YoYoFactory - Confusion GT B Grade
This wide edition of the Confusion is a chunky full metal tug-response yo-yo!
The full metal tug-response Confusion gets a wide treatment in the Confusion GT. The "GT" is a throwback reference to the PlayMaxx Proyo team's original weapon of choice, the metal Cold Fusion GT. If you know your yo-yo history, you may recall that YoYoFactory owner YoHans and staff member Ben McPhee were both demonstrators on that team.
Looking at it through the lens of modern design, the high edge stands out, rounding out to a classic wing shape. During play, you will be transported back to the 90's as the responsiveness and playfeel are true to the original Confusion. The response and feeling of that era's top-end yo-yo's is faithfully resurrected, but the Confusion GT boasts a 42mm wide body that was unheard of back in the day, bringing you a sense of nostalgia along with new possibilities through old concepts. A sense of the past is uniquely blended with modern techniques, and the result is intriguing to say the least.
Of course, compared to a bind-response yo-yo, the Confusion GT is not meant for the same level of complex string tricks, and we wouldn't recommend it if you're practicing your 1A freestyle for the modern contest stage. But if you like a unique challenge, then the Confusion GT is right up your alley. It's less "just what can I do with this?" and more "wow! This makes me want to try..."
Let your confusion be piqued!
"What is B-Grade?"
In 2009, YoYoFactory started selling a selection of "outlet" items at events. Calling them "B-Grades," that name has spread throughout the yo-yo world, and is now a common term.
At B-Grade sales, you can pick up excellent yo-yos with mild imperfections, discolorations, marks or scratches. These make them less desirable as finished products, but they're still great yo-yos and totally playable, meaning you can get a high quality throw for a bargain price. As a result, B-Grade sales have become very popular.
"What kinds of B-Grades are there?"
The majority of B-Grades have small discolorations or cosmetic blemishes from the anodization process. These are known as "C-Types," whereas yo-yos that are not perfectly balanced and have some vibes are called "V-Types." Some may have both types of imperfection; it's always good to double check
B-Grades are outlet products because for one reason or another they haven't met the maker's standards for their products, things to look out for include:
-color imperfections, finish may look dull or scratched
-bearing or response pads aren't well installed or working properly. Often, switching out these parts will address these issues.
-Bearings or pads may differ from the standard product model.
-Artwork or logos may differ from the standard model.
-Other issues may exist, but nothing so bad as to make the yo-yo unplayable.
|Trapeze Width (mm)||31|
|Body Shape||Step Round|
|Body Material||Aluminum (6061)|
|Bearing Type||Ball Bearing|
|Bearing Size||Size A (Duncan)|
|Response System||YYF Small|
|Axle||M4 x 10mm|
|Maintenance||Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required|