First of all, thanks to Paul Yath for providing me with this tasty Cupcake slightly before it’s release. I own a Delicious and a rare Confection and they have both been amazing releases from Mr. Yath. The Cupcake is somewhat of a mix between an A La Mode and Confection, only downsized slightly and not as wide. I’m here to tell you folks that this may just be Paul’s finest release yet.
Diameter: 53.5 mm
Width: 41.7 mm
Weight: 68 grams
Bearing: Crucial Bearing
Response: Crucial Sticker/Flowable Silicone
TOP DRAWER!, Tight tolerances in bearing seat. Smooth as butter, low wall, inverted round shape near response, flawless anodizing and superb response system, stupid good Crucial bearing, I could go on, but I don’t see any point.
WOW!!! This guy is fast, and plays a teeny weeny bit heavy for its size, but that’s a great thing! It’s not floaty at all and moves with deliberate intent. It reminds me of my long time favorite yoyo the CLYW Gnarwhal. The Cupcake grinds fairly well even though it seems to not be treated with any sort of blast. Amazing for horizontal play, and also amazing for chopstick play. Suicides and Slacks are superb, and the best part… I believe this yoyo to be one of the most stable yoyo’s in this size that’s ever been released. It is so stable and rim heavy, it seems to spin just as long or longer than my Gnarwhal which I didn’t think could be beat.
I love my Confection and Delicious. I’ve played a friends A La Mode and AYCE, and I loved them as well. I think Yath’s last 5 releases have cemented him among the best yoyo makers in the world. His designs simply keep getting better and better. The inverted round area half way down the gap keep this yoyo spinning for days. I believe these are going to be $90 bucks when they drop and I encourage everyone to get their hands on one asap. I’m already entertaining the thought of getting multiples of this yoyo for backup. I really think this particular model could be one of the best designs of 2012 and I’d really love to see this yoyo on everybody’s most wanted list.