To those reading this who are wondering, sitting on the fence, I think the Ricochet was designed for someone like myself, someone who collects titaniums anyway to begin with (as of late). It may also be designed for someone who wants to spark it. It may also be designed for someone who wants a more durable throw than they would get in an aluminum. So, there are several reasons the Ricochet is a great throw, and also to add that you are getting a few things I haven’t seen in a titanium. You are getting the color option, you are getting the price, and you are getting a company who had a willingness to try to put 1000 of them in the hands of consumers. Not to mention the extras they are selling along with it. So, that is the reason myself, N8dogg, Stickman, yoyodoc and the OP are enjoying this, because you get all of the above listed…and it plays great on it’s own. To be honest, if that yo-yo played that way as an aluminum, I would pay the same price for it, because it plays that good. Everyone I’ve seen so far in the threads, who actually has one, is enjoying it and considers it money well spent. I bought it during the sale, and paid less than my Chief, Cliff, or Berserker for that matter. Myself, Yuki (I believe) and Yoyodoc either have or are seeking a second one in fact. Stickman, who has almost every titanium ever made, enjoys the Ricochet too. He is the only one I know who can compare the Ricochet to all these designs that supposedly pushed titanium to the limits. I can compare the Ricochet to the Sovereign and the Oxy Ti 9.06. The Ricochet plays as good, if not better than those. Design does not impress me, I want something that looks good, and plays good, so durability adds something special in that regard.
But, the OP already has the Ricochet. I would just recommend he get both colors, or get one to beat up, if he will be collecting these and keeping one pristine. The Ricochet is a great yo-yo, and as for YoyoFactory, they are on fire with that yo-yo, the Doomsday Genesis, and the H.O.T. That Severe was nice too…so I’m all for their next titanium…if there is a next. Or, any yo-yo for that matter.
Get more than one Ricochet. Take it from someone who owns one, if you’re reading this…it’s great! It plays great too. See Yoyodoc’s review or mine in the Ricochet thread in reviews. Or, that of N8dogg or Stickman and so on. It sounds like the OP will just be playing these titaniums, not using them as case queens, but both colors are stunning on that yo-yo. I’m trying to get both. That thing plays so nice and solid, without being heavy, a stable little undersize…totally amazing throw.