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A Modern Titanium Yo-Yo.
83 backers pledged $15,947 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello Everyone.  We're excited to have launched our 10th kickstarter project!  It is truly an honor and humbling to have such tremendous support over the past 3+ years.  

Thanks for checking out Ti-Yo! 

 A Modern yo-yo made from the good stuff... Titanium!

Modern Design Titanium Yo-Yo
Modern Design Titanium Yo-Yo

Ever since the Smothers Brothers Comedy hour, I have loved yo-yo's. As a father of 3, my kids often trigger nostalgic childhood memories... Excitement over a vintage yo-yo found at a yard sale triggered that throwback memory and conjured a new one.. 

Let's make a Titanium Yo-Yo!

If its worth doing, its worth doing right.  We didn't want to make just any yo-yo, we wanted a modern design, built from the ground up for enthusiasts.

As luck would have it, we met world class yo-yo designer, Sonny Patrick, through social media and a collaboration began!

Sonny Patrick -- Rockstar Yo-Yo designer
Sonny Patrick -- Rockstar Yo-Yo designer

For the last few months I have had the great pleasure to learn from a pro what makes the modern yo-yo so great.

Quality Machining + Great Design = Ti-Yo!

If you've supported our previous projects, then you've seen our Hardinge twin spindle lathe in action.  Our machine is perfectly suited for holding the tight tolerances, concentricity and finish quality needed for a high performance modern yo-yo.

If your new to our projects, Here's a couple of videos showing our Big Hardinge twin spindle executing the previous TechLiner and Sentinel X projects.

Born in CAD

Ti-Yo was designed using parasolid modeling to achieve target weight (65-68 grams), balance and unique design.  Dimensions are 2" in diameter and 1.5" wide.

Born in CAD | Ti-Yo
Born in CAD | Ti-Yo
Ti-Yo CAD rendering
Ti-Yo CAD rendering
3D CAD rendering
3D CAD rendering
3D CAD rendering axle system
3D CAD rendering axle system
Ti-Yo 3D printed prototype
Ti-Yo 3D printed prototype

Features:

  • String centering high grade bearing
  • Central Bearing Company (CBC) 19mm response pads
  • Kitty brand 1.5 nylon/poly blend handmade string
  • Fully machined brass axle
Ti-Yo Modular Design
Ti-Yo Modular Design

Materials

Ti-Yo is made from Alloy 6Al4V (grade 5)

Finishes

  • Hand Brushed
  • Blast-o-Tumble (custom)
  • Lazano
  • Stealth

Hand Brushed Ti-Yo

Hand Brushed versions are completely finished by hand. Perfect for the minimalist.

Hand Brushed Ti-Yo
Hand Brushed Ti-Yo

Blast-O-Tumble / Anodized / Custom Ti-Yo

Ti2 Anodizing done in house
Ti2 Anodizing done in house

Blast-O-Tumble versions are available anodized in your choice of 8 colors.  On the survey you'll be able to mix or match each half to customize the colorway of your Ti-Yo!

Ti-Yo | Pink/Straw color way
Ti-Yo | Pink/Straw color way

Lazano Ti-Yo

Lazano is a proprietary process Ti2 Design developed combining Titanium anodizing and lasers.  This process allows us to put high resolution graphics in color on titanium.  During the course of the project we'll be showcasing different designs in updates and posting here on the main page. 

Twirl

Lazano Twirl | Blue / Gold
Lazano Twirl | Blue / Gold
Lazano Twirl | Pink / Blurple
Lazano Twirl | Pink / Blurple
Lazano Twirl | Straw / Bronze
Lazano Twirl | Straw / Bronze
Lazano Twirl | Light Blue / Blurple
Lazano Twirl | Light Blue / Blurple
GonzoTek L.Blue/Blue
GonzoTek L.Blue/Blue
GonzoTek Bronze/Gold
GonzoTek Bronze/Gold
Skull Lazano Blue/Purple
Skull Lazano Blue/Purple
Skull Lazano Straw/Purple
Skull Lazano Straw/Purple
Hibiscus Bronze / Gold
Hibiscus Bronze / Gold
Hibiscus Pink / Gold
Hibiscus Pink / Gold

Ti-Yo Black Edition Limited

The Black Edition Ti-Yo is PVD (physical vapor deposition) coated. This method offers a deep black DLC (diamond like coating) finish.

Black Edition Ti-Yo
Black Edition Ti-Yo

Instagram

Check us out on Instagram @Ti2Design We've found its a great way to update backers and friends with our daily shop activities.  You can follow us or search #TiYo, #Ti2Design.

Production

We're hoping to get a head start on production...  As soon as we make our funding goal we will order material/tooling and get started.

Assembly

Delivery

We listed a "delivers in time for Christmas".  Generally our projects deliver "on time" sometimes we have delivered early.  Delivery is dependent on project size.  Regardless, we will deliver as soon as accurately possible.

Risks and challenges

I have a background in design, machining and experience managing production jobs. I know the kinds of problems that arise in the shop and how to deal with them quickly and efficiently.

If this project funds and in order to fulfill we will need to:
1. Source Material -- Multiple vendors and quotes are lined up.
2. Machine the parts -- Lowest risk of the process, our machines are optimized for parts like this insuring quick production and high quality parts.
3. Finishing -- We have multiple finishing tumblers that can accommodate the tumbling needs.
4. Fulfillment -- We do our fulfillment in house to offer direct communication with our backers. Our experience on our last projects have helped us develop accurate fulfillment protocol.

The success of this project depends heavily on getting the word out. Every blog or social networking post counts, so please share. Thanks for your support.

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    Pledge US$ 175 or more About US$ 175

    Blast-O-Tumble Custom Anodized Titanium Ti-Yo. Blast-O-Tumble finish and your choice of anodized color way. Delivers in time for Christmas.

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    Hand Brushed Ti-Yo. Titanium yo-yo with Hand Brushed finish. Delivers in time for Christmas.

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    Lazano Ti-Yo. Titanium yo-yo with Blast-O-Tumble finish and your choice of Lazano Graphics. Delivers in time for Christmas.

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    Stealth Ti-Yo. Black PVD coated Titanium yo-yo. Delivers in time for Christmas.

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Funding period

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