Round Spinning Objects - New C-Bearing version of the Tiramisu!
From RSO: It has only been about half a year since the release of the D bearing TiRAMiSU, one of RSO’s most popular models ever. But, truth to be told, Paul Yath and I worked on the TiRAMiSU for almost a year before that.
For the TiRAMiSU, prototypes were made in C and D bearing versions. I tend to spend at least 6 months with a prototype before putting it into production. After extensive testing, we were still torn between both versions. We loved the C bearing prototype immensely. Although not as powerful as the D bearing prototype, it plays with a peculiar float and feels less aggressive. I would say that the C bearing version is a “decaf” dessert that you can enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Conversely, the D bearing version is a “pick me up” that you need in the day.
We made a few changes to the C bearing prototype and eventually arrived at the final TiRAMiSU 2. The most common feedback on the D bearing TiRAMiSU was that it was too narrow, with a width of 42 mm so the width of the TiRAMiSU 2 was increased to 44 mm. Overall, this decreased the rim weight of the yo-yo and amplified its floatiness, a characteristic that we wanted to bring out for the TiRAMiSU 2.
The other change we made was to the pad groove. The C bearing prototype had 19 mm Landing Pads installed, while the TiRAMiSU 2 is powered by CLYW / G-grip sized Landing Pads. The CLYW / G-grip Landing Pads are larger in diameter and give the yo-yo slightly more momentum and a longer spin time. I rarely use the CLYW / G-grip Landing Pads for titanium designs, save for the titanium Silver Bullet (SB-Ti) and now the TiRAMiSU 2. They are thicker than your regular 19mm pads, necessitating more material in the center of the yo-yo to accommodate them. As a result, there is less material to play with. Fortunately, there was enough material to accommodate these pads for TiRAMiSU 2, which was never designed to be a heavily rim weighted yo-yo.
The signature Crucial nutrition label was updated to reflect the changes in the specifications of the TiRAMiSU 2. ATILA, our long time collaborator, also drew a new TiRAMiSU waitress, inspired by Marilyn Monroe. Paul did the gorgeous denim bags, which come in a darker shade of blue.
Tiramisu 2 Specifications:
|Diameter:||56.00 mm / 2.20 inches|
|Width:||44.00 mm / 1.73 inches|
|Gap Width:||4.40 mm / 0.17 inches|
|Bearing Size:||Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)|
|Response:||Landing Pads "Slim Pad" Size 19mm OD|
|Designed in:||Singapore / USA|