I had the priviledge of judging the 2012 Finnish National Yoyo contest. I was asked to do a demomstration. I missed a bunch of tricks onstage while flailing around madly. What a blast, Finland is a fantastic country.
There are a few films that have changed my life upon viewing…leaving trails of humanity dashing about my organs. Magnolia and There Will Be Blood are two such films.
I have high hopes for this latest work, which I have been watching keenly from the sidelines. A buddy of mine, Evan Jones, had the privilege of working on The Master as either an electrician or a grip, but only for a few days while they were shooting in the Bay Area. Even from the stories he has told me it sounds like it will be another chilling experience.
As I put together the history of Walter in preparation for his upcoming release, I imported some content from the Genuine Spin site. Because these posts were crafted years ago – they have lies. I’ve chosen to leave them as is for the sake of history, but all aspects of Walter have since changed.
Too much weight near the center – because the rims are so damn thick the thing barely spins.
Without a response system, it eats through pads
With a full size bearing it doesn’t play responsive at all
I may have been playing for many years, but I didn’t have any idea how to design one myself.
What I do have is the desire and vision for a tug responsive yoyo that modernizes some of my favorite yoyos (SB2, BSP) which add to a completely original end product . While I don’t think the demand is high for this type of yo-yo, I do think it is a niche piece of the market that is not currently covered.
The closest yoyo in recent history is the SPYY/Ed HaponikFlying V – which is a great playing yo-yo. Steve sent me one a while back and it is a real charmer. Snappy, fly away fun, regens damn well. It is a highly aggressive yoyo, not unlike walter, but The Flying V has a lot more useable gap than Walter (because it is a pure butterfly, instead a modified/butterfly hybrid) and has sharp corners. So the Flying V will cut you, and Walter will bruise you. Walter will also be a bit more pocket friendly (due to shape/size differences).