Sunday, September 26, 2010

YoYoFactory and Me

Ok, first I would like to clear up that this is NOT a trash talk or a review post. This is just my search for that perfect YoYoFactory throw. YoYoFactory is a great company and they make amazing throws, they just don't ever fit my preferences.........until now.
When I started to throw again and was looking for a new throw I did a little Google'n and the first site I came across was Other than Duncan I never heard of any of the other brands but with in an instant, I fell in love all over again with yoyos. What really caught my eye was YoYo Factory's throws. Now of course the first ones I look at are ones I couldn't afford at the time, but I still loved their look. So for the time being I picked up a $15 Lyn Fury.
Months and months go by, as I get back into the swing of things, YoYoFactory put out the Die-Nasty. Now, Steve Brown is one of my favorite entertainers. I say entertainer because that's what he is, he doesn't just go up on stage and throw around a yoyo, he puts on a show. Come on, preforming in a shirt, tie, and a tutu...that's fucking priceless! So I decided to pick up my first YoYoFactory throw and at first I loved it but the more I played it, the more it started to not feel right. It had a bad tilt to it (I know they changed the design around the axle to make it more sturdy in the new Glow Die-Nasty so I might have to give this another try)and I thought it was my throw but every other yoyo I used it would play solid and straight. I had no problems with the shape of it, to be honest, it felt great in the hand, just played like ass for me. I felt that this yoyo put a bad taste in my mouth for YoYoFactory, were all their throws going to be like this for me? In the end, there was only one way to find that answer, try another one.
The next YoYoFactory I got my hands on was the Protostar. Everyone seemed to be loosing their minds over this throw and I have to admit, I loved the way it looked. After tax time this year I ordered one and when it came it looked so hot but once again, it just didn't feel right. Don't get me wrong, this thing played super smooth but the H shape just didn't feel right in my hand.
Ok, now this one I did like...A LOT....but didn't fully love. The famous C13! I picked this up in the B/S/T for $45 shipped and it was in awesome condition. This thing played grate but I found myself not playing it as much as I thought I would. Once again the look of this throw is what sold me on it (I've learnt to look at the specs more than anything now, lol). So I decided to trade it up for........
......A Skyline. The Green Monster edition to be exact. This trade was mostly because I wanted a throw with stacks on it and loved the fact that Godzilla was in the laser engraved image. But, it had a smiler shape to the Lyn Fury.....Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot to mention that I hated my Lyn Fury. So I was a little unsure if I was going to like it, but I did the trade anyway. It was once again, a smooth player but the stacks kind of slowed it down. Don't get me wrong, they were fun to play with, just over rated.
So I decided to see what I might be able to trade the Skyline for in the B/S/T. After scanning for a throw and knowing what preferences I like I found the BOSS. This was a fiasco to get, the mail sort of lost it, it took two weeks to get and I still had to go to the post office to pick it up. It was worth the wait! The first time I put it in my hand it felt like an old friend coming back into my life. It was just what I needed to feel better about my failed attempts with YoYoFactory. I love everything about this throw and find myself throwing it at least once a day. So in the end, I'll work some overtime for the BOSS any day.


  1. I completely forgot about my Dv888....Long story short, not a fan of that either

  2. The BOSS always looked pretty sweet to me too. Did you get one of the two-toned ones?

  3. Nope, the one up in the picture is mine. All silver.