For the money, I’d steer you towards a Duncan Grasshopper GTX instead of an OD Draupnir. Don’t get me wrong, the OD Draupnir is an excellent yoyo, but I think that the Grasshopper GTX is just as good for a lot less money.
I’d also recommend a couple of relatively inexpensive monometals as recommendations as well:
I agree! Even though I believe that @YoyoGeezer the OD Draupnir is so good, It’s so nerve-racking to play with as well. I am always concerned and scared playing with it so even though I believe it’s so good, I would not get it if I only had 180 to spend. (I actually already dinged it sadly. It was scary)
The Grasshopper GTX is so good for the price. It has far less vibe than an Edge Beyond and it feels kind of floaty but also insanely powerful and stable at the same time.
The specs are very normal and the yo-yo itself fits very nice in my hand due to those normal specs and its organic-ish shape.
The binds are tight and it feels really comfortable with this set up: (imo)
i totally agree on this. the grasshopper gtx is and will always be on my top 5 throws !!! btw i also found out that if you keep the yoyo with stock parts and put on some YYSL kapow string it will play beautifully !!! binds are nice and snappy and it doesn’t really snag at all so its a really nice setup im enjoying at the moment. and one last thing sry in a bit more detail what pads did you mention in your setup ??
Depends on what you can find, really. I haven’t tried one yet that I didn’t love. I have a Top Deck, Legendary Terrarian, Dang 2, and a Rev 1. All of which are amazing and have their own personalities, but may not be easily found. I suggest just finding one you like the looks and specs of and going for it. YYE has a few different models in stock and there are more out there in other stores or the BST if you’re willing to hunt.
The Terrarian or Legendary Terrarian is a good choice and they just restocked those in a few places. There are still some Rebirths out there and that has been getting a lot of hype around here lately. Personally, I’d probably grab a Rebirth and an Aitch since they’re both a little different from what I already have.
Second the Free Solo recommendation! Best price to performance ratio yoyo period IMO… If I were you OP, I’d grab @Mhoodlum’s Free Solo that @Lido posted up above before it’s gone. It’s so good I have three!