When I first pulled the yoyo out of the box, the plastic is not like any other plastic yoyo that I’ve owned before. I felt like a piece of furniture. The yoyo also had a string on it ready to cut to my own height, that’s a plus!!! When I first threw the yoyo, it had a tiny bit of vibration and wasn’t that good for finger grinds because of the bulgy shape, similar to the YoyoFactory Replay Pro and The YoyoFactory Aviator 1 and 2. Although, it can do finger spins pretty well because of the gift concave space on the face of the yoyo.
I was a little disappointed with the limited ability to grind, but the playability totally made up for that!!! The yoyo hit my tricks pretty well and overall it is a fun yoyo and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to try something new.
It is spring time in Brentwood and with the amount of rain we have had this winter, everything is blooming. Which then trigger allergies for some who suffer from such including yours truly and HanzYoyo. So what better way to alleviate ourselves of the symptoms than by taking Claritin, using Visine eyedrops and throwing yoyos around 🙂
In this video you will find me doing tricks together with my new friend HanzYoyo who is also a YouTuber. I met Hanz at Cal State Yoyo Championships last April at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. After the event, we stayed in touch and found out that we lived within 20 minutes of each other. So one day I called him up and invited him over to do this video collaboration.
In the video, HanzYoyo used the TopYo Quantum which you have seen me review before.
This episode of Throw Score Yoyo Reviews is on the YOYOFFICER YACARE.
After playing with the YOYOFFICER Yacare for a week, it has quickly become one of my favorite throws. This yoyo is designed to be speedy and flawless at finger spins. It is super smooth with a glossy finish that almost feels like it is bead blasted. The throw is light and the shape is angular which makes it great for speed and horizontal tricks as well.
Best of all is the value you get from this yoyo. The price is about $40 but the yoyo quality and playability is well above its price range.
If your play style is speedy and you do a lot of horizontal tricks, including finger spins, you will be happy with this awesome throw from YOYOFFICER.
So right out of the box this yoyo is dead smooth. on a scale of 1-10 of smoothness, it is a 20!!! Finger Grinds, not a problem. Talon Grinds, easy. Thumb Grinds, gimme a break. The only finger grind that is a little difficult is the horizontal finger grind. Even though there is a dimple in the center of the face, that whole section is elevated upward, when you do a finger spin, your finger will land on the side of the ledge. So finger spins on this yoyo are doable, but they’re not great.
This yoyo leans more to the stable and heavy side as opposed to floaty and light yoyos. Due to the yoyo’s zero wall, it really difficult to do speed combos and horizontal combos with. Techy style on the other hand is not a problem. If you watch Yuuki Spencer’s tricks and combos, he doesn’t do too much speed or horizontal, however he does do a lot of techy tricks that are at a normal speed. So you play like that, then this yoyo is right for you!!! Some other players that play tech at a normal speed – Zach Gormley, Harrizon Lee
Now here is the unboxing of the Caribou Lodge Kayak –
“100 Yoyos, 10 Color Ways, 1 Time Run,” that is what sums up YoyoFreaks Hashtag. This is something you can get at yoyobestbuy.
With the plethora of yoyo companies and yoyo models out there, YoyoFreaks is doing something different, quality versus quantity. There are only 100 yoyos made of this series. So when they are gone, they are gone.
This yoyo is a miniature sized bi-metal yoyo that is amazing at fingerspins. The yoyo is bead blasted to a really smooth texture. In fact the yoyo feels dead smooth. The yoyo is light but heavy for a mini yoyo. All Grinds on this yoyo are amazing!!!
YoyoFreaks Hashtag feels really good while at play. It is excellent at speedy and techy type tricks. Despite it’s size, the yoyo can play well according to any style of play you do, although horizontal is a little difficult because of it’s size. Overall, I highly recommend this yoyo and in my opinion, it is the best miniature sized yoyo out there right now. Get one before it’s gone!!!
Here now is the Throw Score of Yoyo Freaks Hashtag:
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The newest YoyoFreaks Yoyo finally arrived and I thought that I would try it out by taking it outside!!! #HashtagPromo haha. So the YoyoFreaks Hashtag is a miniature sized bi-metal yoyo that is designed to be really good at fingerspins. Even though I have not done a ThrowScore, I can already say the performance of this yoyo is very very high.
YoyoFreaks at YoyoBestBuy
The video is a trick video from the “Yoyoers” point of view using the YoyoFreaks Hashtag. According to YoyoBestbuy.com, the yoyo will drop on May 17, 2017. Remember there are only 100 of this series, it is a short run so do not miss this one.
Check out the promo video below and let me know what you think.
Okay guys we are going through this cycle again because I have received six new yoyos from yoyobesbuy and I’m ready to start unboxing and reviewing these!!! In this unboxing I unboxed the new MagicYoyo Carpfin.
When I first took the yoyo out of the package I immediately noticed that there was some weight to the yoyo. I also noticed that the face of the yoyo looked just like the face of the YoyoFactory Shutter. When I first threw the yoyo, it was dead smooth. While playing with the yoyo, it is more on the heavier side. Even though I can keep a constant pace while doing tricks, it doesn’t carry out speed combos that well, because of the weight. I think that this yoyo was designed to do techy tricks at a constant pace, sort of similar to the styles of Yuuki Spencer and Zach Gormley.
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Grinds on this yoyo are fine. The only grinds that I had trouble with were inner cup grinds for example talon and thumb grinds. The reason I had trouble with those was because the inner cup was glossy as opposed to the rest of the yoyo which is bead blasted. Since it is glossy, if you grab the inner cup with your skin, the yoyo will whirl around. I recommend that if you are going to to inner cup grinds then use mostly your fingernails so that the metal won’t snag on your fingers. horizontal finger grinds are okay because you already mostly use your fingernail when you do a finger spin.
The MagicYoyo Carpfin is a good yoyo for a player that does techy style tricks at a normal pace. Grinds are okay as long as you use mostly fingernail while doing inner cup grinds. Overall, I highly recommend this yoyo.
A few weeks ago, I got an email from Scott Ramsey of Mind In Motion Games. He introduced me to this cool new cube called Rubik’s Futuro Cube. I did not know what it was so Scott shared with me the link to the website (http://www.futurocube.com). I poked around the site to see what it was. It turns out it is an interactive puzzle cube.
After a day or two, I received the cube in the mail and boy was I surprised as to what this thing can do.
The Futuro Cube is pretty cool, It is an electronic cube and needs to be charged via USB charger. It is however more than just a cube with lights. The first time I plugged it in, it took a deep breath. Really it did! The cube has speakers so the interaction is both, visual and auditory.
Right out of the box it comes with 14 different games, including one that is pretty close to how you solve a regular 3×3 Rubik’s cube. If you are into coding you can actually download a development kit that will allow you to program your own games.
Each of the games are scored depending on how far you go. You can then upload your scores to with the online interface. The cube can also interact with other cubes. If a friend has a Futuro cube in close proximity, you can challenge each other via bluetooth.Game play ranges from simple to complex and has enough variability to give hours of fun.
But being a music guy, I specially liked the piano feature which I demonstrated and embelished in the video below 🙂
Check out my video below and let me know what you think.
You guys have been asking for it, so here it is, my Cal State Yoyo Competition 2017 1A Prelims performance.
Enjoy…Rant video coming soon!
Going on stage for the first time pushed my nerves to the limit. But when I watched the video of my performance, it felt a lot worse that it looked. I did not quite make the finals, but getting the experience is inspiring me to do it again. (Competition Results click here).
This is definitely an event that I will continue to attend year after year. Thank you all for hanging out and being cool.
Check out the video and let me know what you think.