The YoyoFactory Turning Point Proton yoyo is the result of a partnership between Kentaro Kimura from Turning Point Yoyos and YoyoFactory. Turning Point brand yoyos are made in Japan, and are very expensive. Yoyo Factory worked with Kentaro Kimura to design a yoyo that YoyoFactory manufactured, bringing the price down, but still capturing the essence of a Turning Point style of yoyo.
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If you donít already know, Kentaro Kimura won the 2009 World Yo-Yo Contest in the 3A category. 3A is a style of yoyoing where you use a non-responsive yoyo in each hand to complete string tricks, and it is incredibly difficult to master.
Letís face it. You probably donít have the skill to master 3A yet. But hereís the good news. What makes a yoyo awesome for 3A tricks also makes it an outstanding yoyo for learning and performing 1A non-responsive yoyo tricks. You need outstanding stability and long, long sleep times for 3A, which also makes 1A yoyoing a lot easier.
This is a non-responsive yoyo. That means that it doesn't wake up when you throw a sleeper. The only way to wake it back up is by doing a bind trick, so keep that in mind! If your kid points out this yoyo and asks you to buy it for him, ask him which type of bind he uses to wake up a nonresponsive yoyo. If he answers, "Huh? What's a bind?" then don't buy him this yoyo. If you try to tell us it is "broken" and won't wake up, we're just going to roll our eyes and point you back to this paragraph.
If you look at the wide, flared shape of this yoyo, youíll see that it has a very substantial rim, which gives it a long spin time because of the physics of putting more weight at the outside edge of a spinning object.
It has a flared gap shape, with a very nice C sized wide bearing. The Proton uses a silicone pad response system, which is considered both the standard and the ideal system for non-responsive yoyos. This yoyo is designed for the intermediate to expert level yo-yoing.
YoyoFactory Turning Point Proton specifications and features:
Weight: 66 grams
Diameter: 55.44 mm
Width: 41.7 mm
Metal, Flared Gap Shape, for superior performance with string tricks
Wide Rimmed, for longer spin times and high stability
Silicone Response System, for smooth, non-responsive play
6061 Grade Anodized Aluminum, for the highest level of performance
If you are buying a yoyo, don't forget to buy a yo-yo trick book to carry with you, a yoyo trick DVD for at home, and extra yoyo strings Learning new tricks makes yoyoing much more fun, and you'll need extra strings, because they wear out with regular use.
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