So everyone knows how iconic of a throw this is. I remember when they 1st were coming out, I remember Yuuki owning worlds, and I remember the plethora of editions that followed. 08’s, 09’s, X’s, small bearing with .555pads (shoulda used regular difs IMO…too slippy), small bearing with kpads, highwall, etc… There were many. I’ve owned pretty much every type, except an OG, large bearing 07. Never could get my hands on one, never really put in the effort. But I just got one a few days ago.
Now, it certainly isn’t a Chief. It’s an undersized throw, and while it’s a performer for sure, compared to a Messiah, or other more “modern” undersized throws, it ain’t quite the same. But I’ll be darned if it isn’t a nearly flawless throw, especially for being over 6 years old. It’s just… awesome. Like I said, I’ve played all the newer iterations of 888, and for whatever reason they just don’t stack up. The feel just wasn’t… the same. In the pursuit of improvement, something got missed. Higher grade aluminum didn’t make em better, added weight didn’t either. I’m not trying to knock the newer versions, they’re certainly excellent throws, and perhaps I’m just nostalgic. But I feel like for all my newer throws, I’m gonna be tossing this 888 A LOT. I generally throw fullsized throws, I generally throw heavier throws, and I’m not big on hubstacks. I don’t care. This throw is a beast, and while everyone already knows it, I just wanted to give credit where credit is due. I was lucky enough to get a rarer red edition, not sure how many exist, but it’s pretty boss. Here are some pics.
Much props to Dizzo on the sweet deal.