Hi there. Just looking for some help in finding my first throw. I’m 31 yrs old and been playing with fixed axle yoyos since I was a little kid. I’m pretty good (with what a fixed axle is suited for) and can do solid sleepers, walk the dog, round the world, creepers, throwing sideways etc. (<–I know this probably isn’t very impressive to you people on this forum. Just trying to give you an idea of where I’m at.)
Anyways, I got the bug to get a ball-bearing yoyo and try learning some of these crazy technical tricks I’ve seen on youtube. I like the 1A style of play and I really liked some of the really technical guys like Palli. That’s the direction I’d like to go.
So in an effort to help here are my answers to the questions from this board’s sticky on asking for help.
-Do you know how to bind the yoyo? I know what this is but have never had a need to do it. At the same time it does not scare me to have to learn (read:I don’t want to be limited because I don’t know how to do this right now.)
-Do you have a yoyo that you own or played with that you have liked very much? I always used a good ol’ Duncan Butterfly. But I’ve never thrown a ball-bearing yoyo.
-Do you have a preferred shape of the yoyo? I like the butterfly shape, unfortunately I can’t give anymore detail then that.
-Do you have a preferred weight or weight distribution? I’m thinking I would enjoy a heavier throw. One that spins longggg and smoothhhhh.
-Do you have a price range? I could be tempted to spend over $100 but I’d like to know the extra money was making a big difference (Buy quality and cry once or buy crap and cry over and over)
-Do you have a certain amount of yoyos narrowed down? No ideas yet
-Do you prefer a certain brand? I’m liking the looks of the CLYW throws but brand isn’t a deal-breaker with me.
-Are you looking for a yoyo that specializes in a style? I guess I’m looking for a yoyo that is well suited to technical string tricks.
-Do you prefer a certain response syetem? I just learned about these and I guess I have no immediate preference.
-Do you want hubsstacks or z stacks? I honestly don’t know what these are.
-What trick are you currently working on? I guess the plan was to start learning all the trick on this site in order from the beginning. I got some of them down already but I’m sure they will feel different with a ball-bearing throw.
-Do you want a yoyo to Thumb grind or arm grind good? This stuff is neat but not really an aspect I’m focused on.
So anyways I’m asking for you guy’s (and you ladies’) help. What’s the good stuff? What do you recommend?
Maybe I could ask for a sub $100 recommendation and a “money’s no object” recommendation.
…and thanks in advance. I’ve helped new people before on forums of other varieties and I know the research and time can add up. I appreciate the efforts sincerely.