Yes, the covenant is set to retire this year. As you know we always do one final run, and this berry storm is the AL6 version. We have one coming in as an AL7 version while the other raws are mostly being used by the custom orders on patreon.
Berry Strom is a color we developed recently and is just amazing to put it short.
I am not sure how, but it seems we find a way to save the best color way for last.
Friday 5/13/22 at 8pm eastern they will be available in the G2 store. This morning I will be running the early bird lotto over at patreon. A special perk for being a member there, they got the chance to snag one before the drop at a discounted price. http://patreon.com/g2jake
See you tonight for the drop, hope you have a great Friday!
Drop is today 4/29/22 at 6pm eastern in the G2 store.
This is the first appearance of the 6061 body and brass rim Valhalla. This combo has the highest rim weight percentage. You can feel the extra momentum at the end of the string.
Im a big fan of this lighter purple with the brass rims. They mesh well because neither is too vibrant. Throw a diamond blend on and you’re good to go. Right around 15 of these for the drop tonight. 25% didn’t pass QC.
The idea behind the 22 is to keep the performance advantages of the B18 but get back some of that floaty magic of the OG Banshee. We focused on doing this by increasing the width and decreasing the weight overall. While also adding a little beef to the rim.
Specs are likely to change slightly but this is where we are right now.
55.45mm by 44.55mm and 62.6 grams.
Hope you’re all having a good week. I will have news on the Friday drop tomorrow.
For patreon members that ordered a B22 Proto, I will be sending you a message in the next couple days. If you want access to cool stuff like that, you should go become a member here – http://patreon.com/g2jake
Happy Friday! This week has been crazy for me. Lcayy is back and I hope you enjoyed that.
The Interstellar Reaper. I had 25 sets anodized…. And only 13 passed QC. That puts 12 on the site and one held back for the draft. Not ideal at all. Luckily we have the Carbine drop at the same time to help fill the void. This is the first public Carbine drop. It’s in a solid color while others are at the anodizers but I don’t think I can praise this design enough. I am so confident you’re going to love it, that if you don’t you can send it back. Go watch the Carbine intro video from the prior news post if you haven’t. It gives the full story and more comments on the play of the carbine.
Drop is 4/22/22 at 8 eastern. Hope you get a chance to stop by, thank you for the support of G2. You keep showing up, I’ll keep making good stuff.
Patreon members have seen this yoyo blossom from a pretty average prototype to the incredible playing production version. It was something this always had potential, just took a few trys to get it all working together. Sometimes with larger yoyos it can be hard to make it comfortable in the hand and to get it to unwind quick enough. The Carbine excels at both of these aspects, making it play smaller than it is. It just has a nice stable float to it. It’s hard to describe, it just clicks when you play it.
First public release is going to be on Friday 4/22/22 at 8pm eastern in the G2 store. Really happy to get this one out into your hands. Alabaster is the first color to drop. I don’t have many of these ready yet, but wanted to get a clean classy solid out there for you. Both A grades and glitches will be available.
It’s a bittersweet morning while I type this up. G2 has been my passion for the last 10 years. Over the last 1.5 years, I have tried to make it work as my full time job. It’s a stressful thing to do, but being your own boss is really nice. I have gotten to enjoy my kids more than most do at their young age. Those kids are the reason I am moving on from G2 though. I have gotten a great job offer, and it is best to take it right now for my family. Let’s call it an extended break, not the end. Patreon members – I will let you know what the shipments going forward are. This will be the only new G2s going out for the next few months, until that inventory is gone.
I turned 33 today. Now that I’ve got the work out of the way, I’m headed to the arcade with my kids.
3 items will be available tonight.
First the incredible Berry Drizzle Life. Acidwash in the splash. Amazeballs. Not many available, small run to make sure the anodizer could do it.
Second – we have the Blackout Mongoose. Rave reviews on this 6061 version. If you didn’t get a clear or deep purple, hop on this. Thank me on mailday. Bakers dozen available of these.
Lastly – the birthday celebration mystery drop. Bi metal sale mystery sale. 33 of them will be available, as I turned 33. It could be any of our current Bi Metal lineup. I know what they are, you’re going to be happy. More like your birthday than mine.
It’s Friday. It’s drop day. The first attempt at a dual drop set up for us. The idea is still the same amount of yoyos overall but maybe only a drop every other week. Same amount of yoyos, why does it matter? Well in this style I expect more of you to be able to win during the drop and land a yoyo. Drops should last longer than a couple minutes. Where the smaller amount each week leads to more people walking away with the feeling that they lost. We will see what happens this week and evaluate for moving forward.
Today at 8pm eastern we have the second 6061 Mongoose color to release. Deep Purple. I am working on getting an introduction video today but if I don’t – Specs 55mm x 45mm 64.9 grams – I believe this is one of our widest yoyos in comparison to diameter. Plays great.
Now the Interstellar Life. The life has been a fan favorite for the last two years. We are winding down the second / final run this year. This is one of my favorite colors and one has landed in my collection case.
See you all at 8pm eastern in the store. I might be live on YouTube earlier for a testing steam. Yeah, its been a crazy week on the family side and I only have the assembly done so far.
If you have been around G2 for a while you know I like to do an AL7 version of many of our yoyos. I usually start with a 6061 body and move to an AL7 version. The Valhalla is a bit different. It was designed with an 7068 body to start.
The Valhalla has been a huge fan favorite since it was released. Topping the favorites list of many players. That still doesn’t stop me from wanting to experiment with the other body type. I have a small batch of 6061 body Valhalla in the SS and Brass variants. I have only prepped and tested the SS version so far. There is a noticeable difference in the play, but not in the hand. In the hand you might be hard pressed to feel the .6 gram difference. On the string a different story. It’s a good bit faster, how much faster? Well I’m not the fastest player in the world but this has more left in the tank after I push it as far as I can. Hopefully Damian can push it a little harder when I get one sent over his way. It carries the momentum through tricks differently as well with the increased rim weight percentage.
For this release we have a pretty unique color. It’s not quite rose gold, not quite tan or copper either. The closest descriptor I can find is rose champagne. Super clean and accents the SS rims really well.
After assembly and testing we have 20 that passed QC. Available in the G2 store Friday 3/11/22 at 8pm eastern.
Have a great rest of your day, and hope you get to pop some champagne!
10 years. Ten years. I can’t believe G2 has been around for a decade now. That blows my mind. Thank you. Yes, if it wasn’t for you supporting what we do with these yoyo’s I would have been done long ago. Thank you, truly. If I was the only one playing with these things the Albatross would have been a one hit wonder.
In 2012 I had just graduated college. I was working as a AP processor by day, maintenance guy at a church for events at night. The night job had a lot of down time and that is where my love for yoyo was reignited. I had been into yoyos doing the “boom” back in middle school, but now yoyo was different. Unresponsive play had changed the game, endless tricks to try and learn. From 2010 to this point I would spend hours on yoyoexpert learning everything Andre had posted.
G2’s first yoyo the Albatross was released in the spring of 2012. I dumped my life savings into that project. You know that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach when you make a large purchase for the first time? Yeah, multiply that by 10. I had convinced myself it was worst decision I could make. 10 years later, it was the best. It wasn’t an easy journey and we haven’t worked to this hard to only get this far. 10 more years? I won’t commit to that, but I know we still have more to do on this adventure.
If you haven’t been under a rock, you know we like to call Tuesday – G2sday. And this year we get the most epic G2sday ever. 2/22/2022. Just in time for our 10 year anniversary. One of the biggest complaints about G2 is how hard it is to land our stuff. Being a one man shop, I can only release so many yoyos. If I could do more without an employee I would, this is a business after all.
So for 2 hours and 22 minutes starting at 2:22 eastern, I am setting up an epic pre order event. No limits. As long as you stop in, you’re going to be able to get what you want. What’s going to be available? I’m glad you asked.
First up – The Titanium Albatross. You know that beautiful organic that started it all for G2 10 years ago? Yeah that guy, well this is your chance at a titanium version. slightly updated to fit our new pads, but the main specs will be staying the same. Available in raw, black, and copper. Specs – 56mm x 43.55mm x 64.4g x G19 Pads x Grade 5 Titanium. It looks super close to the original Albatross but Titanium and sparks when you ding it.
Second – That Mini Banshee is finally ready, but in two versions. The regular version and a wide version. The regular version fits in the pocket more like a mini, where the wide version plays like a full size yoyo while having the small diameter. Mini Specs 47.8mm x 39.5mm x 58g x G19 pads Mini Wide Specs 48mm x 42.9mm x 60g x G19 pads Both rock the full size c bearing as well. Both different than the V2 proto that is out there. Yes softer spikes too. The v2 is kind of the middle of these.
Third – The Banshee 18 is coming up to its retirement. Many regard the 7068 version as the cream of the crop. The best mono AL our there. This version was limited to a patreon shipment last year. Now everyone will have the opportunity to snag one, and send the B18 on its way into the sunset. Specs 55.95mm x 43.05mm x 66.4g x G19 pads x boss rage bearing
Fourth – The Decade. The what? Look it’s 2/22/22, our 10 year anniversary, I want to make this event epic. You can likely guess what it’s inspired by, but its mystery design that will ONLY be sold via this 2 hour pre order. I know, I know, you want a little hint. 52.5mm x 41mm x 62g x Boss Rage Bearing
Each of these orders is going to be a set up where your deposit is paid on Tuesday when you place your order. The remainder will be due upon shipment, which I am expecting to be in late May or early June. Trying to play it safe to be early with these. I will email you an invoice to pay the remaining balance and get your shipping info at that time. Make sure the email you checkout with is the email you check. Please don’t add any accessories at this time, if you want some we can add them when I email the invoice for the remaining balance.
Colors will be listed on Tuesday with the release.
I’ll see you Tuesday. Any questions ask me. Love to hear from all of you.
Patreon peeps, check patreon for your discount breakdown. If you get one yoyo you’re getting your money back for the month. More than that and the savings starts to pile up with your discounts. http://www.patreon.com/g2jake