Blues Metal Yo-yo
The Blues is our second high end metal yo-yo. Precision machined aluminum with removable wooden weight rings & a large bearing.
The Blues is the signature model for Drew Tetz, 44RPM co-founder & 2014 trick innovator of the year, presenting his ideal yo-yo design: an oversized shape for comfortable string catches, plus a unique wooden ring aesthetic.
Drew's dream was implemented & engineered by Brazilian National Yo-yo Master Rafael Matsunaga, the brains behind the now-classic Duncan Barracuda as well as our first yo-yo, the Rhythm. Rodrigo Yokota (aka Whip) provided the beautiful illustrations for the engravings. Drew lasercut the rings, & Hank assembled everything.
Weight: 64g without wood rings, 70g with rings installed.
Response system: Replaceable 19mm pads
Included bearing: Center Track
Made in China. Rings lasercut from birch.
The Blues includes a pair of bonus inserts, a 1.5" mini-ring & a knot removal tool keychain. The mini-ring fits snugly into the inner rim to display 1.5" buttons, & the knot remover is the perfect width for picking GT knots out of the gap. (The knot remover also functions as a 45 adapter.
Photos by Shawn Garcia. (Additional photos by Drew)