How it feels to have a Yomega Maverick yoyo
The Yomega Maverick an undersized yoyo that works reasonably well for its price.However,I think you should choose another yoyo for around 20-30 dollars to play with.Let me explain you why by first showcasing the specifications which make the flaws of the yoyo obvious.
Yomega Maverick Specifications
Width:36.5 mm(that is really small in comparison to average-sized yoyos like the Shutter which have a width of around 44 mm)
Gap Width:4.8 mm
Weight:60 grams(very light for an aluminium yoyo-the average is about 65 grams)
Price:19 bucks-35 bucks+
Where to get it:YoyoExpert
Construction and design
The yoyo is made of 6061 aluminium alloy which proves durable in time .The O –shape fits compfortably in your hand when you throw the yoyo to the ground.The surface of the yoyo is matt and feels a bit rough in your hand.
Speaking about the side cups,it can be said that the shape is not ideal for fingerspins but ok for off-axis thumb grinds and talon grind,due to the interior rim profile.
The bearing system consists of a narrow flat bearing and rubber rings acting as a response system. Bear in mind that this isn’t the same thing as the response pad(it doesn’t have the same shape ).The bearing system also presents the typical Yomega long axle that holds the two halves of the yoyo together.
Playability and feel
This Yomega Yoyo is more of a fun yoyo than an intermediate or even competition throw.Why is that?The shape doesn’t satisfy the requirements in the latest years as most of the yoyos today are much more wider than they used to be.Now you have yoyos with around 45 mm width and other yoyos with even 50-55 mm in width on extreme.With one or two cm more you can do more things on a yoyo,you can catch it far easier,thus making your tricks a piece of cake.
If you want to do fast tricks with this yoyo you may find out that is pretty hard to do such things with the Yomega Maverick as it isn’t specifically designed to do so.It can,but you need to put in a little more effort.
Tech combos work the worst as this yoyo is a bit too unstable and tends to change its plane as it spins.You won’t find this yoyo especially reliable for this kind of tricks.You can’t do so many tricks at a time as this yoyo doesn’t spin for that long:1min-maximum 2.
The horizontal tricks are pretty hard to do because of the narrow shape so you’ll have to practice more until you nail it.
The Yomega Maverick is the aluminium yoyo you can buy only if you want to have some fun with it ,otherwise I would suggest you to have a look at the dv-888 or the YYF Shutter to be on completion level.