This is my first review ever. So may the heavens be merciful…
Diameter: 47 mm
Width: 1.49 inches
Gap Width: .15 inches
Weight: 66.5 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Axle: 8 mm
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
This is a yoyo I’ve been wanting to get since it came out. I remember the main reason I wanted it was because of the aggressive “V” shape which are rare for undersized yoyos. The price was very, VERY, reasonable, so I picked one up.
I came home early that night, grabbed the keys, and sprinted like a 5 year old to the mailbox. As I was galloping, there was thoughts going through my head, “was it there?” “Did that dirty old mailman steal it?” “Did he put it in the wrong box?” and so on. Nervously unlocked my Mailbox And there it was.
So I get home, tear up the box and see the C3 box. That is one thing I love about C3 is their minimalist cloudy plastic boxes. Now onto the play. First thing I noticed was the absolutely stunning ano. The colors just melt and fade away from each other. I was amazed how smooth it was on a good throw. But on a bad one you can’t even tell the blob at the end of the string is a yoyo. So don’t throw bad.
On a Throw, there is a slight thunk at end of the string, although it doesn’t bother me, it might cut the deal for others. This is not a floaty yoyo neither is it that rim weighted. I guess it’s a little on the more solid side. You would have to try one to understand. This thing is extremely heavy for a small yoyo. Almost seems like it’s made out of lead. It’s heavier than the Chief. Yep you heard right, HEAVIER. And it fits inside of the Chief. :o Although the Chief isn’t a heavyweight itself it’s extremely odd. I am able to pull off almost all my tricks with out any problems. Any tricks that require rubbing or scraping on the yoyo aren’t easy. For example Eclipse. The spin time is O.K. for a small yoyo. Clocked in at about a minute. My combos had to be cut short. Like a lot. I switched from 5 min flowy combos with my norm. yoyo, to 30 sec Asian lightning style. I have to say this yoyo probably doubled my speed and accuracy. That mommas like lightning on the string. And now for the response, it’s just a normal CBC pad. Nice and grippy. I had one pad pop out on me. I still have bruise on my arm.
Is this yoyo worth the price? A resounding “Heck Yes!” to that. This yoyo has been a extremely fun and challenging, and like I said probably doubled my skill. I doubt you can get much better for a 30 dollar metal. I hope you enjoyed my review!
P.S. Much better with a Central Trac Bearing
P.S.S. Kudos to YYE for shipping so dang fast.
Criticism and Advice on review wanted!