Yomega Power Brain xp review


#1

I bought this yoyo a few days ago, and it has held up pretty well. I have been using it 2-3 hours a day, occaisonally banging it on the floor or hitting something with it, and it has only gotten a few minor dings and scratches, making it a good yoyo for little kids. I would only get it if you are a beginner or have a little prior experience. One of the reasons I bought it was because of the switch feature, changing it from auto return to free-spinning. If that is the reason you are buying, then I would instead recommend buying the brain and fireball from yomega. The free-spinning feature does not work very well. It is VERY responsive without lube but if you add a drop of oil it suddenly sleeps twice as long and won’t come back up unless you give it a ton of slack, so be careful with oil. The first time I applied lube, it was sleeping when I did a light forward pass. In general, this yoyo is good for begginers or maybe early intermedate yoyoers.


#2

Odd. All lube makes your yoyo more responsive, and sleep for shorter amounts of time.


#3

That’s with a bearing. Power Brain XP are plastic transaxles (plastic sleeve around a metal axle). Plastic on metal has a reasonable amount of friction. The lube reduces the amount of friction.

Power Brain XP is a fairly awful way to spend $10 now that I know what I know (ie. hindsight is 20/20), but without having bought one I wouldn’t be here today. It was the yoyo I bought when I thought to myself on a whim in a box store one day, “Hey, I could pull out some of my old tricks to show my son!” and the instruction book hadn’t gotten any better. Hello internet, hello modern yoyo. Hello, YoyoExpert.com!


#4

I liked mine. It helped me learn how to properly throw a sleeper.

And they are exceptional loopers.

Although, I prefer the Fireball.


#5

Whoops, your “looper” comment made me go, “WTH? Are we talking about the same thing here?” and we are not.

Mine is the Power Brain XP Wing. It’s a pretty clunky yoyo. Any tool will still get you started, though, and I’m thankful for that. I learned my sleepers on a wooden Imperial-shaped yoyo, and I learned my first trapezes on this thing and a Raider. :smiley:


#6

Ah, I totally forgot the Power Brain XP was a transaxle Facepalm