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May the fourth be with you

G2 Nation,

We have the perfect drop for Star Wars Day. The Dark side Elite. Black on black. The first AL7 version to drop. For those of you new here that’s when we use 7075 aluminum instead of 6061. Weighs in at 1.6 grams heavier than the regular 2018 Elite.

8pm EDT tonight if you’re interested.

Jake

Elite 2018 Restock

G2 Nation,

See you guys tonight in the store at 9pm EDT for some SS and Brass Elites. Many of these didn’t pass QC so quantities are limited. Sad face.

Much love my friends. Have a great day!

Jake

Berries and Cream Banshee 2018

G2 Nation,

Very last second I know… tonight at 7pm EDT I’ll be releasing these beautiful Banshee. Spring time life has been coming on strong, and Jonah is on the move. I’ll do my best for more lead time on the next drop.

Jake

4/10/18 Release

G2 Nation,

Short and sweet today. Hope to drop two Brass Elite 2018 colors this week. Both ended up being more limited than expected. Brass rings have been giving my QC issues, but the ones that pass are so so good.

Anyways – G2sday 7pm est will be the Vogue colorway, and Thursday will hopefully be the Tranquility.

Thanks for everything,

Jake

Big Boi 430 Release

Gooooood Morning G2 Nation,

Happy G2sday. So, we made a big yoyo. Plays pretty good, lots of fun. Did I say it’s big? 63×46 67.7 grams.

Drops today at 4:30 eastern daylight time if you’re interested. Plan was to only make this as a one time drop, we’ll see. I’m not ready to commit to that just yet after playing it. Excel green and Arby’s sauce. Enjoy!

Big Boi

What time do accountants get off work?

Jake

3/27/18 Release

G2 Nation,

Yeah we’re way late, but I still wanted to post here. 2 banshee 2018 colors will be available at 7 est tonight. Last solid Banshee for a bit if that’s your thing.

Photos

And just Incase you haven’t seen our breaking news – Breaking News

Much love,

Jake

3/22/18 drop

G2 Nation,

So, I’m always late to the party with the website posts. And I feel bad about that. So here I am telling you there will be a drop Thursday. TiHawk V2 protos and something else. That something else will either be mystery boxes – Banshee 18 and Elite 18s left from ECM. Or just listed Banshees. I’m waiting to hear what you all prefer on the latest vlog. If any of this interest you, stop over at the site at 7pm eastern time.

Jake

3/13/18 Drop

G2 Nation,

Apologies for the lack of a write up about this drop. Hopefully, you’re following the Instagram account G2_Drops for all the latest release times. If not you should be, and turn on those notifications so you don’t have to worry about if Instagram is placing the post in your feed. We won’t spam you, just one post per drop.

Ok… So tonight we have some great stuff! The Brass Elite 2018s that we did not send to PNWR are now ready to go. The look great and play even better. Maybe our best yoyo? Shh, don’t tell the 18 Banshee. Speaking of we will be dropping some of those in the Emerald City colorway. Green with a clear splash. It’s really nice!

Anyway, see it on the site tonight at 7pm eastern time if you’re interested!

Thanks for all the love and support,

Jake

PS if you miss out the wait for the next batch will be quicker then you think, and hopefully as visually appealing.

Elite Drop 3/6/18

G2 Nation,

The first Elite 2018s will be available on our site Tuesday at 8pm est. These will be the SS ring versions. Brass will be very soon along with other colors. Instead of waiting we’re just going to release what we have. Better to get these into some of your hands, you’ve waited long enough!

Much love,

Jake

The Elite 2018

G2 Nation,

In late 2017 production issues set us way behind on our flagship bimetal – The Elite. Our machine shop was behind and estimated a 6 month waiting period for them to get back to my order. I decided to be proactive and try to make the best of the situation. Instead of sending the same design to a new potential shop, I took the route of making improvements to the Elite first.

The biggest difference is featured in the catchzone. I added some cuts that allowed the yoyo to feel wider and more comfortable, while not actually adjusting the width. These adjustments also let us play with the weight distribution a bit. Stability and power were the beneficiaries of this. Oh, we also did this while dropping the weight on the SS version below 61 grams. Yeah, it’s pretty magical.

Elite 2018 Profile

Let’s talk about the spike. It’s new, it’s fresh, and shaved some weight as well. Still highly functional, but without being overly sharp, cute isn’t it?

Elite 2018 Spike

Remember how the OG Elite had a bit of a drag as it reached the end of the string? It’s a feeling that’s incredibly hard to describe but the 2018 fixed that. It just feels smoother, better as it flows down your string. Also magical.

Overall I absolutely love this yoyo. Give me another 6 months and I don’t think I’d find any changes to make it play better. It’s exactly what you want and need from a light full size Bimetal yoyo. Of the players that have had the opportunity to try it, I’ve only been given positive feedback. I cannot wait for all of you to give it a spin.

Me talking about the changes – Elite Updates

Elite 2018

Specs –
Diameter – 57mm
Width – 43mm
Weight – 60.8 grams (Brass – 62 grams)
Response – G19s
Bearing – Boss Rage and Boss Wrath
Axle – 10mm
Release – PNWR 2018 $125 (SS) and $129 (Brass)

You may or may not have strong opinions about my decision to have these machined in China. Some of you might have mixed thoughts, I know I still do. This decision has been stressing me out for months, I want to do what’s right for all of us. We’re in this together. That’s what makes G2 special. Overall the machining is amazing, seriously top notch. Turn around time is 4-6 times faster. There were too many pros in this situation to ignore them. I’d love to hear your thoughts and have a conversation with you about them – gsquaredyoyos@gmail.com the doors open.

Much love everyone. I say it all the time but I truly appreciate your support and allowing me to chase the dream.

Jake