Yomega/Rhody-O Ooch Smoov Review (Pix Below)
Well here is a long awaited review both myself and others have been waiting for. This is a YoYo I have been dieing to get my hands on and thanks to my awesome girl friend this review is possible. This is my first review, so I hope its up to par.
Height - 2.04”
Width - 1.48”
Weight - 64 grams
Gap - 4.7 (approximately, per Yomega)
Well, the packaging was just a plain black cardboard box w/ a “Made in the USA” sticker on it. Nothing flashy or special, just plain, so I didn’t feel bad ripping into it like a kid on Christmas (it was for my B-Day so I guess that fits). I pulled the Ooch out of the box and I must say, it was much nicer in person than on Yomega’s website. The anodized blue with the orange splash was just sick looking and the bead blasted finish was smooth as heck. Just the feel of it you can tell that grinds will be nice. After drooling on my new Yo, I decided to bust it open and check out the response. The Ooch has a pad type response made of, you guessed it, rubber (made by 3M according to the extras they send w/ it h yo). I’m not to sure what Yomega’s obsession is with rubber response systems, but I think they should take a look at possibly a new response (either way I was playing this bad boy stock, just to see). I also noticed, and I’m sure others will be happy to know, there is a ABEC7 size “C” bearing in this puppy! So now all of you who have a special bearing you like to use you can swap it out.
On the Throw:
Out of all of my Yo’s, this has to be the most comfortable YoYo I have ever held. It fits so nice in my hand, but felt a little light. Most of my Yo’s are between 65-70 grams so this did feel a little odd at first. Only after a day I got used to the weight. Out of the box, despite the rubber response (which I swapped out for silicone at the end of the week), it was just a little grabby. I feel this had more to do with the fact that the bearing was packed with what looked like a thick lube. So I decided to clean it and much to my dismay, ABEC7 is code word for 10 Ball bearing. I was very pleased to have seen this. After cleaning the bearing this Yo plays like a dream. Its smooth with very little to no vibe, and feels as if it will spin for hours. As far as grinds, this thing is, well…SMOOV!!! I love the way this grinds and the inner ring is HUGE!!! I have big meaty thumbs and all of my thumb nail fits in this for IRG’s.
I have yet to put this YoYo down, I love the feel and play of it. I must say though, the only cons I have are the response and the fact that the bearing was caked with lube. All in all this YoYo is well worth the $45 that you will spend on it.