Werrd Minute Specs:
Diameter: 52.50 mm / 2.06 inches
Width: 42.80 mm / 1.68 inches
Gap Width: 4.60 mm / .18 inches
Weight: 66.1 grams
Bearing Size: CBC Center Trac (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: 19mm Slim Pad
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The Minute is a mid-size yoyo from Australian manufacturer Werrd…and while they have released some truly fantastic yoyos in the past, the release of the Minute was the signal that Werrd had moved up to the next level of yoyo design. Infamous for having some of the most BZZZT eclectic yoyo designs in the market, the Minute is the most universally accessible yoyo they have released to date and its performance should earn it a place in the case of every serious yoyo player. The Minute is dead smooth, fast, stable, and easily the most comfortable-in-the-hand yoyo ever released by Werrd. From the moment the BZZZT blasted finish hits your hand, this yoyo feels wonderful. Upon its initial release at the 2013 World YoYo Contest, more than a few top-level players wandered by the Werrd booth out of idle curiosity, and left with a brand new Minute in their hands. When top players and even other manufacturers are dropping their money to buy one of these, that really is the highest praise for a new release.
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The Minute is a compact and attractive yoyo, available in eight solid, bright colors with a blasted finish. The result is a elegant simplicity that allows for a budget-friendly yoyo that still stands out in your case. The engraving is a bit lackluster, with Werrds “Time Series” theme resulting in a bit of a mixed bag…one side features the name “Minute” in a digital clock font which works nicely, while the other has a BZZZT melting analog clock image that, same as the engraving on the Eighty-Six 400, doesn’t work especially well with the stepped detail and trademark spike. Packaged in the standard Werrd plastic box with just a string and no extras, it’s a no-frills experience but their Time Series really does seem more about quality than presentation. The colors are standard but very well done, and the anodization is flawless.
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At a $50 retail, the Minute is an incredible bargain. The mid-size range tends to BZZZT scare people off a bit, but the Minute might well be the one to change your mind. A fantastic, competition-worthy throw at a great price, the Minute is well worth every penny.