I need a starter.

I know quite a bit about yoyos, but I’m a total n00b when it comes to actually doing anything.

Can anybody suggest a good starter for me?

Well, welcome to the Forums. I’d say start with some tricks. What tricks can you do? Don’t hesitate to ask for help. If you find you need a better yo-yo than shop here. The choices are limited, but this site has the lowest shipping fee in the US and the package gets to your door within 2-3 days.

Try learning the basic mounts then build up to the other tricks. Find a good style that you like and stick to it. You will be an eXpert in no time.

~Spin On!

Sure, how about a Velocity, Lyn Fury, or Kickside? Pick one, throw, lather, rinse, repeat.

i would suggest a legacy for you. it will grow with you and allow you do do plenty of tricks. you will need to learn to bind first but its easy enough. you will pick it up in no time.

I wouldnt, that is a “Gateway” yoyo, for imtermediate, I would go with a Lyn,Velocity, or Kickside, all good yoyos that you can use throughout your yoyoing life. (I use my Lyn for my main player when i can do most master tricks on this site)

Time for some linkage. Here is a buying guide thing from my YoYo Guide. Treat it as it applies to you: (Note: There is also information in there regarding string and lube which can also be needed upon a first purchase)

[b][i]First timer? Learning to throw? Can you already throw, and are just working on tricks? Are you advanced and ready for the next step? Or are you an expert, and just want to see the choices for you? Check this out!

First Thrower:
There are several good yoyos out there. First of all, you will want to learn how to get a good throw, and sleeper. This yoyo is right for you. It can give you god control of the yoyo, and will teach you how to throw: http://yoyonation.com/product.php?productid=16165&cat=0&page=1

I have a good throw - What next?
At this point, there are several good yoyos out there for you. Most people will recommend the YoYoJam Plastic yoyos, and that is a great start for you! Here they are:

The YoYoJam Kickside: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/kickside/

The YoYoJam Lyn Fury: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/lyn-fury/

The YoYoJam Journey: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/journey/

And possibly the best choice, and one of the best beginner yoyos of all time, and one heck of an advanced player as well, The YoYoFacory Velocity: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/velocity/

I am more advanced, and I feel I need something more:

In this case, there are several yoyos for you. If you want an upgrade, YoYoJam Bi-Metals are for you! Check out some of the great yoyos here:

First, the very popular YoYoJam Dark Magic: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/dark-magic/

Next, the YoYoJam Hitman: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/hitman/

Up after that, a good precedent to the Speedmaker, the YoYoJam Speeder!: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/speeder/

A great yoyo designed by Johnnie Delvalle, the YoYoJam X-Convict: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/x-convict/

Like small yoyos? Try the YoYoJam Mini-Motu: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/mini-motu/

However, there is also a variety of high-quality plastic yoyos NOTE these plastic yoyos will require a bind return to get it back to your hand, as do the Bi-Metal YoYoJams after time.

The YoYoFactory Plastic Grind Machine: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/grind-machine/

The YoYoJam Legacy: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/legacy/

These yoyos are really all you need. You may want a metal, and that is okay, but these yoyos can preform the same tricks.

Remember, a metal yoyo won’t make you a better player. Still, if you want to buy them, look below:

Well, I want to look into buying metals. What now?

Well, there are several good all-metal YoYo Manufacturers out there. I feel it is out of my duty to pick the yoyos for you, so I will simply name some good yoyo companies that make great all-metal yoyos.

Caribou Lodge YoYoWorks (CLYW)


There are several more, but those are the main companies that spring to mind.

Strings, Lube, and Bearings

Don’t forget - You will always need string. Usually, there are many different varieties of string. You will first notice about the string is the material. In most occasions, cotton will be a horrible choice for you because it breaks easily and doesn’t last as long. We recommend you use either 100% Polyester Strings, or 50% Cotton and 50% Polyester string. They last longer, and are better for doing the new style of complex string tricks shown here at YoYoExpert. If you want to buy string, check here: Note Right now YoYoExpert doesn’t have 100 packs of string, and they only have 5 packs. Don’t worry - over time, they will have 100 packs of string.

Lube is not as needed, but is a good edition to have. If you want professional YoYo Lube, try some YoYoJam lube. If you want less response on your yoyo, use Thin Lube, however if you want more response, use Thick Lube.

Thin Lube: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/thin-lube/

Thick Lube: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/thick-lube/

Here is a video to show you how to apply luberication to your yoyo bearing: http://yoyoexpert.com/learn/410-maintenance-lube.html

You are all set to make your first purchase!

I dont think that brain will be good, Yes, it will teach you how to throw but it won’t last you very long. I think Velocity, Lynfury or kickside will last longer.

Thats only a first thrower

I may go Velocity since it seems to be the popular choice for this. :slight_smile: