Specially designed for horizontal play, the Horizon is 2009/2011/2013 Mexican Champion, Paul Kerbel's signature model.
With fans all over the world for his flashy performances, Paul Kerbel has been at the forefront of Mexican yo-yoing, with several national titles to his name. The Horizon is his new signature model, with a special design to optimize horizontal play. Even at low speeds, the Horizon maintains incredible balance, and down to the last ounce of spin, you can throw horizontal tricks all day.
Of course, the Horizon is also well suited for top-on style tricks, with a rounded, concave side face, blast-finished for smooth grinds whether you're wearing gloves or not.
To demonstrate the stability of the Horizon, Paul himself spins it on top of a pen while he sketches. Check it out below!
"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.