This is a review of the YoYo Jam Destiny!
Diameter: 53.07 mm / 2.09 inches
Width: 41.43 mm / 1.63 inches
Gap Width: W/ Narrow Bearing: 2.91 mm / .11 inches W/ SPEED Bearing: 4.29 mm / .17 inches
Weight: 62.4 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
YoYoJam SPEED Bearing
Also Comes With Narrow Bearing
Response: YoYoJam Silicone Response Pads
“Slim Pad” Size 19mm OD
The packaging was the normal old YYJ packaging but instead of just every thing sitting in there, the counterweight was already attached, ready to go for 5a as soon as it came out of the box. I found that very convenient because I bought it for that reason.
Out of the box, these things are B-E-A-utiful! I ordered two of them for 3a, and just to have. I got the clear versions and they are stunning, inside amazing, outside double the prettiness. When I first got them they came with a narrow bearing, but I quickly changed that. I threw them for the first time and… responsive… Grrrrr. Slightly disappointed I put a centre trac in and… better!
With the flat bearing: not so much
With the Centre Trac: Wayyyyy better
Once I put the Centre Tracs in and these things turned into magic. I broke in the response a little more and wow. These things are smooth! Not so smooth like u cant tell its there, but smooth enough to say that it is really smooth. At 62 grams this thing is floating like a cloud, and it gets going. It has a lot of speed on it, and the best part is, because it is basically the plastic hybrid version of the AI it is STABLE. It is a rock, but it is fast. The only flaw is the spin times, but they still stand up to my genisis. Fast, stable, smooth. everything you want.
This yoyo definitely excels at 5a. It is so easily maneuverable that it just goes any where you want to go. With beesting combos it just bounces how you want it to. you have complete and total control giving you a major advantage in 5a. It just allows effortless play in that devision.
The shape is basically the AI in a plastic form. Its like the Phenomizm is to the Phenom. But any way, it fits very, very comfortably in the hand, and the large rings transitions smoothly from metal to plastic. On a catch it is very cushioned, and because it is so light there is no uncomfortable spots on a catch. I personally love the shape.
Overall I love this yoyo. It is so zippy and stable it is the perfect combo, at slow speeds it may tilt but it is easily corrected. It is a beautiful looking yoyo and yet again, i say i love it. Definitely pick one up.
The counter weight: Its kind of weird, the bearing does not seem to do anything… but I like it, its cool.