I am breaking my own rule and reviewing a yo-yo that is not in new/perfect condition. Its nostalgia week here at YoYoSkills, and I can think of no finer yo-yo to feature than the No Jive 3-1 by Tom Kuhn. Tom Kuhn is a Legend in the yo-yo world. He was the first one to create a ball bearing based yo-yo that worked (Silver Bullet II) and his wood yo-yos are considered by everyone to be the premium of what is available. One of Tom’s crowning achievements is the No Jive 3-in-1. In 1976, Tom patented the take apart design of the No Jive 3-in-1, and released the worlds first reversible modular yo-yo shortly after. This was a huge evolution in yo-yo production and a landmark engineering achievement. This accomplishment is so important to the yo-yoing world, that in 1979, Tom rebuilt the No Jive into a 256 pound behemoth that stands at 4 feet (Currently at the Chico Yo-Yo Museum) and was yo-yo’ed using a crane. This made it the Worlds Largest functional take apart Yo-Yo! YoYoSkills is proud to present this review of the yo-yo that started the take apart revolution, the No Jive 3-in-1.
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