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[Yo-Yo] C3yoyodesign – Speedaholic Review by TokYo-Yo


High performance is within reach! Speedaholic is an affordable plastic yo-yo that can handle the latest tricks that seem to defy the laws of physics!

A perfect step-up model from beginning to intermediate tricks, Speedaholic is C3’s flagship plastic yo-yo. The new version is a design overhaul that has boosted all the specs. The Speedaholic was designed especially for the “string trick” playstyle, with a pronounced “wing shape” to help guide the yo-yo to land on the string every time. That means not only improved performance, but that difficult tricks are made that much easier.

Out of the box, Speedaholic is set to “bind response,” which requires a special technique to get the yo-yo to return. This means the yo-yo will not return until you tell it to, letting players conjure up much more complex string tricks than with “tug response” yo-yos. As a result, the Speedaholic will spin for MUCH longer than an average beginner yo-yo, but it requires the player to have a little practice to master first. That’s why we call the Speedaholic a “graduation model,” from beginner to intermediate play.

The biggest change in the Speedaholic’s design is the carving of the hub areas, allowing players to spin their yo-yo sideways on top of their finger. While fingerspin (also called “top-on”) tricks used to be impossible for all but the best players, C3 has created a beginner step-up model capable of incredible top-on techniques! The design even re-centers the yo-yo, giving you a lot of support as you create the next killer horizontal move!

[Yo-Yo] AULDEY – Key Reel Yo-Yo Review by TokYo-Yo


Throw it, pull it, stretch it, and watch it come back! This little keychain toy is the easiest “yo-yo” you’ll ever see!

Please not that while this toy is yo-yo like, it is not an actual yo-yo. Please check the description carefully before buying.

With various ways to throw and enjoy, it’s fun to see what kind of neat tricks you can come up with this auto-retracting keychain. Challenge yourself and your friends!

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This small “yo-yo like” skill toy is easy to play with even for small children who aren’t yet ready for a real yo-yo. Constructed like a key reel, the play style is similar to the Japanese “festival yo-yos,” which are just balloons on elastic strings, and require no skill to enjoy. No matter what you do, it will always come back on its own, even more reliably than a brain yo-yo. But you can get creative and come up with more impressive, dynamic tricks.

The body is constructed of a soft rubber, like a pencil eraser, so it’s easy ever for children to hold, and won’t do much damage if it gets out of hand.

Little kids want to join in on the yo-yo fun, even if they aren’t ready for the real deal, so get one of these for your son or daughter, nephew or niece, or little brother or sister so they can feel like they’re participating. It can become a great bonding experience for you!

*Always keep an eye on small children while playing, as they are very creative in finding new ways to hurt themselves if left unattended.

C3yoyodesign – Radius Review by TokYo-Yo


Collecting data from players all over the world in search of the perfect specs, the Radius is built on a wealth of knowledge as its foundation. It’s also the signature model of 2016 – 2017 World Yo-Yo Contest 1A Champion Shion Araya.

In order to attain Shion’s ideal specs, C3 had to approach their design from a whole new ideological direction. The resulting masterpiece is C3’s new 7075 aluminum flagship model. The step-round Radius is perfectly suited for all kinds of tricks; it bursts with power but has a light feeling with a soft catch. The appeal of 7075 is drawn deeply from the body profile, and in a time when bimetal has come to dominate the field, Radius holds its own and performs with the best of them. At the heart of the concept, the Radius is designed to hit tricks exactly how you intend, and for it to become an extension of your body. C3 and Shion joined forces with players around the world, gathering a mountain of data to push their experience and know-how to the limits in the pursuit of perfection. The resulting yo-yo boasts power, stability, and tight control, and it fits so comfortably in the hand, many players immediately fall in love with it.

Also, thanks to the small straight step in the central body, regeneration-style tricks have a crisp snap that is sure to appeal to many players.

Please note: C3yoyodesign uses 7075 aluminium alloy to seek their best performance. 7075 is not a great material for anodizing, so Gladius has anodizing imperfections. This does not affect how the yo-yo plays. They seek the best performance, not always the best cosmetics.

Don’t take it from us, here’s Shion’s review of his own new signature model:

“Because I like a light feeling and tight control, I mainly used to use the excellent Krown.

The qualities I look for in a yo-yo include maneuverability, balanced smoothness and responsiveness and a powerful spin. We shaved 2 grams off the Krown, so in order to preserve spinning power we reshaped it to the round stepped straight profile. With a little more weight concentrated in the inner body, it looks heavier than it feels, and moves exactly as you’d expect. The three-stepped profile ends with a rounded edge, making the catch very soft, and the central steps are straight, making horizontal and rejection tricks easier.

One of the most important points in the yo-yo’s design that I wanted was the response area, which now has the crisp feeling that I love. Of course we’re using C3’s pads, but you can mix and match with other pads and string thicknesses to get the right setting for you.

We named the Radius for radiant light, the light of hope that emanates straight out. Although it’s my signature model, I want to thank C3 and all the players that helped collaborate in its design to create the ultimate competition yo-yo. Please give it a throw!”

-Shion Araya