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Crosscut YoYo - yoyofriends

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Crosscut titanium YoYo, by yoyofriends


Statement from yoyofriends about the Crosscut: 

"For the most part of 2023, yoyofriends wants to release a titanium model. We
want to be different from Ti Sunbird (classic V shape) and Ti Koi (classic O
shape) in design language. We want to release a type of H shaped titanium. The main advantage of H shape is superior stability and control. To tackle this project we got inspired by the shortcut, a hybrid H/W shaped
monometal that is very popular among the yoyo community.

The shortcut is famous for its 6 even cuts along the profile of the yoyo, definitely giving it a striking look. When we are translating the shortcut into titanium, our player Tony Sung
suggested we can try keeping these cuts on the titanium model as well. However after many discussions, we think we want to change the profile alittle
to give the yoyo a different feel and possibly enhance its playing properties by
incorporating more H shape into the yoyo.

We are familiar with H shape, 2 classic H shape examples in yoyofriends
lineup are the Vulture and the Tachyon, both bring massive stability and
controllability to the table. Here we got inspired by the vulture and simplified the cut from 3 on the inside
profile to 2, similar to the vulture while still keeping the massive shortcut like
rim, making it a hybrid of H and W shape. This even further enhances the
yoyo's stability due to its slightly shifted weight distribution.

After multiple prototypes we found that the 2 cut and slightly more H shape on
the inner profile indeed enhances stability and we picked that as our
production model. We did not drastically lower the weight of the yoyo from 6061 to titanium
knowing the new design already has more stability, we want to double down on
power, stability and control in all aspects.

The yoyo was released as the mystery Ti yoyo in the black friday mystery box
with great feedback, praising its power, stability and controllability. As for the naming, the team had a very hard time as it was already hard to
name the papercut, we have to find another name that is suited while having
some sort of connection to the shortcut. Crosscut came into mind finally and
we all liked the name. We hope you enjoy the crosscut, our heavy hitter titanium model!



  • Weight: 65.75  grams
  • Diameter: 55.33 mm
  • Width: 45 mm
  • Gap width: 4.46 mm
  • Material: TA2 titanium
  • Bearing: Concave (Large, Size C) .250 x .500 x .187"
  • Axel: M4 8mm
  • Response: 19mm pads (Slim)
  • Return type: Unresponsive / Bind required


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