Intermediate - need yoyo advice


#1

Hi, so i got a yo-yo a few weeks ago a Duncan bumble bee. Its pretty cool but im finding it hard to do string tricks with.

I was wondering if anyone had any advice about an intermediate yo-yo for string tricks ? (not to pricey say $40-60). Also i live in the UK so i dunno were to get it either if any1 has any advice on that, so far all i found was amazon.co.uk (but i didnt look very hard :smiley: )

Thanks in advance.


(SR) #2

A good yo-yo to start out for string tricks is maybe a Velocity or a popular Dark Magic. Take a look at my yo-yo guide for more info: http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,4309.0.html

Hope everything works out!


(Yo!It'sMatt) #3

Or you can wait for the new YYF plastic releases! :smiley:


(POLLO YOYO) #4

you should try the dark magic it can be responsive and unresponsive by thightening or loosening the gap on it


(JonasK) #5

I highly suggest read this:

And if you are buying yoyos in the UK, ready the PM you are getting in a short while.


#6

Welcome to the YoYoExpert Forums, Volatile! We hope you like it here, as there are many nice members. :slight_smile:

The price range you are looking for would provide the following:

Dark Magic, New Breed, X-ConVict, Hitman, Hybrid Hitman, Black Knight, Speeder, and Sigma Blade Zwei.

The Dark Magic is known for it’s intermediate-advanced play. It features a Hybrid response, one side starburst, one side o-ring, and can be responsive/un-responsive. Long spin times, a bit big, but no worries, metal weight rings, and is a perfect Yo-Yo.

The New Breed is newly designed, almost like the Dark Magic. However, this Yo-Yo is un-responsive. It has silicone o-ring response. It is a very wide Yo-Yo, long spin times, metal weight rings, and smooth on the string.

The X-Convict is designed off of the X-Con. The x-Con is no longer in production, but was prone to cracking. The X-ConVict features long spin times, wide weight rings, a unique shape as well as feel, and a perfect Yo-Yo that is worth it’s price.

The Hitman is almost like the X-ConVict. The only difference is it is 2.5 grams lighter, and 1mm bigger in diameter. It comes in Hybrid, or double o-ring. Both can be responsive/un-responsive. It has a comforting feel, and has long spin times, weight rings, and a fun Yo-Yo to play with.

The Black Knight is more of a round Yo-Yo. It plays amazing, and is very worth it to be in every collection. It has weight rings, and a cool shape/feel.

The Speeder is my favorite. It has long spin times, the Yo-Yo record holder for the longest sleeper, :o thin weight rings, a more narrower feel, Hybrid response, and is more prone to cracking where the bearing seat is. It is still a stunning Yo-Yo.

The Sigma blade Zwei was designed for 3A, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a good 1A player, either. It has nearly the same features as the Speeder.


#7

Taken off my buying guide for you: (The same one Pheenix linked)

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/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/dark-magic/dark-magic-small.jpg
Next, the YoYoJam Hitman: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/hitman/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/hitman/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

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

A great yoyo designed by Johnnie Delvalle, the YoYoJam X-Convict: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/x-convict/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/x-convict/yo-yo-thumb.jpg
Like small yoyos? Try the YoYoJam Mini-Motu: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/mini-motu/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/mini-motu/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

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/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyofactory/grind-machine/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

The YoYoJam Legacy: http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/legacy/
http://yoyoexpert.com/product/yoyojam/legacy/yo-yo-thumb.jpg

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:


#8

Wow thanks for the quick response guys.

I have decided to go for the Dark Magic :smiley: .

Cant wait for it to arrive so I can start practicing.


#9

Good choice. :wink:


(Yo!It'sMatt) #10

You will not be disappointed. ;]