Hey people of the throwing community, I just thought that it would be a good idea to help out beginners if we came up with a list of what kind of yo-yos each company produces. I’ve noticed that most companies have a certain style and feel to what kind of yo-yos they manufacture. So here is my list, add suggestions in the replies and I will add them to the list.
yoyofactory-geared towards creating a wide range of yo-yos at a wide rang of prices for a wide rang of players. they have tons of throws to select from
yoyojam-similar to yoyofactory, though with more yo-yos for beginners. They also have a good amount of high-end competition yo-yos. Overall they have a lot of great plastic/metal combinations.
CLYW-one of the most popular companies, CLYW creates expensive, high end throws. They have great art and from my experience are generally made for feeling nice and are super fun to have. They are also fantastic for competitions.
One drop-Another super popular company that also creates expensive throws (though with a little more variation) though their yo-yos are more made for competitions, and all have super long spin times and ridiculous stability.
Duncan-definatly the old-timer of the group, they make mostly cheap plastics that you pick up at the local toy shop, though they do have some high-end metals that have been well-recieved.
Recrev-One of my personal favorites, recrev is a company that makes $100 throws for about $70. They also have about a bajillion models, though they are not sold on many stores. They need more attention.
ILYY- a german company that is generally exerted to be less popular that it should be. (somebody add more info, I haven’t tried any of their throws!)
Xcube- a rather new french company that is geared towards innovation design! they have some of the craziest shapes out there, and are still coming. Though the shape does not take away from the playability, they are really great to throw.
G2-the new kid on the block, G2, was recently formed by Brett Grimes and Jake Gross who teamed up with one drop to create 2 new fantastic throws. The yoyo community expects them to be up there with CLYW and one drop!
General Yo- A small company completely based in the USA that manufactures high end yoyos. They gained traction early, though they didn’t make many yo-yos for competition, until recently when they made the KLR. General Yo is also said to have the smoothest yoyos on the market. Their yo-yos are definitely sought after.
RaYoyos-a super small company that doesnt actually have any yoyos out yet except like 3 people have one and theyre super duper swell. (from the founder himself)