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CLYW Pickaxe
Exhibit #3306
ShapeH Shape
ConstructionMulti-piece aluminum
ResponseSnow Tires
Diameter52 mm
Weight64 gm
OwnerRick Brough

Pickaxe is a near-undersized version of CLYW's full-size Chief model and the first new yo-yo model released from CLYW in 2018. This model's official debut release was Tuesday, February 8, 2018.

Design uses a double rim for weight distribution and large, squared off hub nubs. Designed in Canada and made in China. Uses a size C centre trac bearing and CLYW-branded response pads, and M4 x 10 mm axle for this dead response yo-yo.

From Steve Brown on clyw.ca website:
"Introducing: the Pickaxe.

With a focus on fun over competition specs, the Pickaxe is an undersized version of our long-time standard bearer, the Chief. Featuring our iconic double-rim design and an incredibly comfortable profile, the Pickaxe is designed to be hurled around with reckless abandon while you work out ridiculous tricks that will score zero points.

Remember when you spent four days coming up with picture tricks that were all inside jokes about your friends? Remember when it was 4 am at Worlds and you accidentally hit that one triangle that you still don’t understand how it works? Remember when there were 40 people in Paul Escolar’s hotel room at Las Vegas Open and Bryan Figueroa did that thing and Steve called it The Doughy Frenchman and everyone giggled for like 20 minutes?

That’s what the Pickaxe is for. Have fun!"

Collected February 12, 2018

Original retail price: $90 US. (Solid anodized versions were $85; anodized fades were $90)
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