Two of Greg’s favourite yo-yos… this’ll be interesting.
This is actually a suprisingly difficult one. They really are both very very good yo-yos and it’s taken me a while to choose between them.
I’d say the Krown plays lighter and faster than the Valor, whereas the Valor seems to have a slight edge in terms of stability and spin. They both have a response that is a touch too snaggy for my liking (I use thick string so most people wouldn’t have the same issue I’m sure), but it seems to me that this is more prominent on the Krown than the Valor.
The Krown grinds better since the catch zone is blasted. The Valor grinds decently but not to the same degree.
If I was forced at gunpoint to make the choice, I think I’d go with the Valor. The Krown truly is a unique playing yoyo thats a joy to throw, but I like my yo-yos stable and long spinning, so the slightly better performance is a bit more of a selling point to me than the cloud-like lightness of the Krown. It’s also a little less snaggy response-wise, which did frustrate me at times with my Krown often bouncing off my knuckles.
One thing is for certain, whatever one you choose you are getting a sensational yoyo. You really cannot go wrong with either, but it’s the Valor for me.