REWIND x SUS YOYO MECHANICS - Act
A 3A all-rounder, the signature bimetal model of 3A instructor Shotaro Matsuda.
This is a collaboration model between SUS YOYO MECHANICS and REWIND to make the first 3A yoyo from SUS YOYO MECHANICS. Act was made to be the signature of REWIND's 3A instructor Shotaro Matsuda, and shares some design concepts with Yuki Takami's signature Trial, and is considered a brother model.
It was created with input from Matsuda's many years of experience and knowledge as a 3A instructor to be a standard and reliable yo-yo for beginning 3A players.
The diameter of the Act is 1mm larger and the width is 0.6mm narrower than the Trial, showing the level of detail that went into the size design. However, the biggest difference is the way the rims are joined. The Act has an outer rim while the Trial has an inner rim, and although both models weigh almost the same in the 66g range, the weight balance feels completely different.
Both are top-of-the-line models suitable for everyone from beginners to experts in 3A, and their silhouettes are very similar, so they are sure to be great throws no matter which one you start your 3A career with. Knowing the production concept of each, you can approach 3A with a deeper knowledge of the character of this work. Please take a look at the design comments as well as the comments from them.
SUS Designer's Comment
The production started when Yuki Takami, a Rewind 2A instructor, asked us for "a yo-yo that can be used in 3A that I would enjoying playing." We felt that the concept and direction of the yo-yo had potential, so we eventually decided to create two separate models.
Although the diameter, width, weight, rim joining method, and appearance may look like different models, the basic shape of the Act and Trial is exactly the same. In particular, the shape from the edge to the control edge is identical. The weight distribution in the width direction is also almost the same, and they are truly siblings with a common "backbone" that is quite close in value, except for power.
Both models are high-power bimetallic models, but Matsuda's Act seeks stability with more power while reducing the weight at the start of the throw. Takami's Trial is sized for 3A, but is balanced so that players in other divisions will not feel uncomfortable even if they try 3A.
The Act focuses on power from its diameter and outer rim, while the Trial stands out for its weight and balance from its inner rim.
Although they have the same basic structure, they are siblings born from completely different approaches. We hope you will compare them and find enjoyment in their similarities and differences.
Comment from Shotaro Matsuda
I have tried to make the Act fall into the "middle of 3A" in terms of weight, diameter, and width. Therefore, it is not a yo-yo that is extreme in any way, but I am proud of the fact that it is a model that can be used comfortably for 3A.
If there were a pentagonal performance graph for 3A tricks, I think this yo-yo would be 3.5 or higher on all five levels.
The extreme spinning power that makes you feel "this is bimetal" and the stability of the posture that makes it hard to tilt anyway are the true essence of the Act. We also paid attention to the ease of throwing, which is indispensable for 3A play, and made the yo-yo combine the two. The rim area has been designed to be thicker, so the strength is perfect.
From the casual player who wants to try 3A to the contestant who practices hard, this is a yo-yo that all who challenge 3A can play with confidence.
|REWIND x SUS YOYO MECHANICS
|String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)
|Trapeze Width (mm)
|Size C (Large)
|Slim (OD 19mm)
|M4 x 10mm
|Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required
|C3 Pro String (Fat) x100
|CLYW x iYoYo Pixel Bearing
|REWIND Japan Pad
|YYF DARK MATTER Lubricant