I thought it would e useful for people to see what an unknown abbreviation means (since there are a lot). So here goes. Also, I’m planning on adding more pictures, abbreviations, and categories. Suggestions are more than welcome.
Abbreviation Full Name/Word
Example (i.e. link, definition, etc.)
Our own home here at yoyoexpert.com sells many yoyo related items from companies including YoYoJam, YoYoFactory, Duncan, and HSpin. YYE also sells yoyo accessories and apparel including bearings and T-Shirts. We have a very welcoming forum, a facebook, twitter account, and a news section. The site is even run by Andre Boulay, a National YoYo Master!
YoYoNation is perhaps the largest yoyo store and forum.
YoYoGuy is a great place to buy yoyos and other skill toys.
YoYoJoe’s is Joe Mitchell’s new store in Wilmington, DE. No online store yet.
YoYoJam is a great yoyo company with a great team. It makes hundreds of yoyos that are plastic, bi-metal, and metal!
YoYoFactory is a large yoyo company that makes many plastic and metal yoyos.
CLYW Caribou Lodge YoYo Works
CLYW is a boutique yoyo manufacturer known for their rare, hard to find, and hand painted yoyos.
SPYY Saturn Precision YoYos
SPYY is another boutique yoyo manufacturer known for their exceptionally smooth yoyos.
ILYY is another boutique manufacturer known for their rare and pretty yoyos.
BBYY Big Brother YoYos
BBYY’s first release was the Bully. It was very well received so look for more of their stuff in the future.
Dif-E-Yos are homemade yoyos known for their special, KonKave bearings.
BC Born Crucial
Born Crucial is known for their high-quality yoyos named after dairy products.
Bape Anti-Yo Bapezilla
M1 Metal For Everyone by One Drop
BvM CLYW Bear vs. Man
P2 Project 2 by One Drop
DM Dark Magic by YYJ
Aqua Aquarius by YYJ
BK Black Knight by YYJ
FHZ Freehand Zero by Duncan
PGM Plastic Grind Machine by YYF
888 eight8eight by YYF
GM2 Grind Machine 2 by YYF
FH Freehand yoyo by Duncan
FH2 Freehand 2 by Duncan
G&E Good and Evil by HSpin
C22 Catch 22 by YYF
IT Internal Turmoil by Dif-E-Yo
KS KickSide by YYJ
LF Lyn Fury by YYJ
Bapesit One Half Bape, One half Eetsit yoyos by Anti-Yo
YoYo Parts and Accessories
KK Dif-E-Yo KonKave bearing
Sili Silicone used for response
Ano Anodization on yoyos (a coating of color provided by sending electrolytes to the yoyo)
BB’d Bead Blasted (applying microscopic glass beads to the outside of the yoyo)
B/S/T Buy or Sell or Trade (a section in most forums that allows yoyoers to change their collection)
DD Double Dice (a special style of 5A using 2 dice)
LOL Laughing Out Loud
IMO In My Opinion
Hubstacks 2 bearings and covers that go on the side of the yoyo. This allows you to grab the yoyo while it is still spinning. Variations are T-Stacks, Z-Stacks, and Dice-Stacks.
Bearing The silver, metal, donut shaped object that goes in the middle of the yoyo. This allows for super long sleep times.
Responsive A characteristic of a yoyo that allows it to return to your hand by simply tugging the string.
UNResponsive Another characteristic of a yoyo that is preffered by most modern yoyoers. The yoyo will not return to the hand with a tug, but will instead have to be binded. This is where the player lands the yoyo on the string and throws more string into the gap of the yoyo.
Mod/Modification Changing or Altering the yoyo in any way. This can be in terms of visuals, or actual play.