Okay lets get started! Pictures will be posted below the review, so you can drool over them. The review will be broken down into numerous sections. Enjoy!
I bought the Model 10 Black/Red Combo and I have been playing with it for a few days now. I wanted to give it atleast 2-3 days to get a better overall impression. I have almost all the models of the General Yo brand, and over the last few months I have been strictly collecting them. This brand is not the biggest, but has amazing customer support, and I feel that they (we) have the most loyal fan base.
On the throw.
The sleep times are just like every other modern throw. I can get a nice 2 minute combo without blinking an eye. The stock GenYO bearing is fantastic, comes slightly lubed, and just as great as any other throw. I am a centering bearing fan, and out of EVERY general yo I have, I keep the stock bearing in.
AMAZING. The finish was the first thing that stood out for me. It is just a masterpiece. I do remember Ernie saying in a post that the blast came out a little thick, but it was a great mistake. The finish just glides on the palm, with little friction. The thumb grind can go a couple rotations without evening having to think about it. I do not grind often, but every Gen Yo I pick up new, I instantly do a palm grind just to feel the smoothness.
I feel that the “floatiness” is what makes it a true competitor. It was a light feeling, but it does not make it lack the stability at the same time. The speed that this throw can handle is far superior then my skill. I am not the best out there, but I can hold my own in some tricks. It can go faster than my puffin, and it is more stable than my avalanche.
Okay now what everyone is waiting for, the comparisons. I for one will make this brief, because it is all opinionated.
Model 10 VS Majesty.
I prefer the 10. Okay you do not have to read anymore if you wish. The Model 10 has a feeling in your hand to give you better control, without lacking any other attributions. My favorite throw before getting this delivered was a majesty. I have a PPM, and regrettably sold a 7075. The Model 10 feels like it has more going for it than both the 7075 and the 6061. It can handle anything you throw at it, and that includes matador.
I do play around with all of my throws, getting the best set up for my taste. I stated before that I leave my genyo throws stock, because Ernie makes them the best they can be “before” they leave his shop. The stock bearings are the best, and the pads feel perfect when binding.
If you sat through this hold review and did now e-mail Ernie begging him for you to buy one, then you might be crazy. I feel that this throw will be the next one everyone is talking about. The Model 10 is the next step above everything else. It is stable like center weighted throws, and floaty like the rim weighty throws. It is the best of both worlds, in a very great price point. Good luck grabing one when they release, because I know for sure you will be getting one after me. I can’t wait for the release of it, and I am reviewing the pre-release version!
Thanks Ernie, and I cannot wait for your next project, because I know for sure that you always take your next yoyo design to the next step!