YoYo Factory – Shutter


YoYo Factory - Shutter - Camo

YoYo Factory – Shutter – Camo

YoYo Factory - Shutter - Ann Connolly

YoYo Factory – Shutter – Ann Connolly

Material Aluminium
Diameter 56mm
Width 44.4mm
Weight 67.8g
Bearing C
Playstyle String Tricks

YoYo Factory - Shutter - Camo - Profile

YoYo Factory – Shutter – Camo – Profile

YoYo Factory - Shutter - Ann Connolly - Profile

YoYo Factory – Shutter – Ann Connolly – Profile

The Shutter is a $45 throw that won the 2014 world championship in the hands of Gentry Stein. It’s a truly incredible budget metal throw that performs well out of it’s price range. It spins very powerfully and it stays on plane very well making it perfect to learn tricks on. It’s not exactly light and you do feel all of the weight on the string but this throw is all about numbers and in that area, it’s unbeatable for the price.


User reviews

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was the first "good" yoyo I bought after learning on a classic and a cheap T5 magic yoyo. It looks great, I myself got the black with gold splash and love it! It's feels rather heavy in comparison to my few other throws, but it feels very stable, doesn't tilt at all. Feels very smooth and after playing with it for the first hour or so, everything felt so much easier! Don't have too much to compare it to, but its an affordable metal that i'm having a ton of fun on and I love it so far :)

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was my first metal, only other comparison I have would be the Dark Magic 2, and this yoyo just blows it out of the water. Wow. It plays so nicely I highly recommend

★★☆☆☆
2 5 1
I am not a fan of this yoyo at all. I bought it for $35, really hoping to like, and was very underwhelmed. Here's how it plays: On a good, strong throw: It starts off somewhat fast, somewhat stable, somewhat vibey and somewhat solid. Very average, even for it's price. On a tilted throw: This yoyo, due to it's very low walls, holds up well to tilted throws. When spinning slow: This yoyo can not handle slow speeds. It starts to wobble, quickly loses any remaining spin, then falls over. For grinds: This yoyo is very good at grinds. YYF beadblasts are great, and the low walls put two points of contact on your finger. The weird inner wall thing gives very long thumb grinds. For horizontal: This yoyo is capable enough for horizontal, but is a bit too unstable to be really great. For fingerspins: The shutter is sub par at finger spins. The internal circle is great, if you get an unengraved version, but is hard to land on. The outside ring is awful at fingerspins and is more common to hit. The target is too small to do anything fancy with. In summary, this yoyo is completely mediocre for it's price. If you want a yoyo to start out with, get a Rally or buy a used Genesis. They will be much more suitable for learning tricks.

★★★☆☆
3 5 1
This is a great throw but it feels average. There's nothing to it really, it's basic but that doesn't make it bad it just makes it ordinary. All of the YYF metals on this range are great but I think the Horizon amd the TOO Hot bring more to the table then the Shutter

★★★★★
5 5 1
This is my second throw coming from a Magic Yoyo N12, and it was definitely an improvement. The Shutter feels smoother compared to the N12. The N12 also feels dull compared to the Shutter, which is sorta light and fast. If you have the money, starting off with a Shutter as a first metal, or even a first yoyo isn't a bad idea.

★★★★☆
4 5 1
A fantastic first purchase for those looking to enter into intermediate throwing and even those looking to add a great one in to their collection. A very reasonably priced yo yo and beloved my many it is very with long spin times which helps with the more difficult tricks. The only complaint I have is that it can be a bit vibey and the bearings are extremely hard to remove.'Regardless, This is a great first metal purchase and can even be a great first yo yo purchase.

★★★★☆
4 5 1
I believe most will agree that this is a fantastic yoyo. So rather than rehashing all positive things about this yoyo that you've probably already heard, I will point out a couple minor downsides that I have found. First, the bearing in my shutter needed a cleaning right out of the box. From the first throw, the yoyo was vibing as if it had a bearing made of sand. Also, the yoyo is difficult to take apart and the bearing is difficult to remove. The first time I did so I was afraid I was going to break the bearing. However, this might just be a testament to the yoyo's tight tolerances--a good thing! Besides these minor issues this is a fantastic yoyo that I have had a lot of fun with.

★★★☆☆
3 5 1
Gentry Stein's world winner. I am going to go straight out and say I think this throw is decent, but not my favorite. I personally think it is a little over rated and not for everyone. It's pretty stable, but it's more of a *clunk* of a throw then a smooth spinning yoyo. Even so, many have said that this is good for it's price, and I'm not going to dispute it, because it is. Still, it plays really decent and good budget metal.

★★★★☆
4 5 1
I am new to throwing and this is the second yoyo that I have purchased but it has highly exceeded my expectations for its cheap price. It is very smooth and sleeps for a good while. One of the first problems I had with it is that the bearing are very hard to remove. I think that this is a fantastic budget throw and would recommend it to everyone,

★★★★☆
4 5 1
This is my first metal yo yo, so my only comparison for it is a much cheaper starter plastic yo yo, so take what I say with a grain of salt. The yo yo itself looks fantastic, mine is with a black and orange splash that looks a beautiful bronze while spinning. It has allowed me to take my throws to a step above my previous plastic yo yo would. There are some issues with it though. First off it the slot for the bearing doesn't grab the bearing all that well. Some times it'll flip from one side to the other when taking the yo yo apart. This means while it's sleeping You can feel every tiny wobble in the bearing and that can feel off. Another problem is that the axle, when you get it, needs to be tightened down. Mine flipped side 2 or 3 times before I notice and I didn't like that. The biggest issue though is how soft the aluminum seems to be. I've got a few dings on mine now after about 3-4 months of use, and thats dings from thin carpet. Overall the Shutter is a great place to start pushing yourself forward into the much nicer yo yo's but it is not without it's flaws.

★★★★★
5 5 1
A fantastic yoyo for its price. It is perfect for the player looking to take the first step up to a nicer metal yoyo. It has long spin times that make it easy to learn and land longer tricks. It is difficult to remove the bearing from this yoyo, so you need to get the YoYo Factory multitool. It can get a little vibey, so it requires some fiddling with the axel to get it to perform just right.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Great throw for beginners or pros! Started with it as a beginner/intermediate player, and still use it as an advanced thrower. I'd definitely recommend it as an entry metal, or as a great budget metal. I now use it as my everyday throw!

★★★★★
5 5 1
The Shutter is an amazing Yoyo for it's price. It wasn't until recently that I even decided to pick up throwing as a hobby and I got it as my first throw. I was rather intimidated at the thought of starting off with an unresponsive Yoyo but the Shutter eliminated all my fears within the first 45 minutes of throwing. It handles like a dream, so much so that I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to start throwing and hit the ground running. I've tried a few other Yoyos but I always find myself running right back to the Shutter. A solid Yoyo for a solid price!

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