Yoyo Review – TopYo Encores

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Here are my thoughts on TopYo team member Chi Gaoyu‘s latest signature yoyo, the Encores.

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Diameter: 56.06 mm / 2.21 inches
Width: 43.55 mm / 1.71 inches
Gap Width: 4.69 mm / 0.18 inches
Weight: 66.67 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: 19mm Slim Pad Size

The Encores is not too big and not too small, but it is a bit bulgy due to its plain organic shape. The anodization is similar to that of the YoyoRecreation Draupnir which is very thick, a bit rough, and very strong. The face of the yoyo is on the flatter side and is filled with laser engravings that shape the throw’s logo. The stainless steel rims on the side are very thick which give the yoyo A LOT of rim weight.

While in play, the yoyo itself is heavy, stable, and as I’ve said before, has A LOT of rim weight. So naturally, the yoyo has an extremely long spin time. The yoyo is very powerful which can be felt in every throw and can withstand very long, intricate, and complicated string tricks and combos. Since this yoyo is made for long-spin times, this design very conveniently has a very strong response system so that even when the yoyo is at a weak spin after a long combo, it will still bind very efficiently and very smoothly.

Due to this heavy weight however, you can’t really rip out a fast rail combo very efficiently without your arms getting tired from swinging it around so much. Also, the bulky organic shape along with the strong anodization and abundant laser engravings on the face of the yoyo, make it very difficult and inefficient to do proper grinds. However, the yoyo is actually still very smooth when it comes to horizontal combos. It tends to carry them out very smoothly due to the strong rim weight which keeps it from tilting.

Overall, the TopYo Encores is a very solid, long spinning, and stable yoyo that can handle very lengthy, intricate, and complicated combos. I definitely highly recommend it to the players who have a similar style with the qualities that cater well with this kind of throw.

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