The Story of Baryon
It is Yoyofriends' 6th anniversary, and we want to create a special yoyo to thank all the support from our fans!
We name it “Baryon”. The concept of the Baryon is for us to figure out a perfect design that represents yoyofriends while adding something new to our lineup. First we want a yoyo that is low in price while still being a high quality yoyofriends' bimetal. Second, we want to make an everyday carry that is compact in size but with no performance drawback.
We decided to start with an inner ring design because it has the bimetal feel and the durability of an everyday carry. 52mm diameter is what we settled on to make the yoyo compact while still having enough rim weight and size for performance. The first prototype came out great but it has some flaws like the slippery binds and sharp outer edges.
Then we decided to completely revamp parts of the yoyo design on the prototype 2. We got inspired by our previous yoyo, the Vulture. We were impressed by how the 16g of inner ring weight made the vulture a performance beast. We used that same design philosophy and applied it to the Baryon, cramming a whooping 15+g of inner ring weight each side on a compact yoyo. Not only did this greatly enhance the performance but also solved the sharp edge problem by changing the outer design. We also reduced the gap width for an optimal binding experience.
The result is incredible. Baryon can handle just about anything you throw at with competition level stability and power. The compact size itself adds nimbleness and flow. It is high performing and not intimidating to play at the same time, perfect to be yoyofriends' everyday carry in the lineup.
We chose the name Baryon because it is a composite subatomic particle. Which aligns with the compact size of the yoyo. Baryon also participates in strong interaction, the strongest of the four fundamental forces. This aligns perfectly with the no compromising performance of the yoyo even at this size.
Finally we want to thank you all the yoyofriends fans and supporters for the past 6 years. We have grew so much and come very far. Baryon is a message to all of you as a thank you. We are keeping the price of this yoyo as low as possible by making no profit off this model and run to thank all of you. We can't wait to see what the future holds as we grow and cheer for more years to come.