YoYoFactory has always been about pushing the limit of what can be done with a yo-yo. With our newest creation, we had to reach for something from the space age! The all new Ricochet yo-yo is YoYoFactory’s first 100% Titanium yo-yo. The beautiful thing about titanium is that it is only 60% more dense than aluminum, but more than twice as strong.
The Ricochet and the Pros
To show the long, stable spinning of the Ricochet we gathered some of the best in the world to test how long they could make a trick on the Ricochet. In the next few days we’ll be releasing single trick videos from Harold, Paul, Clint and Vashek to show you the Ricochet going through some serious testing. Who will have the longest trick? Moreover, how long can YOU throw for?
Paul Han rips through his long trick with the Ricochet! He’s not one to waste time or speed in a freestyle. Clocking in at 30.7 seconds, it’s clear he could have hit a longer trick. Just watch how much spin is left when it returns to the hand. That’s the power of Titanium! Think you can beat him? March 17th the Ricochet releases and you’ll have a chance to shine, or spark!
Next, we have Harold Owens III throwing down his long Ricochet trick. Clocking in at a strong 48 seconds, that’s almost 1 throw for a qualifying round! When every second of a prelim counts, don’t you want to maximize your time by not having to return and throw your yo-yo more then you need to? On March 17th you can!
Coming in at 55.5 seconds on the Ricochet… multi-time Czech National Champion, and European Champion, Vashek! That’s pretty close to a 1 minute freestyle, in 1 throw. And with the tricks he’s doing, he would be one of the top qualifiers.
Clint Armstrong, as his last name would suggest, hit it with a huge 1:18.3 second on the Ricochet!
Now, it’s your turn! Ricochet hits stores this weekend, March 17th. For those lucky enough to score one, we want to see how long you can go with 1 throw! Who’s in?
YoYoFactory Ricochet- A Titanium Modern Classic
When we set out to design the Ricochet we wanted to make a classic. The material is Titanium. Known for it’s amazing strength and luster. The performance is in the play, not in a complicated shape. A modern classic, for the players of today and the future.
Not only does Titanium have a low density, it’s very strong. It’s naturally lustrous and is recognized for its high strength-to-weight ratio which gives us the ability to have less weight in the wall, and more where it counts, on the rim. Traditionally it is used in aerospace products such as airplane wing supports and jet engines, as well as in armor plating. It also has a ‘feel’ unlike anything else you can make a yoyo from. It feels special because it is special. So special in fact, we numbered every yo-yo. 1 of 500.
March 17th 2013 Worldwide Release Date. Approx $199 USD.
Only one question remains…. Would you take advantage of the ability to throw sparks when you Walk the Dog or covet it, in its’ display case?