Prestige by General-Yo
Diameter: 56.44 mm
Width: 43.70 mm
Weight: 65.80 grams
Hat Pad response
Out of the Box:
When I first opened up the box I noticed that the yoyo came strung with a YYSL Type X and there was also another Type X in a small baggie. I also noticed right away the engraving. The engraving on this yoyo IMHO is the best one Ernie has used to date. Simple and classy. I was also very happy with the color and blast. The two tone solid blue and that “classic” blast just screams General-Yo.
Look and Feel:
In the hand this yoyo feels and looks great. It fits nice in the hand. Not too big and not too small. Feels just like a Chief actually. That V shape in the gap is VERY well done and the sight lines are very easy on the eye. The feel of the blast is just well… Anyone who has felt a General-Yo with that blast knows just what I mean. This is the best bead blast in the industry. The inner cup has a few interesting elements. First off is the hub… This is the first time there is no spike in a General-Yo throw. For me this is welcome as I am not a big fan of the spike. This also allows fingerspins and gives a nice spot for the engraving. The weight ring is a bit more mid/center than on the KLR, Majesty and M10 (more on that in the next section) The look of the inner cup is again, very easy on the eyes.
This yoyo is a flat out player. I have had it for a week and in that time it has been my go to throw. The balance is spot on. It goes right where you want it to go and it moves effortlessly through tricks. I have noticed excellent spin times as well. The yoyo is stable and very “floaty/solid”… Both floaty and solid at the same time… Few yoyos can do that. Binds are also great. Nice and tight without being to snagy.
On my 1st few throws I noticed the weight, it plays a tad heavier than the M10 but lighter than the Majesty. I felt that the M10 was a bit too light and the Majesty a tad on the heavy side. SO for me this is perfect. Also, with the weighting being a bit more mid/center you get that more solid feel that also keeps the float (think Chief) In my opinion this yoyo plays VERY much like a Chief… Maybe a tad bit more solid.
The stability is great. I have never had a problem with the yoyo tilting or going “off plane” on me. One of the things I keep noticing is the fun factor. This yoyo is a TON of fun to play. I never want to put it down… It just is one of those yoyos that you keep coming back too.
I have owned every General-Yo model except the Magnum and 5 Star V1. My favorite up to this point has been the KLR. I still need some time with this guy but I can see the Prestige taking over as my all time favorite General-Yo it has all the elements that I look for in a good player and then some. Thanks go to Ernie and his crew for designing such a killer throw… Awesome job!!!
Thanks for reading!!