Winter is here and its time to release the details. I had been thinking about something to go along with the final season of Game of Thrones. Starting with colorways ideas, then new yoyo designs, finally landing on the perfect idea, the Direwolf. We already had the Wolf, why not revamp it into an oversized more powerful version. Similar to how a Direwolf would be compared to a regular wolf.
I love it when ideas work out. We got them done in time for tonights release and its a great playing yoyo, which was the priority.
We went big, but not too big. It’s 60mm in diameter and 46mm wide. Weighs in at 68 grams, which would normally feel heavy, but with an oversized yoyo its feels exactly how you would want it to. Overly stable and plenty of power, while being a perfect fit for adult hands. Don’t try to put it in your skinny jeans though.
Hope you all had a great weekend!
It’s that day, I’m sorry about the late write up but I’m doing my best :).
Firstly Jensen did a great write up on the a.rt site you should check out. He puts ideas and thoughts to paper in a special way. https://a-rt.ca/products/life
As for other info. The Mutated Snozberries and Berries n Cream colors are a normal bead blast. The Arkham is getting close to our diamond blast that you see on our solids. It’s amazing 🙏
The life is machined to have loose bearing posts, so you won’t need a tool to remove them. This leaves the opening to a minor minor minor fingernail vibe on some of the a grades. If I didn’t mention it you wouldn’t have noticed, but that’s not how I roll.
This thing is an abosolute joy to play.
Diameter – 56.7mm
Width – 44.5mm
Weight – 65 grams
Axle – 10mm
Pads – Dad pads
In other news – I’ll see you GOT fans at 9pm est Sunday. Winter is coming, and it’s going to be so epic.
It’s been a minute! I had the flu. I had a kid. We’re all heathy and happy. Time to get back into the swing of things.
These beautiful wolves will be on the site tonight at 9est. They are glitches for minor vibe and/or marks on the IRG under the ano. Yeah, the anodizer lost their job, but saved you a bunch on money on your car insurance. I mean on your new yoyo.
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Yeah, late notice but this still gives you time to snag one I hope.
The Casefile Series is our way to expirment with designs and ideas. Each tome we do them it’s a single run and done.
Tonight we are dropping the last we have of the 004s. 8:30 pm est. Most are solid black, a few have the yoluminati engraving.
The 004 was a project between some friends in the IRC chatroom. I talk more in depth about it here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3kRrnY9sP8
It’s smaller than anything we have released in a while, the main catch zone might remind your of the original Elite.
Diameter – 52mm
Width – 40mm
Weight – 64 grams
Pads – G19
Bearing – Boss Ripper
Axle – 8mm
We’ve been holding this news in for a bit, and it’s about time we finally let the cat out of the bag. Josef Chung has joined the team, and wanted to do so by sharing what his PNWR freestyle was supposed to look like! We all get nervous on stage especially the first time up and Josef wanted some redemption from his nerves! Here it is – The Goods
I know you all will leave some love and be sure to go follow him on Instagram @jinhocn
A bit more news for today – a drop! We have clear Reapers and some of the protos of Project A v2s. 9pm est in the G2 Store.
V2 will not be the final version, we want to move some of the rim weight into the mid wall, as well as adjust the spike to match the Reaper styling.
Hope you enjoyed, thanks for the support, and have a wonderful day.
Today is the day. Almost 4 years in the making. The Reaper is ready. I need to go over the timeline with Kyle (Alphuh) and we’ll get you all the details from over the years. It changed quite a bit from its original state to where it ended up today.
The drop today, 3pm est, will feature the blue sky and some mystery colors. I wanted to make sure we had a larger drop than just the 20 or so blue. (We have 40ish today) If you’re a patreon backer you know what the mystery colors could be. If not, I’d venture to guess you’re still going to be extremely happy with any of the colors you get. All solids, all diamond blasted. Full size, 64 grams. Full specs with our site update. Coming soon.
If you don’t love it, I’ll give you your money back 🤙,
Cleaning up my office the other day an decided it was time to let these old protos run free. We have a pretty decent variety that will be going up at 8pm est on Wednesday.
First up we have the oldest, the original Ghost proto. More of a collectors piece as it doesn’t play very well. It needed more rim weight, and a lot of it.
We also have the V2 going up, which played the best. I think it played a bit better than the full run because it was small batch and more attention was placed on it, or I am just imagining it…
These were super dusty. From years ago, when we started a project with YYWS that never worked out. The Kraken V1. Plays pretty well, maybe a bit on the heavier side. Marvel inspired.
This bimetal has been in my current rotation for the past month. The thing slays, I just want to fine tune it a bit on the rim and add some width that our competition players have been asking for.
Last but not least we have the Life V1. A collaboration between A/rt and G2 that we will have more details on in the future. Super limited. This won’t be dropping exactly at 8pm because I don’t want the cart to oversell. Only very slight changes were made to the production model. This thing just makes you happy to be alive.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Thanks for reading,
Ooops! Completely forgot about this one.. Not a wolf but looks like a wolf. It’s bigger, badder, and a whole lot of fun.
The final Hawk drop has been announced, and its a great colorway to end on. Classic navy blue with a clear swirl. Fantastic swirl at that, nice clean lines!
Thanks for making the Hawks release over its lifetime so successful!
Drops set for Thursday at 7pm est. A grades and Glitches if we have any. (Yes, I’m still assembling them)
First I hope all of you that celebrated had a wonderful Christmas! We had a great day filled with family and fun at the G2HQ. Jonah was old enough to enjoy it this year, and it was so much fun. That kid brings so so so many smiles to my face. Ok back to the yoyos.
Big drop schedule for today.
8am Freedom Banshee 2018’s
11am Greyscale Swirl Tester Marvels
1pm Mutated Stros Swirl
3pm Mystic Mist Banshee 2018
5pm Deep Purple Aftershock
One of of the other items I wanted to address is the B18 glitches in todays drop. These are almost all smooth but have little marks under the ano. It was really hard to capture them in pictures but the way I found them was using my fingernail testing them while they were spinning. The anodizer stacked the yoyo halves when they were raw before or after the blasting and the way some of them hit together it left the indent – therefor causing the glitch. So thats what they were discounted for, shouldn’t be an issue going forward but I have weirder things happen.
Thank you all for the incredible support in 2018, this should be the last release of the year and it has been a truly amazing one.
Tonight we have our first Hawk restock in a long long time. These will be part of the retirement run that had a total of 6 colors. Half AL7 and half 6061 versions.
8pm est you can get your paws on a couple of the AL7 versions. Numbers became more limited then expected in the Warpath Combats, so we decided to drop the deep purples as well. Both colors are super hard to get in pictures. The Combat because of the ano patters and contrast. The deep purple is so vibrant the camera has a really hard time with that saturation level.
Thank you for the love!