Di Base vs Cafe Racer. What's Better?


#1

Hey everyone, this is my first new topic, and I need some help. I’m about to buy my first metal, and I have it narrowed down three:

  • C3yoyodesign Di Base
  • Yoyofactory Dv888
  • One Drop Cafe Racer

Post your favorite! Thanks


#2

DV888


#3

Ewwww…

jk.

I’d take Di Base.


(YoYo_Freak) #4

Im getting a Di Base and likley a DV888 ill tell you how i like them when i get them


#5

Well, I have never played any of them but the caferacer, and it is great. If you want an undersized it should be your go to throw.


#6

The DI base


#7

I’ve tried the Cafe Racer and DV888. To me it is not even close: Cafe Racer 100% DV888 just felt cheap (well it honestly is cheaper) but didn’t feel that great and I traded it within a week or two. The Cafe Racer (I actually have it with me right now at work) really is an amazing throw and probably should be an $85.00 throw not a $60.00 one. It is really really good and comfortable. I’ve heard great things about the DI Base, but I keep the Cafe Racer as my tag along throw, it is small enough for your pocket and I take it every where with me. When I’m at home I throw the One Drop Burnside as my favorite, but when I’m out and about the Cafe Racer goes every where with me. I hope you get one, they are awesome!


#8

Honestly, I am so tired of hearing about how great the Cafe Racer is. I have one and I think it is marginal at best. Every time I throw the Cafe Racer - I wish it had more rim weight - and the the string constantly hits those high walls causing the yoyo to lose its momentum in a hurry.

The Di Base has a larger gap allowing you to carry more speed and momentum with no walls to grind your speed away with. It is also extremely well made. To me it is like a $100 throw.


#9

Well, that’s your opinion, everyone is entitled to their own.

I do like to hear some honest opinion, though. Seem’s like people walk a little too softly sometimes, like they’re afraid they’re going offend people. I personally always thought the Cafe Racer looked like it needed more rimweight.

I’d take the Di Base any day.


#10

I have the dv888. It’s nothing amazing, but it’s not bad either. It’s kind of “this is your average metal throw”. I like it, but it’s not ever going to be a favorite. I have no issue recommending it, but it’s if you want an affordable metal. You could get better with a Duncan Raptor based on what other people say.

I like One Drop, but I don’t have a Cafe Racer. That may change soon. I have a Code 1, 54 and a MMN. Great stuff. Oh, the MMN is shaped very similar to the dv888, but they play nothing like each other. Obviously I feel the MMN is a better yoyo.

The Di base, I have no opinion on, but lots of people seem to like it.

I can’t see your two primary choices doing you wrong. If I had to pick, I’d say Cafe Racer.


#11

mmm i would have to say di base on this one.


#12

Hey, I want to make clear about my comment above.

I am in NO WAY trying to bash the Cafe Racer. For the $60 price tag - it is a great value and an awful lot of fun to play. Playing it makes me a better player because I have to be more precise in hitting the gaps. But I personally do not believe it is as great as some make it out to be.

That’s all.


(..::SERPENT::..) #13

Di Base. DV888 is ok, its a good all around throw but the Di Base is AMAZING for it’s price. ;D


#14

SUPAH necro.