Sponsors and Curators
The Museum of Yo-Yo History is a labor of love, and we would not be able to stay up-to-date with exhibits without the support of our sponsors and curators. Big thanks go to One Drop Design and Duncan for supplying us with their latest models, YoYoExpert for their help and support, and to Cody Orr, TotalArtist and YoYoBrothers™ for allowing us to use their collections!
If you're a manufacturer, or just a big collector and you want to help support the Museum drop me at line at email@example.com
|Translucent Blue w/Gold plated rims
|CBC Slim Pad
|From the yo-yoshop.com website:
"When YoYoJam first introduced the metal-rimmed yo-yo to the world it was a breakthrough and the modern yo-yo was truly born. Rim weight pushed spin times to the max and unresponsive play was truly born. National Grand Master Bill de Boisblanc has been throwing yo-yos since the 1950Ã¢â‚¬Â²s and has watched the yo-yo sport evolve year after year. His more then 60 years of yo-yo experience and knowledge are now fused with YoYoJamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s modern design abilities and the Vexed is calling for you to play.
Vexed is a showcase of YoYoJamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s modern style and innovation in yo-yo design. It features a sleek and angular plastic body with precisely placed and extremely weight concentrated bronze machined metal rings that give what was at one time unimaginable stability and spin time. You quickly find that yo-yo play just becomes more fun when something is this well crafted and designed from years of experience.
Vexed is also a yo-yo for all players whether you are just learning your bind or getting ready to compete at the World Yo-Yo Contest. It comes with both a beginner, narrow bearing and the advanced unresponsive SPEED Bearing. The patent-pending Solid Spin Axle System yields extremely smooth spin and great durability, and YoYoJamÃ¢â‚¬Å¡ exclusive new impact resistant Titan material means this is a yo-yo designed to be played hard."
From the yoyorewind.com website:
"Grand Yo-Yo Master Bill DeBoisblanc's own signature model!
US National champion from 1994-96, and World champion in '94, '95, and '97, Bill DeBoisblanc has made a tremendous contribution to the world of yo-yos, as reflected by his official title as Grand Master by the American Yo-Yo Federation (only one of 4 in the whole world!). As a member of Team YoYoJam, Bill also boasts several signature models, and has been active in the yo-yo community since before most of us were born. Respect.
But enough about the man, what about the yo-yo? The Vexed is full-sized, with a midship weight and an inverse round body shape. The cross-section shows that the rather than a flat aluminum weight, the one on this yo-yo sports the ridge that creates the yo-yo's inverse round shape, giving the Vexed a distinct appearance. The body material has also been upgraded from the standard polycarbonate to the tough "Titan" plastic, for longer life and durability. Also noteworthy is the exceptionally low edge, a rare sight in YoYoJam's standard lineup. Its midship weight lends a greater sense of stability than other weight configurations, and the bind-required setting and low price makes this a great model to practice your bind techniques."
Released March, 2012
Original retail price: $63 US