DM I or II?


#1

Which is better? I’m thinking about getting one and I’ve heard different things about each. What do you have to say about them?


#2

DMII. They are available and you don’t have to scounge Ebay or BST to get them.

The DM1 has an adjustable gap and half starburst/half o-ring response with black rubber o-ring installed. They are also discontinued.
The DM2 has a solid spin axle, dual response pad response and a few other changes to make it smoother, more stable and more reliable. The gap is adjustable via the different bearings it ships with: stock responsive and the unresponsive bearing already in the package.

I do have both. Just get the DM2.


#3

Thanks! I’ll sure keep that in mind


#4

DMII gave the DMI a more modern touch. Silicone response as opposed to hybrid, elimination of the iffy adjustable gap system, a more durable axle system, etc.

The DMI can be fun to play with as a major part of yoyo history, but the DMII is the better option.


#5

DM2 is a fine flying throw.

DM1 surely don’t deserve any flack either. I remember as a youngster just dreaming of getting one.

Non-the-less go with the DM2 it will be easier to get.


#6

I currently own both and they are both great. I feel like I can get slightly longer combos done with the dm1 but the dm2 is smoother. They aren’t that much different except the response.

I say go for the dm2 cuz it will br easier to get… Unless you want to own a “rare” , discontinued piece of history then you could try to find the dm1 on the BST.


#7

I’m in complete agreement. Here is a rare(by YYJ’s words), discontinued piece of history:
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I got this from a YYJ Ebay auction.

Regardless, DM1’s aren’t showing up on BST very often.

The DM2, on the other hand:

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This you can get pretty much whenever you want to. Retailers buy these in large numbers because they sell. They sell well and they sell a lot. People tend to like them. I have 5 of them myself.


#8

Both are good, just a bit different. I would get one on ebay or the b/s/t anyways, so if you see a DM1 you like go for it.


#9

I just sold 2 DM1’s LOL


#10

As an all around yoyo, I vastly prefer the DMI. The adjustable gap lets you fine tune how responsive the yoyo is, and I love the happy whirl sound the starburst makes. The DMII is the better for unresponsive play, though, imho.


#11

i like the dm2s better because i play unresponsive. the dm1 is responsive and ok, but extremely rare.


#12

You can get the DM1 full responsive. I recently got a “new” one. It played unresponsive right out of the box. I know it has an adjustable gap system.

Either way, I’d still recommend the DM2 because it’s readily available.