As a newcomer to yo-yos, I thought I’d put down my impressions here of the yo-yos I’ve purchased and used so far as a beginner.
I started with the YYE One. It was nice and easy to use and learn on, and I accomplished my first few tricks with it. Definitely a good beginner’s yo-yo.
I purchased a YYT Fizz yo-yo on a recommendation I read. I was pleased with the weight and feel, but the thing has a terrible habit of getting the string stuck and tangled up in the special return system (it doesn’t use pads), especially when doing things like the snap wind where the string may not wind perfectly around the yo-yo. It doesn’t help that I’m a beginner, either.
The YYT Oracle was my next purchase for looping. These are nice and smooth and responsive. Definitely worth it for me so far.
I have a few more beginner/intermediate yo-yos on the way including a Velocity, Glide, Metal Drifter, and a N00b Bind. I’m finding it fun to mess with the different types of yo-yos. I’d be happy to hear suggestions.