The design influence for the Jackknife was CLYW; the design team was Yoyo Factory. The design process for this went back and forth a lot. The result is a fun, monometal yoyo with lots of room for creative play for fingerspins and string tricks.
The profile is classically CLYW and takes inspiration from some of their more recent releases and signature features. The internal cup is unique, building on Yoyo Factory’s fingerspin cup development with an innovative undercut to deliver more favorable weight distribution with CLYW’s signature inner ring.
The Jackknife was designed for a fun, floaty throw with speed. Even at the weight of 64.8 grams, its speed is not sacrificed and has a light feeling on the string. Its weight distribution makes it a stable, smooth throw and easily maneuverable for string tricks.
This is an unresponsive yoyo. An unresponsive yoyo means it will not wake to your hand with a tug of the string. A trick called a bind must be performed to wake the yoyo.
YoyoFactory Jackknife Yoyo Specifications:
- Width: 44.43mm
- Diameter: 56.45mm
- Weight: 64.8g
- Response: YYF Slim Pads
- Stock: Center Trac & 8mm Axle
- Style: String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)
- Made from 6061 aluminum alloy