Why are they so shiney? In one pick from YYN you can see the people taking a pic of it with a camera right here check it out! http://www.yoyonation.com/product.php?productid=16371&cat=21&page=1

From your link: “The Blind Orbiter is finished in polished aluminum, comes with a GROOVED bearing (see detailed pix), and a friction disc response system”

The bolded may be the reason for it’s shinyness. It’s shiny because it’s polished. Makes sense.