Big Kahuna
Manufacturer YoYoJam
Release date 2000
Shape Slimline Butterfly
Color Neon Yellow (side caps come in various designs)
Weight 71 grams
Dimensions Diameter: 57mm
Width: 13mm to 30mm
String Gap Width: Adjustable
Material Plastic with bronze rims
Bearing size Size B YYJ Small
Response system None
The Big Kahuna was a yo-yo by YoYoJam released in 2000.


The Big Kahuna is a composite-material yo-yo much like the SpinFaktor, where it features a plastic body with heavy metal rims. However, it uses bronze rims instead of the aluminum of the aforementioned. It has no response system, but the molding dimples on the inner surfaces around the area of the axle did function like starbursts. It also featured a ball bearing axle which, combined with the rims, made for some super-long spinning. The logos and details on the side caps vary with different textures and colors. 

Unfortunately, there were problems; The Big Kahuna's slimline body proved to be uncomfortable to hold in the hand. Next, its adjustable string gap at the 13mm setting, is too narrow, making the string snag up at inconvenient times. Finally, with the yo-yo having abrupt sharp edges, all of these design flaws make for some painful moments on the user's hands. As a result, the yo-yo proved to be a very unpopular model in the line-up, and it was discontinued by YoYoJam after about six months.


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  • The Big Kahuna was named in reference to surfing lingo, referring to any person who is considered the best surfer on the beach.

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