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I received this yoyo as a gift some time ago and I had no idea what brand or model or even how old it is. Eventually someone said it’s a Wolff yoyo. So Ok so after a little research I found out its was designed by Eric Wolff and includes Alchemy yoyos. This is the Silk, an older design from 2006.
The Silk is one of, if not the first Delrin yoyo to be completely machined from Solid Delrin Block with a CNC lathe. Sounds impressive. The Feel of the yoyo is as the name implies, Silky. Compared to other Delrins from Rec Rev and Duncan, this one is the most comfortable in the hand. Also not as hard feeling or rigid as Polycarbonate for example.
The Performance however… Well, leaves much to be desired. I can’t complain too much because it was a gift, but I think this is nothing more than a shelf piece. There is not enough stability or rim weight and way too much center weight as you can see. There is a discrepancy with the overall weight though, some places say 63g and others 65 grams. Personally I feel its 63g as it is very light compared to a 65 gram throw. The axle on this is fixed and HUGE. Also there is way too much vibe on this throw and lacks a lot, a lot of spin life. You can get by ok with front style tricks, but for horizontals, well you really can’t get through lengthy combos at all. I read in some other forum that Teflon tape around the axle will help reduce vibe. I tried it and I got an Up And Down Tug Responsive yoyo. BUT, It can grind wonderfully though, whether its finger, palm or thumb. But beyond this its not something to look forward to playing.
6 years of design evolution does make a difference. One can say that we’ve become spoiled with today’s throws that really deliver lengthy spins. I know there are some Silks floating about on the web and I’ve read that’s its even been tweaked but I wouldn’t trust it. In the End, I would not recommend this throw to anyone, especially by todays standards. It looks handsome and nice but that’s all.