I was playing with my CLYW Cliff and noticed that it was quieter then my other throws. I thought the bearing was the reason. I put the bearing into my OD 54 and the bearing from the 54 into the Cliff. The 54 was loud and the Cliff was still silent no matter which bearing was in it.
I speculate that the weight ring and shape of the Cliff reduces the effect of ringing that the bellshaped 54 naturally has. My Summit also seems to be rather loud no matter what bearing I run in it.
Of course the noise doesn’t bother me. As long as the yoyo plays fun I could care less! My wife on the other hand has decreed that only the Cliff can be played in the same room as her. LOL
Are there other yoyo’s out there that just seem to run quieter? I am asking about metals only.