Hey, it’s about time I posted a couple of reviews. This first one is for the Yomega Glide.
Specs: (per YYE)
Bearing: Dif-e-Yo Konkave Size C
Response: Yomega Silicone Response
Differences in mine:
Color: Blue w/ Gold Splash
About the Yoyo:
This yoyo is a Yomega yoyo but I believe it was manufactured by One Drop. I would need to confirm this some how which I am unable to do at the time. The yoyo’s material feels unique, almost fragile, but smooth. The hubs are all smooth finish, but the inside of it has more of a grind finish to it which makes it good for grinds. For $80-90, it is a really unique and fun throw.
The Glide I have actually has a story behind that I might as well post here. I bought one on some holiday where I got 15% off of a Gold w/ Blue Splash one. I went out of town the following week before it arrived so I picked it up after getting home. I threw it a couple of times and it felt interesting (NOTE: I did not look for dings, scratches, etc. because it was late and I just wanted to try it before going to bed). The following morning, I threw it again and the string snapped. I just figured I had thrown in wrong or something like that. Then, I put on a new string and just did a basic throw and it was fine. But, the next sidethrow, the string snapped again. All of this was over carpet so I did not expect any damage really. However, when I looked at it closer, there was a dent on the rims and, strangely enough, ano flaws around the hubs (I did not do any thumb grinds, finger spins, etc. that may cause this). Needless to say, I contacted YYE and they said they had no idea how that happened and told me to send it to them. I did so and they received seeing those described marks and were flabbergasted. They sent me a new one that was perfect and it played dead smooth. It was my favorite yoyo when it was new until I got a Benchmark H and Summit.
So, the rest of this review will be based on the second one they sent me at all times.
“YES! FINALLY! Maybe this one will be better than the other one!”
But, seriously, it was extremely smooth and I fell in love instantly. The gap width is great cause it allows for long spin times and entirely unresponsive. No problems with that. I made sure to look over for damage, none was found. It was perfectly flawless.
After having it for about a week, I had still not found anything wrong with it. It was still my favorite throw and was my main throw. But, being the problems I had had with the first one, I never really threw it hard and put it to the max for fear the string would snap.
Not quite as perfect now. It has one small ding in it but it is still dead smooth. Now, I have been throwing it like any other yoyo and it plays really well. Grinds extremely well and can do any trick you can throw at it (other than looping, duh). I have also tried other bearings on it, but it plays best with the stock KK bearing.
For the price, it is very nice throw. I love it still, even after having it for almost a year. Usually, I get tired of them, but this is too good to pass up. I would certainly recommend this for a full-sized throw under $100. I have heard things about Yomega making cheap no good throws, but this says otherwise. Well done Yomega.
Thanks for reading,