Turning Point - Acanthus
Acanthus is the signature model for 5A World Champion Takeshi Matsuura, designed for counterweight play.
This is the newest signature model for Takeshi Matsuura, World Champion in the 5A category at the 2008, 2010, 2014, and 2016 World Championships. Acanthus is designed specifically with 5A in mind.
He has shown his world-class abilities not only in 5A, but in almost all styles, and has once again revisited his roots and created a signature model for 5A. This model is a wider version of the traditional mid-size, step-round shape reminiscent of Turning Point's masterpiece, Leviathan, and has a somewhat Counter Jet or Turning Point 2 feel to it. Its concept is simple and clear.
Its sleeping power and maneuverability are second to none. Especially during counterweight play, the yoyo is comfortable, with a straightforward transmission of power to the weight; the yoyo and the weight are so docile that they don't seem like separate parts. Acanthus will surprise you with its high performance in any string trick style, but only when you use it with a counterweight that it will show its true value.
*RAW version may have some scuffs and scratches on the body, but these are cosmetic issues caused by the manufacturing process and do not affect play.