yoyofactory - Superstar (2013) B Grade
Five years after its initial release, the new Superstar is renewed with an updated design.
In 2008 it was used by John Ando to win the 1A World Championship... the following year Kentaro Kimura used two to snag the 3A World title... You could say that the Superstar is the cornerstone of YoYoFactory's lineup, with a pedigree to prove it. And now, five years after the first lot went on sale, the Superstar is getting a design update to make it even more powerful and versatile.
While the trademark H-profile is intact, the most obvious change is that body has been widened to improve your trick accuracy. The edge has also been brought in close to the response area and the hubstacks have been removed to improve sleep times and give the Superstar a forceful spin. The new Superstar also excels at horizontal and top-on style play.
This Superstar is a completely new model designed for the modern player's needs. The yo-yo scene may have changed, but once again, the Superstar is YoYoFactory's main top-end offering.
"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.
|Style||String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)|
|Trapeze Width (mm)||41|
|Bearing Type||Center Trac Bearing|
|Bearing Size||Size C (Large)|
|Response System||Slim (OD 19mm)|
|Axle||M4 x 10mm|
|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|