Hey guys, I got this throw about 2 months ago, and thought I should write a review on it, so here it goes.
Out Of The Box
When I first took the Counter Attack out of the box, it was surprisingly heavy. I noticed this is basically a PGM without the hubstacks and with Protostar metal weight rings. Of course, YYF always includes string and instructions, which were both in the elegant, yet commercial-looking box.
Upon the first throw, I realized how awesome this yoyo is; even with the stock 8-ball SPEC bearing. Because of the weight rings, it gets really good spin times, comparable to any average metal yoyo. This throw, as previously stated, is also quite heavy, weighing in at 69 grams! If you prefer lighter throws in general, I wouldn’t reccomend this.
I found that using a regular thickness string (YYE, Kitty, etc.) would result in slipping binds, probably because the gap is so big. If you use a string like Toxic Thick Metz, then you have an excellent paired yoyo and string, in my opinion. It will bind well, and just seems to go awesome with the yoyo play-wise. I just thought I would point all of that out, as usually I don’t have any trouble binding at all.
The colors on this yoyo are pretty vibrant. The shiny, gold-colored plating/anno on the weight rings goes excellent with the nice, translucent blue. The blasted finish on the Counter Attack is quite nice, yielding awesome grinds. Speaking of grinds- IRGs are possible, but are tough to do because of the fact that there isn’t much space between the weight rings and the little caps AND that this yoyo lacks real IGRs.
At $34.99 on YYE, this yoyo is definitely a great deal! It plays great, and has awesome spin times. I ended up replacing the stock bearing with an OD 10-ball bearing. At the cost of a couple seconds of spin time, I ended up getting a throw that is one of the smoothest yoyos I own.
Overall I would reccomend this to anybody who wants a fantastic plastic yoyo, either for carrying around or just to have fun with. It’s a great value, and a great buy.
Spin Time: 7.5/10
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