Practical Everyday Ways to Use Your Xa

If you're like me (and thank goodness you're not cause that's years of counseling on your shoulders), you may be asking yourself this question:

How can I make Xa work for me?

Well, ask no more. On today's show, we're going discuss how to take your Xa to the next level and make it work for you. 

Now, you probably already know that you can stuff a sock inside and swing it around. You probably already have inflated a balloon inside of it to make for some cool looking pics. And I know you've stuffed your Xa with an icy cold sponge and have flung at the nearest unaware cohort (TEE HEE!). But did you know you could do these things:

Booger Xa

01 BOOGER Xa: If you're the parent of small children, you probably already know about those busy fingers. You know, the ones that make a run for the nose and come out different shades of yellow and green (eww!). Time to say goodbye to those busy fingers and put them where they belong: not in your child's nose.

Green Grape Xa

02 GRAPE Xa: I love grapes. Especially green grapes. But did you know that in some places of the world, they ban green grapes? Mainly in red grape factories (or farms or crops or vineyards... whatever the kids are calling it these days). And as a green grape lover, I cannot be anywhere without my green grapes... ANYWHERE! But if you walk onto a red grape plantation/vineyard/pyramid scheme, they will beat you down like pop stars security guards. But then I found my answer in Xa. Specifically the green one. See the photo above and to the left? Yeah, I'm holding a green Xa. But look closer. See what I see? Green grapes. Know who doesn't see it? Those red grape people. Not. A. Clue.

Noodle Xa

03 Noodle Xa

03 NOODLE Xa: Speaking of food and pop stars, nothing makes me empty my stomach faster than listening to Justin Bieber's album My World. But if I ever want to go to hungry from being full, that's exactly what I do. And when it comes to me being hungry, I sure like a heaping dish of spaghetti and meatballs. However, I have a problem. Being so young and smart and dashing (see above grape photo), I have a very busy schedule. And every time a warm plate of spaghetti and meatballs plops down in front of me, I find myself out of time to sit and enjoy. In fact, I can't. I have to run. I tried to grab a handful of it once and go, but those things are just too slippery. No longer. I figured if it worked with grapes on the go, spaghetti on the go should work just as well. And you know what... it worked! Quadruple bonus that Xa has numerous holes so I can slurp my dinner from any angle while keeping my eyes on the road.

Justin Bieber Xa

04 POP STAR Xa: Are you tired of Justin Beiber? Me too. That's why Xa is the perfect solution to silencing the boy-wonder. Forever. I could elaborate. I could. But I think a picture is worth a thousand words. What's that Justin?? I can't hear you... Let you go? Is that what you said? Oh I misheard you. You said let you stay constricted in my Pop Star Xa prison forever... It is my pleasure. 

Well, we've sure had a good time today exploring the world of possibilities that Xa has to offer. But I want to know, what practical uses do YOU have for Xa? Feel free to comment below or shoot us an email with your own photo of how you apply the power of Xa to your daily routine!

~~OceanJax :)

July 25, 2012


mx ›   pop ›   sport ›   Tuning ›  

The Breakdown of Astrojax MX

You've laughed with it, cried with it, shared awkward moments at the drive-in where it tried to get fresh with you, but today, in no uncertain terms, we'll be exploring the intricacies of the Astrojax MX line and why it's one of our favorites here at the office! But first? A little history...


The MX was so named due to its being the first implementation of Modular JaX. While everyone has a fondness for the original Astrojax, as Jaxologists the world over became more proficient, the desire to make that style into a more personal experience became palpable. So this was realized with the MX's easy customization without the use of tools, allowing players to fine-tune their sets to make it truly their own and even trade parts with friends.

Initially, several variations were prototyped, but ultimately scrapped having not met the final approval of the inventor and our most ardent Astrojax supporters. Our ongoing commitment to a quality skill toy experience is often a maddening road as we go through one iteration after another until we have that 'aHA!' moment when everything comes together. In this case, a year after concepts began in 2011, the MX was finally ready to head to retailers in January of 2012, much to our (and players') delight.

So let's take a look at the different types of MX and how they differ from other 'Jax™. But first a little background...

Features and Distinction

For starters, the MX series features detachable String Buds like the AQUA Astrojax. Also, it weighs in slightly larger and heavier than the PLUS, V-MAX, and SATURN, though not quite as large or heavy as the AQUA. This was also the first series to offer 2 differing materials.

However, by far the most unique feature of the MX, setting it apart from the rest of its Jaxorian brethren, is its easy disassembly. This lets players swap parts to their liking and allowed us to offer a play experience and connection to Astrojax to truly make it your own. Check out the breakdown below for a better understanding of how this works:

Modularity Breakdown

Astrojax MX Diagram


Aerodynamics is the order of the day for the MX SPORT with its golf ball-like dimples. Despite appearances and its more cushioned feel, the MX SPORT is actually slightly heavier than the original Astrojax PLUS (18g), weighing in at a mind-boggling 22g on average. Also, the polyurethane body of the MX SPORT makes it more conducive to rebound tricks. This bad boy is available in red and baby blue.


Currently we carry a couple of different colors of the MX POP in our online store, and both really do 'pop' due to the bold color scheme. Available in yellow and orange, POPs feature an slightly transparent ribbed body made of a thermoplastic resin, a safe rubber substitute with a distinctive texture.


The Dock is specifically designed for the Astrojax MX line (although it does fit the AQUAs pretty well). Simply click each ball into the dock to keep your Astrojax organized. You can also wrap up your Jax™ as featured in this post.

So that's a quick look at the types of MX Astrojax that we offer here at US ASTROJAX. While one isn't necessarily better than another, it does make sense to take a hard look at the types of tricks that you like to perform and decide what set matches up best with your requirements as a player. Because each experience is unique, we want to make sure that we're offering solid information for you to stay on top of the latest and greatest in the Astrojax community.

So thanks for stopping by to take a look at the different types of MX available, and make sure to check back often for the latest news and other exciting developments in skill toys!

Astrojax MX Comparison Cart


May 29, 2012


aqua ›   astrojax ›   mx ›   storage ›   Tuning ›   Video ›  

Video Showcase: Storing Your String Bud Astrojax

As far as skill-based toys go, you might say we're pretty fond of Astrojax.  Originally we were going to name the blog, but alas, it was taken and the original name rolls off the tongue pretty easily anyways. But as much as we love our Astrojax, what we love more is showing people how to get the absolute best experience with their own skill toys.  That's why today we're giving you this handy video guide to how best to wrap up your string bud Astrojax a 'la the MX Sport or Aqua Glow. Special thanks goes out to Joebro for this great idea. So kick back, relax-er, wait don't do that, then you can't play with your Astrojax!  Stand up, tune in, and get edumacated on how to stash your 'jax like a boss*!   *Editor's note- Josh, stop making outdated* references on the blog and replace 'boss' with 'pro' immediately. -Jim **Blogger's note- Jim, I'll stop making super-awesome references when you stop sleeping while the rest of us are working. -Awesome Josh.