Turning Point - Alnilam
Bimetal with a magnesium body and stainless steel rim, based on the "Colony."
This is a bi-metal with a magnesium body and stainless steel rim, based on the shape of Takeshi Matsuura's older signature model, the "Colony." Just looking at the numbers and materials, the only difference is the body material. However, by optimizing the design in unseen areas and greatly enhancing certain characteristics of the magnesium material, it has been transformed into a completely different yo-yo.
The characteristics shine through while the magnesium body sleeps, enhancing the original's "floaty and stretched out sleep". The width of the new model is narrower than recent models, but thanks to this, not only does it maintain a very high level of stability from start to finish, it also gives the impression that the sleep power for performing tricks has been increased a step further.
It can be said to be a gem born as a result of the beautiful accumulation of know-how from the past and the present.
|Style||String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)|
|Trapeze Width (mm)||40|
|Bearing Type||Curved Bearing|
|Bearing Size||Size C (Large)|
|Response System||Slim (OD 19mm)|
|Axle||M4 x 12mm|
|Maintenance||Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required|
|String||C3 Pro String (Fat) x100|
|Bearing||CLYW x iYoYo Pixel Bearing|
|Pad||REWIND Japan Pad|
|Maintenance||YYF DARK MATTER Lubricant|
Bought this 'cause of beautiful design.
Compared to same brand's Colony(which is also Alnilam's base), it feels a lot lighter than colony, and even lighter than BGM.
Even more, the increased power and stability gives deep impression, making to wait for the next turning point's magnesium yoyo.
The only disadvantage I felt was it's maneuverability and acceleration was worse than colony, due to it's increased rim weight.
Even with this disadvantage, this yoyo feels great.
When you can afford, I highly recommend it.