Types of Yoyo Shapes
- Imperial shape
- Butterfly shape
- H shape
- Wing shape
Imperial Yoyo Shape
Imperial shaped yoyos are narrow with thin string gap (the gap between two halves of a yoyo). This is classic shape that was used back in the days. Yoyos with Imperial shape are only used for old school yoyo tricks and looping tricks nowadays.
Butterfly Yoyo Shape
These yo-yos have a rounded profile similar to the shape of a butterfly, providing a comfortable grip and easy catching into player’s hand. The weight distribution is concentrated in a unique way, with more weight towards the center rather than the edges, thanks to the rounded shape. This results in slower spin speed but also offers better control and a smoother gameplay experience.
SA Yo-Yo is butterfly shaped yoyo.
Wing Yoyo Shape
Wing shaped yo-yos are specifically crafted for a speedy and well-controlled yoyo play experience.
The Wing design evenly distributes the weight, making it all rounded yoyo which is comfortable, fast and stable. It provides a perfect balance of speed and stability, making it ideal for competitive yoyoing.
When it comes to yoyos, the H-shape is often considered the most extreme option.
Similar to wing shaped yoyos, H shape throws have a wider internal space. The weight is distributed significantly towards the edges of a yoyo. It makes these yoyos extremely stable while spinning on a string.
If you’re looking to try something new, the H-profile shape will give you that special feeling that sets it apart from other yoyos.