Throw Score Yoyo Review Ep#5 – YOYOFFICER Rave

I have had the pleasure of playing with the Yoyofficer Rave extensively.  This yoyo has quickly become one of my favorites.  Yoyofficer did a good job with this Throw.

To review, the Yoyofficer Rave is a bi-metal yoyo which I purchased at YoyoBestBuy at around $99.97.  Out of the box, the yoyo felt really smooth while at play and it throws really well.

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Yoyo Specifications

Bearing Size C Size
Width 44.35 mm
Gap Width 4.60 mm
Weight 64.8 grams
Diameter 55 mm
Response System 19 mm Slim

The yoyo finish is glossy.  It is very smooth and grinds well. The  weight feel of the yoyo is on the heavier side.  Which makes this yoyo lean towards techy play styles rather than speedy.  The shape as well not being a “v” shape suggests it is designed more for techy style play.  But even so, when I put it through speed combinations, this throw powered through them swiftly without missing a beat.

Overall, the Yoyofficer Rave is a very nice bi-metal yoyo that should put a smile on the face of the techy player in you.  This is an excellent bi-metal yoyo.

Check out the Throw Score video of the Yoyofficer Rave and let me know what you think.


Yoyofficer Rave Throw Scores:

Smoothness 5 / 5
Weighty Feel 5 / 5
Grinding Ability:

Finger Grinds:

Talon Grinds:

Finger Spin:

14 / 15

5 / 5

5 / 5

4.5 / 5

Horizontal Play 5 / 5
Techy Style 5 / 5
Speedy Play 5 / 5
THROW SCORE 4.9 / 5 

Yoyo Unboxing – Yoyofficer Rave

The next yoyo I am unboxing is the Yoyofficer Rave.  I tried this yoyo once before and I really liked it so I thought why not get one for myself.

I got the green with purple splash that matches my other Yoyofficer yoyo called the Vector.   The colorway is really nice.  Yoyofficer did a good job with this Throw.  

The Yoyofficer Rave is a bi-metal yoyo which I purchased at YoyoBestBuy at around $99.97.  Out of the box, the yoyo feels really smooth while at play but the response is not as strong.  However it still throws really well.

Something I noticed about Yoyofficer yoyos, the string that comes with it is really short.  So being a techy player, I like the strings a little longer so I just swap it out with Kitty Fat.

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The yoyo finish is not bead blasted but rather it is on the glossy side.  However it is still very smooth and grinds well.  In term of weight feel, the yoyo seems to be on the heavier side.  Which makes this yoyo lean towards techy play styles rather than speedy.  The shape as well not being a “v” shape suggests it is designed more for techy style play.

My recommendation if you are considering buying this yoyo is to get additional response pads.  This should help in adjusting the responsiveness of the yoyoy to your liking.  Overall, the Yoyofficer Rave is very nice bi-metal yoyo that should put a smile on the face of the techy player in you.

Check out the unboxing video of the Yoyofficer Rave and let me know what you think.  Throw Score yoyo review to follow soon.

Throw Score Yoyo Review Ep#4 – YoyoFreaks Your Mom

“100 Yoyos, 10 Color Ways, 1 Time Run,” that is what sums up YoyoFreaks Your Mom.  This is directly from the site http://yoyofreaks.com/.

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.

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Yoyo Specifications

Bearing Size C Size
Width 44.2 mm
Gap Width 4.25 mm
Weight 67.9 grams
Diameter 56 mm
Response 19 mm

My first impressions were recorded in the unboxing video posted last week.  After a week of playing with this pro-quality throw, it has definitely made a great lasting impression on me.

First of the design and build quality is top notch.  The yoyo is bead blasted to a really smooth texture.  In fact the yoyo feels dead smooth.  The yoyo is slightly heavier compared to the OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV .  This makes the yoyo lean more towards Techy play than pure speed play.  The yoyo grinds really well, however, fingerspins and horizontal play is not its strength.

YoyoFreaks Your Mom feels really good while at play.  Even though spin time is really measured as much anymore, this yoyo spins and spins and spins.  Because of these performance qualities, this yoyo will definitely help you power through tricks and combos. .

Here now is the Throw Score of Yoyo Freaks Your Mom:


YoyoFreaks Your Mom Throw Scores:

Smoothness 5 / 5
Weighty Feel –  light   1 2 3 4 5   heavy 3 / 5
Grinding Ability:

Finger Grinds:

Talon Grinds:

Finger Spin:

14 / 15

5 / 5

4 / 5

2 / 5

Horizontal Play 2 / 5
Techy Style 5 / 5
Speedy Play 3 / 5
THROW SCORE 3.7 / 5 

With the 100 series gone, meaning it all sold out in a day gone, we are left to wonder what is next with YoyoFreaks.  Given the response of Throwers and the performance of this series, I hope we see JD release another another 100 series from YoyoFreaks.

Throw Score Yoyo Review – OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV

Throw Score Yoyo Review – OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV

The OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV is a special edition yoyo building on the original Kuntosh designed by Sonny Patrick, according to the product description found in YoyoBestBuy. This special edition however, parallels the  inspiration that Lamborghini designers had when they made a special edition of the Lamborghini Countach they named the Countach 5000QV.

Lamborghini Countach 5000QV
The limited edition Lamborghini included subtle innovative design changes that improved performance of the car in comparisson to the original design.  In a similar approach, OneDrop made subtle changes to the design of the Kuntosh 5000QV, including a change in the aluminum allow to 7075 from the original 6061.  The changes are intended to refine and improve the yoyos performance from the original design.

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I do not have a basis of comparisson with the original, since I have not been able to get my hands on one.  But having to have played with the Kuntosh 5000QV for a week now, I am very impressed.

First of the quality of the build is impressive.  It is of excellent quality.  The surface of the yoyo is smooth and feels solid to the touch.  I appreciate the variety of the color ways but prefer this beautiful racing red.


Yoyo Specifications

Bearing Size C Size (.250″ x .500″ x .187″) 10 Ball
Width 45.6 mm
Gap Width 4.32 mm
Weight 64.9 grams
Diameter 55.9 mm
Response System One Drop Flow Groove
YoYo Material 7075 Aluminum

As I put the yoyo through the rigors of yoyo tricks and combinations I found it to be a very competent design.  The yoyo carried out technical tricks very well.  For speed tricks it worked out well but the flatter angles of the side profile may slow it down at times.  The yoyo is really good for finger and talon grinds but finger spins  at times may be hampered by the side effects on the yoyo.

Overall the OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV is a refined throw.  It is definitely a professional level yoyo.  The quality of the build, the yoyo design and feel exudes confidence in the player and helps land techincal tricks like a hot sports car taking corners.

Check out the Throw Score Yoyo Review Video and let me know what you think.


OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV Throw Scores:

Smoothness 4.5 / 5
Weighty Feel 4 / 5
Grinding Ability:

Finger Grinds:

Talon Grinds:

Finger Spin:

14 / 15

5 / 5

5 / 5

4 / 5

Horizontal Play 3 / 5
Techy Style 5 / 5
Speedy Play 4.5 / 5
THROW SCORE 4.4 / 5 

Throw Score Yoyo Review Ep#2 – C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash

I have had the C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash for few weeks now and I really am very impressed by this Yoyo.  Since the unboxing I given this Yoyo major play.  And I am still impressed by it since day one. It is a plastic yo-yo in the middle with stainless steel rims that you usually find on bi-metal yoyos. But if you did not know it is plastic, you would think it is metal because it plays and feels like a metal yoyo.

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C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash Specs:
Diameter: 56.95mm
Width: 43mm
Gap Width: 4.6mm
Weight: 64.8g
Bearing: Size C


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As I mentioned in the first Throw Score review, this review is completely different from what you are used to seeing. The approach is from a yoyoer’s point of view.  I came up with categories to rate a yoyo from what yoyo players are looking to get from a yoyo.  The categories are described below.  Each category has a score from 1 – 5. The higher the score the better except for Weight Feel, which the lower number represents a lighter feel and the higher number a heavier feel.  As an enhancement to the scoring, category 5, Style of play is now scored.  Details are below.

Here are the categories:

1. Smoothness – How smoothe the yoyo spins (Score 1-5).
2. Weight Feel – How heavy does the yoyo feel in your hand while at play (Score 1-5, light to heavy feel).
3. Grinding Ability – How well can the yoyo carries out yoyo grinding tricks. The score is composed of three subcategories, Finger Grinds, Talon Grinds and Finger spins. All of which have a score of 1-5 which are added for a combined score of 1-15.
4. Horrizontal Play – How well the yoyo carries out horrizontal tricks or combos (Score 1-5).
5. Style of Play – What kind of combos of tricks the yoyo is more likely suited.  The score is composed of two subcategories, Speed and Techy.  These two are now scored 1-5 which are added for a combined score of 1-10.

To summarize the scores, I took categories 1,3,4 and 5 and added the scores together and divided them by 5. This average number represents a score of the yoyo itself, which we will call the Throw Score.

Check out the yoyo review video and let me know what you think about the C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash.


Throw Score – C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash:
Smoothness – 5/5
Weight Feel (Light 1 2 3 4 5 Heavy) – 2
Grinding Ability – 15/15
– Finger Grinds – 5
– Talon Grinds – 5
– Finger Spins – 5
Horrizontal Play – 5/5
Style of Play – 10/10
– Speed – 5
– Tech – 5
FINAL THROW SCORE – 5


Yoyo Unboxing – C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash

The next yoyo I am going to unbox is C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash.

I got the black version and this one is actually going to be a given away soon to one of you as a thank you for watching my videos, visiting my site and following my posts. But first have to wait for this cube that I ordered that is also going to be part of the giveaway. So this yoyo is not for mine to keep but this is for you guys whoever wins the giveaway.

The C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash is a plastic yo-yo in the middle with stainless steel rims that you usually find on bi-metal yoyos. C3YoyoDesign bought back some of the YoyoJam like stuff. YoyoJam does a lot of hybrids so I think this is going to feel like a YoyoJam yoyo.

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Out of the box, this yoyo feels pretty cool. This actually feels a lot like a metal yoyo. I could probably use this for competition. This is the best plastic yoyo I have ever touched. You can actually grind on this plastic and it does not hurt. Usually plastic yoyos they do not really grind.

So right now this feels a lot like a metal yoyo. If I did not know this was a plastic yoyo you would think this is a high-end metal yoyo. You can finger spin with it even with the logo placement on the yoyo. Wow, who ever is going to win this from the giveaway is going to like it.

Yoyo players are going to like this. I admit I am really liking this yoyo. For horizontal to it is really smooth. Wow! I really do not know what to say except I am just loving it right now.

So that was the unboxing of the C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash. Whoever wins the giveaway that I will be announcing soon this is going to be yours 🙂

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Throw Score – A Yoyo Review of the TopYo Quantum

I have had the TopYo Quantum for a week and I really am very impressed by this Yoyo.  Since the unboxing I cannot put this Yoyo down.  It is a bi-metal Yoyo and is considered a budget yoyo because of the price, but it feels so much more.  To give the Yoyo a thorough review and to be able to relate my experience with it, I put together this review.

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This review is completely different from what you are used to seeing. The approach is from a yoyoer’s point of view, meaning I have come up with categories to rate a yoyo from what yoyo players are looking to get from a yoyo.  The categories are described below. Each category has a score from 1 – 5. The higher the score the better except for Weight Feel, which the lower number represents a lighter feel and the higher number a heavier feel.

Here are the categories:

1. Smoothness – How smoothe the yoyo spins (Score 1-5).
2. Weight Feel – How heavy does the yoyo feel in your hand while at play (Score 1-5, light to heavy feel).
3. Grinding Ability – How well can the yoyo carries out yoyo grinding tricks. The score is composed of three subcategories, Finger Grinds, Talon Grinds and Finger spins. All of which have a score of 1-5 which are added for a combined score of 1-15.
4. Horrizontal Play – How well the yoyo carries out horrizontal tricks or combos (Score 1-5).
5. Style of Play – What kind of combos of tricks the yoyo is more likely suited. No numeric score.

To summarize the scores, I took categories 1,3 and 4 and added the scores together and divided them by 5. This average number represents a score of the yoyo itself, which we will call the Throw Score.

Check out the yoyo review video and let me know what you think about the TopYo Quantum and the Throw Score.

Yoyo Unboxing – TopYo Quantum

Just got 5 of the latest yoyos from YoyoBestbuy.  This video shows the first yoyo unboxing of the bunch. The yoyo is the Quantum by Topyo.  It is a bi-metal Yoyo and is considered a budget yoyo because of the price.

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My first impression of this yoyo out of the box is sheer wow!  Right out of the box, I took this yoyo through paces of various yoyo tricks and combos.  It feels amazing to play with.  The bearing feels smooth.  The yoyo feels good in my hand and excellent on the throw.  I also geeked out about the color being pink, it is really cool.

If you ever have problems with landing tricks and need a yoyo to just power through your combos, I think this is worth checking out.  Although I will still do a more comprehensive review, my initial verdict of this yoyo by TopYo is “competition yoyo worthy.”

Check out the unboxing video and let me know what you think.