Hello all you members out there! This is my first review so please try not to rip me to shreds in the comments... Ill try my best to give a good and solid review that can hopefully get you to check the C3 Capless out. With that said, lets get started!
SECTION ONE: FIRST IMPRESSIONS
When I first got this throw in the mail, I had no clue it would show up on my doorstep so fast. A bit surprised at this new arrival, I ran to my room to tear open the little package that I now held. After a quick match with the box, I had finally released the matte plastic box from the package. I opened the box to find my first true metal throw sitting there in all its blue/silver speckled glory. I frantically tied a slipknot in the neon yellow string and gave it a quick throw. WOW. This throw was dead smooth right out of the box and just sat there on the end of my string waiting obediently for me to do something with it. After a quick bind, I inspected the colors on the throw more closely. Hands down this is probably one of the most beautiful throws to ever have been made. In fact, I did a few glamour shots for this piece of art. (I have a link to an image of the throw right here http://www.flickr.com/photos/s3v3ri7y/8502225738 ) As you can see, this is one gorgeous piece of metal. The blue and silver speckle is set on a polished surface and not a matte grinding finish. (the finish isn't really the greatest for grinds but it won't be a huge problem in a pinch.) I really can't speak for the other colorways of this yo-yo but I am sure that if my throw looks this good, C3 probably did the same phenomenal job with every color scheme. I threw the yo-yo again and was again impressed with a vibe free spin. (Now before I get deeper into this review, I must say that I'm at an slightly-advanced/advanced skill level and tricks like Grandma Kimmet Sandwich and others are a bit over my head but I believe I can still give a good impression on what this thing can do and what it feels like...) With the throw finally in my hands, I started to put it through its paces.
PART TWO: GENERAL PERFORMANCE
This throw can be basically summed up in one word. SOLID. Two words? ROCK SOLID. This throw is very stable and really gives you some authority over the minutia of very technical tricks. This throw also plays like a heavier yo-yo would while being only of an average weight. This combination of weighty-ness and its solid feel really make it difficult to play really fast with it. I tried a quick "Skin the Gerbil" as fast as I could muster and could not once push it to go as fast as my YYF Plastic Severe. (Maybe a review/tutorial on that throw later?) I then compared it to my CLYW Avalanche and found that the Capless still was feeling a bit on sluggish side. If you are a player that really can't live with a slow throw, please look elsewhere. ((side-note) How in the world does the C3 Team get the Capless to go so incredibly fast in their promo vid? O_o ) As far as spin time is concerned, you can expect 4-5 minute sleepers and combos that clock in around a minute and a half. I had a center track bearing from my avalanche that I was itching to try out in this throw. After I swapped the bearings, the Capless seemed to have a bit more difficulty binding but that was the only thing I really noticed... The Capless excels at anything from whips and slacks to multi-layer string tricks and hops.
PART THREE: THE CONCLUSION
To sum up this review, I will give you some ratings that reflect what this throw excels at and what it really isn't too hot at.
(scale is from one to ten)
SLOW/NORMAL STRING TRICKS: 9/10
FAST TRICKS: 7.5/10
(you get the picture…)
To sum it all up, this is one GOTTA HAVE throw when it only $65 brand new. I highly reccomend grabbing this one while you still can!