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Whimsy Lessur
Exhibit #2244
ConstructionMulti-piece aluminum
ResponseCBC Slim Pad
Diameter56 mm
Width31 mm
Weight92 gm
OwnerRick Brough

Whimsy (based in Hong Kong) "Lessur" is a 21st century yo-yo maker's interpretation of the ubiquitous plastic Jack Russell Coke yo-yo. The name "Lessur" is supposed to be "Russell" spelled backwards, but they dropped the extra "L" to make the name easier to pronounce. Unfortunately, the name of the yo-yo was not added to the sidecaps for ease of future identification... a perpetual problem with many of today's yo-yos.

Unlike the plastic Russell Coke yo-yos of the past--a looping favorite of 1996 World Yo-Yo Champion Dale Myrberg--this metal version is a brick. It is simply too heavy for one- or two-handed looping. Oddly enough, there is a dubious video on the Internet that supposedly shows a player using this same model of yo-yo to perform two-handed looping... with exceptional ease. The 92 gram weight of this yo-yo, however, is highly uncharacteristic of looping yo-yos today--or any yo-yo for that matter. Most high quality looping yo-yos fall approximately between 50-55 grams. As such, the Whimsy Lessur serves best as nothing more than a paperweight. Uses a size B bearing.

Original retail price: $28 US
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