AMS2488 Type II
Slow Pass Finish (Evora R-SP)
|Dimensions|| Diameter: 54.5mm|
|Bearing size|| Size C Ceramic (AMS2488 Type II version only) |
Size C Concave
|Response system||CBC Large Slim Pads|
The Evora, made of Grade 5 titanium (the kind commonly used in medical implants), has an aggressive H-shape inspired by Hans Asplund's "Architectural Brutalism" style, the first of any production titanium yo-yo with this feature. Despite being H-shaped, its weight is not purely focused on the rims. Its weight is evenly distributed on the edges and mid-sections, allowing it to spin much longer than just having thick, heavy rims. Additionally, the very limited AMS2488 Type II finished version of the yo-yo uses a fully ceramic C-bearing, which has a concave shape and completely eliminates the risks of rust and corrosion seen with metal bearings. The other versions of the yo-yo used a metal bearing. The Evora was produced in extremely small numbers, and sold for around $300 USD. Nevertheless, it was met with success and positive reviews.
On September 17th, 2015, at 8:00 EST, a limited edition raw variant of the yo-yo, the Evora R-SP was released on YoYoExpert. The SP in R-SP stands for "Slow Pass", referring to the slow finishing pass in the yo-yo's manufacturing process, in which the cutting tool goes over the whole yo-yo one more time and gives it its final finish. Because the yo-yo is made from titanium, it is slower than with an aluminum yo-yo, especially when each body half takes one hour to be machined. This process is slow with the Evora R-SP, as so to avoid chatter. At a first glance, the R-SP may appear to be polished, but it isn't; the slow pass technique had actually placed a series of fine, microscopic grooves to give an iridescent rainbow effect. The yo-yo had sold out within an astonishing 40 seconds within its release on the YoYoExpert online store.
Evora Ti 7075
|Evora Ti 7075|
|Release date||September 2016|
|Color|| Bead Blasted Black |
|Dimensions|| Diameter: 54.5mm |
|Material||Aluminum with titanium weight rings|
|Bearing size||Size C Center Trac|
|Response system||LuftPADs (Large Slim)|
Compared to the original, the new Evora Ti 7075 is an entirely different beast. It has a bi-metal composition. While most contemporary bi-metal yo-yos used steel weight rings, the Evora Ti 7075's weight rings are made of titanium, a much more forgiving alloy than the denser steel. The weight rings are placed inset on a 7075 aluminum body, and are also tweaked to provide a delicate balance between power and ease of control. It also features a titanium axle to further reduce the weight.
The lightweight nature of the yo-yo's titanium components make it lighter than most bi-metals while still maintaining a powerful spin like that seen in a heavier throw.
- The Bead Blasted Black version of the Evora Ti 7075 was made as a homage to the SPYY Radian Mk II, a variation of which also having this colorway.
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Evora Ti 7075
- Evora (glass dust anodized) product page on the Luftverk website
- Evora (AMS2488 Type II finished) product page on the Luftverk website
- Evora R-SP product page on the Luftverk website
- Evora Ti 7075 Deep Red product page on the Luftverk website
- Evora Ti 7075 Bead Blasted Black product page on the Luftverk website