Throw Score Yoyo Review Ep# 22 – Yoyozhiriz Sphinx

In this episode of Throw Score Yoyo Review, I reviewed the Yoyozhiriz Sphinx.

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Diameter 56 mm
Width 44.5 mm
Weight 63 g
Bearing Grooved Bearing
Response System Silicone Pads
Yo-yo Material Aluminum + Stainless Steel


TopYo Turbine Throw Scores:

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

Finger Grinds:

Talon Grinds:

Thumb Grinds

Fingerspins

19/20

4 / 5

5 / 5

5 / 5

5 / 5

Horizontal Play 5 / 5
Techy Style 5 / 5
Speedy Play 5/ 5
Floaty to  Stable: 1 2 3 4 5 1
THROW SCORE 4.9/ 5 

 

Throw Talk Thursday Ep#15 – What Style Should I Do Today?

This video was a livestream of LorenzYo Cubing of lorenzyocubing.com from Brentwood CA. In the video he interacted with viewers answering questions and taking requests for Yoyo Tricks and Mini Yoyo tutorials.

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In the video LorenzYo performed yoyo tricks with various Yoyos including the C3 YoyoDesign Gamma Crash and the C3 YoyoDesign Contrail. He also surveyed the livestream viewers on who what Yoyo Tricks and Yoyo Tutorials they want to see.

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Yoyo Tricks – TOP-YO UNPRLD Elimination

If you watched my Instagram livestream of me unboxing my new sponsorship package from TOP-YO, you would have seen that the new collaboration bi-metal yoyo from TOP-YO and UNPRLD the elimination was by far my favorite TOP-YO throw that I’ve ever gotten.

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The TOP-YO UNPRLD Elimination yoyo is a premium bi-metal yoyo designed for speedy play, and when I say speedy, I mean hard core SPEEDY. Other yoyos that have the same style of this type of play would be the UNPRLD Flash and the YoyoRecreation Draupnir and Sigtr. If any of those throws are your favorite already, I guarantee you would love this one. I loved it so much, I decided to make a promo video on it.

Enjoy!!!

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Throw Score Yoyo Review Ep#12 – YoyoRecreation Draupnir

In this episode of Throw Score I reviewed the YoyoRecreation Draupnir.

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YoyoRecreation Draupnir at yoyonation.com

After playing with this yoyo I’ve noticed that this yoyo is awesome at speed and horizontal. No wonder why when people mention speed they always mention the YoyoRecreation Draupnir. There were only a few specific things about this yoyo that kept it from being a 5/5 throw.

The main thing that I had a problem with was the finish on the yoyo. It felt too much like a chalk board, to the extent that if I did any grinds that involved my finger nails such as finger spins and talon grinds, it would leave either dust marks, or particles of my finger nail. It felt a little too much like a piece of furniture.

The second thing about this yoyo that kept it from being a 5/5 yoyo is that it tends to snag a lot more than usual compared to other throws that I’ve played with. So sometimes when I’m doing a very techy combo, sometimes it will unexpectedly bind or snag in the middle of a trick.

I would say that if you are a hard chore speed player such as Iori Yamaki or Yuki Nishisako, then I would recommend this yoyo.

Yoyo Unboxing – YoyoRecreation Draupnir

In this video I unboxed the YoyoRecreation Draupnir.

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When I first took this yoyo out of the box I noticed that the feeling of the metal is unlike any yoyo I’ve felt before. If I can compare it to anything I would compare it to the feeling of a chalk board. When you scratch the yoyo, it easily leaves a scratch mark from your nails and gives you goosebumps, just as a chalk board does, this affects the type of grinds you do with your fingernail such as talon, thumb, and horizontal finger grinds, it might not affect the play as much, but it does feel rather scratchy and odd.

In terms of play, this yoyo is AMAZING at speed. the heavy weight distribution from the weight rings gives it amazing stability while going fast, in other words it does not tilt, which also makes it amazing for horizontal. The only problem I have with this yoyo is how snaggy it is. Whether it’s the response or design, the yoyo can snag easily in techy combos and slacky binds. This is probably because speedy players do the very powerful binds where you throw the yoyo up or to the side.

Overall, I highly recommend this yoyo to any speedy player that has $240 in his pocket and is willing to spend it.

Throw Talk Thursday Ep#3 – Speedy or Techy

This video was a livestream of LorenzYo Cubing of lorenzyocubing.com from Scottsdale AZ.  In the video he interacted with viewers answering questions and taking requests for Yoyo Tricks and Mini Yoyo tutorials.

The main topic discussed today was around style of Yoyo play. Is LorenYo Cubing a speedy player or a techy player or something completely different?

In the video he displayed yoyos from YoyoFreaks, the prototype of the YoyoFreaks #Pound and the #Hashtag, TOPYO Quantum and the YOYOFFICER Rave. All these yoyos are bi-metal. The Yoyos were provided by Yoyobestbuy.

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Yoyo Unboxing – MagicYoyo Katana

This video is the Yoyo unboxing of the MagicYoyo Katana by LorenzYo Cubing.


The MagicYoyo Katana is a bi-metal H shaped yoyo that is a lot of fun.  it comes with a golden bearing that looks and feel legit when at play.

My first impressions right out of the box is the yoyo is dead smooth.  The bearing sounds pretty cool, spins really fast and is of great quality.

Playing with this yoyo is very satisfying. It plays according to your style whether is is speed, tech, and generally hits your tricks very well.  Because of the shape, horizontal tricks are awesome with this throw.

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MagicYoyo has definitely stepped up their game.  The quality of the yoyos they produce today is much improved compared to earlier models.  On the MagicYoyo Katana, the response is good.  It does not snag, nor respond late.  It feel just right.

Executing tricks and hitting binds on this yoyo is really cool.  I highly recommend the MagicYoyo Katana.  It is a fun bi-metal yoyo of great quality.

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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.