The original Hitman design is older than my daughter. 2010 marks the 7th year anniversary of YoYoJam Hitman. When JD debuted the Hitman at the 2003 World Yo-Yo Contest, he not only won the 1a division, he completely revolutionized the tricks used in freestyles. The Hitman was an instant hit. This year at Worlds, YoYoJam made a controversial move and redesigned the Hitman. This upset quite a few people who considered the Hitman a modern day classic. With a new look, new specifications, and a big reputation to live up to, the Hitman Professional is very close to being released.
The original Hitman was the first yo-yo that I had purchased in what could be considered the Modern YoYoing era. It was the yo-yo I learned to bind with, it was the yo-yo I learned to arm grind with, and the yo-yo that I learned to Iron Whip with. The Hitman has a special place in my personal yo-yo history and I know that this history is shared with many other yoyoers. YoYoJam was very nice and sent me a 2010 Worlds Edition Hitman Professional. This week, I had the pleasure to run it through the YoYoSkills.com review session.