Shinwoo Pro Wing 4A Review
Hello everybody today I will be reviewing Shinwoo Pro Wing 4a. Keep in mind this is my first review so when you are done reading tell me how I did. The reason why I am doing an offstring yoyo is because I enjoy 4a it is my favorite style. I am far from being an expert at 4a but I would not call myself a beginner. Other offstring yoyos I have thrown have been YYJ XX fiesta, YYJ Go Big, YYJ Equinox, and Shinwoo Griffin wing.
The Pro Wing is what I would call a Low priced machined delrin offstring yoyo the only cheaper machined delrin offstring yoyo I found was the Windforce by God-Tricks. When I first look at the yoyo I found that the yoyos cup was very similar to the Go Big but unlike the Go Big the Pro Wing had an IRG that could only be achieved by machining and not injection molding. The yoyo look like it has a lot of outer weight which is uncommon is offstrings.
Diameter: 70 mm / 2.75 inches
Width: 51.75 mm / 2.03 inches
Gap Width: 3.25 mm / .12 inches
Weight: 77.4 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
• 3 flat response pads
• 1 ridged response pad
• 2 shims
• 1 steel axle
• 1 aluminum axle
I find that the axle system is very important to any type of yoyo. It influences the vibe and durability of the yoyo. The yoyo has metal spacers were the bearing seat is and the bearing post is a part of the axle which is thread to a metal hub on the other side. As you may have noticed in the parts list the Pro Wing comes with an aluminum axle and a steel axle with allows you to change the center weight.
The response system is interesting. The response pads are not held in with adhesive on one side like many other yoyos but are held in with the metal spacers. This allows you to change response between flat and ridged response. I also found myself using one One Drops flow groove pad that I had were the adhesive wore out.
On the throw
If you were to ask me “What type of offstring yoyo is the Pro wing?” I would tell you it is all of them. Changing the response, changing the axel or adding the shims will change the Pro wing into a different yoyo, which is great since there are different types of offstring playing styles.
The Pro wing has great spin time, the longest spin time amount any offstring yoyo I have thrown which is not saying too much since I haven’t thrown any yoyo more expensive then the Pro wing. I am able to do all the tricks I need to and have no problems.
The Pro wing binds great. I recommend using the flow groove response or the flat response pads to do bind tricks with. When I do bind trick the yoyo grabs the string every time and the bind is tight. Like most offstring yoyos every once and a while I’ll get a kink in the sting when I bind.
The Pro wing has no bounce.The Pro wing’s bounce is its weakness. There is nothing to say since you can’t do bounce tricks if the yoyo doesn’t bounce.
I learned many new regens that I was unable to do on other yoyos. When regenerating I had a lot of control over the yoyo’s motions and was able to send it back out with ease. I can’t comment to much on the regenerations since I learned offstring regen recently.
The pro wing grinds pretty well. This was my first offstring yoyo that actually had a lip so I found myself catching a thumb grind more often. I felt all types of grinds to be more successful on the Pro wing then other yoyos.
The Pro Wing’s body is as durable as any other delrin throw and its axle system seems to be holding up. I had many offstring yoyo break because of the axle system and only time will tell if the Pro wing will hold up.
In Conclusion I would recommend this yoyo to anybody from beginners to experts. The greatest strength of the pro wing is the ability customizes and the pro wing greatest weakness is that is has no bounce. Unless you are crazy about having a yoyo with a bounce this is a good yoyo for someone who wants to learn all styles of offstring. For someone who wants to try offstring for the first time they may want to try something cheaper like the xx Fiesta but the pro wing would make a great second offstring yoyo.
I will hopefully do more offstring review in the future. I am attending the world competition so I might pick up an offstring at the world competition.