Posted September 8, 2009 by Howard
BaliYo Flip Pen by Spyderco (Black) Economy Model – $9.95
The Spyderco Knife Company never ceases to amaze us. The BaliYo pens have always been USA made and still a bargain at $23.95. This new edition is made in China and we can sell it at $9.95!! This is an amazing offering from Spyderco Knives. You can view the Black Economy BaliYo at www.knifecenter.com
Spyderco describes this item as follows:
You’ve seen the original BaliYo by Spyderco. Since the introduction, we received an overwhelming response. Based on customer feedback Spyderco is proud to announce an alternative to the original. The black BaliYo comes with all the same creative motion and dynamics as offered by the original. The pen features blue ink and the arms are slightly angular with stainless pivots, rings and clips that compliment the sleek black body. All of the refined symmetry and weight ratios allow for great spins, flips and twirls. Compact, hanging package includes a pictured instruction sheet for basic tricks. Made in China.
What is a BaliYo?
Constructed from three pieces of close-tolerance polymer, the center body is a pressurized ball point pen pivoting between to two parallel arms. The positioning dynamics of the pivots allow you to swing and rotate the pen, changing its speed and force of gravity while flipping and twirling. Refined symmetry with even weight ratio (end-to-end and side-to-side) balances the pen through motion and force. With practice you can learn sophisticated moves, two-handed tricks, quick-flips, spins, aerials and how to manipulate combinations of these.
What does the BaliYo do?
The BaliYo is a toy that promotes ambidextrous hand/eye coordination and helps develop fine motor skills.
How big is the BaliYo?
The BaliYo is 4 ¼” long and weighs 1 oz.
What ages is the BaliYo appropriate for?
While the BaliYo is fun for all ages, it does have a few small parts and is not for children 5 and under.
Are the tricks easy?
Basic tricks are easy to learn, and the included instructional DVD will show you six different tricks.
How do you write with it?
To expose the pen, twist the tip in a clockwise direction. Then, in the closed position, place your forefinger and thumb just above the brass rings.
The BaliYo is 4 1/4 inches (108mm) tall, and weighs in at 1oz (29g).
Not for children under 5.