The Grind Machine
The Grind Machine is my first yoyo, if you ask me about the playing experience, trust me I would say it was amazing.The Grind Machine was a long line of yoyos. From the start it was one of the first few yoyos that were made by the Project Red Alert. Today the grind machine has been turned from metal to plastic, never mind its material, the play feels like an all metal. The Grind Machine is also a pioneer. it was the first all plastic yoyo to feature YYF’s ever famous hubstacks.
The Grind Machine weighs in at only 64 grams, not too bad for an all plastic yoyo. The O-rings that came with mine really helps, when add the Grind Machine goes into the heavy weight division at 67 grams. At 67 grams the yoyo plays like a dream, long sleepers and feels solid. As I would say power at the tip of your fingers, that’s what the Grind Machine feels like to me.
The 888, the G5, the superstar, basically the all star YYF yoyo line all have the legendary 888 sized K-pad response system, now take the legend a bring it down to an all plastic level you get the Grind Machine K-pad. For each bind, the smaller K-pads work just as well a s their larger cousins, very tight, very solid. The K-pads are absolutely unresponsive during play. Best of all, the pads are slightly flushed into the side of the yoyo enabling full unresponsiveness.
When you see the 888 spinning you might notice that it spins so smoothly not a bit of vibe in it. Take the 888’s smoothness and put it into a plastic body, works like a miracle. The yoyo plays with the string well, floats during play and very solid with the throw. The stock bearing ( size C/ SPEC) stays quiet even with the strongest throws. It truly is the " dream cream".