What’s Your Setup? is a new feature for YoYoNews where we ask your favorite players about what they’re throwing with. Today we catch up with Colin Beckford…sponsored player for UNPRLD, yoyo judge, SCALES COLLECTIVE member, and all-around nice guy.
What are you throwing?
Currently throwing the ReCognition by UNPRLD. Just got some new colors for the 2nd run of it and I’ve been really digging them, but besides that my favorite thing about it is the momentum of the yo-yo in play. It’s pretty much perfect for me from a control perspective with my tricks as it doesn’t move super fast to the point where it feels flimsy as well as does not feel too hefty when I try to push it.
What response are you using?
I’ve been using Sochi Pink Pads for response. They’re very soft and nice.
What bearing are you using?
I use the Sochi Centering bearings, I’ve always been a fan of that shape style because it just feels ‘right’.
What string are you using?
I’ve been using Sochi Fat as of late. I’m about to compete again for the first time in nearly 8 months so I took some time to really figure out my ideal setup, and string is definitely the most important to me besides the yo-yo. Fat has been working well with me as of late from a tension & feeling standpoint. I also use a prototype of some new Sochi string made for Tyler Vienneau that is super fun and whippy, you’ll hear more about that soon.