YoYoFactory - Kapital
Made in the USA, this full metal yo-yo’s body shape is based on the 401k.
This classic American yo-yo is made in the good old US of A, with a shape and playfeel that evokes the taste of the good old days. That almost pure round shape is unmistakable as a nod to the early days of full metal yo-yos.
Based on the 401k, one of YoYoFactory’s original full metal models, so it definitely looks and feels like a throwback, but at the same time is greatly refined with modern know-how to squeeze impressive performance that keeps up with yo-yos today.
At 64 grams, it’s pretty standard for today, if a little on the light side. Paired with a 48mm width it’s on the wide side that has a smooth and juicy sort of playfeel. It doesn’t boast a huge amount of power, but that’s not what you came for! It takes after its older brothers like the Severe and Space Cowboy, with a high bumped edge that preserves a soft feeling while preserving a great long sleep without much sleep loss.
*There is some mild circular markes in the anodization, but this is from the manufacturing process and has no effect on play.
KAPITAL is our 2nd Made in USA release of 2021. We took the heart, soul and profile from one of our oldest yo-yos, the 2006 released 401k and breathed some fresh air into it with this modern recreation.
When returning to our original production designs we always had a fondness for one of our first shapes. Its debut as the 401k in 2006 and subsequent release as the California and VK models saw many versions of a shape we considered iconic. In 2006 Paul Han took 2nd place at the World Yoyo Contest with a 401k. In recent years we saw brands playing with similar designs but we sat comfortably knowing we could tap our heritage at any time. The push came when local pest controller turned yo-yo fan Keith Conklin started bugging us to recreate his favorite shape. We knew a re-release wasn’t going to cut it. We wanted to use the shape as a pure element but modernize the specs. We employed a significant inner bump, something we hadn’t done as dramatically since the Space Cowboy in 2014. The push in width created room for the axle, a nice flat face and allowed the original weight distribution to shine again…. much wider.
|Style||String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)|
|Trapeze Width (mm)||43|
|Body Material||Aluminum (6061)|
|Bearing Type||Center Trac Bearing|
|Bearing Size||Size C (Large)|
|Response System||Slim (OD 19mm)|
|Axle||M4 x 10mm|
|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|