The Second of our Experimental Line, dubbed E2: Spark o’ Matic 5000, is a monometal pure titanium yoyo designed for the ultimate in walking the dog on hard surfaces.
John Higby and myself (Paul Zografos, Founder of BBB!) chatted a little while back about making a yoyo designed purely to do sparking tricks for his stage show. With COVID slowing his ability to do gig work, John began pumping out some amazing artwork ( www.bigyoyoart.com ) and the ideas started rolling. The design philosophy behind the aptly dubbed Spark o’ Matic 5000 is purely for large surface area, high rpm and long spin times while remaining very stable under the impact of sparking the yoyo across a rough surface to create titanium “Sparks” on stage.
Mass was our friend here. No shortcuts were taken for playability. We will be forward with that. The experimental line takes niche designs to the extreme, and the Spark O’ Matic 5000 is a testament to that philosophy. At a hefty 161.1 grams, each half is heavier than any other fully assembled yoyo released to date by BBB, and (as far as we know) it outweighs every commercially released yoyo available.
Experimental lines are a fun chance for us to collaborate with the community and so we also brought in the likes of Bren Dizzo, a titanium anodizing science wizard (warlock?) who created the beautiful Dizzo editions. Each one is completely unique and hand made. Only 5 are available to the public!
Paul decided to step in with some experience of his own in the aesthetics department with a MADE TO ORDER heat anodizing service. These will be as limited as are ordered, and are all unique 1 of 1 examples as they are done by hand. Ordering heat anodizing will take approximately 5 days to complete as we will need to silicon the yoyo after making the color to order.
Limited to just 25 pieces (22 released publicly), Each and every Spark o’ Matic 5000 regardless of colorway will come complete with a unique John Higby hand made display stand because this thing will not likely fit in your yoyo case.
Thank you so much for supporting our experimental line. Every single dollar in proceeds on experimental line yo-yos goes right back into development of the next prototype for E3: ???TBD???
4.5 mm gap
D centering bearing
Single Extra Wide Groove Silicon-Response
All Spark o’ Matic 5000’s come with our NEW (unreleased!) blend of String Theory - a wonderful nylon/poly blend. Should help a bit with heat resistance. ;)