Why Titanium

October 28, 2015 1 Comment

Why Titanium

I think one of the most commonly asked question I get is why titanium is so great. And as they say - pictures are worth 1000 words. Because aluminum only takes a few minutes to machine, the shop always does aluminum proofs first before commiting to the hour long process of crafting the titanium prototypes. This way you can see the machine marks, where the tool will hit - everything without wasting expensive titanium barstock.

 

When I first saw the aluminum Evora, I got really excited. It was only something like 30 grams, but what surprised me most is that they could machine the half with the same profile and shape - even with the hub area only just half a millimeter thick. That's about 5 pieces of printer paper in thickness.

All Luftverk yoyos have areas this thin including the anticipated Octavia, so weight can be added where it makes the yoyo feel the best, and taken away in areas that conventional aluminum can't. And here is why:

This was done with just one of my hands. Just my palm and three finger tips. This is a really great visual representation why titanium is such a great material. You can make sections super thin, without comprimizing strength. And with the new release of the Octavia, this is more important than ever.




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Ronald
Ronald

November 13, 2015

When will the Octavia be released? Gonna save up!

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