Local Yo-Yo Builder Hits It Big

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

A local toy designer slings a big deal with Duncan Toys--for his special slinging creation. You may have seen a Diabolo before--but Kyle Weems says his is a special model--redesigned from the ground up so to speak.

Wednesday night was the release party for the Phoenix Diabolo at Lofty Pursuits at Tallahassee's Lake Ella. Weems says he has been building performance yo-yos for several years, but this one is quite unique.

"When you get to the more advanced tricks, a lot of people prefer something that doesn't spin...now without any extra parts or add-ons, you can take it a part. You flip the spacer over and it switches between a ball bearing which will spin and a fixed--which won't." said Weems.

The Phoenix Diabolo is being mass produced by Duncan which just started shipping it out across the country this week. The Phoenix is available for $24.99 at Lofty Pursuits at Lake Ella.


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