Hey guys! So this is my third weekly review. Today, I’ll be reviewing the MadHouse Epic. Now, you never really hear much about Madhouse YoYos but I thought they seemed unique. I wasn’t sure if it was because they were no good or if nobody ever wanted to give them a try. I decided to investigate so I got a Madhouse Epic. I wasn’t sure if the spinning side caps or as they call it, “ta tas” would take away from the performance of the yoyo. I also wasn’t sure if the ta tas would even spin that long. But the concept of the yoyo seemed interesting so I decided to give it a shot. Let’s see the results…
String Used: JAMS YoYo String
The Epic had a unique look to it. The yoyo itself was a bold solid color, while the ta tas really made it stand out with the bright fusion of colors. Very nice look. Feeling the surface of the Epic, it wasn’t smooth like my MN or Chief, it was a little rougher. The center of the yoyo however, where you would do a finger grind, was a little smoother. It didn’t feel like much of a grinder, but I was curious to try it out. Then I got to the ta tas. They spin very freely, just a slight touch, not even push, would move it. I couldn’t wait to try out the Epic, especially the ta tas.
Diameter: 54.98 mm
Width: 39.1 mm
Gap Width: 4.3 mm
Weight: 65.76 grams
Bearing: Crucial Grooved
Response: Flowable Silicone
On a Throw
The Epic plays very nicely. It’s a very stable, long sleeping yoyo, very forgiving. However, you will need a perfect or near perfect throw to keep it from vibing. I’m not sure, but I think it’s because of the ta tas, that the Epic will vibe if you don’t have a perfect throw. But, setting that aside, I could do my longest combos, and then some, then finish off with a bind all completed smoothly without tilting or turning whatsoever. Regens are made easy with the Epic. Same goes for gyroflops, thanks to the Crucial Grooved bearing. Grinds, on the other hand, not so great. Finger grinds are short and only last about 3-4 seconds. Binds are average. You can get tight binds but it doesn’t do so well when you try to bind while spin is low. This makes snap starts difficult, but are doable. Overall, this yoyo plays great.
Now, let’s talk about the ta tas. WOW! The ta tas easily exceeded my expectations. Easy to use, you can grab them easily while the yoyo is spinning. Just throwing it and catching it back and forth between my 2 hands were amusing and I could do that for a good minute or two with no problems. You can turn the yoyo with ease and it doesn’t slow down the spin much at all. I can now finally do finger spins, even if it’s “fake” You can do finger spins for as long as the yoyo spins, but after 10 seconds or so it starts to tilt but you can easily fix that by rebalancing it with your thumb. If you want to just grab the ta tas, the yoyo will keep spinning for around 2 minutes. The ta tas are a lot of fun to play with!
-ta tas don’t reduce spin time much if at all, and are very easy to maneuver
-not a good grinder
-will vibe if you don’t have a perfect throw
The Epic is a great throw! It deserves so much more recognition than it gets. It’s stable, long sleeping, very forgiving yoyo. On top of all that, it has spinning side caps that are ridiculously fun and don’t take away from the performance of the yoyo itself. I highly recommend this yoyo for it’s fun and unique qualities!
That’s about it… Thanks for reading guys! Comments, Questions, Suggestions welcomed and encouraged!!!