YoYoFactory - Too H.O.T.
One of the most popular yo-yos from the Champion's Collection, the H.O.T. gets a new update!
The YoYoFactory Champion's Collection brings together the signature models of all the contest-winning players. Even amongst this prestigious tier of YoYoFactory's lineup, Harold Owens the Third's H.O.T. was especially popular, so much so they've released an updated version, the Too H.O.T.
Slightly narrower and lighter than the first version, Too H.O.T. still has the signature round body shape while still creating a whole new feeling in the hand. Although it's technically narrower than before, the Too H.O.T. is still designed to handle a wide variety of tricks. The design changes have the intended effect of improving spin performance without wearing out your arm. Even the price has been lowered to make it easier for anyone to get. It may be Too H.O.T., but you can pick it up anytime for some intense practice!
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.
|Signature||Harold Owens III|
|Style||String Trick (1A, 3A, 5A)|
|Trapeze Width (mm)||43|
|Body Shape||Inverse Round|
|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|