5A yoyos


#1

so, i bought a counter-weight set this past weekend. Though i know i can connect it to any 1A yoyo, i was wondering, as i really start to get into 5A, are there any characteristics that make for good (or poor) 5A play - or will any 1A yoyo do fine (i.e. if you like it for 1A, you will like it for 5A)

thanks


(InvaderDust) #2

Really any on will be ok, you just will want to find one that comfy to hold and catch in the hook catch. Rim weight is good and H profiles seem to be popular. Im using superstar2016 to teach me. so far so good!


#3

As I’ve just started to try 5A in the past few months I’ve found that something I didn’t realize is how often I’d be completely dropping my yoyo. Because of this a plastic yoyo might be a good first choice until you get your skill set built up. A Replay Pro with a counter weight would work well.

I have a couple Magic Yoyo N12 yoyos which are really nice, but cheap, yoyos. I added the counter weight to one of those and it’s working well and I don’t get too upset when I drop it and ding it.

And I do drop it, and I do ding it. I think that’s all part of learning 5A.


#4

For a 5A yo-yo; just use whatever yo-yo you’re comfortable with and don’t mind dinging/scratching. You’re going to drop the yo-yo a lot and hit it with the counterweight when learning 5A.

I don’t remember the exact number, but I think the counterweight is supposed to be like 1/7 the weight of the yo-yo? (i’m sure someone will correct that if I’m wrong). It doesn’t need to be so precise when learning, you’ll get the feel for it after a while and can experiment with different yo-yo/counterweight setups.

I’ve been using a Metal Replay with a Duncan Casino Die which I like, but I’m not too great at 5A.


#5

I use a replay pro and it works really well. Durable, and the weight is perfect. Awesome 5A Yoyo.


(InvaderDust) #6

Yea!
Counterweight is said to be ideal in the 1/6 to 1/7th the weight of yoyo. Lighter or heavier will simply be preference.


#7

good info, i may attach it to my shu-ta for now - it is a stronger metal and more likely to ding my house than get dinged :smiley: - right now i am just working on getting comfy with the throw and catch, and maybe the double trapeze and tossing the counterweight - nothing fancy i am likely to drop yet.

soon i plan on ordering that yye starter set that comes with 2 1080s for looping and a plastic 1a yoyo. I will likely use that plastic one for the real 5a stuff.

right now i am using the duncan counterweight set - i am using the rubber ball. pretty comfy when i miss it, and doesn’t bang into the yoyo.

as always, thanks for the input!