A metal yoyo


#1

So, I’m thinking of buying my first metal yo-yo and, since I don’t plan on spending $120 dollars on a yo-yo just to find out that I don’t like it, I thought it would be nice to get some help when deciding which yo-yo to buy.

  1. What size do you prefer?

    I like the diameter of my speed maker but would like a wider yo-yo with a wider FIXED gap
    (Yes, nothing with adjustable gaps, please).
    
  2. What shape do you prefer?

    I'm really open minded in this but if I had to choose, then I want one that "hugs my palm" 
    (I don't know if I'm using the correct term), I don't want pointy things that would hurt if the 
    yo-yo returns fast to my hand (or if it gets a knot and when thrown it comes back really hard).
    
  3. What response do you prefer? (Silicone, O-Ring, Hybrid, Pad, etc)

    I really like silicone, I like the flowable silicone response for it's low level of responsiveness
    

    and for it’s long lifespan.

  4. Do you like to mod/maintain it?

    Seriously, after spending $120 dollars on a yo-yo I wouldn't dream of moding it, I would 
    only add a concave bearing.
    
  5. Does color matter?

    $120 dollars… an awesome paint job would be nice.
    
  6. How does your style relate to the yoyo? (What kind of tricks do you like to do?)

    I like to try out new things, if I could get a yo-yo with hubstacks then that would be nice.
    
  7. What is your price range?

    Like I said before, up to about $130 dollars, depending on the yo-yo.
    
  8. What is your skill level?

    I can actually do Short Round and And Wut most of the time using a speed maker with a 
    concave bearing, I can also do Kamikaze very decently. I would say Advanced (Although if 
    judging by Samad’s competition, the Basic).

(Mark) #2

For a yoyo that would “hug your palm” and is about the diameter of a Speed Maker, there is the DNA. Its much wider (+.25 inches) and is only .06 inches off in diameter. From what I’ve heard, this yoyo does “hug your palm”. The DNA has a pretty cool laser engraving and has hubstacks. The response is K-pads but Im sure you can use flowable silicone. This is the yoyo I think best fits what you are asking for.


#3

Actually the DNA is too light for my likings.


#4

It seems like an 888 (or I suppose, a DNA if you’d prefer something full-sized) might be good for you. It has a nice, wide, round shape, but it also has a smaller diameter than your Speed Maker, though.


#5

m1


#6

I am going with the others, and am gonna say the 888.

Try to get a radioactive spill on black. They’re launching tonight, and look soooo cool.


(Mark) #7

Well, Samad… they have the yellow splash here. I think thats the radioactive spill one. And if you like the Speed Maker diameter, how about the Meteor?


#8

well realy i think you think you want more all metal yoyos are real good well it also depends but i would say its realy only something you can pick cause you may not be pleased with our pick :-\


#9

DNA


#10

well, to me,
the 888 might be too small to actually HUG ur hands
i would go with a superstar, stick a kk in it and it will play like a dream
im not sure about the pointy parts tho, got hit before, it didnt really hurt that much :stuck_out_tongue:

it’s very worth it for 120, and DONT i repeat DONT get the camo edition, because the paint job scratches off if you do inner thumb grinds on it
but on the other hand, if ur not a big fan of thumb grinds, go with the camo cuz it still grinds really well on the out side, and its just SO PWETTY


#11

My brother just ordered the new 888, I will try it out when it arrives.


#12

Do you know if the long tip/Z-stack kit fits the 888? Also, does the 888 take flowable silicone?


#13

I think it can fit, but because it isnt designed for the 888, it will cause serious vibe/wobble on most occasions.

Also, yes - It can and will take flowable silicone.


#14

The 888 and DNA are both great choices. I’d also consider a Superstar. It does have the increased rim size, but it is pretty rounded and it is heavier than the 888 or DNA. If I were you I would go with and 888 or a Superstar.