Category Archives: Yoyos

Spin Toys, trick theory, documenting my creations, designs, anything related.

Yuuki Spencer (Berry)

I shot and edited the Yuuki portion of what was going to be a quick diptych designed to depict a few tricks quickly and accurately.  My half, as is often the case, never was.

I traded this footage to Save Deth for one of the original Envys, but Dave felt it had to be spiced up with some editing so hopefully he won’t mind me posting this.  This cut is from March of 2007.


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.

Space Walter

(Commentary from July 2012) This was just a ‘modern’ idea I explored once I had the Hspin prototypes in hand.  Hspin (Chris and Hadrien) were definitely most enthusiastic about this model.

I was thinking of running it at one point but Seth Peterson, like a good friend, reminded me I wasn’t doing a modern yoyo.

I was trying to move weight outward and I’m not sure this accomplishes that.

A thought from the Walter Seven stage
Cross section - still in the straight line parabola phase.
A thought from the Walter Seven stage

Walter at Worlds 2010

I received prototypes from Hspin a day after the contest started.

They were TINY.  It is one thing to guess and check from different yoyos but the combination of 50mm diameter and slimline made it truly seem like a miniature.

The weight distribution made them feel like solid rocks but spin times were less than adequate.

Without a fully thought out response system, they burned through duncan pads in ~10 mins and peeled almost all other pads right off in a matter of throws.

Frank from Difeyo gave me some great, basic advice on weight distribution (which you can see reflected in the future).

Kyle weems also cut a few of them for me in order to get the gap a bit smaller (go go mod workshop).

Mostly, I hid them from the public in shame.