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Jamboo
Jamboo
Manufacturer YoYoJam
Release date 2008
Shape Butterfly
Color Light or dark wood stain
Weight 67.5 grams
Dimensions Diameter: 54mm
Width: 40mm
Material Bamboo with aluminum weight rings
Bearing size Size C YYJ Large
Response system YYJ Silicone O-rings

The Jamboo by YoYoJam is a composite-material yo-yo first introduced at the 2008 U.S. Nationals. It is made out of laminated bamboo that is then machined to the shape of the yo-yo. The Jamboo also has the classic YoYoJam aluminum weight rings on the outside, as well as a C-bearing and silicone O-ring response. During development, Dale Bell experimented with different types of wood for the prototypes of the yo-yo.

The Jamboo was well received, except for complaints that the wood wasn't finished well, which results in high amounts of string-cutting friction. Many owners fixed this problem by sanding their Jamboos to smooth out the bumps and rough spots, staining it to give it a nice wooden color, and then clear coating it for a nice, glossy finish. It has a wooden feel and is much like the Dark Magic in terms of performance. The disadvantage is it is very expensive, averaging at around $76.50 USD or more.






Trivia

  • By far, no other company has made a yo-yo out of bamboo.
  • Its name is a play on words for "jam" and "bamboo".

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