OK so we got yo-yo shapes! W, H, O, V … and sometimes M
The above is the 2016 OneDrop benchmarks, but there is some debate as to whether or not their “H” is… actually an H?
Basically there has to be an inverted organic curve from the response area to the rim. Otherwise it’s just a W … and I’d say the “2016 benchmark onedrop H” pictured above is in fact a (very) slightly different W, because there’s no real inward curve to be found on it.
Here’s what an actual H shaped yo-yo looks like:
Eternal Throws Sesh, and Yanasai Scissortail (oversize), respectively.
I tend to agree that OD has never really made a true H, on top of that, H shapes are maybe the least common yo-yo shape on the market right now?
I think H shapes play fantastic and lots of other people like 'em too… but if we had to make a list of all the H-shape yo-yos for sale at YYE for example, it’s a surprisingly small list!
I wonder why that is?