Hey yye! New around here but am loving the yoyo community in general and figured I’d try to get some more input on what presents a good value throw to newer players as I’m working to try an assortments of shapes and sizes to really find my preferences. I’m heading into my 3rd week of joining the hobby and am practicing plastic whip at the moment!
At the moment my collection is:
Mod44 d bearing (en route to me)
138 (am buying this 100%)
Assassin has been my favourite so far. It’s quite maneuverable, easily pocketed, durable, binds well, and is just overall fun. It feels a little more laid back than the rest of my throws while still spinning forever and being pretty stable.
I’m hoping to try some normal sized organics at the moment but am just looking for recommendations in general on what I should be watching out for (which black Friday deals I should be hopping on etc). My current interest list is:
Panorama (wondering if 138 will play similarly)
I’ve seen lots of other yo-yos that have that piqued my interest but it’s so tough to figure out what is worthwhile. So the overall question is, knowing I am enjoying floaty/laid back play but still performant, what are your recommendations of yoyos to watch for?
I should mention that at 75 dollars, assassin is the most I’ve spent on a throw and I’m not looking to move too much above that in any one yoyo. I know I’m gonna scuff them and don’t really want to do that to something more expensive. More durable metals (not Ti or Mg unless it’s a stupidly good deal) are a nice bonus though.
Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear your thoughts.
PS: it’s worth noting that in Canadian. After paying shipping, duties, conversion fees, and brokerage fees, it can make it difficult to compete with people reselling in the US when I have to pay extra to ship it back also, so I’m doing my best to collect throws I will play.