Werrd Eighty-Six 400 Specs:
Diameter: 58 mm / 2.28 inches
Width: 42.8 mm / 1.68 inches
Gap Width: 4.5 mm / 0.177 inches
Weight: 67.3 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: 19mm Pad
Material: 6061 Aluminum
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Werrd has finally dialed in their design and manufacturing to be able to participate competitively in the mid-range metal yoyo market, and the Eighty-Six 400 is a contest-killer of a yoyo. This full size yoyo features nothing new in the shape, but it’s a refined V-type model with excellent weight distribution and stability. The rounding of the outer rim gives this very utilitarian shape a surprising bit of comfort in the hand, and the width allows for easy gap-access during high-speed play while fitting perfectly in the palm between throws. The response is a bit unpredictable with Werrd’s stock blue 19mm pads (I had a profound fear of #yoyodamage on a few overly snappy binds), but that’s easily remedied by replacing them with the pads of your choice. This yoyo is a remarkable step forwards for Werrd, and while it’s not as creative as their past efforts it doesn’t need to be…it’s a perfect workhorse of a yoyo capable of handling any and all modern play.
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The Eighty-Six 400 has very little in the “flash and bang” department. Packaged in the standard Werrd plastic box with just a string and no extras, it’s a no-frills experience. The raised step around their signature spike nub is a nice, subtle touch but it works against the engraving. The engraving itself is a nice bit of 3D art of clock or watch gears, but when used as a 2D engraving it becomes muddled and difficult to visually understand. The polished edge just before the rim is, however, a glorious touch that especially gives the darker hued versions of this yoyo a unique presentation.
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With a retail price of only $65, Werrd has finally cracked the code of high performance at a lower price. While their Irony, TRE, and Sentinel are all $100 and up, they’ve managed to match that level of quality and play value with the Eighty-Six 400. For the serious player on a budget who is looking for a full-sized V-shape yoyo, look no further…Werrd has you covered with the Eighty-Six 400.