14 Feb 2012

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Engadget did a great piece on YoYoFactory at the New York Toy Fair this week. Ben McPhee shows off the Hyper Scanner gets close to 7,000 RPM. Looks like another office RPM contest is in order once they get back from Toy Fair.


11 Feb 2012

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The 2012 contest season starts with a bang! Yoyofactory traveled all the way to Prague for the European YoYo Championships. The video we brought back features some of Yoyofactory’s top European players with quite a few special guests from the U.S., all showcasing their undeniable skills.


Can’t get enough?
EYYC Part 2 video coming soon.


03 Feb 2012

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YoYoFactory is about to drop 3 new colorways of our popular Yuuksta. This run brings something for everyone’s tastes. There is a bright Pink and Aqua acid wash for the flashy. A subtle Green and Black acid splash on Orange for the funky. And an acid denim look for those after something unique. Hitting stores soon.


30 Jan 2012

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After bowing out of EYYC ’11 due to a serious injury, Vashek returns to the European YoYo Championships stage in 2012. And the hometown favorite doesn’t let his fans down. Vashek has as seamless blend of tech tricks and energetic stage presence that is hard to rival.


04 Jan 2012

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YYF ShaqlerStar – Champions Collection Stats:
Diameter: 55.94 mm / 2.20 inches
Width: 43.15 mm / 1.69 inches
Gap Width: 4.43 mm / .17 inches
Response System: CBC Slim Pad Size 19mm OD
Weight: 69.5 grams
Bearing Size: Center Trac Bearing by CBC



An inspired project.
John Ando was happy to share his signature yoyo (Protostar) shape with the Northstar and when it was all said and done he LOVED the extra weight, which made the yoyo choice an easy one for him to propose to the rest of Shaqler as their latest signature release. As a team, Shaqler draw inspiration from those around them, which dictate the art and colors seen in this edition.


Mr X: “Not much needed to say here. Northstar plays fantastic, If you like the look of this, don’t miss it”



04 Jan 2012

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MVP2 7075

Paul Kerbel special Edition shown


John Huber says “I broke my nose with an original MVP so they wont let me play with this one”


Tyler Says: “A little slower then it’s 6061 counterpart, but can still play like it”


Ben Says “you find it slower? I thought the 7075 one was faster”


Design team says: “We thinned the walls, loaded the rim and it played horrible, so went back to the start and really created a new yoyo for the material. Play wise it is unique to its 6061 brother, it feels different in the hand, and on the string. More like the original MVP”



04 Jan 2012

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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

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Catalyst (stacked)
Diameter: 51 mm
Width: 43 mm
Material 6061
Pads – Bearings: TBD
Weight: 68 Grams


NOTE: this yoyo is not yet in final release state. As tested it was RAW. In production expect a beadblast finish and anodize.




Tyler Says: Could be the new flagship premium hubstack yoyo. Great Z-stack play.


Mr X says: Super solid throw, smooth like glass. Its got a bit of weight to it that makes it feel like a weapon of choice.


Pat says:
Catalyst 7075 Flat Face vs Hubstacked
I want to like the flat face version more, it is definitely the better looking of the two, but the hubstacked version with nubs plays nearly PERFECT. The 7075 definitely helps them feel a bit more solid than the standard version and since I prefer a shiny finish over a blasted finish, they are just all around better yo-yos when compared to the standard catalyst IMO. Like the original Catalyst, they both benefit greatly with the addition of a Center Trac bearing. If you loved the Catalyst before, you will definitely dig the upgrade… if you have never tried a Catalyst and just want a solid competition / practice yo-yo, jump on it.


04 Jan 2012

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YoYoFactory in conjunction with Central Bearing Co. have delivered a number of new things to bearings. First to supply DRY unlubricated bearings essential to unresponsive play, the mechanical advantage of the CENTER TRAC, the versatility of offering a narrow bearing for beginners and wide for advanced play with the Half – Spec and the performance of the SPEC. Now its time to add another bearing to the line with the new SPEC – X bearing.



Original SPEC shown right with shields removed. SPEC X shown left.


The SPEC – X was designed to be a more versatile, durable bearing not as focused on flat out performance of the SPEC and CENTER TRAC. It comes without shields for easy access to the race for cleaning and lubrication, and is built tighter and more robust for an extended bearing life. It has a very short break-in period, tends to make less noise and is less prone to failure or lockups due to impact or lack of lubrication. That being said,  all Bearings do go through phases of break-in where the noise of the bearing will change over its life. Bearings do need to be maintained and are designed to operate with some lubrication. While they can be run dry performance may be compromised in the long run.



04 Jan 2012

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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