We decided to go for a final batch of Saint Eels for this Christmas. This time, they are finished by vibratory grinding in two steps. The first being ceramic pellets followed by wallnut shells. This gives the outside of the halves a smooth polish-like appearance while the inside keeps its machining looks. The specs are the same as those of the last batch.
Around 30 were made. These will be the last Eels to slither out of our shack. If you want the reigning micro-yoyo king, keep your eyes open. Those will ship soon to retailers.
Final 2011 Eels will be finished and shipped to selected retailers next week. These feature a slightly satined finish to further improve grinding abilities. Also, we made room for a 2mm longer axle which provides stability and strength.
Finally, the Eels are ready to flood the world!
On the left: Prototype #3, on the right: final version
Response: Hot Red SILYYcone
Bearing: ILYY KMK 5×11x5mm
Coating: Electro-Polish, slight satin
Material: 303 AISI Steel
Expect these soon at our retailers!