Hello everybody! I’m back with another review of another Magic YOYO. This time with the N11, I bought this to expand my collection of MYY yoyo’s, the N11 just looked like a nice place to start. The brother to the N12 Shark which I have already reviewed. Not much else really to explain about why I bought it so let’s get on with the review!
Material: 6061 aluminium
Gap width: 4.62mm (approx)
Response: MYY Silicone Pads.
Bearing: Size C stainless steel 10-ball concave bearing.
Finish: Colour anodised and laser engraved
The First Throw
Felt a bit alien, to be honest, I’m used to throwing fairly wide V and H shaped yoyos, the N11 is a butterfly shape with an undercut in the body of the yoyo leading into the catch zone (I think that’s how to describe it). Once I got used to the feel however, the yoyo was very impressive, silent as a mouse as I would expect with the 10ball bearing, long sleep times and a very nice look whilst the yoyo is in motion. The finish is nice and smooth, mine came with scratches on the chrome parts of the finish but I have put that down to manufacturing and the ‘lackluster’ handling of aluminium whilst in the warehouse.
So, What’s it feel like?
It feels great, as I said above, I didn’t like it too much at first but once you get used to how it feels coming back to your hand, it’s a great player. It has a pretty good IRG area, on which I actually learned how to do horizontal finger grinds (Hooray!), I found it easiest on the N11 out of my other throws because of the big cup area leading into a ‘nipple’ in the middle of the cup. It doesn’t grind too well because of the metallic finish but it does grind a small amount on skin.
How’s it play then?
It plays really well, I wouldn’t say I would choose one over my N12 Shark (keeping it in MYY examples) but I would recommend it to someone who wants these kind of specs. The catch zone isn’t very forgiving since it’s a butterfly shape, a pretty bad hit and the yoyo tilts a lot. It’s really nice for horizontal the weight distribution lends itself to it, and as said above the IRG is nice for thumb and finger grinds. I did find it to be really good for 5A, more so over 1A, It’s probably just my CW but I found the weights matched up really nicely and that I’ve been able to pull off some more tricks than I could while using my CODE 2 as a 5A yoyo.
So, what’s the verdict?
I’d give it a 9/10, it hits all the right notes for me, apart from being a shape that will still take some getting used to I really enjoy playing with it. I’ve made it my go to 5A throw right now and will probably buy another one and give 3A a try with it, the weight just seems right for it. At a price around the same as the N12 Shark, I would have to recommend that over the N11 but if you’re looking for a good 5A throw (I prefer it to the Shark for 5A) certainly give this yoyo a go.
Thank you for reading this review, Hope you have found it informative, as always give me feedback and expect to see more reviews from me here!
I will probably review a couple more MYY for the people who want to know about them.