I love your wood Darrin.
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12-22-2008 04:53 AM
01-15-2009 05:30 PM
I screwed up guys, I thought it would be much easier to do them in groups than this. If you paid for a yoyo please PM me, you will be compensated for the delays!
I will be shipping these as soon as they are smooth as they should be.
Pics tomorrow of about a half dozen different woods!
01-15-2009 06:42 PM
Here is one style, unfinished. I have to add the center nub still before I can sand and finish it.
This is for myself, the curve to the bearing will be MUCH more gentle on the others.
Last edited by Darrin; 01-15-2009 at 06:52 PM. Reason: pics
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01-15-2009 06:57 PM
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I'd rather wait until you get them right, than get something that's not as good as you'd want it to be. I know that when it's ready to your satisfaction, it's gonna be one amazing yo-yo.
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01-15-2009 08:31 PM
01-16-2009 04:02 AM
01-16-2009 07:17 AM
Raley, I do want both Team Tiki and a Team Chilidog! The Chilidog yo's are going to be the metal yoyo's I will producing later on.
And if anyone is competing at Worlds and thinks they want to prove their stuff with a wood yoyo please PM me. I want to see a wood one up on stage competing with the metals!! I am all about trying to sponsor someone.
01-20-2009 02:59 PM
Well, I guess I am going to have to call this a fail for now. I cannot get them vibe free...... The closest I got was when I did an axle setup similar to an Oxy to where you could fine tune it. I talked to Carlo about licensing his idea and he was against that. So since then I have tried about eight other axle/bearing setups with inconsistant results.
I can get one decent yo out of every three. If some of you want your money back no problem, I will do that. If some of you want to keep waiting, I am cool with that as well. But it might take up to a few weeks to burn through enough bad to get the good.
I have learned a lot, spent a lot, and cussed a LOT! lol But the biggest thing is that I am not going to give up! I will be making a reliable wood yo, and soon a metal might be rearing it's ugly head as well.
So, I will be PM'ing all parties who have paid for one to get your decision.
01-20-2009 03:41 PM
Once again, when you get these pimpin, Ill order one.
I dont really have the funds at the moment.JYC Founder and Werrd Alliance Member
01-20-2009 03:47 PM
Sexy wood yoyo is sexy.
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01-20-2009 03:48 PM
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awwmaaaann!! those look soooo cool!
when mine comes, I'll do some tinkering w/ different axle set-ups and stuff to try and finds something that works consistently well.
01-21-2009 02:02 PM
Willing to wait at this point Darrin. Keep trying. You'll nail it.
01-21-2009 02:04 PM
man i want one of these keep the process going youll get it how much is one going for
01-21-2009 02:54 PM
I'm waiting for sure. I have wanted an awesome playing wood yoyo for a long time. I am sure it will be worth the wait.
01-21-2009 04:12 PM
Today was a better day, got some positive progress. I think I found part of the issue in the process.... this week will prove if it worked or not.
Here is the ebony one I got done today, still needs the nub installed-
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