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Big Bang Bandalores Endeavor (mini)
Exhibit #2733
TypeSpecial Release
ShapeConcave )-(
ColorMilky Way (purple with silver specks)
ConstructionMulti-piece aluminum
ResponseSilicon Ring
Diameter50 mm
Width38 mm
Gap Width4.6 mm
Weight67 gm
Number Produced40
OwnerRick Brough

Big Bang Bandalores freshman release was the undersized Endeavor. It is made from 7075 aluminum. It uses a size C ceramic ball bearing axle, and response is provided by hand-applied silicone to the response groove of each halve. The yo-yo also came with a glossy white nylon string by String Theory. The special packaging that was initially supposed to be a custom designed and assembled box. Unfortunately, that never came to fruition. Instead, leather drawstring pouches were used. A nice, custom-made stand was also included. It appears that a 3D printer was used to made the stand. Stand colors varied. The bottom of each stand had handwritten the numbered edition that you received.

Collected June 16, 2017.

At first, the Endeavor was made available on a limited pre-sales basis. That is, the first 40 Endeavors that were pre-ordered came with a few additional extras that the full release did not incorporate. The extras were touted as the following:

-Incredibly cool packaging, handmade for your Endeavor.
-A low serial number. (1st edition Charizard status!)
-Save $30 off the regular price. (That $30 can then be used for all debts, public or private!)
-A 1 in 40 chance to win a FREE Final Design PROTOTYPE (To be shipped alongside your production Endeavor)
-Early access (Pre-sale shipped 10 days before official release).
-Your base luck will permanently increase by 7. (Useful!)
-My eternal love and gratitude. (Easily the most important perk.)

The pre-sale terms, at the time, were the following:
"$119 retail price is for special colorways, solid patterns, and basic colors may be less.

Our prototypes (and all of our pre-sales) use the Milky-Way colorway. The final production pieces will have smaller speckles compared to the prototypes.

You are purchasing a production Endeavor at a discounted price. We require a full deposit for pre-orders, and do not necessarily guarantee a delivery date. By making this purchase, you understand that you are pre-paying for an item that is not ready for shipment yet. Pre-sale orders are non-refundable, and are considered completed purchases in an extended pending shipping status. Our current release goal is late spring, 2017. To protect you, the buyer, If for any reason the product is not shipped to you with 180 days from pay date, you will be automatically issued a refund to your original payment method.

Color is called Milky Way (Purple body with silver speckles)"

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From the Big Bang Bandalores website, by Paul Zografos:
"The Endeavor is a labor of love. My love.

The Endeavor was created to be a physical reflection of my opinion on what I believe is missing in much of today's style of yoyoing. I cut my teeth on starbursts, new duncan pads, nylon sleeves, busted knuckles, first-throw broken strings, and tiny responsive yoyos that weighed 45 grams wet.

My personal style developed from avoiding rope burn (cotton!) and utilizing organic, flowing movements and transitions out of a need to not take a yoyo to the dome.

The Endeavor is catered to those that embrace smoothness and style over sheer speed. Those that practice not only a trick, but the transitions from one to another, who combo from a bank of moves without needing a plan.

The endeavor is designed to provide an organic feel in hand with an undersized, modern, perfectionist twist.

From a technical standpoint, the Endeavor was designed to be smooth and effortless. Its smaller 50mm diameter allows chopsticks to be second nature while also allowing enough room to machine massive rims.

The ~38mm width is wide enough to land any slack or whips, but not so wide that complex tricks require extra room to execute.

Weight feels light, despite the extra rim weight bringing it up to 67 grams, providing a flowy, easy going yoyo.

The gap is huge at 4.6mm, but the silicon grooves are double wide (4mm, double many other brands) to prevent any string slippage.

7075 aluminum, while more expensive, allowed for an advantageous rim size and crazy wide gap while also providing cool resonance noises during use.

We will be utilizing a fully ceramic bearing, and are finalizing between a few prototype bearings still."

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