@smileypants707, dude I love my YYF Legend! I was just throwing it a few moments ago. Sure it’s not the best wooden fixie going but it’s dirt cheap so you can literally take it anywhere with you and not worry about it. It could do with more weight in my opinion, possibly being made from a denser wood like oak would do it wonders. I find you have to break them in before the response evens out and becomes consistent.
I suppose fixed axle throws could be viewed as tools to some extent. I think that playing fixed really does tend to clean up your technique, because you just wouldn’t be able to do much with them without precision and timing. I can honestly say that throwing fixed axles has helped my unresponsive play, it helps with flow and keeping the momentum of movement going. Any unnecessary slack in the string and you will surely know about it!
Sure thay are hard and frustrating to to work with but once you nail a trick like skin the gerbil on fixed (did it nicely just the once!), it’s a great feeling and sense of achievement. They’re also just good fun to throw around and chill with!