Welcome Back Yomega?



So there I was, listening to YoYoRadio and caught the interview with Chris Sullivan from Yomega. I have to say that I am pretty impressed. Yomega has narrowed their product line, they have new corporate leadership, and have plans to revitalize their representation in the yoyo world. I also heard hints that they have new products that could compete in the higher end yo-yo line.

Honestly, The boom of the late 90’s was amazing and Yomega had a lot to do with that. I am not saying that Yomega did it by themselves, or that Yomega is the key to making it happen again. BUT combine their market presence power with YoYoFactory and Duncan and we are set up with a great product base that will be available in the mass market. They are starting fresh, and sponsoring contests.

Note to Yomega. To win my heart again, start using the standard C-Size bearing size.. please *blinks and toes floor*

So what say you guys? Do you think we can forgive Yomega and welcome them back with welcome arms?


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Chris "Dr. Yo-Yo" Allen is the creator and founder of YoYoSkills.com. He has been yoyoing for over 25 years and has a passion for the industry.


'Welcome Back Yomega?' have 18 comments

  1. August 16, 2012 @ 3:33 am Colter

    hey guys and gals of yoyo,
    this is Yomega ambassador Colter Calvetti, i want everyone to know that there is “C” sized bearing yoyo’s on the way, and the Dash and Maverik have also been redesigned around the C bearing.

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  2. February 9, 2012 @ 10:23 pm Jeremy Levine

    Everyone deserves a second chance. If they want to be active, create quality products, and adequately represent the yoyoing community, then I’m all for that.

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  3. February 1, 2012 @ 11:20 pm Mike

    Looks like you may have your wish granted Chris, as I see the new Oooch Yo, which is essentialy a HyperWarp Heavy Wing, comes equipped WITH A C SIZED BEARING.
    That means, they have made spacers that will take a c size bearing. Maybe those spacers will work in the mavericks and Dashs.
    Not that it would make a difference really, I love my Maverick, it really is a great little yoyo for 29.99, and I love what Yomega has been doing, getting yoyos into the hands of kids. None of the Yomega yoyos are meritless, yes their performance does not compare, but it is not supposed to. The Mav and Dash are great starter yoyos, I dont think anyone who gives them an honest try would be dissapointed.
    They put affordable yoyos that work(not a fan of the brain but whatev!!!) and that is a good thing.

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  4. February 1, 2012 @ 1:19 pm CJ Atkinson

    expect pictures from toy fair via me Chris. I’ll hook you up with the new yomega scooooooooppppp.

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  5. January 31, 2012 @ 10:09 am james

    scandal ? explain

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  6. January 30, 2012 @ 8:51 pm Tommy Nickels

    I care less about the issue with selling out of an unlicensed location and much more about the response they had to our outrage. I assure you my “neanderthal knuckles” will be too busy dragging in the dirt to pick up their yo-yos so long as so many other fantastic companies with better pasts exist.
    It’s your choice to buy their yo-yos or not, but we all have a finite amount of money and I can think of dozens of companies that more deserve our support.

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  7. January 29, 2012 @ 1:34 am kuyaChristian

    I started yoyoing years after what happened that one year, and to be honest I really didn’t care for it because it was just blown out of proportion. I do, however, look forward to what Yomega will bring. I’ve always wanted them to come back and provide us consumers with quality products. Again, like you said, DrYoYo, combined with Duncan and YYF, those three can promote yoyos like crazy!

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  8. January 29, 2012 @ 12:31 am Matt

    I’ve never liked yomega……. just never ever thought they made any good yoyos…. but if they make something new that meets my high standards then heck I’ll give em another chance. And to be honest the whole scandal thing was silly and blown out of scale to begin with, I see it as a non-issue.

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  9. January 28, 2012 @ 7:39 pm Alan Nonymous

    Yomega is the company that got me into yoyoing. If they’ve really changed and start putting out top quality products, I’ll be happy to support them.

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  10. January 28, 2012 @ 1:08 pm Tyler Young

    Welcome back!!! I don’t hold a grudge and I hope nobody else does either.

    I am for the C size bearing too. 🙂

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  11. January 28, 2012 @ 9:37 am David

    I dropped out right before the sketch story, so if they put out good yoyos, I’m all for it. Hell, I still give X-brains to my friends who want to start learning yoyo. It’s better than a Duncan butterfly for a learner, in my opinion.

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  12. January 28, 2012 @ 8:00 am Joe

    birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, school assemblies…

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  13. January 28, 2012 @ 12:41 am Mr. J

    He’s has done some smaller events. He was part of the Eli Hops “Playing for Hope” event. http://www.yoyoskills.com/?p=8309 I think he is helping out with it again this year. I’m Not sure though. He is still making youtube videos for Yomega as well.

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  14. January 28, 2012 @ 12:04 am James

    What is Ooch doing nowadays, anyway?

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  15. January 27, 2012 @ 11:46 pm dade

    I’d love to see a revamped maverick. I actually dug that yoyo, weird pads and bearing aside.

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  16. January 27, 2012 @ 11:00 pm David

    “start using the standard C-Size bearing size.. please”

    You might like the Ooch Yo, an upgraded Heavy Wing which comes with C bearing.

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  17. January 27, 2012 @ 10:27 pm J_scap

    I’ve personally never had a problem with them other than they put out crap yoyos, I mean yeah that story with what they did that one year at worlds is kinda sketchy but… I say w/e their company died shortly after that, if they’re willing to listen and participate in the community again then I say why not. everyone deserves at least one second chance don’t they?

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  18. January 27, 2012 @ 10:08 pm david chapman

    as long as alan isnt with yomega…im down to see what they put out

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