Sturm Panzer - SS-001 Mini-Panzer (2024 Ver.)
Smaller than a one yen coin! The world's smallest metal yo-yo.
Sturm Panzer SS, a sub-brand of Sturm Panzer produced by Mr. ZhaoYuan Liu, a former member of Team YoYoJam and the "PHENOM guy," is now available.
SS means "Side Story."
Unlike the main Storybook series, this brand embodies the passion and originality of the PHENOM guys for yo-yos, and is designed to share it with the yo-yo community.
The Mini-Panzer 2022 Version, the "bind yo-yo smaller than a one yen coin," has undergone a minor change to the 2024 Version.
The existing Mini-Panzer's exclusive size bearing (approx. 2.5mm width) had limited gap width. In order to widen the gap width and improve smooth action, a minor change was made to a "beefcake" design, in which two bearings of approximately 1.5 mm width are placed side by side, to create a 3.0 mm width.
In order to create the "beefcake" design, a special axle with a special shape was newly made. Even with a standard size yo-yo, a 0.5mm difference in gap width makes a significant difference in feel. With the Mini Panzer, this is even more noticeable, and the effect of reducing sleep loss can be expected to be even greater.
Two color variations are available: "Light Rainbow" and "Red.
The gap width is widened in order to make it harder to bite when binding, but this may make binding more difficult for some players.
The conventional dedicated size bearing, SP-α Coated bearing + 2 types of axles (2 sets of axles, 12mm and 10mm, with wrenches)
SP-α NSK Bearing + Axel Set (one 10mm axel with wrench)
If you replace the bearings with those of SP-α, you can downgrade to the same specifications as those of 2022 Ver.
Please replace the bearing and axle at your own risk.
The new bearings and axles for the 2024 Ver. will be available as spare parts at a later date.
The strap included with the 2024 Ver. is the "High-End Metal Strap.
Like the previous high-end strap, it comes with a holder that fits 2024Ver./2022Ver. perfectly.
A small holder for the old Mini Panzer (2000/2001/economoy) is also included with the High-End Metal Strap sold separately.
From the manufacturer's official page.
Sturm Panzer sub-brand Sturm Panzer SS (side story)
The world's smallest metal yo-yo by Sturm Panzer, a company that has released many yo-yos with strong concepts. It is a bound yo-yo smaller than a one yen coin.
Because it is so small, it cannot be used with standard yo-yos, so it is equipped with a special string, bearing, response, and axle. It is a very special yo-yo that is difficult to throw and catch, let alone do tricks with, and it is almost impossible to use it in the same way as a normal bind response yo-yo. It is so far removed from the feel of a normal throw that it even comes with an instruction manual with recommended gripping techniques.
However, its small size makes it easier to carry than any other yo-yo. With the included neck strap, you can wear the yo-yo as an accessory and enjoy it anywhere. The brass body is heavier than it looks, and you will feel the spinning force at the moment you throw it more than you expected. The most important thing is that the extreme size change makes the yo-yo feel very different from its predecessors, and as you continue to use it and perform the usual string tricks, it will inspire you to do some tricks that are only possible with this size.
This year's version, renewed in 2024, uses a "beefcake" design, in which two thin bearings are stacked on top of each other. The gap width is wider and the string is more easily fixed in the center.
Whether you want to recreate your usual style, create new tricks, or create a whole new way to use a bound yo-yo, it's up to you. It's up to you how you want to use it.
Please also check out the PV of the actual use of the Mini Panzer (the Mini Panzer used is a past version).
The package may have some damage and peeling of printing, but these are product specifications.
Exclusive mini string x 3 / Exclusive size O-ring spare x 2 / High-end metal strap x 1 / Instruction manual x 1
|Trapeze Width (mm)
|Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required