YoYoFactory ProtoStar Review
YoYoFactory has done it again. They have set out to build a plastic yoyo that is as good as all the metals in the market. The result is the amazing ProtoStar. Designed by John Ando, you know this yoyo has to be really good.
Product Specifications (From YYN)
Weight (g)… 67
Width (mm)… 42.79
Diameter (mm)… 52.85
Gap Width (mm)… 4.55
Bearing Size… .250 in x .500 in x .187
Stock Response… CBC Pad
I opened the ProtoStar package to find a string and a trick sheet. It was a cool package, custom for the ProtoStar, not YYF’s standard box. As I pulled the ProtoStar out, I saw a beautiful translucent red yoyo, an awesome logo, and a silver inner metal ring. The ProtoStar has a very unique shape for a plastic, the first of its kind. Overall, the yoyo looks really nice. I put a string on it, and was ready to begin playing it.
Wow, this shape is comfortable! I really like the play because it is fast and smooth. I seriously forget I am throwing plastic because this thing plays so good. Because of the shape and the big size, you can land tricks pretty easy. Slacks, whips, and hooks are all pretty easy to do because of the size. If you like doing fun, easy tricks like Eli Hops, you can catch them easily. If you like doing another fun and easy one like boing-e-boing, you can catch it easy going up and down. It snap starts rally easily, also. Arm grinds aren’t amazing, but they don’t suck either. Once again because of the shape, you can keep it on awhile on finger grinds. But the thumb grinds however, aren’t that good. You can thumb grind with it, you have such little space to do it. Overall, fantastic play.
The ProtoStar uses a Central Bearing Company Center Trac Bearing, which keeps the string centered, and avoids the string touching the sides. Because of this, the Center Trac Bearing makes the yoyo spin for a very, very, very long time. The ProtoStar also has 2 spacers and uses Central Bearing Company Pads, 888 size. Pretty standard.
In my opinion, you can’t get a better yoyo for the price of the ProtoStar. I think it plays as good as any metal out there. I would recommend this yoyo to anyone looking for an advanced yoyo for a cheap price, or an awesome addition to any ones collection. Great Job, John Ando and YoYoFactory.
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