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!

TopYo Button Unboxing and Review

In this video I unboxed and reviewed the TopYo Button yoyo.

Besides the review itself, this video features Hanz Kel Zsanthalian better known as HanzYoyo. Since many viewers enjoyed the skit from the MagicYoyo Aurora Unboxing and Review I decided to compose another small skit into this video, not as long a storyline as the previous one though haha. The short skit shows me kidnapping Hanz for a video which then leads to a short trick dump, comic like, themed yoyo exhibition featuring tricks from Hanz and I featuring the song Homocide by Logic and Eminem.

Okay, now on to the actual review itself.

The TopYo Button is a Hybrid yoyo with rounded, hollow, plastic rims and an aluminum center on which the bearing resides. This soft, rounded feel makes it very comfortable to hold in your hand. The yoyo has a generally large diameter with a width that is neither too wide or too narrow. These traits allow the yoyo to be exceptionally good at regular finger grinds except for thumb, talon, and horizontal finger spin grinds due to the face of the yoyo being absolutely flat with zero concave.

In terms of playability, the yoyo is definitely on the floatier side, not too much but still more floaty than stable. However, the yoyo has very nice rim weight that gives it a lot of spin power. While in play you can definitely feel the weight focused on the rims with a little bounciness which gives it that bouncy feel. Due to these traits the yoyo holds up long, intricate, tricks and combos very well whether it be tech, speed, meta you name it. The only style of trick that the yoyo doesn’t perform too well in is very rough and fast horizontal combos. So if you are an extreme speed player that does zoomy fast horizontal tricks, this yoyo is probably not for you, however the yoyo handles regular speed combos just fine.

Overall the TopYo Button is a floaty, powerful, fun hybrid yoyo that has become one of my definite favorite TopYo throws and I highly recommend it as a must have to your yoyo collection.

Enjoy the video!!!

 

Yoyo Review – TopYo Selene

 

In this video I reviewed the TopYo Selene (2018) yoyo.

TopYo Selene on YoyoExpert

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I originally was going to make an unboxing video on this yoyo with first impressions, however that footage was lost so I decided to just make a review video about it.

There are currently two versions of this yoyo, the 2018 version and the 2019 version with some improvements. This video is only on the 2018 version.

Let’s start off with a little background. The original idea on the TopYo Selene yoyo was to combine the designs of the TopYo Top yoyo and the TopYo Pluto yoyo. Another goal for this yoyo was to design it very western style. This was done by giving the option to buy either a solid matte anodized version or a solid glossy/raw like anodized version since most western yoyos are either one or the other. (For reference, a lot of Chinese yoyo companies design and anodize their yoyos to have a matte finish in the catch zone/overall shape with a glossy face/finger spin area.) TopYo also designed the specs of the yoyo to be similar to a yoyo most western players would use, a long width and gap width with a smaller diameter.

The yoyo out of the box is very smooth, however I would say that the matte version is a tad smoother than the glossy version (over time the glossy version got a bit of vibe). As mentioned, the yoyo has a wide catch zone so it is easy to catch on the string and has a nice comfortable shape for finger grinds. The face of the yoyo has a concave with a flat surface in the center which is excellent for horizontal finger spins, and a nice ledge towards the outside which is good for talon and thumb grinds.

While in play, the yoyo is a tiny bit closer to the lighter side but only a tad bit. It is still mostly in the middle, not too heavy and not too light. The playability is just like the weight, in the middle. The yoyo is definitely not floaty but also definitely not too solid/stable like. It has just the right amount of weight to handle most styles whether it be speed, tech, meta, you name it. It isn’t exactly 100% in all those styles but it still gets the job done.

In my opinion, I think that the yoyo could be improved if the rims were a bit thicker and extended farther into the catch zone for more rim weight and stability.

Overall the TopYo Selene is a great all around throw, definitely one of my favorite TopYo yoyos and I would highly recommend it for your collection. Definitely worth the $35.

Enjoy the video!!!

 

 

Unboxing – HouLight UV LED Black Flood Light V2

This video is an unboxing video of the new and improved HouLight High Power 20W Ultra Violet UV LED Flood Light.

You may recall that I have unboxed the original version of this HouLight UV light before.  You can find that unboxing video by clicking here.

In the original video one of my criticisms about this light is there is no on and off switch.  Essentially to turn it on and off you literally need to plug it in the outlet or unplug it.  That effort becomes a bit inconvenient specially if you are using often.

This version 2 however is the new and improved version.  HouLight took notice of complaint and improved the product by adding an on and off switch on the light.  They reached out to me via messenger and asked if I can review the new and improved version and I agreed.  If you are in the market for a black light, look no further than the HouLight High Power 20W Ultra Violet UV LED Flood Light.  For yoyoing, it will make your strings look super cool and visible.

Check out the video below and please like comment and subscribe.

TopYo X LorenzYo Cubing Meta Selling Out?


I so happy on how well 
received the TopYo x LorenzYoCubing Meta yo-yo  have been from the Yo-yo community.  In a period of just a few days, the Meta became sold out from YoyoBestBuy.  But not to worry, other stores still have stock but am moving fairly quickly as the word is getting out.  That is amazing and I am so thankful to you all for your continued support.

Here are the Yo-yo stores that are carrying the TopYo x LorenzYoCubing (LYC), signature Yo-Yo.

On Instagram, YoyoExpert recently posted this:

The feedback on the yo-yo are continuing to come.  I have captured some of the reactions below as a way to document what I have known all along, the Meta is an awesome yo-yo.  But do not just take my word for it, check out the feedback below:

Player Feedback

Comments from YouTube:

Here are some comments on a recent FaceBook Fan Page Post:

 

 

On Instagram here are what has been posted from yo-yoers recently purchased the Meta:

 

TopYo is a great Yo-yo company!  Working with them to produce this awesome throw has been an honor.

Together we are happy to bring you a yo-yo that will help advance your skills and bring you hours of enjoyment.  This is an beautifully crafted Yo-yo, artfully designed with the yo-yoer in mind.

Enjoy the video!!!

TopYo x LorenzYoCubing Meta – Store Update and Player Feedback

Yo-yo players who have had the chance to get the Meta during the pre-release event at the Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Championship 2018 .

Here are the latest Yo-yo stores that are carrying the TopYo x LorenzYoCubing (LYC), signature Yo-Yo.

** YoyoExpert verified they will have the Meta on their website later this week.

Player Feedback

Here are some comments on a recent FaceBook Fan Page Post:

 

 

On Instagram here are what has been posted from yo-yoers recently purchased the Meta:

 

TopYo is a great Yo-yo company!  Working with them to produce this awesome throw has been an honor.

Together we are happy to bring you a yo-yo that will help advance your skills and bring you hours of enjoyment.  This is an beautifully crafted Yo-yo, artfully designed with the yo-yoer in mind.

Enjoy the video!!!

Yoyo Unboxing – TopYo Raiser

In this video I unboxed the TopYo Raiser along with a sponsorship package!!!

First off, congrats to Eugene Joh for getting sponsored by TopYo!!! Welcome to the family brudda and I’m super happy for you, and for me too cause I’m not the only one in the U.S. anymore haha.

The yoyos I got in the package were new color ways of the rimmed silenus, impulse, and photon, along with the new TopYo Raiser.

The TopYo Raiser bi-metal is a very smooth yoyo. I noticed that it plays very fast and very light. The inner rims give it good rim weight so that the yoyo isn’t too floaty. the open shape allows the yoyo to handle techy tricks very well, it also allows it to play horizontal pretty nice as well.

Overall this is an all around bi-metal throw and I highly recommend it!!!

Enjoy the video!!!

Get the ///Topyo//Meta\\LYC\\\ at YoyoBestBuy with 10% Off

Get the Meta at YoyoBestBuy

My long awaited collaboratively designed signature yo-yo, the TopYo Meta, aka ///TOPYO//META\\LYC\\\ is now available at YoyoBestBuy!  

Visit TopYo’s  Facebook Page

Visit TopYo’s  Facebook Page

“Most Effective Tactic Available,” that is what the name means from today’s Urban Dictionary.  The approach to the design is not far from the definition.  I wanted the yoyo to be able to do speed, tech, finger spin and just about anything I throw at it.  The result definitely will not disappoint.

Get the Meta at YoyoBestBuy

YoyoBestBuy lists the ///TOPYO//META\\LYC\\\ at $39.97 with free shipping in the U.S. for purchases over $10.  

As an added bonus to you, take another 10% off by using coupon code “Lorenzyo”. 

The ///TOPYO//META\\LYC\\\ comes in 6 color ways and are named as follows:

  • Ube
  • Aqua Blue
  • Mochi
  • Ocean Blue
  • Mint Ice Cream
  • Machine Gun

 

Here are the Specs of the ///TOPYO//META\\LYC\\\:

  • Weight:  66 g
  • Diameter:  57mm
  • Width: 46.5mm
  • Bearing: C Size Bearing

Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Championships 2018 – BAC 2018

Latest Yo-yo Releases at YoyoBestBuy

The following videos are the official Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Championships 2018 videos provided by LorenzYoCubing.com.  The contest was held on May 26, 2018 at Jack London Square in Oakland, California.

Get the latest from YoyoExpert.com

Check out the videos as well as the link to the contest sponsors who make the contest possible.  Please like, comment, share and subscribe.

Check Out the latest drops from YoyoFreaks

Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Championships 2018 – 1A Prelims

Become a Champion with UNPRLD

Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Championships 2018 – 2A Finals

Express yourself with Unspoken Yoyos

 

Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Championships 2018 – 3A Finals

Pro-level Bi-Metal from Duncan

Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Championships 2018 – 4A Finals

Cool clothes at Self Edge

Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Championships 2018 – 5A Finals

Check Out The Latest from TopYo

Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Championships 2018 – 1A Finals

Latest Yo-yo Releases at YoyoBestBuy

Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Championships 2018 – Awards

High End Yo-yo drops at YoyoBrothers

LorenzYoCubing Signature Yoyo the TopYo Meta

Latest Releases At YoyoBestBuy

The following video is the premier of my long awaited collaboratively designed signature yo-yo, the TopYo Meta, aka ///TOPYO//META\\LYC\\\.  It has been a few months since the idea came and now it is finally here.  But first why call it Meta?  Check out the meaning below.

Visit TopYo’s  Facebook Page

Visit TopYo’s  Facebook Page

“Most Effective Tactic Available,” that is what the name means from today’s Urban Dictionary.  The approach to the design is not far from the definition.  I wanted the yoyo to be able to do speed, tech, finger spin and just about anything I throw at it.  The result definitely will not disappoint.

Latest Releases At YoyoBestBuy

Yoyo Sale at Ozhiriz.com

Besides function, TopYo and I discussed the quality of the yo-yo.  We wanted the it to be beautiful, like a piece of art.  The surface has to be smooth.  We wanted it to be glossy yet will not stick to your skin when playing.  The Meta has a sand blasted feel, but has a finish similar to Yo-yo’s two to three times the price.

Latest Releases At YoyoBestBuy

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Speaking of price, we wanted to make sure that the yo-yo will provide value and hours and hours of fun and use.  That means, lots of enjoyment without breaking the bank.  The price as of release will be around $40.

Latest Releases At YoyoBestBuy

Yoyo Sale at Ozhiriz.com

The ///TOPYO//META\\LYC\\\ comes in 6 color ways and are named as follows:

  • Ube
  • Aqua Blue
  • Mochi
  • Ocean Blue
  • Mint Ice Cream
  • Machine Gun

All the colors are displayed in this article for you to see.  You will also be able to see all these up close in the video below.

Latest Releases At YoyoBestBuy

Visit TopYo’s  Facebook Page

Here are the Specs of the ///TOPYO//META\\LYC\\\:

  • Weight:  66 g
  • Diameter:  57mm
  • Width: 46.5mm
  • Bearing: C Size Bearing

Latest Releases At YoyoBestBuy

Yoyo Sale at Ozhiriz.com

The TopYo Meta is a solid design.  It has a powerful feel while at play.  This is due to the emphasis on the rim weight.  That means, it will spin to your heart’s desire.  To balance out the rim weight, a great deal of attention was dedicated to the shape and weight in the middle as well.  In fact, thorough testing and tweaks were made from the conceptual design all the way to the various prototypes (Mark I, II and III).

Latest Releases At YoyoBestBuy

Yoyo Sale at Ozhiriz.com

The resulting production model, with all the hours and collaborative work with TopYo was definitely worth the wait.  So without further a do, here is the TopYo x LorenzYoCubing (LYC) designed yo-yo the Meta.   Please like, share, comment and subscribe.!

Latest Releases At YoyoBestBuy

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