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Hyper Raider


Hyper Yo-Yo – Hyper Raider

*THIS IS AN OLD-SCHOOL MODEL

-This yo-yo is a special collector’s model, and is not meant for beginners. Even though this model was originally labeled as entry-level, we no longer recommend it for beginners.

-Compared to modern competition models, this yo-yo is very difficult to use and is not recommended for contest performance.

-To use this yo-yo regularly, special knowledge and maintenance is required.
The one thing every looping player has in common is that they all have a Raider in their collection. The Yomega Raider is the king of looping!

In the Hyper Yo-Yo Boom of 1997~1999, this yo-yo was sold under the name “Hyper Raider.” It’s still available as the Yomega Raider, and aside from the cap design, is unchanged from the popular Hyper Raider. The standard shape, Yomega size ball bearing and starburst response system make a combination that is already proven in the yo-yo world.

For maintenance, looping oil (sold separately, see right panel) is a necessity. Also, this yo-yo eats through string, so be sure to have some fresh string on hand. More advanced players will be interested in the nylon spacer, which they can sand down to personalize their Raider’s settings. Even unmodified, this yo-yo has plenty of potential that will make it a favorite for beginners all the way to professionals.

Stealth Raider

This is a Japan-only version of YOMEGA Saber raider

*THIS IS AN OLD-SCHOOL MODEL

-This yo-yo is a special collector’s model, and is not meant for beginners. Even though this model was originally labeled as entry-level, we no longer recommend it for beginners.

-Compared to modern competition models, this yo-yo is very difficult to use and is not recommended for contest performance.

-To use this yo-yo regularly, special knowledge and maintenance is required.

the Hyper Yo-Yo Stealth Raideris the predecessor to The Saber Raider , made popular back during the 1997 Hyper Yo-Yo Boom. In the world of nylon bearings, this yo-yo showed the world the true power of ball bearings, and ushered in a new era of yo-yo development. It’s not very well-suited for looping tricks, but is rather targeted for string play, making a great model for building a 1A foundation. The Stealth Raider uses a starburst response system, not often seen these days. For maintenance, application of a little thick oil will keep your yo-yo responsive (see right panel). As the new developments have pushed the surrounding yo-yos beyond the Stealth Raider’s abilities, but considering it’s still around, there’s s

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[REWIND Instock] Top Yo – [Q]uantum, Colossus III, Impulse, Innovator, MIYO Multi Tool, MIYO String x100

[Q]uantum


Quantum combines a 7075 aluminum body with a stainless steel inner rim.

Quantum is machined from the standard 6061 aluminum, and sports an inner rim made of 7075 aluminum; an unusual combination for bimetal yo-yos these days. The body size is considerably large for its width, making this a “tall” class yo-yo. It pulls every ounce of power from its 67 grams of mass. While 7075 aluminum doesn’t have the same density as stainless steel, it is denser than 6061, and has a noticeable effect on the yo-yo’s weight distribution. The resulting body shape creates a unique sense of stability that feels well balanced with its profile.

The contrasting metals also make for a beautiful effect.

Weight (g)     67.2
Diameter (mm)     58.01
Width (mm)     43.36

Colossus III

Using 7003 grade aluminum, this is the third release of the Colossus series.

The third Colossus is a middle sized step-round model. Leaving the size and shape mostly untouched, the biggest difference from previous models is the switch in materials. Between the standard 6061 alloy and the strong, high-end 7075 alloy sits 7003 aluminum, letting Top Yo give you better-than-expected power and durability at a killer price. The savings also allowed them to spend more on the coloring, which is really eye-catching!

Though it has a tight spin, the Colossus III is very responsive to your command, to the point that we feel we must warn you to play carefully when you first pick one up. The 43mm wide body is just enough to nail all your favorite tricks.

Weight (g)     66.5
Diameter (mm)     54.02
Width (mm)     42.73

Impulse

Using 7003 grade aluminum, Impulse is a step-straight full metal yo-yo.

As a counterpoint to the step round profile of the Colossus III, Impulse is the step straight variation of Top Yo’s love affair with the 7003 aluminum alloy. 7003 sits between standard 6061 and the ultra-durable 7075 aircraft aluminum, so you can have premium material quality without paying a premium pricetag.

Compared to the rounded, heavier-feeling Colossus III, the straight and light Impulse flies on the wind. It’s very interesting to play with both and compare how weight distribution alone makes such a difference in a yo-yo’s playfeel. Impulse is a pretty average-sized model, so it’ll fit well into just about any seasoned player’s hand, but it also makes a great first metal throw. For speedy play and lots of control, you can’t do better for your money!

Weight (g)     65.5
Diameter (mm)     56.00
Width (mm)     43.11

Innovator

With a complex, polygonal body shape, the 45mm wide full metal Innovator has a very distinct attitude.

THIS is what we’re talking about when we say that wide yo-yos boast power! The polygonal Innovator is a classic example of why wide yo-yos became so popular. But while lots of wide throws try to give a “light” feeling, the Innovator piles a more weighty feeling into your hand through clever weight distribution. This design also gives you all the benefits of a heavier yo-yo, without all the heft.

Lots of steps define the Innovator’s shape which rounds out at the very last edge for a soft catch. Despite the sense of weight, Innovator is actually designed to be less tiresome to play with!

Weight (g)     66.5
Diameter (mm)     56.00
Width (mm)     45.00

MIYO Multi Tool

This slick multi tool comes with everything you need for yo-yo maintenance!

A bearing remover, pick, cutter, and hex wrench are all squeezed into one compact little tool! All the tools are threaded so they screw together into a single short stick, giving it a very small footprint.

The hex wrench is the same size as the 1080 key, and the bearing remover is suited for standard size C bearings. The pick is mainly for helping undo knots in strings or free them from the bearing when you miss a bind, or for removing response pads. Super handy!

MIYO String x100

MIYO’s 100% Poly string!

Soft and smooth, MIYO string’s signature is its especially soft texture. This string is slightly on the thicker side, making it slightly stiffer so it holds shapes better for laceration and slack tricks.