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    ShinWoo ZanNavi or some called it Zan Navi 
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    hey hey,

    Got my ZanNavi (ZN from now on) today, wanted to give a bit of a review, and see if people have done any other mods to it. Yes I know in the past reviews have been done, but wanted to see if any new info, and I really thought this yo deserves some attention too ;)

    For those unfamiliar with the ZN, check it out

    http://yo-yo.jp/yodb/hipower_zannavi.htm

    In a nutshell, I think the ZanNavi is a GREAT YO YO. I have been yoing for under 6 months (started on a Silver Bullet, then a FreeHand, then Lyn Fury, and now ZN). Theres a few reasons why I want to give it so much praise:

    A nice priced yoyo is MUCH easier to sell and evangelize to people interested in yoing

    -stock setup is very responsive, great for beginners. very responsive but still great for string tricks. on the tightest gap, i threw a trapeze, and back and forth 'flossed' the yo, and it still slept for around 20 secs on the string.

    -rubber rims much more forgiving on your hand, knuckles and fingernails. plus hitting the ground isn't much of a problem

    -response system - many talk about the FH has a good starter yo. that was sorta my starter yo, but see as the friction stickers wore down, as a newbie i was confused. i didn't understand why my yo wasn't performing. so i think having a consistent response is of a huge benefit to beginners

    -super easy to mod. now i haven't played any high end unresponsive yos.. but all i know is i only cleaned the bearing, and then turned each spacer backwards (increases gap), and the ZN was completely unresponsive, but was binding very well. I didn't have to modify the response area of the yo at all! really if i look back, if my first yo was a ZN, i coudl have learned everything i had, up to this point, without needing to buy another other yos, or replacing any friction stickers.

    -also, the mod is easy to reverse. so if i want ZN to be ultra responsive again, all i have to do is put the spacers back to normal position. then if i'm teaching someone how to yo, i can do responsive tricks, just like that

    But yah enough out of me, I'm a fairly unexperienced yoer still. Any other people found the ZN that great? I already have 2 friends who have never yoed who are willing to order a ZN and try out yoing.

    Also any people have any useful mods to the ZN they've done? As I mentioned, all I did was clean bearing, and reverse the spacers. Plays almost exactly the same as my Lyn Fury, only softer on the hands, and more rim weighted.

    Only problem is I'm going to have a hard time upgrading to a $40USD yo, since it probably won't be 6 times as good as my ZN :P

    cheers,
    -xan-
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    I was thinking of picking up 3-4 of them and loaning them to friends so they could learn. Hope they're good, I'll trust your word.
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    Just got mine yesterday.
    Very surprised to say the least, like a cheap throw monkey.
    Can easily pull up through kamikaze and white buddah; whips and suicides well.

    Possibly the best "bang for the buck" ratio out there.

    Nice.

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    I love the Zan Navi. Definitely a great yo yo for the price. I'm actually going to go out on a limb and say the best for the price. Especially for a beginner.
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    I got one 2 days ago, as soon as i got it the bearing got a clean and was packed with lube (no stock throw). I paid $30 AUSD for it which would have been something like $16USD which im not terribly fussed about because it is a damm sweet yo.
    I find it is abit with with what bind you have to use on (when set for unresponsive), it doesnt like the "dave bind" but every thing works alright, it doesnt handle back spin that great but still is a great player. the ball it comes with is also a very nice change to dice or steve browns head that might put some bruises on the knuckles. Ive been using mine for offstring which is playing really well.. its an awesome outdoors yo to, ive dropped it on the road and its taken a little beating but it hasnt taken any physicsal damage on the outside and im not scared of breaking it because its so cheap. All round great yo, Go buy one (or 5) if you dont have one in your collection
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    Does Mike carry Zan Navi at theyostore?
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    I don't think so.

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    I must agree...ZanNavis flipping own. I mean....No replacing stickers, spins for long arse time, and when you drop 'em you get like little "scars" but if you rubb them they go away. Only problem is that the rubber is REALLY grabby, so if it accidently bumps your hand it totally stops the yo almost..But i means...As long as your good no worries man!!!
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    Here are some colors of the ZanNavi

    But over here I haven't seen all the colors that seems to be available in all these interesting colors.

    Hmm on another interesting note, on this page says ZanNavi made Doctor Popular's list of favorite yos. Interesting.

    Edited for fixed link, thanks Doug!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shock Tsunami
    I was thinking of picking up 3-4 of them and loaning them to friends so they could learn. Hope they're good, I'll trust your word.
    These are great yoyos to loan to friends. They're almost indestructible and can be set-up for any level of play (very responsive to very unresponsive).
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    Quote Originally Posted by xanatos
    Hmm on another interesting note, on this page says ZanNavi made Doctor Popular's list of favorite yos. Interesting.
    That url was 404, I think this is probably the page.

    thanks, xanatos.
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    The zan is one of the best value yo's (along with the throw monkey, and the lyn) that you can buy. I agree with nivik, the only fault is the rubber. I heard that some japanese players have started to spray some kind of soultion (I think it is silicon based) on their rubber yo's that makes them grindable, thats just how much they rock.

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    i wish the rubber wasnt so grippy... i used to throw them alot back about a year ago, but the rubber jsut got to grippy for me, maybe they have changed it thou?

    deffently a nice yo-yo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo5D
    i wish the rubber wasnt so grippy... i used to throw them alot back about a year ago, but the rubber jsut got to grippy for me, maybe they have changed it thou?

    deffently a nice yo-yo
    Well just tried armorall tire shine on the rims. So far it has helped a lot! Altho since tireshine is poinsonous, you probably want to be careful to wash hands for the first week.

    But yah, it feels a lot more comfortable to throw, without that tacky feeling of it grabbing your skin when you throw. hahaha

    Oh be careful with this mod, as the bottle clearly says to be careful near plastic items. So popup out the sidecaps first, and because of the plastic rings on the inside of the yo. (the ring surrounding the response area that is).

    Just did it today, so I'll have more feedback on it in a few days.

    -xan-
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    I am locking this down till The Yo store get the Zanavi.

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    We reopened this thread because it's a popular Yo. Please read this about posting in the review section before posting.
    http://theyo.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=7106
    Thanks,

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    I enjoy my Navis very much, now that I have them. I use them to practice responsive play, and I wholeheartedly recommend them. I've distributed a few to my friends.
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    hey what up! i have only benn yo-yoing for a few months as well and my Zan Navi was my first ever butterfly yoyo. It has worn down so it is unresponsive now. The best mod I found is this: remove the side caps... yep thats it... it spins so smooth and so fast and is also THE MOST QUIET yoyo you will ever see (or should I say hear:P). To remove these, all you gotta do is find a little notch on the caps them selves and slide a pin or a small kinfe in there and pop it off, trust me just do it... hope this helped!!
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