Hey guys. This is my first review, so I’ll try to make it good. I figured I’d make one since there aren’t really any reviews out on it.
The surge is a new yoyo by YYJ, said to play better than anything in its price range. Can the surge truly hold up to its competition? Let’s find out!
What you get:
YYJ Speed bearing (10 ball)
Crappy white string (whatever… We all have extra strings)
First impressions: Out of the box, the surge had a nice feel, but some of the edges were sharp. This was easily fixed by sanding each half on a drill. The yoyo felt very solid when I picked it up, and a bit heavy on the first throw. However, the yoyo seemed capable of most tricks without a hitch.
Design: Overall, the yoyo seems very well designed. It has a nice shape, silicone response, and a 10 ball bearing. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/25/2ydunuga.jpg
The shape is very reminiscent the G2 Albatross. A simple, organic catch zone…
The only part of the design I feel could be better is the gap size. While I didn’t experience much snagging or accidental binding, more than a few layers of string can make the yoyo slow down drastically. However, it does not prove to be an issue most of the time.
Play: While the yoyo feels kind of heavy, it still moves nicely on the string. Grinds could hurt a bit until I sanded down some of the plastic, just because the excess plastic was a bit sharp. I personally wish the caps were like the ones on the theory, but it is not a huge deal since thumb/finger grinds aren’t exactly the most common tricks. The yoyo felt very stable, and never really spun out on me unless it had too many layers of string. The size, shape, and weight make this feel like a very long spinner.
Conclusion: Even though it has a cheap price tag, the play says completely otherwise. With great stability, long sleep times, and an extremely low price tag, the Surge is a no brainer. If you like Bang for your buck, this is a great buy.