response:||"CLYW Slim / G-Grip Response Type 50 Landing Pad"|