From Basecamp's first release lineup, Jackknife is a monometal that takes a page from CLYW's book.
Combining the prowess of two of North America's most famous makers, Basecamp is born from a collaboration between CLYW and YoYoFactory. Their first release is a trifecta of top performance: The Jackknife, Moonshine and Expedition.
The Jackknife is based on CLYW's recent work, but YoYoFactory took the lead in its execution. Despite its 64 grams, Jackknife is a speedy throw and feels light in the hand. In these days, where heavier yo-yos are gaining popularity, it's refreshing to have floaty throw with such fine weight balance.
Another cool aspect to this design is the concave "fingerspin cup," which makes top-on style play incredibly easy and fun. All three of this Basecamp lineup are free of logos and etchings, giving you the smoothes surface possible to practice with.
The design influence was CLYW, the design team was YoYoFactory. The process for this went back and forth a lot. The profile classically CLYW taking inspiration from some of their more recent releases. The internal cup is unique, building on YoYoFactory fingerspin cup development with an innovative undercut to deliver more favorable weight distribution. The end result is floaty, fast, and fun.