Thesis YoYos -The Most Pretty Professional Yo-Yo Brand From The US
With so many high-performance unresponsive yoyos available to professional yoyo players today, this makes performance not the only reason when shopping for a yoyo, and Thesisyoyos has considered all these factors, offering a clean design while maintaining high performance.
Shivum Berry launched Thesisyoyos in 2017 to put a higher emphasis on presentation in the yoyo community. To improve the experience of receiving a yoyo, Thesis invested in simple designs, luxury packaging, and accessories. Shivum values first impressions, and Thesis is here to impress.
This is the newest model off Thesis yoyos, a growing brand out of the USA with their numerous releases gaining the attention of players worldwide, including myself, such as the serenade, which put them on the map as one of their most popular models and followed by the hypothesis, their first bbi-metal release. Over the past year, they have recruited players from different countries with their latest recruitment of Canada’s Jacky Le, proving that they continue to expand globally. I got this yoyo because it was my first experience trying out a thesis yoyo, and I was pleasantly surprised.
The Invictus is made of an affordable 6061 aluminum with many colors released, from polished to blasted finishes and from solid to fade colorways, ensuring a color choice for everyone to enjoy. It sports an H-S shape due to its curvy yet chunky profile, reminding me of numerous yoyos; the lumpy profile of the unpaid Recognition, the curves of the Sfyoyos Movement, and the looks of the 2sick Flank. It has a small fingerspin flat spot in the cups, making finger spins enjoyable and DNAs possible(for you TikTok wannabes), but one big thing to look out for is blasted finishes; it is recommended to have a short fingernail or wear gloves to do the trick due to the chalky like surface on the cups.
In terms of playability, it has a combination of the three yoyos previously mentioned, with some changes. It has the same solid and stable feeling as the Recognition, but the Invictus has a slightly floaty feel, making it not feel like a “fast rock.” Adopting the unique floaty sense of the movement and agile feel of the Flank, the Invictus has a much more stable and controllable feeling added on top of these qualities with its relatively heavier weight of 66 grams.
In summary, for $45, this yoyo is an excellent introduction to what Thesis has to offer, and with its impressive QC(it’s dead smooth out of the bag ), it’s one not to miss out on!
Gap Width: 4.55mm
Body Material: 6061 Aluminum
Rings: Stainless Steel
I used to think I knew what a high-quality yoyo felt like. I’d played 10-20 different ones, and some of them were nice. I figured, "it’s probably not going to get much better than this.
Then I got my hands on a HypoThesis. It looked like some of my other Bi-metal yoyos. And I only bought it because Thesis has such renown in the yoyo world. “Let’s check the hype,” is what I told myself. “It can’t be that good; let’s bust the myth.”
Ladies and gentlemen… it’s no myth. It’s that good.
The Hypothesis looks like any other bi-metal yoyo a first glance. One with a nice finish on it, granted. But nothing special.
It is possibly the smoothest spinning and grinding yoyo I’ve encountered. The rings are larger and heavier than those on similar-shaped yoyos, which pushes the weight out and makes for more stability. It also helps with retaining spin time.
You won’t be able to do anything better with this yoyo that can’t also be done with others. But it’s more about the feeling. When you are playing it, it simply feels like, “this is what premium quality is like.” It’s quiet, smooth, and hard-working.
Like many similar throws, this yoyo will excel at almost anything you throw at it. But it’ll do it in style.
The HypoThesis is currently unavailable for purchase anywhere but on the secondary market.
The Ragnarok from Reykjavik Return Tops, the Icelandic company from Páll Guðmundsson, who is known for organizing the WYYC 2017 in Iceland, also placed 4fourtimes second at EYYC.
The Ragnarok is a Monometal made out of 7075 Aluminium. A lot of sharp cuts lead down to the bearing. It has massive rings and in the cup is a slight dimple.
It feels pretty heavy on the string, but it’s long spinning. Because of the broad profile, you can hit almost every trick without problems. For horizontal, it’s perfect. It can handle your extremest flat tricks.
Grinds are also fantastic. The blasting is just perfect for it.
The Ragnarok is a great All-rounder for any situation. You can play with it without any problems hour for hour. It’s excellent for long practice sessions.