What are you throwing today (WAYTT) is a new part of the site. I’ll focus in on one yoyo and tell you a little about that particular throw. Over the years you start to associate your material possessions with a time in your life. Here’s the story of this particular Genesis. I won’t always pick a Genesis for this series, but it’s the first one, what i’ma do, not pick a Genesis?
This is one of the first Genesis ever made in China. Chinese production takes awhile so you get product samples and color samples at the same time. This color way never came out to production so its a one of one. I really dig this splash combo and I think the old style Superstar ended up using this color way instead. The unique thing about this yoyo is the bad anodizing job. After playing with this thing for a week I noticed the blue fading off the yoyo. As I continued to use it, more and more kept rubbing off.
Yuuki Spencer had an 888 in 2007 that rubbed off too. It was a first run blue model that was more a more extreme case than this Genesis. I thought of that 888 when playing with this yoyo. The 888 is a classic, hall of fame throw. Moving production of the Genesis to China was a big deal, so for my yoyo to be fading like that 888 I thought could only mean good things. To me, it was a symbolic gesture that this Class Of 2009 throw had moved into a new class of product.
This Genesis sat in a box for awhile, I have so many I rotate often, but it was the inspiration for this series of posts. I took it out of my bin and have been playing with it almost exclusively for a week. A little more blue has come off, but nothing too extreme. I actually really like the idea of weak anodize that rubs off over time. It reminds me of wearing my pair of 3sixteen jeans. You wear them and wear them until the fades start to show. These are my fades on this yoyo, my dings too. It gives it a little extra character. Too bad kids would just complain their “throw isn’t minty anymore”. Shame.