YoYoTricks.com Velocity Yoyo Review
The Velocity has a great shape, a great feel, super long spin times, and plays awesome. And I haven’t even gotten to its best feature. What sets the Velocity apart from all other yoyos is what YoYoFactory has unfortunately named (in a moment of weakness, no doubt) the “Adjust-O-Matic” dial. These dials on the sides of the yoyo allow you to adjust the responsiveness of the yoyo. Dial it in tight for responsive play and easy returns, dial it out for unresponsive play for advanced tricks. (Check out this video if you are not sure what responsive and unresponsive yoyoing is.)
The Velocity’s dial makes this yoyo uniquely suited for those players ready to move on to the new style unresponsive yoyo tricks, but aren’t quite ready to let go of classic responsive yoyo play. If you are an adult who yoyoed as a kid and are ready to get back into yoyoing this is a fantastic option. If you have just started learning string tricks but have not yet mastered the bind, but you still want to work on advanced String Tricks, this yoyo is for you. In this sense it is the perfect 2nd yoyo, helping you move from more basic tricks to more advanced tricks without forcing you to make the switch all at once.
In this way the Velocity is not so much for the absolute beginner who has never yoyoed before (for that person we would recommend the Fast 201 instead). This yoyo is also not for someone looking for an all-around yoyo. Even though it can play responsive, it is not as good for looping and responsive play as yoyos dedicated to responsive yoyoing like the ONE. Instead, this is the yoyo for someone looking to push forward into advanced string tricks. For that person the Velocity cannot be beat in its price range. Not only does the response dial ease the transition into advanced play, as we have said it plays fantastic and sleeps longer than most any yoyo in its class. It you are ready to take your string tricks to the next level, but are not quite ready for a fully unresponsive yoyo, the Velocity is the yoyo for you.
Y.T.Peterman Catalog Description of The Velocity Yoyo
She was the type of kid who liked minor distinctions. Her mind soared as she contemplated the difference between weight and mass, the distinction between light and particles, between speed and velocity. No, they are not the same! She would insist. Velocity is a vector quantity, after all! She smiled in satisfaction. Velocity was a particular favorite of hers, strange child. Perhaps the only time she agreed with her classmates was in their love for the dinosaur the Velociraptor. Most of her classmates liked the Velociraptor because it was dangerous, or because it appeared in the Jurassic Park movies. She liked them because of their name. The Velocity Raptor she secretly called them. There was no faster way to raise her ire than to shorten the name. They are not Raptors! They are Velociraptors! Why leave off the best part?, I’m sure she thought.
Not one to follow the crowd, she rejected the yoyo craze when it hit her school. After all, what is subtle about a yoyo? That all changed when her friend brought in a yoyo named with her favorite word. Velocity Yoyo? She asked. I’m sure it doesn’t live up to the hype. Of course, no normal child would think such a word as Velocity would be so evocative of grandeur, but as we said, she was a strange child. To her great surprise it offered the subtle distincitions the name implied. It has a dial. It has a DIAL! She shouted. Fully adjustable, every click by click was a song to her ears, a melody to her heart. The subtleties of the universe distilled into a single wonderful toy. In glee she was heard to declare, Keep your prehistoric beasts. Velocity is a Yoyo.
Manufacturer's Description of The Velocity Yoyo
THE yo-yo of the 21st century: the Velocity is the first yo-yo of its kind. With the adjust-o-matic dials on each side of the yo-yo, the Velocity can be turned from a classic up and down yo-yo into a modern bind-return yo-yo with the turn of a dial. With the dials turned down for classic performance, you can throw the yo-yo and tug it back to your hand with ease, which makes it easier to learn the basics of yo-yoing.
With the dials turned all the way up, the Velocity is capable of doing the most difficult tricks you can throw at it. Combine the adjust-o-matic dials with silicone pad response and the high quality SPEC bearing and you have the yo-yo of the future available now!