So many choices, but so many different shapes and personalities.
XCon Pro is a great competitor and trainer. It won’t take any guff off you with a bad throw, so it forces you to improve your game. It’s a fun throw I go to very often. I didn’t like it at first since it’s undersized, but it really is a go-to for me these days.
Hitman: Grinder’s dream for finger, arm and body grinds, but no IRG. Plastic and metal can come apart though so be warned. Just press fit back together. A bit wider than the XCon, different weight distribution and massive rims for grinding.
DM2: big, good weight, stable, smooth, but with the high wall, you’re forced to land cleaner, but that’s good, that’s what you want. Not the best grinder, but pop the caps and you get easier access to the IRG features. This is a great yoyo that takes you from zero to hero, competitive grade and still one of my main yoyos I go to. I do gotta admit that the Code2 is taking that spot over, but I’ve been at this a while and my tastes are changing. I have 2 DM2’s, and I have my eye on getting a few more for colors and one for cap removal.
Speeder 2 is amazing. I find it more amazing with a KK in it. Stable, smooth, feels a bit hollow, but plays solid. The brass rims can come off, so press them back into place. All catch zone.
The Chaser is cheap in price, heavy in weight, large in size and amazing in performance for a plastic yoyo. It doesn’t play heavy, you don’t feel those 73+grams at all. I did stick a KK, Centertrac, Crucial Grooved and other stuff in there, I found the flat stock YYJ Speed bearing was the ideal match for this yoyo.
There’s other amazing stuff out there. For around the same prices, some metals become a reality, such as the DiBase, dv888(not a recommendation for me), God Tricks and even the Shinwoo Zen’s.
Other options are available if you shop elsewhere.
So many different choices, so many different yoyo personalities.
I also agree with some of the recommendations that for what you’re spending, some full metals become a possibility. Consider some of your options. Even so, I like a lot of expensive metals, yet many YYJ metal/plastics are still on my wants list.