Mk1 Yoyos x Luis Lizardo

Luis is a friendly, supportive person who makes everything around him more positive. I first met him when I was starting out my own yoyo journey, back when I was making and trading hand-made yoyo strings with people. I even made him a terrible metal string that he apparently never received.

Last year, we got talking again, and things lined up to where we wanted to work together in yoyo. I’m very excited to present: Luis Lizardo.

Make sure you follow Luis on Instagram.

Mk1 Exia Yoyo Release

We released a new yoyo, the Mk1 Exia, which is now available at YoyoExpert, YoyoSam, YoyoWorld, and YoyoTricks. It’s an inner-ring 7068 bimetal and retails for $95.

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The Exia was designed to be light-weight yet uncompromising, with an efficient and aggressive weighting that still feels natural to hold and throw. The aesthetics, engraving, and name were inspired by Gundam, a universe filled with great media and its own amazing hobbies.

Much of the design inspiration came from Mk1 team member Max. Give him a follow and check out his cool style.

Mk1 Design Contest

When I started designing yoyos it wasn’t clear where it would take me. There was almost a year between my first tiny batch of Diffractions and the first bigger run of 60. I always enjoyed talking to the handful of other designers I knew, and one of my dreams at the time was to collaborate with one of them to make something special. The Converge with @opyoyos is the product of such a collaboration.

Now I want to know what your yoyo dreams are. For this contest, use the template in this post and draw a unique yoyo with something special to make it stand out. Then, post it and tag #mk1designcontest and @mk1yoyos.