Lately I’ve been reading a lot YYE forum posts, taking into account all possible information, without marketing biases, and I came to a conclusion that I would like to discuss:
Before putting my opinion, which may be wrong, let’s go to the world contests data:
2015: Zach Gormley ( United States); Shion Araya ( Japan); Iori Yamaki ( Japan)
2016: Shion Araya ( Japan); Yamato Murata ( Japan); Zach Gormley ( United States)
2017: Shion Araya ( Japan); Andrew Bergen ( United States); Gentry Stein ( United States)
2018: Evan Nagao ( United States); Takeshi Matsuura ( Japan); Yuki Nishisako ( Japan)
2019: Gentry Stein ( United States); Evan Nagao ( United States); Yuki Nishisako ( Japan)
Okay, with that trustworthy basis, I tried to make a relation with the sponsors of the professionals in that year.
I obtained this information, which may have mistakes, since I did not do a thorough analysis on the topic:
2015: CLYW; C3; Yoyorecreation
2016: C3; sOMEThING; CLYW
2017: C3; Recess; Yoyofactory
(edit) 2018: YoyoFactory; TurningPoint; UNPRLD
2019: YoyoFactory; YoyoFactory; UNPRLD
It makes me think of two things, when I think of competitive yoyos, what comes to my mind is an equipment capable of winning the metagame of the moment, and in this study case, free of preferences and tastes, we have these companies.
Now when I think of these companies, what would be the best competitive yoyo, for example from Yoyofactory? It makes me think that it does not depend on the equipment, but on a series of factors: from training to psychological aspects of a world contests.
Therefore, I wonder, what is the best competitive yoyo of all??
Today it makes me think that, well … first I don’t need that, since I’m not in the professional competitive environment, but if I really was, possibly any yo-yo (if we consider the whole world base, there are other companies in this score), as long as I have the necessary technique to perform well in this specific equipment.
Maybe I’m wrong, so I ask, what is the best competitive throw in your opinion?