Sengoku - ERCIM
A full metal yo-yo the likes of which we haven't seen before. ERCIM makes possible some pretty nostalgic tricks!
Have you ever seen a yo-yo mount on the outside of the body? Back in the day, this mod used an extra long axle that extended out from the sides of the yo-yo (a little bit like onedrop's side effects), creating a new surface on which you could mount the yo-yo string. The ERCIM sports a set of special side caps that make this kind of trick possible. Not only can you mount the yo-yo normally, but with the unique body design, it's possible to mount on the string on the "outside" surface peeking from the side face. This design is different from the original long axles that were used, and this means there's plenty of potential for new trick development using the ERCIM. As an added bonus, this side face has another special property that makes it great for practicing a newer kind of trick: fingerspins. The cone-shaped cap zeroes in on your fingertip and centers itself immediately, so even players who have never landed a fingerspin before can hit it easily.
We're not sure how well this design would serve on a contest stage, but that doesn't seem to be its intended purpose. The ERCIM is a novel, unique yo-yo meant for casual play, trick development, and a fun exploration of the possibilities of yo-yo.
You might be wondering what the name means; it's an acronym for "Electro Retro Combobulator Interdimensional Machine." This design lets you play on several different planes, bringing back an old idea in a new and exciting way. Despite its gimmicky appearance, we think the ERCIM is going to leave a lasting mark on Sengoku's history.
*If you're having any difficulty opening up the ERCIM, be sure to use your palms to apply some pressure to the protruding side caps as you unscrew them. Otherwise they may seem to spin freely without coming apart.
|Style||String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)|
|Trapeze Width (mm)||37|
|Body Material||Aluminum (6061)|
|Bearing Type||Center Trac Bearing|
|Bearing Size||Size C (Large)|
|Response System||Slim (OD 19mm)|
|Axle||M4 x 10mm|
|Maintenance||Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required|
|String||C3 Pro String (Fat) x100|
|Bearing||CLYW x iYoYo Pixel Bearing|
|Pad||REWIND Japan Pad|
|Maintenance||YYF DARK MATTER Lubricant|