Design wise, what makes a yoyo good for "horizontal" play?


(Jei Cheetah) #1

It’s obvious that some yoyos are better than others when it comes to horizontal and plane change into horizontal play. I wanted to ask what are the attributes that create a yoyo that performs better for horizontal?

Something that I have often wondered about but never could pinpoint exactly.

J


#2

Well I have an example: the yoyofactory MVP. I think it’s because of the massive rim weight and the “V” shape that makes it glide during horizontal and normal play.


#3

The trend seems to be toward very sharp, V profiles (eg. Phenom). My guess is that it is harder to play cleanly horizontally, so a sharp V-shape gives you the stability of extreme rim-weight along with the flexibility of not having to get perfect hits.

My horizontal sucks, so I’m just guessing here.


#4

Low/no walls, mainly. That is, assuming you have a generally aggressive shape and lots of rimweight.


#5

Yeah, none organic shape is my preferred preference for horizontal play with extream rim weight. MVP is the one to use for horizontal imo.


#6

I think the V-shape plays a pretty big factor. I also think rim weight is pretty big. Maybe a faster yoyo might also help because you really have to keep it moving when you’re playing horizontally and a fast yoyo can do that.

Just a guess though.


#7

I think angular, and light. A key to horizontal is good speed, but you also have to make sure it is stable… So I’m thinking a real light design, but nearly all of the weight is in the rims.


(YoYo_Freak) #8

V shape, with a bump right above the response. (like c3 does)


#9

large catch zone


#10

this and straight V like angles directly fro the response or response step


#11

(Khent G) #12

A more angular shape with lost of rimweight.

I AGREE with teh previous response

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