We are pleased to announce that our new spintop is available now!
We took what we learned from the first spintop and made some updates that you will truly enjoy. One piece delrin body for improved smoothness and a hardened steel tip so you don’t have to worry about the play surface much if you drop the top. The top crown is minimalist to enhance the weight distribution in the body – but the string still wraps just fine. Bearings come from the yo-yo world and are Buddha Bearing Simple top and bottom – 10ball ABEC-7 rated and free spinning.
The one piece body was a challenge to machine but we came up with a solution that will delight since it opens up a realm of possibilities for modding and further customization of the top. Inside the crown you will find threads (1 1/4 x 18 if you are wondering) that can accept a disk that can double as a cap or button…a fitment for creating a dual tip top…or…imagine the possibilities…
The tip is oversize (perhaps an understatement) and this opens up a variety of new possibilities as well. Inverted manipulations are facilitated with the flat chin and wide profile. Modders will rejoice in the oversize tip and the ability to further custom shape the tip to preference.
Designed and manufactured in Chico, CA USA.
- Delrin body – available in black or white
- Hardened steel tip
- Weight – 85.6g
- Diameter – 2.25″ or 57mm
- Height – 3.02″ or 76.7mm
- Bearings – uses two C-size (or Large – 0.25x.05x.1875) bearing
- One-way roller clutch needle bearing available as an option
- Button and string included
White spintop spinnin
Black spintop on its side
One-way roller clutch needle bearing (available option)
White spintop on its side
Black and white tops together
Black and White – Tips Up!
Black and white – with string and button
Nate Dailey shows us what he’s got using the Heavy Hitter 3.
We went back to our roots and updated the classic Bulldog, our original design, and updated it to reflect the current trends in play style. Starting with the same comfortable and organic profile that made the original so popular, the diameter was increased to 2.25 inches (hence the 225 moniker) from the original 2.00 inch design and the width also grew to maintain proportion with the increase in diameter. Continue reading
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Thanks Richy! The first CAK creation with the new stainless steel CAK inserts. Weighs in at 61 grams, about 1.75″ diameter, hand turned mahogany.
New CAK kits available now…in stainless steel. Smaller design and extra added mass from the stainless steel improves the play quality and simplifies the creation process.
Chico Yo-Yo Company is proud to present our new spintop!
Fully machined out of delrin, utilizes large (“C” size) bearings, weighs in at 88.5g.
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Chico Yo-Yo Company is proud to present the Kestrel!
Inspired by the lightweight raptor that can hover in nearly no wind, the Kestrel excels at horizontal play beyond your expectations of an undersized yo-yo.
A slightly undersized yo-yo with a simple profile and clean design. Don’t let the simplicity fool you…this one is a player… Ample rim weight for excellent stability and spin times, a tumbled finish for a smooth handfeel and excellent slip for grinds. The inner ring is slightly undercut to facilitate grinds as well. Continue reading