Intermediate - need yoyo advice

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 (but i didnt look very hard :smiley: )

Thanks in advance.

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:,4309.0.html

Hope everything works out!

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

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

I highly suggest read this:

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

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.

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:
Next, the YoYoJam Hitman:

Up after that, a good precedent to the Speedmaker, the YoYoJam Speeder!:

A great yoyo designed by Johnnie Delvalle, the YoYoJam X-Convict:
Like small yoyos? Try the 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:

The 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:

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.

Good choice. :wink:

You will not be disappointed. ;]