Blogs

04 Jan 2012

Posted By: admin

 

Hiroyuki Suzuki X YoYoFactory

Diameter: 54 mm
Width: 46 mm
Material: 6061
Pads Bearings: White YYF, Large Center Trac
Weight: 66.9 Grams
Comes with spare SPEC bearing, spare Pads and YoYoFactory Multi Tool

 

 

Tyler Says:
Light, but sleeps and plays heavy. Good yoyos do this. Great for Eli Hop tricks.

 

Ben says:
The Gap is bigger than Mickeys other yoyos. This is very YoYoFactory. Tiny bit of kick back at first, but with a tiny throw adjustment is easily fixed. Mickey likes a bit more response, for that we suggest our new Natural Pad.

 

 

 

Pats Says: I wrote a whole bunch on this but here is the key – “Can’t put it down” “competition ready” “spins like a truck and comes back to your hand with a thud even after my longest combos”

 

Mr X says:
Plays a bit slow for me, I expected a Mickey yoyo to be faster, but does let you enjoy yo-yoing and the tricks. Fun and enjoyment is not a speed contest. Spins longer than you need it for.

 

 

 

TIP: The mirror caps come with a protective cover. If you want to keep it mint, dont peel it off. If you want to show it off, let it shine

 

 

04 Jan 2012

Posted By: admin

 

Why looping matters and Why the loop360 matters for looping?

 

Notice that? Loop360? Well that in essence what the loop808 is. The Loop808 is a special edition of the soon to be released loop360. It is a yoyo somewhat out of time, out of price and out of the everyday. It has one purpose….bring back the notion that looping IS the most respected style of yoyo play.

 

It will attempt to put product in more peoples hands that:
1) works well
2) doesnt require effort to maintain
3) doesnt cost too much
4) wont break easily
5) inspire them to take looping play more seriously

 

Premier looping yoyos of $30 a hand and/or that break easily and/or require skill to maintain are scaring people away from the most visually appealing style of yoyo. So its time for us to take away the excuses.

 

$10 a hand, pick them up and play.

 

Official Specs
Diameter: 57.75 mm / 2.27 inches
Width: 26.55 mm / 1.04 inches
Gap Width: 2.65 mm / .10 inches
Weight: 52.1 grams
Bearing Size: Size A
Response: CBC Small Bearing Silicone O-Ring

 

04 Jan 2012

Posted By: admin

 

GFUNK
Diameter: 40 mm
Width: 39 mm
Material: 6061
Pads Bearings: Large SPEC, Large Slim White YYF Pads
Weight: 64.4 Grams

 

Gentry on the G Funk: The G Funk is really smooth. The edge of the rim makes it feel more solid then other smaller yo-yos. The shiny finish makes the dope logo stand out better. It’s FANCY.

 

Mr X Says: Too small for my hands.

 

Design Team says: Dv888 is one of our most popular yoyos. When thinking about what else to offer at this diameter we went for something with known stability, which tends to offset the lack of stability found in others of the size. This unique balance leads to exceptional performance.

 

 

04 Jan 2012

Posted By: admin

 

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

Posted By: admin

 

 

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.

 

 

12