OK, time to get back at it in the new year! I have definitely enjoyed slacking off from doing website stuff, but unfortunately the news won’t post itself.
Speaking of slacking off, do you know who certainly isn’t slacking off? Jordan Blofeld and the Smashing Yoyo Company. Hot on the heals of the release of the Monocle, Jordan announced this week that they are already working on their next yo-yo, the Smashing Yoyo Company Pip. This latest yo-yo is actually being developed as a collaboration with Ramshackle Throw Design.
Admittedly, when I first heard the name I instantly imagined an undersized or mini yo-yo. Not so! the Pip is a full sized yo-yo in terms of its mass and diameter, but the width may throw you. This baby is definitely sitting on the narrow side of the spectrum with a width just shy of 31 mm. If you like things narrow, the Smashing Yoyo Company Pip is worth checking out.
One thing to note is that unlike the other Smashing Yoyo Company throws, the Pip is only available via pre-order. Jordan and the team need a minimum of 20 pre-orders before they pull the trigger. If this is something you would like to jump on then you can pre-order a Pip via the Smashing Yoyo Company store for £80.
- Diameter: 54.5 mm
- Width: 30.8 mm
- Weight: 67.5 grams
- Bearing: Size C, centering
- Response: 19mm pads
- Material: 6061 aluminum