Caribou Lodge YoYo Works
Wooly Marmot (Wolverine Edition)
A Review by Spencer ReynenINTRO
Yes, I do realize there hasnít been a recent release of the Wooly Marmot in awhile, but after scouting the B/S/T for a bit, Iíve noticed a trend in the amount of people searching for one, and for a good reason. Rumor has it that CLYW is working on a new run of Wooly Marmots, so hopefully this review encourages some of you prospective Marmot buyers to pick one up when they drop.
I got this wonderful masterpiece in the mail through a deal here on the forums. I really wanted a Wooly Marmot, and I couldnít wait to try it from the second I opened the box. Now, I have the Wolverine Edition. Some information Iíve been able to gather about this particular throw is: This was a limited color way limited to around 15 pieces, and was manufactured back in 2010 by CLYW. The Wolverine Edition color way originates back to the Bear vs. Man, where Chris (owner and operator of CLYW, who was nice enough to provide more info about my throw) tried the color way on it (the BvM) and really liked it so he did it again on a limited run of Marmots. LOOKS
But you may be asking yourself? What does this color way consist of? Well, itís a yellow base with blue splash. Now this is no ordinary splash job. This is by far the best and most incredible splash job Iíve seen on a yoyo to date. You think YoYoFactoryís splash is good? Nope. After comparing it with this, it makes YYFís look like a joke. Literally, itís that good. It just pops, and the slash on it is clean, and defined and you just want to take it to be professionally photographed, itís that nice!BACKGROUND
Now of course we need a little background of the throw. Itís Jensen Kimmitís signature yoyo, so that right there just seals the deal. Just kidding. But you know it has to be good, right? Also, itís pretty much an undersized version of the ever popular, ground-breaking yoyo that is the Peak, the debut yoyo of CLYW.
Hereís some specs
for you technical people. Donít worry, youíre not the only one, so am I.Diameter
- 50mm Width-
65g (The most recent run is 63)Response-
Snow Tires (Older ones are flowable Sili)Bearing-
C Sized (Regular)PLAY
But, Spencer, how can you make a yoyo review without telling us how it plays? Oh you silly person, come on please, Iím not THAT stupid. When I first threw this thing, it was like ďWoah... wowÖ oooooÖ OMOMGOMG.Ē It was a beautiful experience and it blew my mind. I mean it helps when you have a KK in the thing, but still.
It spins fast. It spins smooth. It spins long. Itís just like, ďwhat more can I ask for?Ē I mean the thing is DEAD unresponsive. Itís great, because you can do all your tricks on it without any tug or anything. It doesnít want to come up when youíre doing tricks. But the nice thing is, when you want it to come up, it does. Itís amazing, it does what you want it to do, when you want it to happen. Itís for sure the most reliable throw in my collection. It fits perfectly in your hand, too. If you wanted to design a yoyo that fits perfectly and comfortably in your hand, this yoyo would be it.
Itís just so stable and smooth! I canít believe it! The weight distribution is absolutely perfect, and every throw is stunning. Smooth as a General Yo my friends, and as stable as a Dv888.
Oh yeah, say Iím doing a set of tricks in front of people. Iím talking one throw here- Iím doing all this fancy shiz and boom, time for an arm grind. So I do it. What? I can keep going? Really? Yup. More tricks. Boom! Time for a thumb grind. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 seconds go by? I think for sure I have to bring it home with a bind. Nope, not yet, thereís still some spin left in the thing. Itís just like, what? This thing is insane, and itíll do anything, and Iím talking anything you decide to throw at it. FINAL THOUGHTS
This has quickly become my favorite undersized throw, and I love taking it with me everywhere I go. Heck, itís probably one of my favorite throws, and Iíve played a lot of yoyos in my lifetime. But beaware, you will become addicted and want to purchase more and more CLYW throws. I just want to buy up all CLYW has to offer this little thing is such a winner.
If you have the money and want to buy a yoyo, seriously bro, donít even waste your time looking at another throw. You wonít regret picking up a Wooly Marmot. This one is IT. Make the jump to CLYW and youíll never look back. So go ahead, get one when they come out or get one now on the forums! GO!
TL;DR- Buy one already silly!PICS
(Sorry for the crap quality, don't have my real camera.)Comparison shots with well known throws:
YYF Protostar, Width
YYF Protostar, Diameter
Comparison shots with YYF Dv888 (Left) and YYF 888x (Right)
YoYoWiki Article on the Wooly Marmot (Has Nice Pics)http://www.yoyowiki.org/wiki/Caribou_Lodge_Yo-Yo_Works_Wooly_Marmot
YoYoExpert Store Link to the Wooly Marmothttp://shop.yoyoexpert.com/product/115/CLYW-Wooly-Marmot
Caribou Lodge YoYo Works (CLYW) Websitehttp://www.cariboublog.com/CLOSING
Thanks for reading, and feel free to comment and share your thoughts on the review and the yoyo as well. If you feel anything should be added, let me know below and I'll add it. Also, if you have a yoyo you made and want me to review it, I'll do it. I love reviewing throws!