Pretty sure Pelican was machined in China too. It’s one of their latest releases 2018 and 2019) so post move to machining there.
Honestly though, that should be as relevant as where the carbowrd for the box was sourced from…
Not only has Asian manufacturing gotten much much better, but Jake (the owner of G2) is awesome with the quality control-almost to the point of obsessive. You’re not going to get a throw from them with any flaw that you might attribute to Chinese production. They’ve earned their reputation as far as I can tell.
I’m very new to this hobby, but I’ve got 2 banshees, both 2018, both made in China, and I promise you theyre definitely not wonky or cheap feeling at all. They’re probably my favorite out of my collection. I’ve got a 2sick, a One Drop, one from Recess, and about 10 other yoyos, and none of them, although some are made in this country, are any different in quality than my Chinese G2’s.
I’d say go for it without reservation. I love mine, and Ill definitely be buying more eventually. Top notch