The year is 2010. Somewhere on Earth, there sits a person, persistently surfing the Internet in search of a treasure. An accessory. A companion. Eyelids weighed down by the countless days without sleep, he sips his coffee, black with one sugar, in wait. The clock dings once. Twice. He closes his eyes. Three times. Four times. He rubs his eyes with his fatigued fingers. Five times. Six times. It’s time to give up, he thinks to himself. The sun begins its ascent into the deserted sky, bringing light to those deprived of it. He moves to shut down the computer. But then, out of the corner of his eye, something that he should not have seen were it not for the help of Lady Luck, he spots something. He swivels his chair back around, curiosity piqued by a yo-yo and a brand he had never heard of before. His cheeks crease into a smile. He had found it.
The BTT Yo-Yo Ball
When I first received my Yo-Yo Ball (from here on out referred to as the Ball), I was amazed. The clear plastic packaging complimented the clear plastic shield the Ball was encased in. You can really tell that BTT went out of their way to deliver the most eye pleasing packaging they have ever released. The Ball itself is oversized, which really pleased me as I am normally uncomfortable with undersized yo-yo’s. The packaging was very durable. Tearing, biting, scissors… to no avail. This revealed to me about how burglar-proof this product was. After finally locating a box cutter, I was able to open my package.
Comfort and Tech:
You ever hold something that is just so comforting that you wish you could hold on to it forever? That’s kind of what it was like to hold onto the Ball. The very carefully polished (satined?) plastic exterior makes the Ball very slick and smooth; while not to an extent where you feel as if it will drop out of your hand, the Ball does feel very slippery. The general shape of the Ball is unique. While its individuality is very difficult to express in words, I guess the best way to describe it would be… a ball.
On a Throw:
The Ball is equipped with the new Auto-Return technology. This results in a very strong 2A player. When I looped with it, the Ball always came back to my hand straight. No more worries about having to work on your throw. The throw could best be described as throwing a cloud. It really is a gentle feeling. And one thing worth mentioning: the Ball, whether due to specific manufacturing or maybe a new kind of patented design, never snags. You heard me correctly. Never. Say good-bye to unscrewing your yo-yo in order to get a knot out (actually, say good-bye to ever unscrewing your yo-yo).
The Ball is simply amazing. Everything I wanted all compacted into a single throw. It truly is a one-of-a-kind yo-yo. The Ball retails for $4. GET IT.