Diameter: 55.5mm Width: 33mm String Gap Width: 3.2mm
Fixed wooden axle
The Rainbow (also referred to as the Rainbow Yo in 1997) is a wooden fixed axle yo-yo produced as a part of the BC line by What's Next Mfg., first released in the mid-1990s. Like the Lightning and the Apollo series, as well as the older Hummingbird Trickster, the Rainbow featured multi-layered lamination. This also gave it extra weight. As the name would indicate, this yo-yo has a rainbow laminated colorway.
The Rainbow was one of the most popular yo-yos in the BC line. It is also a favorite throw of Dale Myrberg, who has a signature series edition of the yo-yo.
1997 No. 49 Rainbow Yo (from Dave Schulte's collection)
2000s Rainbow (from Dave Schulte's collection)
Dale Myberg signature Rainbow (from Dave Schulte's collection)
Circa 1995 Rainbow
"Rainbow Yo" No.49 again, but used. Visually these kind of yoyos age pretty well.