Duncan Raptor, Metal Drifter, Metal Zero


#1

Which is better, the Duncan Raptor, Metal Drifter, or Metal Zero?


#2

raptor by far imo. what are your preferences though? there is no best yoyo, its what you like.


#3

This is no contest in my book.

  1. Raptor

  2. Drifter

  3. Metal Zero


#4

The Raptor is a fine yo-yo. The metal zero isn’t. Get the Raptor.


#5

I have seen and used a raptor and drifter go for the raptor it’s 5 times better than the drifter


#6

I agree with this on almost every thread about choosing between different yo-yos. Not this time. The Duncan Raptor is an excellent yo-yo. The Drifter is just okay. The Metal Zero is a doorstop IMO. (and I’m never critical of any yo-yo out there.)

And I hate to be contrary with YYE, but my Raptor was never semi-responsive from the moment I opened the package. Completely unresponsive on the first throw. Maybe mine was unique. Duncan’s website makes a point of calling the Raptor an unresponsive yo-yo.

Get the Raptor. It’s a great yo-yo for it’s price bracket.


#7

I have the Raptor. I got one recently. I also have a Metal Drifter. I don’t have a Metal Zero.

I need to clean the bearing again in my Metal Drifter. It’s an older one that uses spacers. My son’s is a newer one that does not use spacers and after a good bearing cleaning, it’s dead unresponsive.

The Raptor, well, the bearing was choked with grease. I popped in a YYJ Speed Bearing as a temporary fix and it’s much better. It may be short on frills, but it delivers where and how you need it. Under-rated, under-appreciated, and now one is under my watchful eye as part of my collection. Yeah, for $40, I’m highly recommending this to anyone, probably one of the best under $40 metals period.


#8

I like more light, floaty yoyos. But I’m still pretty new to yoyoing.


#9

Thanks guys.