Its April already, and we are slowly creeping towards the Asia Pacific Yo-Yo Championships and then the World Yo-Yo Contest.
For this month, we are featuring a great YoYoJam yo-yo that has been out on the market for awhile already. However, after checking out the video that Eric Koloski recently released, we just had to throw the Diamond Back!
The YoYoJam Diamond Back is a stunning bi-metal release that is the signature model of YoYoJam Team Member, Eric Koloski. Eric is the 2008 1A US National Champion, and he has his own style and flair that is not just technical and intricate, it is flashy and a delight to watch. For his style of play, Eric requires a yo-yo that is reliable, provides tight binds and spins long to give him that edge to pull off all his jaw-dropping tricks. The Diamond Back is all that, and more!
The gap view of the Diamond Back shows the bi-metal aspect of the yo-yo. YoYoJam is well known for their metal-rimmed plastic yo-yos, and they have brought over the idea and adapted it for their high-end metal yo-yos as well. The Diamond Back is also finished with a bead-blast that allows the yo-yo to be able to grind really well on the hands. Unresponsive, long spinning and a nice, wide, round Butterfly shape, the Diamond Back is the complete package for 1A players.
Now, let us take a look at the insides of the yo-yo, and how we chose to set it up.
The Diamond Back plays really well stock (straight out of the package). However, we decided to go all the way with this one, as we will further elaborate later on. Out of the package, the yo-yo played great, handling our arsenal of all the modern tricks we could throw at it.
The string that we chose to use is the exact same one that came with it. 100% White Polyester string.
The pads that we use, are the white silicone pads that come stock with all YoYoJam yo-yos. It provides the yo-yo with a nice tight bind and very consistent play.
Now, how did we decide to max our Diamond Back you may wonder. We chose to throw in a Konkave Bearing to have it spin straighter and longer than before.
However, seeing how awesome we feel this yo-yo is, how pretty it looks and how great it plays, we threw in not just any Konkave Bearing, we chose to use a Ceramic Konkave Bearing on this one.
With this setup, the Diamond Back just took our breath away. OH-SO-GOOD!
The Diamond Back is, for-sure, a first class metal yo-yo. Now, just to recap on our setup for the month of April, here it is.
1) YoYoJam Diamond Back
2) YoYoJam White Silicone Pads
3) 100% White Polyester String
4) Dif-e-yo Ceramic Konkave Bearing (Large - Size C)
And that is our Yo-Yo Setup of the Month. Stay tuned for the next installment. We are not done yet though. We shall leave you with the very video that fascinated us and brought our attention to the Diamond Back. Here is Eric Koloski, with the Diamond Back video for YoYoJam. Enjoy!
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Till next time,
Super Squirrel up & away!~