Protostar is the headliner in YoYoFactory's "Death to Metal" series and John Ando's signaure model, featuring a high-quality plastic body with a metal ring on the outer rim.
The "Death to Metal" series is YoYoFactory's response to the common belief that full metal yo-yos are superior; featuring high-quality plastic yo-yos that match or even surpass full metal yo-yos. The Protostar is on the forefront of this battle, and proves to be a strong contender. Its first prototypes went on sale at the 2009 World Contest, and made a lasting impression on everyone there. It has a very low edge, keeping sleep loss at a minimum, and its heavy rim inset into the outer ring and Center-Trac bearing give it even greater stability than its full metal competitors. The amount of thought put into its design far exceeds its price range, but that's the whole concept of "Death to Metal."
The yo-yo comes loaded with thin-model response pads which will wear out relatively quickly, so we recommended getting some replacement pads with your yo-yo. During assembly, the yo-yo is screwed together very tightly, and it will be difficult to open the first time; There are small arrows on the side of the yo-yo to indicate how far you should screw the sides to avoid imbalance, but don't force it too much or you might damage the yo-yo or the threading.
>>Click here for John Ando's Protostar PV
|Style||String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)|
|Trapeze Width (mm)||40|
|Body Shape||Step Straight|
|Body Material||Plastic (Polycarbonate/ABS/PS)|
|Bearing Type||Center Trac Bearing|
|Bearing Size||Size C (Large)|
|Response System||Slim (OD 19mm)|
|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|
The Protostar is my favourite because it's cheap and is John Ando's signature! (The guy that got me into yoyoing was him) Plus, it throws really nicely and has seen some tough times. It is still up and spinning
The stability on this thing is incredible, it handles everything I through at it with ease. It being a plastic, I'm not reluctant to take it to the streets and scuff it up. With the neat colours, this is by far the throw I go to for everyday throwing.
The protostar is terrific for 1a I have yet to try it for 3a and 5a but I've heard it works great for them as well. I own two myself and I find them to be splendid. They can handle any tricks I throw at it due to its amazing weight distribution and metal rings. It feels great in your hand due to its shape. The plastic is very deribble and looks fantastic. I own the glow and icon editions both look amazing the glow charges fairly quickly and grow quite bright. I would suggest this yoyo to anyone looking to upgrade to unresponsive play or anyone looking for a great performing plastic