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 –
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.
This was the first ever yoyo competition I witnessed, the Bay Area Classic 2015 (BAC 2015). Prior to coming to this event, I did not even know we were coming here. All I knew was we were driving to San Francisco and my parents told me to bring my yoyo and my Gopro. What a nice surprise!
Once at the event, I started to see all the cool people doing tricks. We met JD from YoyoBestBuy.com who so happen to my neighbor. Well we live in a neighboring city. So it is close enough for me 🙂
To top off the whole experience, I got to meet Brandon Vu in person. That was such a great time and Brandon is a very cool and approachable person.
You will see a lot of yoyos and combo tricks in this video from various players. I personally used the Rec Rev Octave: