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Rain City Skills Gamer
Exhibit #2782
ColorRed/yellow acid with blue splash
ConstructionMulti-piece aluminum
ResponseSilicon Ring
Diameter55 mm
Width34 mm
Gap Width4 mm
Weight66 gm
Number Produced12
OwnerRick Brough

The Gamer yo-yo was a collaboration effort between Rain City Skills and Eternal Throw, both out of Canada.

It was first released Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST and, from what I can gather, sold exclusively by YoYoExpert.

This model was first conceived by Free Hinton of Eternal Throw and Jeremy McKay of Rain City Skills during the 2017 Canadian Nationals. Both men do public yo-yo demonstrations and workshops with children. Together they talked about the need for a good quality but affordable ball bearing throw for new players. The Gamer is the result of those discussions and designs.

The profile is similar to the throws from the late 90s and early 2000s, but with an updated body design and bearing system.

The Gamer came "dead" (unresponsive) out-of-the-box with a size C bearing. However, to play the yo-yo with original response, the yo-yo came with a bearing removal tool, a small bottle of thick bearing lube, and a half spec bearing and extra response pads and strings. It also included a storage case for the yo-yo and two Lego pieces (cupped disks) that you could attach to the Lego dot in the middle of each halve. Designed in Canada; made in China.

This model of yo-yo--including all the accessories that came with it--was by far the best value of 2017.

The Gamer came in 4 different colorways of 12 each. So, a total of 12 in the "Red/yellow acid with blue splash" (... and a little orange in there too) colorway, as seen in this exhibit, were created.
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