CitizenFirst released: July 2015
Current status: Retired
In 2010 we released our first titanium yo-yo, the Sovereign. Five years later we have tackled this amazing metal and produced a yo-yo that we feel is our best work to date: The Citizen.
A lot has changed in these 5 years. Yo-yos tend to be bigger than they used to be and high walls have gone by the wayside. As an industry and as a community we have all figured out what shapes, weights and weight distributions work better. As a yo-yo manufacturer we have improved our knowledge, skills and equipment an immense amount. All of these improvements played a role in the creation of the Citizen.
Titanium allowed us to take this shape and create a weight distribution simply not possible in aluminum; moving material to the rim while reducing overall weight. This gives it a light airy feel with incredibly long spin times.
Each Citizen was made with many hours of labor, love, and attention right here in-house in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Every single minute of machining was monitored, measured and scrutinized. Every half was hand polished. They have been checked, and re-checked. We could not have put more effort into assuring these were the most amazing yo-yos we could possibly make. There are one hundred and seventeen numbered Citizens in this run (there will not be another run).
- Weight: 64.50 grams
- Width: 43.6 mm
- Diameter: 56.7 mm
- Stock Response: 19 mm Slim Flow Groove
- Gap Width: 4.32 mm
- Bearing Size: Large (C) stainless steel (One Drop 10 Ball Bearing)
- Axle System: Tapped, 12 mm
- Alloy: 6AI4V (Grade 5)