Looking back into the past, I remember the YYF countdown blog release 10 different yoyos for worlds. I was always checking to see what that last yoyo was. I assured myself it was going to be a phemonmenal metal yoyo, as I was a YYF fan boy at the time. When I check that next morning after the “Midnight release,” I was more than displeased to find it was a plastic. And when it came to stores even more displeased it was made in China; because I though it would be low quality. But I decided to give a little, and give it a chance, because, as they say, best is for last…
As I opened the box, I found a string. But I also found an instruction manual. I was estatic, because YYF looked beyond the fact of more of the “better” yoyoers, and reached out to the bgginers. It also include how to grind, bind and tips for keeping the yoyo maintained. And the last thing I loved that YYF did was arrows so no-one over/under tightened.
I set this in my hand. I had two things in my mind. Sticky finish, huge in the hand. This ProtoStar was big, or as we called full-sized. But it wasn’t uncomfortably big. It had a nice welcoming, H-Shape. As I threw it, I noticed the Center-trak was noisy. But is wasn’t the most annoying buzz. It spun fast and got the job done. I binded it, but I did notice that slippy feeling of K-Pads. But nothing major
I had an okay impression on the ProtoStar. But that doesn’t mean that I loved it. I played it for a few weeks before I made the decision. Was itstill quality, even though it is made in a country known to be not the best (no offense. ;)).
After those few weeks I have convinced myself the ProtoStar is amazing. The ProtoStar can handle many tricks a what not. The weight rings installed in it make this yoyo play beautifully. It gives it so much inertia inabling it to be a stable smooth player. It easily goes throughhorizontial trick as well as moving fast or slow. The binds were ok, but still was able to get the job done. The gap was also easy to catch the string in with no hesitation.
I found the only problem with this was grinds. You don’t expect it to grind well, I was just throwing it out there.
I would not be turned away from the ProtoStar. There may be some minor fixes, but those can be forgiven. The ProtoStar is a true player, and will always have a spot in my case. Because, it is “The Plastic Beast”.
Diameter: 55.94 mm / 2.20 inches
Width: 43.15 mm / 1.69 inches
Gap Width: 4.43 mm / .17 inches
Response System: Standard Sized K-Pad
Weight: 67.0 grams
Bearing Size: Center Trac Bearing by CBC