Hey everyone, I should have been sharing these review as they were coming out but it slipped my mind. The Memento has been around for about four months at this point and it has been receiving some really awesome reviews. It’s very exciting to me that people are enjoying something I’ve played a role in creating. If you make a review of the Memento and would like to see it added to this post, please send it to me via the contact form.
The Definitive Yoyo
Mike from The Definitive Yoyo’s review of the Memento.
T from TokYo-Yo’s review of the Memento.
JustYoYoReviews’ review if the Memento.
William from Throwing Sideways reviews the Memento.
Archit who goes by Indian Yoyoer online reviews their Memento.
This episode of the podcast focused on answering questions received from my instagram followers. If you have any question for future podcasts you can submit them to me on any of my social pages or the contact page on MikeMonty.com.
I saw MagicYoYo had a budget plastic yo-yo with some hubstacks on it and wanted to give it a try. I ordered in the K1 in a transparent blue. It came with a thin bearing, making it a responsive yo-yo. It does have a bit of vibe to it but as it’s a beginner yo-yo that’s not terribly important or a huge detractor. The hubstacks are fun, but with the responsive design they’re a little scary to use unless you’re just doing pull starts over and over again. Overall I’d say if you’re just beginning, give it a try, and if you’ve been yo-yoing for a while now, maybe consider something like the N11 or T9.
Earlier this month I picked up the 3D printed Counterweights that Chris Deemie designed and Steve Brown sold on 5AYoYo.com. I picked up the plain barrel, the bearing “patent ending” barrel, and the special locking bobber Counterweights. They’re all very cool, I personally use the bobber the most but fidget spin with the counterweight one even more. ????
Lately I’ve been asked about the MagicYoYo T9 a few times, so I picked up one to test out and see what I thought about it. It’s great for the price. It comes with two bearings, one makes it responsive for beginner/intermediate play and one makes it unresponsive for advanced/expert play. It’s a great starter yo-yo and was surprisingly good. If you want a chance to win this and see this before June 5th 2020, go here: https://mikemonty.com/giveaways
I picked up this Arbor off one of my discord members in our BST. I’ve always wanted one and this one was going for a good price so I went ahead and picked it up. It’s got a gold finish to it. I thought the panels were walnut but now I’m starting to think they may be Honduran Rosewood, after browsing the pictures on lowkeythrows.com. Additionally what I call a gold finish they call antique bronze. Whatever, it’s a beautiful throw, I’m happy to add it to my budding collection!
In S2E4 of Let’s Play Yo-Yo we got a few more of the started tricks marked off before stumbling across one that I missed over the years, the snap Green Triangle. Which took me a surprisingly long time to wrap my mind around. Skipping around the tutorial didn’t help either lol…
Lots of guests this week! Memento’s have been going out a lot the past few weeks and now we have a decent group of people posting tricks with them, thank you all for posting and talking about them, you’ve really helped spread awareness for the new Yo-Yo! Plus it’s more fun to see other people in these videos than just myself. If you want to get featured with your Memento, make sure to use the #mementoyoyo hashtag or tag @mikemonty on Instagram 🙂