I’m looking for another yoyo, and thought I would ask for advice. To give you some background, I only started yoyoing this year. I haven’t be exposed to many different yoyos, so I need some advice on my next. I listed what I have, and what I like/dislike about them. Hopefully you can suggest a yoyo based off of the information given. Please suggest something by One Drop… I will be visiting them soon, and I’ve been very happy with everything I’ve ordered from them.
Benchmark V: my absolute favorite yoyo so far. It seems like I can do more tricks with this yoyo consistently. I pick this one up most often.
Benchmark H: I like this one almost as much as my V. I like how this spins for days, and does not want to tilt. Not as comfortable as the V - it hits your hand hard, but is still comfortable to play for long periods of time.
Benchmark O: my least favorite of the Benchmarks. This one is the most comfortable in my hand, but has a tendency to tilt of axis the easiest. I’m sure my skills, or lack of, is a big factor in this. I pull this one out to practice tricks I know well and want to be more consistent with.
Shutter: I love the feel of this in my hand. It fits like a glove. Certain things are easier with this yoyo, and I think its because of weight. It’s a couple grams heavier and seems to play slower. I also have an easier time feeling the yoyo for the timing of certain tricks like Eli Hops. It still doesn’t compare to my H or V Benchmark, I prefer them and can consistently land more variety of tricks with them. I can see myself trading the one and keeping an eye out for yoyos of this weight and/or trying heavy side effects.
Rally: I like the feel of the Rally. It doesn’t feel like plastic… more like ceramic. The diameter is bigger than I prefer, but not uncomfortable. This yoyo has a lot of character as is the one I carry with me. It also has a unique sound that I like. I love my Rally!
Yoyos I’m considering are:
T1: not my favorite looking yoyo, but what does that matter? The editor of High Speed Yoyo sings high praise of this one which says a lot… Especially when it’s compared to the Cascade. I’m intrigued by the merging of the O and H designs.
Gradient: I’ve heard some great information about this in relation to the Valor that makes me very excited about it. Still waiting on specs.
Valor: Drool. I’d like to know how this compares to my V, but price will likely keep me from this yoyo for some time.
Chik: curious how this compares to my H.
Bonus question: I’m looking for some brass UL side effects to get the weight of my Benchmark close to the Shutter. I’ve been wondering how it will feel in comparison. Will having more weight in the SE change the stability of the yoyo because of the weight being more in the center vs the rim? Will it make my Bechmark V more likely to tilt during play?
Thanks in advance for your recommendations!