This is the review of the YoYoFactory Skyline, Blue Edition. This is the new edition of the skyline and I believe it came in gold and blue. They only had the gold one on Yoyonation so I bought the blue one from Yoyoz.co.uk.
SPECIFICATIONS (from yyn)
YoYoFactory Skyline yo-yo, Blue Edition – http://www.yoyonation.com/product.php?productid=16789&cat=0&page=1 (it’s the same as the blue except it’s gold)
Shape H Shape
Weight (g) 63.00
Width (mm) 39.80
Diameter (mm) 50.45
Gap Width (mm) 5.08
Bearing Size (Inside x Outside x Width) .250 x .500 x .187 in
Gap Type Fixed
Stock Response System Turning Point K-Pad YoYoFactory Sized
It came neatly packaged in a yyf box, looking like the most beautiful yoyo in the world. It was packaged very well and couldn’t move at all. It also had a very shiny dark blue and overall it looked like it was properly made and built. The string was not attached to the yoyo, when I opened the box it was sitting in a little compartment above the yoyo. It was green and matched perfectly with the color of the yoyo.
I could feel the quality on the first throw. It’s perfectly balanced and doesn’t wobble or vibrate at all. It wobbles for a second maybe on a bad throw and then balances itself to perfect spinning. Stock it came with a YYF SPEC bearing and it was dead unresponsive and had excellent spin time but I then replaced the spec bearing with a KonKave. It took a little while to break in the bearing but now it’s even better for me. The response system is great, offering total unresponsiveness but very tight binds.
The skyline has a slight H shape which suits me perfectly. It is also slightly undersized, almost matching the measurements of the 888. It’s also a little lighter than most yoyos out today but has the perfect weight for me. The size, shape and weight of the skyline mean that it flies in and out of tricks with great speed. It is also very smooth on the string and doesn’t really mind having more layers of string on it. It has no vibe or wobble and is very forgiving on bad throws. It also has excellent spin time, I can make it spin for over 5 minutes and I’m not really a yoyo expert or anything.
The thing I was really excited to try out on this yoyo, was the addition of hubstacks. The hubstacks are awesome and spin for a really long time. I also wanted to see how the play is without hubstacks so I tried to take them off but had a few problems which were quickly solved thanks to the helping members of this forum. I found out that the hubstacks don’t affect the playability of this yoyo at all. I think that the addition of hubstacks is a great idea but there’s not really a lot of tricks you can with them.
The surface of the yoyo is very smooth and it’s great for grinding. This yoyo can grind for an incredible amount of time. You don’t even feel it’s spinning, it’s so smooth. You can also thumb grind it on its inner ring and I didn’t have any difficulties thumb grinding, it was pretty easy. There’s one thing I have to say though. I don’t know if this is normal, but when I thumb grind it, some of the anodization gets on my finger so my finger is all blue.
The skyline is an awesome player and a gorgeous yoyo. I also don’t understand why this yoyo is not as popular as the 888. In my opinion the skyline is a better player than the 888 but I’ve only played the 888 for a little while.
If you are a serious yoyoer, this is a yoyo that you must buy or at least try. It’s my favourite yoyo for a reason.