Something I hadn’t mentioned in my original post because it doesn’t seem to be a big issue. But many of us found out a few years back a very positive advantage of certain markings on yo-yos.
There were some bootleg Yoyorecreation yo-yos popping up here and there:sold, traded, etc…
The YYR Boots were actually pretty well machined. Well enough to fool some folks. And there were some Yoyojam Hitman bootlegs circulating, also.
Fortunately, both were pretty easy to spot. Once you knew what to look for.
First on the Hitman, the side caps were kinda sloppy. And Yoyojam side caps were always sharp and never sloppy, blurry.
And more interesting yet. The Yoyorecreation lettering(on marked yo-yos) is always very precise and clearly readable.
The ‘Boots’ had lettering that was not cut as sharp and was fuzzy looking around the edges.
So, the general consensus after these discoveries was that yo-yos with intricate and clean markings are much more difficult for bootleggers to perfect copies.
Anyway… when I started this topic, I expected some good responses. But I never thought the topic would elicit such interesting views and such a spectrum of thoughts on the matter.
I’m sure there will be more input on this subject. But I just wanted to thank everybody that chimed in with their views.
Nothing like a good discussion…