That’s a bit of a mouthful all together. Did you read that in my vlog voice?
Anyway – We have ventured into AL7 land for the pelican, not sure why I waited so long. We went with 7068 instead of the normal 7075 – its better for anodizing/blasting and it was only about a gram heavier not almost two. I was worried about it being a bit too heavy and 66 plus, but it’s NOT! It feels great, no thud just a bit of extra spin but no extra lag. It’s really like most things, you need to try them to feel it yourself, my words over the internet aren’t going to really express the play.
You can see the beautiful diamond blast here in the photo. It feels as good as it looks!
These will be going out to June patreon backers first, followed by normal operations for the extra from a patreon specific run. The soul members get theirs, then other backers get the chance to buy one if they want, any extra after that will make it to G2 Nation on FB. Do yourself a favor and grab a soul spot on patreon.com/g2jake if you want a yoyo every month, we have some great items coming up! Cough warthog cough.
That is all I have for you today. We will chat soon. If you didn’t already checkout the video on these, it was a fun one.
We have continued the artist edition respawns with Brent Smith. One day Brent shared a rough sketch of a unicorn on his instagram. I contacted him about it being perfect for the engraving on a Unicorn Fade Respawn. The rest is history. We have a dozen of these going up on the site Friday at 8 pm est. 7/24/20.
Tonight we retire the Quake. I thought I was going to do this last year, but kept pushing it off. These made the move with us from the old HQ to the new HQ. Anyway they are ready to rock and will be in the store at 8pm est tonight. Also – the andromeda swirl will be have some up for raffle on the G2 Nation FB page as well as a post on patreon.com/g2jake exclusive for members. Miss out on each attempt there will be a silent auction. Send your highest bit to email@example.com whoever bids highest will pay the bid of the 2nd highest person plus $1 and shipping. Yep, these ship in the wood boxes so that’s cool. These are from the old anodizer that also did the best swirls. See you tonight!
We have the freedom hogs from the retirement run dropping today at 3pm eastern. The full retirement run is 4 colors. 2 of the 6061 and 2 of the 7075. These are 6061 – 10 made. Only 7 passed inspection. With the small number we decided to drop the engraved Banshee SS as well. More goodies to go around. Thanks for the support, hope to see you with a mailday this coming week! This is the planned engraved SS, if that matters to you.
Two yo-yos today for the site. The covenant in one of our cleanest colorways – Warpath
Then we have the Nebula B18. Only 6 made, 5 a grades. 3 on the site, 1 for the silent auction, and 1 for a future draft. I hope luck is on your side for these, just an incredible colorway. We did these a couple of months back with the respawns.
Just wanted to make a quick post on the release this Saturday, the Indigo Dreams Arbiter. It’s a Blue/Navy body with dual tone SS rings. The outer section of the rings are a blue/green reflection while the inner section is more of a pink/purple gloss. It’s a bit hard to get photos of, but looks incredible in person.
A few other fun facts. This is the last of the 2nd run of Arbiter, we do plan on having a third run later this year. There are going to be 20 listed on the website, one saved for a future draft, and one saved for the silent auction.
These will be live on the site at 12 noon eastern 6/13/20. I have heard the calls from Europe, and wanted to make sure this was at a more friendly time for them.
On Sunday – Scales Collective held a fundraiser to help with the social injustice in the United States. They took all sorts of donations for a raffle prize and reached out for G2 to submit something to be auctioned off. At this time we didn’t have anything “rare” that I thought would bring a high dollar to the cause.
So I decided on something better. A custom anodized Life and Respawn. The two pack will be anodized in a color way of your choice. Up to 4 colors, using the standard wash, splash, and speckles techniques. I have been wanting to dip my toe back into allowing for custom color ways now that we have found a good anodizer, and this seemed like a great test.
If you are reading this on Monday June 8th, there might still be time for you to grab this package. Head over to the scales site and take a look – https://scalescollective.com/auction
We did things a bit different for this release. Instead of the fastest checkout out, we decided to do a raffle. Sign ups are on Facebook, in the G2 Nation group. Winners will be drawn live and will win the rights to buy a Covenant. If you weren’t on FB and wanted to join – email is open at firstname.lastname@example.org
we are also holding a silent auction for one. This works by sending your highest bid to the email above. The highest bidder will end up paying the price of the second highest bidder plus $1 and shipping. It’s an idea that was suggest by a few of you, so we are testing it out.
Today we drop the two tester Banshee colorways that i used from the suggestions on instagram. First we have the gunmetal with orange splash – Iron Oxide.
The second tester color way is a aqua with clear and blue speckles, Pacific Blast.
Both of these are very limited because they were just testers to see if i liked how to colors came out. 6 total of each were made, 1 of each are going to the suggesters of the color combos. After assembly and testing we ended up with 3 of each for the website. May you be fast to checkout.
We are also going to be releasing the Reaper in one of our staple colorways – Andromeda. One of my all time favorite colors, I think we have done it one every monumental since the Triton. (excluding the OC)
I mean.. I don’t have to say much, its just a great color. We will have 10 of these available. 16 total yoyos for tonights drop. (If the mystery SS from last drop gets leaked, I might still add those tonight. If not we will let those go out next week)
Thanks for reading, hope you have an incredible weekend and are able to snag a new yoyo tonight.