I JUST got a Avalanche from the Edmonton Yoyo Club!!! With extra sring, pads, and bearings (thanks Chris!)! I have to say that this is my second yoyo, with the only other to compare to being the Gnarwhal! So:
The moment I enclosed it in my fist, I felt that something was different. The sheer lightness of the Avalanche just feels great. On the first throw, a couple things were noticeable; It was very stable, span for a LONG time, and was VERY fast on the string. .
Now, onto the real review!
CLYW Avalanche Stats:
Diameter: 55.5 mm / 2.19 inches
Width: 43.0 mm / 1.69 inches
Gap Width: 4.14 mm / .16 inches
Weight: 67.2 grams
Bearing Size: Size C Stainless Steel (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: Flowable Silicone
(Copied directly from the Yoyoexpert page on the Avalanche)
- EPIC spin times. Combos are a BLAST with this throw!
- Moving fast on the string. It GLIDES. 10 times lighter than the Gnarwhal.
- Looks and feels great!
- No IRG.
- Needs something interesting to “define” itself. Like a spike on the protruding indent for the axel.
I would like to note that these are minor things that are not a deal breaker.
After playing with my Avalanche for a total of 10 hours, I finally dinged it. :’(
I was doing an Eli Hops and it hit the ceiling. HARD. :’(
Hit the wall with a boomerang. Not too bad.
Although, all the damage consisted of a scratch to the top coating. No actual indented dent. Which is amazing! Amazing construction!
A great yoyo. Wonderful in every way possible. I have a hard time finding fault in this throw. Well worth my 80 bucks.