Hello yoyoers! I recently purchased a YoYoFactory Shutter and have a few observations to make; so let’s dive right in!
The visuals were something that wasn’t really of concern with this yoyo. It is a very sleek paint job (mine’s red) and is super shiny. In addition, one side features the “Shutter” yoyo while the other side contains Gentry Stein’s autograph. On the other side, the paint job is also pretty simplistic and isn’t anything too outstanding. Overall I give the paint job a 7/10.
This yoyo is super comfortable to hold, which allows for super straight throws. In addition, it contains the majestic SPEC bearing which lets the shutter spin for an absurd amount of time. Clocking in at about 68 grams (just lighter than the Dark Magic II) this yoyo is not super heavy, nor is it too light. The yoyo can be thrown around and flipped a lot very quickly due to its weight, but it isn’t so light that it loses control. The shape is also unique. It is organic, and looks super sophisticated. it also allows for maximum ability to catch the string consistently. There are also two thumb rails where you can do finger grinds. It’s a bit hard to pull off on this yoyo, but if you are into that stuff, this yoyo CAN handle it. Lastly, its a full sized yoyo with the specs of the higher end yoyos. Because of this, the performance gets a 9.5/10!
The yoyo is affordable, and a great throw. Despite its simplistic paintjob, this throw can pack in a punch. There is no excuse not to have this majestic yoyo in a collection! Good luck, and happy hunting!