Caribou Lodge – Yeti – Grey
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Caribou Lodge – Yeti – Grey – Profile
My favorite plastic ever produced. The Yeti’s shape is based on the Chief but it’s overall bigger. It feels very light and airy on the string and plays exactly how I want it to, when I want it to. It’s not as good at numbers as the One Drop – Rally but I just like it more for how it plays. They can be very vibey but if you can find a smooth one, buy it, don’t think twice.
“after hearing all the horror stories i still gladly picked up a yeti when they were re-released. mine is that magical heavy floaty and is unlike any of my other yoyos. it really seems to match my speed and style, and somehow inspires me. my yeti spins smooth and doesnt eat strings. its blue for what its worth. i also removed the bearing to clean easily. dont let people online scare you away from this one, its probably the greatest value in the history of the game.”
“The yeti is a plastic in its own league. While many plastics I have tried are good performers, the Yeti has a unique feel all its own. It is light and floaty on the string. The material gives it a great look and feel in the hand. I think it may be my quietest throw, the material seems to dampen the sound of the bearing. I have not had to take it apart so I cannot touch on the maintenance aspect but mine came tuned to perfection, much less vibe than any other plastic.”
“One word to describe this yoyo: unique. The Yeti provides a feeling on the string unlike any other, and is floaty and relaxed. I would consider this a perfect everyday yoyo if they were more readily available. My only issue is they can be a bit vibey, which makes make look forward even more to the upcoming plastic CLYW will produce. All in all, does it live up to the mass hysteria that surrounds it? That's for you to decide, but one things for sure: if you do get your hands on a Yeti you will be getting a one-of-a-kind experience.”
“For a plastic yoyo this feels very heavy. Not in a bad way, but I'm surprised at density of the throw. The texture is awesome. Unlike the Replay pro which feel slick, I have a nice grip on this throw. The bearings a whisper quiet compared to my other throws and I'm really happy I was able to get one of the last of the original runs. We'll see how it handles later maintenance due to it's design, but so far it's the favorite of my limited collection. The balance is just beautiful though, nice and smooth.”
“This throw is too much fun! It really doesn't make sense when you play with it. Its a large and heavy plastic throw, but is faster and lighter on the string than it should be. The secret to the Yetis success has got to be the plastic. The Yeti isn't really the best at anything but it is well balanced and does just about everything you want it to. It is a very unique throw that will keep you smiling. There are some significant issues that can be problematic for some. The bearing spacers can be tight on the bearings making maintenance difficult and increases the risk of damage. The tight fitting can also cause vibe if everything isn't seated quite right. It may require some tuning if you need to open it up. While these problems might sound bad they don't seem to be too common, and I have not had any problems with my own Yeti. The fun of the Yeti is definitely worth the cost and hassle, but you can also get more performance with a budget metal throw at the same cost.”
“The yeti feels different in the hand compared to other plastics. The glass injected plastic give it a very unique feel. But the glass causes some problems, my yeti was one with a string breakage problem. I'd rate this throw 5 stars if there were so many issues with the material.”
“Feels great in the hand and light in the air, but still lands on the string with authority. The Yeti is the kind of yoyo you get lost goofing around aimlessly with because it's just plain fun to throw.”
“IS IT WORTH RETAIL? New, absolutely, I would buy one NEW for $45 in a heartbeat. Used? NO. But sometimes if you really want one, you gotta do what you gotta do. IS IT WORTH MORE THAN RETAIL? Absolutely not. Not even mint, not with extras, not with two boxes, not with another yoyo, no no no no. DON'T BUY ONE FOR MORE THAN RETAIL EVER The Yeti comes close second to the Rally in my opinion. While it does play lighter and more unique than the Rally, it gives up some stability and spin time as well. HOWEVER, this yoyo will spin long enough for most combos anyway, and it is by no means unstable. I am a fan of the design, and I do love my Yeti (in fact, it's in the holster clipped to my belt loop as I type this) But I can see the criticism, and I have played less than smooth ones, but I've never actually had some of the stuff of horror stories happen to me.”
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