I think the best way to describe the DM yoyos is the most logical, obvious way. Using another sites’ rational, it will put things into a better understanding.
The ‘other’ site started a Fund drive to help them fascilitate the building of Special Yoyo. A Yoyo that they could buy that would be the exact same Yoyo used in their trick videos. So that the buyers of these yoyos would know they had the same exact Yoyo capable of executing the tricks in the tutorials.
I didn’t buy into the ‘necessity factor of that’, but would have to agree it might be a way to at least not be able to ‘blame the Yoyo’ if you can’t do a trick, lol.
That logic was not Andres’ intention, but you can see a few positive parallels. Andre does tricks from the very basic to Expert/Master, levels. And he does them all very easily with Dark Magic yoyos. And, he makes them look Easy. Unintentionally proving that All these tricks can be done on Dark Magics.
So if nothing else, think of the DMs’ as Utility yoyos. Yoyo ladder trick yoyos. Functional learning tools.
No doubt there are better playing yoyos that cost less. And there also yoyos that cost more for no apparent reason.
The Dm2 is not my favorite Yoyo. And it is not my carry Yoyo. It is not even my favorite Yoyojam Yoyo. But it is a very good Yoyo. And is the signature model of the guy that has generously posted up a Ton of tricks that are free to view, endlessly on his Yoyoexpert site.
When I buy or use a DM, I think about how many thousands of them have been sold and how many thousands of people have watched and learned the tricks that Andre does with the same yoyos.
The Yoyo has ‘history’. It is not a Show Horse, it is a Work Horse. And what it does, it does quite well.