GLIDE Yomega - Glide Star Wars Yo-Yos by Yomega

Yomega's Star Wars Glide line might come with a bit of sticker shock to those who think yo-yos are a kid's toy. With an MSRP of $130, the Star Wars Glide slots in at the very top end of Yomega's yo-yo catalog, and with very good reason. The Glide is a professional yo-yo, and is in a completely different league than the other 2 Star Wars products they have produced.

The Glide is made from aircraft grade aluminum and is anodized and etched in 5 different designs/colors Black (Darth Vader), Silver/Grey (Stormtrooper), Green (Boba Fett), Red (Rebel Symbol) and Blue (Imperial Symbol). It features an H profile which is relatively new in the yo-yo world and provides a very wide catch area. The Glide comes with a Dif-e-Yo KonKave bearing which as the name suggests is curved inwards, a design that keeps the string away from the sides of the yo-yo allowing for very long sleep times and multiple layers of string in the gap. For response, the Glide uses silicon pads which will eventually wear out but are a standard size so replacements are available from any good yo-yo store. On the subject of response I should mention, the Glide is a completely unresponsive yo-yo. This means if you pull on the string, the yo-yo will not come back like a beginner's yo-yo might. It will stay sleeping at the end of the string until you perform a bind return. This enables players to perform modern unresponsive tricks without worrying that the yo-yo will suddenly snag and return trust me, you don't want a 68 gram piece of aluminum suddenly snapping back to you at high velocity!

The finish on the Glide is excellent, the inner surfaces and rims are blasted to give an amazing surface for grind tricks, while the cups are polished and etched with the Star Wars character design. I've been yo-yoing for 16 years on and off, and the Glide is one of the most stable yo-yos I've ever used. It's incredibly smooth on the string, and although my arsenal of tricks is nowhere near pro-level, the Glide handled everything I could throw at it.

Boba Fett

 

Stormtrooper

 

Imperial Symbol

 

Rebel Symbol

 

Darth Vader

 
 
   
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Product Information
Manufacturer: Yomega
Year: 2014
Original Retail Price: $130
What's In The Box?
  • 1x Glide yo-yo
  • 2x Strings
  • Display Stand Not Included

Text by Grahame Wright

Photography by D. Martin Myatt

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