Back in January I mentioned that the specs for the Capstan, the latest incoming yo-yo from YoYo Workshop had been released, although at that time there weren’t any solid images of the throw itself. Well, that has changed recently as images of the YYWS Capstan have been appearing via the YYWS instagram over the past month. Moreover, last night some extra images showed up via Facebook last night, which you can check out below.
I am not sure what it is about the organic shape with a single step that is suddenly very popular, but GSquared did one not long ago with the Hawk, MonkeyfingeR revealed one at PNWR that will hit this summer, and now YYWS is pulling one out with the Capstan [update: as was pointed out to me on the Throwers subreddit, single step organics have in fact been popular in the past as well…it just seems to me like a bit of surge right now]. Luckily, that particular shape is great (if my Hawk is any indication) and so I for one am looking forward to trying out the YYWS Capstan later this year when it hits in August. The YYWS Capstan will retail for $85 USD and will be only available in solid colours. Watch the YoYo Workshop social sites for more details, especially since the Capstan is only one of a number of new throws coming down the pipeline from YYWS this year.
- Diameter: 56.1 mm
- Width: 43 mm
- Weight: 65.5 grams
- Bearing: Size C, V-cut
- Response: 21 mm silicone
- Axle: Ultra Light Side Effects