yoyomonster.SKU: yym-checkmate

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yoyomonster - Checkmate

2007-2011, 5 time champion of South Japan Yo-Yo Contest, Hideo Ishida's first signature model reflects the certainty with which he dominates.

The Checkmate is Ishida's first signature model, well deserved considering his four year domination of the Kyushu Yo-Yo Contest. The Checkmate is Ishida's brainchild, taking all of his opinions and considerations into account during its design.

The body is broken into a three layer step-straight profile, prompting the special designation of a "mixed straight" shape. This shape is not just geared towards performance, it is also meant to fit more easily in the hand. Ishida's specialty of counterweight play makes the yo-yo's fit in your hand an important design consideration. Naturally, it's bursting with potential for 1A and 3A play as well.

With all these points in mind, this is a new flavor in yoyomonster's lineup, with a real character of its own. Loaded with Dif-e-yo's KonKave bearing, it's ready for serious play right out the box. It has elements to appeal to everyone, and its average size and weight gives it a very standard feeling during play, so despite its peculiarities, it's a yo-yo that will fit well into anyone's hands.

More Information

Brand yoyomonster.
Series None
Signature Hideo Ishida
Style String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)
age Not Mentioned
Designed In Japan
Release Year 2011
Weight (g) 66.5
Diameter (mm) 54.89
Width (mm) 42.31
Trapeze Width (mm) 40
Body Shape Step Straight
Body Material Aluminum
Rim N/A
Bearing Type Curved Bearing
Bearing Size Size C (Large)
Response System Slim (OD 19mm)
Axle -
Twist-apart Twist-Apart
Spacer None
Bind Bind Required
Surface None
Maintenance Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required


StringC3 Pro String (Fat) x100
BearingCLYW x iYoYo Pixel Bearing
PadREWIND Japan Pad
MaintenanceYYF DARK MATTER Lubricant

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
2013 Rewind Vote
2013 Rewind Vote

Well balanced and great at horizontals


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