I’ve really learned lately how important the right gap width is for a yoyo.
I had a JT FiReal version 1 and I thought (and still do think) that it is an excellent yoyo. I just purchased a version 2 FiReal in which the only real difference is that the gap is narrower, and it has blown me away how much better it is. It feels like the handbrake had been taken off. It translates the power of your throw into spin far more easily, has a far better feel in play and, of course, binds much tighter.
Similarly, I have an original Werrd Tre which is an outstanding performer and has a narrow gap. The 2013 model has a much wider gap, and it was apparent quite quickly how a lot of the power and character has been sucked right out of the yoyo due to this change.
I used to look at the gap width of yoyos I buy to see if it was at least 4.5mm because I thought it would handle complex trick with multiple wraps better. Now I know that this doesn’t always mean it will perform better overall. Gap width is a very important thing to get balanced just right to get what is desired for performance and feel
Anyway, not sure what you are all meant to post here, I just wanted to share this. Lol.