Say hello to our newest bimetal design, the __ GTR!
Working on the GTR, we took strong design notes from the Grasshopper GTX, but certainly weren't afraid to stray from that path. Our goal wasn't to make a replacement for the well-received and much-loved Grasshopper GTX design ? we think everyone is satisfied with that design as-is. Instead, we sought to create a unique design that compliments the Grasshopper GTX. We like to think the GTR is to the Grasshopper GTX what ice cream is to milkshakes: Similar, but individually delicious for unique and distinguishable reasons.
The design process itself was intricate and full of small subtleties that made big changes. Working on a bimetal design always entails hours of tuning the body and focusing on the stainless steel ring to optimize both durability and playability, and this time was no exception: We spent a lot of our time honing in on this design. Coming in at $99.99 MSRP, this yo-yo will be joining the ranks of our more premium yo-yos, such as what can be found in our GTX / X series of yo-yos, but we feel this design is a step up from this already-successful series, and we think you will agree.
Drafted in the USA , designed in Japan, and taking notes from our team's input, we think we've made something really excellent, but the GTR is still an unfinished product. Why? Because the last part of the GTR design is input from the community. See, when we first started brainstorming this yo-yo, we thought it would be valuable to receive input not just from our team, but from the yo-yo community at large: Our philosophy is that more input will make a better yo-yo. So now it's your turn: Get in on the behind-the-scenes design process, give the GTR a try!