The Macaron has been a mixed bag for me.
1: The first pair has been, for all intents and purposes, destroyed. I ordered a green and yellow pair. The green one had a bent axle right from the get go and was hitting the string bad, making it useless. It was replaced by the retailer that sold it to me.
2: The yellow one, while in my pocket, as I took my kids to school, met an unfortunate end. I was going to work on some looping while I waited for my kids to get taken inside by their teachers. My inline skate axle lost a part, the axle came out and I went flying and landed on the yellow one, bending it’s axle and rendering that one useless. So, since this was MY fault, I paid for another to be sent.
Now that I have a working pair, here’s the dirt:
First, they ship with a clean bearing. 3 drops of YYJ thick lube helped a lot. Even at the smallest gap setting, double looped, they still aren’t as responsive as I’d like.
The weight is kinda too light. I prefer more weight.
You can really feel that spiral claw grip.
The stock string really sucks. But, that’s true for most yoyos anyways.
They aren’t bad. However, I feel that they aren’t super well made and aren’t made for the long haul, and I think the gap is a tiny bit too big even at the tightest setting.
If you get these, you really have to take the time to get to know them. If you’re willing to put in that effort, they tend to behave better.
Other than that, my 2A progress has been very minimal.