Yoyo Review – TopYo Encores

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

Purchase the TopYo Encores HERE!

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.

Enjoy the video!!!

Yoyo Review – TopYo X UNPRLD Antidote

Here are my thoughts on the latest collaboration yoyo between TopYo and UNPRLD, the Antidote.

Purchase the TopYo X UNPRLD Antidote HERE!

Specifications:

Diameter: 56.40 mm / 2.22 inches
Width: 45.60 mm / 1.79 inches
Gap Width: 4.75 mm / 0.18 inches
Weight: 65 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: 19mm Slim Pad Size

The Antidote has a very nice v-shape with slanted and thick rims which is very good for rim weight. The body has a very smooth plastic material which according to UNPRLD is made with injection molding. It is dead smooth out of the box and very good for normal finger grinds as well as flawless finger spins due to the concave metal finger spin dimple. The yoyo is neither too wide nor too narrow, but is just (baby bear) right.

While in play, the yoyo is very light, nimble, and fast. The thick rims keep the yoyo from tilting which makes it great for speed, hop, and horizontal tricks. For such a light yoyo it actually has a very good spin time and can very well hold it’s own for a wide variety of tricks and combos. For some players however, it might take some time to get used to controlling the yoyo if they’re used to the feel of mid-heavy weight throws.

Overall, this yoyo is an exceptionally good speedy-pocket throw and would highly recommend it to players who love to do fast and extreme hop combos. This throw is definitely one that everyone should have in their collection!

Enjoy the video!

Yoyo Trick Tutorial – Toilet Paper Roll

Thus video is a tutorial on one of my favorite tricks, “Toilet Paper Roll”

The yoyo used in this video was the TopYo Silenus

I named this trick “Toilet Paper Roll” because it’s slacky like toilet paper and it has a roll just like what holds toilet paper together. In this tutorial, to make it easier to learn, majority of it is taught from my POV so you can see exactly how it’s supposed to look from your perspective.

There’s actually two alternate endings to this trick. The first ending is clearly taught in the video but the second ending is harder to explain. So if you want to learn the second ending, go check out YoYoJoe1’s tutorial on that specific green triangle.

After you learn the trick, add your own flare and variation to it and tag me on Instagram!!!

Enjoy the video!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoyo Review – SFyoyos Cadence

WASSUP Y’ALL!!! In this video, I reviewed Keiran Cooper’s signature yoyo, the SFyoyos Cadence.

Buy the SF Cadence here!

Visit the SFyoyos Website here!

I’ll keep this short and sweet. Three words. A, MA, ZING!!! Literally, this yoyo can handle almost any type of trick you can throw at with ease. While in play, it has a very nimble and bouncy feel, but still very stable. This yoyo can and will definitely hold it’s own and will not tilt at all. Very easily maneuverable and cooperative. The simple wide open shape makes it easy for tech, rejection, and slack tricks and it’s angularness makes it AWESOME for speed and overall extreme tricks, after all, that is what Keiran is known for.

All grinds on this yoyo are flawless. The open wing shape with the mat finish makes it perfect for regular finger grinds. The simple face con-caved into the center makes it great for finger spins. And the nice inner ledge makes it great for both talon and thumb grinds.

My only problem with this yoyo is that the response was a bit weak, even when I put new pads in, but maybe that’s just me, let me know.

Overall, this is an amazing mono-metal from SFyoyos and I highly recommend it if you have the $50 laying around.

ENJOY THE VIDEO!!!

Yoyo Review – SFyoyos Bliss CS

WASSUP Y’ALL ISS LORENZO!!! In this video I reviewed the SFyoyos Bliss CS

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Purchase the SFyoyos Bliss CS 

Now before we get into the review, with this unfortunate sickness that is going around, I just want to remind everyone to please observe proper hygiene and to try your best to avoid unnecessary close contact with other people. Please stay clean, healthy, and safe. 🙂

With that being said, let’s get on with this review!

The Bliss CS by SFyoyos is the signature yoyo of Conor Seals and sub-signature of Paul Harness. Incase you didn’t know, Paul Harness’s signature yoyo is the original SF Bliss.

According to SF, this yoyo has been tweaked for Conor Seal’s style. The gap width has been shortened in width for snappier returns and added weight for extra power.

This yoyo (at least for me) is the ideal all around yoyo. The yoyo is powerful but not over powerful like a lot of the “speed” yoyos are nowadays. The yoyo’s weight feel is just a tad toward the lighter side but is definitely not a floaty yoyo. This light feel along with the rim weight on the rims makes this yoyo great for speedy and extreme tricks. It is also very stable to endure long tech combos. The designers also made sure that the gap width was just short enough in width so that the binds will snap at ease but will NOT SNAG. So you can still do an extreme catch bind AND do a very tech trick with no snag!!!

Grinds on this yoyo are amazing due to the simple design. The yoyo has a wide, smooth, and open V/H shape which is perfect for regular finger grinds. Finger spins are flawless because of the simple flat, con-caved center with no weird stubs. Talon grinds are flawless. Thumb grinds are okay but there is not really enough inner ledge to catch the yoyo on your thumb.

Overall, the SF Bliss CS is definitely an amazing throw and I highly recommend it.

Enjoy the video!!!

 

ASMR Yoyo Tricks (no talking)

Okay so I know what you’re thinking. “Are you serious, an ASMR video???” Well these clips were supposed to be used for a different video but unfortunately I still do not have the audio I need for that video, but I won’t tell you what that video is yet incase it is still going to happen.

Anyways, I always found that the sound of a smooth spinning yoyo was satisfying. So here you go!!! A video of just yoyo tricks with no talking and no music.

HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!

yoyo used: SFYoyos Ceasefire

Yoyo Review – SF Yoyos Ceasefire

SUP Y’ALL!!! IN honor of my good friend Collin Ellingson going away to Paraguay for two years, I finally reviewed the yoyo I was supposed to review over a year ago (sorry SF), Collin and Alec Jones’s co-signature yoyo, the SFYoyos Ceasefire!!!

SF Ceasefire on SFyoyos.com

SF Ceasefire on YoyoExpert.com

 

The yoyo, while in play, has a very solid, heavy feel to it. It has a lot of well balanced rim weight along with a little bit of center weight. This makes the yoyo good for extremely techy and slacks tricks. This solid feel also makes the yoyo good for hoppy meta tricks (brentstoles, hooks, chopsticks, etc.). Considering Collin and Alec’s style, the design is perfect for these types of tricks.

All types of grinds execute very nicely with this yoyo. The wide and hollow shape along with the mat finish makes finger grinds very comfortable, balanced, and long lasting. Even though the stainless steel rings are on the inner rim of the face, talon and thumb grinds are surprisingly smooth on this yoyo considering how most inner rim bi-metal yoyos have a very glossy feel on the rings which make talon and thumb grinds feel unpleasant. Last but not least, finger spins are very nice on this yoyo as well.

Overall the SF Yoyos Ceasefire is a great yoyo for dense techy, slack, and meta style players and I highly recommend you add it to your yoyo collection.

Collin I wish you all the best and I hope to see you again in two years!!!

Enjoy the video!!!