Are floaty yoyos better suited to someone who has a "poppy" kind of play style?


#1

I’m just wondering if floaty yoyos or solid yoyos are better for someone who has a play style that incorporates a lot of pops. Their style I would say most resembles Gentry Stein’s play style.


#2

Well, basically, the answer is embedded in your question, lol.

One of the best ways to get your answer is to simply look at what Gentry uses when he: practices, plays and wins Yoyo Contests with. > A 45 buck Shutter.

If you have a style similar to Gentry, or you want to emulate his style; then a Shutter is a good bet.

Since solid and/ or floaty, in a Yoyo, seem to vary depending on who you are talking to; it is not always a great way to understand the actual feel of a Yoyo you may have never tried.

To me, the Shutter has a good balance of: solid without feeling like a rock on a rope and a noticeable degree of float and stability.

…so, if you think a Shutter is Floaty; than it must be the right type of Yoyo for the ‘poppy style of play’.

And if think a Shutter is better described as a ‘solid’ Yoyo; then it would again be the right kind of Yoyo.

If that sounded somewhat confusing; just think of it this way <> the best Yoyo suited to Gentrys’ style of play; is most likely the Yoyo he throws for the ‘Win’.

Good starting point.


(rizkiyoist) #3

“Poppy” style can actually be done in basically every yoyo you usually use. Maybe if you’re into grinds certain yoyos do a lot better than the others, but Gentry-like style doesn’t require specific yoyos.
I’d recommend finding your own style though… originality will go a long way.