This is my first review so bare with me… here we go.
I bought my Dv888 almost exactly one year ago today. At first i used it every day for months. When my school work got overwhelming i was almost forced to quit throwing for a few months. Ive recently picked up throwing again and in that time I’ve purchased an Ann Whip, Capless, Genesis, Metal Drifter, Token and an Avalanche. I made another purchase that is on its way including my Delrin Severe and another Dv888.
YYF DV888 Stats:
Diameter: 50.04 mm / 1.97 inches
Width: 40.58 mm / 1.6 inches
Gap Width: 4.67 mm / .18 inches
Response System: K-Pad
Weight: 67 grams
Bearing Size: Size C
On a throw:
This thing can spin. I don’t know why or how but for some reason it will out spin my Capless using the same bearing. It feels a little clunky but I don’t mind so much cause I’m not exactly a fast player. Being my first metal, I was expecting it to be a little bigger but I must say that the Dv888 got me into liking undersized yoyos. I find that I can be so much more technical with this throw because it can slip in places with ease that my bigger throws can barely squeeze by. Finger grinds are okay, but I don"t do them much anyways. Thumb grinds are doable but hard. Again, I don’t do them much at all. Another thing I was impressed by is the stability. No, it isn’t the most stable thing out there, but for how small it is, the Dv888 will stay stable through my toughest tricks and combos
For my abilities and style of playing: 8.5/10
My friend and i purchased Dv888’s together (one red, one gray) and then swtched halves so im using a gray and red one. It has a nice smooth finish. It isn’t that sticky feeling like on a Capless (candy finish?) nor is it a blasted finish. It feels a little different than any other throw is have. Another thing i was surprised by was the toughness of the ano. I’ve banged this thing off the floor, walls, even the ceiling a couple times and have only managed to put a few minor pin pricks and one almost unnoticeable flat spot on the outer rim.
If you’re looking for a great metal at a low cost ($45), thinking about trying undersized, or even just a new throw, the Dv888 is my number one recommendation. It is now one of my favorite throws and the only yoyo I’ve even thought about buying twice.
Thanks, any feedback on my review is greatly appreciated.
Note: My Dv888 is siliconed and now spinning on a trifecta bearing.