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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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

28 Dec 2011

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Hitting store now! We’ve released 2 new colorways of the YoYoFactory DNA. We’re really happy with the new colors and, as always, amazing play.

 

 

Also available in very limited numbers is the Mutant DNA. The big brother of the DNA, the Mutant comes with a bit more heft and premium colorways.

 

15 Dec 2011

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YoYoFactory is proud to announce the “1st China Tour” featuring Paul Han and Ann Connolly. From December 15th to 26th Paul and Ann will be demonstrating and teaching at Toys R Us. Along with Toys R Us appearances, they will also be doing various TV spots.

 

For more info, and to find out if Ann and Paul will be visiting your city, check out www.yoyofactory.cn

 

Be sure to check out the “1st China Tour” video featuring interviews and footage of Paul and Ann.

 

 

To commemorate the tour we’ve produced a few Special Editions. First we have the Starbrite. It features the “1st China Tour” logo along with Paul and Ann’s signature.

 

 

Second we produced a special Superstar for Ann for her world travels to Russia and China. Featuring blue splash on purple with opposite hubstacks.

 

14 Dec 2011

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In 2009 YoYoFactory embarked on production of a followup video to Undeniable. Though it never came to fruition, we amassed some amazing footage and have finally opened the video vault.

 

The week before 2009 Worlds,  YoYoFactory team members from all over the world posted up in a house in Orlando to hang out, practice and film. “Summer” is a glimpse into our week, working hard and playing hard.

 

 

With so many YoYoFactory players coming in from all corners of the world, we spent a lot of time at the airport. So what do we do while we wait? Film another video of course. Featuring Mateus Ganc (Poland) and Kentaro Kimura (Japan).

 

 

In 2009 YoYoFactory released an unprecedented 10 new models at the World YoYo Championships. Many of these were modern performance plastic yo-yos that heralded a “Death to Metal”. At the forefront of this was the Protostar. World and National Champion John Ando’s signature yo-yo. Throwing a special Midnight release, YoYoFactory demonstrated the amazing ability of the Protostar. We also filmed the entire release to give you a feel of the energy that night.

 

12 Dec 2011

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2011 has been a stellar year for Harold Owens III. Seemingly out of no where, though we’ve had our eye on him for a while, he took the US contest season by storm.  Garnishing quite a bit of attention with his high placing in every contest he entered, Harold joined the YoYoFactory Contest Team shortly before the World Championships.

 

 

And his performance at Worlds did not disappoint. Even though he barely missed finals, he became a true crowd favorite. After Worlds Harold had his sights set on one thing: US Nationals.

 

 

As he took the stage, he definitely “got his swagger back”. Flying through one of the most fluid, stylish freestyles of the day Harold took top honors: 1A US National Champion.

 

To commemorate his outstanding 2011 contest season YoYoFactory has created a special edition Catalyst, the same yo-yo he used to win Nationals. Available in 2 colors, these are already moving fast.

 

04 Nov 2011

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When we took the first look at our new Stainless steel whistling yo-yo the idea was already there to film a short video. It was a ‘return to retro’ concept with dare I say, ‘futuristic’ styling and interchangeable response system. Inspiration was drawn from MANY time periods.

All we needed then was the worlds most famous Stainless Steel Car and a $6,000 pair of shoes…

 

“We rolled up in our van. Its pretty easy to spot a car with strobes, neons and speakers blazing a movie soundtrack”

 

“Before the sun set we took it for a drive. Speed limits weren’t the only thing that kept it below 88. The owner says it would need to be going downhill, with a tailwind, to get close”

 

“Feeling like cinderella, they fit like a glove”

 

“Ironically the shoes were much more comfortable than the car”

 

“Our budget for the shoot was $30. That bought a smoke machine, liquid for it and a bottle of lighter fluid.”

 

“I could play with this for hours” (unidentified crew member hopefully talking about the yoyo). Kids, don’t play with fire, despite how fun it looks.

 

“In the end it was a super fun night. The yo-yo is super fun too. Hope you enjoy the video”

 

 

30 Sep 2011

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Coming October