YYF StarLite Review.
Hello and thanks for reading this review.
The YYF Protostar was my second plastic unresponsive yoyo and for several months it had been one of my main throws. I like the shape of it very much and the weight maintains really great spin times. So when the Starlite came along, I was stoked. I own a Duncan Pulse which I loop with in the dark but of course, you can’t play 1A or 5A with it , therefore the Starlite was a no brainer.
The packaging is the typical YYF box, however the color scheme is attractive and compliments the yoyo nicely.
Already familiar with the shape of the yoyo it was a natural feel, but what struck me the most was the weight difference. Yoyoexpert states the weight at 65.7 grams and the Protostar is at 67 grams. So that difference really makes a difference! For a full size throw, this one plays fast!
Diameter: 56 mm / 2.20 inches
Width: 43.50 mm / 1.71 inches
Weight: 65.7 grams
Bearing Size: Center Trac Bearing
Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: Central Bearing Co - CBC Slim Pad
I have to say that I really like the 65-66 gram weight class. I like the Protostar too, but the Starlight is just so much sweeter in my opinion and thanks to the shape has excellent spin times just like the protostar. I would say the protostar lasts a bit longer but I can do the same combos on the starlite as I can with the protostar. Like the Protostar however it has the same grind faults, there are no irgs or good finger grinds. But it does everything else. And I would add that an ideal set up for protostar fans or those Unfamiliar to it, is to have all three, the Starlite, Protostar and Northstar so you can have that shape and also play around with the different weights. Sometimes I wanna go heavy, other times light, so it’s a nice luxury to have for practice.
Let’s talk about the GLOW feature which is the main selling point. Most glow in the dark materials have a relatively short glow span with daylight or imitation daylight exposure. Charge this under a light for 10 or 15 min and you might get 10 solid minutes before it fades out, and even so it is still rather dim. The ONLY way to really enjoy this throw for glow the way I see it, is using Black light. Otherwise it’s just pointless because you’ll be charging over and over again. Under black light it just GLOWS always, and looks like its floating about in the air. I really produces a stunning and hypnotizing effect. So if you get one of these, get a black light too, you won’t be sorry for the extra expense. (The Glow Pic below is under Black Light by the way.)
For $23.99, you just can’t go wrong with the Starlite!!
Any further questions, feel welcome to ask.