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It seems that when I’m not in make a living land, I’m in guitar land, and when I’m not in guitar land, I’m in YOYOLAND hehe.
I first saw the Superstar last summer and although I was heavy into undersized throws at the time, the thing left a lasting impression on me. I think what stayed in my mind is it’s interesting shape and attractive finishes.
Weight (g): 69.10
Width (mm): 40.89
Diameter (mm): 56.39
Gap Width (mm): 5 mm
Bearing Size (Inside x Outside x Width): C .250 x .500 x .187 in
Gap Type: Fixed
Response: Turning Point K-Pad
Appearance: The Yoyo has a super shiny and glossy surface, I mean REALLY glossy. It looks more like a ceramic yoyo than aluminum. This is my first yoyo that looks like this. It has an acid wash finish which also marks its name. This one is the Acid Wash Edition Superstar. I feel this one has a very attractive look. I have the Blue/ Purple wash which looks wonderful in any kind of light, so I am more than satisfied with it cosmetically speaking.
Play/Feel: The feel of this in your hand is soft and plush. The Rounded rims really cushion the returns making this yoyo very comfortable all around; comfortable to hold, comfortable to throw and comfortable in your pocket.
On the throw, this yoyo is automatically stable, I would say even more stable than the Rockstar 2012. It feels like it’s on rails. It is narrower than the 2012 and a bit smaller in diameter, yet 2 grams heavier than the 2012. It really is a whole other level of play. And it offers very very good sleepers as well as excellent Combo Sleep times while your playing. On the String it has excellent balance throughout. No tilt, very high speed spinning and smooth. So smooth I think it’s the smoothest YYF I’ve played to date. They should have called it “The Smoothie” hehe.
The Superstar is all Catch Zone for effortless catches while In the gap there is a lot of space. At 5 mm, there is Plenty of room for layering string. It also has a low wall so you have less drag during side style or horizontal play. Personally, I always prefer a wide gap so this is perfect for me. The Superstar comes stock with a SPEC bearing which works fine if you prefer flats or If you like the KK’s it also works excellent. Either way it’s totally Unresponsive no matter what you use.
The Superstar plays really fast for it’s weight and slow when you want it to. I was expecting slower play from it but it’s design really makes it play light and nimble. Doing hops is so easy with this. Kind of Ironic. And it is very lofty, offering good float. Regarding the response, the Kpads are awesome as they produce very tight binds.
The Superstar comes with Hubstacks for those who like them. I personally don’t have a preference for or against them but, what really surprised me about these hubstacks is how QUIET they are in this model. Compared to the 888x which is a noisy beast, these are relatively quiet producing a minor hiss. The answer has to be that the 888X has a smaller inside cup which causes more noise reverb and echo coming from those hub bearings. While the Superstar has a wider inside cup where the noise is diffused. So this is a big plus for me as I hate extra noise. (I have not bothered to remove the hubstacks because I do not want to sacrifice weight here.)
Grinding is a snap with this yoyo. Good Arm Grinds, very good Finger grinds and Awesome IRG’s. Compared to the 888x this one has more thumb space and is far better for doing those IRG’s. The 888x’s hubstacks always get in the way, so I ended up removing them so I could do those. But with the Superstar it’s a non issue.
No need to run the gamut any further because it’s above other models that can do it all.
Conclusion: This is the Best YYF I’ve played. I am relieved because at a $120 bucks, it ought to be. It has everything you could possibly want. If you want an ultra premium yoyo from YYFactory. Get this. Hands down a sure thing.