Looking for a yoyo like the YYF SuperWide, Monster or the Xcube Steamroller, I came across the Magic YoYo N5 a.k.a. Desperado on ebay. When I saw it I immediately wanted one, the factors that made me want it were these: 1. The gap was the type I wanted, a wide large gap like the type that were in the monster and steamroller. 2. The price was reasonable, $40 plus $5 shipping. 3. The color choice, there were four colors to chose from blue, red, purple, and silver (I got purple). 4. And last of all it came with a concave bearing. So I looked around and found it on the website HYPERLINK “http://www.yoyosam.com/” http://www.yoyosam.com/ and I ordered it from there.
One of the best things was the shipping. This was the first time I had ordered from YoYo Sam and they impressed me! I had ordered a 100 bulk of neon yellow string, a F.A.S.T. holder, and a F.A.S.T. 201 for teaching people, from YoYo Expert the same day and I received the package from yoyo sam in two days. When I opened the package there was the bow with the yoyo in it and this has been the coolest package with a yoyo in it so far! YoYo Sam also included a package of free string and a sticker in there package, I must say even though I thoroughly enjoy the trading cards that yoyo expert puts in there package I was happy to receive so me free string.
The desperado is made by a chinese company going by the name of Magic YoYo, they have about 4 or 5 yoyos currently for sale. The Desperado was originally made in Beijing China. I believe it is the 3 or 4ht yoyo this company has made. This is the only yoyo of their companies that i own.
Stats and info on the Desperado: Material: Aluminum Colors: Red, Blue, Purple, Silver Weight: 69.5 g Width: 45.3 mm Diameter: 50.8 mm Gap width. 4.72 mm Bearing: C sized Concave Response type: Silicone response pad Out of the box the Desperado isn’t the greatest yoyo out there. It comes with a concave bearing, which I was excited for but after throwing it a few times I realized it was a crappy bearing. Also the string that came with it was horrible. So I took a spare concave bearing I had bought and some 100% polyester neon green string in it and it plays amazingly!
When I first through it with every thing it had come with I was getting nervous that I hadn’t made a wise decision, but after changing the bearing and string mind was change and reassured.
The yoyo is extremely smooth while playing sort of like the company’s name implies it works like magic in your hands. This yoyo is as unresponsive as it gets if you change out the bearing and string, just how we players like it. From the shape of the yoyo you wouldn’t expect to be able to do thumb grinds, but it’s an amazing yoyo to do thumb grinds with. Though it’s amazing with thumb grinds, it’s not so amazing at finger grinds, which is one of the down sides, yet it does arm grinds fairly well. One of the things that a bit annoying is when needing to and in a small space it gets hard. One of things it’s really good at is landing on the string. Well we would hope so with the design. The design of the yoyo makes it simpler to learn tricks like eli hops and such but you’ll still need the practice, all tricks do.
Compared to my Recreational Revolution No.9 this play a whole lot better for tricks like elli hops, suicides, and etc. The desperado is a much less responsive yoyo than the No.9 but the desperado tends to vibrate bit more while playing with it I've found out but this hasn't affected the play much. The spin time is fairly similar to that of the No.9 but size, weight, feel, and looks are completely different.
In the end it’s a yoyo I would recommend to any one that is looking for a yoyo with a wide gap as long as they’re willing to pay the extra $6 for a good concave bearing. And if you haven’t bought good string yet and you’re a yoyoer shame on you and go buy some! :P Pros: Large catch range Long spin time Good for strings tricks that are hard to land Good color choices to chose from Fast shipping Cons: Comes with a crappy bearing Comes with bad string When needing to land in small areas it becomes hard Over all: It’s a great yoyo for the design, plays well with a better bearing, has a long spin time, great for tricks where you need to continually hit the string like elli hops. In the end don't judge a yoyo by it's looks, price, or company that made it, cause this is a yoyo I would recommend to anyone.