Bi-metal


#1

So I looking for my second yoyo. Right now i am using a yyf one. I am getting into the advanced tricks and can bind. i am wondering what is the best bi-metal yoyo.
Thank you


#2

In my opinion, the yyj new breed by a longshot


#3

I have a YYJ Dark Magic II. I’m rather partial to it, it’s currently my favorite. Also, considering this was my upgrade from a Duncan Reflex… there’s no comparison.(as in comparing the Reflex to the DMII)

However, don’t limit yourself to just bi-metals. There also metals you can consider, as well as full plastics that perform really good as well. Right now, set a budget, see what you can afford. Also, factor in shipping and strings into that budget as well. You’ll find there’s a lot out there to choose from.

Also, keep in mind that everything is opinion. What works for many may not be what is ideal for you. That’s just a reality about yoyos.

Have fun!


#4

best bimetal I’d say is a phenomism. but it’s also like 70 bucks…
I’d go with a raptor if I were you. same price as a bimetal, but plays like a $100 metal.

Or, check the b/s/t. I recently got a xyo xcalibur ($90 metal) for 20 bucks shipped. and it was practically mint :smiley:

A couple great bimetals though:
DM (1 and 2)
Phenomizm
Destiny
Cerberus
Not really sure how good it is as I’ve never used one, but the fever.
And something I personally wasn’t a fan of, but others have loved, a hitman pro.


#5

Yes, don’t limit yourself to bi-metals. But it is a bit more durable. You’ll ding the ring, not the direct “ouch” damage.

Bi-metals have momentum, metals tend to be a tad for stable. Either way it’s fine, but metal would be worth it.

A Raptor, cheaper than most bi-metals, plays like a pro. It’s extremely smooth on the string, glides perfect, has very little vibe, comes with 2 removable caps for different weight, play, 2 extra sets of response pads (Silicone SG), has a cool laser engraving on each side, does everything with ease, stable, and it just…it…BAM


#6

Protostar. 34 dollar price point but plays like it has an 100 dollar pricepoint


#7

The one bi-metal I wish I had is the SR-71. Full-sized, comfortable shape (rim edges are slightly rounded), nice distribution of weight for a lot of stability and some agility, very smooth. Best all-around yo-yo I’ve played with (Dark Magic II comes in second). Take a look.


(Brandon1) #8

Dark Magic (version II)- I really like the shape/feel of it. Great spin times, very stable. It is my personal favorite.
NEW BREED- I love this one. The weight on it, I feel is PERFECT.
Atmosphere- Impressive spin times
PHENOMizm- FAST!
SFX- SMOOV!
Hitman PRO- Well rounded, comfortable feel.

… Those are my favorites (in order).


#9

I was thinking about going with a bi-metal and then upgrading to a nice full metal eventually since i have a $50 budget. I don’t need to worry about getting strings and stuff though cause i already got them. If i was to get a cheap full metal i was looking at the dv888 and the shinwoo 5.


#10

what are some of your preferences? oversized or undersized? grindable? floaty, fast, heavy on the string?


#11

I don’t have any preferences yet as this will be my second yoyo only. The only thing that i know i want is an unresponsive yoyo.


#12

If all you want is an unresponsive yoyo, you can take out the slimmer responsive bearing and put in the non-responsive bearing.

You did order your ONE in the packaging that includes the second bearing, right? Or did you order the one with the DVD?

If you need to buy a bearing, there’s plenty available. I like the Terrapin X bearings, and the flat Chrome X bearing I think cost me $7.50 and it’s a great bearing. Or you can go with a WHIP and end up with a second yoyo for only a little bit more.

The only negative part with your quest for something new is that there’s a lot of good stuff to sort through and that won’t make your decision making any easier. Do you have some sort of budget in mind?


#13

I just traded my popstar for a revolution, it is so smooth. I would reccomend it 100%. I would look into it getting if I was you.


#14

I would definitely go for a raptor or a dv888.
They’re about the same price as a bimetal, but play like metals.

Or I’d highly recommend looking at the b/s/t. you can get amazing deals there.
(888 for $36, lunatic for $35, xcalibur for $20… just to name a few great deals I’ve personally gotten)


#15

i just find this amusing, because they are both fully metal, so I should hope they play like metals.


#16

To be honest, they don’t play like metal. They ARE the king of metals. :wink:


#17

lol you know what I meant.


#18

Since people are talking about the YYJ bi-metals already, out of Dark Magic 2, Phenomizm, and New Breed my Phenomizm crushes. So smooth and playable. So fast and just makes you feel like a king. Amazing. That being said, it is a tad more pricey and you won’t really be missing out on anything if you go for a cheaper bi-metal. I personally love the Dark Magic 2 a lot more than the New Breed in terms of bi-metals around the $40 price point. I find the DM2 is smoother, faster, just “works” better if that makes sense.

For your second yoyo, if you’re really looking for an unresponsive upgrade from the One that is a bi-metal I fully vote for Dark Magic 2. You can’t go wrong with that yoyo. I prefer it over Northstar/Protostar. But it’s all preference…