iYoYo- The best German YoYo company
iYoYo is a yoyo company in German. Comes in a crazy variety of colors, including Glow-in-the-dark yellow.
It has a wide catch zone with thick rounded rims that are comfortable for the hand. It is pretty lightweight, but it doesn’t feel extreme. The catch zone is wide enough to
make complicated tricks easy to land. Most of the mass in the throw has been pushed out to its thick rims to make it stable and give it decent power.
It’s machined with a smooth surface, making it excellent for all things grind. The lip in the cup is a bit overhanging, making g for decent but not perfect
thumb grind capability. It can go fast,t no problem.
It is…possibly the best fingerspin yoyo I’veexperiencede. The metal cup on a fingernail makes for LOOOOONG fingers at times. And the deep cup makes it almost impossible to miss
locking it into that dimple. Once it’s there., it keeps spinning and spinning on a fingernail. Give you ample time to try whipping that bind in even if you miss 3-5 times.
Pricewise it sits are a very comfortable €25 from the company itself in Germany or $30 from American retailers. This includes both bearing options. A B-grade or second-grade quality
with slight flaws (a little extra vibration while spinning or cosmetic flaws like scratches/ color flaws, etc.) can sometimes be bought from the company itself for €15. However, these lack
the responsive bearing option and only come with a wide unresponsive bearing.
The plastic on it is SOLID, and you’ll be hard-pressed to damage it, making it excellent for beginners, clumsy people like me who often hit their yoyo on the ground, people who are
on the go and want to throw something in their bag or people who wish to one that they can try an undersized 5a yoyo for the first time where they won’t be worried about dropping it.
Honestly, this is an “almost anything goes, and almost anything is possible” yoyo for $30 or less. And it’s my #1 recommendation to anyone who hasn’t tried it yet.
My first encounter with iYoYo was the Shooting Star, which is still my favorite plastic. It’s the yoyo that I learned to fingers in on and usually threw 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 Biometal throws.
The shape is very much competition style, and you’d be hard-pressed to land a thumb grind on it. However, the frosted-looking plastic body is excellent for smooth finger grinds, and the fingerspin dimple is the same as on the Shooting Star, which makes it great for that particular trick. The cups are not as deep as the shooting star one and have a flat area around the dimple. This means the finger isn’t guided into the dimple as quickly as its cheaper sibling.
Spin times are excellent and, as mentioned earlier, pretty smooth. The one I own is a B grade for cosmetic issues, and it has no vibe whatsoever. Even on the fingernail, it’s perfectly smooth.
The body is vast and deep. It has an H- a shape that’s a little reminiscent of the shutter or Wide Angle but with the ore petite body in the rims (so, even more, catch area) due to the mass of the steel rims. You won’t miss the string easily with this throw.
Pricewise it’s very affordable for what it is. It’ll perform on par or better than more expensive Bi-metal yoyos but can be found for around $70 Plus, it has that excellent fingers in capability, which is hard to find in a bi-metal. And if you don’t mind a bit of cosmetic blemish, then sometimes B-grades are available from the company directly for a lot less.
I highly recommend anyone who likes finger spins but wants more power in them. Or someone who likes the Shooting Star but wants something slightly different and high performance.
iYoYo is the brand of YoYo European champion Dave Geigle and stands for excellent products at a fair price. And their top-selling model is Iceberg.
Iceberg is made out of machined polycarbonate plastic and stainless steel rings. They already sold more than 1000 pieces, and after releasing the Iceberg 2/wider version, it’s still growing.
- the weight of a yoyo is 65g. The diameter is 56,95 mm. The width is 42,12 mm, so it’s not crazy wide, and the gap width is 4,75 mm. Yoyo uses Pixel bearing size C from iYoYo x Clyw and 19mm pads.
- CNC machined polycarbonate is very smooth plastic, so it’s perfect for all kinds of grinds. It’s also pleasant to touch and very different from other aluminum yoyos.
It has a fingerspin dimple, perfect for finger spins, and can easily do it for more than 1 minute.
Feel on the string:
- it’s smooth, like butter. Spin time is comparable to bimetals. Stability is insane because of the stainless steel rings. You can’t even feel it’s spinning, but you can hear it. The only downside is the loudness of a yoyo. Yoyo is made from plastic and steel, and when it’s spinning on the string, yoyo is making a classic plastic screeching sound, but it has nothing to do with bearing.
- my recommendation is to use a little bit of lube or maybe change the bearing. I changed bearing to MOSTB from Tokyo, and it’s pretty like all other aluminum yoyos.
- also, Iceberg can go fast on the string, so it’s perfect for speed combos and is maneuverable too
- out of the box, it’s very smooth; I have thrown more icebergs, some were glass-smooth, and some had a little bit of fingernail vibe, but it’s nothing
- I can recommend this yoyo to everyone; for a price around 69$, you will get something similar to bimetals but with a very different style.
The Firrox is a yoyo from the German brand iYoYo founded by European Champion Dave Geigle.
I Yoyo has been known for making great yoyos for a while, and the firefox is no exception.
The Firrox has an h shape that feels very comfortable in the hands and has some massive shiny steel rings.
In hand, it feels pretty heavy, but on the string, it’s perfect, not too heavy, not too light.
It’s very long spinning, so you can do very long combos. Grinds are also goods because of their shape.
Horizontal is possible even if it’s not the best for it. Tech is no problem with it same goes for slacks.
The Firefox is perfect for everyone who wants a good for long 1A tech combos.