NOTE: Pictures are sideways. Yet another error with my computer.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7479/15792099370_fc1c021c54_o.jpgTEXT Prototype Sideshots by GN Yoyo Co, on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7565/15359765013_a4b74ed323_o.jpgTEXT Prototype Stack by GN Yoyo Co, on Flickr
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8668/15793657107_d8f6c2921c_o.jpgTEXT Prototype Tower by GN Yoyo Co, on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7549/15357123694_ba1551b17a_o.jpgTEXT Prototype - Gap by GN Yoyo Co, on Flickr
I just picked up the prototypes for the new TEXT yoyo by GN Yoyo Co. They are even better than I had expected. There are three shapes right now (W, H, and Organic). They all feel and play entirely different. Some have limitations but a couple are all out awesome. Stats are below.
TEXT PROTOTYPE STATS:
Picture: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7491/15793659217_16a8dcde84_o.jpgTEXT Prototype - H Sideshot by GN Yoyo Co, on Flickr
This picture makes the sides look uneven for some reason. This is not accurate. ???
Diameter: 54.7mm / 2.153in.
Width: 34.06mm / 1.341in.
Unfortunately, this protos gap did not turn out as well as I would have liked making it hard for the yoyo to sleep due to it being extremely narrow. However, it does work when throw on a Breakaway, but front mount is a no go. The sleep time is limited even if it will sleep in the first place. Just need to work on gap width there.
[b]Organic[/b] Picture: [url=https://flic.kr/p/q4uaim]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7539/15792006338_4a3ece7faa_o.jpg[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/q4uaim]TEXT Prototype - O Sideshot[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/128651936@N04/]GN Yoyo Co[/url], on Flickr Diameter: 54mm / 2.126in. Width: 31.8mm / 1.252in. Weight: 46g
This one plays a lot better than the H in the fact that it sleeps pretty well. It also has a strange feel because of its Size-to-weight ratio. The H, larger and wider, is 42 grams, whereas the Organic is small and narrow, but weighs in at 46 grams. I am not saying that I do not like it. It is a fun little Fixed Axle to throw around.
[b]W[/b] Picture: [url=https://flic.kr/p/pphP9t]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8575/15359765463_892169686d_o.jpg[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/pphP9t]TEXT Prototype - W Sideshot[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/128651936@N04/]GN Yoyo Co[/url], on Flickr Diameter: 55.7mm / 2.194in. Width: 33mm / 1.305in. Weight: 52g
This one is my favorite of the three. It weighs more in the hand which allows it to sleep a lot longer than the others and it plays better overall in the first place. Being the biggest and the heaviest, it makes sense mathematically that it would play the best, and it did just that. This is by far the best, funnest, and nicest looking of all of them.
Conclusion: In conclusion of this prototype review (that will be posted in the Review Section giving more in depth information soon), I would like to say that these are all really good compared to what I, and lots others here on the forums, thought they would be. I can not wait to get these into other player's hands. At the Florida State Yoyo Contest, these will be given off to people for public testing if anyone would like to try them out.
Thanks for reading,
GN Yoyo Co