YoyoExpert Forum Yo-Yo Manufacturer Awards! (Results)


#1

Welcome to The YoyoExpert Forum Yo-Yo Manufacturer Awards:

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This is the first awards thread, so it’s not just for 2013 stuff…it is for “overall.” There are only 13 categories for nominations. One yo-yo company per category. If it’s a tie…you have to pick one, because if you don‘t, I‘ll pick the first one that you mention, to create the tally.

At the end, I’ll tally them up, if the thread isn’t too much of a mess by that time. Only nominate companies that make yo-yos, as in design/manufacture (or have them manufactured) for sale. Failure to do so, results in no credit for the answer. Do not mention another yo-yo store in this thread, as your entire post will be deleted.

Top votes out of 41 voters:

  1. Best overall yo-yo performance: One Drop, 11 votes
  2. Smoothness: General Yo, 18 votes
  3. Best colorways: CLYW, 20 votes
  4. Best New Company Award (3 releases or less): G2, 14 votes
  5. Best Marketing and Promotion: YoyoFactory, 21 votes
  6. Best Packaging and Graphic Design: CLYW, 17 votes
  7. Best Accessories Award (only if they make yo-yos too): YoyoFactory, 12 votes
  8. Best Customer Service: YoyoFactory, 10 votes
  9. Best Quality Control: One Drop, 22 votes
  10. Best at Consistency, Meeting Customer Expectations: One Drop, 14 votes
  11. Fan Favorite Award: CLYW, 27 votes
  12. Best Team Award: Yoyojam/CLYW tie 13 votes each
    *13. Legend Award: SPYY, 19 votes

Try not to influence other voters, but you can explain your vote as to your “opinion.” I’ll do the tally at the end of 7 days. :slight_smile:

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#2

My votes:

  1. Best overall yo-yo performance: Yoyo Recreation
  2. Smoothness: Oxygene
  3. Best color ways: CLYW
  4. Best New Company Award (3 releases or less): Spin Dynamics
  5. Best Marketing and Promotion: YoyoFactory
  6. Best Packaging and Graphic Design: YoyoFactory
  7. Best Accessories Award: YoyoFactory
  8. Best Customer Service: YoyoFactory
  9. Best Quality Control: One Drop
  10. Best at Consistency, Meeting Customer Expectations: Spyy
  11. Fan Favorite Award: CLYW
  12. Best Team Award: YoyoJam

*13. Legend Award: Duncan


#3
  1. Best overall yo-yo performance: CLYW
  2. Smoothness: General-Yo
  3. Best color ways: CLYW
  4. Best New Company Award (3 releases or less): Deadly spins
  5. Best Marketing and Promotion: Yoyofactory
  6. Best Packaging and Graphic Design: CLYW
  7. Best Accessories Award: Yoyofactory
  8. Best Customer Service: N/A
  9. Best Quality Control: CLYW
  10. Best at Consistency, Meeting Customer Expectations: CLYW
  11. Fan Favorite Award: Onedrop
  12. Best Team Award: yoyojam

*13. Legend Award: Duncan


#4

My votes:

  1. Best overall yo-yo performance: One Drop
  2. Smoothness: Gen yo
  3. Best color ways: C3 I love Peter Pongs colorways so much
  4. Best New Company Award (3 releases or less): Deadly SpINS
  5. Best Marketing and Promotion: Duncan
  6. Best Packaging and Graphic Design: Yoyorecreation (oh simplicity)
    I would have said Yoyojam but they only have one that was impressive (hex)
  7. Best Accessories Award: Od
  8. Best Customer Service: N/a
  9. Best Quality Control: One Drop
  10. Best at Consistency, Meeting Customer Expectations: Spyy
  11. Fan Favorite Award: Clyw
  12. Best Team Award: YoyoJam

*13. Legend Award: Spyy


#5

I should specify that accessories applies to Yo-Yo Companies, companies that release yo-yos, that also released accessories. This is not for all companies…just companies that make yo-yos. Edit when you have time DrAwesome :wink: Nice votes guys, thanks for being honest.


#6

Great idea mate! =D

  1. Best overall yo-yo performance: (Just can’t decide on this one…)
  2. Smoothness: General Yo
  3. Best colour ways: C3 (the new ones are absolutely beautiful)
  4. Best New Company Award (3 releases or less): n/a (haven’t tried any really)
  5. Best Marketing and Promotion: YoYoFactory
  6. Best Packaging and Graphic Design: YoYoFactory
  7. Best Accessories Award: YoYoFactory
  8. Best Customer Service: YoYoFactory (from my experience)
  9. Best Quality Control: General Yo
  10. Best at Consistency, Meeting Customer Expectations: Onedrop
  11. Fan Favorite Award: CLYW
  12. Best Team Award: YoYoFactory

*13. Legend Award: Duncan


#7

Thanks my friend. You may update your votes within the next week, if you think of what company you’d like to nominate for a particular category that is left blank. So, you have time to think on this one. :wink: Thanks for your votes. Oh…I noticed the “colour” edit too… ;D


#8

Hahaha! Incredibly well observed! I was feeling patriotic and the little red wiggly line underneath was bothering me. =P


(G2 Jake) #9

Cool post I like reading these.

I was going to fill one out but I felt bad putting G Squared on there a few times :slight_smile:


#10

By all means you get to vote. I think it means more that you vote for yourself when you think you should…and also vote for your peers and give credit where credit is due to them. As a player, and someone who makes yo-yos…your vote does count. We all get one vote, and…so do you. I wish all manufacturers participated on the forum to some degree. Credit to you for that. I’d appreciate honest votes from you, many others would as well.

Bear in mind, that many of these votes are cast based on people who have never tried other company’s throws, so they are just voting based on what they have tried so far. I hope it helps reading these, and I hope people will be positive and most of all…honest.


(G2 Jake) #11

My votes:

  1. Best overall yo-yo performance:

  2. Smoothness: Tie, Many yoyos are perfectly smooth if hand tested before shipment. (G Squared, General up, Oxy)

  3. Best color ways: Old Square
    wheels

  4. Best New Company Award (3 releases or less): G Squared unless AL7 counts as a separate release.

  5. Best Marketing and Promotion: Duncan (Disney stuff is huge)

  6. Best Packaging and Graphic Design: YYR Packaging. Graphics Jason W.

  7. Best Accessories Award: Duncan

  8. Best Customer Service: G Squared

  9. Best Quality Control: G2, General Yo, OD

  10. Best at Consistency, Meeting Customer Expectations: G2, General Yo

  11. Fan Favorite Award: CLYW

  12. Best Team Award: CLYW

*13. Legend Award: SPYY


#12

Only one company can get a vote for a category to simplify things, so I’ll have to take the first company you named when I do the tally.

I think I confused people with the accessories category. It’s only for a company that makes yo-yos, which also makes bags, yo-yo holders, multitools and so on. This is just a yo-yo manufacturer awards basically. It’s not for string companies, holder companies, yo-yo stores and so on. I did not want to make things too broad.

G2 qualifies for new company, as I do not see the A7 as a separate model really.


(G2 Jake) #13

Cool. Ill update.


#14

No problem. I modified my post. G2 qualifies for new manufacturer votes.


#15
  1. Best overall yo-yo performance: yoyorecreation
  2. Smoothness: oneDrop (obviously after tuning side effects)
  3. Best color ways: CLYW
  4. Best New Company Award (3 releases or less): TenYoYo
  5. Best Marketing and Promotion: YYF
  6. Best Packaging and Graphic Design: TenYoYo
  7. Best Accessories Award (only if they make yo-yos too): Monkeyfinger
  8. Best Customer Service: TenYoYo
  9. Best Quality Control: CLYW
  10. Best at Consistency, Meeting Customer Expectations: CLYW
  11. Fan Favorite Award: TenYoYo
  12. Best Team Award: YYF

*13. Legend Award: B!ST


#16

^ I enjoyed reading those Ledgeryoyo…clearly you put some thought into those answers. Thanks for voting.


#17
  1. Best overall yo-yo performance: One Drop
  2. Smoothness: General Yo
  3. Best colorways: CLYW
  4. Best New Company Award (3 releases or less): Spin Dynamics
  5. Best Marketing and Promotion: Yomega (just wait)
  6. Best Packaging and Graphic Design: CLYW
  7. Best Accessories Award (only if they make yo-yos too): One Drop
  8. Best Customer Service: One Drop
  9. Best Quality Control: One Drop
  10. Best at Consistency, Meeting Customer Expectations: One Drop
  11. Fan Favorite Award: CLYW
  12. Best Team Award: CLYW
    *13. Legend Award: Tom Kuhn

#18
  1. Best overall yo-yo performance: G Squared
  2. Smoothness: Oxygene
  3. Best colorways: One Drop (Jenny Project and Kitteh)
  4. Best New Company Award (3 releases or less): [shamelessplug] Jekyll & Hyde: Spins [/shamelessplug]
  5. Best Marketing and Promotion: Tie between One Drop and Clyw for their collaboration of the Summit (X-Cube being a close runner up)
  6. Best Packaging and Graphic Design: G Squared has a ton of fresh new colorways and plenty of goodies in their packaging.
  7. Best Accessories Award (only if they make yo-yos too): Monkey Finger Design
  8. Best Customer Service: N/A -way too hard, all the manufacturers do so well to please the community as a whole.
  9. Best Quality Control: One Drop, as they manufacture plenty of clients
  10. Best at Consistency, Meeting Customer Expectations: G Squared
  11. Fan Favorite Award: G Squared
  12. Best Team Award: YoYoJam, their recent videos of their team has blown others out of the water. errheemmm Biser Lukich
    *13. Legend Award: Tie between Duncan and SPYY

#19

No ties please try to choose one, or leave it blank. Find a way to break the tie.


#20
  1. Best overall yo-yo performance: Sturm Panzer, for me the Stealth Ogre outshines all others
  2. Smoothness: NSCo (hon mention my Gambit)
  3. Best color ways: RecRev for the Paisley (hon mention YYR splash)
  4. Best New Company Award (3 releases or less): Sturm Panzer
  5. Best Marketing and Promotion: CLYW, regardless of anything else this is the most sought after north American brand.
  6. Best Packaging and Graphic Design: NSCo Quantum (hon mention Capital’s Serum)
  7. Best Accessories Award (only if they make yo-yos too): Monkeyfinger
  8. Best Customer Service: In my experience CLYW
  9. Best Quality Control: Not sure on this one - maybe General-Yo
  10. Best at Consistency, Meeting Customer Expectations: I’m going RecRev here again for consistent performance at a price point (hon mentions to YYR, g2 and CLYW)
  11. Fan Favorite Award: Edit - YYR Thanks TA!
  12. Best Team Award: YYF

*13. Legend Award: SPYY

One question I’m quite surprised wasn’t on this list was simply ‘Your favorite manufacturer’

Great fun though and good food for thought