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Old School Throws Quint
Exhibit #2855
ShapeConcave )-(
ConstructionMulti-piece aluminum
ResponseCBC Slim Pad
Diameter52 mm
Width37 mm
Weight63 gm
OwnerRick Brough

Matt Ciurleo's "Old School Throws" yo-yo business began in June, 2017 with the goal of reintroducing organic designs to a yo-yo competition-oriented market that typically uses V- and H-profile yo-yos. The company's first model, known as the Quint, was first released in August, 2017. It's an aluminum yo-yo that uses an organic (natural) profile shape that loosely resembles a Duncan Butterfly.

From the "Old School Throws" website: "The Quint is our modern take on an old school organic yoyo. The high walls and small diameter are reminiscent of designs from a decade ago; … there are some elements incorporated into the design that are popular today. The small step in the gap helps with increased stability, something many old organics lacked."

Regarding the start of Old School Throws, Matt says:
"The inspiration for this company came from years of playing with yoyos from the 2000-2010 era. I started yoyoing in 2009 but wasn't serious until 2013. At the time, I was infatuated with the General-Yo Hatrick, thus sparking my love for small diameter organics. Over the course of the next few years, I bought, sold, and collected nearly 200 yoyos from this era.

Getting to try out all of these yoyos not only refined my preferences, but also gave me insight as to what I wanted to add to the market. For years I've been playing with different specs, trying to find the perfect combination that would yield a high quality throw that includes my favorite characteristics of last decade's yoyos.

I've always wanted to make my own throw and the time has finally arrived! I am proud to present our first release, the Quint. Drawing inspiration from the Sili Dert, the Quint features a 36.60 mm frame and a 52.55 mm diameter. Weighing in at just under 63 grams, the Quint is probably considered undersized by today's standards, but would have been classified as mid-sized back in the day.

The production run will feature rounded rims rather than the sharp rims of the protos. Originally I wanted to infuse the old school profile with today's love for a lot of rim weight. However, for both aesthetic and play reasons, I rounded the rims and moved the weight towards the center to make the yoyo play even floatier than before."

Collected July 24, 2017. The yo-yo in this exhibit was order #1 for Old School Throws.
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