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YoYoFactory Loop 720 - Japanese
Exhibit #2877
TypeProduction
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleBearing
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseStarburst
Diameter59 mm
Width34 mm
GapAdjustable - Spacers
Weight52 gm
ConditionMint
Date2017
OwnerRick Brough
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The all-Japanese version of YoYoFactory's Loop 720--bubble carded with all Japanese text and a picture of Shu Takada on the front and back, Japanese instruction sheet, and orange Loop 720. This model was only available directly from brick-and-mortar yo-yo stores in Japan. For some unknown reason, they would not (could not?) sell this full Japanese version from their affiliated websites. So, if you were outside of Japan and ordered this yo-yo you were shipped the International boxed version instead.

Original retail price: ¥1,990 JP. ($20 US)

The Loop 720 in this exhibit came standard with red metal spacers. Spacer sets were also available in green and blue sets depending on your needs:

-Red spacers are used when you want a narrow string gap. They provide strong response which helps you better control your loops and minimize spin time at the end of the string. This set is generally not used for string tricks. These spacers are the tallest of the sets.

-Blue spacers are used when you want a medium string gap for just enough response for looping and just enough spin time to perform original string tricks like Around the World, Brain Twister, Walk the Dog, and Eiffel Tower.

-Green spacers are used when you want a wide enough string gap to provide for long sleep times while performing string tricks; they are generally not used for looping. Because the cup is lower on these spacers, it makes the yo-yo the least responsive compared to red and blue spacers. It is best to add lubrication to the bearing when using this set.

The Loop 720 uses a size K ball bearing axle and starburst response. It is a workhorse model in YoYoFactory's overall product line, being released in numerous special editions and colors while still using the basic design. Adding Shu Takada's name on the yo-yo is also a powerful marketing endorsement from a looping professional world champion. The string length used on this model--and many other looping yo-yos--has shortened considerably over the years making them easier and faster to loop. The string length on a stock Loop 720 is between 70-75 cm (about 2 feet 3 inches to 2 feet 5 inches).
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Package front, large
Package back, large
International (left) and Japanese package versions of Loop 720

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