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Yoyorecreation Messiah (mini)
Exhibit #3531
ShapeConcave )-(
ConstructionMulti-piece aluminum
ResponseCBC Slim Pad
Diameter50 mm
Width40 mm
Weight68 gm
OwnerRick Brough

Yoyorecreation's Messiah was the first signature yo-yo model of Takahiro Iizuka, a 1A Japanese player who competed regularly between 2006-2013. His second signature model was the 6.

Messiah was developed by Iizuka so he could pursue his particular style of complicated yo-yo tricks. Iizuka rounded the outer edge to shave the diameter and used a step-round shape. Usually, smaller yo-yos lack spinning power. The design of Messiah, however, places a great deal of the yo-yo's weight to its outer perimeter resulting in lengthy spin times.

Note to collectors
The Messiah -- and other YoYoRecreation models from this same time period -- usually suffered from blemishes on the body due to their manufacturing process. Despite these blemishes being called out by YYR/retail websites, the yo-yos were still sold to the public at full price. The 7075 aluminum used for Yoyorecreation yo-yos was durable enough but apparently difficult to anodize, resulting in cosmetic imperfections. While these blemishes had no affect on play, you should be aware of them, especially if you are a collector of YYR models and want a perfect, unblemished yo-yo. The blemishes often appear as pin pricks of missing anodizing on the body, especially near the outer response pad area. The new yo-yo in this exhibit has two pin pricks of missing anodizing, one on each halve, near the outside perimeter of the response pads (see Internals picture). The exact same quality problem -- that is, two pin pricks of missing anodizing, one on each halve, near the outside perimeter of the response pads -- is also found on the YoYoRecreation 44 Clash Cube. Clear evidence that this issue was a recurring problem among their 2010 yo-yos.

Original retail price: $145 US

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