The “RT” by Turning Point
Diameter 50 mm
Width 39.75 mm
Weight 65.5 grams
19mm K Pad response
Out of the Pouch:
When I first opened up the black pouch that came with the RT I noticed that this was a blasted yoyo. Turning Points blast is very unique. Its not like a CLYW blast nor it is like a General Yo. It has character all its own. Next was the beautiful aqua color with the dark blue marbling. Most people know I usually only buy purple/green throws but I have always liked aqua. The size of this yoyo brings me back to my roots. The 50 mm size yoyo is what got me into modern yoyo play. Since I first had seen the RT a few years ago it was always on my list of throws to get.
Look and Feel:
In the hand this yoyo feels great. It fits like a glove and feels very organic. The shape is that classic Turning Point shape made famous by the Leviathan series. I love it. Kind of bell shaped but a bit different. Many throws from the past few years seem to borrow a bit from this shape (One Drop Cascade, YYF HOT to name a few)
This yoyo is a no-nonsense precision machine. It plays great. It is smooth and solid and plays very fast. It’s 65.5 grams are evenly distributed over the design giving it a very stable feel. It motors through combos and with its size and can go in and out of the most complex string trick I can throw at it.
One thing that I really have to mention is the spin quality. This is one stable yoyo. You can feel it moving in your hand. The spin times are excellent. I have to say though that I did make a few changes that in my opinion helped. First was a the addition of a KK bearing. I am not a fan of the CT and for this yoyo the KK is just a dream to play with it. The second thing I did was replace the white K Pads with a set of Thin IrPads. For some reason almost every Turning Point yoyo the pads stck out a tad and that drives me crazy. The thin pads sit flush and really aid in the spin time. You can see in the photo of the gap shot what I mean.
Overall I would have to say that I am very happy with this yoyo. It has lived up to my expectations. I have owned the Positron and Leviathan 3 in the past so I have had a few Turning Point throws. This is the one though that I always wanted in the first place. I am really enjoying it. Below are a few more shots of the yoyo and a comparison pic with the One Drop Dietz.
Thanks for reading!!