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Synergy
YoyojamSynergyProto1
Manufacturer YoYoJam
Release date 2008 (prototypes only)
Shape Butterfly
Color Various
Weight 81 grams
Dimensions Diameter: 52mm
Width: 38mm
Material Plastic with ball bearing rims
Bearing size Size C YYJ Large
Response system Recessed silicone

The Synergy is a yo-yo by YoYoJam. A few prototypes were sold at the 2008 World Yo-Yo Contest. It was developed as their answer to the hubstack technology used by YoYoFactory, by adding very wide (in diameter) ball bearings in the halves and mounting plastic rims onto them. The result is a yo-yo that can be grabbed during play, not just by the axles, but by the outer rims, thus making a whole new range of tricks possible.

Since 2008, the Synergy had not seen any large scale release. This is due to the uneven weight of the bearings in the rims. As a result, the prototypes were difficult to control during play and the issues were never ironed out.





Trivia

  • Auldey did produce a Blazing Teens yo-yo called the Photon, which implements a similarly-styled plastic-rimmed bearing cap configuration. 


Video: Synergy
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCUH2kdjbKk
Comment Mikhael Tulabut of Team YoYoJam demonstrates the possibilities of the Synergy.

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