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C3YoYoDesign Initiator 2015
Exhibit #2640
TypeProduction
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleBearing
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseStarburst
Diameter59 mm
Width36 mm
GapAdjustable - Spacers
Gap Width2.7 mm
Weight53 gm
ConditionMint in Package
Date2015
OwnerRick Brough
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The Initiator is a contest-ready looping yo-yo designed in Hong Kong by C3yoyodesign.

C3 collaborated with 2008, 2013, and 2014 2A (2A=Looping) world champion, Takuma Yamamoto, and Hong Kong's 2A champion Chan Chun Hey. Both helped test and develop a yo-yo that was capable of supporting players of all looping skill levels. The included metal and plastic spacers let you easily adjust the gap width for a variety of play styles. You use the metal spacers if you are a beginner wanting to learning tricks such as the Trapeze or the Brain Twister. The plastic POM spacers are best for looping tricks. From basic tricks to advanced two-handed looping, the spacers let you adapt the Initiator to your skill preference. For looping, it is best to use a string characterized as "fat" for best performance. The Initiator came with two strings, and plastic and metal spacers. Uses a starburst response, and size K ball bearing. Generally, you should never use polyester string with a yo-yo that has a starburst response. However, according to some players, this particular yo-yo is one of the few exceptions. Uses a size E (Yomega Raider) ball bearing axle.

Original retail price: $19 US.
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