YoYoFactory - Shutter Bi-metal
YoYoFactory's flagship model gets a bimetal upgrade!!
YYF's huge hit, the Shutter has been wrapped in a blanked of stainless steel that takes this great throw to the next level! Another version of the signature model of 2014 and 2019 1A World Champion, Gentry Stein, the new bimetal Shutter brings the full heat of Stein's performance into the palm of your hand. The design was handled by SUS YOYO MECHANICS, giving it an otherworldly essence compared to the other YoYoFactory in-house models.
At 46mm, it's plenty wide in the hand, fitting in with the other bimetal models of the day. But that wide body overflows with the silver glint of the stainless steel rim weight, which wraps around an almost untouched Shutter core, creating a whole new beast for your to throw. It faithfully draws out the fun of throwing a Shutter with the top performance demanded by most competitive players today. The smooth feeling and limitless power are strongly felt through the string.
The beauty of the Shutter Bi-Metal lies in its acceleration, stability, and long sleeps, which translates to an all-around upgrade to the original model.
Of course, the width and profile has also made it easier to perform hops and influent-style tricks, rejecting and landing the yo-yo on the string almost effortlessly. There's no need to mention Gentry's specialty, the Shutter Bi-Metal just eats up horizontal play. We expect to see this as many players' main throws in future contests, there's no denying it's just a great yo-yo.
For further proof, check out the video below that fits a 2 minute freestyle into a single throw!
The question has been asked for years. Since Gentry first won the USA National contest in 2013 on the SHUTTER, people have been asking about a bi-metal version. When he won Worlds in 2014 it was almost expected, but instead, Gentry chose to go a different route. He could have any yo-yo he wanted, and when he chose to go with a plastic yo-yo (the REPLAY PRO) to win the USA Nationals, it made a bold statement. It’s more about the player than the equipment.
It’s a question we could have answered at any point, but we didn’t want to confuse anyone with the idea they needed an expensive bi-metal yo-yo to be the best. Still, we wondered, what would a bi-metal Shutter look and play like?
We started to tinker with designs and thought some fresh perspective might help the situation, so we reached out to noted Japanese Yo-Yo designer SUS YOYO MECHANICS, and gave a pretty simple brief. Re-imagine the Shutter with Japanese design philosophy in a bi-metal format. We received a drawing faster than humanly possible, suggesting this concept was something they had already explored. The design showed consideration for the essence of the Shutter in shape, style, weight and feel but there was a more simplified, minimalist feel too. It looked great. Prototypes supported the initial thoughts, it was a rim weighted highly agile super stable shutter. Powerful. Gentry was impressed.
Gentry created the final art, delivering the perfect combination of previous Shutter and minimalism.
The Shutter legacy has already delivered 4 USA titles, 2 World Titles and many other titles around the world. The bi-metal Shutter is the next step.
|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 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 bimetal shutter throws really well and fast. It does feel like an upgrade over the standard Shutter and so I would recommend getting this over standard if you can afford it.