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04 Jan 2012

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Roll Model

 

Part of the YoYoFactory Champions Collection (WAVE 1)
Diameter: 53.8mm
Width: 40mm
Material: 6061
Pads Bearings: Large White YYF Slim, Large SPEC
Weight: 66.8 Grams

 

 

Steves Brief:
“I’ve been a professional yo-yo player since 1995. I’ve thrown hundreds and hundreds of yo-yos, from the latest and greatest to doing a few loops with an original 1928 Flores…and finally I feel like I’ve found my perfect throw. Designed collaboratively by YoYoFactory and myself, the Roll Model represents everything I love in a yo-yo; speed, stability, and undeniable performance. Perfect for nearly any style of play, it’s great as a daily carry or a competition throw.”

 

Tyler says: “Perfectly fits into the pocket.  Perfect for string rejections. Unique feel of a plastic yoyo but with pro performance. Im actually a bit jealous. I love capped yoyos and this may be the best metal one YoYoFactory has made”

 

Pat Says: “Definitely the most fun yo-yo in the Champion’s Collection. Surprisingly dead smooth for a metal yo-yo with caps… it doesn’t feel hollow or make any funny sounds”

 

Steve Brown Pro Set Up:
“stock pads, and whatever string is closest to my hand when I need to change. Anything from the YYF green poly to Type 8 cotton to Slick 6.
When I first met Bob Rule, he was playing with these cheap orange promotional yo-yos from some orange juice campaign from the 80s. I was amazed at how good he was with them, and said something to him about it. He told me “I’m a yo-yo demonstrator. My job isn’t to be picky about my equipment, it’s to make my equipment look good.”
I’m still picky about my yo-yos, but I’ve never allowed myself to get picky about string or pads. It’s my nod to Bob.”

 

 

04 Jan 2012

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MVP2
Diameter: 56.4 mm
Width: 40 mm
Material: 6061 or 7075
Pads Bearings (6061): Blue Pads, Large Center Trac
Pads Bearings (7075): Natural Pads, Large Center Trac
Weight (6061): 66.5 Grams
Weight (7075): 66.8 Grams

 

Description:
6061 versions have a softer Matte finish and are priced to reflect the lower cost of the metal.

 

Initial run releases already available http://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/737/YYF-MVP-2

 

Ben says: We wanted to stay true to the MVP name. The corners are a little softer but the familiar profile is still there. We added a thumb lip for those whose thing that is but the bowl stays flat and open. I love the MVP logo, so we kept it!

 

Paul Kerbel says: “Hey i just tried the new MVP 6061 and i liked it a lot”

 

 

04 Jan 2012

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SuperStar – John Ando Edition

Diameter: 45 mm
Width: 41 mm
Material: 6061
Pads Bearings: Large Center Trac, Large White YYF Pads
Beadblast finish
Hubstack bearings and hubstacks NOT INCLUDED
YoYoExpert.com retail price : $84.99

 

Pat Mitchell – “As a big fan of the Superstar through all of the versions, I am especially stoked on this version because it is a cut and dry players yo-yo. Fancy anodize and odd colored hubstacks are cool, no doubt, but any hardcore player will tell you that a superstar plays the best with nubs in place of hubstacks.”

 

Mr X – “Forgot how good this thing was”

 

Bottom line : This is how John wanted it. Its stripped down for the player who wants performance without the bells and whistles and price associated with it.

 

2 World Titles on this yoyo.

 

Legendary.

 

 

04 Jan 2012

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Diameter: 56.4 mm
Width: 43 mm
Material: 7075
Pads Bearings: Large Center Trac, Natural Pads
Weight:68.8 Grams

 

 

Tyler Says: Great for sideways tricks, but better for “training” or practicing instead of competing.

Gentry Says: The 7075 Super G is more hard hitting then the Original. When it lands not he string it hits, you can feel it. You know it’s happening.

Pat says: Too heavy for me but it makes a great training tool because the switch back to the regular adds so much speed to tricks

Final Word: Should have been called a MUTANT Super G. Its heavy, deliberate and for those who skip the potatoes and just want extra MEAT.

 

04 Jan 2012

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PADS

White Pads:
The standard YoYoFactory response pad. White pads come in almost all of our yo-yos when they are brand new because these are the best all-around pads. Whether you use them in preparation for a contest, for a high intensity freestyle, or for just hanging out and throwing, the white pad will play to your standard. Good for all styles of play.

 

Red:
The Competition Pad. Red response pads break in very quickly, reach an ideal sweet spot, and then wear out quicker than any other pad. This combination makes them perfect for freestyle competition play, in which you can break them in within minutes and walk on stage ready to go!

 

Yellow:
The Consistent Pad . The yellow pad is reliable in how consistent it plays as it wears down. Unlike many of the other pads that have a sweet spot once they are broken in, the yellow pad is as good when you first swap it into the yo-yo as it is just before it is worn down to the core.

 

Blue:
The Grippy Pad. Blue Pads have a little longer break in period, meaning that they retain that new pad feel for much longer than most other pads. Once broken in, blue pads hold a Medium Response while still holding an overall grippy feel.

 

Natural:
The Marathon Pad. The Natural color pads are intended to be the longest lasting pad that we make.  Surprisingly they also require very little break in time, no maintenance.  Best used in the yo-yo that you take with you wherever you go.

 

Green:
The Responsive Pad. The Green pads are actually thicker than all of the other pads, meaning that they protrude slightly into the yo-yo’s string gap. Though these pads will still require a bind to get the yo-yo back to your hand when used with a standard large bearing yo-yo, combined with a slim Half SPEC Bearing, the green pads will enable the yo-yo to be tug responsive, meaning that you can get the yo-yo back to your hand with a simple tug of the wrist.

 

 

04 Jan 2012

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This year at the 2011 Russian National YoYo Championships YoYoFactory Contest Team showed up in full force. Taking home top honors for the 3rd time was YoYoFactory’s own Victor Gravitsky. Followed closely by his team members Alexander Pelevin and Igor Galiev.

 

 

 

03 Jan 2012

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Tyler Severance, and his Protegé Tyler Goldenberg, put out a new video featuring some of their latest tricks with the Supernova. It’s been interesting watching Tyler Goldenberg’s growth as a player since he’s been on the Protegé team. And, as always, Tyler Severance brings his best; and it just keeps getting better.

 

Champion vs. Protege. Master vs. Apprentice. Tyler vs. Tyler.

 

 

02 Jan 2012

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Hong Kong based HERE WE YO celebrates their 10th anniversary in 2012. We are proud to unveil this limited edition Supernova as our first release of 2012 and wish them many more decades of success promoting yoyo in Hong Kong and around the world.

 

 

31 Dec 2011

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Vashek Kroutil is an electric player. Whether it’s the roar of the crowd when he takes the stage, or an elegant video like this one, Vashek delivers what few can. Amazing, stylish tricks and trademark flow. Shot in Berlin, Germany.

 

30 Dec 2011

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One of the undeniable greats, Jason Lee, has released a new video with Sector Y. Shot in London, England.

 

 

Also, make sure to check out the Bonus Footage. Alternative angles and side by side comparisons give even more depth to Jason’s amazing skill set.