sOMEThING 2014 Review Thread: Phaser, Anglam CC


#1

sOMEThING 2014 Review Thread

sOMEThING is a Japanese company that needs little introduction. Owned and run by Hiroyuki Suzuki, sOMEThING became renowned for the yo-yo Mickey used to win Worlds in 2012, the Anglam, and the version tweaked for Christopher Chia, the Anglam CC. Shortly after AP2014 sOMEThING released new versions of the Superfly Remix, the Anglam CC, and the Firmy.

You can buy these yo-yos at a wide variety of Japanese stores. The Phaser and new Anglam CC cost 19800 yen at Japanese sites and $210 and $240 at two international sites. The new Firmy costs 5800 yen on Japanese sites and $60 and $70 at two international sites. If you need assistance locating these stores send me a PM and I’ll be glad to help.

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I will be reviewing these in the order I receive them. First the Phaser, then the new Anglam CC, and finally the Firmy if I decide on purchasing one, i.e., if there is sufficient interest here.

Unfortunately I have not played any of these yo-yos’ predecessors so I cannot make direct comparisons aside from specs unless someone would be so kind as to lend one or more to me, for which I would be most appreciative.


#2

sOMEThING Phaser Review


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The Superfly was the very first release for sOMEThING and quickly became a favorite of many 3A players due to its excellent stability. Later, the Superfly Remix followed in its footsteps and has inspired two designs based on it, the delrin Crazy-D and the bi-metal Phaser. The Superfly, Superfly Remix, and Phaser have been sOMEThING’s premier 3A yo-yos used in competitions since the company’s inception. The Phaser is essentially a bi-metal Superfly Remix with several tweaks. Though there have been some significant changes in the design, most noticeably a smaller trapeze width, the overall shape is relatively unchanged.

The Phaser was recently used by Hajime Miura to claim 1st in 3A at AP2014. Below is his flawless performance.


[b][u]Design[/u][/b]


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The Phaser has a rather unique shape. I’ve seen it described as “H-profile & inverse round” but I think a better description is “stepped inverse round.” It consists of a series of steps, starting with an almost flat rim on the edge and each inward step becoming more sharply curved. The cup design on the other hand is rather simple, as you can see above. It is sufficiently deep to allow thumb grinds and the flat hub is adequate, though not ideal, for finger spins. Below is a comparison of the evolution of the Superfly to Superfly Remix to Phaser.

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[tr][td]Release year: 2014
Weight: 66.80g
Diameter: 55.25mm
Width: 42.24mm
Trapeze Width: 34mm
Gap Width: ? (~4.4mm)
Profile: Stepped Inverse Round
Body Material: Aluminum 6061
Rim Material: Stainless Steel
Bearing: sOMEThING ADC Concave
Bearing Size: C
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[td]Release year: 2012
Weight: 67.0g
Diameter: 55.14mm
Width: 41.10mm
Trapeze Width: 35mm
Gap Width: 4.40 mm
Profile: Stepped Inverse Round
Body Material: Aluminum
Rim Material: N/A
Bearing: Curved Bearing (ADC?)
Bearing Size: C
Response: YYF CBC Pad Large Slim[/td]
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  Weight: 68.7g
  Diameter: 54.86mm
  Width: 41.07mm
  Trapeze Width: 36mm
  Gap Width: ? (~4.4mm)
  Profile: H-Profile / Inverse Round
  Body Material: Aluminum 6061
  Rim Material: N/A
  Bearing: Curved Bearing (ADC?)
  Bearing Size: C
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Although these profile pics were taken at different angles, it is easy to see the evolution of shape from the Superfly to the Superfly Remix to the Phaser. The Superfly started with a two-step profile, essentially an H-profile with an inverse round lower step. The Superfly Remix greatly reduced the H-profile portion and added intermediate inverse round steps. The Phaser has essentially the same profile as the Superfly Remix with the final outward flat step slightly wider. I speculate this was done to give extreme rim weight to the Phaser, giving the yo-yo its superb stability. In addition, the diameter and width were increased with each revision, while the overall weight has been reduced. Finally, the trapeze width has been decreased with each revision. I initially thought the low trapeze width would be a problem but its effect is actually quite minimal.

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[/td][td]The ADC bearing is sOMEThING’s “generic” concave bearing, and it easily rivals the KK. The response pads used are standard 19mm OD YYF CBC Large Slim. As such the Phaser is compatible with large slim IRPads, K-pads, etc. I’ve only tried the standard pads so far but eventually will replace them with IRPads.

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Pros

  • Stability: The Phaser is hands down one of the most stable yo-yos I have ever thrown. Of yo-yos I’ve thrown its stability is only surpassed by the Stealth Ogre and Eclipse Ogre, which are significantly heavier yo-yos. At under 67g you will not find a more stable yo-yo than the Phaser. Don’t get me wrong–it will tilt if you want it to tilt, due to the several steps, but the bottom step is wide enough that it will not happen unless you wish it to happen.

  • Spin Times: The spin times are exactly what you’d expect on a perfectly balanced, mid-weight yo-yo with extreme rim weight: they are phenomenal. I always do a sleeper test when I get a new yo-yo. With the Phaser I clocked almost 9.5 minutes on the first attempt. This was with a Toxic BG1 and the default bearing! Unfortunately I don’t have any fresh NSK bearings to test the full extent of its capabilities, but I have every reason to believe the Phaser would surpass 10 minutes in such a test, putting it in the league of yo-yos such as the Eclipse Ogre, Stealth Ogre, and Agonist, and quite possibly surpassing them. Spin times during regular play are also excellent due to the fairly wide gap, though not quite in the league of Sturm Panzer throws.

  • Controllability: I differentiate stability from controllability. Stability is a measure of the yo-yo’s tendency to tilt or wobble. Controllability is a measure of how easily the yo-yo follows its intended trajectory. Heavier yo-yos are generally easier to control. At around 67g, the Phaser is sufficiently heavy for easy control, without some of the negatives that come with even heavier weight.

  • Vibration: The Phaser is extremely smooth. There is no visible vibration although you can feel the presence of the yo-yo on the string. I have only found one, maybe two bi-metal yo-yos that are dead smooth, the Isotope 2 and perhaps the Draupnir. The Phaser is extremely close and one would be hard-pressed to tell the difference without looking for it.

  • Responsiveness: Some yo-yos such as the first run Draupnirs have extremely tight binds. Others, such as Sturm Panzer throws, are relatively loose. The Phaser is right in the middle. It binds fairly tight but not so much to cause unintentional returns. I find it just about perfect. If you don’t like the level of response, it can be changed easily due to compatibility with all YYF CBC Large Slim pads as well as IRPads, to get whatever level of response you desire.

  • Default Bearing: I had never tried sOMEThING’s ADC bearing before the Phaser. It is really, really good. It’s a concave, shielded 10-ball bearing. And as I mentioned already I achieved a sleeper of almost 9.5 minutes with it, which for me is very rare. Usually I have to swap out with a gold NSK to get sleep times like that. The ADC is easily one of the best steel bearings on the market, right up there with the YYR DS and the YYM 10-ball.

  • Gap Width: The gap width is a little wider than average. I like this gap width as it causes very low sleep loss due to friction. Combined with the standard YYF CBC Large Slim pads, the somewhat wide gap gives a medium level of responsiveness.

  • Horizontals: The Phaser has extreme rim weight due to the stainless steel rings and the partially flat rims. This, combined with the unique stepped profile and long spin times mean the Phaser can easily handle horizontal tricks without spinning out.

  • Torque: The diameter:width ratio is 1.308, well above average. The high diameter:width ratio combined with the heavy rings gives the Phaser a large amount of torque when thrown, contributing to its extraordinary spin times.

  • Comfort: The design is fairly similar to the mixed straight shape of the Agonist, which I consider the most comfortable yo-yo I’ve ever thrown. Similarly, the Phaser is extremely comfortable to grip, either with a 1A/3A grip or 5A grip.

Neutrals

  • Price: The Phaser ranges from expensive to extremely expensive. One prominent site sells it at $240. I strongly recommend you buy it elsewhere, as it can be found for 19800 yen at most sites, or around $200 with free shipping at one of them. The Phaser is definitely on the expensive end, but it’s cheaper than its competitors such as Yoyorecreation and Turning Point bi-metals. It is more expensive than Sturm Panzer bi-metals, however, so I put its price in the “neutral” category.

  • Speed: The Phaser plays at a moderate pace. This may be a pro or a con depending on your tastes. For 3A or 5A the pace is ideal. For 1A it’s more subjective and just depends on your style.

  • Weight: At 66.80g the Phaser has a moderate weight, putting it in the same class as YYR’s flagship 3A yo-yo, the Laser. Whether this is a pro or a con is completely subjective. For its intended purpose (a 3A yo-yo) I think it’s more of a pro.

  • Grindability: There is no IGR on the Phaser, as is the case with most Japanese yo-yos. The cup is deep enough to do thumb grinds, but they are relatively difficult. In addition, the finish is not a blast, so the Phaser grinds much better if you wear gloves.

  • Finger spins: The hub is not designed specifically for finger spins (as in yo-yos like the Movitation, P-Wave, or Prominence) but it is perfectly adequate for them. There is no protruding “nipple” like on Turning Point or most CLYW yo-yos.

  • Appearance: In my opinion sOMEThING does not make very pretty yo-yos. There were a few color patterns on the Anglam I really liked, but most of them were pretty ugly. The Phaser is not ugly, but at present there are only two color choices: a gross yellow/gold and a “meh” red. I decided to go with the red, and it looks okay in person but is nothing special. Still, this yo-yo is built to play, not to look pretty, so this is a minor complaint.

  • Noise: The Phaser is not noisy but it’s louder than most yo-yos by nature of being a bi-metal. As far as bi-metal yo-yos go it’s fairly average. It’s not nearly loud enough to annoy me, but it’s not pleasantly quiet like a Draupnir or Agonist.

  • Fun factor: This is super subjective. The Phaser is definitely a “competition yo-yo.” I have a lot of fun playing it, but I have several other yo-yos I find more fun. I see the Phaser as a yo-yo for long practice sessions and intense competitive training more than a casual, “chill” type yo-yo.

Cons

  • Trapeze Width: The Phaser has a low trapeze width, especially for a Japanese yo-yo. At 34mm, it has the lowest trapeze width of any yo-yo I have owned. I was initially quite concerned about this, that it would make tricks difficult to land, etc. My concern was mostly misplaced. The flat rims are actually not much of an issue. Still, it bothers me a bit that sOMEThING is not utilizing the full width of the yo-yo better. A slightly increased diameter could have eliminated the need for flat rims without causing a small trapeze width. I suspect sOMEThING was going for maximum rim weight for stability and horizontal tricks, but this could have been accomplished just as well by heavier rim weights. All that said, this is a very minor design issue and shouldn’t be of serious concern in deciding whether or not to buy a Phaser.


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Conclusion

When I first heard about the Phaser I bought into the hype and was rather excited about its release. When the specs were released, my excitement turned to disappointment due to the low trapeze width. Still, I decided to give it a chance anyway. I was very pleasantly surprised. My disappointment was unwarranted. Simply put, the Phaser is one of the most stable, longest spinning, and smooth yo-yos I own. It is my 2nd favorite yo-yo at present, after the Agonist.

If you play 3A or 5A at all, I highly, highly recommend you purchase a Phaser. If you play 1A, I still recommend it, though if you can only choose one of the Phaser and new Anglam CC, you are probably better off with Anglam CC. As I have yet to receive the Anglam CC, I can’t make this determination for certain, but am speculating based on the choices of yo-yos used by sOMEThING’s team at AP2014. As such you may wish to wait for my review of the Anglam CC if you’re on the fence.


#3

sOMEThING Anglam CC 2014 Review


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The Anglam CC 2014 version is the fourth evolution of a series starting with the Angle, Anglam, Anglam CC, and finally the new Anglam CC. The CC of course stands for Singapore’s Christopher Chia, one of the top players in the world. Whereas the OG Anglam CC was a slight modification to the Anglam, including some minor spec tweaks and the use of mysterious weight rings (generally thought to be 7075 aluminum) in place of titanium weight rings, the 2014 version of the Anglam CC is a more radical departure. Its predecessors gained fame from Hiroyuki Suzuki using the Anglam to win Worlds in 2012 and Christopher Chia using the OG Anglam CC to win 2nd place in Worlds in 2013.

Unfortunately Christopher Chia did not attend Worlds this year. The most recent video I can find featuring the new Anglam CC is his performance at AP2014, in which he placed 5th.

As can be seen from the performance, Christopher Chia’s style has changed and revolves more around horizontal tricks. The design changes of the new Anglam CC were intended to suit this style, shifting weight to the rims and making this yo-yo a superb choice for horizontal trickiness.


[b][u]Design[/u][/b]


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Similar to the Phaser, the 2014 Anglam CC has a “stepped inverse round” profile with 4 steps, but the spacing of the steps and the very small flat rim section makes it feel more like an H-Profile than the Phaser. The 2014 Anglam CC eschews the typical location for ring placement, placing the ring farther into the cup than in the case of most under-the-rim bi-metals such as the Isotope 2 (see comparison pic above). Since making the ring flush with the rim provides the largest diameter and hence the largest gain to rotational inertia, I can only speculate the reason for placing the ring farther into the cup was to be able to use the same size rings as those on the smaller Phaser. From my measurements, the rings appear to be exactly the same size, leading me to assume this decision was made to keep costs lower, at the cost of a small amount of spin time.

As for the cup itself, the design appears very similar to that of the Phaser. The only difference I can verify is that the finger spin hub on the Phaser is flat, wheras the hub is somewhat lifted on the new Anglam CC. As with the Phaser the cup is deep enough for thumb grinds and the hub adequate for finger spins.

Below is a comparison of the New Anglam CC with the original Anglam CC and the Anglam.

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[tr][td]Release year: 2014
Weight: 67.05g
Diameter: 56.25mm
Width: 43.18mm
Trapeze Width: 36mm
Gap Width: ? (~4.3mm)
Profile: Stepped Inverse Round
Body Material: Aluminum 6061
Rim Material: Stainless Steel
Bearing: sOMEThING ADC Concave
Bearing Size: C
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[td]Release year: 2013
Weight: 67.5g
Diameter: 56.23mm
Width: 43.14mm
Trapeze Width: 38mm
Gap Width: 4.25mm
Profile: Stepped Inverse Round
Body Material: Aluminum 6061
Rim Material: Aluminum 7075
Bearing: Curved Bearing (ADC?)
Bearing Size: C
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  Weight: 67.4g
  Diameter: 55.20mm
  Width: 42.10mm
  Trapeze Width: 36mm
  Gap Width: 4.2mm
  Profile: Stepped Inverse Round
  Body Material: Aluminum 6061
  Rim Material: Titanium
  Bearing: Curved Bearing (ADC?)
  Bearing Size: C
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The original Anglam has exactly 3 steps and titanium weight rings. The OG Anglam CC has an additional step near the center, is slightly larger, and uses aluminum 7075 weight rings. The shape change from the OG Anglam CC to the new one is subtle. The flat step is slightly wider and the curve on the innermost step inverted. The biggest change of course is the use of stainless steel rings instead of aluminum 7075, allowing for a weight ring density almost three times as dense. The shell has actually been thinned out giving a lower overall weight but better overall weight distribution and more powerful spin. The trapeze width is also slightly lower compared to the original Anglam CC.

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[/td][td]The ADC bearing is sOMEThING’s “generic” concave bearing, and it easily rivals the KK. The response pads used are standard 19mm OD YYF CBC Large Slim. As such the 2014 Anglam CC is compatible with large slim IRPads, K-pads, etc. I’ve only tried the standard pads so far but eventually will replace them with IRPads.

As you can see on the left, the axle is a short M4, and you can also see minor anodization flaws on the bearing seat.

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Pros

  • Stability: The 2014 Anglam CC has excellent stability as would be expected for a 67g bi-metal yo-yo. It is not quite optimum, however. I believe using larger weight rings placed flush with the rim would enhance stability to a greater degree, but Phaser-sized rings were used likely to lower costs. This also shifts the weight somewhat towards the center and makes the yo-yo feel a bit lighter than it is. The Anglam CC is still an incredibly stable yo-yo, but as far as bi-metals go it’s fairly average.

  • Spin Times: Spin times on the 2014 Anglam CC are even better than with the Phaser. I was able to surpass 10 minutes with the default bearing and a Toxic BG1 string and get 10:48 with a used but still reasonably fresh NSK. It would easily break 11 minutes with a new NSK. This puts this yo-yo around fourth or fifth among my collection for spin times (which is quite good considering my collection). Moreover the gap width is sufficient to allow for excellent combo times.

  • Controllability: There is a very subtle difference in controllability between the Phaser and Anglam CC. It’s so subtle I can barely tell a difference, but I think the Anglam CC is ever so slightly easier to control. It goes where you want it to and is pretty forgiving.

  • Vibration: The 2014 Anglam CC is ridiculously smooth, only surpassed among bi-metals I’ve tried by the Isotope 2. It is notably smoother than the Phaser, which is itself extremely smooth. There is no visible vibration, no string vibration, and barely feelable vibration against one’s fingernail. It’s almost dead smooth but getting this close is quite an accomplishment for a bi-metal, and the smoothness greatly surpasses most non-bi-metals (such as any CLYW I’ve thrown).

  • Responsiveness: Binds feel slightly looser than with the Phaser, but what I had to say about the Phaser applies here as well. Response is customizable due to wide compatibility with YYF CBC Large Slim Pads and various IRPad hardness types.

  • Default Bearing: As I stated in the Phaser review, the CDC bearing is extremely good. I finally deshielded one and confirmed it’s actually an 8-ball, which surprised me given how smooth and quiet it is. Spin times are excellent and the shape is a standard curved bearing.

  • Gap Width: The gap width is a little wider than average. I like this gap width as it causes very low sleep loss due to friction. Combined with the standard YYF CBC Large Slim pads, the somewhat wide gap gives a medium level of responsiveness.

  • Horizontals: The changes made to the 2014 version of the Anglam CC were made largely to improve horizontal play, and they deliver. It is easy to tilt the yo-yo due to the several steps and sleep loss is relatively low during horizontals.

  • Torque: The diameter:width ratio is 1.302, well above average, imperceptibly lower than the Phaser. The high diameter:width ratio combined with the heavy rings gives the Anglam CC a large amount of torque when thrown, contributing to its extraordinary spin times.

  • Comfort: The Anglam CC is very comfortable to throw especially in a 1A grip. I prefer the Phaser’s shape and size for 5A but it’s not hard to get a good throw with either.

  • Noise: The Anglam CC is not the quietest yo-yo I’ve ever thrown but it’s very quiet for a bi-metal, notably quieter than the Phaser. If this is important to you it’s a definite plus.

Neutrals

  • Price: The Anglam CC ranges from expensive to extremely expensive. Two international sites sell it at $210. I recommend you buy it elsewhere, as it can be found for 19800 yen at most sites, or around $200 with free shipping at one of them. The 2014 Anglam CC is definitely on the expensive end, but it’s cheaper than its competitors such as Yoyorecreation and Turning Point bi-metals. It is more expensive than Sturm Panzer bi-metals, however, so I put its price in the “neutral” category.

  • Speed: The Anglam CC plays at a moderate pace. This may be a pro or a con depending on your tastes. Really you can push it to play fast but it doesn’t scream to play that way like a Leo Sniper MK II. I tried to determine whether the Phaser or Anglam CC feels faster but there isn’t much difference. The Phaser actually feels a bit faster to me but I could be completely imagining it.

  • Weight: At 67.05g the 2014 Anglam CC has a moderate weight, putting it in the same class as Turning Point’s recent flagship, the Palpitation. Whether this is a pro or a con is completely subjective.

  • Grindability: There is no IGR on the 2014 Anglam CC, as is the case with most Japanese yo-yos. The cup is deep enough to do thumb grinds, but they are relatively difficult. In addition, the finish is not a blast, so the 2014 Anglam CC grinds much better if you wear gloves.

  • Finger spins: The hub is not designed specifically for finger spins (as in yo-yos like the Movitation, P-Wave, or Prominence) but it is perfectly adequate for them. There is no protruding “nipple” like on Turning Point or most CLYW yo-yos. The hub is slightly raised, similar to the hub of a Draupnir.

  • Appearance: In my opinion sOMETHING does not make very pretty yo-yos. There were a few color patterns on the Anglam I really liked, but most of them were pretty ugly. The 2014 Anglam CC is not ugly, but at present there are only two color choices: a “meh” emerald green and a “meh” blue/red splash. I decided to go with the “meh” emerald green and it looks decent in person but is nothing special. Still, this yo-yo is built to play, not to look pretty, so this is a minor complaint.

  • Fun factor: This is super subjective. The 2014 Anglam CC is definitely a “competition yo-yo.” I have fun playing it, but less so than with many other yo-yos. I see it as a yo-yo for long practice sessions and intense competitive training more than a casual, “chill” type yo-yo. Compared with the Phaser, I actually find the Phaser more fun for reasons I can’t fully explain. I think I prefer the size and feel of the Phaser.

  • Trapeze Width: The 2014 Anglam CC has a slightly reduced trapeze width (36 mm) compared to its predecessor, making it imperceptibly harder to land trapezes and tricks in general without hitting the flat rim portion and tilting the yo-yo. The Trapeze width is better than the Phaser so I don’t consider this a con exactly, but I’d rather have seen the full width of the yo-yo used and a larger weight ring to get the same (possibly better) rim weight.


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Conclusion

The new Anglam CC was rather difficult for me to review, given its similarities to the Phaser and the fact I haven’t played its predecessor. Honestly I can’t tell a big difference between the Phaser and the Anglam CC in how they play. I feel like for 1A the 2014 Anglam CC is slightly better and for 3A and 5A the Phaser is slightly better due to the more extreme outer rim weight distribution of the Phaser. The Anglam CC feels a bit floatier to me but given the vast differences in opinion in what that word even means, you shouldn’t give it too much thought.

So, should you purchase a 2014 Anglam CC? I don’t know. If you like the color choices and have the money it would make an excellent competition yo-yo. It’s easily in the same class as the Draupnir, Isotope 2, Palpitation, and Agonist. There aren’t any real cons. That said, it feels a little bland to me. And if you already have similar yo-yos like the Anglam or Phaser, there may not be much point to owning an Anglam CC as well, aside from collection purposes.

Finally, between the Phaser and the Anglam CC, I definitely liked the Phaser better. In some senses it’s an inferior yo-yo—it looks worse, has lower trapeze width, and has more vibe. But I do more 5A than 1A and for 5A the super stability of the Phaser makes more of a difference, and it just feels better in the hand. Also, I dinged the yo-yo almost immediately when doing 5A so I suspect the Anglam CC is cursed. Plus, “Phaser” just sounds way cooler than “2014 Anglam CC”.


#4

Reserved for possible Firmy review or other sOMEThING release


#5

You should try the sOMEThING Addiction, it’s a good change of pace from playing metal all the time.

BTW it’s sOMEThING not sOMETHING(you capitalized the H) to help remember which letters are lowercase, remember Hiroyuki’s initials H and S.


#6

And the order is correct because in Japan, The last name is said first( Suzuki, Hiroyuki)
Just thought I’d Throw that in :stuck_out_tongue:

And back the review, As always shai, Great Job! Most descriptive I’ve seen, and Great comparisons
One thing that surprised me is that this isn’t a fast player. I would’ve expected it to be :confused:


#7

The Addiction doesn’t really appeal to me. I do have some non-delrin plastic yo-yos, but I like delrin better. Might get a Crazy-D but I want the Genghis Khan version.

I corrected the brand name. I think sOMEThING officially wins the “most annoying brand name to type” award. SometHing is much easier to type. Guess it looks weird.


(Yiyang Wang) #8

Do a Mk’s Equilibrium review please. :smiley: btw awesome review.


#9

Do you know where I can buy one (PM me)? I haven’t seen them pop up anywhere yet. I’m a big fan of the Ares Star so I won’t hesitate to buy the Equilibrium if it’s reasonably priced.


(Yiyang Wang) #10

It is not out yet, it is only available in Prague. You should get a Magnum (his 2nd sig) while you are waiting. I heard people said Equilibrium is a combination of Ares Star and Magnum. :smiley:


#11

Wut.
I asked Marcus specifically about it after finals and he told me his team didnt bring any at all.


#12

The Phasers gap wall looks pretty wide. Is it fully flat or slightly reclined like the yyj next level?


#13

I am pretty sure it’s flat but I can’t check right now as my yo-yos are packed up in preparation for moving to a new apartment tomorrow. Also I received the Anglam CC and it is crazy good. I’ll put up a review once I’ve moved, gotten settled, had time to properly evaluate the yo-yo, write up the review, etc.


#14

Is there a chance that you’ll make a review of something more affordable? These throws are amazingly high quality but extremely expensive, I wanna see what you think about the yoyos I can actually get without having to wait 2 years to get a a job. XD

BTW what’s the ETA for the next review?


#15

Chances of that are low. He doesn’t really like budget metals at all. Like not even a little bit.


#16

I’d have reviewed a Firmy if somebody hadn’t sold theirs to the lowest bidder…hmm…now who was that. Can’t recall… :stuck_out_tongue:

Anyway I’ll post the Anglam CC review when I can. I just moved into a new apartment and apparently it takes the local cable monopoly a week to set up my internet. I’m using unreliable hotspots at the moment. It takes me about a full day to write a review. I suppose I could write the review portion offline but I can’t get the images/formatting right without reliable internet access. So…I’d expect it late next week when my internet is up.

Crosses fingers this actually posts :confused:


#17

As always a great review. Some things came up and I can’t afford another high end but nevertheless it is alyways a pleasure to read your reviews. :slight_smile:


#18

Are you planning any other reviews after? I would love to see what you think about the Ares Star or Magnum.


(Yiyang Wang) #19

http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,71995.0.html http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,73428.0.html you can read mine, but I think Shai can do way better than me.


#20

I believe I’ve already read yours, it was a good review. But Shai’s In depth reviews are good to read even if I might not like the throw.