C3yoyodesign - Radius Nexus
The Radius Nexus carries the torch lit by the original Radius, and is the second signature model for 2016-17 1A World Champion, Shion Araya.
The high-end Radius is made more attainable in a reduced cost renewal, the second signature for Shion Araya. The body material is now 6061 aluminum, with a sharper straight shape that is 1mm larger than before for an added weight of 1 gram. With these small tweaks, C3 has preserved the spirit of the original Radius, with a light control and very long sleeps, but always ending with a smooth bind. These changes also help preserve that stable sleep.
All this makes it an excellent choice for players looking to start hitting binds, but this is no mere step-up model, the Radius Nexus delivers the kind of performance that champions demand, and can easily find itself on the contest stage.
Comment from Shion Araya
Saving the same light playfeel and long sleep of the Radius, the Nexus is designed to improve stability, so I asked for a few changes for the new version.
To improve the balance, we moved some of the weight from the midship out towards the wings. We also bumped the weight back to 64 grams, similar to the Radius 2nd lot. In the end, we managed to change the aspect ratio without affecting the light playfeel of the Radius.
The switch to 6061 really made the Radius Nexus affordable, but we expanded the diameter to compensate for the change in material. The result is a new kind of Radius that stands up to its bigger brother in every way. Please give one a throw and see for yourself!
|Style||String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)|
|Designed In||Hong Kong|
|Trapeze Width (mm)||40|
|Body Shape||Step Round|
|Body Material||Aluminum (6061)|
|Bearing Type||Curved and Grooved|
|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|
Okay, so first of all, don't be deceived by the specs.
Here's why, it's pretty slim (44mm) compared to today's width standard, and it's light (64g). At first i thought it'll be like light, maybe, just maybe didn't have much on spin time.
I was so wrong.
First throw, my goodness.. 10/10 silky buttery smooth!
Then you'll noticed it's actually light but there's a sense of heft/weight at the end of the string. That gives off a secure stable throw.
Perhaps by design, it gave it a centering weight feel on it. Thus gives it 5/5 stability. As well as spin time.
Trust me, I've tried a 1 minute 1 throw, yeap, it can still spin for another trick and still bind just as nice. Crazy! In a good way. haha.
So that's my wrap about radius nexus. Price to performance, it's a steal! Thank you C3yoyodesign and Shion Araya!