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We have now entered into the year 2024, time truly goes by fast as yoyofriends is celebrating its 8th anniversary ever since start. We really want to thank you for all the support for this incredible journey and make this possibly. Every year we traditionally will have an anniversary model to celebrate and kickstart our year. This year we want to do another bimetal, we want to create a somewhat budget bimetal offering that highlights the extreme manufacturing capability of yoyofriends and our parent company, FPM. To have an extreme rim design and keep the cost somewhat low, we decided to go with...

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Shine by yoyofriends and Drake Bogataj Specs: Material:7068 aluminum alloyDiameter:56mmWidth:46.1mmGap:4.45mmAxle:M4*8mmWeight:64.6g Yiyang messaged me sometime in early 2021 about a signature yoyo and I had a strong idea of what I wanted. The Sync was my go-to ever since it was released so I started with that as a baseline. I started a group chat with Yiyang and the designer.  and we had a lot of fun with the process of creating my signature yoyo (too much fun? nah).  A concise and elegant appearance was important to me and I tried to remove visual lines and cuts to replace them with curves....

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In recent years, yoyofriends are trying new designs that are out of the ordinary. Our bread and butter has always been bimetals using a combination of a less dense material in the middle and a denser material on the rims. One classic example is Tachyon, the fastest yoyo currently in our lineup. We used a massive amount of stainless steel rim weight to make the yoyo stable, powerful, even at only around 60g. Pheasant Bi-metal and Da Vinci are also examples of large and wide SS rings that enhance the power and stability of the yoyo even at a lighter weight. This gives...

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We have dabbled into compact to undersized yoyos in recent years. Starting at our special 6th anniversary yoyo, Baryon. Then we followed up with stainless steel koi and the recently all titanium undersized TiNY. We want to again venture into the undersized throw again but this time with one focus in mind, performance. Performance is the one thing that is built into the yoyofriends DNA and we will have that ideology in every shape or size.  Firstly the construction of the yoyo we first immediately thought of 7068+SS. Our signature construction in both performance and manufacturing. Then from the experience of our compact to...

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In 2022, with many hardships and challenges, we finally mastered the manufacturing of magnesium yoyos. However the ultimate goal was not to stop there. It is to combine magnesium in conjecture with another material, like MgSS. Magnesium has a unique property of low density while still being metal, perfect to combine with another high density metal to create a light body, ultra rim weight yoyo with a unique feel. After requests from our customers, we decided to take the challenge and go all out.  In 2021, we collaborated with RSO to create a TiSS with side effect yoyo, called the Droid. Droid...

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