Let’s start off with the Amplitude Specs!
This review is on that of a raw amplitude.
First off, this yoyo plays like a draupnirxpuffin2. You get the swiftness and spin of a draupnir, but in the compact size of a puffin 2 and like both of these throws it is rim weight to the max. Even though the amplitude is not 7075 or bimetal it plays with matching ferocity. Now to be a bit more specific.
This thing is majorly stable. You can go a whole 1min prelim without it dying. Also it can handle being pushed to the max in terms of speed without knocking out. I would rate the stability up there with a model 10 and majesty.
This is a straight no-holds-barred competition throw. Pure speed, though never overbearingly fast. Feels great in the hand, but careful binding this yoyo too soon on a hard throw because this thing packs a punch. Before this yoyo I would say the fastest general yo was the light version of the majesty, but the amplitude blows past it.
Even though this is a raw amplitude it grinds great! It definitely has a good catch zone for finger grinds. Also fingerspins are possible thanks to a smaller spike…you get the edgy spike look without sacrificing finger spins entirely.
The catch zone is great and wide enough to catch the string like a larger throw, but with its compact design you also get the speed and tech capabilities of a smaller throw.
Came with a grooved concave bearing and hat pads. Both act great. Hat pads are great and never too snaggy, but they definitely hit a sweet spot too. Not too sure what bearing will come with the production models though.
This yoyo is coming from beneath so many other Yoyos out there right now like other company’s hyped Yoyos, bimetals, special metals, and whatever else is up their sleeves, but the amplitude takes it to the top with some raw amped up power in its straight 6061 body. To put it simply, get this bad*** throw!