I kind of feel like YYF is being chastised for the price of this yoyo, because they have over and aver again done exactly that! Now they do something a bit off the beaten path for them, and everybody jumps on their case for price gouging, because it goes against peoples perception of them. Really should be opposite, if you think about it.
YoyoGeezer, I’ve gotten the impression that you have had no problem paying premium prices for YYR yoyos for example.
I also think that the inclusion of premium axle and bearing, can add up to something more than the sum of it’s parts. I have a couple of Ti yoyos from one maker, and I love them, but was a bit surprised, and a bit disappointed to discover that they came with 8-Ball Center Tracks in them. Even if I couldn’t tell the difference at my level, I still would think that when paying $200-$300 for a yoyo, it should have premium parts. I think I’ll have to try out something nicer in them. Again, I’m not so great a player, but Evan certainly thought it made a big difference.
I’d also like to add my opinion about the colors. The colors are simple, but I think the yoyo looks elegant and beautiful. It’s pretty typical to start with a run of simple colors…