Throw Score Yoyo Review – OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV

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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.

OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV at YoyoBestBuy.com

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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 

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C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash & Gans 356 Air Thank You Giveaway by LorenzYoCubing.com

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To show my appreciation to you, I am giving away a couple of gifts.  This is in celebration of the successful launch of my website lorenzyocubing.com.

The gifts I will be giving away are:

Both prizes will go to one winner.  The winner will be selected randomly from those of you who will complete the following easy tasks:

  1.  Subscribe to my YouTube channel http://youtube.com/c/lorenzyocubing and Comment “Yay” on the LorenzYoCubing Giveaway Video.
  2. Follow me on my website http://lorenzyocubing.com by clicking the green Follow button.
  3. Follow me on InstagramLike the LorenzYoCubing Giveaway post, tag 3 friends then comment the name of your YouTube account on the post.

I will match the YouTube Account from Video comment and the Instagram post comment.  That will determine an entry into the giveaway from which a winner will be randomly selected.

The giveaway starts now, March 20, 2017 and winners will be announced two weeks after on March 31, 2017 at 3p.m. pacific time zone.

Check out the video about the Thank You Giveaway below!

 

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Throw Score Yoyo Review Ep#2 – C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash

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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


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Yoyo Tricks – Yoyofficer Xpoint

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The following video is about performing yoyo tricks with the new Yoyofficer Xpoint.

But before we get into the video, I want to do a speacial shout out to Kinked Conceptions who made the lorenzyocubing.com decals shown below.  These are made from vinyl and are of good quality.  Thank you Shoshana Ford for your wonderful craft and the special gift you included 🙂

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The Yoyofficer Xpoint is a newly dropped yoyo.  You can get it now at YoyoBestBuy.com.  I took it for a yoyo trick session which I recorded in the video below.

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Yoyofficer Xpoint on Amazon

The Xpoint is a really good plastic yoyo.  It is also a good value at about $15.  It comes with two bearings, one thin bearing for responsive play and one wide “C” bearing for unresponsive play.  So whether you are a newbie or an intermdiate player you can get a lot of enjoyment out of this yoyo.

The Yoyofficer Xpoint comes in three colors, Black, Blue and Yellow.  It has a big diameter and feels good in your hand.  You can do classic yoyo tricks for responsive play using the thin bearing.  When you are ready for more advanced yoyo trick combinations swap out to the wider C bearing and go.  The yoyo is really a lot of fun and good for string tricks.

Also my Thank You Giveaway will begin on March 20, 2017!  Details will be announced on this website.  So, go ahead and follow me by clicking the green follow me button.  You will get email notification of my latest posts.

Check out the video below and let me know what you think of the yoyo tricks performed with the Yoyofficer Xpoint.

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Yoyo Unboxing – C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash

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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 🙂

Check out the video and like, comment and share! PEACE OUT Y’ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Throw Score – A Yoyo Review of the TopYo Quantum

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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.

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Yoyo Unboxing – TopYo Quantum

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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.

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Rubiks Cube – Average of 5 Solves Dayan Zhanchi 3×3

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It has been quite a while since I have exercised my speed cubing skills.  But I cannot forget where I started.  So here goes my first video of Average of 5 Solves since October 31, 2015.  Wow, it has been a while 🙂

In the last Average of 5 Solves video, I used the Moyu Weilong v.2.  My average was 17.49 seconds.  In this video I will be using the Dayan Zhanchi 3×3 cube seen below.

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Let us see if I do better or worse.  I wonder how rusty I would be in doing this after a year and  4 months.

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Yoyo Tricks Tutorial – Vanilla Mint

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Thank Vanilla Mint is the trick I performed in the slow-mo video in a previous post Everything Is Cooler In Slow-mo Even Vanilla Mint.

In this tutorial I used yoyo named Expedition by BaseCamp.  The actual yoyo is here below:

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In this yoyo trick tutorial, I perform the complete combo at a slower pace.  This is to show you the details of the various elements of the trick.  The viewpoint starts of from the audience point of view.

I then switch to the yoyoers point of view.  This is the meat of the tutorial.  The pace of the trick is much slower and I have broken out the elements in steps.  From this viewpoint, you can see the intricacies of the trick.  You will see where to land the yoyo, what string and even what finger position to use to throughout the combo.

After the step by step yoyoers view point, I switch back to the audience view and execute the yoyo trick combo at its intended speed

The yoyo trick seems complex, but with this video, you should be able to follow the steps.  With practice, you will be able to add it to your combos.

Have fun!

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