I got my yoyo stuff yesterday and guess what was in it..
The package was smaller than I imagined. The height is about 2 yyj boxes stacked on top of eachother.
Out of the box, in the hand. I was sorta disapointed by the size of the yoyo actually. I was expecting it to be about the same size as a x-convict.
The yoyo comes un-responsive so make sure you know how to bind.
Just wanted to make sure so that there wont be any rants about how they cant do walk the dog, loops, etc.
Also comes with slick 6 yellow string.
(Left, x-convict Middle, Skyline Right, Freehand Zero)
As you can see in the picture, the skyline isnt as big as the x-convict and smaller than the fhz.
How it feels in hand. (Size): Freehand Zero>X-convict>Skyline
Weight: 62.50 grams
Gap Width: 4.91mm
Bearing Size: Duncan medium size
Gap Type: Fixed
Stock response: Kentaro pad
Weighing at only 62 grams, I thought this yoyo would be lighter than my x-convict. Surprisingly, it feels much heavier and balanced when the yoyo is actually thrown.
The gap is very wide. Makes the yoyo glide on the string very fast and smooth. Binds are very tight and comes back to the hand very nicely.
The response system was something I have never used before. The yoyo uses 2 kentaro pads (Jason lee 888 size). The pads are just plain nice.
Tight binds and smooth binds.
I did notice like many other people have with the small bearing skyline that the response system may be a tad far from the bearing seat.
But it doesn't necessarily mean that the pads wont grab for binds.
Binds are still very tight. So dont worry if you're worried about that.
The axle system was also very new to me. I was used to the yyj axle system. (Axle stays on one half of the yoyo and isnt possible to unscrew easily with your fingers).
The axle for the skyline can be easily removed by just turning the axle to the left. I heard fng explaining this as a "floating axle".
Ah, yes. The hubstacks. So fun.
This is my first yoyo with hubstacks so I dont know how to explain how good they are but I'll try my best.
They are just FUN. Its pretty amazing how you imagine yoyos back in the old days and compare with this hubstack yoyo. YYF brought yoyos to a whole new level I guess.
The most interesting feature of the hubstacks I felt was that if you move the yoyo while you're holding the yoyo, you can actually feel the law of gyro.
(The force that sorta makes your hand move even if you arent trying to)
The hubstacks are placed on the yoyo in a very basic way. But not too simple so that they come off during play. Uses 2 steel ball bearings, 2 small o-rings, and 2 neon green hubstacks.
How to put the hubstacks on and off:
ON: Simply place the steel bearing on, put the o-ring on so that the bearing doesnt fall off, and place the neon green hubstack on.
OFF: Take some yoyo string that you dont need and hook it underneath the hubstack. Make sure the hubstack faces a surface (like a bed, carpet, floor) so that when you pull it off the o-ring doesnt fly off somewhere.
If you want the bearing off, get a pencil or something and push it through the hubstack so the bearings comes off.
Okay, so if I were to explain all the good things about this yoyo, Id probably never stop.
But let me just give you them in short list.
-Nice package (Design is nice, yoyo stays in place so there arent any problems of it falling out. Easy to open)
-Nice design on the yoyo (I thought blue and green was one of the most disgusting color combinations of colors before I got this yoyo. I was wrong. The color on the yoyo is just soo nice and breathtaking. Green string goes very well with the yoyo. )
-Beadblast finish (I forgot to tell you about the beadblast. Darn. Its just very smooth on the touch. I took the skyline and grinded it on my arm. It felt like nothing I've felt before. So smooth. So nice. Cant even feel it spinning. Um. Get one and try it yourself. =) )
-Weight when thrown (62 grams is way too light for me. I personally like heavy yoyos so that I can get spin times. This yoyo magically feels heavier when thrown but isnt too heavy so that your finger gets an inflamated tendon after a few days. )
-Hubstacks (Like I mentioned, the hubstacks are fun. They open a chest full of new tricks. If you have a bad finger or if you just wanna yoyo while sitting, in a car, pull that string real fast and watch that yoyo spin in your hands. I also like the satisfying sound of the hubstacks spinning after you get the yoyo back to the hand)
Before I end this review, I want to tell you what happened this morning when I woke up. I caught my little stuffed bear trying to steal my skyline. That evil bear.
Caught him red-handed.
May cause very bad dreams. Recomended age: 50+
My bear destroying my package looking for the skyline.
Uh oh, he found it.
And last but not least... I present to you....
Thanks for reading. =)
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04-05-2008 10:50 PM
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- Florence, MA WOOT MA!
04-06-2008 04:56 AM
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- Apr 2007
- near Iowa City, IA Posts: look in my profile, lazy.
04-06-2008 08:24 AM
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wanna sell it to me?
04-06-2008 11:03 AM
i love the color scheme for this yo-nice bear too!
04-06-2008 11:11 AM
they still have one of these blue small bearing skylines in stock at another store.Emptiness is just a phase, redemption's on its way.
Props to FNG for the sig^
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04-06-2008 12:58 PM
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ohmygod. I was just about to pick that skyline up today, I had it in my cart but someone finished their order before i could :(
Which one of you got it lol
04-08-2008 08:38 PM
dats 1 HOT yoyo.............................Team Weenieyo
04-11-2008 01:59 PM
Definitly I just ordered a Adonized black and green G5, so I am all bought out for a while =\ Maybe when the next wave of yoyo's comes out.
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