Check out the pics of this amazingly dyed yoyo! http://s770.photobucket.com/albums/xx348/batryn/Ceephax/
Landon Balk did amazing work with this yoyo. Just sayin.
A sized bearing
Everything above this can be changed to preference.
Looks: After I saw this yoyo, I had to go to the doctors to get my jaw reattached. This yoyo is the best looking one Iíve ever seen. It beats all other anodizing, dying, and paintings. Why? It looks like a crystal. Reminds me a lot of stained glassÖ but for looksÖ Iíd say look at these pictures and decide for yourself!
Physical Exam: Tiny. Around M1 sized in diameter, but the width is quite normal. Smaller than most of my throws, and yet, it proves to be a big player. More on that later. Obviously itís insanely pretty, and the shape is all nice and gentle. Reminds me of an M1 with more width. The rims are fatter, and curved in towards the catch zone, so theyíre not flat. Then, thereís a nice slope, ending in the axle. The rims are real thick though, almost Ĺ an inch. I assume this is because of the nature of the acrylic, maybe so itís heavier/more durable? Anyways though, itís nice, and it shows off more of the yoyo.
Playing: Perhaps the part that matters the most. Playability. WellÖ itís small, hops through everything very well, and when itís thrown, it looks purple and goldenish, like jewels spinning there. Now, it plays fast and floaty, but also solid. Somewhat contradictory. Thatís really how it plays though. Itís floaty, fast, and you can always feel its presence. Does extremely well in almost all tricks. I have to say, this yoyo is as good, if not better, then my two favorite metals.
A weird thing about the yoyo is catchability. It might be some strange trick or something, but I can swear itís easier to catch. Eli-hops, boomerang, any trick, itís a lot easier to catch. I donít know if itís because of the size, or if itís because of the weight distribution, the guts of the yoyo, but itís a lot easier to catch. It doesnít become magnetized to the string, but it is a lot easier. I switch back to my bassalope, somehow, I can miss eli hops a lot more frequently, and miss a lot more. If I had to guess, I would say the solidness of it has something to do with itÖ but I donít know. The solidness is weirdÖ itís as though there was an extremely dense circle near where the ball bearing is. Itís not the whole yoyo is solid, but more of the center. WeirdÖ maybe itís just me.
Also, your throws have to be accurate. For some reason, a sloppy throw produces more vibe than normal, not meaning the yoyo vibes- all it does is kind of hum there, not vibe, but a bad throw will vibe a lot more than normalÖ
Ending: Even without its artistic sheen, the playability alone is worth more than the $90 I spent. It plays, at the least, equal to my metals, and when you add in the terrific coloring optionsÖ This yoyo is not a yoyo, itís a jewel carved by a great yoyo maker: Landon Balk. Itís amazing how he can produce this great yoyo- amazing playability, coloring, customizability, by hand, and still sell it for the average price of metals on the yo-yoing market today. If youíre looking for a new throw, do consider 3yo3. Itís amazing how well they play, and the options you have are just a bonus that is not seen anywhere else on the yoyo market today- customizing your bearing, response, colors, and probably even more if you talk to Landon.
Sadly though, this is the last yoyo Iíll have for a long while, but still, Iím glad that this is one of my last yoyos. Couldnít have gotten a better yoyo.