My collection is small, the only yoyos I have experience playing with are the shutter, chief, genesis with hubstacks, and the yyf one (if you count that). Anyways, I got to go to the NY yoyo contest and while i was there I seized every chance I had to try out new yoyos. I have been a little confused about the feelings of “fast” and “floaty”, (i sometimes get the impression that these terms are antonyms). I hoped to establish a better conception of the differences between the two from my experience at he contest. I think I did to a certain degree. However, I still do not feel that I have a firm grasp on the subject. (I feel that i have a good understanding of “solid” but feel free to give your thoughts on the issue because other player like me may not know)
For example, at the contest I tried out a one drop cascade fresh out the box. My first impression of the yoyo was that it was super floaty. After looking up the highspeedyoyo review, it seemed like the general consensus on the yoyo was that it was more towards the fast end of things. Is this yoyo more fast, floaty, or in the middle? I may have been thrown off by a few other things when trying out the cascade though. The 10 ball bearing was much smoother than what I was used to using, the string was thinner, lighter, softer, and more bouncy, and the yoyo was smaller in diameter.
I’m asking that if you have a lot of experience with a wide variety if yoyos, please leave a reply with your opinion on the subject and whether you know if the yoyos I have are more fast or floaty (along with the cascade). If you can, please also list a few yoyos that are known to be either very fast or floaty, not in between or flexible between the two feelings. This will hopefully allow myself and anyone wondering the same thing to be able to recognize fast vs floaty and help them establish their preferences.
Thanks in advance!
I’m the same person who posted the topic “rim weight vs center weight”. I’ve been yoyoing for about 10 months now and I think that many people in my boat are like me: I am an intermediate player who only has a few yoyos to draw experience from and I find a lot of conflicting opinions about yoyos. These opinions are about parts of yoyo play that I feel should be a little less subjective, like my rim weight vs center weight post. I feel that the knowledge of what the upsides of certain features in yoyo construction are should be more easily accessible to newer players. That’s why I’m posting these topics and will probably continue to in the future. If you have a “blank vs. blank” question/topic you have been wondering about, please post it to the forum where we can all discuss it openly. Also, I know that such debates can get heated at times, so let’s all try to remember that we are here for the fun of it.