Anyone tried a Petri?

Just wondering if anyone has tried one? I really like the minimalist look and slimline style.

2 Likes

I tried one at Worlds! It was cool to look at and fun to play… really big in diameter though! It’s definitely the biggest slimline I’ve played.

3 Likes

It’s so fun, I tried it Unresponsive (idk if it is supposed to be or not) and it is a blast, I can’t compare it to anything really.

3 Likes

It’s a really fun yoyo. You have to be on your A game when doing your tricks, but very rewarding when you hit some long combos with it. A great throw to add to your rotation if you find yourself getting bored with standard shape yoyos.

3 Likes

Anyone have the specs on it? Just how big is the diameter?

2 Likes

Diameter-63.25
Width- 27.95
Weight- 60.5
From Heshgods Instagram post

5 Likes

The most fun I’ve had with a yoyo in a long time. And that’s saying something as I’ve tried and owned a LOT of yoyos through the years. It has an old school feel with a new school style that makes it super unique. It’s simplicity just makes landing tricks more fun and it feels absolutely amazing and smooth.
Highly recommend.

7 Likes

Wow, didn’t realise the diameter was so big, and just over an inch wide!

I bet black hops would be satisfying!

2 Likes
2 Likes

Looks like a great yoyo I would love to try! I can imagine 90% of the posters on this forum pronouncing it “pee-tree” though which is stupid.

2 Likes

Doc Pop calls it the “pee-tree” dish. Is he stupid?

2 Likes

Also this…
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petri%20dish
Merriam-Webster pronounces it “pee-tree”…so I guess I don’t get why the 90% are stupid. :man_shrugging:

3 Likes

I tried it. Wasnt my cup of tea. Granted i only had a couple throws and the string was completely messed up so maybe if i had another chance id come around.

3 Likes

man, I hate when I try someone’s yoyo and it’s some old string that they never replaced

4 Likes

Yeah it was really really bad string haha. The string was super old that it just completely went wack with tension even after i adjusted it.

3 Likes

Whenever I have someone try my yoyo I always say “here, but use your own string” mostly because I don’t want my string getting gnarly from other people’s hands

3 Likes

This was pretty much my experience with every throw I tried at WYYC! Not sure if Airetics have just spoiled me or if retailers just put on the worst strings possible to demo. Seems to me you’d want to put on a nice string that best suits the yo-yo and will make people want to buy the yo-yo.

Edit: did you put Airetics on the diffraction testers at WYYC since they came packaged with them? Honestly can’t remember…

3 Likes

I agree haha

1 Like

I didn’t set up the testers, the other Mark did it. Probably didn’t use airetics though.

2 Likes

Not to mention, when asked what this yoyo is made out of, 90% of forum posters would say “uh-loom-ehn-uhm” :face_with_raised_eyebrow::wink:

3 Likes