I took up yoing in 1998 and stopped around 2002.
I’ve had bumblebees, henrys vipers, superyo renegades, yyj doc pop super spinfaktors (my fave to date).
I tried to get back into yoing a few years ago and bought a difeyo gto. I learnt to bind fine, but didn’t really like the feel of this yo. Couldn’t tell the yoyo was spinning even though it would sleep for ages (maybe this is what i have read as being too floaty?). I preferrd the feel of the doc pop as you could tell when you had thrown a solid sleeper and the yo felt heavier!
I would say i am an intermediate to advanced player.
I have a £35 limit and can get a yyj dm2, sr-71, cerberus, but i have read a lot of good things about the dv888 etc.
I think the yyj lines appeal as you get a responsive and unresponsive bearing, but i primarily want something which sleeps for ages and is best for string tricks requiring a wide gap (i.e. can be loaded with string and wont slow much), and plays fastish and smooth with little wobble and is forgiving on the not so perfect throws(!). I do not mind whether the yo is a bit on the bigger side or regular size if it means the yo plays better and i’ll be landing more and more complicated tricks.
Any help appreciated