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Anodized Triple Zero - Last update for 2018

I start my new job as a software developer tomorrow. That's probably the weirdest most unsuspecting thing to come out of 2018. Every year I attempt to guess where I will be at the end of the next year. Most of the time its in a different city, or country. But starting a brand new career path is definitely a massive curveball. Around 3 months ago I came to Vancouver pretty lost. I ended up meeting a lot of new friends through the city but man is it expensive here. I figured doing the whole yoyo thing would work well when I was living at home with my parents in Toronto but moving to the most expensi ve city in Canada...

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Triple Zero - A New Beginning

Life is funny. No matter how hard we try, things never seem to work the way we want them to. And at the same time when everything goes wrong new opportunities arise. As cliche it sounds, that is exactly what happened after I arrived in Vancouver. After driving for nearly 9000 miles. I left Toronto two months ago. I had this crazy plan to do a road trip and meet as many of you guys as possible. Most of you Ive only spoken to briefly online. Many offered to meet with open arms into your personal lives. Your town, your family and friends. Your own city. Where you work. I got to peek inside other peoples lives for a brief moment....

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Diameter Experiment - Silvia XP50 & XP54

It has been a struggle to get a new model out. The prototype phases of this yoyo was an absolute nightmare, with tooling issues and the rising price of Titanium. I made a trip out west to Vancouver to solidify my plans of moving. And during that surprisingly stressful time, I put my head down and just designed.I think the direction of yoyo design likes to ride the popularity wave. 10 years ago it was the Thumb Grind Groove. And then the Hubstack. And although the Skyva is incredibly successful, it would be naive to think the dimple phase won't eventually die out. Larger companies will see what catches on - and pump out designs based on what is popular. But perhaps looking forward isn't the...

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Anodized Titanium Peak - Risk and Reward

 2 years ago I started Luftverk with no intentions other than to make the Evora happen. I never thought I could do collaborations with others, let alone one I respected so much. When Chris agreed to work with me on a Titanium project I knew it was a chance of a life time.  The anodizing problems that plagued the Tundra had such an emotional impact on me at the time. I kept asking why this run, and not the Octavia, or Evora. Why was it when I was trying everything to make that release as special and impactful to Chris and the rest of the world, that is when things went wrong. We of course were lucky enough that they still played...

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The Titanium Peak

I really don't know where to start with this post. Because theres so much to say. Im reaching that age where I've been playing with these funny spinning toys longer than I haven't. When Chris announced that the Peak was 10 years old - It made me realize how fast time really passes.I remember that first post on Yoyonation. Cliche but it did really feel like yesterday. A new company was a pretty rare thing back then. This new thing was posted called the Peak. There were prototypes getting made - a new yoyo with design characteristics of a 401k and a Hitman. I remember a red prototype. And one with starburst teeth milled into the bearing seat wall. Im literally...

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