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C3YoYoDesign Initiator - YoYo Artist Naoto
Exhibit #4254
TypeSignature
ShapeModified
AxleBearing
ColorOrange
PackagingDisplay Boxed
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseStarburst
Diameter58.26mm
Width35.61mm
GapAdjustable - Spacers
Weight52.1gm
ConditionMint
Date2021
OwnerRick Brough
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C3yoyodesign 2021 Initiator - YoYo Artist Naoto edition in orange and comes with gold metal spacers.

The Initiator was updated with an improved spacer and axle system though updated from what version is not known.

C3yoyodesign's first looping yo-yo was redesigned based on player feedback. The biggest improvements made were with the spacer and axle system. These two changes helped make the yo-yo easier to handle and maintain. The Initiator is intended for players who are new to looping, and by switching to the metal spacer you can get competition-level looping performance with minimum effort.

The new axle is stronger than the original Initiator from 2015, made from a more robust material that is harder to break. Thanks to these characteristics, the yo-yo has reduced the chance of the string gap changing due to a mid-air collision with another yo-yo or an object. This all-around 2A (looping) yo-yo plays great from beginner to advanced, no matter the looping trick you are trying to perform.

You can change the responsiveness of the yo-yo by adding oil lubricant to the bearing. Also, K-String Normal seems to work best with the yo-yo.

Naoto Okada was a two-time world champion in 4A (off-string) yo-yo play in 2009 and 2011, and the 2016 European yo-yo champion in both 2A (looping) play and 4A play.

Recipe
Diameter: 58.26mm
Width: 35.61mm
Weight: 52.1gm
Material: Plastic (polycarbonate)
Bearing: Size K
Response: Starburst

Released July 29, 2021

Original retail price: $20 US.

See also the following related editions:
Initiator 2021 - Naoto Okada player edition
Initiator 2021 - Ryo Yamashi player edition
Initiator 2021 - Yamato Fujiwara player edition
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