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Day 25: Screw Ball Mini

The Screw Ball Mini was made by Tomy in 1998. It was one of the first transaxle miniature yo-yos and was only available in Japan. The Screw Ball didn’t have ball bearings, but the plastic sleeve worked great. In fact, I believe the Screw Ball played better than most of the ball bearing minis that came out 3 years later.

Hironori Mii (offstring world champion and founder of Team Off-String) once told me that in order to achieve the highest level of Team Off-String, a player had to do all of the team’s offstring trick list on a Screw Ball. That is hardcore, but of course the guys from T.O.S. were freakin’ hardcore as well.

0 thoughts on “Day 25: Screw Ball Mini

  1. I have exactly the same screw ball mini and i would like to sell it. Do you think i could sell it, or is it worthless? Thanks

  2. I’m not really sure of the value of a Screw Ball is. There hasn’t been one on eBay in years. I’d guess it could be worth $30 in a package, $15 without.

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