Whimsy Roar Specs:
Diameter: 55.45 mm
Width: 41.65 mm
Gap: 4.80 mm
Weight: 67.2 grams
Response: 19mm Slim Pads
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
The Roar is the latest budget metal performance yoyo from Hong Kong company Whimsy.
The Roar packs a lot of play into a body shape that works great for both 1A and 3A. Profiles like this have become the industry standard for 3A players, and it’s great to see something catering to this style of play in the budget price range. The Roar is a stable yoyo that plays really fast…the wide gap gives you almost no friction on the string and this yoyo really zips around quickly when you get it moving. It’s got a stability that you don’t normally find in budget models, and feels spectacular in the hand.
The Roar might be the most universal, “all around” yoyo that Whimsy has produced yet, and it’s got the chops to be a great competition yoyo or just a top-notch everyday carry.
Whimsy has made a huge effort from the start to really focus on top notch graphics, and the Roar doesn’t disappoint. Our review model is a special edition created for 44Clash in Japan, with a great collaborative logo. The production model features a lion illustration that ties in better to the name of the yoyo, and looks equally awesome. The finish is top-notch and the graphic design from Whimsy has been consistently fantastic since their first release, the Pokerface.
The Roar retails for only $50, making it a great deal for any level of player looking for an aluminum yoyo with great performance on a budget. It’s hard to believe that such a young company can put out a yoyo with this level of performance at this price, but here it is! The Whimsy Roar is definitely worth every penny.