YoYoFactory - Edge Ultimatum
Huge but super lightweight?! The Edge Ultimatum pushes the limits of yo-yo design while still having fun.
This is the new signature model for 2018 1A world champion, Evan Nagao. This is one of many derivative models made from the original Edge, an oversized monometal variate. The width is over 50mm, and the diameter is well oversized at 58mm. From first look to first throw, the Edge Ultimatum continues to make an impression.
In truth, this yo-yo is actually based on a bimetal prototype that Evan used in 2019 to snag 2nd at Worlds. They took that design and challenged themselves to squeeze the same kind of performance out of a monometal yo-yo, to lower the price. The result is this Ultimatum, which manages to be both the largest AND lightest Edge yet, weighing in at 63 grams. The clever design and execution gives a find weight balance and an astounding amount of sleep, despite being lighter than much smaller yo-yos. Rather than being powered by its mass, the Edge Ultimatum gets its spin from the size and shape of the yo-yo. The result is a snappy, speedy throw that follows your commands and doesn't wear you out.
*Our specs are measured and confirmed in-house.
Evan Nagao designs his own yo-yos. He follows a design philosphy which is reflected in his tricks. He influences the way yo-yos are played with both of these elements. The future of yo-yo play is heavily influenced by players like this and the designs they create, inspire or influence.
Ultimatum was a side project. While perfecting the yo-yo he used to take 2nd place in the World Yo-Yo Contest Evan was inspired to create a bigger, not monsterous but wide yo-yo which would suit the needs of players looking to push the limits of yo-yo play or who could benefit with a bit of size and stability without the burdeons of heaving weight.
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|Style||String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)|
|Trapeze Width (mm)||50|
|Body Shape||Step Straight|
|Body Material||Aluminum (6061)|
|Bearing Type||Center Trac Bearing|
|Bearing Size||Size C (Large)|
|Response System||Slim (OD 19mm)|
|Axle||M4 x 8mm|
|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|
The Edge Ultimatum is an excellent yoyo, in my opinion one of the best YYF has released in recent years. It is floaty and light on the string. Great catchability, very nimble and plays on the quicker side. An overall very fun and capable yoyo. Definitely worth buying!