This is my first review so bear with me.
I picked up the Yomaga Ooch Yo as a step up from the Duncan Metal Drifter I got for Christmas. I am working on intermediate tricks moving to advanced. I needed a little better yoyo to move up as my skills increase.
Yomega OOCH YO Specs:
Diameter: 53.8 mm / 2.12 inches
Width: 38.6 mm / 1.52 inches
Weight: 68 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: Yomega Rubber Response
Material: Plastic with metal weight rings
Colors: White or orange
I have a Yomega Raider and I love throwing it so I thought I’d take a look at the Ooch. I use the Raider for looping and will most likely use the Ooch for string tricks. I will keep the Drifter to explore counter weight tricks.
My Raider is black and silver and as true Denver Bronco fan, it is a little hard to have a black and silver Raider. My Ooch is orange and blue which makes me feel much better!
The first thing I noticed about the Ooch is the bearing. It’s a Size C rated at ABEC 5. Very smooth throws!
The big advantage over the Drifter is the gap width. Both yoyos are semi-respnsive but the Drifter binds at weird times. The Ooch does not have that problem.
It seems like it comes with a Slick 6 string. I swapped it out for a Mondo 100% poly string which significantly cut the responsiveness. It still responds to a hard tug. Rumor has is you can mod it to be unresponsive with a swap of bearings. I’ll check that out later as I move into more advanced tricks. (Or I’ll just pop for a Dark Magic.)
Throwing the Ooch is a lot of fun! It has a great weight and lands on the string with ease. Spin times are good, more limited by my skills than by the Ooch. The metal weight rings look cool and help with spin times.
It is made in China but it seems like good things are coming out of China these days.
So should you buy a Yomega Ooch? For $22.00, yes! It has a lot of bang for the buck. It looks good and feels good in my hand. I am looking forward to throwing this and getting better at the craft of yoyo.