Throw Score Yoyo Review Ep#4 – YoyoFreaks Your Mom

“100 Yoyos, 10 Color Ways, 1 Time Run,” that is what sums up YoyoFreaks Your Mom.  This is directly from the site http://yoyofreaks.com/.

With the plethora of yoyo companies and yoyo models out there, YoyoFreaks is doing something different, quality versus quantity.  There are only 100 yoyos made of this series.  So when they are gone, they are gone.

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Yoyo Specifications

Bearing Size C Size
Width 44.2 mm
Gap Width 4.25 mm
Weight 67.9 grams
Diameter 56 mm
Response 19 mm

My first impressions were recorded in the unboxing video posted last week.  After a week of playing with this pro-quality throw, it has definitely made a great lasting impression on me.

First of the design and build quality is top notch.  The yoyo is bead blasted to a really smooth texture.  In fact the yoyo feels dead smooth.  The yoyo is slightly heavier compared to the OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV .  This makes the yoyo lean more towards Techy play than pure speed play.  The yoyo grinds really well, however, fingerspins and horizontal play is not its strength.

YoyoFreaks Your Mom feels really good while at play.  Even though spin time is really measured as much anymore, this yoyo spins and spins and spins.  Because of these performance qualities, this yoyo will definitely help you power through tricks and combos. .

Here now is the Throw Score of Yoyo Freaks Your Mom:


YoyoFreaks Your Mom Throw Scores:

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

Finger Grinds:

Talon Grinds:

Finger Spin:

14 / 15

5 / 5

4 / 5

2 / 5

Horizontal Play 2 / 5
Techy Style 5 / 5
Speedy Play 3 / 5
THROW SCORE 3.7 / 5 

With the 100 series gone, meaning it all sold out in a day gone, we are left to wonder what is next with YoyoFreaks.  Given the response of Throwers and the performance of this series, I hope we see JD release another another 100 series from YoyoFreaks.

Throw Score Yoyo Review – OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV

Throw Score Yoyo Review – OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV

The OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV is a special edition yoyo building on the original Kuntosh designed by Sonny Patrick, according to the product description found in YoyoBestBuy. This special edition however, parallels the  inspiration that Lamborghini designers had when they made a special edition of the Lamborghini Countach they named the Countach 5000QV.

Lamborghini Countach 5000QV
The limited edition Lamborghini included subtle innovative design changes that improved performance of the car in comparisson to the original design.  In a similar approach, OneDrop made subtle changes to the design of the Kuntosh 5000QV, including a change in the aluminum allow to 7075 from the original 6061.  The changes are intended to refine and improve the yoyos performance from the original design.

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I do not have a basis of comparisson with the original, since I have not been able to get my hands on one.  But having to have played with the Kuntosh 5000QV for a week now, I am very impressed.

First of the quality of the build is impressive.  It is of excellent quality.  The surface of the yoyo is smooth and feels solid to the touch.  I appreciate the variety of the color ways but prefer this beautiful racing red.


Yoyo Specifications

Bearing Size C Size (.250″ x .500″ x .187″) 10 Ball
Width 45.6 mm
Gap Width 4.32 mm
Weight 64.9 grams
Diameter 55.9 mm
Response System One Drop Flow Groove
YoYo Material 7075 Aluminum

As I put the yoyo through the rigors of yoyo tricks and combinations I found it to be a very competent design.  The yoyo carried out technical tricks very well.  For speed tricks it worked out well but the flatter angles of the side profile may slow it down at times.  The yoyo is really good for finger and talon grinds but finger spins  at times may be hampered by the side effects on the yoyo.

Overall the OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV is a refined throw.  It is definitely a professional level yoyo.  The quality of the build, the yoyo design and feel exudes confidence in the player and helps land techincal tricks like a hot sports car taking corners.

Check out the Throw Score Yoyo Review Video and let me know what you think.


OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV Throw Scores:

Smoothness 4.5 / 5
Weighty Feel 4 / 5
Grinding Ability:

Finger Grinds:

Talon Grinds:

Finger Spin:

14 / 15

5 / 5

5 / 5

4 / 5

Horizontal Play 3 / 5
Techy Style 5 / 5
Speedy Play 4.5 / 5
THROW SCORE 4.4 / 5 

Throw Score Yoyo Review Ep#2 – C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash

I have had the C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash for few weeks now and I really am very impressed by this Yoyo.  Since the unboxing I given this Yoyo major play.  And I am still impressed by it since day one. It is a plastic yo-yo in the middle with stainless steel rims that you usually find on bi-metal yoyos. But if you did not know it is plastic, you would think it is metal because it plays and feels like a metal yoyo.

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C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash Specs:
Diameter: 56.95mm
Width: 43mm
Gap Width: 4.6mm
Weight: 64.8g
Bearing: Size C


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As I mentioned in the first Throw Score review, this review is completely different from what you are used to seeing. The approach is from a yoyoer’s point of view.  I came up with categories to rate a yoyo from what yoyo players are looking to get from a yoyo.  The categories are described below.  Each category has a score from 1 – 5. The higher the score the better except for Weight Feel, which the lower number represents a lighter feel and the higher number a heavier feel.  As an enhancement to the scoring, category 5, Style of play is now scored.  Details are below.

Here are the categories:

1. Smoothness – How smoothe the yoyo spins (Score 1-5).
2. Weight Feel – How heavy does the yoyo feel in your hand while at play (Score 1-5, light to heavy feel).
3. Grinding Ability – How well can the yoyo carries out yoyo grinding tricks. The score is composed of three subcategories, Finger Grinds, Talon Grinds and Finger spins. All of which have a score of 1-5 which are added for a combined score of 1-15.
4. Horrizontal Play – How well the yoyo carries out horrizontal tricks or combos (Score 1-5).
5. Style of Play – What kind of combos of tricks the yoyo is more likely suited.  The score is composed of two subcategories, Speed and Techy.  These two are now scored 1-5 which are added for a combined score of 1-10.

To summarize the scores, I took categories 1,3,4 and 5 and added the scores together and divided them by 5. This average number represents a score of the yoyo itself, which we will call the Throw Score.

Check out the yoyo review video and let me know what you think about the C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash.


Throw Score – C3YoyoDesign Gamma Crash:
Smoothness – 5/5
Weight Feel (Light 1 2 3 4 5 Heavy) – 2
Grinding Ability – 15/15
– Finger Grinds – 5
– Talon Grinds – 5
– Finger Spins – 5
Horrizontal Play – 5/5
Style of Play – 10/10
– Speed – 5
– Tech – 5
FINAL THROW SCORE – 5


Yoyo Tricks Tutorial – Vanilla Mint

Thank Vanilla Mint is the trick I performed in the slow-mo video in a previous post Everything Is Cooler In Slow-mo Even Vanilla Mint.

In this tutorial I used yoyo named Expedition by BaseCamp.  The actual yoyo is here below:

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In this yoyo trick tutorial, I perform the complete combo at a slower pace.  This is to show you the details of the various elements of the trick.  The viewpoint starts of from the audience point of view.

I then switch to the yoyoers point of view.  This is the meat of the tutorial.  The pace of the trick is much slower and I have broken out the elements in steps.  From this viewpoint, you can see the intricacies of the trick.  You will see where to land the yoyo, what string and even what finger position to use to throughout the combo.

After the step by step yoyoers view point, I switch back to the audience view and execute the yoyo trick combo at its intended speed

The yoyo trick seems complex, but with this video, you should be able to follow the steps.  With practice, you will be able to add it to your combos.

Have fun!

Yoyo Tricks – Yoyoer’s Point Of View

This video shows what doing yoyo tricks looks like from my point of view. I made this video because I wanted to give people outside the yoyo world the experience of yoyoing from a “Yoyoer’s Point Of View.” The yoyo used in this video was the YoyoFactory Aviator 2.

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I chose to use the YoyoFactory Aviator 2 for this video because I intentionally shot this video in the morning.  That said, the gold color of the Yoyo really reflects the mornig light very well.

The yoyo tricks performed in the video were new combos I worked on for a few weeks, specific to the video.  The combos were from tricks I learned over time and further refined.

Check out the rest of the video and leave a comment below.

YoyoFactory SHU-TA

The YoyoFactory SHU-TA is the second version of the YoyoFactory Shutter and is also Shu Takada’s signature yoyo. It weighs slightly more than the Shutter and also has a wider concave in the center of the faces of the that are very good for horizontal finger grinds. This Yoyo is one of my favorite throws and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves the YoyoFactory Shutter. YoyoFactory Yoyos on Amazon

This video was the first of 2016 that I uploaded besides the one year video.  The opening shot was done in my room where I pick up the Shutter, then transition to the SHU-TA.YoyoFactory Shutter on Amazon

I took the yoyo to the backyard where the rest of the of the footage was shot of me performing various yoyo tricks with the SHU-TA.

 

One Year – YoyoFactory Dream

One year after the launch of my YouTube Channel LorenzYo Cubing, I decided to do a “One Year Video.” I purposed the video to thank you, my subscribers for supporting my channel. It was also a good opportunity for me to capture how I have grown as a yoyo player after one year.

The yoyo I used in the video is the YoyoFactory Dream. Below is the actual yoyo I used.

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Taking the theme from the name of the yoyo, I setup the scenes as if I was dreaming. You will see some of my friends in the video, goofing around and having fun.

The tricks were new at the time and were full of quick throws.  Please enjoy the video and share, like and subscribe.

YoyoFactory Horizon

My computer was out of commision for a while.  For the a few days it was not allowing me to download music content.  Today, at last it is back up and running 🙂

How timely, since today I have a special video promo in mind using the YoyoFactory Horizon.  Here is the yoyo from my collection that I used in the video.

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The video is a bit quirky.  I used a Starwars theme music mashup and timed the tricks with it.  I think the edits synched pretty well 🙂

Go ahead and check it out.  After watching the video please like, share and subscribe.  You can also leave a comment below or in my youtube channel.