This is one of my first posts on YYE. I was a YYN guy, but haven’t been on either forums in a few months. So, here ya go.
Please know that mine is a prototype, and some things have been slightly changed. As far as I know, changes have not been drastic for the production run.
I’m going to be honest. I don’t really like it now that the “New yo-yo” feeling has gone away.
Simple as that. I’m not trying to bash the company, I just feel like more thought should have gone into this yo-yo. I hope this isn’t offensive.
Feel in the hand:
-It feels like a slightly larger Septopus, with a little less substantiality. The tumble finish (which I’m not a fan of) CAN grind, but it’s not the best. I feel beadblasting would have been a better option.
-The spikes are sharp, but not too sharp.
-Good, rounded edges.
On a throw:
-When you throw it, you kind of get that “soda can” feel. This isn’t bad or good, just depends on what you prefer.
-Vibevibevibe. Visible vibe. Me no likey. I don’t like the fact that this yo-yo is shipped with this nasty vibe, and I think this should be corrected for full production. After all, it is a product being sold to a demanding group of people.
-Because of the weight/size/weight distribution or whatever, it seems to lose its spin really easily if you accidentally bump it during a combo. This is made even worse by the vibe. If you’re meticulous, this is no problem.
-I do like its laid-back play. It’s a good, mellow pace.
-Not very good spin time. I’m not a yo-yo maker, so the only reason I can think of is low rim weight. I may be wrong, though.
-IRG play is near-impossible, unless you throw it at an angle.
-The spikes are a bit hard to use if you don’t tune the vibe out.
-It has a really light feel to it.
-Off-axis is decent.
-Ano is pretty cool.
-Once again, vibevibevibe.
-Once again, not-so-great spin time.
-It’s not bad. Maybe just not my cup of tea. I just can’t help but feel in the back of my mind that it’s a Septopus done incorrectly. That may just be the VsNewton Fanboy in me, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
Short, sweet, and simple.