Color Raw aluminum
Diameter 43mm Width
Bearing size Size C
Response system Recessed silicone
Today I would like to do a Review on IKYO Agape yoyo.
This review is done with every thought that I had when I placed it in my hand.
At 3:12 pm on July 05, 2011 I received a package from Mr. Moss,
& I did not wait to open it since I was waiting all day for its arrival. " like a stalking lion poncing on its pray" ;D
There was 3 things that came into mind when I saw it for the first time.
Its a lot smaller then I imagined.
For 66.5g It feel so much lighter
This yoyo is Hot! no I mean temperature hot.
Okay my first throw, What! vibe alot of vibe What the H.E . double hockey sticks is this; I thought to myself
“I may have wrap the string to loose lets try again”
more vibe, No way is this the yoyo that was praised by String burn web cast and people like the MOD father!
My Duncan Drifter plays better with out its PADS (I really dislike the Duncan )
So I took it apart and what did I see, the silicone was melted and the bearing was off its post.
Both problems were easy to fix, and to solve why this happened.
FIX: I let the silicone settle and set the bearing in place.
The why: This happened simply cause it was a hot summer day and the vibration of the package going through U.S.P.S
sort must had caused the problem with the bearing.
I placed the Agape down and text Mr. Moss and told him the Agape plays on its own level;
I just did not want to go into any detail with the text messages.
So I became Neutral like Switzerland until I can have some throw time.
5 hours later I became Staff Sargent Irizarry (Drill Sgt) & the Agape my (Private)
On my third throw it was so smooth!
I could not tell it was spining until it landed on the string that is when I noticed,
the the bearing echo through the aluminum creating a humming sound.
I then started to throw really sloppy to gage how it would respond with play and the Agape balanced itself out allowing
room to recover from the sloppiest throws and finish some basic combos that came into mind.
Being a raw YOYO I did not give it much thought for Grinding but I was taken away on how easy it was and to continue
onto the next combo. Palm, Finger and Thumb Grinds the Agape will have you looking like André Boulay,
even if your Thumbs are like andré the giant.
String Play: To easy the wing shape design is so well thought out it cuts like a hot knife through butter
Whips: Well I suck at this point so I just be lying here
Hops and Transition: what can I say it’s truly a pleasure The Agape glides like a figure skater thrown into the air.
Speed: This is where the wing shape design is high drag; I did try to play fast as I would my Proto-star.
I only got String Burn although I think this is preference of play for some,for others it is not a total deal breaker at all.
Big-o final thoughts:
I could go on and on to how great the Agape yoyo is but like all good thing this must come to a end.
The Agape is not a fast performance yoyo but where it lacks in speed it makes up in precision.
As my skill develops in new levels of play,the Agape can only get better as well.
It is truly a welcome addition.
Mr. Moss the Agape plays on its own level.