In 2008 YoYoFactory wanted to see how far they could push the rules of yo-yo design. They wanted to make something wide and easy to control, because that’s what their team was asking for. They wanted something that could spin longer so their team could have the best chance at success. What they came up with was the Superstar.
Early prototypes were hit or miss. The ones that worked were amazing! But, because of the inherent difficulty in the design, they didn’t plan on making them a production model. That is, until their team started winning World and National titles with it! John Ando was the first to capture a World title with the Superstar in his ground breaking freestyle that turned a new generation of yo-yoers onto arm tricks and movement in a freestyle. After that, they knew they had to make this for every player.
After careful engineering and working closely with their factories they finally had the ultimate competitive design. The Superstar has gone on to win tons of titles, and become a staple yo-yo in any players arsenal. Now, 5 years later, they have taken the core philosophy of the Superstar and given it new attributes that todays players are asking for. They pushed the boundaries even wider. They brought the inner wall closer to the bearing to reduce friction when doing horizontal tricks. And, most noticeably, they designed it without hubstacks to minimize center weight for even longer spin times.
This is a true competitor, and with it you can be the next Superstar.