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The Gladiator by Dif-e-Yo is a custom, made-to-order yo-yo and an all-aluminum version of the Spike-Fly. It features a KonKave bearing and uses Dif Pad response. Unlike the Spike-Fly, however, its side spikes are machined as part of the yo-yo's body design. Two versions were released, one with solid spikes and one with bearings in the spikes. The Gladiator was also entered at the yo-yo mod contest in the 2004 Worlds.

Dif-e-Yo Gladiator Slave[]

The Gladiator Slave is a yo-yo produced by Dif-e-Yo, released in 2015. Designed in tribute to the original, but without the side spikes, the Gladiator Slave is a much more modern yo-yo than its predecessor, featuring a wide, flat-rimmed Butterfly shape.

While it boasts a large KonKave C-bearing, it also features a brand new response pad developed by Dif-e-Yo; silicone Dif-Binders, accompanied by a slightly recessed bearing seat, this would allow for unresponsive play and tight binds. The Dif-Binders are also made in the .555 size.

However, it also features an adjustable weight system of thin rubber rings and two anodized aluminum side pogs, similar to the older collector version of the Wide Load. The yo-yo's base weight is at 60 grams, but by adding in the rubber rings and aluminum pogs however the user pleased, they could increase the weight up to a hefty 70 grams. Adjusting the Gladiator Slave's weight also means adjusting its playing characteristics, as well.

It came in two different finishes; A polished finish, of which only eight units were made, and a gold acid-washed variant with a blood red splash.



Gladiator Slave[]