Duncan - Cold Fusion GT
This is a wing-shaped version of Playmaxx's Cold Fusion.
It is a full metal yo-yo with a narrow wing shape, a unique sight among the current mainstream full metal yo-yos.
Originally based on Playmaxx's "Cold Fusion," this model is a string trick version of the Cold Fusion. The first version was released around 1998, but died out. Then, in the 2020s, a string trick model called a pull-back metal yo-yo, which can be likened to a retro boom in the yo-yo world, became a hit among the core yo-yo fan base, and this product is a reissue aimed at those nostalgic fans.
While enjoying the retro atmosphere, this model is also a light touch on modern tricks for those who enjoy them. With a wider range of tricks than the original, this yo-yo satisfies the selfish desire to "play with the feel of the old days, but also throw today's tricks.
|Trapeze Width (mm)||26|
|Body Material||Aluminum (A6061)|
|Bearing Type||Ball Bearing|
|Bearing Size||Size A (Duncan)|
|Response System||Duncan Silicon 12|
|Axle||M4 x 10mm|
|Maintenance||Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required|
back in early 2000s when metal yoyos cost well over $100 every cool kid wanted a Cold Fusion of some sorts. I never had the chance to own one because Playmaxx went defunct and $100 was way too much for a kid still in middle school. When I went back yoyoing Metal was the default, how the turntables.
Sure, the original Cold Fusion had brake pads (they were bad), were MUCH slimmer (even with the GT model) and were not bimetal, but all these improvement on the new one made sure the experience this time is excellent. It feels better than the OG because it's objectively better.
One thing about responsiveness OOTB: with kitty fat it can just barely loop, but it will do cold fusion without snagging, and is still very much tug responsive. It's less responsive than a OG yomega stealth raider so pack more lube if you really want to go back to the old days.