What did you get in the mail this week?

(Tyler) #3507

Turning Point Houska Dry (which I actually got last week) from @smileypants707 - probably my favorite throw right now

G2 Nickel Finish Quake my lady actually got me for Christmas off BST, but we’re kind of bad at waiting (she also received some gifts already lol) - it’s definitely got some love marks, but still super smooth and fun

(ClockMonsterLA) #3508

That Houska Dry is amazing! I love that clean black look. Reminds me of my black Mantis (but yours looks shinier).

({John15}) #3509

Katana! Thanks @codinghorror! :metal:

(ClockMonsterLA) #3510

I was curious about the Katana until I watcheda video review that explained how weight balanced it was despite the massive weight rings. I guess those rings are so big that they distribute weight back towards the center of the yoyo. :-1:

({John15}) #3511

Is that really a bad thing though? I’ll have to spend some solid time getting to know this thing, but I don’t really mind center weight as much. It makes things more interesting…

(ClockMonsterLA) #3512

Well, I need the benefits of dramatic rim weight at this stage in my learning. Eventually I won’t need so much spin time or stability, but at the moment, those two are paramount to me. In fact, that is a major reason why I like One Drop throws so much; despite being monometals, they are invariably designed such that they provide bimetal-like spin time and stability. That’s some pretty hardcore yoyo voodoo right there. :+1:

({John15}) #3513

What a reasonable response :slightly_smiling_face:

Have you gotten your hands on a topdeck yet? That thing is as close to a bimetal as a monometal can get

(ClockMonsterLA) #3514

Is toptech a vendor or a model? I’ve never heard of it.

({John15}) #3515

Deck. Topdeck

(ClockMonsterLA) #3516

Yes, I have a Top Deck. It was the first One Drop I ever bought. That thing has incredible spin speed for a monometal, that’s for sure. Interestingly, that’s the one OD throw I have kept the stock flat bearing in with the intention of using it to help clean up my technique (at some point) since I have a bit of trouble keeping it from turning/twisting on me during play.

(Tyler) #3517

Yeah it’s a super fun organic, a little bit undersized? maybe? - been playing with it nonstop since I got it though.

({John15}) #3518

Glad you like it! It’s a fun little guy

(Tyler) #3519

Dude I love it! Jealous of that Peak2 you got though - pretty much every time I see you get a new yoyo I’m just like “well, guess there’s another one I’m gonna need to get, because now I’m obsessed with organics”
My current “want” list, mostly influenced by you lol: MMC, Parlay, Peak2, Orbis, and something cheaper like a Colossus
Almost got my hands on the Orbis, but someone snatched it up quick before I got to it lol


Got a Fools Gold Scout and Yeti 2.0.

I love how big the Yeti is, it would probably be great for 4a. The scout to me feels very much like a Chief but without the heft. They both play amazingly, really happy with these two.

(Francisco) #3521

Got a fools gold manatee this week

(ClockMonsterLA) #3522

These are the last yoyos I intend/expect to buy for a while. (Yeah, I know, famous last words.)

  • YYR Anomaly + Smiley Performance Blend string

  • Duncan Haymaker X + YYSL Type X string

(Tyler) #3523

You say that every time lol


Bought a pair of these and did a half-swap.

I’ve been in a long rut now but the YYF confusion has shaken things up and I’m getting into responsive play to freshen up the routine. The design choice behind this goes back to my childhood desire of getting a ProYo Cold Fusion GT when I saw that in a 1999 mail order catalog but $150+ was way too much for my 14-year-old self to stomach. It also goes back to the missed opportunity of buying its plastic variant, the Turbo Bumblebee GT (had seen it at a store but I was waning out of the hobby at that time so didn’t get it).

(Mash Mastar) #3525

It is the most colorfully dressed package I have received!

(ClockMonsterLA) #3526

I suppose if someone had a pink OD Marquis up for sale I might grab it, but other than that the only throws I’m looking for are two that I may never find on any BST.