Arctic Circle 2

Caribou LodgeSKU: clyw-arcticcircle2

Sale price$159.99


CLYW - Arctic Circle 2

2012 US Champion Zach Gormley gets a refresh for his signature model, Arctic Circle.

Many popular yo-yos evolve over the years into series, each one improving upon the last in response to player feedback and changing trick styles. Either introducing slight variations to build on the strengths of its predecessor, or drawing a clear distinction from the past by being released as a completely separate model, a maker's signature series reflects the direction the sport is heading, and players and makers alike hope for those distinctive changes that noticeably improve the yo-yo's playability.

However, a new yo-yo in a series needs to stay true to its roots, or it'll break the players' expectations and just won't "feel right." This new Arctic Circle straddles a fine line. While it's a major change in specs from the original, it still maintains a fine sense of balance that fans of the original Arctic Circle are sure to appreciate.

The profile is generally unchanged from the first Arctic Circle, but the side face, weight and size have all been tweaked. One area that underwent major revision was the signature double-rim, inherited from the Chief. With such a major change, it's impressive how CLYW managed to retain the same feeling and balance, through all the other tweaks they incorporated into the Artic Circle 2. The new Artic Circle manages to feel very familiar, but still raise the RPMs even higher, emphasizing its speedy nature that much more.

>>WYYC2014 1A Final Zach Gormely

>>Zach Gormley - Arctic Circle Second Expedition (AC2) Freestyle

More Information

Brand Caribou Lodge
Series None
Signature Zach Gormley
Style String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)
age Not Mentioned
Designed In Canada
Release Year 2014
Weight (g) 65.2
Diameter (mm) 55.62
Width (mm) 45.63
Trapeze Width (mm) 44
Body Shape Step Straight
Body Material Aluminum
Rim N/A
Bearing Type Center Trac Bearing
Bearing Size Size C (Large)
Response System CLYW Original Pad Size
Axle -
Twist-apart Twist-Apart
Spacer None
Bind Bind Required
Surface Smooth Processed
Maintenance Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required


StringC3 Pro String (Fat) x100
BearingCLYW x iYoYo Pixel Bearing
MaintenanceYYF DARK MATTER Lubricant

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
by REWIND Vote 2014
by REWIND Vote 2014

It is very lightweight and very stable


by REWIND Vote 2014
by REWIND Vote 2014

"I bought an Arctic Circle 2nd Expedition this year.
The feeling is very good and very smooth when doing tricks with it.
I love its round shape very much.
But the main point is, it's Zach's signature yoyo."


by REWIND Vote 2014
by REWIND Vote 2014

"It is very grippy when you bind.
suicides loops open so wide and also slacks.
spins for a very long time.
Very smooth finish for any types of grinds like finger spins.
Good for horizontal play because of the wide catch zone.
BEST YOYO 2014!"


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