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Tom Kuhn Sleep Machine - laminated
Exhibit #3984
ShapeConcave )-(
PackagingDisplay Boxed
ConstructionThree piece wood
ResponseTurbo Disk
Diameter56 mm
Width35 mm
Weight62 gm
Number Produced50
OwnerRick Brough

Laminated Tom Kuhn Sleep Machine yo-yo with multiple stripes/layers of the red, orange, and grey wood. Came packaged in a Tom Kuhn-branded box that held the instructions, a blue velour pouch, extra strings, a booklet on Yo-Yo Play by Tom Kuhn, and Dr. Yo's Turbo Discs. The discs were small linen pads that were installed inside the yo-yo to enhance the control and performance of ball bearing yo-yos.

This laminated version is uncommon. In 2003, during a series of research and development sessions for the new laminated Sleep Machines, What's Next Mfg. created a series of seven different colored prototypes that were never put into production. The Sleep Machine in this exhibit was one of those laminated colored prototypes. These were unique yo-yos with few (approximately less than 50) made.

Uses a size I ball bearing axle and Turbo Discs for response.

From the What's Next Mfg. website:
"The Sleep Machine is the world's longest spinning, most technologically advanced wooden yo-yo. This seemingly traditional classic actually sports a patented internally adjustable, non-slip string gap mechanism and ball bearing axle. Add in Dr. Yo's Turbo Disc Technology and you get one awesome all-around performer that still has the look and feel of the classics!"

Original retail price: $60 US.

See also:
Tom Kuhn - Sleep Machine, laminated (grey and orange)
Tom Kuhn - Sleep Machine, laminated (orange, red, yellow)
Tom Kuhn - Sleep Machine, laminated (red, orange, grey)
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