Judging from the fact that only 15 models of looping yoyos show up in the YYE webstore, and that all of them are plastic and are the same exact shape, one might easily get the impression that the 2A looping yoyo has reached its evolutionary peak. That manufacturers aren’t pushing the envelope of looping yoyo design in innovative new directions because there are none to push into. The form has become fully optimized for the function.
Would that be an accurate assessment?
If not, then why do non-looping yoyo models outnumber looping models by a couple of orders of magnitude? Is it because the market for them is so much smaller (i.e., relatively fewer 2A players buying them)? Or is it because the looping yoyo has been perfected and there’s virtually no way to meaningfully differentiate one $15 model from another, and so very few companies bother to delve into that space?