What did you get in the mail today? 2021

You guys rock!

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Didn’t you have user pic? A face?

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What did you think of the string? I found it a little bit too short for me and very stiff and wirey

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YYR Chopsticks Gorilla :gorilla:

Impulse purchase…this guy has taken me by surprise! Love the size, crazy smooth, powerful and super fun! Highly recommend.:ok_hand:

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Smashing Yoyo Company - Bounce

Can’t believe how good this is for the price!

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From left to right:
Lowerkase, Sprite, Raw 44

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Ok, technically the Sprite came in last week, but I thought I’d let it sit in the picture with its kin.

It’s interesting to see the slight design changes they’ve made to account for the different materials and weights. I’m curious to see what the production 44 looks like.

The Sprite is…bizarre. When I pick it up, it feels like it shouldn’t work at all. Like one of those plastic mini yoyos in the 12 pack of party favors. But then it just…works. Not as much spin time as a bimetal*, but I have other monometals to which it’s comparable. Any kind of jerkiness in your motions will become immediately apparent, but it’s also not as unforgiving as I thought it would be. I did have to switch to a slimmer string (RCS Socchi). Once I did that, it was much better.
I actually kinda like it, even if it isn’t going to become my daily throw. I can see moving to this to smooth out tricks.

Side note: don’t throw the Sprite and then try to pick up a new yoyo to evaluate. It will throw your whole sense of yoyo weight right off.

I haven’t thrown the other two yet. Will try to do that this weekend.

*Edit: I only say that to suggest that it really shouldn’t be compared to that class of yoyo. It’s still an incredibly playable yoyo, however, and even with my expectations that it would be, I was still surprised with how playable it is.

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The new Bastet II in beautiful glossy red:

This is a terrific yoyo. The only thing I would change about it is I would narrow the gap by at least 0.1mm. In order to get really snappy binds the way I like, I have to use pretty thick string, which I don’t consider a good solution overall.

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I didn’t but it’s def time I put one up. Probly tonight when I get home.

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Didn’t play with them much yet. They are alot thinner than I was expecting.

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Bravo @rnsy and @lytelvin, Gravity is fantastic

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Just got a new package. Bunch of yoyos and other items to give away! Recess first bases, yyf American, replay pro, shutter, etc. All you have to do to be entered to win is make sure that you are subscribed to my YouTube channel! Multiple giveaways each month you don’t want to miss this. Shout out to yoyo expert for supporting my channel early on and throwing in some yoyos to give away. You guys are amazing.

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Wait… why would you compare the Sprite’s spin time to a bimetal? No way a 23 g yoyo can be that long spinning.

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I mean if someone can throw a 4min fingerspin I don’t see why a sprite couldn’t spin normal for that long

Scratch that I just tested my sprite and it tops out at just above 2min of sleep time.

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Yea, I believe the weight of a yoyo correlates to it’s spin time. That and how much weight is pushed to the rims.

But 2 minutes though! It’s crazy how far yoyo design has come. Or idk, maybe the 23 g yoyo was just for giggles.

Edit: Obviously I’m confusing the Sprite with the lowerKase

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2min was for the 23g sprite @ottoast

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How did you get one so soon!? Mine is still in Singapore.

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iYoyo Shooting Star courtesy of YYE. Very impressed with this one. Thanks again for picking me to be one of the reviewers!

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iyoyo is amazing. you should try the impact soooooooo good

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That was the point I was trying to make, though obviously I did a poor job of saying it.

I was just trying to say that, even “for what it is,” it’s very good, but it can’t be compared to a “designed for competition” throw.

Edit: Or more that it shouldn’t. But that it’s still a very playable yoyo, and I was surprised at just how much so.

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Mowl Q and some nice new counterweights in oak and red palm

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