YoYoFactory - Legendary 888
The original full metal masterpiece from YoYoFactory, which became a bimetal model with titanium rims.
Late 2000s. The 888, one of the key players in making full metal yo-yos commonplace in the competitive yo-yo world, and still regularly remade by YoYoFactory, has finally been converted to a bimetal design.
The shape, size, and even the hub stack are the same as the original, but the rim is the focus of attention. The outside of the two-tiered round shape is entirely covered by a titanium rim. By using a wide titanium rim instead of stainless steel, which has the largest share of the bimetallic market, the weight balance and total weight are well balanced, and the small but sturdy, yet cushioned, soft feel that matches its shape is very enjoyable.
Although the feel is the same at its core, the final performance is completely different. While it is a collection model, it is a yo-yo with an extravagantly high level of perfection that is sure to be coveted by YoYoFactory fans.
John Ando of Team Yo-Yo Factory says that if you remove the hub stack, it feels more like the original 888 (aka the 07-888). Customization is at your own risk, but if you are interested, please give it a try.
How to remove the hub stack:
|Style||String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)|
|Trapeze Width (mm)||38|
|Body Material||Aluminum (A6061)|
|Bearing Type||Center Trac Bearing|
|Bearing Size||Size C (Large)|
|Response System||Slim (OD 19mm)|
|Axle||M4 x 16mm|
|Maintenance||Pad/Sticker/O-Ring Change Required|
|String||C3 Pro String (Fat) x100|
|Bearing||CLYW x iYoYo Pixel Bearing|
|Pad||REWIND Japan Pad|
|Maintenance||YYF DARK MATTER Lubricant|