Throw Talk Livestream from Arizona

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.
In the video he used the yoyo from YoyoFreaks, the prototype of the YoyoFreaks #pound. This Yoyo was provided by Yoyobestbuy and is targeted to be released mid to late July 2017 for about $80.

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Throw Talk Thursday Ep #2

This video is a live stream video of LorenzYo Cubing talking about various topics related to Yoyos and Yoyo Tricks. In this episode, he talked about BAC 2017, The Hype Crew, YoyoBestBuy and MagicYoyo reposting his review on their official Facebook Page.

LorenzYo Cubing also was requested to perform various tricks including Horizontals and speed combos. He exhibited the Harrison Hurricane and the final triangle trick he learned for Evan Nagao at the BAC 2017.

YoyoRecreation Diffusion at YoyoBestBuy

LorenzYo Cubing was asked about various yoyos, including YoyoRecreation POM and Gargantua.  He ended up showing the Gargantua and taking it through a few tricks.  There was a lot of talk about YOYOFFICER and how LorenzYo Cubing recommends the Yacare as a budget priced yoyo performing way above it’s price.

YOYOFFICER Yacare at YoyoBestBuy

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Yoyo Tricks Video – Spring Throwing featuring HanzYoyo

It is spring time in Brentwood and with the amount of rain we have had this winter, everything is blooming.  Which then trigger allergies for some who suffer from such including yours truly and HanzYoyo.  So what better way to alleviate ourselves of the symptoms than by taking Claritin, using Visine eyedrops and throwing yoyos around 🙂

In this video you will find me doing tricks together with my new friend HanzYoyo who is also a YouTuber.  I met Hanz at Cal State Yoyo Championships last April at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA.  After the event, we stayed in touch and found out that we lived within 20 minutes of each other.  So one day I called him up and invited him over to do this video collaboration.

In the video, HanzYoyo used the TopYo Quantum which you have seen me review before.

TopYo Quantum at YoyoBestBuy

On my part, I used the CLYW Orca which is one of my favorite throws.

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We hope you enjoy this fun video as much as we had fun making it.  Please support Hanzyoyo and subscribe to his YouTube Channel.

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Throw Score Ep#9 – YOYOFFICER Yacare

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.

YOYOFFICER Yacare at yoyobestbuy.com


Yoyo Specifications

Bearing Size C Size
Gap Width 4.5 mm
Weight 65.5 grams
Diameter 55.0 mm
Response 19 mm

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YOYOFFICER Yacare Throw Scores:

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

Finger Grinds:

Talon Grinds:

Thumb Grinds

Fingerspins

20/20

5 / 5

5 / 5

5 / 5

5/5

Horizontal Play 5 / 5
Techy Style 4.5 / 5
Speedy Play 5/ 5
THROW SCORE 4.9/ 5 

 

Yoyo Unboxing – CLYW Kayak

In this video, I unboxed Yuuki Spencer’s new signature yoyo the CLYW Kayak

CLYW Kayak at yoyobestbuy.com

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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 –

Throw Score Episode 8 – YoyoFreaks Hashtag

“100 Yoyos, 10 Color Ways, 1 Time Run,” that is what sums up YoyoFreaks Hashtag.  This is something you can get at yoyobestbuy.

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 38.85mm
Weight 66 grams
Diameter 41.9mm
Response 19mm

This yoyo is a miniature sized bi-metal yoyo that is amazing at fingerspins.  The yoyo is bead blasted to a really smooth texture.  In fact the yoyo feels dead smooth. The yoyo is light but heavy for a mini yoyo. All Grinds on this yoyo are amazing!!!

YoyoFreaks Hashtag feels really good while at play.  It is excellent at speedy and techy type tricks. Despite it’s size, the yoyo can play well according to any style of play you do, although horizontal is a little difficult because of it’s size. Overall, I highly recommend this yoyo and in my opinion, it is the best miniature sized yoyo out there right now. Get one before it’s gone!!!

 

Here now is the Throw Score of Yoyo Freaks Hashtag:


YoyoFreaks Your Mom Throw Scores:

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

Finger Grinds:

Talon Grinds:

Thumb Grinds

Fingerspins

20/20

5 / 5

5 / 5

5 / 5

5/5

Horizontal Play 2 / 5
Techy Style 5 / 5
Speedy Play 4/ 5
THROW SCORE 4.5/ 5 

 

Yoyo Unboxing – MagicYoyo Carpfin

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.

MagicYoyo Carpfin At YoyoBestBuy.com

MagicYoyo At Amazon.com

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.

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.

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.

OneDrop Kuntosh 5000QV at YoyoBestBuy.com

OneDrop Kuntosh Yoyos At Amazon

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