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July 19, 2019
Will you be reissuing 000 or dropping new models in the near future?
This isn’t for public – having the 55 in my hands – anyway I can tell the Easter egg. I would have bought both if I could have, only able to buy one before they sold out – had to lobby for this one! So if you make another batch, yea put that coating on them and sell me a 47 so I can sit them on my desk in an “Easter egg”. Also, while I here, 57 yr old me dreams of a dream of a slimline throw like the Alpina, but with super thin walls and massive steel rims – you know, slimline but maddeningly stable like say the iyoyo iceberg and ippon with their weight so much more concentrated outward. idk from design, but you just made my previous dream Yoyo, maybe the next one too! Keep making art however you can! We see you!
I’ve had the Alpina 55 in my hands for 48 hours. I’ve been throwing 49 years and spent a decade with the SB-1 then the SB-2, which mKes this design appealing to me. Anyway a beautiful spot-on homage to machining design of the 70s – unfortunately for those of us yoying at the time in the wasteland of 70s Yoyo, nowhere outside my 1970s Yoyo dreams did anyone apply the beautiful machine design aesthetic of the age to yo-yos – although for decades I would dream of a super-slim classy pocket throw that actually performed. until now, 40 years later. With advances in Yoyo design over the last 15 years I got over that longing. Gave up on it. Your design made me thing of many things about yoyoinh, design, the place of Yoyo in my life… THAT’S the provocations that when provided the appreciator, reveal the true artistic nature of an expression. Don’t let anyone’s poo-pooing of your Yoyo musings deter you from creating more art, be they in the form of yo-yos, or titaniu, or none of that.
Know your artwork will be appreciated for its design and functionality, in my hand or in an old SB-2 holster on my belt, in rotation with a few other slimline throws. I’ve had a yo-yo holster on every day for several decades, and now the Alpina 55 will be there quite often. Especially while I’m infatuated with it for a while.
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