You may recall that I have unboxed the original version of this HouLight UV light before. You can find that unboxing video by clicking here.
In the original video one of my criticisms about this light is there is no on and off switch. Essentially to turn it on and off you literally need to plug it in the outlet or unplug it. That effort becomes a bit inconvenient specially if you are using often.
This vesion 2 however is the new and improved version. HouLight took notice of complaint and improved the product by adding an on and off switch on the light. They reached out to me via messenger and asked if I can review the new and improved version and I agreed. If you are in the market for a black light, look no further than the HouLight High Power 20W Ultra Violet UV LED Flood Light. For yoyoing, it will make your strings look super cool and visible.
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Even though I have not witnessed the event myself, I thought it would be great to somehow support the contest in a special way and pay homage to my Filipino heritage.
With the help of my father, Vince Penacerrada, we reached out to the organizers of PNYYC. After a few days of messaging we arrived at an agreement that LorenzYoCubing will be an official platinum sponsor of the PNYYC 2018.
This year’s contest is coming up fast. The dates of the contest are September 1 and 2, 2018 and the venue will be at SM Marikina, Marcos Highway, Kalumpang, Marikina City.
There will be two main divisions (Professional Division and Amateur Division). The Professional Division will consist of five (5) divisions with a Preliminary round with one (1) minute routines & a Final round with three (3) minute routines:
1A Division: One sleeping Yo-Yo for string tricks.
2A Division: two (2) looping Yo-Yos for looping or circular trajectory tricks.
3A Division: two (2) sleeping yoyos for string tricks.
4A Division: one or more Yo-Yos not attached to the string/s for offstring tricks.
5A Division: one or more sleeping Yo-Yos not attached to the hand.
The Amateur Division will consist of players who are playing for less than 2 years. It will consist of two (2) minute routines. Previous champions will be seeded to the preliminaries of the PROFESSIONAL Division.
This contest is the biggest Yo-Yo contest in the Philippines and have inspired many to pursue professional yo-yo playing. I want to wish all the competitors the best and hope our support will help inspire and propagate this awesome performance sport. Mabuhay po!
This yoyo has a generally large diameter and is not too wide and not too narrow. It has some nice stainless steal rims that have the Outlier later engraving and later I noticed that it had my Youtube initials on it “LYC”. I believe that Brandon puts the initials of the player that ordered it next to the Outlier engraving.
This yoyo is dead smooth on the first throw. In terms of playability this yoyo is actually phenomenal in all the styles I threw at it. It is light but the rims make it stable enough so that it can play all styles. The lightness and stability of the rims makes it excellent at speed and since it is wide it is very good for tech as well. The open catch zone makes whip and laceration tricks very easy and it also is awesome at horizontal tricks. All grinds are very good on this yoyo however the rough laser engravings in the faces makes it feel weird while doing finger spins but isn’t that much of a problem.
Overall this is an awesome throw and I highly recommend this yoyo to anyone that has $110 bucks in their pocket. Huge thanks to Brandon for sending me this throw and I hope you enjoy the one I sent you as well haha.
I so happy on how well received the TopYo x LorenzYoCubing Meta yo-yo have been from the Yo-yo community. In a period of just a few days, the Meta became sold out from YoyoBestBuy. But not to worry, other stores still have stock but am moving fairly quickly as the word is getting out. That is amazing and I am so thankful to you all for your continued support.
Here are the Yo-yo stores that are carrying the TopYo x LorenzYoCubing (LYC), signature Yo-Yo.
The feedback on the yo-yo are continuing to come. I have captured some of the reactions below as a way to document what I have known all along, the Meta is an awesome yo-yo. But do not just take my word for it, check out the feedback below:
Comments from YouTube:
Here are some comments on a recent FaceBook Fan Page Post:
On Instagram here are what has been posted from yo-yoers recently purchased the Meta:
Out of the box this yoyo is dead smooth, although the finish on the yoyo has a very strong matted feel that has a similar effect as a glossy finish. It may stick to your sweaty fingers a little when it gets hot but very minimal.
This yoyo has excellent rim weight but is still light enough to do tricks that require a lot of movement. Since it has both the stableness of the rims and the light weight, this yoyo can handle any trick you throw at it!!!
It is light enough and has good rim weight for speed, but the rims can also have a good stable feel for tech. Plus the round shape is good for tricks like rejections. The catch zone is just perfect not too wide not too narrow for whip tricks like lacerations and meta, and also for horizontal. The bowl in the face of the yoyo is also pretty good for finger spins, the yoyo is also very good at normal grinds as well.
Overall this is a great bi-metal yoyo from MagicYoyo and I highly recommend it to anyone who has the money for it!!!
Thank you so much to MagicYoyo for sending this to me this throw is awesome!!!
In the unboxing video, you can see the yoyo up close and in motion as I take it through various trick combos. It is in that video that I demonstrated using the yoyo in regular play. For my first impressions be sure to watch the unboxing video.
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Having a signature yoyo is something that I’ve dreamed of having ever since I started yo-yoing. After getting sponsored by TopYo, which is also something I’ve always wanted, I thought to myself “What if did a collaboration design to make a yoyo that’s just right for me?” and sure enough, the owner was very open to the idea!!! I took some of my favorite yoyos and processed what I liked about each of them so that I can have one yoyo with all their traits. And then after three prototypes, my signature was born!!!
After I had the prototypes in my hand, I had to come up with a name for this yoyo. While watching a Scales Collective podcast, I kept hearing them say the word “meta” over and over again. So I texted Keiran Cooper and asked him what the word meta means. He told me that it’s a term most gamers use which is ” a strategy that the majority uses to win” and I thought to myself “that’s what I want my yoyo to be, a yoyo that people use to win” hence, outcome the TopYo Meta.
In this video I unboxed the TopYo Raiser along with a sponsorship package!!!
First off, congrats to Eugene Joh for getting sponsored by TopYo!!! Welcome to the family brudda and I’m super happy for you, and for me too cause I’m not the only one in the U.S. anymore haha.
The yoyos I got in the package were new color ways of the rimmed silenus, impulse, and photon, along with the new TopYo Raiser.
The TopYo Raiser bi-metal is a very smooth yoyo. I noticed that it plays very fast and very light. The inner rims give it good rim weight so that the yoyo isn’t too floaty. the open shape allows the yoyo to handle techy tricks very well, it also allows it to play horizontal pretty nice as well.
Overall this is an all around bi-metal throw and I highly recommend it!!!
“Most Effective Tactic Available,” that is what the name means from today’s Urban Dictionary. The approach to the design is not far from the definition. I wanted the yoyo to be able to do speed, tech, finger spin and just about anything I throw at it. The result definitely will not disappoint.