Vanitas YoYo, by C3yoyodesign
Signature model of Team C3 member Leo Chan Matsumoto
Description by C3yoyodesign"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 favorite 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
Based 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!
63.5g 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.
56.69mm 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.
50.43mm 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.
***For Intermediate/Advanced players, this is a unresponsive yo-yo, you must perform a "bind return" in order to make this yoyo come back to your hand.