Opening: I have truly enjoyed being a yo-yo player of almost 6 years. Yo-yo’s have always been my stress reliever and study break throughout the years. While looking for a new skill toy to practice with, I decided to give spin tops a try since my grandmother brings me wooden spin tops from Mexico at times so I have a bit of experience using them. I wanted to buy a good spin top to practice tricks with since I do not know how to do anything impressive with the wooden ones. When Yoyofactory introduced both the Short Circuit and the Elec-Trick, I immediately knew I had to get one. Even better was the affordable price at which they came in. I decided to buy the Elec-Trick and give it a test. I have played with this spin top for about 1 week now and here is my review on it. Please do leave feedback on this since it is my first spin top review.
Specs (Source Yoyoexpert.com):
Height: 75.50 mm/ 2.97 inches
Width: 58.30 mm/ 2.29 inches
Weight: 59.4 grams
First Impressions: When I got the spin top, I immediately noticed how solid it felt weight wise. Not to heavy and not too light. I decided to get the solid green version instead of the light up version to save some money. The light up version would probably be a good option for someone with money and experience. I still love the solid green version even though it does not light up. I also ordered extra spin top string which I think is a bit different from yo-yo string, though not entirely sure. I immediately wanted to try this spin top and see how it played.
Play: Since I had no prior experience using bearing tipped spin tops, I right away noticed I would have to get a bit used to them. I cannot emphasize how durable this spin top is. It is very durable and it is able to take any hits to the ground with ease when I miss a boomerang. After about 2 days of practice I was able to land most of my boomerangs and I am now practicing more advanced tricks. The spin time on this spin top is impressive as it spins long enough to help me set up for the different tricks I practice, which is essential for any player getting into spin tops. Since I am a beginner I cannot really post more on play since my tricks are limited for now, so I will update this section accordingly.
Final Thoughts: I am truly happy I purchased this spin top since it has taken my skill from minimal to a lot more skills than I had before. If you are looking for a spin top that is very durable, has a long spin time and is at a affordable price, the YYF Elec-Trick is for you. Or if you want to truly go the beginners way the YYF Short Circuit can also be for you, although I did not purchase one. I am so into practicing spin tops right now that I even find myself not practicing yo-yo as much anymore. I did not quit yo-yo, just spin tops are my new thing as of now. What do you all think? Please leave comments and feedback. Thank you for reading.