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For most professional yo-yo brands, the safest choice is to make yo-yos that give yo-yo players a better experience in 1A(Singelhand string). Similar products are also available for 3A and 5A styles. And it’s a sign of maturity that a brand is starting to produce 2A and 4A yo-yos. Although iyoyo describes itself as a small yo-yo company in its profile, over the years, they have grown to become one of the top brands representing the high level of yo-yo design in Europe. Previously our introduction of iYOYO’yoyo stayed at the level of 1A fancy. Still, they produce competitive products in other styles, and here are the four iyoyo yoyos you want to read about.
This is iyoyo’s 2nd offstring yoyo made of Delrin, and it’s a by-product of the icebreaker, their first offstring yoyo made from machined polycarbonate and also what people think it’s an upgrade of their very first offstring yoyo, the air dive. When this yoyo was first released, it took the top 2 podium spots in both the NYYC and EYYC in 2019, proving its worth on stage.
The Skylight is made of Delrin, durable plastic with many advantages over the commonly used.
It’s more durable. It can be machined so that the precision can be as great as metal yoyos. It has a smoother surface for better grinds. To add on, it has machined 7075 aluminum hubs for more excellent durability in various colors. It is constructed to be fingerspin friendly, something which was
not commonly found on offstring yoyos. It has a flared-out H shape with thinner rims.
This facilitates better grip in hand while also making playability more enjoyable for both
beginners and professionals and better grind capabilities. Out of the box, it has an extra pair of spacers thinner for more excellent response, but it comes stock with the thick blue spacers for more excellent spin time. It does have a little vibe, but for offstring yoyos, it is not an issue as drops and the incurred vibe are inevitable.
The Skylight moves quickly and easily on the string and in mid-air, making it predictable and easy for whips and recapture tricks required for an excellent offstring yoyo. The essential feature in the offspring is how it can recover from drops, and the Skylight handles it very well. The original air dive has better stability due to its excellent rim weight, but it falls short of ease of recovery. The Skylight fixes this issue by making the rims thinner so that when the yoyo drops, it can bounce back high and easy enough for players to recover mid-trick, similar to that of the icebreaker. Still, the main issue is that it is less durable due to the material used. You might think that this will sacrifice stability, but the Skylight is made more prominent so that peace can be as excellent as its former predecessor.
The Skylight is a perfect offstring yoyo that performs well and is easily adjustable and
affordable. It is also great for competitors alike as it has the qualities to make them confident on stage and the price tag for them to have multiples on stage.
The Barbarian is the first collaboration between the German brand iyoyo and YoYoTricks.comThe Barbarian is a wide monumental h-Shape made out of 7075 Aluminium.
On the hand, it feels very comfortable.
On the String, it has a great spin time.
It moves at an average to a fast pace to perform your speedy tricks with it.
Because of the wideness, you can hit all your tricks with it. You also can do your most extended horizontal combos with the barbarian. Regens and binds are super satisfying to do with it. Landing Fingerspins is very easy on the flat cup.
The Barbarian is excellent for your casual play, but you can also use it for your competitions.
My first encounter with iYoyo was the Shooting Star, which is still my favorite plastic. It’s the yoyo that I learned to fingerspin on and usually throw in a pocket if I’m going somewhere where I don’t know what the ground will look like in case of a hit on the floor.
But I kept seeing rave reviews about the Iceberg as well. And since I loved the Shooting Star so much, I pulled the trigger and bought myself one. And let me tell you. It does not disappoint.
The Iceberg is a “Hybrid” yoyo. Meaning it’s two different materials in its build. In this case, a plastic-type and a Steel type. With its plastic body, which is exceptionally light, and the solid steel rims, a LOT of its weight is pushed towards the outside of the cups.
This makes for a very stable and robust throw. It spins smoothly but is not quiet. The plastic cups seem to work as an amplifier to whatever sound the bearing makes. And although it’s not precisely deafening, there’s more sound than with Aluminium and Bi-metal throws.
The quest for great 2A looping yoyos never ends, and iYoYo took a clever approach to the market with the Sunrise. The Sunrise iYoYo uses the body from the tried-and-true Yoyo Factory Loop 720 and fits it with a different bearing and spacers to create what they feel to be the perfect looping yoyo that’s both consistent in performance and affordable in price.
What can you expect from it? Excellent performance straight from the box and a design that can keep up with all skill levels. In truth, there are probably only two main factors that can be used to argue against getting a Sunrise when you are in the market for a new pair of 2As. One would be that you don’t like what it looks like, and the other that you can’t afford it.