Mickey’s at it again. Don’t quote me on this but I beloved this is his 36th signature yoyo. Will he strike it big again or will this one leave me chasing dreams of what could of been. let’s find out…
Diameter: 56.19 mm / 2.21 inches
Width: 37.61 mm / 1.48 inches
Gap Width: 4.32 mm / .17 inches
Weight: 73.8 grams
chaser / phenomizm / protostar
First thing I notice when I take it out of the basic yoyojam box is it’s really thin. REALLLY thin. Maybe not by some standards but for me, I prefer a nice 55+mm yoyo with a good 42+mm width. So in my opinion it’s pretty thin. But luckily that’s not what drew me in. It was the weight <3
At a little over 73 grams it is by most standards what one would call a “beast” or perhaps a “lead weight with a string” but I just so happen to love a nice solid heavy throw. The way the weight is placed however you wouldn’t believe that it weighs as much as it does. On a throw it’s fast and floaty and will get you wondering if by some yoyo magic you’re playing a completely different yoyo.
Fast and floaty coming from a 73g yoyo. Who’d a thunk it? Not I…
Anyway, back to the most important part. The play. It, of course, handles everything you can throw it’s way with ease and finesse. It zooms inbetween string segments and lands safely where you tell it to. It spins smoothly and quietly not offering any backtalk whatsoever. It stays true to the throw and doesn’t veer off course like some faster throws tend to. it’s also notably more stable then I expected. It doesn’t particularly grind too well due to the straight plastic finish. I can’t say for sure but I assume its Polycarbonate. It’s fairly sturdy and seems well constructed.
Now lets take a look at how the chaser feels in my hand. At first it felt way too thin, but I’m getting used to it. I can’t say I’m a huge fan or anything, but I can deal with it for the perks the play offers. In this case a “getting to know your throw” time was necessary. I’ve heard people say it has a “protostar-esque shape” and as long as the “esque” is emphasized I’d have to agree. Compared to the protostar the rims are a lot thinner and steeper making the adjusted catch zone that much easier to land. It is also slightly bigger and fairly thinner compared to the protostar. It comes in some very classy colors with either the standard mirror caps or the newer golden caps. I went with the gold cause…well…I’m classy like that
Comes installed with a thin bearing and includes the speed bearing so beginners can start their journey with this and chase their way to dreams of fame and fortune. If that’s not what you seek, it’s a great fun throw and if you’re like me, it can be a nice breather from the “superwide wave of 2011” I keep hearing about. It is available here for $27 and if you ask me, it is currently THE plastic to beat. Pick one up, you won’t be dissapointed.
Thats right. I said it.