C3yoyodesign - Vanitas
A soft, light feeling sets the Vanitas aside as an excellent wide step-straight bimetal model.
The Vanitas is the signature model for 2019 Hong Kong champion, Leo Chan.
The body is 6061 aluminum alloy, with a stainless steel rim that makes it a rather wide-bodied throw that approaches the specs of the Galaxy Diver. Moreover, at only 63.5 grams, it's light for its size, giving it a strong presence but also an amazing sense of control.
The overall shape is step-straight, but with a slight curve to the angles where the planes meet, softening the catch and reducing the impact of string touches during play. The effect is to make a yo-yo that excels at speedy play and gives a great deal of control during dynamic movement.
With all this combined, it's very easy to land Vanitas on the string at all angles, including horizontal styles. There's no doubt that high level players who like large yo-yos will be pleased with the Vanitas.
Team C3 Leo Chan Matsumoto signature model – Vanitas
Our Team C3 Hong Kong member, Leo Chan Matsumoto is a Champion of the Hong Kong Yo-yo Selection Contest. He is Hong Kong's new generation player who is famous for his speedy and wide range movement of tricks. His favourite yoyos use are the KROWN st , Atomic Crash and Edolass in the contest.
In early 2020, C3 launched the Galaxydiver which is a wide profile bi metal yoyo. It quickly became a popular yoyo in C3 team and all players. Leo also loved to use the Galaxydiver, and he said it was a step closer to his dream yoyo. Hearing this, our design team worked hard with Leo in pursuit of his signature model.
We discussed with Leo serval of times, wanting to combine the advantages of KROWN st , Edolass and Galaxydiver to act as the blueprint of the new design. After going through a long period of testing and 4 prototype runs, we now have a final design.
A new evolution
Base on the V shape of KROWN st, wide profile from Galaxydiver and weight distribution of Edolass, we made a lot of fine tuning to the design. It is a new definition of contest level speed play yoyo.
Vanitas - Speed! Power! Accuracy!
63.3g weight to ensure the yoyo can move at high speed without heavy straining the hand. Vanitas can bring you up to a new level on speed tricks.
56.75mm diameter makes the outer stainless steel ring go further than the general yoyo. The unique design of Edolass stainless steel ring and the super thin body maximized the weight distribution for powerful spin.
50.29mm width which is a super wide design enhances its floaty power. It has a longer hang time in the air which makes sure player have enough time for tricks.
A truly signature model
「Vanitas is a symbolic work of art showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death, often contrasting symbols of wealth and symbols of ephemerality and death. 」
Leo’s major study is Art. From the name of yoyo, color choice and logo art are chosen by Leo himself. Vanitas logo is a skull with a flower which came from one of Leo’s art drawing in school. Vanitas is truly Leo Chan Matsumoto's signature yoyo.
|Signature||Leo Chan Matsumoto|
|Style||String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)|
|Designed In||Hong Kong|
|Trapeze Width (mm)||48|
|Body Shape||Step Straight|
|Body Material||Aluminum (6061)|
|Bearing Type||Curved 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 shape of this yoyo is nowhere near to comfortable for my small hand.
But thats not the purpose of this beast. It was meant to perform and i believe this should be label as a competition throw.
Being floaty and powerful, this beast definitely crush your speedy tricks and horizontal tricks effortlessly.
The finishing of this yoyo is great for grind tricks as well(i purchased the splash colorway)
In the end, this is such a great throw with good price!