I haven’t written a review in quite a while but when I had this thing at PNWR I knew it had to be reviewed. So with that aside, lets get straight to it
Background: Radical Seas is a small start up company based in Texas. They are machined by Foxland Precision but in no way is this a Foxland Precision yoyo.
First Impressions: The colorway I opted for was an Orange, rustic color. The outer cups are shiny and left unfinished but the gap is fully bead blasted, great for grinding. The finish was extremely aggressive.
Full Review: Like I said earlier, the finish on the yoyo is very aggressive, too aggressive. I ended up going through 3 kitty strings and a Yysl ammo. Since I was at PNWR I had no option but to stash it in my bag until I got home. Once I got home however, I took a sock and rubbed around the response, and just over each half. I rubbed for about 10 minutes and all my problems were solved. Now for the real fun
On a throw this thing is heavy. It reaches the bottom with a thud but not to the point where it hurts but enough to leave you with the impression that you have to teach it who’s boss. It is one of the smoothest yoyos I’ve ever thrown. It can go at whatever speed you want it to be at and the shape aids horizontal very well.
There are short small spikes on the side of each half but they cannot be used for matador. I’ve tried to but they just seem to slide off. I’m sure they’ll sharpen up over time.
The grinds with this thing are one word, BEAST. Not quite as crazy as say, a dragon, but the perfect aggressiveness. You can’t beat a bead blasted finish when you like grinding.
The only negative thing I have against the Set Sail is that at first there was a weird finish over the bearing seat that killed 3 of my bearings. That is something that in my opinion is not acceptable when bearings are not cheap. I am fine with it because Radical Seas is just starting up and I feel that they could become the next CLYW.
Bottom line: When these are out on the major sites buy one asap!
Sidenote: My phone isn’t letting me upload pictures but they will be up as soon as I can.