best yoyo for around $40?


#1

By the way, im willing to go over $40, but anyway, what is a good throw for around that price? I was thinking about a raptor, I hear it’s really good. Also I was thinking about a severe. But, im buying from a yoyo store so they might not have EVERY yoyo, they tend to have more yoyofactory products. Also, I hear the super g is like $60 there, so I will pick that up if it’s that price. But I want a long sleeping, preferably metal (thats what I dont like about the severe) yoyo


#2

Nearly any yoyo, with a clean bearing and thrown properly, should be able to be long enough spinning to satisfy nearly any player.

The Raptor was a yoyo I was interested in. I found at it was going to be available at Nationals in 2012, but with 2012 Nationals Caps. I couldn’t wait, I had to get it. $40 at the Duncan booth. Initially, I didn’t like it, but that’s OK. I cleaned the bearing and I was a happy person. I’ve been really pleased with this. While no frills, it’s still a good player and I’m super glad I picked one up.

For the “around $40 metal” price tag, it’s probably your best bed. Other models I recommend for that price is the Kuyo YoYo Company Trap or Trap 2013, which I think are $35 and $40 respectively. The next step is still a step down in price but not with performance. The Magic YoYo N12 should run you around $30.

I am getting mixed signals. You have a budget of $40 or up to $60? If you’re buying from a brick and mortar store, what do they have?

I’m not trying to push YYE, or maybe some other store, but if I’m on YYE, I like to push YYE’s offerings as much as possible. When I’m working with another store, I like to push that store’s product. I honestly don’t care where you buy from. I will say you must know YYE has one of the biggest selections and their prices are among the lowest.


#3

Buying from bird in hand (national yoyo museum,also sells yoyos) but they dont sell every yoyo. And $60 because I love the super g!


#4

I personally don’t like the Super G. Just preferences. But if they are selling it for $60, run, don’t walk, and get yourself that yoyo NOW!!!

(Ain’t nothing wrong with the Super G. Just ain’t my preference)


#5

Good price, right! You should come to bird in hand, se the biggest yoyo, meet gentry (every Saturday) and even get a free lesson if you want. Its really fun!


#6

Chico is 2 hours away from me, and weekends are when I do most of my work. I’ve also met Gentry.

Now, as far as needing lessons… where to begin! I could use a massive amount of help!

I also checked out Bird in Hand at Nationals 2012. I’ve also heard great stuff about their meets. Zac and Cory from Chico YoYo company are there for off-string, plus other name players are there frequently. Mega cool!


#7

Yeah, its loads of fun! The lessons really help me on my journey on becoming #1 in the world :wink: haha but it’s a lot of fun. And before you buy the yoyos , you get to try them which is awesome because I would hate to buy a $120 yoyo and hate it in the end :confused: … It scared me at first because of how low gentry’s voice is… Haha


#8

You’ll be happy with the raptor.


#9

Im just buying it for fun, but I have a supernova so will it be bad compared to it? Because I want a Duncan yoyo and I hear it’s actually really good.


#10

Yep! I got mine the other day. It’s SUPER floaty and fast. With the caps in it feels around 68 grams.