YoYo Factory – Shu Ta – Pink
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YoYo Factory – Shu Ta – Pink – Profile
The Shu Ta is a slighter narrower and heavier version of the Shutter made from stronger 7075 aluminium as opposed to the 6061 that the Shutter is made from. The extra weight gives it a more powerful and longer spin with increased stability making it perfect for learning new tricks with. It gets recommended a lot and there’s a good reason for that, it’s one of the best bang for your buck throws on the market.
“I started out a few days ago on this yoyo and the YYJ Classic (I learn each trick on both), so I feel like I can compare the two. This is probably an unusual choice for first metal for most people, but I would highly recommend it and I think it's very good as a first choice if you have the money. Why? Well first of all it feels AMAZING in hand. There's only maybe one really pronounced edge on the entire inside of the yoyo, and the smoothed contours fit your hand perfectly. Second of all and important for newer players like me, it's made of 7075 aluminum, which makes it more durable. I've hit it relatively hard on something one time so far (well, on something that's not part of my body), and it came out completely unscathed. Also, it's one of the heavier yoyos out there, which means it should be more stable and thus excellent for a new person, and I can say that it's much more forgiving for learning new things on than the Classic can be. It has an even wider catch zone, which makes it really good for learning. I generally learn a trick on the Shu-ta, and then make sure I can do it on the Classic. This yoyo feels amazing and I would recommend it to anyone.”
“I bought this yoyo because I wanted something I could throw while I was out and about without having to worry too much about beating it to hell. I really liked my Shutter, and I was expecting essentially a more durable version of it. What I got was a seemingly more stable, better feeling version. Although it's a tad heavy for my taste, I love playing with it. It's my go-to for learning tricks due to the stability, and the large concave cup helps spark my creativity. I got the silver version and it's absolutely stunning. The satin shine is unlike anything I've seen and combined with that Shutter shape, it's simply a gorgeous yoyo. The white engraving almost disappears against the silver and scratches blend in very well. Durability, stability, and aesthetics: a five star throw.”
“The ShuTa is one of the best YoYos that YYF has to offer. It is stable, and nimble, while spinning for a very long time. The blast on it is great for grinds, and the size both in diameter and width are very comfortable. It does have a short axle, but as long as you are careful, that shouldn't matter anyway, and actually makes it harder to bend the axle on a bad ding. Over all, I miss my ShuTa, and it's another one of those I wouldn't mind buying new”
“The Shu-Ta was one of my first two purchases online (the other being a Replay Pro), and I must say, it has been an absolute blast learning tricks on this thing. I managed to learn and regularly land some new tricks like Seasick, the Hook, Cold Fusion, Kwyjibo, Mach Whip and even Brent Stole in my first week of using this awesome throw. The reason I picked the Shu-Ta over a Shutter is because of the 7075. I've only been learning for about 5 weeks and I was a bit afraid of dinging my first really good throw. The Shu-Ta was able to tank ALL the dings perfectly, with no signs of scratches or anything. The size is absolutely perfect for my medium sized hands and the shape is just so darn comfy. The weight seems to be on the heavier side of throws with the 68g but I never found this weight holding back the speed of the yo yo and has gotten as fast or as slow as I needed it to be every time. Spin times are absolutely great on this thing. As a beginner thrower who's throws aren't particularly strong yet, I can get it to spin for over 4 minutes. This is more than enough for any non combo type tricks that I need to learn and I can only imagine that the spin time will get longer and longer as I become better myself. Of course, like most things, the Shu-Ta probably does have some flaws. But as as a 5 week old thrower, I really cannot find any flaws at all. There are tons of throws on the market that will not hold you back, but if you're a beginner like me with $65 or around £40 to spend and you're looking for a throw that is extremely durable, comfortable and is just generally an all-rounder for all kinds of tricks, you will probably love the Shu-Ta.”
“The 7075 aluminum really makes it tougher and more resistant to dings and dents. Absolutely love this YoYo. This is a suped-up Shutter, and that is a good thing. I sometimes think the Shutter gets a bit of negative feeling just because it is SO popular. But I really feel that if the Shutter was released by OD or CLYW, those same people would be going nuts over it. Anyone who is serious about throwing should own a Shutter. And those that can afford a few dollars more, should own a Shu-Ta.”
“From a relative beginner's perspective, the Shu-ta is a keeper. The use of 7075 is what drew me to it in the first place. I have experience with the different alloys of Aluminum, and I knew that the properties were what I wanted in a Yo-yo. As a beginner, I figured I would be knocking it into the ground and other objects more often. While I'm not one to cry over dents and dings, I didn't want anything that would throw the balance off and affect performance. The added toughness gives me a little more piece-of-mind that my throw will continue to play as it did day 1. When I first picked it up, my initial impression was that it looks great and feels fantastic in the hand. Fit and finish is spot on. It has some very aesthetically pleasing curves and rests very comfortably on the finger. The finish is great... feels very smooth and almost soft to the touch... all while feeling very solid and substantial. In play, the substantial feeling carries through. It is very stable in play and gives you generous amounts of spin time. Compared to most of my other throws, it is very difficult to move it off of its axis. As a beginner, I found that very helpful in taking out some of the slop. The catch-zone is generous, and the weight gives you a good feel for where it's at... two things that I also find beneficial to learning. While I've come to prefer other throws over my Shu-ta for various reasons as I've advanced, I'm always pleasantly surprised by it every time I pick it up again. If you're a beginner with a little extra cash flow, you can't go wrong starting off on a Shu-ta. It's a very solid-performing throw that is arguably one of the best I've played for the money.”
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