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Updated on March 22, 2014

The choice for yo-yo players of all levels!

When yo-yo superstar Hans Van Dan Elzen (aka YoHans) set force to create a unique patented technology he was determined to design a yo-yo that would be an enjoyable and positive experience for players of all skill levels.

Whether the player is a youngster just starting out, a player who has accomplished a few tricks, or a World Champion hopeful, YoYo Factory offers products for all skills and abilities. The YoYo Factory takes the same pride in designing and manufacturing the worlds top yo-yos for World Champion holders, National and World Champions as they do for a novice just starting out.

YoYo Factory F.A.S.T. 201

Recommended for ages eight years and older, this is your choice for the beginner's first yo-yo.

F.A.S.T. 201 Professional YoYo- Red
F.A.S.T. 201 Professional YoYo- Red

I selected this YoYo Factory model for my teenage grandson as a good choice to develop his skills and tricks before moving on to a more complex model.

The F.A.S.T. 201 is the original YoYo Factory yo-yo. When Hans Van Dan Elzen designed this yo-yo he wanted a product that would make yo-yoing easier to learn, easier to share with friends, and an enjoyable experience overall.

F.A.S.T. stands for "FULLY ACTIVE STARBURST TECHNOLOGY," which is is the technology that this model runs on. The F.A.S.T. 201 is easier to throw, it spins fast, and comes back to the hand easily. It is a maintenance free, ball-bearing, modern yo-yo offering a selection of three levels of adjustable response. The F.A.S.T. 201 can be fine-tuned from beginner to intermediate tricks.

Setting 1 is for high response with an easy yo-yo return. Setting 2 features long, smooth spins as the player begins to master new tricks. Level 3 is the next step to start spinning like a Pro!


F.A.S.T. 201

Discover why the F.A.S.T. 201 is one of the best ball-bearing yo-yos of all time.


The WHIP belongs to the YoYo Factory's EVERY1 Modern Performance yo-yo line, featuring stainless bearing, silicone response, engineered grinding surface and step profile weighted rim.

YoYoFactory WHiP (White)
YoYoFactory WHiP (White)

This modern yo-yo features large SPEC bearing, silicone pad response, unresponsive play, comfortable shape, and a textured grinding source. My ten-year-old grandson will discover the WHIP in his holiday stocking this year. He received his first yo-yo last year and has mastered a few novice tricks. The WHIP is a good choice for stepping up his game.

The WHIP is an affordable choice that plays smooth, fast, and stable. For this level of performance and quality there probably isn't another yo-yo on the market at this price.



This video demonstrates some very amazing tricks.

Grind Machine

Get ready for the next level of yo-yo perfomance!

YoYoFactory Neon Collection Grind Machine Yo-Yo - Neon Pink
YoYoFactory Neon Collection Grind Machine Yo-Yo - Neon Pink

The Grind Machine is the first non-metal yo-yo with the YoYo Factory's patented triple bearing Hubstack technology. Featuring a modern shape, textured grinding surface, silicone response, the large Central Bearing Co. SPEC bearing come together to create ine of the highest performing plastic yo-yo, worldwide.


Grind Machine at YouTube

Watch the Grind Machine in action!


From the YoYo Factory Signature series, the Protostar was created in collaboration with John Ando, 2008 World Champion!


The PROTOSTAR is the signature yo-yo of 4x USA National Champion and 2008 and 2010 World Champion John Ando.

888 Boxed Set

Welcome to the Revolution!

YoYoFactory Eight8Eight 888 Yo-Yo Premium Box Set - Black
YoYoFactory Eight8Eight 888 Yo-Yo Premium Box Set - Black

Up until 2007 metal yo-yos were thought of as more than a novelty than a yo-yo for professional play. The YoYo Factory wanted to create a metal yo-yo that was so far above what was available that it woulds be the benchmark for modern yo-yo performance.

What the YoYo Factory created was far above expectations, a yo-yo that spins so smoothly that you can barely feel it spinning. The smaller shape and tumbled 6061 aluminum presented a comfortable, smooth shape and surface.

Featuring Central Breaing Co. SPEC Bearing and silicone response system allows the yo-yo to spin longer than imagined and the triple bearing "Hubstack" technology allows players to hold the yo-yo in their fingertips as it spins. This premium yo-yo is the choice for professionals as it is regarded today as the most widely regarded metal yo-yo in world and nationwide championships.

More than a decade ago, I gifted my nephew his first yo-yo. He stuck with it and continued to "wow" friends and family. Now in his 20s the 888 Gift Set is probably his most unanticipated gift under the tree. He will appreciate this deluxe set with some nice perks and extras.

The 888 Gift Set includes an 888 with a half spec bearing installed for out-of-the-box responsive play, the box includes a Large Spec bearing to swap in as desired, a replacement axle, a YYF belt clip yo-yo holder, five polyester strings and a copy of the new YYF instructional DVD title, Play.



This video demonstrates how the 888 is regarded to be the best in its class!

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      6 years ago

      Very nice lens. I am happy to see someone else interested in yo-yos and you are giving your G-sons and nephew yo-yos for Christmas. I would be interested in seeing them yo-yo as, from what it sounds; they are getting good at yo-yoing. (Bookmarked)

      I made my first yo-yo with Dad's assistance when I was a youngster. I even wrote a lens on how to make a homemade yo-yo with the directions. Never had a store bought yo-yo until the craze hit in the early 60s. I still have my first store bought yo-yo in my Treasure Chest. Yo-yos have always been a favorite toy and still are today. However, all of these modern PC games have kinda killed the yo-yo and kids getting out and playing with them. Anyway, I want to thank you for stopping by my Traditional Irish Plum Pudding Recipe lens and giving it a SantaSquid Like. I appreciate it. Merry Xmas!


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