Sturm Panzer - SS-001DX Mini-Panzer EDITION
Smaller than a penny?! This full metal yo-yo is among the world's smallest!
Original Team YoYoJam member, ZhaoYuan Liu (the "PHENOM yarou") has teamed up with Sturm Panzer to produce the new Sturm Panzer SS sub-brand. SS stands for "Side Story."
Separate from the original storybook series, the SS series yo-yos embodies the passion and ingenuity of the PHENOM yarou, and to provide novel ways to play to the greater yo-yo community. The first release of the new SS series is this SS-001 Mini-Panzer. It was made with the intention of being the world's smallest playable yo-yo, inspired by the Mini-Jam released by YoYoJam around 1999-2000. The packaging is also inspired by the design of YoYoJam's packaging circa 2001, a nod to our roots!
This marks the first volley of Sturm Panzer's SS (Side Story) sub-brand. To date, Sturm Panzer has released quite a lineup of unique and powerful concept yo-yos, and the Mini-Panzer is a diminutive example of their diverse lineup. Imagine if you will, a bind-response metal yo-yo with a smaller diameter than a 1-yen coin (about the size of a penny).
Because of its unique size, it has to use special parts such as an extra thin string, tiny bearing, response pads, and axle. Of course, because of its size, it's an extreme challenge to throw and catch like a normal yo-yo. It's so difficult to play with, there's an included manual to illustrate the special grip you should use for it.
But of course, a yo-yo this size is undoubtedly more portable than any other yo-yo. You can use the included neck strap to wear it like an accessory and enjoy yo-yoing just about anywhere! The body is made of brass, which is a particularly dense metal, so you may be surprised when you first pick it up, and by its impressive spin when thrown. As a yo-yo pushing the limits of extreme design, the Mini Panzer delivers a completely new experience that might start off with frustration, but quickly turn into fun. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to hit "normal" tricks, and may get inspired to come up with some new ones that were unheard of before.
Will you use it to recreate regular play on a small scale? Or maybe come up with new tricks? Or find completely new ways to throw? It's all up to you! Seriously, check out the video for some inspiration.
*Select the SECRET PROTOTYPE option to receive an ultra-limited SECRET PROTOTYPE with your Mini Panzer. This item does not come assembled or have its own bearing and response pads, so please use the included spare parts for the Mini Panzer to assemble your SECRET PROTOTYPE. This prototype is incredibly small and at present is not very playable, so please consider it an addition for your collection more than a usable yo-yo.
Set includes: spare bearing x1, spare axle x1, axle wrench x1, spare response O-ring x3, special mini string x3, polishing cloth with logo x1, special neck strap x1
|Trapeze Width (mm)||13|
|Bearing Type||Ball Bearing|
|Maintenance||Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required|