In collaboration with 2008 World YoYo Champion John Ando, YoYoFactory® set out to reach a pinnacle in Yo-Yo engineering: Make a plastic Yo-Yo that outplays almost every metal Yo-Yo on the market. The result exceeded every expectation we had. Compared to most metal yo-yos, the Protostar™ spins as long or longer, plays just as smooth, and is a fraction of the cost. With YoYoFactory®’s Center Trac™ bearing as a stock feature, the Protostar™ is competition-ready straight out of the box. Be warned that a few throws with this Yo-Yo may leave you reconsidering ever buying another metal Yo-Yo again.
In 2010, YoYoFactory set the goal of producing a modern performance plastic/metal hybrid yoyo that outperformed the most capable metal yoyos at a fraction of the price. The result of those efforts was the Northstar yoyo, which went on to win the 2010 World YoYo Contest. This week, we are re-introducing the Northstar in an entirely new light. The new Northstar Finger spin comes equipped with carefully designed finger spin side caps that are amazing for modern horizontal finger spin tricks. Precision aluminum weight rings give the Northstar an advantage on other plastic yoyos with greater stability and spin time.