The story of Papercut
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 a 6061 bimetal instead of 7068. To start this design, we looked into our most successful budget yoyo, the shortcut. Shortcut is a 6061 monometal design that is very capable despite its price, utilizing hybrid V and H shape and cuts to bring out the outstanding power and look into a budget yoyo.
For the 8th anniversary version, we would like to use an H-shaped structure and use cutting lines like our shortcut. We decided to take another approach on the outer rim design, traditionally we have the SS rim pushed down inward into the yoyo, however this time we decided to make the rim pushed outward, almost like gluing it on. We also went super risky with the low contact surface area between the 6061 and the SS rim. This allows the rim width and the weight maximized. giving the yoyo more bimetal power and a striking look. This is a tall order as we realize the rim shifts more easily when the yoyo is hit on the ground. To counteract this we added a concave spot along the outer part of the contact surface between the two materials, this when the rings are put on the yoyo, it is less prone to shift after being hit on the ground.
After the first prototype, the player team thinks the rim weight is simply too much, giving the yoyo too much momentum despite its already light weight, so for the final prototype we shifted a tiny amount of rim weight from the rim towards the 6061 part of the yoyo, making the yoyo still very extreme, lightweight and have a decent flow.
We released this model in our Black Friday Mystery Box II with many positive customer feedbacks.
We tried to name the yoyo something connected to shortcut, Because in a way, it is related to the shortcut, instead of finding a word that related to shortcut based on meaning, we opted for the name papercut. Inspired by the song Papercut, by Linkin Park which is one our favorite song for a couple of our yoyofriends players. It also contains the word cut, which identifies the yoyo as it contains multiple cuts on the yoyo to give it a signature look.
Thank you for the 8 years of support and hopefully many, many more years to come.
The Papercut will drop Monday, Jan 15th, 2024 8 PM EST
Material: 6061+SS RINGS
Price: 83.99USD~88.99USD/ set
The packing contains:
1 x Papercut
1 pairs x pads
1 x string
1 x Papercut sticker
1 x yoyofriends sticker