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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
Does color matter?
$120 dollars… an awesome paint job would be nice.
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.
What is your price range?
Like I said before, up to about $130 dollars, depending on the yo-yo.
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).