There’s two types of Yetis out there: coloreds and blacks. Now anyone who grew up in the 1940s may be be confused, but not to worry, I’ll work you through this.
Many people who have played both kind have sworn that the colored Yetis play better than the black ones, but why is that? From my calcu-surements, the black Yetis weigh less than the colored ones (more on that later). This gives them a much quicker feeling while making the colored ones play a little heftier.
The colored Yetis also seem to play a bit smoother. I’m not sure if this due to the increased weight or the greater attention to detail that Chris and Chuck gave them. Either way, it plays a little butterier than the black ones.
Personally, I’m a fan of the black Yetis. They cost less and play nice and light, not to mention that the best color for a yoyo is black.
And yeah, I had to try this out:
I did some more precise measurements on the weight of my Yetis. I don’t have the nicest digital scale, and though it measures down to a hundredth of a gram, I’m not sure how accurate it is.
(Weights are with bearing, axle, and no string)
Light gray - 70.01g, 70.25g
Black - 68.57g, 68.79g
Blue - 69.60g, 70.77g
Purple - 69.52g, 69.13g
If you have a precise scale and a Yeti, I’d love your input!