Do peaks actually play well?


#1

Or they just have collectible value?


#2

Ive heard they play well but won blow you away or anything


#3

The reason they’re as sought after as they are is that they were CLYW’s flagship yoyo. They don’t play awful, but people aren’t paying $500 to throw them, when you could get multiple better yoyos with that money


#4

They’re just OK really by todays standards.


#5

Honestly… No. Theyre just value hyped, and look good on a shelf :wink:


#6

Lol.
Peaks are fantastic. They’ve been my absolute favorite since '06. The catch being you have to realize how long and smoothly a yoyo spins and whether it feels totally friction free on the string is not what makes the yoyo. I’d take a Peak over any “modern” yoyo (a huge number of which are just trying their very hardest to feel like a Peak on the string anyway).
Not to be derogatory, but its a yoyo for the skilled player, but one who isnt trying to play yoyo to win contests.


#7

Peaks are good yoyos. Don’t know what yall are talking about…

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c285/pereiranick/3445904297_7a049783e91.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c285/pereiranick/3080985271_50fdd0402b.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c285/pereiranick/3186140213_0323721752.jpg


(DOGS) #8

I don’t get what the crap is wrong with some of you people if you’re worrying that a C bearing, silicone response, full metal yoyo isn’t “modern” enough.

Yeah, you could be getting a much cheaper Peak, or three, with that money. If you’re a player, you’re likely not looking for the prime ones anyway, so why bring that into your point?


#9

Yes and no. Yes, they are good, and fun to play. But no, because there are countless yoyos that are far better.


#10

They play about as well as whatever you tie them to.


#11

Honestly, while I love the feel of a Peak, just the way it plays isn’t enough to justify the hype and extreme mark up.


#12

Peaks are so much fun to play, really sad they are that expensive on the BST and that CLYW stopped producing them…

I like to have fun with my throws, 100% performance yoyos are kind of boring to me.


#13

The reason they’re so much fun to play with is because there is so much hype surrounding them and because they’re not a yoyo you see every day. If the peak was released today without all of the clyw hype, it would be passed over as a rather mediocre yoyo. I’d take a classic over a peak any day.

Recognize the peak for the history it has, but don’t think its great just because its expensive and collectible.


#14

In other words: you like yoyos that suck


#15

Gotta like the guy who accuses people of not liking the yoyos they say they do.
I bought one in '06, could you tell me whether I liked it then or not? I’m having issues deciding and your input would be indispensable.


#16

If the peak sucks then yes I like yoyos that suck… Does perfection = good???


#17

No it just doesn’t make sense. You pay an absurd premium for a yoyo not as good as one 1/4 the price.


#18

Not as good? Says who? You? Who are you? Why do you get to decide what yoyos play well or not?


#19

Same goes for you. :o


#20

Wait! So its all a matter of personal opinion and what you yourself like in a yoyo?! Huh, go figure.