So hey everyone. Im gonna do another review, this one on the YYF Protostar. So here it is…enjoy!!
(Pics are at the bottom)
So i got this yoyo for Christmas, so i didn’t have the opportunity to wait for in the mail, but i was pretty confident i was going to get it, so i was pretty excited. When i opened the package i was really happy to see my orange Protostar in its box. If you have read my review of the Supernova, you will know i am a big fan of the YYF packages. I really like how they put time into them. I really like the color of this specific yoyo, too.
Diameter: 55.94 mm / 2.20 inches
Width: 43.15 mm / 1.69 inches
Gap Width: 4.43 mm / .17 inches
Response System: CBC Slim Pad Size 19mm OD
Weight: 67.0 grams
Bearing Size: Center Trac Bearing by CBC
Response and Bearing
The Protostar comes stock with a size C Center Trac bearing. I am not THAT fond of Center Tracs, but in this yoyo, it is a very good bearing. It also comes with CBC Slim Pads, which are nice. I have been playing with this yoyo for over 4 months and they still give nice, tight, snappy binds. One thing i don’t like is that this yoyo has spacers. I HATE spacers. They stick to the bearing, and get damaged when you try to take them off. They also make the yoyo VERY loud.
The Protostar has a nice H shape that kinda slopes down to the bearing. This shape is very comfortable in the hand and helps you throw it straight and hard every time.
The Protostar is an amazing yoyo. For a $35 plastic, there is nothing even close to it. It feels quite light on the string, and can do ANYTHING you throw at it. It is extremely stable, due to its metal weight rings, and it can play fast or slow and it is also good for “techy” type of tricks. It is also very good at horizontal tricks. It is floaty, while also being solid enough to move around. I have gotten spin times ranging from 3-4 minutes. The only thing that the Protostar can’t do is grind. It really has no chance of doing a decent grind.
YYF and John Ando did an amazing job on the Protostar. They made a yoyo that could play with the best of them at a fraction of the price.
Three words: Get the Protostar.