|Help| Buying yoyo


#1

i need an addvice about dv888 vs. vellocity,
i’m a biginner and i want a good preformence yoyo that will stay long with low cost and this is my choice, and im broke but if i try i can get the money, what do u say?


#2

Get the dv888 then.

I can’t say anything bad about the Velocity. I don’t have either item. But, if I had to choose, the dv888 should last a lot longer and be the better way to go. Only bad thing is:
Do you know how to bind? If not, then Velocity since it has an adjustable response.

But, if you’re broke, try this winning combo:
Since you’re looking at YYF, look at the ONE. It comes with a responsive bearing installed, and if you get the package with the second bearing, when you’re ready to move up, take out the slimmer bearing and put in the non-responsive bearing and you’re good to go. $10+shipping+get bulk Slick6 or 100% poly strings for $11 more(white). Want a second? Get a WHIP, but it’s non-responsive only, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as you can bind.

So, your budget can be as low as $26 or so for a ONE with the second bearing(don’t get the DVD package) for $9.99, 100 bulk 100% poly strings for $10.99 and around another $5 to get it to you. Pop in a Whip and add another $9.99 to the total.

But, if you can get the money, dv888.

What are you throwing right now?


#3

Back when I was a beginner…ha! I still am! Anyway, my first yoyo was a YYF Protostar. To this date (a year later) it is my go to yoyo for learning new tricks and just playing around. I think it is a great beginner intermediate yoyo. Very forgiving with learning too. I bought a DV888 when it first came out and was super excited to get it. When I did, I didn’t really like it all that well and traded it at last year’s world’s for an 08 888 B stock which is my current favorite.

My recommendation is to skip the DV888 until you get into the advanced tricks on here then if you want to try a metal then go for it. In the mean time I think you will be great with the Protostar. I don’t know the velocity so I can’t really comment on it.

Also yes, learn how to bind. Your going to want to know that anyway down the road. When my protostar came in, I almost called the company I ordered it from to tell them it was broke haha. Don’t make that same mistake! Ask if you have any more questions.

Oh one more thing. I was told by many people like Studio said you may want to go with a cheap plastic to learn on. (The protostar is a more expensive plastic) but less than the DV888. I think…the reasoning by learning on a cheap plastic is that once you can learn and land tricks on a cheaper plastic, moving to a more sturdy, longer sleeping, metal or higher end plastic, it will become a heck of a lot easier and you’ll have a good jump on everyone. Not sure if that makes sense. I didn’t go that route, but you may want to consider it.


#4

IMHO I wouldnt pass up a dv888 Ive got one and want another


#5

For my 2 cents see below:

I started learning unresponsive play on a Lyn Fury and a Dark Magic. I eventuallt siliconed my Lyn and still carry it around. I don’t know where your skill lies but anything you pick could work for you. I found it easier to learn early on with my Dark Magic but once I sorted out binding and some preliminary tricks they were not trouble on the Lym either. I never tried a Velocity but I’ve had 2 DV888s and they are very solid performers that could last you well into your yoyo journey.


#6

I have both and I don’t care for the Velocity and I love my DV888!


#7

as said above

velocity is outdated, get a one instead if you want a cheap, plastic, yet good yoyo

DV888 is one of the very bests metals you can get for under $100, the ones who would tell you otherwise are biased

so nothing to compare here

you want a plastic, go for a “one” if you’re on a budget, otherwise, northstar, protostar, starlite
if you want responsive, get a FHZ (duncan free hand zero), I dislike it but people recommend it, so try it if you feel like you want to

if you get a DV888 you will NEVER be able to blame the yoyo for tricks you can’t do, it can handle anything you throw at it.


#8

if your a beg. velocity is a great choice.that was my first good throw still use it till this day i have had it for a year now and still love it


#9

thx guys, you helped me alot, thx for the expert team.
and i’m not yoyoing yet :slight_smile:
i’m new at the forum and i see here a good community, good advices, sincere advices. and…
i decided i’ll go with the dv888 sound perfect for me, high performance yoyo, capable high string tricks.
thx alot you just made me a happy man :slight_smile:


#10

Velocity is a cheap, old, young for new yoyoers. But Dv888 could be a tad too far. If you’re gonna do beginner tricks on it, maybe you need to re-think. Bind is all you need to even throw a Dv888 but to really play and enjoy it needs some skill. Try DM2. It has a responsive bearing if you wanna go responsive or otherwise not.

But if you’re gonna get a Dv888, I’m gonna go for it, get a Raptor instead.
Raptor is extremely smooth on the string, glides like a baby in a lubed cradle, comes with 2 removable caps for different weight, feel, and speed of play, also includes 2 extra sets of response system, comes in many colors, has a nice laser engraving on each side, plays everything, IMO just as good if not better than 100$ ones. It just is irresistible, so stable and smooth on your hand, a perfect comfortable shape for a good throw, no awkward angles, and…and…oh Lord.

And many people have claimed to say that it is smoother than the Dv888, and it just


#11

I did not really like the dv888 much at all. Just make sure to use it over carpet, as a begginer you are sure to bang it on the ground, so why not avoid unnecessary dings?


#12

Who cares about carpet. Just go throw and have fun doin it. Dings are Dings…big deal.


#13

One way to conquer the pain fo dings is to satin the rim. Then old dings will become a part of design and new dings after the satin will be almost invisible.


#14

Hurts hand when grinding.


#15

Yeah, dings are no big deal. They happen. It makes your yoyos unique to you.
But with that said, there’s still one yoyo I have that I only throw over carpet, and that’s a signed joexann genesis.


#16

It’s already been mentioned, but I have to back up the protostar. I recently got one and I can’t put it down. It’s capable of handling any trick in my intermediate skill set. I couldn’t be more pleased with how it plays. It does require binding but overall it is a professional plastic that won’t break the bank or make you cry if it gets scratched! Hope this helps:)


#17

grind them away, that’s what I do on my beaters. just get my wife fingernails grinder and I smooth them out, takes a few seconds


#18

hi guys, finally got the DV888 good yoyo, i know im abigginer but i manage to control perfectly over 4 days: budda’s revege mr zippy, matrix, tli hops,ripcord, mecbride roller coster and much more.
igot gifted hands :slight_smile:
the dv is great. having fun with it, bangged it couple of times on the floor, got a several small dings,anyway happy aboute buying it it is capable of doing so much more, and im happy i didnt start with begginer yoyos and got wild.
thx for any tips helped me alot