[Update, October 18: check out the new Phoenix play video that was posted by GN Yoyo.]
YoYoExpert maintains an extensive online forum site for the yo-yo community with a large number of topic boards. One of the more interesting boards is the Up and Coming Manufacturers sub-forum, and I enjoy reading through it on occasion to see what cool stuff is in the works. Case in point: back in August GN Yoyo announced their inaugural yo-yo, dubbed the Phoenix. It caught my eye as a throw that looked quite unique (at least to me), and I wanted to highlight it so that any of you that are interested could keep tabs on its development.
The Phoenix is going to be a BIG yo-yo. You can check out the specs below for the details, but let me state that it is wide in all directions. The design uses some undercutting in order to bring the weight down, but even so it comes in at 69 grams. This is one meaty throw! Give the official thread a read over because there have already been some reviews on the prototype, and so far it sounds like good feedback. Here is a quote taken from one of the reviewers, Joey Garcia:
“All that being said, I can emphasize the unique feeling this thing has, but I don’t think I’d be doing it justice. I REALLY enjoyed having this yoyo in my posession. It almost makes me sad to send it off to the next person, it was that fun to have. This is obviously all my opinion, but the design is good looking, the weight distribution is spot on, and the play is excellent.”
If you are looking for a larger yo-yo that also has an eye-catching profile then the Phoenix from GN Yoyo is one to watch!
- Weight: 69 grams
- Diameter: 59.5 mm
- Width: 45.5 mm
- Gap width: 4.72 mm