Gentry Stein is one of Team YoYoFactory's top players, and the Shutter is his third signature model. The body is bigger than the Super G, his first signature model, with a body 1mm wider. The wider catch zone makes influent and hop-style tricks significantly easier to hit. The Shutter is also easier to control, making it feel like it's reading your mind.
But the best thing about the Shutter is its cost-performance; anyone who picks up the Shutter is going to be blown away by its quality, and shocked at how affordably priced it is. Gentry used the Shutter at the World Yo-Yo contest, proving its value as a true competition throw. With its smooth body and ease of use, the Shutter makes for a fantastic first metal yo-yo.
The artwork is a sweet camera motif. With YYF's top design and attention to detail, the Shutter is sure to become a new standard.
"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
Important Points: 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.