Best yo-yos of 2013-2018


#1

I know. Another “best” post

Playing a bit of catch up.

Thanks for your time.


({John15}) #2

These waters get muddied pretty quickly imo. There are sooooo many great yoyos that have been released even in the past three years, It is honestly more difficult to obtain an arguably “bad” yoyo than it is to land a great yoyo. Yoyo design and QC has been dialed in pretty tight


#3

I hear a lot about:

  • Draupnir
  • pretty much all of Luftverk
  • Blizzard

I’m an old man at this point. Help a geezer out lol


#4

I get that. I’m just so far behind some sort of direction would be appreciated.


(Ken) #5

DV888!!! @codinghorror
11-2


({John15}) #6

Well in that case, I can only give recommendations from roughly 2016 to present (I started throwing at the beginning of 2017).

One Drop:
Top Deck
Kuntosh (6061) and Kuntosh 5000QV (7075)
Markmont Classic
VTWO

G2:
Banshee (2018)
Wolf
Pelican (2018)
Hawk (and TiHawk) - this one looks very similar to the TiWalker but I don’t think it is a 1 for 1 copy by any means

A-rt (Jensen and Charles’ brand, all organics):
Grail
Sparrow
420
Quail (mid size organic with an A size bearing)

These are just my favorites, and most are well received in the community/ have stood the test of time and “hype”. I haven’t thrown all of these personally, but these are the ones that are most sought after in the community from recent years.


(Victorian YoYos) #7

Edge Beyond


(Ken) #8

Anglam CC first run is actually pretty decent.


#9

A-RT Grail
A-RT 420
G2 Banshee 18
OD VTWO or MMC
SF Cadence (go with the ES if you can get that)

Those are some of the most commonly mentioned and most loved just going off the top of my head.


#10

Here’s some names that I see get tossed around alot (probably bit biased)
CLYW:
Borealis
Wooly Marmot
Blizzard
Chief
Peak
Manatee

SF:
Cadence
Bliss

Unparalleled:
Corruption
Flashback

G2:
Banshee
Hawk
Elite

Yoyorecreation:
Draupnir
Sleipnir
Onslaught

sOMThING
Anglam CC

Yoyofriend:
Hummingbird

C3yoyodesign:
Atomic Crash
Krown
Astraea

Yoyofactory:
Edge/Wedge/K’edge/Edge Beyond
Shutter/WA
Loop 720/1080/2020

A-RT:
Grail
Quail
420

OneDrop:
Kuntosh/QV
VTWO
Topdeck
Markmont Classic
Terrarian
Summit (with CLYW)

2Sick:
Decoy (with Unspoken)
Promotion

Smashing:
Float

I would say my favorites are the Hummingbird, Bliss, Oni, Kuntosh at the moment


(Robert Shaw) #11

I’m not sure what you’re looking for, exactly, but for a little pocket throw my Recess Snack has been a lot of fun lately. I also really like my Freehand Pro for a plastic. The Shutter has been great for cutting my unresponsive teeth on for a guy who used to only know responsive play.


(r/Throwers Mod.) #12

Is this going to become the official meme of YYE Forums?


(Victorian YoYos) #13

Basically. We should have yoyofactory make a special run that has like @codinghorror s name engraved on it for something


(r/Throwers Mod.) #14

Someone needs to custom laser engrave a dv888 and mail it as a gift it to @codinghorror . I would love to see that.


#15

Guys guys it’s been done. Accidentally, which is funnier.


(r/Throwers Mod.) #16

sadly closes photoshop and +8 tabs of “dv888” image searches


(Victorian YoYos) #17

Lol :joy:


(Victorian YoYos) #18

I need one…


#19

For 2013 - 2018 I would say this is a very solid list. I’d add Grail and at least one G2.


(Thomas Bellotti) #20

G2:
Banshee
Elite

CLYW:
Akita
Orca
Borealis

OD:
VTWO
Top Deck

These are only what I’ve personally tried. They seem to be highly regarded as some of the “best” releases of the last few years though.