Lets start with this
YYR: quite possibly the best brand ever. EVER!
I am one of those yoyo-ers to be blessed with owning two yoyorecreation products. Let alone one. They are not cheap. But, they are also the best performing yoyos in the market. Just like Grandaddy used to say "Good things aren't cheap and cheap things aren't good." I follow this saying to the ends of the earth. The Sleipnir:
Shinya Kidos’ performance was already enough to get me going for this. Christopher Chias’ cemented my decision. Not only that, but the new design gave me a heart attack.
But it was very tough deciding between the horse or “TAKE THAT” for the design
The design finally fits the name. Sleipnir is an eight legged horse from Norse mythology, upon which Odin would ride to battle.
Does this yoyo have eight legs?
Would this yoyo be good for riding into battle?
Does it anyways?
And yoyo contests?
Greatest full size yoyo ever. EVER! No tilt, smooth enough, fast, floaty (really floaty), and very good looking. And when I say no tilt, I mean there’s nothing for it to tilt towards or away from. The profile of this yoyo is very wide. YYR does a superb job of maximizing the catch zone. its a very angular shape. Its so sharp I can do black hops with ease. Normally black hops is hard to complete on a yoyo 43 mm in width.
Speed: The Sleipnir has established itself as a fast yoyo. I don’t deny that a bit. If you know how to play fast, it will play faster. If you want floaty, it will be a Peak. Seriously, if you don’t want to play fast, this will match any speed you can handle. This yoyo is very “bouncy.” thats the best I can describe it.
As for smoothness…It’s perfectly acceptable. This is actually like learning to throw a football; you have to throw it a bunch to get the hang of it. but once you master throwing it, no vibe. But hey, you wont notice even if there is any vibe.
Spin: Just keep playing, it’s still spinning
Binding: Learn to catch it or else you’ll say ouch
Lucky for me, I got this for Christmas. Luckier, it’s purple. This is the yoyo that raised the bar for the undersized segment. MY friend played with it and he just simply said “Man, this thing will spin forever,” after going through a very insanely technical trick. Oh wait! Thats what it was built for! Takahiro Lizukas’ tricks shouldn’t be possible. But he does them anyway. I am still trying to get this trick down after four months of practice. I even made a Twitter account so I could ask him about some techniques. I don’t read Japanese, unfortunately.
Its pretty much the same as the Sleipnir in smoothness, spin time, and general shape. But it is far different in size.
Austin Powers comes to mind
The Messiah is meant for a completely different style of tricks. The Messiah is good for those weaving and string manipulation tricks whereas the Sleipnir is good for around the body movement. But don’t be fooled! The Messiah can go around your body and the Sleipnir can weave in and out. It’s just a matter of how well you know your yoyo.
Messiah: Don’t try them
Sleipnir: LIKE A BOSS
The messiah just wasn’t built for horizontals. The Sleipnir on the other hand can spin for an insanely long times while sideways. I have vastly improved my horizontal skills since I got it.
Conclusion: Which one is better?
Here’s a giraffe