so i went down to yoyo regionals this year and picked up a popstart to replace my beloved protostar with it’s superiorly undersized cousin.
the packaging comes as a pretty standard YYF afair, it’s easy to get to the good stuff, just open the top and pull out the inside cardboard to retrieve your yoyo and the string in the top compartment.
i chose the “pea green” color as it’s weird. holding it in the hand it’s MINUSCULE. absolutely tiny feeling, however, upon first throw, i was greeted with a “dead weighty” feeling, verry stable and relitively long spin time. grinds are smooth and it’s unresponsive.
downsides are faily common with this though, as mine may as well be welded inside and is not able to be taken appart. this means that the bearing is NOT replaceablr and learning to pick knots is a MUST.
so: popstar throw or no?
throw: it’s a fabulous player, it’s unique and fun, great for learning to be spotless in tricks and awesome to show off.
it’s also cheap enough that you if your’s doesn’t come apart, and the bearing explodes you can probably purchase a new one fairly soon.
well done YYF