I find a lot of yo-yo reviews follow a very similar template. Video of person yoyoing with the yo-yo, discuss how they acquired the yo-yo, give specs and shape, fingerspin and grind coverage, two or three sentences of vague information about how the yo-yo plays, usually in comparison to another yo-yo or two. Everything is super positive so there’s a throwaway line about one minor negative aspect (not enough color ways, a little expensive).
What bugs me the most is reviewing from the perspective of whether or not the yo-yo is capable of modern play. This is why I joke so much about the “handles everything you can throw at it” line of TnB. Of course it does, it’s a modern non-gimmick 1A yo-yo.
This just shows that the reviewer is approaching the review in a way that isn’t going to be in depth. If you’re reviewing a mighty flea or 66% yo-yo sure, approach it that way. But I’m not watching a review to find out if I can do all my tricks on a ball bearing unresponsive 1A yo-yo made in 2019. I’m trying to find out what doing those tricks feels like.
How stable is it relative to other yo-yos? Just saying super stable doesn’t help me because I’m not sure what you’re basing that on. How heavy/light does it feel in play? Does it change direction easily? How does it handle speed? Do you feel like you need to force it through fast tricks, does it feel perfectly paced or does it feel a little uncontrollable?