COST - $3.99 at my local Walgreens. $5 if you buy it from their website.
At First Glance …
The Luminator was my first yo-yo that I used to learn how to do tricks.
The yoyo itself uses a small bearing and two O-rings. There are caps which are easily removable. This is a RESPONSIVE yoyo.
The package you get with the Luminator comes with:
- The Luminator
- a default short string (50% Cotton / 50% Polyester)
- an extra longer string (another 50/50)
- a small trick book with the basics
- Cheap, but does the job
- Easy to use.
- Upon starting for the first time, a somewhat decent throw yielded about 40 seconds of sleeping time.
- Butterfly shape built for string tricks
- Sturdy for a plastic
- The lightweight build of the yoyo is only good for the early stages of yoyoing and not too good for advanced tricks
- If you throw a very straight sleeper, it may cause the Luminator to become unresponsive.
- This is mostly my fault, but I’ve broken two Luminators in the past five days. This is all due to overtightening the yoyo.
The Luminator is a great yoyo to start out with. Peter Fish also has other different kinds of yoyos, including the light up Originator (beginner’s yoyo with clutch system) and Dominator (looping trick yoyo; imperial shaped) of the same price. However, once you start working on more intermediate/advanced tricks, it’s probably better to put the Luminator away and get a heavier, metal yoyo.
Peter Fish Yoyo Website: http://www.yotricks.com