Manufacturer YoYoJam
Release date 2011
Shape Butterfly
Color Various
Weight 56.8 grams
Dimensions Diameter: 57mm
Width: 38.31mm
Material Plastic
Bearing size Size C- YYJ Large Narrow (upgradeable to Size C YYJ Large)
Response system YoYoJam Silicone O-rings
The Prelude was a yo-yo released in 2011 by YoYoJam.


The Prelude is designed as a low-cost beginners' yo-yo, made of injection-molded plastic in a simple Butterfly shape. It features a narrow C-bearing, allowing for long spinning and responsive play for learning tricks such as the gravity pull, the sleeper, walk the dog, and intermediate tricks such as the elevator. The Prelude also features silicone O-rings for a smooth response. If he or she wants, the user can also switch in a wider C-bearing for unresponsive play, thanks to the yo-yo's Solid Spin Axle system.

The Prelude was also used as the base model for two later YoYoJam yo-yos, the rubber-rimmed offstring Go Big and the 5A-oriented celcon Pinnacle.